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Jack D'or - Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project

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Ratings: 1,318
Reviews: 602
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 145
Gots: 126 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
First release from Pretty Things. A "Saison Americain."

(Beer added by: Paquette on 12-01-2008)
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zbellino

Louisiana

4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to my brother CheezyBlaster for getting this down to NOLA. It's nice to have it on tap. For other people in the area, it's on tap (rotational) at The Avenue.

Just a fun brew, that really stands out from the Saison crowd. True to its rural roots, it courses into a glass (I've had this on tap and in bombers) a misty and unfiltered lemon curd yellow gold. On tap it builds a nice marshmallow head that likes to stick around for a bit on the glass, but out of a bomber that head seems to dissipate much quicker and leaves little lacing.

It has the archetypal traditional sour and yeasty smells of the barnyard, as if it were trampled by friendly goats. But inside that is the american floral hops one might expect from an IPA.

The lemongrass notes really lead off on the sides of the tongue. The yeast carries through with the taste of spent grains and AP flour. Lovely. Again, an IPA floral finish balances this out, and creates a truly complex palate.

It has a nice sharp carbonation (a bit better on tap) that lightens the beer up leaving it (dare I say) one of the most drinkable Saisons I've had.

This is an accomplishment. Truly one of the most sessionable Saisons out there, but also one of the most flavorful, and certainly one of the most multifaceted and unexpected. Hearty recommendations.

Serving type: on-tap

11-02-2011 01:42:34 | More by zbellino
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Jack D'or from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
91 out of 100 based on 1,318 ratings.