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Jack D'or - Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project

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91
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1,461 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,461
Reviews: 611
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 145
Gots: 148 | 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:
First release from Pretty Things. A "Saison Americain."

(Beer added by: Paquette on 12-01-2008)
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Photo of wagner617
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

wagner617, Jan 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

rowingbrewer, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of noyellowfizzbeer
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

noyellowfizzbeer, Dec 31, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

jIsh, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of Relik
5/5  rDev +23.5%

Relik, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of bump8628
4/5  rDev -1.2%

bump8628, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of beerbiatchMD
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle into a pint snifter.

A: light yellow, fairly fizzy white head, nice lacing.

S: hay, yeasty, fresh, some zesty Belgian spice.

T: nice and light spice-peppery with a bittery finish. Well balanced. Have a difficult time picking out any more specifics.

M: light bodied, crisp, good carbonation.

O: a very good saison good hop/malt balance. Would certainly recommend.

beerbiatchMD, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of layapandora
4/5  rDev -1.2%

layapandora, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of pfrdaly
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served from bottle into a pint glass.

A- Medium yellow in color (Rosco #12 straw for you theatre folk). Cloudy with a 1/4" of head. Looks appealing to drink.

S- Smell is less potent than other Saisons, I've had. Reminds me a lot of sea grass.

T- Smooth to drink, a good amount of acidity or sourness. I really don't like Belgians but this was an exception. I was able to get through this and think favorably of it.

M- Full bodied, doesnt dissappoint.

O- I liked it beyond any other beer I've had in its type.

pfrdaly, Dec 22, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

newenglandontap, Dec 21, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

JAHMUR, Dec 20, 2011
Photo of cps98
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured in a fresh pint glass from the fridge. Beer was fridge temp (pretty cold).

A – Golden yellow, very slight haze. 1 finger white head that dissipates quickly to a ring that hangs for the entire drink. Not much lacing.

S – Hop citrus and green apple, floral from the yeast a little bready.

T – The hops hit me first nice and bitter, some lemon, and bready yeast.

M – Nice bite from the hops and carbonation but then the saison comes through on the finish. The beer is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O – Overall I really liked this beer a lot of hop bitterness upfront then mellows to that familiar saison on the backend. I am glad I have another bottle to enjoy!

cps98, Dec 20, 2011
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

Corkpuller, Dec 19, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Ralphs66, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of Gatch
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Cloudy, hazy yellow with a fluffy, bubbly white head.

S - Honestly not much there. Some malt and spice.

T - Bready, fruity, nutty flavors with spice notes. Great, subdued, balanced finish of spicy hops and fruity malt. Has a nice funky, farmhouse character.

M - Smooth and incredibly easy to drink. A sign of good beers to come from Pretty Things.

Gatch, Dec 19, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

HopStoopid120, Dec 19, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

greenengineer, Dec 18, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

alamode, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

bkny27, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Leftofthedial, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

MaineMike, Dec 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

EskimoDave, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of Bubba83
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured at 45 degrees into an allagash tall tulip glass. Pours a dark yellow color, fairly hazy, with a bright white soapy looking head, about two finger widths tall after a rather vigorous pour. The bottle says it was bottled in July 2011. Lacing is good and the beer manages to retain a small ring for quite a while despite the head's soapy nature. I'd prefer the head to be a little more foamy/creamy.

A very pleasant aroma of pears, green grapes, mellow apple, freshly cut grass, and barnyard funk. I really like how this smells a lot, there's just something "fresh" and vibrant about it. This may partially be from some of the citrus notes I'm getting in the nose too from the hops. Even some tropical fruits and apricots here too, really complex, lots of yeasty qualities to explore. I find no faults at all in the aroma, it's exactly what I'm looking for.

Comes off a lot more funky in the flavor profile than in the aroma. There's some banana up front followed by peach and apricot before a big barnyard funk note. Not like a light hay/field pollen flavor but more like a sweaty horse blanket type taste. Gets pretty earthy and then the stone fruits are able to speak again for a bit before finishing with some black pepper and a bit of lemony goodness. It's quite interesting for a Saison, not a boring one by any means.

The mouthfeel is pretty good. It feels a little wet in the mouth, and maybe a tad heavier than I'd expect for the ABV. The finish is dry, and the carbonation is on the mellow side. The whole thing could be a bit more fluffy which I think could enhance the flavor profile.

Overall this is a very well put together Saison. I really like the complexity in the aroma and the flavor profile. If there was a bit less horse blanket character, it might allow the rest of the flavors to dance around a little more in balance. I think the mouthfeel could be improved a bit too, but all in all this is one of my favorites to have around.

Bubba83, Dec 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

photomike, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

hannydawg, Dec 14, 2011
Jack D'or from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
91 out of 100 based on 1,461 ratings.