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Jack D'or - Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,429 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,429
Reviews: 610
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 146
Gots: 144 | FT: 5
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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3/5  rDev -25.9%

Rappaman, Oct 26, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

JeffreyJDavis, Oct 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

juliusseizure, Oct 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Horbar, Oct 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

bauermj, Oct 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

RblWthACoz, Oct 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

wesley14, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of StaveHooks
4.48/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled March 2012
Served in a Duvel tulip.

A - Pour a hazy golden color with bright white moundy head that forms a thick collar and a thin cap of micro bubbles.

S - Spicy wheat and pilsner malts, wildflower honey, dusty hay, dry and yeasty, old wood, some basement funk, floral. Funk really comes out as it warms. Lots going on here.

T - Starts sweeter than expected with juicy pear and apple fruit, dried hay, grassy and earthy bitterness comes in with a touch of basement wood. Peppery yeast, honey, and lavender are another layer and come out more as it warms. Bright citrus and notes of old bubblegum really comes out on the finish.

M - Soft and smooth body with ample carbonation. Light to medium weight. Dry finish.

Very complex beer that melds together perfectly. Lots of mellow components that when combined create a layered and complex drink that's very tasty. Worth seeking out.

StaveHooks, Oct 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

anewlanguage, Oct 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

MGodduclan5, Oct 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

SocalKicks, Oct 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

AllanC, Oct 09, 2012
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1/5  rDev -75.3%

Chiggins, Oct 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

nquigley16, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of TheMultiYeast
4.54/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A beautiful Saison. Hazy yellow with two fingers of rich foamy white head.

Aroma is very floral with banana, pear, and apple fruit notes. Yeast aromas are nearly phenolic with notes of fresh moist forage.

Flavor begins with a pungent floral character then welcomes banana/soft pear fruitiness. A big twang of Belgian yeast comes through with estery bitterness and some tart dryness.

Fantastic body on this Saison. Soft but highly carbonated and exquisitely dry from champagne yeast.

Just a gorgeous beer from Pretty Things. I pick this up at every opportunity.

TheMultiYeast, Oct 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

markgoodman10, Oct 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

freewill35, Oct 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

bostonryan, Sep 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

weaselchew, Sep 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

WoodburyMN, Sep 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

agreenman19, Sep 23, 2012
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4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: crystal clear straw color lots of carbonation coming up and danceing in the glass a little bit of a bright white head with a god ammount of lacing

S: lots of pepper and spice some banana and clove lots of yeast smell the great thing about the smell is that according to pretty things it was all created from yeast only which is true craftsmanship well done !!!

T: good ammount of maltiness with just a hint of hop bitterness but the yeast flavor shines on the taste

M: there was a lot of carbonation on this beer the mouth feel was very light but not dry very drinkable

O: this was an awesome beer beat pretty things beer I've had so far they did a great job on this it was almost like a hybrid between a great funky earthy saison and a spice and yeast filled whitbier if you can get buy this beer

smcnulty1981, Sep 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

warnerry, Sep 22, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

bomber courtesy of valdieu2 poured into a tulip glass. bottled august 2012.

a - pours an even goldenrod shade, slightly hazy, with a finger or so of off white head. foam calms quickly to a thin film but leaves a few legs of lacing in the glass.

s - crackers, lemon, faint clove, faint earthiness. smells warm and inviting.

t - wow. starts of with a malt character of toasted bread, then adds subtle spice and fruity notes. clove, pepper, faint cinnamon, lemon, and white grape. the label describes a sharp, herbal bitterness, but i think it's more akin to being hit in the head with a blunt object. the bitterness hangs on the tongue which i feel detracts just a bit from the overall flavor. finishes dry and slightly sweet. high score for sheer complexity despite the slightly odd combination of flavors..

m - lighter side of medium with adequate carbonation. medium co2 profile.

o -not really sure what to think about this. i feel that this beer is like calculus for your taste buds. amazingly complex, but not super drinkable. have to take this one sip at a time just to process what's going on here. i can see why it's so highly rated.

divineaudio, Sep 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

2GOOFY, Sep 16, 2012
Jack D'or from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
91 out of 100 based on 1,429 ratings.