Wood Ya Honey
Jackie O's Brewpub

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Jackie O's Brewpub
Ohio, United States
Ranked #6
Ranked #3,142
4.2 | pDev: 8.81%
Jan 28, 2023
Dec 06, 2010
Wood Ya HoneyWood Ya Honey
Notes: Wheat wine style ale brewed with local wildflower honey, aged in bourbon barrels.
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Rated: 4.24 by Avitra from California

Jan 28, 2023
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Reviewed by RaulMondesi from California

4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
It’s good. It’s pretty good. I’m thinking like sometime during the 19th century when people stopped using corncobs to wipe their bums, and graduated to a new thing called toilet paper. Like, you know the first edition wasn’t Charmin soft, but it still did the trick. And right here, in Wood Ya Honey, it doesn’t hit Raul like a bidet, but he’s still content.
Dec 25, 2022
Rated: 4 by archero from Texas

Jul 19, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by cold_beer

May 20, 2022
Rated: 4 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Jan 27, 2022
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Reviewed by thebeers from Pennsylvania

4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a dark burgundy-brown color with a half finger of dark khaki head that quickly fades into a messy crown. Whatever lacing slides right back down into the glass.

Leather, fig, plum, earthy hops, honey, toast and vanilla in the nose.

The taste is a delicious mix of vanilla, caramel, plum, honey and red wine balanced by lighter earthiness and leather than showed in the aroma, plus a good kiss of alcohol.

Sticky, full feel with light, tight carbonation.

Better grounded than the few other wheatwine I’ve tried. Plenty of sweet flavors, but with a much drier finish than some other examples. An absolute pleasure. 2021 bottling.
Jan 24, 2022
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Reviewed by DIM from Pennsylvania

4.42/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
2021 version. This is just perfect for warming up on a cold day, plenty boozy and all that honey reminds me of spring!

Unabashedly sweet overall, the caramel-y base beer, the sticky honey, faint fruit, and the assertive bourbon barrel. I keep smacking my lips and licking my gums, the body is so thick and sticky. The carbonation is light, which works fine for this one. So damn good. Only bought one dammit.
Jan 21, 2022
Rated: 4 by rare_bird from Michigan

Nov 13, 2021
Rated: 4.49 by Dharmelink from Wisconsin

Sep 12, 2021
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Reviewed by stortore from Illinois

4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
375 ml bottle into a snifter. A 2020 release, had 6/2/21.

Pours a dark ruby/copper color, semi opaque, with a quarter inch head and specks of foamy cling. Aromas of bourbon, oak, honey, figs, caramel, light brown sugar, raisins as it warms. Mostly similar flavors- bourbon, caramel, honey, malt, raisins, some oak, light vanilla and brown sugar, light figs. Tastes a little bit floral. Smooth, a very good medium body, appropriately carbonated.

The honey and the barrels shine, lots of great aromas and flavors. Masterfully done and really enjoyable.
Jun 28, 2021
Rated: 4.21 by mdfb79 from New York

Jun 06, 2021
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Reviewed by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottle poured into a snifter

Thin cola like brown liquid, stream of carboantion, thin taupe layer of bubbles immediately evaporates

Aroma is bourbon, honey sweetness, raisin, fig as the glass warms

Taste is honey sweet, bourbon , caramel

Thin mouthfeel, low sudsing, abv is well hidden

Good beer
Dec 12, 2020
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Reviewed by CDBeerDisappear from Ohio

4.41/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Brown with a small tan head. What head there is retained well. Aroma, first is the boozy smell of bourbon barrels, then the rich dark aroma of dark fruits. This brew is one of the sweetest that I have had lately, but it's not cloying. It's a very palatable sweet beer. The flavor is a complex blend of dark fruit (prunes, plums, raisins, figs) and sugar (honey, brown sugar, molasses) and it is superb! Mouthfeel is full, carbonation is soft. Despite being 12% alcohol there is no alcohol burn. If this wasn't so expensive I would drink it all the time. At this price point it is great for a special occasion.
Nov 03, 2020
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Mostly clear brown clean pour. Smells of bourbon booze laced with sweet honey, brown sugar, dark wheat, molasses, and oak. Taste is very sweet with the honey, light botanicals, brown sugar, molasses, and booze sit atop the wheat, subtle earth, rustic oak, and toasted thick caramel. Feel is very warm, thick but elevates and thins through the sip, chewy, and velvet smooth, gets close to cloying but stops short. Would cellar a bit and drink on a cold night
Nov 03, 2020
Rated: 4.18 by darktronica from Indiana

Oct 29, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by JamesLeung from Florida

Aug 01, 2020
Rated: 4.31 by Maillard from Ohio

Aug 01, 2020
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12.7oz bottle. Poured out a clear, golden amber color with a dark, khaki-colored head of foam. It left sticky rings of lace on the glass. Sweet honey taste with notes of oak, vanilla and bourbon. Sweet honey, caramel and toffee taste with notes of charred oak and vanilla.
Jul 25, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by MJSFS from Florida

Jul 19, 2020
Rated: 4.27 by travelguy from Ohio

May 10, 2020
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Reviewed by Brutaltruth from Ohio

4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
From the bottle in a snifter. This nice wheatwine pours a
dark murky brown with a modest head of off white khaki
foam that subsides to a thick ring, thin light swirling layer,
and sports some nice lacing. Nose of bourbon, vanilla, rich
honey, floral notes, and woodsy oak. Flavors follow but exceed by
presentation with bourbon and honey balanced by honey and
light floral notes with brown sugars and earthy malts. Oak
appears more on the rear with warmth as does toffee and
light white raisin elements. Nice mouth feel; medium body,
almost English in presentation, llloooowww carbonation, warming,
smooth as silk, rich, and finishing subtly dry.

