Baklava Braggot - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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Reviews by twiggamortis420:
3.23/5 rDev -15.2%
I havnt typically done this with my blind reviews, but wanted to tick off a braggot!
22 oz bottle courtesy of nlmartin in the Blind BIF 7. pours a hazed reddish-copper color with a small film of tannish head. Spotty lacing and a fair collar.
Nose is interesting....somewhere between a pumpkin beer and a biere de garde perhaps? Apple pie, toffee malts and even a dash or two of cinnamon.
Whaaa? Is this a sour? It is waaay fruity and has some definite tartness, but I am having trouble deciphering if this is meant to be a sour or not! This is the most confusing beer i have ever had...I cant even nail down a style, haha. Apple skins, caramel, salt and SweeTarts are all in play here and Im pretty sure it is not just dumb luck that has led me to happen to open this one last. Damn you Nathan. Mouthfeel is a little undercarbed overall, but I cannot tell if it is fitting or not.
Overall, I am not really digging on this one too much, it is just flat out wierd!! Like maybe it is a cider or something...or some random sort of biere de mars? If it is a cider, I like them well enough, but like beer better! However, I wont have much trouble finishing the bottle by myself, it is intruiging enough I suppose.
JackieO's Baklava Braggot (2012 bottle # 77/192) - brewed with honey, walnuts, cinnamon and lemon zest! WTF, Ive never even had a braggot before, so I have no baseline...but this beer(sortof?) is CRAY-CRAY!
11-21-2012 02:03:58 | More by twiggamortis420
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3.93/5 rDev +3.1%
Big thanks goes out to mikesgroove for sharing this one with me during the Halloween festivities at his house! Thanks buddy! Served from growler into a Bell's stemmed tulip. Poured red-orange with a very minimal off-white head. There was no lacing evident throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, fruit, caramel, and spices. The flavor was of sweet malt, caramel, fruit, subtle dark chocolate, and honey. It had a light feel on the palate with low carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. I will be the first to admit that I do not usually go out of my way to drink Braggots, but this one wasn't that bad. It had a very nice sweetness going on that made it drinkable for myself. The dark chocolate aspect definitely balanced out the sweetness quite nicely on this one to make it just right.
10-31-2011 15:08:17 | More by thagr81us
4.5/5 rDev +18.1%
rich dark amber color that was somewhat hazy and cloudy. A nice head of white came up over the top and settled down into a thin veil that stayed on top throughout the session. The aroma was loaded with grains, nice light fruit notes, hints of honey and a light bit of alcohol. Nice sharp bite as I take my first taste, rich flavor here, more so then I have seen in the style before. Nice flavor of honey soaked oak that came across the tonge very quickly. Smooth, mellow carbonation really let the flavor explore the palate as light noted of fruit, peaches and nice touches of light grain and spice. Very intresting and very smooth with almost no hotness even with the very high alcohol in this one. Overall another really big winner from the guys up north
10-29-2011 14:12:39 | More by mikesgroove
3.95/5 rDev +3.7%
1 pint 6 fl. oz. bottle
Served in a snifter
A - It is a rosy orange color. I got about an inch of off white head. Once the head dissipates it looks like wine.
S - I smell some honey, cinnamon, and clove.
T - It reminds me of wine. It has some fruity and sour characteristics.
M - Moderate to thin. It has little carbonation making it go down smooth.
O - It is different. I believe this is only the second beer of this style that I have tried. It's a great change of pace.
09-23-2012 19:02:47 | More by buschbeer
3.53/5 rDev -7.3%
A: pours into a snifter to a deep red almost light brown with a small off white head that fades to a small collar
S: smells of honey, cinnamon, and a little nutty with some lemon
T: tastes of cinnamon,very lemony with an almost tart citrus quality, a bit of honey but the lemon seems to dominate, slightly nutty as well. swallow is more lemon and a bit of a nutty finish
M: medium mouthfeel with soft carbonation slightly dry on the finish from the citrus
O: A very interesting beer, very lemony and almost one sided but not quit there. seems like it missed the mark but the other flavors might have faded. Pretty tasty for what it is but it takes a lot to dig past the lemon.
