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Paw Paw Wheat - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Ratings: 228
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 4
Gots: 36 | FT: 7
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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: xdefeatsy on 12-09-2013

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Ratings: 228 | Reviews: 35
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3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The Paw Paw Wheat is a much bigger beer than I expected when I opened it. The beer poured a cloudy golden with 1/2 finger thick white head that is not lacing much. The scent has a scent grain base with mellow fruit tinge. The taste definitely has wheat with mild apricot flare. The mouthfeel is full body with smooth carbonation. Overall this is a good beer but at 9% abv it would be a tough session. I was impressed that there was not much abv punch that some big beers contain.

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4.3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is a very unique beer that works. It is so easy drinking that I would call it a date rape drug.

It pours light orange with a fine head. The aroma is faintly fruity. The taste, on the other hand, is more fruity, and uniquely so. It has a sort of melon taste, more subtle than most fruit. There are hints of yeast in there. It is a smooth drinking beer - very refreshing yet complex.

The aftertaste eventually produces an alcohol burn - it is a delayed reaction. Overall, the booze is hidden so well that it is hard to believe this is as strong as it is, but you can feel it in your brain.

This is highly recommended, but the price is a bit out of this world. I lived in Athens from 1974-1978 and at that time the cost of one bottle of this would have left you staggering around uptown. I think I bought cases of beer for close to this. But it's sort of worth it.

This marks the end of my 1000th review at BeerAdvocate.com. I want to thank the bros for the great place to track my beer drinking hobby. I hope I can do a thousand more.

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3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Light straw yellow with a 1/8 inch head. Slight sticky lacing.

Smell - Light tropical/floral fruits. A little wheat along with some yeasty sugars.

Taste - First sip is really strong, acidic with some alcohol backbone. Unique fruit flavor, im guessing its the paw paw. Semi sweet, a little acidic and smooth. Added yeasty sugars, some spices and maybe a little coriander/ orange peel. Wheat malt backbone along with some alcohol in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Paw paw fruit is upfront along with some spices on the tongue. Palate gets more tropical fruits, wheat and malts. Aftertaste is semi sweet fruity, wheat and some alcohol.

Overall - What a nice,, big, strong wheat beer. The paw paw is a interesting fruit, and id love to try again in another beer. Still smooth, easy to drink, especially for a 9% beer. Cant wait to try on tap.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.28/5  rDev +12.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.8/5  rDev 0%

A soft tropical nose gets pushed aside by grassy, almost astringent wheat, followed by hints of banana taffy. As it warms, the flavors blend and the wheat softens into fresh bread.

Melons, mango, ripe cantaloupe, sliced bananas fruit bowl with wheat crackers. Solid body for a wheat beer. ABV is completely hidden. Slides across the tongue. Short finish.

Since the fruit in this beer a subtle melange of flavors, it's a pretty enjoyable, drinkable take on this style. The higher ABV provides some beef to the body and turns it into more of a cocktail wheat to be slowly consumed.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I love the fact that you can buy these now around the state in a 375 ml bottle, a paw paw fruit spiked imperial wheat ale weighs in at 9% abv. Poured into my new Weyerbacher chalice, hazy golden orange glowing bright body with a pristine finely carbonated white head. Aromatics offer up tart citrus, mango like notes, wild tropical fruit notes with the sharp wheat additions weighing in as well. As it warms up a bit it really weighs in with more tropical fruits like pineapple, ripened banana, and more mango notes even a bit of passionfruit. Flavors are juicy ripened fruits across the board a bit of honeydew melon, mango, citrus fruits, and more tart pineapple the yeast provides minimal spiciness a bit of bready yeast notes with some dryness and alcohol just slightly leaves it's mark on the palate. Mouthfeel is medium bodied a touch of residual sugars left on the palate post fermentation, even carbonation carries it all pretty well. Overall a very sweet beer that highlights the paw paw fruit quite nicely I'd like to track some down to see what it tastes like unadulterated by any booze that this big wheat beer provides.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.28/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.32/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

375ml bottle poured into Speigelau glass

A: dirty star color, hazy, almost no head whatsoever

S: getting a coriander and a touch of honey with an over ripe fruit smell a little banana

T: a lot like the nose honey, coriander, banana, over ripe fruit almost a little stone fruit taste

M: fairly light feel a little syrupy maybe because of the low carbonation

O: I have never had the paw paw fruit that this was brewed with but as far as a wheat beer this isn't too bad. I don't think I'd buy it again though for the cost per bottle.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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Paw Paw Wheat from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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