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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 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.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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 Rhettroactive
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

From 22oz bomber to Devil's Backbone glass on 5/5/12
*From notes

A: It looks almost like unfiltered OJ. No real head, sans a white .25 finger topper that fades quickly. No lacing or collar.

S: Sour oranges. The wild yeast is quite prevalent at this point, and it's about as funky as you'd expect.

T: Tart, bitter blood oranges. It's like they've been sitting in the back of the fridge for a couple of months. The balance of funk and fruit is extremely well done. And there's a touch of woody tannin on the finish.

M: Too oily for my liking. The carbonation is a tad low, which intensifies the sour more then it should.

O: Another winner from Señor Clark at Jackie O's. I love me some fruit beers, and this is no exception. Wonderfully balanced and something I'd reach for again. Easily recommended.

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of jmarsh123
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear orange/red with hardly any head whatsoever with an agressive pour.

Aroma is what is expected. Subtle clementine, some oak and wheat with an overwhelming brett character.

Starts out with a clementine citrus presence. Some tart wheat notes enter and it finishes with some more juicy citrus and some brett funk.

Very undercarbonated almost flat. Mouthfeel is fairly light.

I'd love to see how this one is with just a hint of carbonation because I enjoyed it as is. The brett stayed in the background and let other flavors shine. Just wish it had some bubbles.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of wagenvolks
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle (#209/216) from 2011 into a snifter.

Pours with a bright, hazy orange-golden body. The head is scant and quickly retreats to a tiny wisp of white bubbles. Despite the lack of foam, the aroma is prominent, suggesting sharp citrus peel, funky earth, wood, and tangy wheat notes. Clementine flesh is sweet in the background providing a nice balance to the nose.

The flavor matches the aroma well at first, delivering creamy wheat and sweet, juicy orange notes to the front of the palate. A slightly tart, funky astringency from the oak and Brettanomyces takes hold mid-sip. Citrus peel in the finish is bitter with drying, wooden notes that thin out the medium body. Low carbonation supports a very juicy mouthfeel. Overall, Orange Oak is a delightful beer that skirts across several styles and ties them together quite nicely. One of Jackie O's finer attempts at the wild/sour ale genre.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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5/5  rDev +25.6%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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5/5  rDev +25.6%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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 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 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.

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