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The Grand Wazoo - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.72%
Wants: 41
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: t0rin0 on 03-09-2011)
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WVbeergeek, Jul 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Shaggy9356, May 11, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another Jackie O's from rudzud.

Light fizzy head, dark murky color.

Nose is crazy raspberry, fresh berry fruit and syrupy, mild toasty brown malt, little caramel, little toffee,

Taste little syrupy malt, mild cocoa and choc, then syrupy raspberry juice, little fresh rasp too, little caramel brown malt, juicy, little mocha. Finish is dry sticky, little flemmy, mild caramel and choc, little raspberry.

Mouth is med bod, little syrupy, mild booze, decent carb.

Overall great but not as epic as I expected, little syrupy and flemmy, great raspberry and dark malts. Tasty.

jlindros, Apr 04, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2011 bottle 50/210

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a super murky brown with nearly no head or lacing.

S - Aromas of big big raspberry notes, musty basement light sweetness, really musty withvinegar.

T - Taste is very tart, musty raspberry, old seeds, really tasty old raspberries, malt, vinegar.

M - Mouthfeel is nice, light easy drinking.

O - Overall this beer was very tasty, much better than I thought it would be.

rudzud, Apr 02, 2014
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3.44/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

2011 bottle 54 of 204
Enjoyed from a JO tulip

a - brew poured a murky muddy brown. Thick and sludgy with minimal head and no lacing to speak of. Not all that attractive.

s - big raspberry, some acetone. Smells kind of kreiky and nice.

t - opens with big acetone sourness but that is quickly washed over with a raspberry wash that coats the tongue. The finish is a boozy tingle, but beyond that, the barrel is muted by the fruit. In a word or a few, prickly raspberry.

m - thick and chewy, but the sour prickle gives a pucker.

o - overall, from the spunds of the reviews, time has mellowed out the bad parts, but this one feels a bit old. The sour is a bit acetone and i feel that it will only get worse, but whatever over oak flavors that folks complained about in the past are gone from this bottle. Drink em if you got em. Not great, but not bad either. A bit pungent.

cosmicevan, Feb 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

zestar, Jan 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

drummermattie02, Dec 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

boxcar01, Nov 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Amberluvsbeer, Jun 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

1noa, May 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

ADTaber, Apr 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

spycow, Mar 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Rhettroactive, Mar 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Rand_ale_Thor, Feb 14, 2013
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3.29/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

1690th Review on BA
Bottle to Woodshop Snifter

Shared at Steve's house

App- Pours out a murky looking purple/brown color with a bit of a wood stain color behind it. More like a cordial as well. The fruits add a nice color. No head but a couple of bubbles behind it. No cling or lace either.

Smell- Lots of the barrel comes out on this one with additional raspberries and some char. A bit one dimensional and not as welcoming as I would've thought for a wild ale. Thick on the nose.

Taste- This was okay. A bit of a let down for me. This seemed more akin to a more malt forward beer and like a brown ale with the fruit added. I would've like a bit more fruit and prickly flavors of the yeast to come out.

Mouth- A bit too thick for me with more of a medium dense body and a pretty creamy medium carbonation. The residual flavors are of oak and berry. Just ok.

Drink- This was a nice beer to try but wouldn't actively search it out for a wild ale trade.

FosterJM, Jan 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

wedge, Jan 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

MordorMongo, Jan 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

AlexFields, Jan 07, 2013
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2.35/5  rDev -38%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Shared by the late chswimmer (RIP). Thanks! From notes.

A: Pours a murky, reddish chestnut body with beige head. No retention or lace.

S: Raspberries, chocolate, smoke/ash/tobacco, bourbon, vanilla, oak. It seems to be going for the Flanders style of the sour spectrum (vinegar), with a distinctly sweet note that has a tart, jammy bent to it.

T: Vinegary sourness with tart raspberries, oak, vanilla, chocolate. Mild roast. The finish has an unpleasant tobacco and ash quality to it (moreso due to the ash). Vinegar manifests itself again in the finish, along with drying raspberry skin.

M: Despite the vinegar presence, the beer doesn't burn quite as much as I would expect. Props for that.

O: This had some promise, I think; I could see Cascade trying to pull off something like this (think Bourbonic Plague). But it was trying to do way too much and wound up being a jumble of disharmonious flavors. The end result is a clashing, schizophrenic beer.

Arbitrator, Oct 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

t0rin0, Oct 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

nstorts, Sep 24, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by Rhettroactive the other night. 22oz bottle poured into my Great Lakes snifter. It poured a murky, caramel brown color with just a trace amount of a head lingering around the edges of the glass.

The fresh raspberries are immediately noticeable in it. It shows a decent amount of tart, sourness but the sweet raspberries definitely cut right through it. There is a little malty, caramel sweetness peeking through. The raspberries are good, but they do overshadow the tart, sour flavors a little.

The taste shows more of the tart raspberries up front. The finish has a pretty nice sour, dryness to it. The sugary fruits and the tart sourness balance each other pretty well and the raspberries were again very good.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation being a little above average. Pretty good beer overall. The raspberries were really bright and fresh tasting and the tart, sour finish complimented very well. Pretty enjoyable beer overall.

billab914, Sep 06, 2012
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IrishColonial, Sep 01, 2012
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TheBronze, Aug 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

gpawned, Aug 21, 2012
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The Grand Wazoo from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.