Elle | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Ohio, United States
jackieos.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Mixed fermentation Saison, foeder aged for six months.

Added by WVbeergeek on 07-05-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,684
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
48
pDev:
5.02%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 48 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of SHDoyle
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Description: Very clear with a chardonnay/champagne colored appearance. A stream of bubbles rises steadily from the bottom of the glass to a top with no head whatsoever. If you didn't know better, you could be forgiven for thinking it was a glass of wine. Smell is lemon, citrus, tart, fruity, green apple and white grape. Overall, just smells very fresh and crisp. Taste is similar, with citrus and white grape up front giving way to a tart finish. Notes of oak and earthiness are also apparent. Feel is thin, light and very dry. Carbonation is high.

Overall: 4.25 (This beer is good and I would likely drink it again) A really interesting and refreshing brew with some distinct flavors. Great for a warm day and almost drinks like a wine. I'd recommend this one if you get a chance.

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Photo of TheBishopco
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

i continue to be impressed by these guys, and always love seeing their stuff on tap. i feel like i have seen a fair few wood aged wild type saison beers from these guys, but its something they always do so well. even though this is a bit hazy from the tap and has a little body to it, its quite delicate in a number of respects. for one, the wood ageing doesnt make it too earthy or heavy, there is enough tartness to cut any weighty oak feel, and it seems almost more of a vessel for developing funky characteristics from the yeast than it does for adding a lot of flavor from the wood. its there a bit in nose and taste, vinous too like oaky chardonnay, but its subtle and leaves the gentle grain profile in tact and doesnt overtake the yeast too much. some cool saison esters here, belgian floral and spice and grass characteristics, european and interesting, with a nice layer of bretty funk and light lactic tingle behind it, not overly wild but complex, which has been a commonality across several of these from jackie o. there is a lightness to this drink that i really like, an understanding of the process obvious as i sip it, these beers always seem so high end and professionally done, and this one is no exception. it tastes a bit young, and has all the promise of benefiting from some cellar time, but its enjoyable now too. i love these guys and this has become their wheelhouse!

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Photo of metter98
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a short bright white head that quickly settled down, leaving a collar around the edge of the glass and a thin film of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of funk, oak, and sourness are present in the nose.
T: The taste starts off with sour flavors of vinegar and funk and finishes with notes of oak from the foeder aging.
M: It feels light-bodied and tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The light body and tart nature of this beer lend refreshing qualities and also make it very easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of ONUMello
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500mL bottle, 2018 edition poured into a tulip
A: Light yellow with a one-finger fizzy head that quickly settles
S: Lemon, sour grape, yeast, a bit of light malt
T: Matches the nose, the malt turns into sourdough
M: Light-bodied, crisp and a light sourness
O: Not super sour/complex/oaky but has just enough of each that it makes for a light/crisp yet nuanced beer

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Photo of brentk56
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours cloudy and goldenstraw colored with a one finger head that fritters away while leaving a few strands

Smell: Bretty and funky with lemon and crusty bread tones

Taste: Tart and acetic, up front, with the lemon and leathery funk building; oaky and dry finish with lingering tartness

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: Rather a cross between and saison and a lambic; quite an interesting beer

Thanks, Stefko, for the opportunity

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Photo of RollBounce
4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zazzi82
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nickfl
3.92/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Smakawhat
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

Bit of a minor gush upon opening, but fills with little head creation and a very clear body. Head manages a fleeting bright white of barely a finger, but settles very strong to a solid half finger puck. Good middle column of roaring bubbles, with a very pale straw lemon body color. Slightly hazy yet clear, very nice and kind of different looking than your average saison.

Very clean and brett sensing on the nose. Chewy bit of a malt quality, but more of a simple but excellent brett funk. Doesn't divulge much into fruity ester so much, but sticks to a good solid thick basic aroma.

Palate comes with much more to enjoy. Lemon and lime qualities in the mid palate, with less of a zest and more of an almost cidery flavor. Light bodied but supportive, and an excellent sharp wonderful mint aroma on the finish, that lingers like a chewed leaf. Crisp almost champagne like qualities, but with more malt richness to stay away from a wet mouthfeel. Not much hint of wood character, or rounded mouthfeel unfortunately.

