Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Leipzig Gose
Ranked #161
Ranked #11,751
4 | pDev: 5.75%
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Ohio, United States
Very Good
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16.9 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a sour glass

This beer pours a brilliant golden color and is topped with less than an inch of off white head that leaves minimal lacing.

The smell is tart and funky.

The taste is sour and funky. The salt is apparent through the middle. The finish is dry.

Medium and silky smooth.

This beer drinks more like a sour to me than a gose. I love it. I love the funk and sour profile.

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My oh my, that has the saltiest nose I can recall - it saturates the air as soon as you pop the cap. The beer pours almost like a mead or apple juice - it's not syrupy, but it has some body and thickness to it. There isn't much head, but the carbonation is sharp and quite present.

The taste is my favorite thing about this beer. The salt is present, but is felt more in the nose than on the tongue. It tastes a bit like green apples - sour, with a little pucker and tartness, but not overwhelming.

Well done and accurate to style - quite a good beer.

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Vidblain from Minnesota, Jan 05, 2018
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4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16.9oz bottle courtesy of WesMantooth. No freshness date that I can see.

Poured into a shaker pint glass, this was a clear shade of pale gold, with a modest eggshell white head that was mostly gone after a couple minutes.

Salty, briny aroma, with a little bit of spiciness and some funk.

The spices are in the driver's seat, with the salt and coriander a bit sharper than in other goses I've had. According to the label, brett, sacc and lacto were all utilized here, but it seems not with a heavy hand. It's like a funk shadow is cast over the beer, if that makes any sense.

Carbonation seemed a little low. Light bodied enough that it's not a great sin, however.

Perhaps not as refreshing as some goses I've had (at 5.2% alcohol, I think it's the biggest one I've had), but it's probably more complex than any other I've had. A gose for adults would be a good way of putting it. Using brett, sac and lacto, there's a more overtly funky thing happening here than I think is generally the case with the style, which admittedly I am no expert on, except I like them. It might not be my first choice of the style on a broiling hot eastern Washington summer day, but I'd still buy it if it were available, locally. Thanks, Corey!

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woemad from Washington, Dec 11, 2017
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4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

clean crisp and distinctive, this is a great gose. so glad these guys are around in colorado now, i have seen this one both in bottles and on tap. its a really beautifully refined example of the style, with a sharp pucker to it, fresh lemongrass and lemon qualities, a bright botanical freshness as well that i cant quite figure out the origins of, but it really spruces up the style and makes this seem new and refined and fresh to me. good saltiness, more than others, earthy and flavorful, not just brine like some. the malt base is impossibly light, just a little dry crackery wheat flavor and not much else, not even really much body from this. it finishes with clean citrusy lacto, the salt, and a white wine and tea complexion that i really like, some good acidity and a huge burst of carbonation, this is really alive, and i think its the perfect texture for these delicate but distinct flavors. this is better than most others out there, so balanced and bright. excellent sour profile, tons of character. the sour beers these guys are doing right now are fantastic!

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-A nice golden color with a no head or lacing.
S-Slight scent of apples and vinegar.
T-Slight tartyness with hints of apple and vinegar, well balanced.
M-A light medium bodied smooth drinking gose.
O-Decent gose beer.

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VABA from Virginia, Oct 22, 2017
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4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass.

Beaming, shiny, and a ridiculously crystal clear body color that looks like shiny polished brass. Brass deep yellow, with light amounts of floating fast and small carbonation. Head creation is a solid and even three fingers, mixing a bright white and faint soapy head. Some minor retention, as it simply and slowly settles to a thin but good solid puck.

Real good solid aroma. Tart hints of lacto that seem to hint at an almost sour cherry direction, mixing with a good salty and briny aroma. Great sensing wheat and chewy notes, like a big piece of chunky bread. Excellent solid gose nose, with faint herbal coriander hints to match.

Palate makes a real nice match. Faint tart qualities on first sip, but lots of mineral and earthy like flavors. Chewy but lots of mineral mouthfeel cut through much of the wheat malt quality and density. Excellent bready bakery finish and dough, with touches of rock salt and salinity. A bit of carbonated and gaseous flavors make a slight appearance unfortunately but don't ruin the tasting experience. Good touching fruit characters that range from lemon to cherry in a simple tartness.

A solid real flavorful gose.

