Wood Ya Honey | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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

Style: Wheatwine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Thorpe429 on 12-06-2010

BEER STATS
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
149
Avg:
4
pDev:
22.5%
 
 
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72
Gots:
32
For Trade:
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Reviews: 44 | Ratings: 149
Reviews by DavoleBomb:
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4.42/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

4 oz. sampler at JO's 6th Anniversary. I made damn good review notes, but then I lost them. Bear with me on this. This is the base for Bourbon Berry Grove, which is one of my favorite JO's brews.

4.0 A: Dark amber color. Came with just a touch of creamy beige head.

4.5 S/ 4.5 T: Wonderful nose on this! Both incredibly fruity and spicy. Fruitiness comes in the form of overripened apple, strawberry, peach, and maybe even some cherry. The honey acts to strengethen the fruitiness. Surpringly a lot of peppery spiciness in this with supplementary generic spice. It's hard to tell whether the yeast, the bourbon, or a combo made this as spicy as it is. Bourbon adds that last layer of complexity with leather, plenty of earth, a light vanilla, and woodiness.

4.0 M: Heavier medium body. Good almost spritzy carbonation. I just wish it was a little thicker and creamier.

4.5 D: One hell of a beer. I'm always amazed how Brad manages to throw so many things together and have the result be as good as it is instead of just a huge mess.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of boogerisu
3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GOBLIN
3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pleasant aromas of bourbon and honey. Taste is the same with a lingering sweet finish. Although I enjoyed this wheatwine and found it easy to drink for an 11% beer. I couldn't escape the feeling that the high score for this beer is based on reputation rather than drinking experience.

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Photo of williamjbauer
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of Moondoggy68
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brians52
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stigs
5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of jh1982
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Thedusanmandic
4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tastes like someone melted a bit-o-honey into a flat triple jack-n-coke. In a really good way

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Photo of Photekut
5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of Gonzoillini
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of ohiobeer29
3/5  rDev -25%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pretty solid not a lot to it honey and bourbon but works well

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Photo of CruisaC
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Many thanks to Urbancaver for snagging an extra bottle during the most recent release. Bottle 164/180.

Pours a dark amber with a fleeting head into my New Belgium globe.

Smells of astringent bourbon, tree bark, some slight raisin/grape but not overly sweet.

I get a moderate amount of bourbon, and to be honest, there's not a whole lot else going on. The bourbon is not overpowering, I just pick up mild notes of honey and sweetish malt.

Mouthfeel is thin, a little too thin. Definitely couldn't tell this was 12%. There is carbonation but I like my Barley/Wheatwines to be a little thicker to stand up to the bourbon.

My first Jackie O's beer...a little sad since I'm *only* 3 hours away. I have a cherry version to try still, though I was a tad underwhelmed by this offering. Still, I like what they're doing and would love to make it out that way at some point.

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Photo of kbuzz
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of dvmin98
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bluejacket74
4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle, 2010 batch, #142 of 276 bought at Jackie O's. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a dark copper/brown color with about a half inch tan head that went away quickly. There's a decent amount of lacing left on the glass. The brew smells like honey, bourbon, vanilla, caramel and oak. It's a nice, sweet boozy aroma. It tastes like bourbon, oak, honey, oak, and a little bit of grainy malt (wheat). However, the taste isn't as sweet as I thought it would be. I think the boozy bourbon and oak is stronger in the taste compared to the sweet honey and vanilla flavors, however the sweetness does get stronger as the beer warms up more. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick and creamy with low/moderate carbonation. Drinkability is OK enough, but I don't think I would want to drink much more than a bomber of this at a time. I think this is a good overall brew, I'd definitely try this again.

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Photo of hoppymcgee
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of jmarsh123
4.44/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours murky reddish brown. Small off-white head fading into nothing. A bit of lacing.

Loads of honey in the aroma. Bready caramel, oak and bourbon as well as a tanginess from wheat.

Best taste descriptor I can come up with is honey wheat bread. Loads of bready malts again with large amounts of honey are prevalent. A bit of bourbon cuts the sweetness and is well integrated. Charred dark fruits complement the main flavors. All very well integrated.

Medium mouthfeel with medium low carbonation.

Overall probably the best wheatwine I've had. All flavors are integrated well and the bourbon balances out the sweetness to create a delectable treat. Jackie O's again is one of the most underrated brewers around.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.45/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by Curran yesterday.

This one pours a light honey color, with a very small head and no lacing.

Smells like honey, bourbon, and caramel, but not particularly strongly or appealingly.

The taste is similar. It's kinda boring and generic, but does improve as the beer warms up a bit. Not the best Jackie O's I've had.

This is kinda thin, with a lower level of carbonation.

A bit disappointing.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

splashing down into the glass with a very hazy thud. Lots of carbonation here as well kept the whole thing alive and kicking with a two inch layer of white foam that quickly faded down to leave a bare top.

The aroma was full of spices and wheat, very musty with a deep down and earthy note to it lots of sweetness to it as well, quite nicely done i have to admit. I was picking up lots of rye type smells, hints of grass and a touch of grapes. Translated over the taste very well. Very rich wheat flavor. Lots of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. There were touches of almost musty pepper or something, hard to place, but very full and very difficult to fully grasp the flavor. Nice hot streak of alcohol running through it as well.

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Photo of Mike
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of brenlinn
4.63/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Reminds me of a mead mixed with a barely wine with the overpowering honey. smell is sweet. darker in color. very unique flavor. would think the BA version to be oustanding

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Photo of vrbulldog22
4.49/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Wood Ya Honey from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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