Razz Wheat
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Wheat Beer - American Pale
Ranked #160
Ranked #38,551
3.71 | pDev: 10.78%
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Ohio, United States
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Reviews: 35 | Ratings: 211 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy, reddish amber appearance with an average size white head and good lacing. Guess it's no surprise that the aroma has a distinct raspberry and wheat quality. Wheaty, grainy taste, still showcasing the raspberries along with some tartness. Modestly spiced aftertaste. Medium bodied, nicely carbonated mouthfeel with a lingering finish. Overall, the nose tells you all you need to know about this style without needing to take a sip.

Jul 10, 2021
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Smakawhat from Maryland

4.06/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a wheat ale glass.

A deep grapefruit orange like color, almost peach red, with a little opaque body appearance. Head is a nice fluffy and rich off white to tinged orange and pink color. Big four finger height but in control. Settles to a real nice fluffy top with some pill looking lacing.

Very vibrant aroma. Touches a nice juicy berry, not horribly sweet but with an almost taffy like gummy quality. Hints of wheat and big density as well.

Palate takes things a little simpler. Solid raspberry flavor with a good malt density. Hints slightly deep white bread, but more earthy tones. Hop angle is a little pronounced, and almost a bit spicy hinting of black pepper, but with a light bitterness. Finishes full and rich.

Good solid fruited wheat ale.

May 02, 2019
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WorstLightskin from Ohio

3.56/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not picking up too strong of a raspberry taste but then again I just brushed my teeth. Pretty easy to drink however but I'd have to say the Purple Haze from Abita is a better take on the fruity beer archetype.

Jan 12, 2019
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SaltofOH from Ohio

2.78/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2.75

Can dated 4-17-18. Hefeweizen glass.

A: pours a reddish dark amber with nearly three fingers of off-white head and carbonation blasting away. Is it my imagination or is the head just a little pink? Decent lacing.

S: raspberries are definitely there. Smells a little sickly-sweet. Surprisingly, not getting a whole lot of wheaty/grain smell.

T: to my great pleasure, this is not very sweet on the arrival. Umm, I do not like this. Something just tastes wrong. Medicinal, foul. Berry and hops are not playing nice together.

M: perhaps the one salvation of this beer; a really pleasant smooth and effervescent texture - better even than the Hefeweizen I had a couple of nights ago, cleaner.

O: I am not a huge fan of fruit beers generally. But last summer I had Abita’s purple haze, and was pleasantly surprised. It was slightly fruity and refreshing. This is not. I see it selling around here, but the interplay of raspberry and hops just isn’t doing it for me. Inharmonious. I am not going to finish it.

Jun 17, 2018
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drdiesel9483 from Ohio

3.56/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Look - hazy dark copper color
Smell - slight Raspberry slight wheat
Taste - easy raspberry very slight wheat backbone
Feel - medium light body with a medium carbonation
Overall - ok but not something I’d ever order or buy

Feb 04, 2018
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erk0607 from Colorado

3.56/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Ruby grapefruit pink color, white head of tiny bubbles, hazy and slowly effervescing
Smell: Lemon and raspberry, kind of like a lemonade but then overthrown by bitterness and the breadiness of the wheat. A bit earthy.
Taste: Much like the smell, more low key bitterness that lingers on the back of your tongue though.
Feel: Light, medium body with some energetic bubbles but not overly fizzy. A bit slick but still refreshing.
Overall: Good beer, not a great beer though. Wouldn't turn it down but wouldn't seek it out.

Dec 23, 2017
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CaptainHate from Ohio

3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a Nonic. Interesting pinkish copper color with a nice sized head. Smelled of grain and berries. Taste has a pleasant pucker quality while still quenching the thirst on a warm summer day. Had this with brats, potato salad and cole slaw and it complimented the meal very well.

Jul 18, 2017
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damndirtyape from Ohio

3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can, canned on 06-14-17, served in a shaker pint glass.

Appearance: Hazy raspberry juice colored yellow. Thin white head with a little bit of persistent lacing.

Smell: Grainy with a nice aroma of raspberries.

Taste: Wheat tang, raspberry tartness, a hint of lemon, and a mild bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, nice thickness, dry finish, but a bit sticky on the teeth.

Overall / Drinkability: Tasty and refreshing. Went well with a meal (pesto porkchops with mashed potatoes) and would go well after a hot day working outside. I find that I only want one per sitting though, and not more than this. Raspberry front and center with this beer and very much the theme of it, but it works. I've had beers with the fruit overpowering or not complimenting the rest of the beer well, but this one works well and is nicely balanced.

