Jackie O's Brewpub

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Jackie O's Brewpub
Ohio, United States
Ranked #445
Ranked #12,252
3.99 | pDev: 10.03%
Jul 06, 2021
Apr 19, 2017
Very Good
Notes: Blend of 3 mixed-fermentation saisons aged in wine barrels.
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Rated by aasher from Indiana

3.6/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Apr 19, 2019
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Reviewed by UrbanCaveman from Ohio

3.26/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Bottle with a label advertising tickets for the Nelsonville Music Festival in June 2017, opened and enjoyed in a snifter in July 2021.

L: Poured a crystal clear pale yellow, with no head to speak of aside from a rapidly vanishing fizz. Almost no bubbles present in the brew once the pour finished. No head whatsoever, not even a ring.

S: This was actually the first thing I noticed, as the funk leapt out of the bottle the moment the cap came away. It remained quite noticeable through the pouring process, with my nose far from the glass, all wet hay and horse blanket. Inhaling the nose up close, the funk is mitigated somewhat by tart sour fruit, though musty hay continues to pervade.

T: Wet, musty, mildewed hay indeed. Sour, going-off melon. Old barn. Moldy pear. The flavors come in flashes, and leave not much of an aftertaste behind. This may be a factor of this bottle's apparent age.

F: Light bodied, and oddly lively for the lack of bubbles.

O: This was likely a much more interesting beer closer to its bottling date. I will make it a point to revisit, should I come across a fresher batch.
Jul 06, 2021
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Hockhocking from Jackie O’s Brewing. Received on 21/9/20 from Craftshack, San Diego, CA, for $ 22.49 (Including shipping) for 16.9 oz ($1.33/oz). Brown bottle stored at home at 42 degrees. Reviewed 20/6/21. Note that I use DD/MM/YY protocol.
Bottle dated “2017”. Served at 49.8 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter. Final temperature 54.5 degrees.
Appearance – 3.
First pour - Begins nearly colorless and clear, with only the faintest yellow hue.
Body – Pale straw (SRM 2), clear. When rear-lite, same. A lot of sediment occurs in the bottom of the bottle (a 500 mL wine bottle), but this remains packed through the first pour.
Head – Tiny (Maximum 1.3 cm, aggressive center pour), off white and fizzy, low density, short retention, diminishing to leave only a 0.15 mm ring of bubbles.
Lacing – None.
Aroma – 4.25 – Weak grape and some acetic acid with a touch of Brettanomyces funk. No malt, no hops, no yeast.
Flavor – 4.25 – Begins slightly sour with acetic acid predominating. Some transitory grape flavors occur. No malt per se, no hops, no yeast. No ethanol (6.5% ABV, as marked on container) taste or aroma. Gastric warming does not occur. No dimethylsulfide or diacetyl. Ends with a bit of lactic acid.
Palate – 4 – Medium, watery, lively carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 4.25 Pretty good saison – not too funky and not too sour. A bit of the grape remains and both the acetic and lactic acids are well-balanced with the thicker body.
Jun 20, 2021
Rated: 4.38 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON)

Jan 24, 2021
Rated: 4.02 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

Sep 01, 2020
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Reviewed by elNopalero from California

4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Mixed fermentation saison. Total curiosity pick. No idea what to expect.
Pours a straw gold, bright, with light foam. Lots of life left in the glass. Some funk, wet hay and horse blanket on the nose. It’s tart, with some floral funk on the palate, a bite of green apple, and a thin finish. I drank this about six months after purchase, but it dates back from a few years (There’s information about a festival in 2017 on the label, but no actual bottled date), so I wonder if I sat on it too long.
Jun 29, 2020
Rated: 4.28 by DougT from Ohio

Apr 24, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas from Texas

Oct 13, 2019
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Reviewed by woemad from Washington

4.23/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
16.9oz bottle of the 2018 vintage, courtesy of ovaltine. Probably my first beer that was brewed to commemorate a music festival. The bands that were scheduled to attend are listed on the label, and it looks like it was a pretty good lineup.

Slightly chill-hazed golden color, with a sudsy white head of a couple finger's width. Said head dropped quickly but never entirely died away. Decent lace.

