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Cab Cherry Man - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Ratings: 137
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 111
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
"Cab Cherryman // 9-10% ABV
Cabernet barrel aged porter w/ cherries, brettanomyces & lacto"

(Beer added by: beveritt on 12-10-2009)
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coreyfmcdonald, Dec 04, 2011
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3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap at the Jackie O's release event this weekend. Poured into a sample glass.

Appearance: Pours a reddish dark brown with a layer of off white head that fades to a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: This one had a mild smell overall> Some red wine and mild vinegar with roasty malt.

Taste: A lot more sour than the smell indicates. There is a strong red wine presence with some cherry in there as well. Sweet malt with a creamy quality to it, the finish is quite sour.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with mild carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This is a really good dark sour beer. I thought the balance would have been helped a bit if it was sweeter, but I liked it and would have another.

oline73, Dec 04, 2011
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3.28/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle 20/384 sent by mr.normyk...thanks again

Pours a very dark redish brown with a small mocha looking head. Smells of bing cherries and a good amount of funk and a hint of oak. A lot of huge red wine-ish taste up front with a smooth cherry and hunny aftertaste. Mouthfeel is pretty heavy and carbonation is pretty low but with wild ales I guess there is really no guidelines. Overall pretty decent beer but something seems slightly off with it. My guests thought it was the best one of the night.

joefuzz, Oct 16, 2011
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3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: red-brown mahogany pour with a thin off-white head

Smell: Sweet dark cherries with a touch of sour and vinous grapes, oak, no real funk.

Taste: A bit sweet, seems like an attempt at a dark sour beer / wine combo that didn't quite work out, slightly muddled. Oak, dark cherries, tannins.

Mouthfeel: very full, abc at 10% is high for an American WIld Ale. It is a bit hot.

Overall: Lost abbey can do this sort of blend better, perhaps it will improve in future batches. Right now I am not particularly impressed.

craytonic, Oct 14, 2011
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4.47/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5


A - Dark brown body, red light through edges, lingering tan head.

S - light tartness, wood, cherry...really beautiful. Some balancing sweet notes.

T - A light cherry tartness on the front combines nicely with roasted malts and followed quickly by a stronger sour flavor which is actually complemented by the alcohol. A great combo.

M - Smooth, medium-full bodied, a touch drying.

O - A really good beer. Very nice things, very well combined, nice subtleties and nuances that are all very complementary. A brilliantly crafted beer.

ColdPoncho, Oct 07, 2011
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3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a garnet/almost black with nice head and some great lace and legs.
Smells tart and tangy, the cherries come through up front followed by the brett and wine. Very complex and the smells play well together.
Taste is as tart as the smell. The brett lends it a funk that competes with the cherries and cab for your attention. There is a lingering bitter finish and the alcohol is well hidden.
Overall a nice brew for the style. I wasn't crazy about it but my buddies loved it and I pulled some of their comments into this review.

kirok1999, Sep 03, 2011
Cab Cherry Man from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.