Jul 17, 2017
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superspak from North Carolina

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

12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 10/10/2016. Pours very hazy pinkish golden/orange color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Good appearance. Aromas of lightly tart raspberry, pear, apple, wheat, cracker, and biscuit; with lighter notes of banana, bubblegum, clove, pepper, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt, fruit, and light earthy hop/fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of lightly tart raspberry, pear, apple, wheat, cracker, and biscuit; with lighter notes of banana, bubblegum, clove, pepper, honey, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate yeast spiciness and light herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of raspberry, pear, apple, wheat, cracker, biscuit, pepper, clove, light banana/bubblegum, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and balance of pale malt, fruit, and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; with a good malt/tart/spiciness balance, and slight lingering astringency after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitter/spiciness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly creamy/grainy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is good. A bit thin on body. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.5%. Overall this is a good fruited American pale wheat ale. All around good robustness and balance of pale malt, fruit, and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. A little too oddly spicy/drying with slight lingering astringency; but still very drinkable and nicely enjoyable for the style.

Jan 07, 2017
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DrinkGuinness from Ohio

3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Great summer beer on tap. Beer doesn't can well. I would never purchase again canned. Always a metallic taste from the canned version. On tap it's a different beer. My favorite JackieO's beer. Great deal for a happy hour $2 pint if you are in Athens. Sometimes batches have an unwanted sour note.

Jul 31, 2016
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Chickenhawk9932 from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy orange Amber with a bubbly white head.

Smells of wheat, malt, raspberry, floral notes, and citrus.

Taste is whole wheat with floral hops up front giving way to a slight caramel malt middle. It finishes with a round full raspberry mouth.

Jul 31, 2016
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BlakeA85 from Ohio

3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz can, pours a cloudy orange yellow. Pours a generous cloudy head that sticks around for a little while.
Smells of wheat malt.
Tastes of very tangy raspberry with a decent finish.
Mouthful is kinda watery, but smooth.
Overall, As an Ohioan I was very excited to try this brew and I wasn't disappointed.

Apr 30, 2016
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Tsar_Riga from Indiana

3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Yellow-gold body with slight haziness, a nice white head, tight and persistent. Lots of lace.

S - Full of raspberry, bread and grain, a touch of sourness.

T - Follows the nose, with fruit and grain, baked quick bread.

M - Resolves clean, with moderate carbonation.

O - A very nicely crafted wheat. Lovely fruit notes.

Mar 06, 2016
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Sabtos from Ohio

2.84/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not a fan, weak on both the wheat and raspberry elements, what fruit is there comes off as slightly medicinal and bitter, yet the beer of the body is hefty and bloating.

Dec 17, 2015
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can in Dublin Ohio.
Orange Amber color with a hint of red and a decent head.
Pronounced and appealing raspberry aroma with some pancakes in the background.
Much more wheat and other grain flavor upon tasting. The raspberry is still obvious but in good balance.

O: excellent for style.

Aug 01, 2015
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barczar from Kentucky

3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Big raspberry aroma, with a touch of malt sweetness too counter.

Less tart raspberry in flavor, but still pronounced. More wheat character surfaces here.

Jun 27, 2015
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deadonhisfeet from Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Wheat ale fermented with raspberry puree. Poured from a can into a Bell's tulip. The pour is reddish-amber and hazy with about a finger of white foamy head that sports rather poor retention. I get some raspberries on the nose, but not much.

Very little sweetness, just a dry, seedy tartness with a touch of hops. It's difficult to distinguish between wheat tartness and raspberry tartness. Some light bready notes up front, a dingy, earthy mid-palate, and then a somewhat dead finish with just a hint of raspberry. I would imagine this beer would taste really good if you were hot and thirsty. Sitting in a comfortable living room on a rainy day, it does not.

When I popped open this can, I thought this beer could go one of two ways. Either it can be an intensely-fruited wheat beer with lots of wonderful sweet and tart flavors (sort of a cross between Bell's Oberon and Founders Rubeus) or it can be another bland wheat beer with just enough fruit to claim it on the label. The moment I saw it and smelled it, I knew it was the latter. It doesn't have nearly enough flavor to suit me and it doesn't have enough fruit flavor to rescue it either. There are numerous beers like this from mediocre brewers and I was really surprised that an outstanding brewer like Jackie O's would make one. I will probably spruce up the remaining cans with some himbeer syrup. Not recommended. There are far better wheat beers out there.

