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Baklava Braggot - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

82 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 15.75%
Wants: 27
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Braggot |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brew3crew on 10-08-2011)
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Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.05/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of mikesgroove
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Knapp85
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Was really excited to try this brew since Braggot's aren't usually that popular. This brew poured out as a nice looking amber color. The head was fizzy and white. The smell of the beer was a little different than expected, the lemon zest was in there for sure. I was hoping for more of a honey aroma. The taste of the beer was also not quite what I expected but it was still pretty good. The flavors of the lemon and spice worked well together. The mouthfeel of the beer had a good level of carbonation to it and was medium bodied. Overall this beer was pretty good, makes me want to check out Jackie-O's a little more.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Sweetwater mini-snifter.

I've been meaning to try some baklava, but have never been in the right place to do so... Anyway, this stuff pours a hazy amber topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises biscuit, light cinnamon, honey, and light yellow cake. The taste brings in more of the same, along with candied orange peel, some mild dark fruits, and a lingering sense of vague tartness somewhere in the ether. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a pretty solid flavored braggot. 'Nuff said, really.

Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of oline73
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of MasterSki
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Growler picked up from Jackie O's by Dave (dschuster03). Served in a Russian River tulip.

A - Quick-dissolving white foam settles to nothing. Transparent honey-colored body. I guess that's appropriate?

S - Honey, bread, alcohol, and a nebulous spice character - nutmeg? cinnamon? Doesn't really smell like Baklava to me, as it lacks the nuttiness and flaked pastry, but the honey and spice gets it into the right ballpark. Thankfully not cloying as many braggots tend to be.

T - Taste has a bit more of the nuttiness I'm looking for, mingling with honey, caramel malt, spices, and perhaps some dates. Much closer to baklava, and thankfully sheds much of the obvious alcohol.

M - Medium-full bodied, with a smooth texture, lower carbonation, and light warming alcohol in the finish. Somewhat sticky, but not syrupy.

D - It's in the top 10 braggots I've had, but that isn't saying much. This one seemed to polarize our tasting group, as a few people immediately dumped their glasses while others went for a refill. Interesting concept, but the execution could have been stronger.

Photo of mdfb79
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of drewone
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Gonzoillini
2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

Photo of Rhettroactive
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of chippo33
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of xnicknj
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of bsuedekum
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.23/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.
A-3.5

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.
S-3.5

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.
T-3.0
M-3.0

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.
O-3.25

Reveal:
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!

Photo of thagr81us
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of AgentZero
3.4/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to dschuster03 for sharing this growler.

A - Golden colored beer with a bit of a white head that didn't stay for long and left nothing on the glass.

S - Smells of honey, with some spices. I was hoping for a more authentic baklava experience with some flakey pastry in there, but alas, no go.

T - Honey, spices, some nuttiness that maybe is representative of pastry some how. If nothing else, it gives it some more depth.

M - Medium bodied, lower carbonation.

O - Fine for what it is. Think this could potentially be fine-tuned to be more representative of actual baklava. Not bad.

Photo of AlexFields
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of cpetrone84
3.38/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pour is murky dark amber with off white head. The nose is sweet an much of honey. The cinnamon spice comes through a fair bit and the walnut. Taste is simple, honey, some in fermented sugar, decent spice to it. Full body, syrupy, strong carb with a sugary finish.

Photo of williamjbauer
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Florida9
3.15/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Slightly brown tinted darker shade of orange. No head, no lacing. Aroma is spicy: Cinnamon and nutmeg with a lots a honey. Flavor is worse: honey, spice, greenish herbal off-quality with a slight sourness. Light bodied. Mild bitterness. Lighter bodied. No bitterness. Not very good.

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Baklava Braggot from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.