Another great from a great brewery in Ohio.

May 03, 2020
Rated: 4.4 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island

Mar 05, 2020
Rated: 4 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Feb 02, 2020
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Reviewed by schoolboy from Ohio

4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Woof this is huge. The current version is listed at a monster 15.1 abv. You know it'll be sweet. It is.

It pours dark and syrupy with little head. The aroma is an interesting mic of alcohol with of malts and honey.

The taste is boozy, of course, with this huge honey and malt profile and a lingering high alcohol sensation.

Highly recommended.
Nov 10, 2019
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Reviewed by jrc1093 from Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
2016 Vintage

Pours a murky blood red with brownish accents and an off-white, bubbly head of foam that fades as quickly as it appears; a thin collar shows some longevity, while there's no lacing at all left behind.

Aroma features honeycomb, caramel, and fig upfront, while punches of creamy vanilla appear in spots across the middle of the bouquet; barrel heat touches the back end, contributing a slightly more defined bourbon note.

Taste brings out bourbon, raisin, and honeycomb to start, and eventually peak nicely, along the mid-palate; booziness really starts to become more defined through the finish, and is softened a bit by a rounded dose of honey into the swallow.

Mouthfeel shows a body on the lighter side of medium with lower carbonation; slick/slightly oily with a quiet sweetness building along the mid-palate; a dry, booze-soaked, wheaty grit finish with a touch of bitter char.

A smooth balance of sweetness alongside a steadily building barrel integration, though with ~3.5 years of age on it, signs of oxidation were readily apparent. Nonetheless, an enjoyable, intriguing introduction to the wheatwine style, with the honey addition being a notably refined highlight. I'd especially be interested in revisiting this with a few years less age to it (my guess is that it would peak for my palate around the 1 year mark).
Nov 05, 2019
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Reviewed by BerryKumquat from California

4.74/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
L: Dark amber color much like a whiskey.
S: Strong notes of honey with bourbon mixed in.
T: This tastes more like a bourbon than a beer. There's a strong bourbon body that raises to the middle and fades away for honey. It's not sweet like a mead but more grainy like a bourbon.
F: Very full body and heavy like a whiskey with a kiss of honey.
O: Very memorial beer. Not truly original since one can buy a whiskey but unlike whiskey, it's easy to finish a bottle.
Jul 02, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by dogdrule from Massachusetts

Jun 26, 2019
Rated: 4.37 by akopczyk from Ohio

Feb 13, 2019
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Reviewed by buschbeer from Ohio

4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12.7 Fl Oz bottle
Served in a Jackie O's snifter

This beer pours a deep brown color and is topped with less than an inch of tan head that leaves spotty lacing.

Caramel and vanilla come at me hard and fast. I get a little wood and bourbon. The base beer lets the bourbon barrel shine.

It starts out with caramel and vanilla. As it warms some of the wood character comes out.

Full bodied with slick, oily mouthfeel

This is an excellent beer. I am a fan of wheatwines and this is no exception. If fact it sets the bar for barrel ages beers in this category.
Jan 07, 2019
Rated: 4.24 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Dec 23, 2018
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Reviewed by SHODriver from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: Poured into a snifter to a deep brown beer topped by a dense finger of cream colored head which fades quickly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells of intense caramel with some wood and vanilla along with a touch of fruitiness
T: Taste is a nice caramel note up front with some slight fruitiness, intense vanilla and oak come in as well along with some more fruitiness and honey sweetness. On the swallow this one is honey and caramel with some more oak, fruitiness and vanilla
M: This beer has a full and silky body. Carbonation is effervescent but it is not excessive whole the beer has a drying finish.
O: Overall this one is very enjoyable. Great flavors and complexity which are complemented well by the time in the barrels. This is definitely one that is worth seeking out and trying if you're into the style.
Dec 05, 2018
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Reviewed by ajm5108 from Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Delectable and nuanced aromatics - toffee, butterscotch, honey, hints of vanilla & wafer crisps. Taste is more barrel-heavy with a good amount of boozey heat, but still lots of nice desert flavors floating around - nut, caramel sweetness, whisps of light chocolate. It is essentially Baklava in a glass with some alcohol heat - if that was toned back a bit I may have liked it a bit more but nevertheless a great beer
Oct 17, 2018
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Reviewed by CaptainHate from Ohio

4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
2017 12.7 oz bottle @ 13%

Have been waiting for a crisp night for this. Happy Autumn!

Poured into a DFH tulip. Dark brown body with a small light tan head. Smell of booze, barrel and vanilla; very pleasingly intense. Taste is nicely boozy sweet but not a honey like sweet. Also I'm not getting a malt or charred blast like I do in a stout, by design I'm sure, but it's refreshingly puzzling to my palate; maybe these Wheatwine Ales merit further exploration. Mouthfeel was pleasantly light and clean.

Wasn't really aging this by design but it just happened that way. These bad boys are too expensive to buy in large quantities for cellaring, at least for me, but this tasted fairly balanced at a year or so. Not sure what further aging of this style would do but it's a moot point to me unless something highly unusual happens.
Sep 23, 2018
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Rated by HopBelT from Belgium

4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
2017 edition, 13% ABV.
Jul 23, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by kwjd from Canada (ON)

Jun 16, 2018
Rated: 4.01 by 22Blue from Kansas

May 29, 2018
Rated: 3.85 by BrutisDestructus from Indiana

May 23, 2018
Rated: 4.19 by FBarber from Illinois

Apr 03, 2018
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Rated by Nograinleftbehind from South Carolina

4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Mar 24, 2018
Rated: 4.24 by Muss42 from Michigan

Mar 17, 2018
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