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Brown Recluse - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

91 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 52
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brew3crew on 04-02-2011)
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650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle 79/372, 2011. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Brown. Duh. Not much head, just a ring of foam.

Smell - Acetic vinegar notes. Maple syrup cuts the acidic notes. Cherry aromas, as well.

Taste - Nice sour. Slightly acetic. Becomes more so in the finish. Red wine and cherry flavors. Very similar to the smell.

Mouthfeel - Nice clean sour, which is surprising from Jackie O's. I don't love the acetic sourness, but it's good.

Overall - It's nice without being fantastic. Sour, but missing the complexity.

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Bottle courtesy of csmiley. Thanks dood!

2011 - Bottle #99/372

Brown Recluse pours a dark mahogany brown color. It’s not opaque. Light cuts through at every angle. It features some really nice dark cherry colored highlights throughout. The color is nice. It’s unfortunate that no head materializes. A few bubbles appear on the surface, but disappear quickly. That’s it. Not bad, not great.

The nose is a tad weak, but smells pretty good overall. It starts out with a mix of sour cherry, oak, and plum. It’s an interesting mix, but it works. While wild yeast is definitely here, there’s not any overt evidence of funkiness. Not a bit. There are some secondary notes of oak, vanilla, leather, and tobacco. Surprisingly, I’m not getting any maple syrup. That’s a tad disappointing. Still smells alright though. Alcohol is buried. I’m not getting any.

The flavor is interesting. It’s also good. It seems rather straight forward. It does start out with a nice sour cherry flavor. It is vinegary and quite tart. I wouldn’t say it’s mouth puckering though. There is a bit of dark fruit and a red wine quality to it. Oak, vanilla, and tobacco are all secondary. They add some nice depth and complement the other flavors nicely. I’m still not getting any maple syrup. I wish there were more of that flavor here. Perhaps it’s just buried. Alcohol is never a factor. Finishes tart with a touch of oak and vanilla.

Brown Recluse has a lighter body. Carbonation is extremely light. It’s soft, but I wish there were more bubbles here. It feels thin and a bit watery. It’s not exactly bad, but it’s not great. Average sounds about right.

Brown Recluse is interesting beer. I like the flavor quite a bit, but am left wanting more body, more bubbles, and at least a little maple syrup. Perhaps that’s just time’s effect on it. It’s still good stuff. It just doesn’t pack the ferocious bite I’d hoped.

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

A: Pours a clear brown body with a tan head.

S: Tart cherries, lactic sourness, oak, vanilla.

T: The taste isn't all that sour; it's more tart than anything. Cherries, nuts, red wine. Small vinegar burn in the finish. I like the vanilla character; it works well with the red wine. I don't often detect it in this strength in wine-barrel aged beers.

M: I don't like the vinegar burn in the finish. Low carbonation.

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Brown Recluse from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.