May 18, 2015
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glass_house from Ohio

3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Crisp and refreshing, well-executed wheat ale with natural berry undertones. Nothing too sweet or artificial. This isn't one to write home about, but I'd never turn one down, especially on a hot day.

Apr 10, 2015
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BB1313 from Ohio

3.17/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Canned on 2/10/15. 12oz can poured into a pint glass. Pours a honey golden with small off-white head that fades leaving solid retention and okay lacing. The aromas are full of sweet malts. Lots of bread and caramel. Hints of corn. Some wheat. Very grainy. The raspberries are subtle, but there. The flavors are pretty refreshing. Once again, the raspberries are subtle but is still there. Wheat is there. Clean and crisp. Mouthfeel is light with active carbonation. Alcohol obviously goes unnoticed and it's easy to drink.

This beer is what it is. It's a nice refreshing beer that would hit the spot during summer, but it's nothing too crazy.

Mar 31, 2015
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buschbeer from Ohio

3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 FL OZ can
Served in a perfect pint glass

It pours amber in color with golden highlights. It is clear with two inches of white head that leaves no lacing.

It smells like a wheat beer with a lot of raspberries in it. Pretty standard for the style.

It does not have an overpowering raspberry flavor. The base beer comes through.

Medium mouthfeel

It is pretty much what one would expect a raspberry wheat to taste like. I took it from the old lady's stash. It would probably go down great on a hot summer day as opposed to the rainy 40 degree day today.

Mar 27, 2015
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patpbr from Ohio

4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - Pour is an orange to red color with a healthy head.
S - Raspberry.
T - Like the smell with some wheat flavor and tartness.
F - Light body
O - Crisp and easy to drink

Mar 07, 2015
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schoolboy from Ohio

3.66/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I guess this has been around a while, but it is new to me. Although I'm pretty sure it hasn't been, this can tastes like it has been around for a while. Too long.

This beer pours light brown with almost no head. The fizz, what little there is, looks a bit like soda pop. No head lingers. The aroma is slightly fruity and nutty (!) and otherwise clean.

The taste is disappointingly dull. Easy drinking with nothing standing out. There is a hint of bitterness, a hint of fruit taste, and a bit of tart. Nice bits, but it does not work for me. I wanted more.

The mouthfeel is pretty nice. It sits there tart and interesting. Too bad the first taste is not as good.

There have been a couple Jackie O's that have disappointed, and many more that were great. I plan on doing a pilgrimage some time soon. I haven't been back to my college town since the late 90's.

Feb 21, 2015
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Brenden from Ohio

3.76/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The color is sort of a cloudy copper, thick orange with an orange-red hue in the depths. A white head is small but sturdy, holding the creamy cap well and leaving a mix of spotting and patching as it descends.
The smell is wheat first and raspberry second, in very specific order but both very much there. It's got a dry, crackery element, and I almost wonder if it's cracked wheat, and some earthiness follows through.
The taste switches it up, with the raspberry first on the tongue and the strong wheat foundation showing after it pops out. It's light but fresh, a little jammy, with just a light floral bitterness into the finish.
The feel is light, somewhat dry, and firmly crisp with a bit of an herbal note.

Oct 10, 2013
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ckollias from Maryland

4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this brew on tap at Jackie O’s brewpub in Athens Ohio out of a pint glass.

A: Pours a cloudy pinkish white hue with not much of a head.

S: Raspberry aroma with a wheat malt background.

T: Similar to the aroma there is raspberry wheat flavor.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Interesting brew – not my favorite style but worthy of a try.

Sep 03, 2013
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Meister_Brau from Ohio

4.69/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I come from the west, so I'm always looking for something similar to Twisted Pine or Eddie McStiff's Rasberry Wheats, as they're nearly impossible to find east of Colorado.

This beer has a very amber appearance and might make the wheat beer's casual fan uneasy, but it's as easy drinking as any mass-market hefeweizen or pilsner, but with the appearance, scent and flavor of something special. The 84 pounds of rasberries added to each batch makes it slightly sweet at first taste, but this morphs into a tart flavor that pervades, then recedes into a slightly bitter bite at the end to remind you that, truly, this is still beer. My very first pour of this had the tiniest bit of fruit in it, which was a charming reminder that I was drinking beer made in individual batches a few hours away.

As la femme as you might consider summer fruity wheat beers, it really befits the season and I and my wife easily put away the growler in one night. If this is on your menu on a warm day, it comes highly recommended.

May 18, 2013
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