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Bourbon Berry Grove - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

89 Ratings
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 13.38%
Wants: 78
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Wheatwine |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: rhinos00 on 12-07-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 89 | Reviews: 38
Reviews by csmiley:
Photo of csmiley
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle 115 of 192. Purchased 12/4/10 at the brewery. Bottle states 11.5% abv

A - Color is a dark and murky sienna with the edges starting to lean toward brown. Some light gets through but not much. The light brown head just covers the top and disappears fairly quickly. Surprisingly, some light lace stays behind in the glass after each sip.

S - Malt and dark fruit are at the forefront of the aroma with notes of plum, cherry, raisin, and bread dough. These are followed by vanilla and a light bit of alcohol. At 12%, the alcohol is covered quite well in the aroma. The tail end reveals some oak and light berry / fruitiness. Really quite pleasant.

T - Dark fruit stands out the most. Cherry easily takes the lead with fig coming in close behind. Alcohol is much more pronounced in the flavor. It's very warm but it works pretty good with the other flavors. The berry aspect comes through more in the flavor that the aroma. Hints of blueberry and strawberry come and go midway to end. Occasionally there is a light woody flavor but it gets hard to pick up ongiven the all the other strong aspects of the flavor. As it warms the blueberry really starts to come through.

M - It's medium bodied and could almost be considered light for the style. Carbonation is very light (almost too light) and lends a characteristic that seems to make it somewhat smooth. Finish is big and fruity. It absolutely wrecks the palate.

O - Overall all I like this beer. It wasn't quite what I was expecting given the fact it's made with cherries and blueberries but it's very good nonetheless. For a bourbon barrel aged wheatwine of this stature, I'm very pleased with the ease of each sip. One bottle should do it for most. The 12% just creeps up on you. Still, I'd definitely have this again without question. For those thinking of trying it, this does come across as a brew that is pretty heavy on the bourbon. The combination and balance of flavors work out to produce a fine beverage in my humble opinion.

More User Reviews:
Photo of thagr81us
3.35/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks goes out to Mississipping for sharing this one during StayWhatYouAre2’s pre-wedding tasting! Thanks Ian! Bottle 92 of 180! Infected??? Served from bottle into a Boulevard tulip. Poured a deep brown with a three finger tan head that subsided to two fingers very slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, pineapple, coconut, cherry, and funk. The flavor was of sweet malt, fruit, sour, tart, vanilla, cherry, funk, earth, and peanut. It had a light feel on the palate with massively high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly decent brew. A part of me thinks this one was infected. I’m not sure what the flavors were they were shooting for here, but just based on the carbonation alone I would cry infection. After each sip, the liquid would turn to foam on your palate almost instantly. Just glad I wasn’t taking large sips or I might have suffocated due to the carbonation formed in my mouth. I really would have loved to try this one un-infected, but you have to take what the brew gives you.

Photo of bluejacket74
4.37/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle, 2010 batch, bottle #117 of 192. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a dark reddish/brown color with a half inch light tan head. Not much head retention or lacing, but it's still a nice looking brew. Aroma is sweet and boozy, the brew smells like bourbon, vanilla, oak, cherries, honey and blueberries. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like bourbon, honey, berries, dark fruit, caramel, and oak. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's creamy and a bit coating with low/moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good, it's smooth and goes down easy enough. The alcohol does pack a punch later on, but it's still an easy brew to drink! I think it's pretty good, but then I don't think I've had anything from Jackie O's that hasn't been good. Definitely recommended.

Photo of FeDUBBELFIST
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bomber to tulip
Bottle #101/1192
Sampled 17JUN12

Thanks to Alex for this bottle from a trade more than a year ago.

[A] Less than a 1/2 finger tan head rises and fades without sustained retention. A creamy crescent shaped collar remains, however, throughout the course. The pour is darker than expected, plum colored with a chestnut brown hint and bright ruby highlights when backlit. Clarity is impressive. Wavy patterns and random dots of lace cling to the glass or slide down slowly.

[S] Clean bourbon impresses upon the nose first and is then backed by a layer of sweet, dark fruits becoming more apparent as the temperature rises. The same can be said for the oak. The actual fruits aromas are clearly noticeable, but aren't as easy to identify on the nose as they were on the palate. The initial heat wears off and is much less noticeable now than it was at first pour. Light vanilla. Perhaps a dusting of cocoa.

[T] Again, first impressions are of bourbon. But the dark fruit flavor sets in on the back end and provides a lasting impression of cherries and blueberries, which are incorporated exceptionally well. While the honey comes through with restraint, the wheat component is entirely unnoticeable. Tannic oak adds to the drying impression on the finish.

