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Jack D'or - Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project

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BA SCORE
91
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1,397 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,397
Reviews: 608
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 147
Gots: 138 | 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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Photo of SHODriver
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured into a duvel tulip to a cloudy golden yellow with a small white head that doesn't have a lot of retention
S: smells of fresh cut hay, spicy yeast, a bit of citrus, and some base malt aroma
T: some yeasty spice is up front with some of that hay and grassyness, slightly citrusy with just a hint of sweetness. swallow brings more spice from the yeast, and a bit of grassyness
M: lighter side of medium on the body with adequate carb that's a touch under prickly. slightly drying finish
O: Very impressive beer. Pretty Things is one of my favorites from the East Coast that flies under the radar. I was able to snag the bomber for 2.99 which is a steal.

SHODriver, Dec 18, 2012
Photo of bruno1187
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

bruno1187, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of Mikecap
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Mikecap, Dec 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

t0rin0, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of HumanParaquat
4/5  rDev -1.2%

HumanParaquat, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of Treb0R
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Treb0R, Dec 13, 2012
Photo of Jimmys
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

bomber into Hardywood Park tulip. bottled in: August 2012.

A: blond body. pretty clear. head is bright white and pretty bubbly. retention is good. some clumps of lacing left behind.

S: eggy. yeasty sulfurs. floral. clementines.

T: tropical. some orange peel notes as well. bitterness is back there, but just enough. stronger at first than begins to diminish. finish is biscuity. reminds me of lemon cookies. not as dry as i would have expected.

M: mouth is rich with carbonation. medium body.

D: pretty solid saison, i do wish it was a touch dryer than it is, but that is my only serious complaint. otherwise quite enjoyable.

Jimmys, Dec 12, 2012
Photo of JessxSpikes
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

JessxSpikes, Dec 11, 2012
Photo of sendbeer
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

sendbeer, Dec 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

esdeebrew, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of Fitztopher
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Fitztopher, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of Orange
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Orange, Dec 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

jaminjohnson, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of CheekyBroad
5/5  rDev +23.5%

CheekyBroad, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of rosschive
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

rosschive, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of BeerNacho
4/5  rDev -1.2%

BeerNacho, Nov 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

ValTass, Nov 19, 2012
Photo of zeledonia
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've been wanting to try this one for some time. Thanks to ant880 for the extra! Bottled November 2011. Tasted 9 November 2012, reviewed from notes.

Pours a hazy golden autumn wheat yellow. One finger of white head, okay retention, some lacing. Nice color.

Smells fruity and funky, heavy on the yeast. Has a really nice floral overtone that floats over it all. Delightful. Of what I consider the three main saison elements (funk, floral, and spice), this is full floral and half funk. Nice.

Taste isn't bad, but it's kinda meh. Full and rich, floral again, kinda like drinking flowers. Moderate bitterness in the second half, a touch of spice.

Feel is expansive, like it's ballooning up inside my mouth. Medium-bodied, moderate carbonation. The really notable thing is how it just floats up into the rest of my mouth. Flavor lasts and lasts.

Quite a nice saison. The smell is the definite highlight, and the mouthfeel is really interesting. Surprisingly floral, with more nectar and petal flavor than I think I've ever encountered in a beer before (Upright Flora Rustica is the one that comes closest). Interesting.

zeledonia, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of ScottStache
4/5  rDev -1.2%

ScottStache, Nov 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

VernonKell, Nov 15, 2012
Photo of PeterIngemi
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle from August 2012, split the bottle poured into a duvel glass

A: pour a nice hazy golden, very golden in fact, maybe a slight touch of orange, ingot a finger of white head after a regular pour, dissapates nicley, not much lacing.

S: nice citrusy aroma, some herbal/grassy qualities, and a touch of slightly soapy Belgian yeast aroma, does not smell like a yeast spice bomb, which keeps me from liking a lot of beers of this style. Smells tasty. As the brew warms I begin to get a white wine vinous quality on the nose,

T: much like the aroma, nice citrusy notes with a touch of grassy/straw, along with a nicely balanced use of yeast. I also get an almost white wine like taste in here as well. the thing that caught me off gaurd here was the nice slightly bitter hoppy finish, which I feel round this out beautifully, this makes me want to try a fresher bottle, although there is absolutely nothing wrong with the tasty bottle I'm drinking now.

M: higher crisp tounge stinging carbonation, which keeps the brew lovely and accent the finish.... The finish is nice and dry with a touch of lingering bitterness... Normally I would not like this level of carbonation, but it is spot on here. Light and drinkable.

O: this is a really good beer, very well balanced, nice complexity, I really enjoyed the use of the hops here. Suprised it took me so long before i reviewed this one .

PeterIngemi, Nov 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Dank26, Nov 09, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

projektyle, Nov 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Molson2000, Nov 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Brewsephus, Nov 01, 2012
Jack D'or from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
91 out of 100 based on 1,397 ratings.