Cellar Cuvee 3 | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Cellar Cuvee 3Cellar Cuvee 3

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

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by TurdFurgison on 11-06-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 42 |  Reviews: 16
Reviews by baconsausage:
Photo of baconsausage
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a rusty redish color with a fast fading head of light crisp bubbles. Buttery nose, with barrel and berries poking through. A little tartness in the nose carries through to the flavor. A bit thin old ale style flavor mixes with the light bourbon flavors and the fruit. his needs a little more body/sweetness that would help to carry the many flavors, but as it is it is a bit thin and the least liked of the Jackie O's I have had.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of alleykatking
3.32/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 22oz bottle.

A- Pours a murky reddish brown color. Quarter inch white head shows poor retention which I expected. This beer has legs but no lace was to be found.

S- The bourbon in this one really jumps out as the leading scent in the nose. Hints of oak and vanilla also really seem to pop out as well. A light raspberry aroma shows up midway through the nose but doesn't really dominate anything like I thought it would. A boozy smelling beer...

T- Oak interesting enough is the first flavor in the beer. Vanilla comes through next and pretty much stays through the entire beer. Smooth bourbon also shows itself from the ending of the front of the beer through the ending of it. Raspberry really never comes out in full force and acts only really as a secondary flavor. The alcohol comes through in the back of the beer as a smooth warming kind.

M- Medium heavy mouthfeel. Carbonation is low for the beer and style. Vanilla and bourbon are left on the palate. Vanilla, bourbon, and a hint of raspberry in the aftertaste. High drying on the palate from the alcohol. Flavors were a little bit of a mess and not blended as well. It was more bourbon forward which I liked but should not have. No off flavors just some off blending.

D- This beer was drinkable. The only way it was for me was because I like bourbon. If I didn't then I could see this one being a drain pour to a lot of people. The ABV has to be on the higher side because it is a dominate flavor in this beer. Nice try but I think they missed the mark with this one.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of mikesgroove
4.45/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

dark brown, nearly opaque with only the slightest bit of light coming through on both the sides and the bottom of the glass. Very rich color, with slight reddish tints, but mostly just a deep russet brown. A smallish maybe one finger high head of gold and tan colored foam

. Lots of wood and oak like aroma mixed in as well. I had to let this one sit and warm up to see what else was going to be coming through from it.dark fruity notes, plums, or raisins perhaps. Still a touch hot spiced alcohol was the first thing that I noticed, kinda hot, but as it warmed it mellowed out and by the end of the sessionLoads of dark fruit notes were permeating through the flavor. Prunes, Raisins, Figs all very discernable in the flavor and really adding balance to it as they melded together. very subtle, yet very powerful presence.

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Photo of oline73
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this on-tap at Jackie O's during the release event this weekend. Served in a sample glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy reddish amber with a very mild off white head.

Smell: Sour and packed full of dark fruit. Some malt sweetness and mildly funky.

Taste: Quite wine like. Sweet wine with some vinegar notes. Herbal and a finish that is somewhat bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with mild carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I enjoyed this, it's a good stronger sour beer. I might have another if given the chance.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter. Bottle #3 of 180.

2.5 A: I can't say this is much of a looker. Opaque unripened plum color. The head disappeared as fast as it was produced and thus no lacing.

4.5 S: Fortunately this smells a lot better. Surprisingly, there is still a huge raspberry contribution and it smells great. This also reeks of the "Jackie O's barrel character," which I guess I would describe a mix of vanilla, oak, and a leathery bourbon with a touch of butter. Behind that is a rich, wheatwine like maltiness. No hints of alcohol, but I'm sure this is up there like just about every other JO's brew.

3.5 T: Again there's a big raspberry component. The barrel components are there as well, and in full force. Lots of oak, even more vanilla, a light butter flavor, and leathery bourbon. Unfortunately, the malt can't keep up with all this and it seems a bit empty (though still tasty). The mouthfeel makes this very evident as described below.

3.0 M: Lighter medium to medium body. The problem here is that there isn't a rich and creamy body here to keep up with the raspberry and barrel. This is worsened by the undercarbonation that this has going. It's not flat, but it's at the lower limit of what is acceptable. Due to the lighter body, this isn't as creamy as I'd like, but it is super smooth.

3.5 D: Not JO's best offering, but still definitely worth a drink. The raspberry works great in this and the barrel aging is welcomed, but there isn't enough malt flavors to keep me too interested. The mouthfeel needs the most work, but it's nothing a little higher mash temp couldn't cure.

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Photo of ne0m00re
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Live review of bottle 90/180. Big thanks to strikertown for picking up some bottles for me.
A: Murky light brown, poured with a little head consisting of big bubbles and a VERY thin collar.
S: Bourbon alcohol with coconut-like wood, mild raspberries come off like earthy dark fruits... it's strange but it's welcoming.
T: Slightly tart raspberries within a wheat and caramel mix... a really dank slow sipper with a strong oak bourbon presence and earthy hops. As a strong ale? Not so hot. As a beer? This is one crazy trip.
M: Thin with little carbonation, but it fits the beer well.
D: Really good for such a strange brew.

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.33/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of AgentZero
3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks to Chris for sharing this at our UFC/Concert tasting.

A - A reddish brown beer that had a little bit of head that didn't stick around for long. Pretty opaque.

S - I actully found a ton of fruit/raspberry in the nose on this one, along with some sort of hot, boozy bourbon, vanilla, and oak. It seems overly harsh, but the raspberrys are a nice touch with the bourbon. Doesn't smell great necessarily, but the raspberry puree makes it smell interesting.

T - A lot of vanilla and wood, quite boozy. The raspberrys are there, but not quite in the way I would want them to be. Seem slightly separated out from the rest of the flavors, and don't do anything to detract from the harsh oak and booze. Vanilla is overpowering and on the sweet side.

M - Medium bodied, medium carbonation, texture on this beer is fine.

D - I'm a huge Jackie O's fan, and I think their beers are improving by leaps and bounds, but I think this is one you file under "experimental", although worth a try if you are a fan of big barrel aged taste and raspberries.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of womencantsail
2.82/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Thanks to Mark for sharing this here wale.

A: This is a pretty ugly beer. Murky, opaque, dark reddish/amber with no head.

S: Just a wonderful aroma...butter, bourbon, and dark fruits. There is quite a bit of cherry and raspberry aroma. A bit of vanilla and oak with some light chocolate and vinegar.

T: As crazy and disjointed as the nose was, the flavor is pretty much the same. Toffee, chocolate, bourbon, and butter are the biggest flavors but there is also a distinct vinegar and raspberry character.

M: Medium in body with somewhat low carbonation.

O: Just all over the place and not very good.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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5/5  rDev +37%

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3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Many thanks go out to urbancaver for inviting me to his tasting.

A: Murky, brownish red with minimal head.

S: Light funk? Bittering raspberry.

T: Mildly sour, midly bitter blend of raspberry. Grains of paradise? Oak and butter. Unsweetened caramel, unique? A little bit like a saison in base. A bit tart. Very unique.

M: Watery with low carbonation. Nice raspberry essence.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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Cellar Cuvee 3 from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 45.2% out of 100 with 42 ratings
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