Very solid saison from these guys all things considered.

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Photo of mattreitz49
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle. Lightly hazy bright golden body. Smells of oak, soft sourdough yeast, and some lemon acidity. Tastes of lemon, grain, soft doughy bread. Has a little of that sourdough flavor too. Lightly tart. Sharp and oaky finish. Medium body. Well carbonated. Very pleasant.

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Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into tulip glass, 2017 vintage bottling. Pours slightly hazy pale straw yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense and rocky white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming retaining the cap. Aromas of big tart lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, melon, red/green apple, white grape, white wine, berries, hay, straw, grass, pepper, oak, wheat, and cracker; with lighter notes of leathery/musty funk, white wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic/spicy yeast, oak, and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, melon, red/green apple, white grape, white wine, berries, hay, straw, grass, pepper, oak, wheat, and cracker; with lighter notes of leathery/musty funk, white wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate lactic tart/sourness, yeast/oak tannin spiciness; and light wine tang on the finish. Lingering notes of tart lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, melon, red/green apple, white grape, white wine, berries, hay, straw, grass, pepper, oak, wheat, cracker, light funk/vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic/spicy yeast, oak, and moderate pale malt flavors; with and awesome malt/tart/sour/spiciness balance; and zero puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp finishing. Moderate increasing dryness from tart/sourness, yeast/oak spiciness, and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth and moderately grainy/acidic/tangy/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.1%. Overall this is a fantastic wild saison! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic/spicy yeast, oak, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink; with the modestly lactic/spicy/tangy/tannic/drying finish. Perfectly balanced Brett/Lacto/Saison yeast complexity, nice oak presence, and a solid wheat/pale malt backbone to balance acidity. They definitely have a distinct house profile across all of their wild ales that I have had so far. A highly enjoyable offering, and amazing style example.

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Photo of weareallfalafel
4.36/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eziel
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of akopczyk
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of darktronica
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Continuously effervescent, lightly cloudy goldenrod. Straw, barnhouse funk, lemon, nectarine, and lemongrass. Bright acidity on the palate, quite refreshing and moderately tart.

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Photo of Nat1975
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PittBeerGirl
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Body is a beautiful uniformly cloudy straw yellow color. Pours with a nice soapy 1-2 finger white head.

Nose is very funky and a tad sour. Notes of lemongrass and freshly baked bread,
Sour lemon upfront with a mild barnyard funk and bready yeast backbone. Finish is sour and funky with a lingering funk bitterness.

Mouthfeel has medium carbonation and a rather dry body.

Overall a good beer that to me has more wild ale than saison on character. Another great beer from Jackie Os but ideally this would be smoother,breadier, and less dry.

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Photo of Sabtos
4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

While the beer is a little eager to get out of the bottle, the body pours a hazy yellow-apricot and the head is a large, foamy white that isn't too active, settling to a creamy central film and ring.

First whiff is kind of like a wild Pilsener, with notes of corn, hay, grass, white grape, orange blossom and a slight, pungent kiwi funk.

Taste is light, refreshing, and super drinkably tart. Elle is just perfectly crisp with a round, medium body and a soft, measured froth finishing semi-wet. While the notes from the nose are present in flavor, a hint of cheesy, woody funk comes out in the swallow. However, for the most part, it actually mimics a clean, lemony champagne.

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Photo of bibo_ergo_sum
4.95/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Grizzarky
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: light straw color, slightly cloudy, 1 inch bubbley white head that settled quickly.

S: huge lemon notes, with musty hay

T: funk dominates on the front, tart lemon zest, then a earthy barnyard hay like finish.

M: light and crisp, high carb

O: Not real complex, lemon, and hay is about all I'm getting. But a great example of the style, I would certaibly drink again.

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12.7 ounce bottle, 2017 vintage. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a slightly hazy pale gold color with about an inch white head that stuck around for a long time. There's also a small amount of lacing. The brew smells like lemon, straw, and some funkiness. Taste is similar to the aroma, but with the addition of some lime, grainy malt and earthiness. Nice amount of tartness in this! Mouthfeel/body is light, it's refreshing and easy to drink with a good amount of soft carbonation. Really enjoyed this, definitely worth picking up! $10.99 a bottle.

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Elle from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 48 ratings