Jack D'or - Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
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Reviews by zbellino:
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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3.84/5 rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
1 PT. 6 FL.. OZ. bottle
Served in a tulip glass
Bottled April 2013
A - It is pale yellow in color and hazy. There are small particles of yeast suspended in it. It is topped with a couple inches of white head.
S - It has a nice fresh lemon scent. I also detect a little must.
T - The taste has some lemon and grass flavors. Then some bitterness sets in. At first I thought the bitterness was too much for this beer, but after half a bottle the flavors are meshing well.
M - Medium.
O - This is a refreshing saison. It hits the spot after working in a near 90° day. The bitterness is more than I care for in this style, but it is not overwhelming and compliments the lemon and must, so I won't complain.
Serving type: bottle
06-18-2014 00:34:04 | More by buschbeer
Jack D'or from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
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