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Jack D'or - Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project

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Ratings: 1,507
Reviews: 615
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 146
Gots: 157 | FT: 6
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:
Beer added by: Paquette on 12-01-2008

First release from Pretty Things. A "Saison Americain."
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

have had this beer numerous times before but never written down my thoughts on it.
Bottled Sept 2011
The aroma is light but still has hints of bread and medicinal properties.
the color is wonderfully golden and very clear with a thin head that does not stick around for very long leaving a light film around the edges.
This saison is very drinkable and balanced. it doesn't stray towards the yeast that much but you know its there performing its role and the hops play very well giving a bitter fruit rind flavor that doesn't linger. while it finishes dry it beckons for another sip.
Great label art accompanying a very good beer

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bomber bought on an awesome trip to Bowling Green, KY at Wino's Depot

A - This is a beautiful beer, period. Rich hazy golden wheat color flows out with a three finger head that sticks around for a couple of minutes and falls into a thin ring that leaves little lacing.

S - Belgian yeast dominates big time. It's hard to divine other aromas. Maybe: baking bread, bergamot/seville orange, cedar

T - Great citrus notes break through the spot-on yeast component. I expected the malt to be stronger, but it is overshadowed by the yeast and citric hopiness. Although well balanced as it is, I wish that the malt was more present. The hops cling to the palate more than a Belgian style IPA usually does creating a long pleasing finish.

M - Very light on the tongue and palate, it is very drinkable compared to some Belgian IPAs, I guess this is the Saison coming out in the beer.

O - I've had some other Pretty Things beers and this one is the best so far. I love the experimental nature of the brew; it combines styles that I am into in a very accomplished fashion. Must Drink More.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled March 2012.

Per recommendation, rolled bottle on its side before pouring. Slightly aggressive pour yields a lightly hazy golden yellow with a frothy inch and a half white head that dissipates slowly, leaving thick, holy lacing.

Belgian yeast, tart green apple, lime, pineapple, and a slightly funky hay and barnyard character form the aroma. Earthy notes and orange peel add complexity. Pear and a a hint of diacetyl surface late.

Flavor is dominated by earthiness mid palate. Finish is decidedly dry and bitter. Underpinnings of banana, pineapple, and lime provide depth in subsequent sips. Wet hay, pepper, and musty tones emerge.

Body is moderate, with nearly spritzy carbonation and slight alcohol warmth.

Fairly complex example of the style. Good yeast character. Finish is a little dry and hot for my palate.

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Jack D'or from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
90 out of 100 based on 1,507 ratings.