Viniferous nose. As it warms, some tart, citrusy aromas and a peppery spiciness emerges.

Flavor is of tart sourness, white wine, with a little bit of some bitter citrus and some peppery spiciness. Chamomile seems most prominent in the after taste, which was preceded by a dry finish.

Medium bodied, with a crisp, dry mouthfeel.

Really enjoyed this. My kind of a summer beer, even if it's from last spring! It really seems to have held up well. Thanks, Mike!
Jul 07, 2019
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Reviewed by ovaltine from Indiana

4.23/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
This beer pours a hazy sunshine color with a white head that dissipates quickly per the style. Tart fruity aromas of white wine and orange peel dominate the nose.

Those aromas translate well to the taste, and there’s a nice chamomile flavor, too. This is really well-executed.
May 29, 2019
Rated: 3.98 by dannycohen62 from Illinois

Feb 25, 2019
Rated: 4.06 by West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

Aug 19, 2018
Rated: 4 by PSU_Mike from Pennsylvania

Jul 22, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by PJHOY from Ohio

Jun 10, 2018
Rated: 4 by jeffthepony from Georgia

Apr 17, 2018
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.76/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Had this at Sour Sunday at Triple Rock. Had to try it given that we've been going on tour with hocking tripel for around a decade I would guess. Pours a light amber color, maybe lighter, it was kind of dark in the party room. Has a real summery kind of vibe in the aroma, lemon, oak, grass, beach.

Taste, wow this is pretty good. Wasn't expecting that, you drink a few infected Jackie O's beers and you stop expecting much, but I guess this is intentionally infected so we should be all good. A little green apple creeps in with some hay, carbonation totally on point here. Not overly acidic, relatively easy to drink. Wait they say its a saison? Nah, this is a wild ale all the way. Some decent white wine green grape notes on the back end of the mouth feel. This is nice beer, would bang.
Mar 13, 2018
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Reviewed by darktronica from Indiana

3.87/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A solid ale halfway between a sour and a more traditional saison. Nice tartness to it that doesn't overwhelm the underlying flavors. Semi-dry with biscuit and green apple cohabitating in harmony.
Feb 26, 2018
Rated: 3.77 by nataku00 from California

Feb 12, 2018
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Reviewed by SABERG from Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle dated 2017 into the test glass
A - Exceptional clarity, light straw color, aggressive carbonation feeds a two finger cap of pure white.
S - Lite toast oak, a bit of wine barrel, lemongrass, summer grains, and a hint of green grape skin
T - Delicate with, lemon zest, again the green grape skin, a kiss of funk
M - A bit prickly, the carbonation has everything moving, semi - tart start, then things balance out, culminating with a clean bright finish
O - A delightful in every aspect Saison/Wild worth seeking out
Jan 08, 2018
Rated: 4.13 by 11-52_4hops from Virginia

Dec 09, 2017
Rated: 3.84 by glass_house from Ohio

Nov 07, 2017
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Reviewed by SomethingClever from Ohio

3.43/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
16.9 oz bottle poured into tulip glass.

A: small creamy tiny white head that settles to nothing. The body is a burnished gold with great clarity.

S: Soft Chardonnay, a little oak, some funk, a little light banana.

T: mostly sour light vinegar, oak, grape skins, and then finishes with light bits of funk.

M: Medium bodies decent carbonation.

O: This was a pretty big miss for me. I have liked very few beers aged in wine barrels though.
Oct 21, 2017
Rated: 4.16 by Nat1975 from Indiana

Oct 11, 2017
Rated: 3.99 by Zaphog from Michigan

Sep 26, 2017
Rated: 4.15 by beergorrilla from Michigan

Sep 24, 2017
Rated: 4.01 by VeganUndead from Virginia

Sep 21, 2017
Rated: 3.73 by mig100 from Texas

Aug 19, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by wellsnb from Ohio

Aug 15, 2017
Rated: 3.62 by Stevedore from Oregon

Aug 13, 2017
Rated: 3.7 by edthehead from New York

Aug 11, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by rjp217 from Massachusetts

Aug 07, 2017
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Reviewed by bobv from Vermont

