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Jack D'or - Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project

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1,495 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,495
Reviews: 615
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 145
Gots: 155 | 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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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.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz. Bottled October 2011.

Pours a lightly hazy, glowing gold with a modest one-finger head. Nice lacing.

The aroma is pungently funky and a touch sulfuric. Fresh, American hops come through as well.

The flavor is bitter and dry, with lots of leafy hop flavor. Farmhouse flavors are apparent, and this beer is not particularly "clean" in that regard. Complex, but some off-flavors nip my excitement in the bud, namely, plastic-like phenolics and a harsh, grainy finish. The mouthfeel is medium-light and could use a bit more carb to fluff things up.

A decent and hoppy Saison. Not very smooth or balanced, but interesting.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with a small head of white foam on top of a a hazy, golden body. The head settles quickly and leaves little lace on the glass.

S - Herbal hop aromas and a strong, spicy yeast character. Very musty and a bit peppery.

T - Bready malt up front with some musty yeast character. Notes of coriander, black pepper, and clove in the middle. Lemon and pepper dominate the finish with a touch of musty hop character.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - This is an interesting saison, very spicy, musty and peppery. I generally prefer saisons that lean more towards a fruity character, but the herbal, earthy character works well here and it really brings out the underlying wheat notes that might otherwise get lost in a fruitier example of the style.

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Jack D'or from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
90 out of 100 based on 1,495 ratings.