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Orange Oak - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

79 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 29
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rhinos00 on 12-07-2009)
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Photo of craytonic
2.88/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: Golden-orange pour, smallish head.

Smell: Citrus with heavy malts, faint/muted hop presence.

Taste: Similar to the aroma, slightly sweet with a very muted/faint oak and hop presence. Dose of artificial orange

Mouthfeel: medium carbonation and body

Overall: I would pass this one over.

Photo of womencantsail
2.98/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

The beer is pretty much flat with no head to speak of. It’s a cloudy orange color. The citrus aroma is pronounced from the get go. Initially it has a nice orange/tangerine aroma to it, but as it sits for a little bit, it morphs into a cooked orange peel sort of aroma. The flavor isn’t very good, either. It’s surprisingly watery and surprisingly bitter (from the fruit, perhaps?). Overly sweet with the same cooked citrus fruit character. I don’t really get much wood character out of this.

Photo of jenray
3/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of t0rin0
3/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.15/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle shared by craytonic. Thanks Matt.

The beer is orange, with very little head. The aroma offers candied oranges with a mild hop presence. Subtle oak in the flavor, with more sweet oranges. Hop presence is there, but muted. Low carbonation, with some lingering sweetness. Overall, mediocre. Not a repeat.

Photo of HopHead84
3.2/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle #20/156 consumed on 12/20/2009 in a stemmed snifter. The beer pours transparent light golden with a thick white head. I estimate one inch. Retention and lacing are both decent.

The nose is of moderately sweet Valencia oranges. Hops impart earthy and citrus notes. Do I detect a hint of oak? Light wheat notes are evident beneath the aforementioned characteristics. The oranges are most unique and notable.

The flavor is moderately bitter, with prominent Valencia oranges, and bitter grapefruit. The beer seems slightly sweet at times. A slightly interesting dynamic is created between sweet and bitter, with bitter oranges winning out in the finish. Overall, the hops seemed to clash with the slightly sweet oranges. The harmony I hoped for with each sip was never attained.

The mouthfeel is thin and watery. I've liked all the Jackie O's beers that I've tried, but I can't say I like this. It's rather insipid and I can' imagine the desired results were achieved.

Photo of Verecund
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

2011 vintage. Consumed on April 25, 2011. #77/216.

Interesting color, around one-quarter scarlet and three-quarter orange-red. Almost no head, though it does leave thin lacing.

Fascinating nose: sweet mandarin, light orange rind bitterness, citrus (and mango) hop tang/bitterness [think Amarillo], and a light woody funkiness. I really like the nose here.

Very unexpected. Really, really dry brett, orange-rind bitterness, and lots of oak. A touch of sweetness on the front of the tongue and a light white apple acidity on the tail end. Oh, and brett. White grapefruit bitterness and orange zest. Really weird dynamic in the mouth, I'm a much bigger fan of the nose and wish there was a little more sweetness on the palate to balance out the bitterness and dry funk.

Just under medium in body. Super dry and dusty.

I'm not sure. It tastes more balanced as it approaches room temperature, as a little more mandarin sweetness peeks through. Interesting, but not a huge success to me.

Photo of Ryan011235
3.4/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Jackie O's snifter on 7/2/11

Shared by MbpBugeye

Bottled 2011, 122/216

Cloudy, moderately deep tangerine/orange. pours a low layer of loose bubbles that hang around for a spell but leave nothing in the way of lace.

Pleasant, fairly bright aroma - very fruity. Various depths of oranges and orange juice. Faint pineapple is nearly lost in the orange. hard to tell where, or if, the Amarillo begins. Hints of wheat. Musty, funky brett note. Tastes a bit funky but it blends nicely with the base. Comparably fruity. Ripe oranges. Tangy but not tart. Hops are mild but there's a dry bitterness that graces the finish. medium body. Nearly flat. Funky finish, too.

Though I didn't try it fresh, the flavors seem to have held up over time. Not overly complex but it works well together.

Photo of cpetrone84
3.43/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A-hazy golden orange with a deep center of amber and thin white head.