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Smakawhat from Maryland, Oct 21, 2017
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4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a bottle to a cylinder glass. Had a golden yellow color and a clear consistency. There was a half inch of foamy / fizzy head that quickly dissipated. Average lacing.

S: A pretty good aroma of wheat, sea salt, coriander, and some yeast.

T: Tasted of a fair shot of sea salt, a lot of wheat, some yeast (more than expected for this style), a good deal of coriander, light fruit (lemons, in particular), and a light biscuity quality. An interesting flavor with the inclusion of the yeast. Didn't like it at first, but it grew on me. Sweet and light.

F: A highly carbonated beer with a zesty finish. Light-bodied.

O: I won't say that this is my favorite gose, but it is very likable. Definitely drinkable.

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avalon07 from South Carolina, Oct 05, 2017
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 16.9 oz. bottle into an El Catador teku glass.

A: Crystal clear, bright light gold - until the last dregs of the bottle poured in, then becomes modestly cloudy. Forms a finger's worth of white fluffy head that fades quickly, with lots of visible carbonation. Very nice-looking.

S: Lactic acid, citric tart lemons, and cracker malts. A modest funkiness. Clean and nice aroma, though nothing mouth-watering.

T: Lactic tartness, cracker malts, and sea salt. Lemons and lemon zest, with mild pilsner maltiness in the middle. A very mild but present Lactobacillus funk suggests that this wasn’t just a lactic acid addition - but the funk isn't a large part of the flavors. More tart salinity at the swallow.

M: A light body, with good carbonation sensation. Very low alcohol presence.

O: Ummm…this was fine. It straddles the middle of the road for style. As long as you keep your expectations tempered, this won’t offend anyone. But that likely its biggest weakness as well - just not memorable.

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3.52/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle, undated, poured into a 14oz snifter glass. Enjoyed on 5.19.17, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a hazy pale golden color, straw hues with a light fizzy white head, no retention and no lace. The aroma is okay, tart, funky, wheaty, with lemon citrus and pleasant sea salt, a bit of coriander spice and orange peel. The flavors are similar, tart and funky, a bit of vinegar, soft wheat and pale grain, salty brine, light citrus and spicy coriander with tangy orange peel at the finish. The mouthfeel is fine, crisp, tart, dry, lots of lively carbonation with a lighter body that finishes a bit sharply.

Verdict: A decent Gose from Jackie O's, a bit sour for me, a touch too much vinegar but still a pretty refreshing beer. The finish also feels a bit sharper than need be, but other than some rough edges, a worthy beer.

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kevanb from Illinois, Sep 06, 2017
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4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a recently purchased bottle dated 2017, into the test glass.
A - Golden and clear, excellent carbonation tops out with a thin pure white cap. At first glance the is perfect pilsner in visual.
S - That mixed culture is up front in a good way, Summer grains and lemon grass, some citrus rine , and a bit of coriander.
T - Wheat ale for sure, hints of coriander, a very nice citrus thread, and cheese rine in ash, again in the best way.
M - Lite in body, the carbonation almost tickles, a bit sour, not overbearing in that department,the saltiness is delicate. Dry finish and the faintest linger of spice. The palate response is toward the dry side,
O - A deftly crafted offering, I like the stainless conditioning, very clean in every aspect. The salt and spice are integral and not overbearing. Exceptional mouth feel and finish.
A delight

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SABERG from Massachusetts, Aug 27, 2017
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3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Moderate pour yields a 3/4 inch white head over a slightly hazy light golden yellow body with no lacing. Nose of biscuity malt and citrus; taste of lemon and lemon pith. OK feel and overall; pretty good, not bad, I can't complain. Cheers!

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bobv from Vermont, Aug 05, 2017
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3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours surprisingly clear yellow gold with a floffy white head of a couple fingers. Soapy thick ring upon settling doesn't supply any lacing.

On point but not overly powerful - I get a grainy malt and an earthy spice that has an atmosphere of salt air.

Nicely tart opening (I'd go lemon lime with just a drop of cider vinegar) that is cut by a crackery malt presence. Light feel with a nice carbonation that goes just the slightest bit overboard into "rough tickling." The tartnes lingers to the back of the taste, where I get a little something that could be the coriander before the salt trickles onto my palate. Light lingering salinity.

A nice beer that a tad more like Berlinerweiss than Gose I have had in its more clean, light feel. The salinity at the end does indicate Gose, though. A refreshing beer, for sure, and one I'd have again if I were looking for a refreshing thirst quencher.

