A Token Of Our Extreme
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Wild Ale
4.56 | pDev: 7.89%
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Ohio, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Notes: 5 1/2 year wine barrel aged sour with pears
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 59 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Kurmaraja from California

4.19/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was built up quite a bit by folks I talked to and, while a nice sour, failed to be superlative in any area. Appearance was surprisingly dark, orange toned brown, with a pretty nice head considering 5+ years in a barrel. Aroma was initially odd - a bit of ethyl acetate (or is it acetone? finger nail polish remover-ish) that burned off as it breathed a bit. Afterwards, aroma was mild ... oak, buttery wine (in a good way), a mixed / stewed fruit compote, slight breadiness.. A bit of sharp lacto making me think it's going to be much more sour than it turned out to be. Flavor delivers more of that stewed fruit - I could see something like pears roasted in honey and a sweeter wine, like marsala - and lots of oak. Lacto sourness but not much in the way of funk. Good flavor but lacking in depth and didn't really develop much over the course of 45 minutes. Body was very good - creamy and substantial but not heavy.

Feb 07, 2016
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SABERG from Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured at Parker Pie in West Glover VT.
Hill Farmstead 4th Anniversary event

A - A mild brown, simple lacing, when coaxed a delicate off white cap is possible.
S - Fine nose, sweet, earthy, a nice bite of funk. The fragrances are meshed in a manner that eludes and invites.
T - The first pass across the palate, confounds, develops into a fine wild brown, sweet fruit, pears, light sugar and a fine finishing bite. These shine through the experience. The wild comes with a beautiful tart snap that leaves only desire.
M - The feel is tart, compounded with sweet. A challenge in that a finer feel might be thin. This is a treat, an appertif, and a dessert. Clean dry finish concludes the pleasure.
O - The craft displayed here is exceptional, to delight in this brew is a grace bestowed. If ever available this is worth all effort to find.
Well done by Brad and the Jackie O's crew.
World class.


May 26, 2014
A Token Of Our Extreme from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 59 ratings