[M] Medium body with a dry, tannic texture - probably thinned out a little by the high ABV. (My bottle lists 11.5% instead of BA's current listing of 12%.)

[O] Bourbon Berry Grove is an impressive Wheatwine and it improves in aroma and flavor with each rise in degree. By the end of the bottle - approaching room temperature - this beer was highly enjoyable. A better mouthfeel would have increased my rating tremendously. Well done Brad.

Photo of mikesgroove
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I loved this beer, served into a pint glass and consumed on 7/9/2011

nice think and dark pour with a huge head of tan that caps the top nicely, but then the aroma hit you, bourbon, vanilla, huge amounts of blueberry and touches of raspberry and oak. the flavors work so well together, complemeting on every sip. warming brings out more sweet notes of vanilla and the fruit finish is simply sublime.

overall another outstanding beer from jackie o, would have no issue with having this one again any day

Photo of oline73
3.1/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a Chimay goblet.

Appearance: The beer pours a murky dark brown with a reddish hue. There is a ton of foamy off white head but it fades pretty quickly to a layer on top of the pour.

Smell: I'm getting a sweet malty note up front with a tartness that probably isn't supposed to be there. The berries and bourbon are there, but this has definitely turned into a fruity dark sour. There is just a touch of vanilla in the background.

Taste: The taste isn't quite as tart as I expected it would be, but there is a dark sour note to it. I'm definitely getting a lot of sweet malt along with some berries. There is a touch of bourbon along with some vanilla. There also seems to be some dark fruit and oak in the taste. The finish is tart and sweet.

Mouthfeel: The body is medium with way too much carbonation, I mean way too much. The finish is a bit dry.

Overall: I didn't hate this beer, which is what I expected. I would have liked to have this one not infected. I guess that should teach me something.

Photo of claspada
3.64/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark ruddy amber color with a short lived off-white head that leaves some spotty lacing if you agitate and swirl the beer.

Aromas begin with, no surprise, a lot of berries. Soon after, however, you get a lot of bourbon, vanilla and quite a bit of charred oak.

The tastes follow the nose with initial cherry and blackberry syrupy juiciness. But then it's all barrel again with vanilla, bourbon and the charred oak flavors which clash with the fruit and wheatwine base.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a low amount of carbonation. Finish is boozy and sweet.

Overall I just don't really like the combination of flavors here. It's also pretty much a bourbon bomb with fruit juice added. Jackie-O's steps up to the plate, swing and miss, as usual.

Photo of DavoleBomb
4.71/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a snifter. 2010 vintage, bottle #126 of 192.

3.0 A: Deep amber mahogany color that looks purple plum when awary from the light. Only about a half finger of frothy off-white head that falls quickly, but does leave some sparse lacing.

4.5 S: Smells wonderful! There's a healthy cherry and blueberry presence right off the bat. Next in line is the bourbon and barrel. Light pleasant oakiness, supple vanilla, leathery bourbon, and no sign of any tannic astringency. Underneath all this, there is plenty of caramel, neutral wheat, and honey. Alcohol is completely undetectable.

5.0 T: Taste is even more impressive. Smooth caramel and neutral wheat to start this off. The cherry and blueberry strike again and the tandem work really well together, but he individual contributions can still be noted. Bourbon is integrated incredibly well. It complements, and complements well, but doesn't dominate. Melon, vanilla, leather, and a light bourbony booze comes from the barrel treatment.

4.5 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Good creaminess. Incredibly smooth for the style. This isn't at all too sweet, too chewy, or too boozy.

5.0 D: This is a stellar beer. No doubts about that. There's so much going on and the ABV is up there, but this drinks as easy as any beer I've ever had. Great flavors without the barrel aging, but that does just enough to put this into the upper echelon of beers. JO's beers usually don't disappoint, but this one exceeds expectations.

Photo of ne0m00re
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Live review of a 22 oz bottle number 150/192, $16.
A: A red--and slightly pink--murky brown with big dark cream bubbles that settled to a thin collar with no lacing.
S: Blueberry, cherry, bourbon, and wood are on the forefront, with a slight honey. Despite being a wheat wine, it comes off like a dark candi sugar with some raisin and wine character. Overall, imagine a woody cherry pie.
T: The fruit character is more "dried," with a woodsy dried cherry and raisin. The earthy, slightly pine hops are interesting on the finish, in a good way. As always with Jackie O's, the bourbon is there like it is in a bourbon-soaked cake... all flavor and less in-your-face burn. This is good.
M: Another Jackie O's trademark... undercarbonation. Thinner mouthfeel is good for the style but the lack of carbonation is a little off-putting.
D: Great. Especially at the ABV it is.

