Orange Oak - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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3.7/5 rDev -6.6%
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.
05-19-2012 22:39:09 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.13/5 rDev +4.3%
On tap at the One Funky Afternoon Release. Served in a tulip.
Pours a light orange color. Almost entirely clear, though it doesn't ever really form up a head, which is surprising given the wheat base. The nose brings a nice bit of orange character and has some funk. A bit of light orange rind. The flavor brings some funky orange with a bit of zest. Mild tartness. Bit of an oak presence. Really dry finish. Body is medium with a really nice dry finish. Really excellent funk. Good body and carbonation. Pretty tasty; the mouthfeel was my favorite part. Excellent use of oak and funk plus the hops then take it over the edge.
04-13-2011 12:41:38 | More by Thorpe429
4.1/5 rDev +3.5%
poured into a tulip and enjoyed on 6/30/11 while catching up on tv/
very nice pour here with a lovely burnt amber color and smooth, even and consistent head of off white that seemed to layer itself nicely on the glass. a huge whiff of orange overtakes you right away and you are off to the races with this one. tons of orange here with some down time letting it morph and take over you start to get the complexity of it now. light oak notes, vanilla, hints of caramel and light tart and funky notes that seemed to balance out the orange quite nicely. suttle mid palate explodes into more orange for the finish with a very dry fruity and tart finish that caps it off wonderfully.
another winner from jackie in my opinion.
07-02-2011 01:30:10 | More by mikesgroove
2.98/5 rDev -24.7%
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.
06-13-2012 16:46:39 | More by womencantsail
4.22/5 rDev +6.6%
Thanks to AmericanBrew for sharing this bottle.
Bottle 31 of 156. This has to be the best American Pale Wheat Ale I have ever tried. The beer pours an orange-gold color with a white head. The aroma is slightly tart with some citrus and yeast notes. The flavor is a great mix of orange, oak and brett and overall it is slightly tart citrus and a little bit funky. There is some honey in the taste as well. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Awesome beer.
04-27-2010 00:05:19 | More by Mora2000
3.63/5 rDev -8.3%
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.
07-05-2011 15:36:19 | More by stakem
District of Columbia
3.15/5 rDev -20.5%
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.
10-08-2011 01:10:08 | More by Huhzubendah
3.73/5 rDev -5.8%
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.
05-09-2012 13:51:24 | More by billab914
4.2/5 rDev +6.1%
Bottle shared by Grant - much obliged!
Pours a slightly hazy golden-orange color with a half-finger slightly off-white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.
Smells of sweet and light malts with solid amounts of earthy oak aromas. Also present and more prevalent as the beer warms are hints of orange rinds.
Tastes very similar to how it smells. Light malt flavors kick things off and are quickly joined by mildly tart indistinct fruit flavors with good amounts of oak. Midway through the sip the fruit flavors turn more toward light citrus - orange mostly with hints of grapefruit - and carry through to a mildly bitter ending.
Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with moderate carbonation.
Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.
Overall this was an interesting beer that didn't go overboard on either the orange or the oak. Well worth a shot if you can get your hands on one.
09-21-2010 00:49:31 | More by glid02
3.2/5 rDev -19.2%
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.
12-23-2009 08:27:21 | More by HopHead84
District of Columbia
4/5 rDev +1%
From 22oz bomber to Devil's Backbone glass on 5/5/12
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.
05-09-2012 21:34:07 | More by Rhettroactive
4.43/5 rDev +11.9%
22oz bottle courtesy of Beace, poured into my Narke tulip...Pours a light orange with a light white tan head...The aroma is awesome, complex with great balance; zesty oranges, brett and oak. The three meld together perfectly in a way that perfectly compliment each other...The taste loses a lot of the orange, slightly disappointing, most the orange is gone and it leaves just a great oaky brett.
Try this if you can, way to hook it up Brad.
11-11-2010 02:15:21 | More by jrallen34
4.28/5 rDev +8.1%
Cheers to Sean for busting this out.
A - Hazy gold color with an off-white head. Little bit of lace left throughout the consumption.
S - This is a very cool smelling beer, orange seems like a difficult thing to do, but this one captures the essence of oranges and manages to be a beer at the same time. Oak comes through, and adds a touch of vanilla as well.
T - Essence of orange, very well done, but not overdone. Somehow this is an orange beer, it's not overly citrusy or juicy, but it's a real orange taste somehow keeping the malt qualities of a beer. Vanilla and oak add a lot of depth to this one. Great tasting beer.
M - Lighter, good carbonation adds a nice refreshing touch.
D - Pretty easy to drink, the sweetness and orange taste will keep it from being sessionable, but this is an easy 9% drinker. Props to Brad for making this work.
11-25-2010 00:42:49 | More by AgentZero
3.43/5 rDev -13.4%
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.
05-09-2011 14:46:55 | More by cpetrone84
3.93/5 rDev -0.8%
I wanted to see what this was like from a bottle, not insanely tired, and with a clean palate while the on-tap version was still fresh in my mind.
Poured into a tulip. Bottle #17 of 216, 2011 vintage.
3.5 A: Unfortunately, the appearance from the bottle isn't any better than the tap. Hazed orange brownish color. One finger of white head quickly fell and left just a touch of non-uniform lacing.
4.0 S: Strangely seems a bit mellower than the on-tap version. Lots of oak and orange. Just a touch of citrusy hops. Not quite as funky, but what is there is horse blanket and dank wood barnyard. No astringency.
4.0 T: The taste follows suite. Mellower than on-tap. Big hits of orange. Oak to a lesser extent. Light to moderate bitterness. Musty basement and sweat sock funk. Low astringency.
3.5 M: Medium body. Carbonation is a bit lower than the tap version. Could be creamier, but very smooth.
4.0 D: Verdict: The two versions are detectably different, but equal in terms of quality. The bottle version seems to be mellower and smoother, while the on-tap version is more in your face and unrefined. Either way, a very enjoyable beer.
04-05-2011 00:42:16 | More by DavoleBomb
4.43/5 rDev +11.9%
22oz bottle, thank you Brad, you be da man!
A - Pours golden yellow, off-white head, some bubbles on top/thin cap, some spotty lacing along the sides.
S - Oranges, slight tart, mostly funk, and rounded up with some oak.
T - Oranges, a nice funky brett characteristic, oak, slight malty sweetness.
M - Light, good carbonation, smooth and crisp.
D - We drank this one right after Town Hall Mango Mama, for our orange kick of the night, and this one was FAR superior in every way. I really enjoyed this one and hope Brad will hook me up with some more in the future (are you reading this, Brad?)!
11-17-2010 18:37:03 | More by Sean9689
Orange Oak from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.