Brown Recluse - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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very good

94 Ratings
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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 14.04%
Wants: 53
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
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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:
Beer added by: brew3crew on 04-02-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 94 | Reviews: 33
Photo of nhindian
3.55/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a Jackie O's snifter. Shared with wdeck9.

2011 vintage, bottle #148/372

A - Dark brown with chestnut highlights. Almost no head at all, just a thin ring. Some scattered lacing, not much. Pretty opaque, a little hazy as well.

S - This thing exudes sourness. Hard to get any one aroma, but there's some oak and faint maple syrup. Some cherries and vinegar.

T - The taste is interesting to say the least. It's mostly all sour in the front end, but I can't say I discern much from it, not exactly complex unfortunately. It's sour and just drops off into some oak and some vague maple. I would've loved to see more maple here, just comes through too weakly unfortunately.

M - Mouthfeel is relatively light-bodied with good carbonation. Not incredibly sour but leaves a puckering aftertaste.

D - Drinkability is moderate. Would've loved to see more out of this beer as it was the one I was looking forward to most from this release. Maybe it'll do better with age but as of now it's a let-down.

Photo of Thorpe429
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the One Funky Afternoon Release. Served in a tulip.

Pours a moderate brown color with a thin off-white head and a bit of lacing. The nose has some light sourness--mostly lactic with a bit of light acetic character. Some slight dark malt in the nose along with a bit of cherry and dark fruits. The taste hits some Flanders Red-type notes with a bit of light oak. Mild sourness and low carbonation make for an enjoyable body. Really smooth with a touch of malt sweetness. Love the low ABV on this. Quite drinkable.

Photo of MbpBugeye
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap during the bottled release and One Funky Afternoon. After reading about this beer I had a high level of anticipation for it. I eagerly ordered this one first and foremost when I sat down at 9:00am. 6oz served in a tulip.

Appearance
This one is a deep looking beer. Bordering on stout, it is a brown colored beer at its core, but feigns blackness in the thick parts of the glass. There was no head and no lacing.

Aroma
Some funkiness can be picked up but this beer really has an earthy aroma to it. The earthiness shares some semblance to Raccoon Dubbel I had the night before. Perhaps the maple syrup used in both has something to do with it, or perhaps its all in my head.

Taste
There is a nondescript sourness up front. This sourness doesn't seem to carry with it any nameable flavors like fruits or lemon or any of the typical notes. Its odd, its just a plain sourness. This sourness isn't very powerful and it quickly fades into a more earthy funk. This funk, old wood and bark carries the flavor profile to the finish. Buried deep inside you will find some nuttiness and a buckwheat earthiness. The maple, thankfully, comes out pretty nicely in the finish and is sustained into the aftertaste. For the record, I'm a fan of maple flavors in beer.

Mouthfeel
Pretty much full bodied, especially in the world of sours. My notes say "micro carbonation". The carbonation manifests itself as a collection of busy, microscopic feeling bubbles that buzz and pop. The bubbles are too small to inflict any stabbing or prickly sensations, they just provide a nice fizziness. The finish is dry and has a noticeable alcohol heat.

Overall
The one I looked forward to the most, and I could tell that Brad looked forward to selling this one the most. I cant wait to crack my bottle of this.

Photo of Tripphop
4.67/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Syrup brown color with minimal head, smell is of tart fruit, brownies, and oak. The taste is delightfully tart with the perfect sweet pancake undertone. Light bodied and full flavored, the finish lasts forever with loads of sour fruit. Awesome beer, will be nice to see this one age.

Photo of ne0m00re
4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

04/02/11- Had this one on-tap at Jackie O's "one funky afternoon."
A: Mahogany with a thin white collar.
S: "Standard" oud bruin with caramel and maple syrup, cranberry and raisin, brown sugar, and earthy. Good.
T: Almost salame casing... almost... with a good musty cranberry and red wine caramel mix, along with some cherry fruitiness. This is a very simple, solid beer.
M: Thinner, but frothy.
O: Good. This was one of my favorites of the day.

Photo of earthboundagain
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ok this beer is a sour beefed up English mild, so let's see how that turns out.

Ok the brew is a dark brown with red highlights; head is tan and leaves some lines of lace in the glass. The nose is of bourbon, funk, brown sugar, and a dash of malt. Ok the taste is like the nose but a little stronger. The body is thin and the beer is smooth.

Ok I put this little spider off too the side so it would warm up a bit and what a difference it made. The sour level really jumped up as this beer got warmer. This little spider has quite a bite, if you give it time to get warmed up.

Photo of Urbancaver
3.8/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice dark brown with a touch of reddish tint. Minimal head. Vry nice sour nose with a slightly roasted malt aroma. The nose is very nice on the tongue it's lacking quite a bit. Thin and weak on the tongue. The flavours need more umph. The mouthfeel is pretty good anid overall it's very nice but the difference between the nose and the tongue is disappointing

Photo of brew3crew
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- dark brown with a light tan head around the edges
S-very tart and sour
T-starts off strong like wine barrels and finished like a nice beer. Sour upfront with a sweet finish
M- medium bodied and a tart aftetaste
O-great beer! Very complex and different. Glad I have a bottle of it so I can see what some age will do to it

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Brown Recluse from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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