Nectar Flow
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
Belgian Saison
ABV:
6.4%
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Needs more ratings
Avg:
3.86 | pDev: 8.81%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
6
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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
 
Ohio, United States
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4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2019 Vintage

Pours a mostly clear glistening brownish golden body touched only by a minor haze; capped with a bubbly, soapy finger and a half of white foam that retreats fairly quickly to broad collar trickling up the glass along with a thin cap and sparse strands of lacing.

Aroma bursts with sharp, vinous white grape must guiding to an even dose of hay and barnyard funk; a touch of oakiness phases in and out, while medicinal flower bouquet and the slightest hint of candied pineapple lurks in the background.

Taste brings out prickly herbal funk upfront backed by supporting floral tones; fading acidic white grape must flows along the palate into subtle oak, hay, and honey tones on the swallow and exhale.

Mouthfeel shows a medium-light body with a spritzy, fluffy prickle of carbonation evening to a level acidity across the palate alongside a gritty peak; quick, wet finish drying through the swallow.

The honey holds a more passive presence in this one, presenting slight enhancements to the rounded funk and bright acidity of the wine barrels; in spite of this key component showing less prominence than expected, this remains an engaging, expressive saison whose levels of funk/acidity border on wild ale territory (something you won't see me complain about); additionally, an exceptional use of the wine barrel by Jackie O's, as well.

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jrc1093 from Connecticut, Nov 16, 2019
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4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16.9 ounce bottle into a tulip a small quickly disappearing head over a slightly hazy orangish yellow body. Smell ranges from sour to sweet with a hint of the wine barrel. Taste was tart and sweet but the sweetness didn't taste like honey exactly as much as it's interacting with the wine barrel. Mouthfeel was appropriately thin and thirst quenching.

Although I'm always game to try new saisons, there are plenty of similar quality that are far less expensive

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Nectar Flow from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 6 ratings