4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Moderate pour yields a 1/2 inch white head over a very slightly hazy, light golden yellow body with minimal lacing. Nose of citrus, white wine, slate, flint, hay, slight oak, and ever so slight funk. IMO it's closer to an American Wild Ale for style. Taste of citrus, white wine, and oak. Mouthfeel is good for a Saison, but real good for an American Wild Ale. Overall my first Saison or American Wild Ale from these guys and I'm pretty impressed. Cheers!
Aug 07, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by acurtis from New Jersey

Aug 04, 2017
Rated: 3.77 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Aug 04, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by redfox405 from Virginia

Jul 30, 2017
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Reviewed by bluejacket74 from Ohio

4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
16.9 ounce bottle, 2017 release. Served in a MadTree Teku, the beer pours a slightly hazy gold color with about an inch white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like bready/grainy malt, white grapes/wine, earthiness, oak, lemon, lime and some peppery spice. For the most part I think the taste is just like the aroma, but there's also the addition of some funk and stonefruit flavors too. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's tart, refreshing and easy to drink with a good amount of carbonation. I thought this was a good, enjoyable brew. Glad I picked this one up, certainly worth a try. $17.99 a bottle.
Jul 29, 2017
Rated: 4.12 by RebornStussy from Ohio

Jul 27, 2017
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Slightly cloudy pale gold, almost crystalline seafoam green, with a large, fuzzy cream head that settles to persistent bubbly blank and thick collar.

Smell is lemon-lime, orange, grapefruit, bread, floral hay, and a delicate Colby cheese funk.

This is much more tart in flavor than the smell projects, with notes of white wine, lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange, mint and some sharp oak.

The body really expands on the palate to a large froth, then settles down to a crisp and semi-dry finish.

I'm surprised to say that this was definitely close to being worth the exorbitant amount of money it took to buy this off the shelf. Maybe it was $5 overboard, but it's definitely keeping a low profile due to that price point. Also contributing to that might be the unusual name and label, which makes little sense to anybody unfamiliar with the area--it kind of comes off as a collaboration.

In any case, this is possibly the best Saison I've had out of Jackie O's, which is putting out more and more of the style into bottles lately.
Jul 27, 2017
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Reviewed by ONUMello from Ohio

2.58/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
16.6oz bottle poured into a tulip; I don't have a precice bottling date but know it was spring, 2017
A: Hazy goldenrod color with a 1.5 finger head
S: Quite sour with lemon, herbs/spice and some wheat (again all sour)
T: This is ... not good. Puckeringly sour followed by unpleasant spoiled wheat and I don't even know what else...
M: Light-bodied, sour, something undrinkable about it
O: I don't know where to start. Great brewer, great cause, perhaps this bottle got spoiled somehow but this ended up a drain pour which is a first for me for Jackie O's. Usually everything they release is fantastic. I'd love to try another bottle fresh off the line if this is ever brewed again yet at the end of the day while nothing quite comes across as flawed, it's just on my scale not a good beer
Jul 17, 2017
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
500 ml bottle into tulip glass, 2017 vintage bottling. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy pale golden/straw yellow color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big lightly tart lemon, lime, peach, pear, mango, melon, pineapple, apricot, green apple, white wine, oak, vanilla, pepper, hay, straw, herbal, grass, leather, wheat, cracker, slight white vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, oak barrel, and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lightly tart lemon, lime, peach, pear, mango, melon, pineapple, apricot, green apple, white wine, oak, vanilla, pepper, hay, straw, herbal, grass, leather, wheat, cracker, slight white vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate lactic tartness and yeast/oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart lemon, lime, peach, pear, mango, melon, pineapple, apricot, green apple, white wine, oak, vanilla, pepper, hay, straw, herbal, grass, leather, wheat, cracker, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, oak barrel, and moderate pale malt flavors; with an awesome malt/tart/spiciness balance, and zero puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from tart/spiciness and carbonation, increasing through the glass. Medium-plus carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, and grainy/acidic/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is awesome Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6.5%. Overall this is an awesome wild saison! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, oak barrel, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing the drink with the modestly tart/tannic/drying finish. Wonderful well developed Brett complexity; with perfectly balanced wine/oak barrel and malt flavors. A highly enjoyable and very impressive offering.
Jul 15, 2017
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Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 54 ratings