This is a great beer; the aroma and taste is definitely there.

Photo of DaveHS
3.13/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Vintage 2010
Bottle # 15/192
Thanks to kundog18 for this one.

A-Pours ruby/stained redwood color with 1/4 inch of mocha colored head. Leaves spotty, soapy lacing.

S-Loads of bourbon, vanilla, oak, caramel malt. The fruit aromas are throwing me off a little bit. They seem at odds with the bourbon. They just barely peek out from beneath copious bourbon oak, but I can distinctly smell sweet cherries.

T/M-At first there is a sharp booziness, accented by acidic fruit. Then it fades into the requisite lush, soft mouthfeel and copious bourbon oak flavor. The tart, bright fruit note hits again on the back palate, undercutting what would otherwise be a soft, smooth oaky finish. The fruit almost mimics the off flavors of oxidization.

O-A schizophrenic beer that could benefit from some focus. The fruit element doesn't work. It's not enough to stand out, and what little suggestion of it I can find plays in opposition to the bourbon character. This was really disappointing, especially after all the hype.

Photo of Thorpe429
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this bottle up at the release a few months back. Served in a snifter.

Pours a moderate shade of brown with a nice light-tan head with pretty good retention and a bit of lacing. The nose brings forward some fruit and a bit of underlying wheat. Interesting that quite a bit of the base beer comes through. There's some bourbon there as well, though it's certainly not overpowering. The taste is pretty nice, melding the base beer really well with the bourbon and fruit components of the beer. Medium-bodied without any real hint of alcohol. Drinks quite well. I'm not normally a big wheatwine fan at all, but I like what Brad has done with this one.

Photo of jlindros
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Keg from EBF.

Hazy maple brown colored beer with a light head.

Nose definite berry, like Trix berries, sweet malts, caramelized brown sugar, bourbon, oak barrel, and a bit of vanilla.

Taste light bitterness, berry stem earthiness, light caramel, oak barrel, light vanilla, hint tart berry, light bourbon, caramel and toffee, chewy malts. Finish is still sweet, light berry, caramel, buttery oak, toffee, bourbon, hint of booze.

Mouth is med to fuller bodied, just a bit of booze considering 12%, decent carb.

Overall pretty good, another I wish I could get a full bottle to drink, but not sure if I could drink much more, the berry is an interesting contrast to the bourbon wheatwine, but a good drink at least once. The booze is masked well as well.

Photo of AgentZero
3.67/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Brown beer with a tan head that had some decent retention on it.

S - Lots of berry smell. The barrel aging is evident in bourbon, oak, and vanilla primarily. I don't actually think I've smelled a bourbon barrel aged wheatwine before, but the base seems to come through fairly well.

T - Booze is present, beer is a little bit hot. Berries are less evident than the taste, but you can still pick them out. Good amount of barrel coming through here.

M - Medium bodied and pretty smooth.

O - Wheatwine's are often a recipe for disaster, but this one turns out pretty good in the barrel with some nice fruit addition. It's a bit hot, but at 12%, it's not overly so, and may age interestingly.

Photo of Ryan011235
3.72/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Delirium tulip on 12/22/10

Vintage 2010, bottle 149/192

Split with MbpBugeye

Pours brown & settles darker, much like grape juice. Definitely dark for the style. One finger head thinned to a collar & small patch of skimmed foam. Sporadic splotches of lace drip down. Neither remain by the end.

The blueberries are right at the front of the nose, followed by the cherries; these land somewhere closer to tart than sweet. There are some sugary aspects to the aroma with suggestions of other dark fruit, namely raisins. Overtones of concentrated wheat with hints of honey. Subtle wood & vanilla; not much heat.

Bourbon, charred oak & a slight hint of vanilla are more prominent to taste than in the nose but none are overpowering. Sticky, dense wheat & sugars. The berries are more of an afterthought, moving in toward the finish. No distinct honey; it's more of an integrated aspect. As it warms up, the blueberries & cherries impart a juicy aspect.

Medium-full, slick feel. Carbonation is definitely low; it's a slow-moving beer. Finishes with notes of vanilla, berries, wheat & charred oak. Some heat picks as it gets really warm.

This seems odd for a wheatwine; maybe it's more in line with an old ale or strong ale. Nevertheless, it's certainly an interesting beer that has captivating interplay between ingredients.

