Cucumber Ginger Perpetum
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Ohio, United States
Sour - Berliner Weisse
Ranked #7
Ranked #2,012
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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3.95 by vrbulldog22 from Ohio on Jun 28, 2020
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4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by rudzud from Massachusetts

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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4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by jlindros from Massachusetts

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
4.14 by NMA from Ohio on Jul 08, 2019
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by OompaMentor from Georgia

Whale - DLD 5/19/2018

Jan 02, 2019
4.16 by MTKATL from Georgia on May 20, 2018
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3.64/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Sabtos from Ohio

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
4.39 by Ohiovania from Ohio on Aug 11, 2017
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4.41/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Treyliff from West Virginia

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
4.25 by Lucoli from New York on Feb 08, 2017
4 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Feb 08, 2017
4.31 by Gkruszewski from New York on Feb 04, 2017
4.36 by SierraFlight from Virginia on Jan 27, 2017
4.34 by rcjennings from Ohio on Aug 08, 2016
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Marius from Netherlands

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
3.88 by dcmchew from Romania on May 25, 2016
4.5 by Ciocanelu from Romania on May 18, 2016
4.6 by DNICE555 from Connecticut on Apr 01, 2016
4.75 by mattycasey from Massachusetts on Feb 19, 2016
4.5 by siscokid79 from Maryland on Feb 18, 2016
4.25 by Dave_Treat from Virginia on Feb 15, 2016
4.5 by WasupBeerQueen from Massachusetts on Feb 10, 2016
4.25 by mklisz from New Hampshire on Feb 08, 2016
4.5 by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey on Feb 08, 2016
4.48 by snowmageddon from Massachusetts on Feb 08, 2016
4.5 by chippo33 from Vermont on Feb 07, 2016
4.59 by warrendietrich2001 from Nevada on Feb 06, 2016
4 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Feb 06, 2016
4.15 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania on Feb 06, 2016
4 by PassMeAZima from Kentucky on Dec 22, 2015
4.46 by zimm421 from Ohio on Dec 12, 2015
4.41 by Jenebauer from Tennessee on Dec 11, 2015
4.54 by Stefko from Ohio on Dec 11, 2015
4.74 by Eziel from Ohio on Dec 08, 2015
4.25 by elkinbrown from Tennessee on Dec 06, 2015
4.43 by Buckeye982 from Ohio on Dec 06, 2015
4 by Cynic-ale from Texas on Dec 05, 2015
3.9 by caahare from West Virginia on Dec 05, 2015
4.07 by AlexFields from Tennessee on Dec 04, 2015
4.75 by hollywood_15063 from Pennsylvania on Jun 21, 2015
Cucumber Ginger Perpetum from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 80 ratings