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Jack D'or - Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project

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1,318 Ratings
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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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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a clean straw yellow pour with a half inch of head giving off some great lacing. smells of lemon zest, orange peel, coriander, bready/spicy yeast. a funky tasting saison. lots of citrus bitterness.. almost like eating a salad of orange peel and lemon peel.. with a dash of pepper, and a slice of bread on the side. really crisp and refreshing. high carbonation, light bodied.. perfect summer refresher. really diggin' this one.. tastes like a traditional book recipe, however still manages to have a unique bitterness that lets it stand out from the rest.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2012 00:29:55 | More by facundoCNB
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Greywulfken

New York

4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: pale gold haze with an off-white head

S: buttered popcorn, lemongrass, and floral hops

T: lemony citrus with floral notes; buttery; some sweetness like a touch of honey

M: bright, creamy, crisp, fresh, clean-finishing

O: a really nice saison, very drinkable, very summery

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 19:45:20 | More by Greywulfken
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

With their quirky adolescence and somewhat absurd namesake and marketing images, its easy to lower expectations about the quality of the product inside the bottle. To the dismay of most, the distaste ends with a discard of the bottle because the saison is phenomenal.

Bright straw in color, the beer puts forth a modest shield of haze that's presumably from suspended yeast. High carbonation erupts from the bottom of the glass and emulating champagne. The head that's built above is spritzy, loosely knit, and collapses onto itself as new bubbles regenerate it just as fast. Expected retention and lace keeps the beer's atmosphere decorated and appetizing.

Firm pilsner aromas lay the foundation for aroma with a dry bread scent with dough and grain. Spicier notes bounce from the malts with a mix of yeasty white pepper, cumin and curacao. A fruity/floral combo counteracts the spice with softer lemon, apple, orange, honey, and wildflower. The hops contribute both the bouquet and a dry hay note that also drives malt complexities.

Flavors bounce off the tongue with a dry malt, dry fruit, and evaporative spice balance that's effortless and whimsically charged. Light sweetness of grain and faint honey is rounded by the estery apple, lemon acidity notes, and herbal-botanical taste. The quick mid palate of lemongrass and herbs turn bitter and signals the dry finish to come. Fresh cracked peppercorn, cumin, and coriander balance the fruit and malt but seem to invite the slightest soap flavor in finish and aftertaste.

Expansive as the carbonation explodes off the tongue and engulfs the mouth with a dry, terse, and peppery quality that forces the finish much sooner than is expected. The beer's quick procession across the palate lands it with bone dry texture to finish where the majority of flavor is mostly appreciated in aftertaste rather than palate exploration.

Where the value of saison is measured by its classic complexities of dry malt, dry fruit, high spice, and high effervescence, Jack D'or delivers all these with pin point Belgian precision. Its truly unique to find well made saisons outside of the farmhouse. It's only the goofy name and artwork that leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 17:13:50 | More by BEERchitect
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Steimie

Michigan

3/5  rDev -25.9%

08-06-2012 21:17:31 | More by Steimie
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

08-05-2012 20:12:03 | More by ThePorterSorter
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DoubleSimcoe

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

08-05-2012 01:23:06 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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qcbrewer

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

08-01-2012 22:03:41 | More by qcbrewer
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Peller80


4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

07-29-2012 16:27:13 | More by Peller80
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Giantspace

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

07-29-2012 02:23:21 | More by Giantspace
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MikeConklin

New York

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-26-2012 01:30:07 | More by MikeConklin
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jeffthepony

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

07-25-2012 21:33:04 | More by jeffthepony
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

07-25-2012 03:12:37 | More by Oakenator
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RussBecker1


5/5  rDev +23.5%

07-25-2012 02:04:23 | More by RussBecker1
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

07-23-2012 23:31:18 | More by rolltide8425
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spantherman


4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

07-23-2012 04:03:57 | More by spantherman
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sommersb

Tennessee

3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted On: 07-18-2012
Freshness: Bottled 03-2012
Packaging: 22 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Tulip
Purchased: Single from Wino's Depot, Bowling Green KY

Big white head sits on a hazy, straw-colored beer. Head retention is very good and lacing is good. Very nice aromas are of spicy yeast, lemons and other fruits, wheat malts and cloves.

Taste is very dry and features a sharp hop bitterness and some tartness. Flavors of grapes and wine show an acidic character. Rye malt makes for an edgy bite as well. Body is in the light to medium range and carbonation is high. The finish is very dry and also has an acidic quality.

Overall I'd say this is a good beer but had too much hop bitterness and dryness for my liking.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2012 01:15:04 | More by sommersb
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Dromeda


3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

07-17-2012 22:07:33 | More by Dromeda
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jjohnston87

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

07-15-2012 17:05:05 | More by jjohnston87
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ssjkyle

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

07-14-2012 04:42:24 | More by ssjkyle
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baybum

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-14-2012 02:05:57 | More by baybum
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Magery

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-14-2012 00:59:12 | More by Magery
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paulscottmiller

Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm in Boston, MA It's 89 degrees F with a 66 dregree dew point. Let's just say its hot and humid. Walked into a local pub and scanned the beer list. Traveling from Minnesota I'm not familiar with Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project.

I ordered the Jack D'Or and was amazed by its crisp refreshing character back by depth and complexity not often found in this style of brew.

Cool and recharged I'm ready to continue my walk on the Freedom Trail through Boston's historic areas where lived the Patriots whom founded our country.

I'm grateful a current resident founded Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2012 19:05:11 | More by paulscottmiller
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ms11781

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

07-13-2012 00:55:36 | More by ms11781
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WhitmansNiece

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-10-2012 12:24:01 | More by WhitmansNiece
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-06-2012 23:46:20 | More by jbaker67
Jack D'or from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
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