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Wood Ya Honey | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Wheatwine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Thorpe429 on 12-06-2010

BEER STATS
Reviews:
67
Ratings:
258
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
20.34%
 
 
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Reviews by nhindian:
Photo of nhindian
3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into a Jackie O's snifter. Bottle generously provided as an extra by normyk, thanks a ton!

2010 bottling, bottle #162/276

A - Pours a murky brown color, very hard to discern anything in this beer, but it is quite cloudy. The head is a meek, half-finger affair, not so much a head but big bubbles. It has pretty poor retention, and the lacing is like the head with just tiny bubbles sticking to the glass.

S - The smell of this beer is pretty sweet with a good amount of honey in it. The rest of the nose is made up with caramel, vanilla, and slight traces of bourbon.

T - The taste is much in the same vein of the nose with a ton of sweetness. The honey, bourbon, and vanilla mix together to deliver a pretty tasty flavor. There's a decent alcohol kick in this which keeps it as a real sipper.

M - Mouthfeel is moderately heavy with decent carbonation. Pretty thick and leaves an incredibly long finish full of bourbon and sweetness.

D - Drinkability is moderate. This one is a bit too sweet for my tastes even though it does seem to mellow a bit. Certainly bursting with flavor but the initial sweetness lingers far too long.

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Photo of BWCampbell
4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I think one of the reviews below is particularly unfair - I won't judge this beer based upon the price, but next to the other wheat wines.

Appearance - Poured half of the bottle into a snifter at around 45 degrees F. Pours a murky brown, much darker than one might think of when they envision a wheat wine. Very little carbonation, although I wouldn't expect that for the style or a beer that is 11%+.

Aroma - Smell is of dry oak up front, very earthy and am picking up some vanilla and slightly burnt caramel. Immediately, I begin to pick up the honey - it's not the dry or floral sort of honey scent that you get from some meads or Hopslam, for instance. It's more of a candied honey.

Taste - The taste isn't far off from the nose, except up front I get some of the honey, but mainly barrel. This beer is a big, boozy, sweet barrel bomb. There is some alcohol heat, but otherwise the barrel character is in line with most of the other barrel aged beers from Jackie O's. This is unlike any wheat wine I have drank, it's less delicate than Smuttynose Wheat Wine, and has way more barrel than Founder's Sweet Repute. If you liked either of those, you'd likely enjoy this.

Mouthfeel - Drying, there is a ton of tannin from the oak that dries your mouth out quite a bit. The wheat wine mouthfeel is way more noticeable here, has the big chewy, dextrine heavy feel that one might expect.

Overall - I think this is a solid offering. Most people are still trying to figure out how they feel about this style, as it is relatively new. Personally, it is not my favorite style. However, I think this is easily better than most of the other examples of this style than I have seen. With that being said, I believe that /u/WesMantooth has a point - I think this certainly bridges styles and is reminiscent of Brick Kiln.

Edit: Forgot to mention that I consumed the rest of this at room temperature - it opens up way more. It is more boozy, but there is also way more vanilla and honey. I recommend drinking this over a period of ~2 hours while having a leisurely evening.

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Photo of ThickNStout
4.69/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375mL bottle from JustDoIt1234 (thanks for the awesome surprise porch bomb!). No bottling date. Served in a Barrel and Barley teku.

Pours a deep, opaque crimson hued brown with a one finger cap of dense beige froth. Notably darker than I'm used to for the style. The head gradually fades to a thin collar, leaving only a few small, scattered dots of lace.

Sweet, enticing aromas of bourbon, toffee, caramel, honey and oak. There is something about the combination that I just can't get enough of. Its wonderful and this is one of those rare instances where I could not think of something that would make it any better.

Taste follows the nose and comes pretty close to delivering on those decadent promises. The bourbon notes are significant and omnipresent throughout with a good bit of wheat grain, loads of natural honey, caramel, toffee, oak, vanilla, cereal, vague berry skins and a dash of alcohol. The flavors all work together beautifully to create a delicious brew that goes down easy despite the double digit abv.

Syrupy, thick, full feel with subtle carbonation. Sweet, lingering finish of bourbon, cereal grain, caramel and a little honey.

Wood Ya Honey is an excellent barrel aged wheatwine. For my tastes this is one of the best examples that I've tried. Very happy to have finally sampled this long-time want and hope to encounter it again sometime.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

a truly astounding and impeccable glass of beer here. easily the darkest wheatwine i have ever seen, deep auburn burnt red hues, almost brown, rich and luxurious head, not super tall, but thick as they come and very long lasting. it smells and tastes like raw honey all the way, wax and comb and pollen all included, nothing refined or pasteurized about this, its straight up the essence of honey. that the base is wheat is only really obvious in the mouthfeel, there is a lot less of the usual gritty wheat malt flavor, largely due to the toast on it i have to imagine, its slightly caramelized which rocks with the honey, and the texture carries the boozy vanilla essence of the whiskey all the way through. the oak has mellowed the alcohol and the sweetness both considerably, and i think thats a huge plus. this would be way hot without that. i love the uniqueness of the interaction between the darker wheat and the honey and the barrel, uniting those elements this seamlessly is the real genius here, but nobody is making beer like this, and if they are, i need to get schooled up on it. maybe the best use of honey i have ever seen in a beer, and yet another gem from the most under appreciated brewery in the country. id love to get my hands on some more. thanks heaps to the famed drlovemd87 for sharing this with me. unforgettably delicious.

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Photo of DanGeo
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SanFranJake
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kaiyote
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of boogerisu
3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GOBLIN
3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
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 jminch
4.62/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of williamjbauer
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Zonian1
3.74/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Moondoggy68
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brians52
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stigs
5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of MuFugga
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jh1982
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of whatname
4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thedusanmandic
4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
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 +22.5%

Photo of Gonzoillini
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.26/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Deep amber. No head. Smells like a ton of sugar. Honey. Bourbon. Tastes just as sweet. Lots of honey. Absurd amounts of honey. Alcohol. Some toast. Bitter oaky finish. Low carbonation. Heavy and sweet. Nothing wrong with it, but not my style. Way too sweet.

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Wood Ya Honey from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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