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cjgiant from District of Columbia, May 27, 2017
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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into tulip glass, 2017 vintage bottling. Pours slightly hazy pale golden/yellow color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big lightly tart lemon, lime, pear, green apple, white grape, coriander, sea salt, wheat, cracker, herbal, grass, light lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/acidic yeast, sea salt, coriander, and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lightly tart lemon, lime, pear, green apple, white grape, coriander, salt, wheat, cracker, herbal, grass, light lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate lactic tartness and light yeast/coriander spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart lemon, lime, pear, green apple, white grape, coriander, salt, wheat, cracker, herbal, grass, light lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate lactic tartness and light yeast/coriander spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, sea salt, coriander, and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/tartness balance, and zero puckering flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from tartness/acidity, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, fairly grainy/acidic, and lightly saline balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.2%. Overall this is a great gose! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, sea salt, coriander, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the modest acidity/tartness. A very traditional, spot on take of the style all around. A really delicious offering.

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superspak from Michigan, May 06, 2017
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Classic pale straw color with great carbonation. It definitely features more of the coriander spice and less of the tartness you would expect from a traditional gose, which was a little disappointing. And beyond that it is rather anonymous, but it is overall a good beer.

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ajm5108 from Pennsylvania, May 02, 2017
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3.87/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a crystal-clear straw, head quickly abates to an off-white ring. It has that traditional gose smell - salt, bit of coriander, and a general metallic/steeliness. Flavor not that aggressive, not overly salty, refreshing, and has a finish of raw dough/biscuit. Thin mouthfeel, overall refreshing, clean, traditional.

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BubbleBobble from New York, Mar 27, 2017
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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9 oz bottle poured into tulip glass.

A: bright yellow gold body with great clarity. Fairly aggressive pour yeilded almost no head just small bubbles and gone. Looks like good carbonation though.

S: apples, sour cherries, light vinegar, wheat lots of a mild grainy bread smell, smells slightly salty as well.

T: Lots of nice Apple wheat taste with just a slight hint of sourness then it's gone in a wave of crisp salty water and then just a light wheat and slight sourness lingers.

M: Light crisp clean very refreshing

O: This is not a very sour goes nor is it super salty it strikes a nice balance and is a very nice beer, something you would love to drink more of, unfortunately at its price point it's more of a one and done.

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3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500mL bottle poured into a stange
A: Pale yellow with a hint of light orange, thin head that disappears in a flash, but plenty of fine bubbles
S: Lemon/coriander
T: Tart, lemon, coriander, light wheat, light salt
M: Light-bodied, light tartness/saltiness, medium pleasant carbonation
O: Not pushing any boundaries here, just a well-made true to the style beer

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4.17/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16.9 oz bottle

It is a slightly cloudy pale, straw colored yellow. The fizzy white head disappeared almost instantly.

It smells sour with a slight acidness. Also some coriander, salty limestone/mineral/well water, and light grains.

There is a zesty, slightly spicy bite up front with some lemon like sourness followed by some sea salt, earthy minerals, and wheat. A lot of lingering grain and corriander.

The body has a soft feel from the salt. Light, and easy to drink. Carbonation seemed fine when opened and poured, but it does have a little bit of a flatness to me.

This is an outstanding traditional Gose. Reminds me of a Six Point Jammer that is a little more sour and a little less salty. Very well balanced overall

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3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle, 2016 vintage (I believe it was a November or December release). Served in a Ritterguts gose glass, the beer pours a mostly clear gold color with a couple inch white head. Head retention is good, and there's a small amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like coriander, salt, and wheat/grainy malt. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's the addition of some lemon, lime and citrus peel. Mouthfeel/body is light, it's smooth and easy to drink with a decent amount of carbonation. Probably a better spring/summer beer for me, but then it's pretty warm for January here today (upper 50's F) so I can't complain. Certainly worth picking up this brew, I know I'd buy this again! $7.99 a bottle.

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3.72/5  rDev -7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy pale yellow with a swiftly fleeting white head.

Smell is milky, herbal sea salt, with a little well water, lemon, mint, funk and wheat.

Lighter in taste, but I'm still getting some filling lactic acid, with shaved lemon ice, light wheat, and salt. It's less funky in taste, and lightly tart.

Frothy and pillowy, finishing semi-dry.

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Sabtos from Ohio, Dec 08, 2016
Gose from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 53 ratings