Photo of TMoney2591
4.42/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a tulip glass.

Big thanks to therealnomayo for this BIFed bottle!

2010, bottle #67/192. Ah, my first Jackie O's beer. Nothing like ancillary hype to make a beer more appealing before it's opened, amiright? We'll see... It pours a clear sunset garnet topped by a finger of tan foam. The nose comprises cherry, light blueberry, honey, very light roasted malts, nutmeg, light bourbon, and caramel. The taste holds notes of honey, brown sugar, sweet cherry, toffee, light bourbon, very light oak, powdered sugar, light rye bread, and light vanilla. The fruit, bourbon, and wheatwine characters all meld together very nicely, each noticeable at all times, while also getting its own spotlight at certain times. The body is a solid medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a syrupy feel. Overall, a great wheatwine, one that actually benefits from the barrel-aging and fruit additions. A real treat.

Photo of womencantsail
3.28/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks for sharing this one, Mark.

A: The beer pours a dark reddish-amber color with a short lived off-white head.

S: Smells pretty nice at first, and you really do get a lot of berry aroma. There is a lot of bourbon and vanilla, and quite a bit of charred oakiness. This last bit intensifies as the beer sits in the glass for a bit and really clashes with the fruit.

T: Quite a strange feeling. It's like drinking vanilla and cherry-blueberry juice. The bourbon comes through strongly and the charred oak flavor comes out as it warms up a touch and conflicts with the fruit. It also has a very chalky flavor.

M: Medium in body with a smooth carbonation, which is probably the best thing about the beer.

O: Just a really odd combination of flavors. Didn't think this one worked out at all.

Photo of nhindian
4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a Jackie Os snifter. Big thanks to pittbeergirl for this! Split with russwbeck.

2010 vintage, bottle #53/192.

A - Pours a muddy brown color, with some Orange highlights. Looks very similar to Wood Ya Honey. Only about a finger's worth of head, with poor retention; the head is gone before I return to the couch. Some scattered lacing, but for the most part there's not much.

S - The smell is surprisingly faint on this beer given the aromatics in Wood Ya Honey. A good amount of wheat in the nose, as well as blueberries. Almost no bourbon, which is a surprise given the bourbon profile in previous barrel-aged Jackie Os offerings I've had.

T - This is the biggest difference from Wood Ya Honey I can notice, to the point of them being almost unrelatable. Wood Ya Honey was sweet to the point of almost bordering on cloying, while this beer is much more balanced, and has a great flavor of the fruit additions. I personally am getting more blueberries than cherries, but they appear intermittently. A big wheat taste as well, and again, the bourbon is modest at best (not exactly a detraction though). The alcohol is almost completely absent. Finish is moderately long and filled with a good combination of wheat, honey, blueberries, and cherries.

M - Mouthfeel is moderately heavy-bodied with low carbonation. Pretty slick feeling in the mouth and leaves a thin coating.

D/O - Drinkability is pretty high. This is an interesting beer that is a sipper in some regards, but is definitely tasty. The fruits come through in a big way and cut the sweetness of the base beer perfectly. Perhaps a bit more influence from the bourbon could've propelled this amazing status, but as it stands now its still great.

Photo of nlmartin
4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I super chilled the bottle to prevent gushers. No gushers from this super cold bottle. The beer was served in a snifter. I had to pour the beer a couple times in order to get a full glass. The carbonation is a bit explosive.

A- The body of the beer has a ruddy plum coloration. The head was an off white with reddish purple tinges. The head has massive staying power and lacing is super thick.

S- As I was expecting the bourbon pops out undertones to the bourbon are berries really unable to determine what kind of berries, tart and sour cherries, vanilla, honey charred oak.

T- As with the aroma bourbon is popping out all over. If you dont like bourbon dont even bother. Underneath this tide of bourbon is berries, tart and sour cherries, more bourbon, vanilla oak. I am getting a bit of sourness from this beer but I am not minding it in the least. Is the beer infected?

M- The body of the beer is medium. The carbonation is very high. I mentioned possible infection with the flavor and perhaps excess carbonation. I think the high level of carbonation makes this beer more drinkable. No alcohol heat is noted from this beer

O- I like bourbon. I like beers that are a bit boozey. This beer hits both out of the park. The beer only continued to improve as it warmed in my glass. Again I am not certain if the beer is infected? I wish I had a few more bottles.

Photo of BeerAndBourbon
4.47/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from tasting notes.

A. Pours deep rich amber with dark maroon accents. A small off-white head that dissipates quickly, but leaves some bits of residual lacing.