10-20-2012 23:17:56 | More by SHODriver
4.65/5 rDev +22%
Thanks to brew3crew for sending me a growler Friday. Had 1/2 last night, will drink the other half tonight.
Poured from the growler into my Stone IRS tulip.
Pours a rusty red color, light carbonation with slight thin head, no lacing.
Smells old, musty, malty, like dark sweet moldy fruit, but nice not off-putting. As it warms, more spices are noted.
Mouth-feel is smooth, slightly oily, slick, but in a good way.
Taste: never had a beer like this. Fruity sweetness to start, then malt and biscuit. Alcohol bite on the swallow then hop bitterness with the finish. Later on more spices come forward.
Overall: oh my, very tasty, unusual. I give it a solid A.
10-16-2011 16:48:05 | More by danwho
4.05/5 rDev +6.3%
I had this on-tap at Jackie O's during the release this week. Served in a sample glass.
Appearance: Pours a cloudy reddish amber with hardly any head at all.
Smell: Lots of cinnamon with some sweet, bready malt. There are some fruity notes in there as well.
Taste: Very sweet but not in a cloying way. Spiced very well, picking up some cinnamon. There is a mild alcohol note and a bittersweet finish. The nutty cinnamon flavor that lingers is amazing and really reminds me of baklava.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.
Overall: I was really excited when I heard that this beer would be at the release. The aftertaste is just wonderful. The spices and sweetness mix very well.
12-04-2011 23:52:08 | More by oline73
4.18/5 rDev +9.7%
On-Tap at the brewpub on 10/28
Appearance - A nutty brown, with the appearance of walnut or almond. Served in a tulip with a thin membrane of froth on the top. Laces nicely to the glass. The beer is cloudy without being murky, and appears to have low carbonation.
Smell - Cinnamon and spice is immediately noticeable. A bit of a fresh fall nature smell that is reminiscent of a golden-apple crisp tree. Smells just a tad sweet.
Taste - Surprisingly light. Full of cinnamon and, of course, walnut. A nice light burn on the aftertaste. Heavy in dark plum and golden delicious apple. Some heavy purple grapevine notes as well. Noticeable bitter honey makes itself known throughout.
Mouthfeel and overall- Easily drinkable and fresh. Perfect for a crisp fall day. I was expecting a bit of a bolder body, but still good.
10-31-2011 17:58:55 | More by Jesse13713
3.25/5 rDev -14.7%
Poured into a snifter. 2012 vintage, bottle #88 of 192.
3.0 A: Translucent orange amber color. A little over one finger of frothy off-white head. Retention is a bit lacking, but a small ring of lacing is left.
3.5 S: Doesn't smell quite like baklava, but all the component are apparent. Loads of honey followed by cinnamon and walnuts followed by lemon zest and clove. Also a delicate pepperiness. Clean, relatively neutral maltiness.
3.0 T: The taste is not as well integrated as the nose. Honey is the strongest component, but it isn't "braggot strength." Cinnamon and walnuts take a bit of a back seat. The lemon zest and clove do well though. The culmination is a bit tangy, which I don't remember when I had it on-tap. It's not bad, but it's nothing special.
3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Could use a touch more carbonation. Light creaminess.
3.5 D: Decent, but I enjoy this a lot more fresh. It seems that I enjoy most JO's beers better on-tap.
05-03-2012 01:07:46 | More by DavoleBomb
3.05/5 rDev -19.9%
Bottle served in a taster glass. Pours honey-colored. Nose has some honey along with light lemon-citrus notes and quite a bit of sweetness. Mild cinnamon spice in the background. Flavor has more sweetness plus a bit of fruit and honey. Slight earthy-herbal note. Bit of spice. Medium body. One of the more enjoyable braggots that I’ve had.
12-15-2012 19:00:18 | More by Thorpe429
Baklava Braggot from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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