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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Ohio, United States
Blonde Ale - American
Ranked #8
Ranked #5,670
4.15 | pDev: 8.43%
Jan 27, 2022
May 24, 2015
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Notes: Golden/Blonde Ale conditioned on coffee beans
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3.35 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Jan 27, 2022
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4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Brutaltruth from Ohio

From the 12 oz can in a snifter. This fridge lurker pours a chill hazed
amber with a nice head of white foam that settles to a thick ring, thin
clumping layer, and shows some nice light lacing. Nose of coffee,
caramel, light cream, and subtle breaded notes. Flavors follow but
are so well presented with caramel, cream, soft grains, light
breaded malts, and mellow cold press coffee. Nice mouth feel;
medium body, medium light carbonation that is nicely effervescent,
and a lightly dry finish.

Overall ,a solid little brew


Aug 08, 2021
3 by GRhoads from Ohio on May 04, 2021
3.94 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Apr 21, 2021
3.94 by travelguy from Ohio on Apr 03, 2021
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4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Manta200 from Kentucky

6-pack from Jungle Jim's
Pours a deep golden color with a thick fluffy white head.
Aroma has lots of coffee notes
Taste is sweet coffee with a hint of hops in the finish.
Light body, easy drinkable.

Mar 31, 2021
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4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Tsar_Riga from Indiana

A - Pours a hazy dark orange body, white head. Thin cap, lots of lacing, small bubble and sticky.

S - A malt hit, a coffee note, and a subtle grassy hop.

T - Solid coffee flavor over the soft malt core, vanilla highlights, and a slight bitterness in the finish.

M - Brisk carbonation, fairly light body, spiky, quick finish.

O - I am not a huge blonde beer fan, and prefer my coffee notes with stronger roasted malts a la porter or stout. That said, this is a tasty and solid experience.

Mar 13, 2021
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4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

Straight up beer cold coffee with a 1/4 inch of foam that even surprisingly sticks around for quite a bit! Sweet with vanilla in the lactose mild coffee and very easy to quaff back. I could see why the reviews are so high I can't think of a better blonde ale especially a coffee one that has this level of balance without any sour or dry grainy body. Pick you up some!

Mar 04, 2021
4.21 by 1mrbeer from Ohio on Feb 21, 2021
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3.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by jzlyo from Iowa

Aroma is coffee, malts, mild lactose and nutty. The flavor is coffee, malts, mild fruit, a hint of lactose and a big acidic/slightly sour/hint of spicy finish.

Jan 17, 2021
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4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Blogjackets from Ohio

A golden ale with lactose and coffee. Nice coffee aroma with good mouthfeel for a golden (thanks lactose). Taste features coffee with hints of vanilla and a nice mild bitter finish. Modest ABV makes this a good afternoon drinker. Hugh,y enjoyable.

Jan 01, 2021
4.22 by Hoptometrist from Ohio on Dec 29, 2020
4.07 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois on Dec 04, 2020
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4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by bluejacket74 from Ohio

12 ounce can, canned on 09-02-20 stamped on the bottom of the can. Thanks to Brutaltruth for this one! Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a mostly clear dark gold color with about an inch white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. I like the aroma, the brew smells mostly like coffee, along with some cream and grainy malt. Taste is pretty much just like the aroma to me. Coffee flavor is the strongest, followed by the grainy malt. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's smooth and easy enough to drink with a moderate amount of carbonation. I thought it was a good overall coffee blonde ale, certainly worth picking up if you're into coffee beers!

Nov 01, 2020
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4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by WoodBrew from Ohio

I got a 6pck of this beer from my local meijer store. It poured a clear golden with white head that is leaving some lace. The scent had vanilla latte notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with coffee cream presence. The mouthfeel was medium in body and had good carbonation. Overall it is a brilliant beer.

Oct 27, 2020
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4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

Look - fantastic clear golden copper color with a nice white head
Smell - coffee coffee and more coffee
Taste - roasty coffee golden ale taste
Feel - medium body and carb slight creamy
Overall - really enjoy this since I love coffee, kind of like a cold brew

Jul 24, 2020
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4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Mrseanworldwide from Ohio

Cool Beans is Good Stuff. Blonde ale with a healthy coffee bean flavor and touch of velvety feel. This is the kind of beer that’s suuuper easy to drink and Enjoy every sip.

Oct 04, 2019
4.66 by CDBeerDisappear from Ohio on Aug 09, 2019
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Sabtos from Ohio

They've dialed this in as of late, to where I'm deleting my 2016 review and making a whole new one.

The color is hazy burnt gold with a frothy persistent white blanket on top.

It's rounder and softer, featuring earthier, almost chocolatey coffee. This pairs well with unobtrusively complementary bready, barely toasty malt. The finish is cleanly semi-dry and fulfilling.

Aug 08, 2019
4.17 by zach_tateman from Ohio on Feb 02, 2019
4 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Aug 04, 2018
4.01 by prototypic from Ohio on Jul 01, 2018
4.25 by sposter4 from Pennsylvania on Nov 08, 2017
4 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania on Sep 28, 2017
4 by Lelampp from Ohio on Jun 17, 2017
4 by caahare from West Virginia on Dec 17, 2016
4.28 by Joshhersh from Ohio on Jul 02, 2016
4.25 by meanmutt from Ohio on Jun 11, 2016
3.75 by devilfluff from New Jersey on May 30, 2016
4 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania on May 19, 2016
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4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by WesMantooth from Ohio

I was surprised how much the blonde holds it's own. I have had plenty of cream ales that I felt couldn't support the coffee profile, and figured this beer would stuggle even more as a base, but it really shines through. The coffee aroma is stronger than the flavor, which is just a nice compliment. Light toasted grains. Semi sweet. Coffee beans pull a hit and run. A crisp clean finish with no bitterness or lingering roast in the aftertaste. More grainy. Very nice.

May 19, 2016
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4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Stevem68 from Ohio

Pours a nice golden color. Aroma is roasted coffee bordering on espresso but not quite as bitter. Flavor is roasted coffee with a smooth semi creamy mouthfeel. Creamy like a cream ale not a milk stout. Has a soft smooth easily drinkable mouthfeel and overall a very delicious beer. I'm not a big fan of this style but this is one of the best.

May 18, 2016
4 by chefduff2 from New York on May 14, 2016
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Ohiovania from Ohio

Loved it. Perfect amount of coffee to compliment the base beer

May 10, 2016
4.64 by akopczyk from Ohio on Mar 09, 2016
4.5 by WVbeergeek from West Virginia on Mar 02, 2016
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4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Treyliff from West Virginia

On tap at Jackie O's

Pours a deep golden color with a small foamy white head. Smells of herbal coffee and toasted grains. Taste is a showcase of fresh coffee, without the dark roasted malt, typically with most coffee beers. It gives it a lighter flavor. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium-low carbonation, leading to a foamy finish. An interesting beer that will be a hit with any coffee drinker

Feb 17, 2016
4.66 by zimm421 from Ohio on Dec 12, 2015
3.83 by Eziel from Ohio on Dec 08, 2015
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