S-the nose has a nice mix of oak and vanilla with orange and cream. orange creamsicle like. assertive sourness and strong citrus aromas linger.

T-falls a little short of the nose, slightly flabby and stronger oak presence. the vanilla and orange cream is there and the citrus sits in back but has a strong bitter component.

M-very light body and smooth, rather dry finish with moderate carbonation.

D-decent, a little flabby, brett is strong, barrel more so, and slightly off putting bitterness.

Photo of Auracom
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of ne0m00re
3.6/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

04/02/11- Had this one on-tap at Jackie O's "one funky afternoon."
A: Good amber with a thin white collar.
S: Super brett. funk! faint tangerine, orange cream soda, rustic wheat. Interesting.
T: Really brett.! especially on the dry bitter apple core finish, very citric and tangerine, wheat lingers in the finish, and there is some honey sweetness at the start.
M: Thinner and foamy.
O: This might have been my least favorite at the release. The brett. is a huge standout. It warms up to you, but is never quite as smooth as you'd like.

Photo of cosmicevan
3.6/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Note's from Captain Lawrence Rosso Batch 3 release / tasting:

Jackie O – orange oak – nice murkiness copper color orange foggy murky. Supposedly original batch…very sweet tart. Balanced, but nice. Very good sour, reminds me of damnation in the smell. First sip…understand the orange, pick that up immediately in the flavor. It isn’t as sour as the nose would lend you to believe. It is good, a bit watery actually…body is a bit overly watery, it is a good beer, but not all that impressed.

Photo of nrbw23
3.6/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Mpbugeye for this one.

A- Pours a hazy reddish orange color with pretty much no head or lacing in my glass just a few handfuls of bubbles.

S- Orange rind, tangerine, mango a lot of citrus on this one. A very light bit of wood, vanilla and some funkiness to it.

T- Oak is a bit more here in the taste than in the nose. A nice touch of funkiness but nothing over the top. The oranges really come through in this brew with nice amount of bitterness.

M- Medium in body if not a bit on the lighter side and carbonation was pretty light.

O- A pretty solid brew and a bit interesting as well.

Thanks again Seth.

Photo of stakem
3.63/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Big thanks to Dunt for sharing this brew during our DLD '11 bus trip. Poured into a mini snifter, this brew appears a clear copper color with white head that forms a pattern of lace across the top with large bubbles. A swirl hardly revives anything.

This brew smells primarily of Brett funk and plastic. Some orange rinds and fruity character seems sweet and fruity almost floral. The alcohol accents a lemony touch with funk across the back mixed with a caramel-like malt sweetness. Overall not a bad smelling brew.

The taste is rindy and almost perfume like with orange and oily lemon rinds that provide a mild bitterness. The funk tastes like plastic with lingering oily bitterness somewhat more like grapefruit than the previously mentioned orange and lemon. Overall fruity yet plastic like with a dry Brett quality. It finishes with an herbal touch that collectively is a bit of an interesting contrast of flavors that doesn't blend well but isn't offputting either.

This is a medium bodied brew thst is lightly carbed. The abv is hidden quite well which would lead to an easy drinking brew except the plastic funk clashes a bit with all the rind flavors. I appreciated the experience but didn't need more than a couple ounces.

Photo of MbpBugeye
3.63/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Jackie O's during the One Funky Afternoon. Served in a tulip.

Appearance
This beer has a pretty nice color. It already is living up to its name, thats for sure. Its a rusty orange color with a modest haze. It glows with highlights of dark yellows when held to the light.

Aroma
Lots of orange flesh. I'm not to familiar with clementines but this aroma is very orangey with notes of pith as well as zest. There is a sturdy funk, mostly a yeasty and dry type of attic/farmhouse funk.

Taste
There is lots of orange, notes of both orange flesh and bitter rind. Very citrusy at first, then the funk moves in, providing musty oak that drags vanilla along with it. The finish is very bitter. This is the hoppiest, most bitter sour or funk I've had. And I think calling this a funk is more appropriate as there is very minimal, if any, sourness. I think the aggressive bitter and acidic citrus and hops make this very unique but also a bit much.

