Razz Wheat | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Razz WheatRazz Wheat

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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Ohio, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Photo of superspak
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

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Photo of DrinkGuinness
3.78/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of Chickenhawk9932
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

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Photo of BlakeA85
3.78/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

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Photo of chinchill
3.93/5  rDev +4%
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.

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Photo of barczar
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.25/5  rDev -14%
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.

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Photo of glass_house
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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Photo of BB1313
3.17/5  rDev -16.1%
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.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

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Photo of patpbr
4/5  rDev +5.8%
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

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Photo of schoolboy
3.66/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

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Photo of Brenden
3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

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Photo of Meister_Brau
4.69/5  rDev +24.1%
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.

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Photo of Hoptometrist
3.36/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served on tap into a shaker glass at Jackie O's

A- Poured a hazy pinkish/orange color, this looks like grapefruit juice with some visible carbonation. A soapy head that left some minimal lace

S- Very mild raspberry aroma

T- Dominant raspberry flavor, mildly tart berry flavor, natural raspberry puree taste, and mineral taste

M- Quite creamy and smooth, soft carbonation, and refreshing

O- Definitely a nice refreshing beer on a hot day on the patio, but not much in the way of complexity.

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Photo of thagr81us
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to mikesgroove for sharing this one with me during the Halloween festivities at his house! Thanks buddy! Served from growler into a New Belgium globe. Poured a hazy light red with a two finger white head that subsided to half a finger slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, fruit, blueberries, raspberries, tart, and slight funk. The flavor was of sweet malt, cream, raspberries, and wheat. It had a light feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was a fairly decent brew. I was intrigued by the combination of the wheat and raspberry as soon as I saw this growler come out of the fridge. Upon inspection the combination worked pretty well together. However, in this brew there was a little more sweetness than I would have liked. This was still a pretty solid brew that I would love to have again in larger quantities.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.38/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

hazy pinkish amber with a nice one inch head that faded to leave a ring around the putside of the glass. No real glass lace. Very nice hazy appearence, lots of carbonation was visible steaming up from the bottom, looked pretty decent.

Aroma was light, nothing really jumping out at you, but once it settled in was actually fairly decent. Lots of yeasty and grain like aroma, however there was a definate fruitiness to it. Something sweet lingering in the back that you just could not place. Very intresting, it was like a Hefe mixed with fruit, Actually very good. Nice grain flavors making up the bulk of it, however the berries was very evident, not somethign you had to go searching for. Left a nice finish as well. Very sweet finish. Very crisp, smooth, with lots of carbonation. Really let the flavors pop off

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Photo of Urbancaver
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I cant believe i haven't reviewed this

Pours a hazy pinkish orange. Looks pretty. Nice white head. Looks almost like grapefruit.
Smells lightly raspberry heavy. Wheaty, sweet, malty, tastes light and very drinkable. Raspberries are great. I'm honestly really impressed. I don't know that over ever had this one! Very enjoyable

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Photo of Rhettroactive
4.33/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From tap to shaker pint glass at Jackie O's on 8/26/11
*From notes

A: Cloudy blueberry-ruby. Simply gorgeous. One finger head and decent lacing.

S: Ripe red fruit juice and a hint of hearty wheat.

T: Extremely fresh. Most fruit beers I've encountered use a syrupy conditioner to add that "fruit flavor". This conditioner adds not only unwanted calories, but a stale nature to the brew. But not this beer, folks. Instead, it's like shoving a handful of fresh raspberries into your mouth. There's a really solid backbone of wheat which adds to the complexity of the beer.The finish is crisp and slightly off-dry.

M: Really refreshing. It's got plenty of body to carry the amount of flavor here. The carbonation is just soft enough to make this an easy drinker.

O: Jackie O's Razz Wheat is easily one of the best non-sour fruit beer's I've ever encountered. It's not in your face, yet it's flavorful enough to return to time and time again. A stunner.

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Photo of Preismj
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy maroon color with light red/white head. Nice carbonation. Smell is of bready wheat grains and sour sweet raspberry. Taste is gentle raspberry with plenty of wheat in the background. A touch of tartness here with the sweet fruit is welcome. Lots of fizz and a light body make this go down easy and a great summer session beer. Wish there was a touch more 'razz' but overall crisp and inviting beer.

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Photo of brew3crew
4.47/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at jackie os

A-hazy red with a whispy white head

S-very interesting and inviting rasberry smell

T-follows the nose. Light rasberry. Very clean and delicious. Makes my mouth water!

M-light bodied and smooth

O-very good wheat beer. Wow. I hate wwheat beers and this is phenominal

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Photo of nrbw23
2.77/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Pours a hazy reddish, golden color with a thin white head. Maybe even a more light reddish purple color. Head turns into a layer of bubbles and leaves some spotty lacing here and there.

S- Smells of raspberries and a bit of grains. Mainly raspberries and not really much else.

T- Taste is of raspberries, which pretty much dominate this brew. After the raspberries there is a bit of grains and wheat.

M- Lighter in body and fairly low in carbonation.

D- Nothing special really here. I'm not a fan of fruitier beers and this falls into that category. Just doesn't really have the beer taste that I'm looking for.

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Photo of Gratefullawyer
4.84/5  rDev +28%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I am not a big fine of wheat beers or fruity beers
but this one maybe the exception that gets me started
No wonder it is one of the best selling beer at Ohio University

I got to taste this several times and at a tasting at Jackie O and the brew introduced by telling us he used real rasberries and lots of them

I will attest to that The rasberry flavors comes through and gives the beer an exceptional taste
very little bitterness
very drinkable
I can see why a campus finds this very popular
I wish I could have it stocked in my fridge for hot days cause this is the type of beer you could sip cold or lie and at a beach and drink all day

long after the beer was gone I tasted resaberry

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