S. Lots of character in the nose. Rich fruit aromas (cherry and blueberry) with honey and caramel sweetness in the backbone. There's also some nice oak with vanilla and bourbon that adds additional complexity. Some great complexity on top of a beautifully complex sweet backbone.

T. A nice sweet caramel, wheat backbone that avoids being cloying. On top are nice additions of cherry and blueberry that mix with the sweetness to create a nice richness. The bourbon comes in and sits atop this mixture, but doesn't overpower; along with it are the expected vanilla and oak characteristics that help make this beer phenomenal.

M. Medium to heavy body with medium creamy carbonation.

D. This is an incredible beer. The fruit flavors help to prevent the sweet backbone from becoming cloying while adding additional complexity to the base beer. The barrel treatment is nicely subdued allowing for a nice integration of flavors rather than overpowering the brew. Phenomenal beer!

Photo of beachbum1975
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle # 60 of 192 graciously picked up by my friend urbancaver. Thanks alot, man!

Poured at cellar temp a gorgeous red with a creamy white cap that leaves a frothy bright white halo for some time.

The nose is very sweet and crisp with a mild alcohol presence . A rich mix of molasses and caramel on the front, with subtle qualities coconut and cherry.

The taste is big and flavorful with a light mouthfeel. This beer packs a punch in the flavor department.

The high ABV will creep up on you, so be careful!

Very nice!

Photo of Dope
3.2/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Bottle 139/180 from 2011.

A: Dark red/amber pour. Big bubbly tan head. As it fades it turns...pink? Are my eyes deceiving me? Head retention is excellent, it never actually fades away even after a solid 10 minutes. A little lacing, fluffy specs here and there.

S: Lots of bourbon in the nose. Caramel, toffee, honey, raisin and cherries. Oaky.

T: Lots of very tart, almost sour cherries. Leathery and oaky. Very drying. No evidence of a wheatwine found either.

M: Ridiculous, over the top high carbonation. Pretty much ruins the taste and the mouthfeel.

O: Appears to be infected due to the very tart and almost sour cherries. Carbonation is off the scale as well. Alas, this seemed like it could have been a great beer given the on-tap reviews. As it is, it's not completely horrible but it's clearly not what was intended by the brewery.

Photo of joefuzz
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle 105/192 sent by normyk poured into snifter.

Pours a medium brown with no apparent head.

Smells of bourbon oak and berries.

Tastes like a dark wheat ale with a good blue berry presence the bourbon isn't overwhelming at all and no alcohol heat to speak of.

Mouthfeel is pretty much like a good barleywine.

Overall amazing beer so glad I got the opertunity to try it.

Photo of russwbeck
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Brown pour with a very small white head. Hardly any retention and not a lot of lacing.

S: Smells very sweet and malty. Cherries and blueberries start it off and the oakiness with bourbon follow.

T: While it has a sweet fruit taste, it certainly isn't sour. Sweet cherries and blueberries dominate with a woodiness mixed in. Not a lot of bourbon, but a booziness finishes the beer off.

MF: Medium bodied with a decent amount of carbonation. A little bit of alcohol noticed.

O: It's not bad. The taste is pretty interesting, bit it didn't blow me away.

Photo of Urbancaver
4.67/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a reddish brown with a decent amount of head that dissipates quickly. Lots of berries on the nose. Blueberry and Raspberry first and formost. Maybe some cherry as well. Lots of bourbon as well. Some sweetness on the tongue with a good amount of honey. The bourbon blends well with some light vanilla. The oak is pretty mellow. Not very highly carbonated. But thick and smooth. Similar mouthfeel to Woodya Honey. Very drinkable.

Photo of Sean9689
3.55/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks, Jason (?)! Good Beer/Bad Beer tasting. 22oz bomber into Bell's tulip.

A - Pours a mirky lighter brown color, thin vanishing head.

S - Smooth booze, dark fruits, light burnt sugars, caramel. The booze is pretty smooth for 12%, and the sweetness helps balance this as well.

T - The booze and berry notes are pretty straight-forward here. As with the nose, the booze is smooth and well-hidden for 12%. The finish is sweet burnt sugars with a boozy kick.

M - Medium, light carbonation, semi-dry finish.

O - I really like the berry & bourbon combo on this Wheat Wine. The flavors seem to work well together and the alcohol is nicely-hidden. You never seem to know what you're getting into with a Wheat Wine, but Brad usually does a good job (see: Wood Ya Honey). Above Average, for me.

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Bourbon Berry Grove from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.