Cucumber Ginger Perpetum
Jackie O's Brewpub

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Jackie O's Brewpub
Ohio, United States
Berliner Weisse
4.29 | pDev: 6.99%
Jun 28, 2020
Feb 04, 2015
Cucumber Ginger PerpetumCucumber Ginger Perpetum
Notes: Over the course of 3 months, Perpetum naturally becomes tart and full of character. A unique solera method, created using a proprietary yeast blend, ensures consistency and perpetual motion. Inspired by traditional Berliner Weisse style ales from northern Germany. Conditioning on fresh cucumbers and ginger brings a cool and juicy balance to our bright and lively house sour wheat ale. No kettles were soured in the making of this beer.
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Rated: 3.95 by vrbulldog22 from Ohio

Jun 28, 2020
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Reviewed by rudzud from Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Received in a trade and shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice clear golden hue with a thin white head that fades to leave light wisps.

S - Big aromas of fresh cucumbers. Very bright slightly vegetative. Really bright with just a flash of ginger.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with loads of cucumber up front. Not much ginger. There is good light acidity, faint crackers. Good lingering tartness.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, good body, little flemmy.

O - Overall this was a very solid beer with lovely cucumber notes. Really enjoyable.

Serving Type: bottle
Aug 30, 2019
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Thanx to rudzud
Light fizzy small head, some lacing but little retention, slightly clear golden color

Nose starts with tart sour funk then big cucumber, big fresh cucumber, little light ginger, little fruit sour

Taste very sour, tart lemony funk, bright acidity, some cucumber up front but not a ton like the nose but some, hint of ginger, but not much, more on the back end, no malt, flemmy tart lemony finish

Mouth is med to lighter bod, flemmy bright acidity, medium higher carb

Overall pretty good, good base sour on the taste, great cucumber aroma but less on the taste although it came through more as it went, and a bit flemmy, but mostly lack of ginger keeping it from being higher
Aug 30, 2019
Rated: 4.14 by NMA from Ohio

Jul 08, 2019
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Rated by OompaMentor from Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Whale - DLD 5/19/2018
Jan 02, 2019
Rated: 4.16 by MTKATL from Georgia

May 20, 2018
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

3.64/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Hazy pale straw color with no head except for a very shy minuscule film.

Taste is like toasted cracker with an almost roasted-esque cucumber that's a little smokey or earthy with a hint of salt and funk that makes this closer to a pickle without the dill. The funk that is present has a gruyere essence, and a little spice of ginger comes up in the finish, but not much. As it warms I get some lemon and mixed nuts.

Mouthfeel is slick and round, thick at the top of the palate, but thinning at the swallow with a tart, slight sting and a semi-dry, sticky finish.

Smell is crisper than taste, with cracker, and a lighter funk and cucumber than the flavor exhibits. The nose comes across as more refreshing than it turns out to be on the palate. There's also a dash of lemon on the nose.

In April 2018, this was much better after time. I found it a lot more enjoyable than when it was first bottled--cleaner and brighter, more expressive and tart, but less distinct cucumber and ginger character.
Aug 14, 2017
Rated: 4.39 by Ohiovania from Ohio

Aug 11, 2017
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4.41/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
On tap at JO's

Pours a pale clear straw color with a small foamy white head. Smells of ginger, lemongrass, toasted wheat and light funk. Tastes of clean fresh cucumber up front, followed by spicy ginger, lemon peel, toasted wheat and some lactic tartness, finishes dry with more wheat. Light body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a crisp dry finish. Outstanding Berliner with unbeatable drinkability
Aug 11, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by Lucoli from New York

Feb 08, 2017
Rated: 4 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Feb 08, 2017
Rated: 4.31 by Gkruszewski from New York

Feb 04, 2017
Rated: 4.36 by SierraFlight from Virginia

Jan 27, 2017
Rated: 4.34 by rcjennings from Ohio

Aug 08, 2016
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Reviewed by Marius from Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On tap at CBC 2016. Clear pale yellow with a white head. Tons of cucumber and lemons, like a salad dressing. Super refreshing. A total surprise, when it comes to style, from Jackie O's.
Jun 22, 2016
Rated: 3.88 by dcmchew from Romania

May 25, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by Ciocanelu from Romania

May 18, 2016
Rated: 4.6 by DNICE555 from Connecticut

Apr 01, 2016
Rated: 4.75 by mattycasey from Massachusetts

Feb 19, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by siscokid79 from Maryland

Feb 18, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by Dave_Treat from Virginia

Feb 15, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by WasupBeerQueen from Massachusetts

Feb 10, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by mklisz from New Hampshire

Feb 08, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey

Feb 08, 2016
Rated: 4.48 by snowmageddon from Massachusetts

Feb 08, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by chippo33 from Vermont

Feb 07, 2016
Rated: 4.59 by warrendietrich2001 from Nevada

Feb 06, 2016
Rated: 4 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Feb 06, 2016
Rated: 4.15 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Feb 06, 2016
Rated: 4 by PassMeAZima from Kentucky

Dec 22, 2015
Rated: 4.46 by zimm421 from Ohio

Dec 12, 2015
Rated: 4.41 by Jenebauer from Tennessee

Dec 11, 2015
Rated: 4.54 by Stefko from Ohio

Dec 11, 2015
Rated: 4.74 by Eziel from Ohio

Dec 08, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by elkinbrown from Tennessee

Dec 06, 2015
Rated: 4.43 by Buckeye982 from Ohio

Dec 06, 2015
Rated: 4 by Cynic-ale from Texas

Dec 05, 2015
Rated: 3.9 by caahare from West Virginia

Dec 05, 2015
Rated: 4.07 by AlexFields from Tennessee

Dec 04, 2015
Rated: 4.75 by hollywood_15063 from Pennsylvania

Jun 21, 2015
Cucumber Ginger Perpetum from Jackie O's Brewpub
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 80 ratings