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Orange Oak - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

43 Reviews
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Reviews: 43
Hads: 104
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 42
Gots: 13 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: rhinos00 on 12-07-2009

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Photo of MbpBugeye
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
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. (1,195 characters)

Photo of Urbancaver
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very pretty orwngish gold with a bit of white head. Vry well carbonated and pretty. Smells strongly of orange rinds and oak. Exactly what I expected. The nose is great. Tastes oaky with a nice bitter arrange, the orange is maybe a bit too bitter but still tasty. Solid mouthfeel and overall a very tasty brew (316 characters)

Photo of Dreadnaught33
3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
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. (521 characters)

Photo of craytonic
2.88/5  rDev -26.5%
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. (300 characters)

Photo of beveritt
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: Poured from a brown bomber into a tulip. I have a few of these bottles left over from the release party and figured now is as good a time as any to check them out. Bottle 3/156, bottled 11/28/09.

Appearance: Pours with half a finger of very light, nearly white head. This settles very quickly to a thin ring around the glass and a few islands of foam here and there. The beer itself is brilliant amber with just the slightest chill haze.

Smell: Tart cherry sweetness upfront with definite sourness funk in the finish. I think I get a hint of orange, but it may very be bias based on knowing how the beer was made.

Taste: Tart upfront with distinct undertones of the oak; vanilla and an earthy flavor. Mild bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Average carbonation level. Body is very good.

Drinkability: A not-overly-tart sour that I could handle several of. Another hit from Jackie O's extensive line of brews. (929 characters)

Photo of brew3crew
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at jackie o's

A-hazy orange with white lacing around the edges.
S-orange peel and a little bit of sour
T-alot lot like it smells. the orange really came through more than I expected
m-medium body and smooth
o-nice beer. Would love to see what the sourness does with age. (278 characters)

Photo of IMFletcher
4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Right out of the bottle, this one seemed like the Brett and the clementines didn't blend. But as it warmed a bit, the two meshed almost perfectly, creating a lovely brew. (170 characters)

Photo of EricCioe
4.07/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle 38 of 216. Thank a ton ne0m00re.

This pours a cloudy orange with a small one finger white head that dies down to a ring and island with a little bit of lace. On the nose there is a mixture of citrus notes, oranges mostly, with some telltale but not overwhelming signs of brett and oak, with a bit of spicy wheat and citric hops underneath it all. In the mouth the citric notes come out first, with the funky brett and oak rearing their heads too. There is some nicely integrated tart fruitiness coming out and lasting through a long finish, mingling nicely with the citric hops. The body is medium light and nicely drinkable.

Overall, I've never had a beer quite like this one. The combination of citrus, brett, and oak integrates so well that I wonder why this isn't a more popular combination. A very nice brew, totally unique in my experience. Very impressed with both this brewery on first blush and ne0m00re for the great extra. (942 characters)

Photo of sisuspeed
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks for opening the bottle Dave!
Bottle 40 of 216

Poured into a Cigar City snifter. Light, slightly-hazy, orange body with a thin film of white foam. Leaves a few patches of lacing.

The aroma is packed with sweet, oaky, clementines. Lots of zesty orange citrus and light fruity sourness. Nice.

Dry, bretty, hoppy oak with crushed clementines. This is quite good. Orange peel on the finish. Love the dry citrus component to this one. Light sourness.

Mouthfeel is filled with small, tingly carbonation. Quite dry and a touch woody. I like how dry this is.

Overall, this is a solid brett beer. My first from Jackie O's and I'm fairly impressed. The hops, brett and clementines work really well together. Goes down easy. Worth seeking out. Wish they could up the bottle count on this one. (792 characters)

Photo of rhinos00
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass. Served a little too cold. Orange Oak is a India Pale Wheat Ale aged in oak barrels along with cut up valencia oranges.

A- Pours a dark, apricot color. Hazy with some lacing. Had a fingers width of soapy head.

S- Oranges definitely noticeable. Offers a layer of complexity to the wheat aroma of this beer. Also picking up some oak in the background.

T- Once this beer warmed up, it really became quite delicious. Orange juices and zest prickle the palate for a lively sensation. The oak barrel notes came in perfectly midway through. The beer finished with an slightly sweet, orange wheat flavor.

M- Light bodied. Really liked the consistency of this beer. My only complaint was that it may have been too carbonated. The prickling feeling I noticed in the taste almost gave the sensation of pop rocks when I came in for a sip every now and then.

D- Extremely drinkable. For simple flavors, it still had a complexity that was unique, but not overbearing on the palate. The 9% abv was not noticeable at all.

Overall, a great twist on what would otherwise be a normal session-like beer. Really was digging this one, especially when it warmed up. (1,177 characters)

Photo of ne0m00re
3.64/5  rDev -7.1%
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. (536 characters)

Photo of kingston2
4.6/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a phenomenal beer. Very multidimensional. Nicely hopped with a great funk. Nice oak characteristics. Vastly underrated by BA users IMO. Beautiful bright orange color, great nose, sweet nose, very citrus forward. Taste is fantastic. Had at the release. I think it is better already and should continue to evolve. Get it if u can trade for it. (350 characters)

Photo of schwaeh
3.67/5  rDev -6.4%
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. (1,373 characters)

Photo of Verecund
3.31/5  rDev -15.6%
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. (989 characters)

Photo of Tripphop
5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Holy cow. One of the most unique and strangely fantastic beers I have ever had. This drinks like a Sour West Cost IPA Weizen. Color is a lovely golden orange with frothy white foam, big rocky bubbles and funky citrus aromas. Taste is a blast of fresh citrus, orange, clementine, hops, with a delightfully tangy and tart finish. Very dry, great hop profile and huge citrus. Everything about this is perfect, the look, the smell, the taste is enormous, what a beer. My favorite Jackie O's yet, and the only beer I've given a '5'. (527 characters)

Photo of earthboundagain
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is a golden orange, with a white head. The nose is wonderful; I get some oak and orange, with a bit of Brett funk. Ok the taste is a light vanilla, with a dusting of oak, with a bit a bitter orange at the end. The beer is smooth and crisp.

Good brew, and will get better with a few years on it. (305 characters)

Photo of abecall98
3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
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. (999 characters)

Photo of Pecorasc
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber from bottle sale poured into wine glass. Decanted the remainder in same pour.

A- A clear pale to deep gold, with a small amount of head. No noticable carbonation. Decent retention with some lacing.

S- Oak, alcohol, background malt, orange peel. Slightly bitter aroma with a touch of sweetness.

T- A little flat on the way in, but then wow... the bitterness blends right into the orange peel and finishes with a great bitter-oak flavor. Very refreshing, so unique.

M- Feels like it foams up as you swallow. A wierd sensation that really plays well with the oak. Very well suited for the style(?).

D- Pretty high alcohol, but the refreshing character of this beer make it dangerously drinkable.

A well constructed, innovative beer that I really love. (767 characters)

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Orange Oak from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.