1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Jack D'or - Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project

Not Rated.
Jack D'orJack D'or

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,397 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,397
Reviews: 608
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 147
Gots: 139 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Jack D'or Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,397 | Reviews: 608 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of staaaaalin
4/5  rDev -1.2%

staaaaalin, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of portmand1ngo
4/5  rDev -1.2%

portmand1ngo, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of papajohn56
4/5  rDev -1.2%

papajohn56, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of ArtieMeister
4/5  rDev -1.2%

ArtieMeister, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of taospowder
4/5  rDev -1.2%

taospowder, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of Adamfwel
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Adamfwel, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of silverking
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

silverking, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of vermilcj
4/5  rDev -1.2%

vermilcj, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of Dodgerrigo77
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Dodgerrigo77, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of benj1123
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

benj1123, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of brendan4532
4/5  rDev -1.2%

brendan4532, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of Brendan1984
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Brendan1984, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of Shawnspl
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Shawnspl, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

GRG1313, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of Stagga_Lee
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Stagga_Lee, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of Ropowers3
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Ropowers3, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of Shy5
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Shy5, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of rjp217
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

rjp217, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of costanzo_mike
4/5  rDev -1.2%

costanzo_mike, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of DerekMorgan
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

DerekMorgan, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of MattGrimley
4/5  rDev -1.2%

MattGrimley, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of Jmamay22
3.31/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

The beer pours out a mildly hazy straw colored yellow with a thick white cap of foam.

The nose consists mostly of hops. Strong spiced hop scent, a touch of lemon and grainy wheat round out the scent. Mildly phenolic, especially for a saison. A light hand of peppercorn.

The taste begins with a stronger pepper and phenolic type flavor. Slightly grainy midway through and finishes with an odd Cheerio cereal type flavor that I could do without. The pleasant lemon that was in the scent is fairly subdued to nonexistent in the taste.

Mouthfeel is very lively, light and spritzy as often expected from saisons. Very drinkable and I would have guessed a lighter abv approaching more of a table saison. Nothing stands out to make this an overly complex or interesting beer. The cereal flavor felt out of place as noted.

Jmamay22, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -25.9%

Nichols33, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of jt2488
4/5  rDev -1.2%

jt2488, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of alphagnome
4.65/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance:
Lightly hazed, hay colored body hosts an incredible amount of carbonation. Crowned by a think, soft white head. Great retention and lacing.

Aroma:
Right away you get a great funk that tickles your nostrils! Very bright herbal notes sprinkled with peppercorn and honey. A bit of a sweetcorn presence and lemon zest. This smells fantastic!

Taste:
Right away, you're greeted by an earthy herbal hop presence, and dry wheat. A decent amount of spiciness and light fruits break through, providing a roller-coaster ride of tart and dry flavors.

Mouthfeel:
Light and spritzy! Tons of carbonation and a light body make this a very easy to drink beer. The head is silky smooth, giving this one a very unique sipping experience. Clean, dry finish.

Overall:
This might very well be my new favorite in the genre! Complex and easy to drink, this should be high on you shopping list.

alphagnome, Jul 13, 2014
Jack D'or from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
91 out of 100 based on 1,397 ratings.