Orange Oak - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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3.6/5 rDev -9.1%
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.
07-05-2011 03:37:40 | More by cosmicevan
4.5/5 rDev +13.6%
Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #52 (May 2011):
Funk on top of citrus on top of hops on top of wheat, and aged eight months in an oak barrel ... bunkmate is Brett. Mild haze on the golden orange-colored brew; minimal head due to a low carbonation level, but it looks beery enough to us. Brett is pretty wild—smells of a bag of potpourri with ripe exotic fruit and citrus. Faint smoothness, more of placid medium body here. The taste buds smack of oak, and the dryness is provided; dried citric fruit flavor with a bit of eucalyptus and cilantro show where this brew is going. Medicinal phenols with undertones of tangerines. Such a dense, complex character this beer has. If Orval went to Woodstock, this is how it would have come back: mellow and enlightened, but still true to its own form.
07-28-2011 14:28:57 | More by BeerAdvocate
4.15/5 rDev +4.8%
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.
12-28-2011 01:36:51 | More by wagenvolks
3.6/5 rDev -9.1%
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.
07-07-2011 11:10:36 | More by nrbw23
3.4/5 rDev -14.1%
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.
07-21-2011 00:47:07 | More by Ryan011235
3.9/5 rDev -1.5%
I like the new tulips that Jackie O's has been using for their Belgians and sours.
The beer is a cloudy burnt orange color. Not really any head, leaving minimal lace.
Lots of brett in the nose - tartness and light fruity funk. Green cherry and apple skins mingle with sweet tangerine and some pine from the hops.
There's a dry tartness to the taste. Mild funk and pleasant oak. Bitterness comes through pretty strong midway. I had my doubts about adding brett to a hopped up beer, but this does actually work. Orange pith and even some flesh follows through on the finish.
Very dry and with a lingering bitterness.
Overall this was an interesting experiment. Not my favorite of the new sours, but certainly an intriguing beer. Though this is my favorite Jackie O's label to date.
06-06-2011 09:52:28 | More by Spider889
4.05/5 rDev +2.3%
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.
02-25-2012 13:54:49 | More by jmarsh123
3.63/5 rDev -8.3%
On tap at Jackie O's during the One Funky Afternoon. Served in a tulip.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A nice idea. Its very hoppy and bitter especially for a wild ale.
04-17-2011 19:06:23 | More by MbpBugeye
4.22/5 rDev +6.6%
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
04-02-2011 14:32:31 | More by Urbancaver
District of Columbia
3.75/5 rDev -5.3%
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.
08-18-2012 01:54:41 | More by Dreadnaught33
District of Columbia
2.88/5 rDev -27.3%
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.
10-10-2011 02:27:18 | More by craytonic
4/5 rDev +1%
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.
05-23-2010 00:56:23 | More by beveritt
4/5 rDev +1%
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.
04-02-2011 13:26:47 | More by brew3crew
4.05/5 rDev +2.3%
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.
05-24-2011 00:14:40 | More by EricCioe
Orange Oak from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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