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Jack D'or - Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project

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1,334 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,334
Reviews: 604
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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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
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Neorebel

New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jack D'Or is a brilliant, clear golden color, topped with a soapy head about 1 cm tall. It later recedes to a thin sliver, leaving a decent amount of lacing. The aroma is wonderfully complex... and pleasantly yeasty, of course. On one hand, I can pick up very sweet, candied phenols, and on the other, there is very sour and tart stuff in there as well. Apples and bananas come to mind first and foremost. The taste has a smack of sweetness and farmhouse funk, but in a flash that all gives way to a sour bitterness. There must have been a more than average amount of hops used here, for the style. It has a bit of a champagne-like character, being somewhat crisp, dry and metallic. Overall, an extremely interesting and high caliber Saison.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2012 00:49:07 | More by Neorebel
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LCannon4

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

07-02-2012 19:35:13 | More by LCannon4
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-27-2012 22:56:38 | More by trevorpost
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ptricky


4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

06-27-2012 19:16:19 | More by ptricky
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Sco

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

06-26-2012 17:15:38 | More by Sco
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phaley87

Maine

3/5  rDev -25.9%

06-25-2012 15:25:05 | More by phaley87
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KSather

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -25.9%

06-24-2012 22:49:24 | More by KSather
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macrosmatic

Florida

4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to ActonBrewer for this one. Poured from bomber into a CCB pint glass.

A: Starts as a clear light yellow pour, although yeasty haze started during the last half of the bottle. Some visible carbonation, and a nice white head forms.

S: Classic smell for Belgian - yeast, lemon, biscuits.

T: Taste follows the nose well, with the lemon/coriander and yeast flavors prominent. A bit of hop bitterness present. Even flavor all the way through.

M: Light mouthfeel, nice carbonation. Very clean finish, somewhat dry, and almost no alcohol presence.

O: This is a very well-done saison. Nothing crazy or overdone to really set it apart, but definitely good.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2012 16:37:39 | More by macrosmatic
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FreshHawk

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Light gold color color with a full, healthy, bubbly, white head. Good retention leaving some patchy lace.

S - Clean saison aroma. Pilsner, cracker malt aroma. Strong lemony aroma.

T - Also has a clean taste. Neutral slightly sweet malt. Lots of lemon, phenols, and bitter asprin flavors (a little too much of this last flavor). A bit of a zesty, spicy yeast flavor in the back.

M - Light to medium body with above average carbonation. Zesty and spritzy feel.

D - The bitter, asprin, astringent flavor is a little too strong to be all that drinkable. It is clean and zesty which combines well with the body though.

Notes: Very clean and interesting Saison. Not all that spicy or complex. I was getting a little too much of the asprin to fully enjoy it though. So so beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2012 22:58:39 | More by FreshHawk
Jack D'or from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
91 out of 100 based on 1,334 ratings.