Mouthfeel
Musty, dusty, dry funky. The body is heavy-medium, perhaps a bit lighter than the others of the day, but not many of these JO's beers are very light bodied.

Overall
A nice idea. Its very hoppy and bitter especially for a wild ale.

Photo of schwaeh
3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Bottle 69/216. Accompanied by Frank Zappa as recommended.

A: Pours mid to light orange with a small head. The small bubble cap hangs around looking quite soapy. Fairly active carbonation. Nice clarity.

S: Brett and citrus are bursting from this. This rivals many lambics I've had lately in the funk department. Really, this could pass as an American fruit lambic no problem. The clementines/zesty citrus smell really vibrant and fresh, nice and tangy. Buggy-brett and wet oak add all the complexities and wild aromas here.

T: This is super dry, perhaps that had slipped my mind for a minute. The brett hasn't let up on this since it was released, it's even drier now with some lingering bitterness. The fruit isn't quite as strong here but, alongside the wheat it makes up bulk of the non-wild flavor. Pithy citrus goes well with all the barnyard flavors to make this a nice funked up wild ale. I can't tell this is %9 ABV at all, its unnoticeable.

M: This has an odd mouthfeel due to a strong lack of carbonation, it had some when I poured it- it just didn't transfer to the mouthfeel at all. Very dry and flat, this beer can get away with it, barely.

O: Pretty good stuff, lacking in some areas, solid in others. I would have rather drank this months ago with a touch more fruit and maybe some better carbonation. I would ignore the suggestion to age this for years.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.7/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared at FosterJM's birthday celebration courtesy of MrHirschybar.

Bottle # 41/216.

Pours a murky orange with a beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with citrus fruit, citrus zest, and spice aromas. Taste is much the same but there is a definite medicinal flavor that I am picking up that I am really not very fond of. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but it smells much better than it tastes in my opinion.

Photo of abecall98
3.7/5  rDev -7%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Thanks for Adam (Loki83) for bringing this rare beer. Bottle 30/216.

A - not impressed. The lack of carbonation lowers this category. It pours a flat amber liquid. Looks like a beer that isn't finished.

S - I like this. The beer smells very sweet at first. A burst of fresh fruit just rushes. I get hints of Orange, lots of Orange, and Lemon, zesty Lemon, and the funk that finishes does a great job mellowing the sweetness.

T - wow, different. The beer flushes the mouth with a burst of citrus joy. Orange all over. It's a mix of sweet and tart. Not as sour as I would prefer, but the main stage is definitely saved for the orange. This is my new standard for any beer claiming to be brewed or flavored with orange. Very nice.

M - WTF man? Almost flat. I can't stand the lack of bubbles or excitement in my sours or fruit beers. Very dissapointing. The beer is thin and watery, no viscosity to be noticed.

O - a good orange fruity tart beer. Lacking in some aspects, but still very enjoyable.

Photo of billab914
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz poured into my Portsmouth tulip. It poured bright orange in color with a very thin white lacing barely covering the top.

The aroma shows a moderate, sour, funkiness with some tart and crisp fruits. I get a little fruity sweetness coming out, along with a touch of oak.

In the taste I get a very tart orange and grapefruit like flavor to it. I get a little sour funkiness to it, but it leans more towards a tart orange juice like flavor.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation for the style. Overall, it was a pretty decent and interesting beer but not a real outstanding one. I did Like the orange flavors to it.

Photo of Kegatron
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Gtreid
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of xJMFCx
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Dreadnaught33
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle thanks to Chris, thanks man.

The beer pours a super hazy straw orange color with very little head or lacing at all.

The smell has a great citrus bouquet with some wild yeast notes as well, not a whole lot after the initial aroma.

The taste has a lot of clementine to it, definitely dominates the flavor along with some banana and grapefruit. Not bad, but almost seems like drinking a juice blend than drinking a beer.

The feel is somewhat thin and a bit acidic, but not terrible.

Overall, ok but not amazing.

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Orange Oak from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.