Quincedence | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Ohio, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Thorpe429 on 01-04-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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2.5/5  rDev -33%

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2.5/5  rDev -33%

Photo of Arbitrator
2.63/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Chilled bottle into a glass, opened to celebrate my defense. Thanks, Ted.

A: Pours a cola brown body. It's dark in the center, but translucent at the edges. It has a beige head with poor retention.

S: It's tart and vinous -- specifically, cabernet or merlot. The red grape aroma is unmistakable.

T: Cabernet manifests itself up front, lending a vinous note to the whole flavor. It carries a light tartness, as well. Mild vanilla and some oak. I pick up hints of caramel and toffee, but the base beer is otherwise quite well hidden. I don't really know what quince tastes like, but there is a key-lime like flavor and some tannic bitterness that reminds me of old apple skins (this pulls into the finish). The wild yeast doesn't seem to have done much to the beer yet; it has a way to go to dry out, and the finish has maybe light hints of funk, and that's only because I'm searching for it.

M: The brett seems like it hasn't had time to do its work. The wine barrel is the most expressive, along with perhaps the fruit, which I can't really tell because I don't know what quince tastes like. The bitterness in the finish is clashing.

D: To be 100% honest (and maybe cynical), the label description reads like a series of one-up attempts to cover up an infection. Overall, I feel like the base beer was poorly chosen, and it is obliterated by the barrel, fruit, and brett treatments. I didn't hate it, but I was pretty meh about it.

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Photo of Bendurgin
2.83/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Andy shared this one. Thanks homey. Poured into a tulip. Pours a coloa brown with a finger of bubbly tan head. It settles with a little bit of soapy lace.

A little strange on the aroma. It reminds me a roasty wine (which I don't think exists). Pinot aroma with apples and some roasty malts. This simply reminds me of an infected stout. Roasty char flavors with a little bit of a coffee-esq finish. It has a bit of a sour apple flavor with a grapey flavor to boot. Roasty and sour sums it up.

The body is medium and the carbonation is enough. Very dry on the finish. Overall this is interesting. The falvors are good and the aroma is good. I'm just not sure how well they all work together. Glad to try it, but I'll leave this for the rest of you beer geeks.

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Photo of womencantsail
2.86/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Believe it was Rich that shared this beer.

A: The pour is a dark brown color with a tall off-white head.

S: Really a weird nose. Pretty heavy on the malts, especially toffee and toast. There is a mild tartness to it (quince?), and some light fruit notes. Quite a bit of barrel, especially char.

T: The flavor isn't really any better. Roast and charred oak with some tartness and dark fruits. There is a bit of sweetness and toffee. Heavy wine flavor and tannins are really overpowering.

M: Medium in body with a medium carbonation.

O: This was not enjoyable. All the wrong flavors were intense/dominant.

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2.9/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Murky dark pour, very small head

Taste: Very vinous, with a big malty dose and what I guess are Quinces

Taste: Odd beer, not particularly wild. I guess the fruit I can't pin down is a quince. Very vinous and malty with some vanilla, oak, caramel and toffee. Weird jolly rancher flavor.

Mouthfeel: medium body and carbonation

Overall: Not particularly appetizing, wild or sour.

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2.97/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

22 oz bottle poured into The Bruery snifter. Good carbonation, not much lacing or retention.

Aroma is fruity, kind of raisin or prune like, sourness apparent. Getting some chocolate and roast.

Flavor is good in the beginning and middle but has a weird lingering aftertaste. Gets smoky as it warms, a medium amount of roast. The aftertaste ruins the beer for me, medicinal or something off. Not terrible but not worth seeking out either.

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of MasterSki
3.02/5  rDev -19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Sean for sharing this one. Served in a Nolet's taster tulip. A scottish ale aged in wine barrels with quince.

A - Big tan foam that settles to a thin cap and thicker collar, leaving behind nice splotchy lacework. Semi-transparent red-brown color with a ruby glow to it. Quite attractive.

S - Smell is...odd. A combination of peated malts, Jolly Rancher sour apple candy, and vinous notes. Flavors are clear and defined, but don't seem to integrate very well.

T - Again, it's a strange mix of smokey and treacle malts, tart apples, and an intensely tannic, starchy finish (I'm guessing from the quince). Not particularly "wild" at this point.

M - Medium bodied, with medium carbonation and well-hidden alcohol. Very dry, with tannic fruit husk character in the finish.

D - Probably my least favorite Jackie O's offering. If you're going to chose a base beer like this one for a wild, it probably needs a lot of time and aggressive "bugs" to develop (a la Good Mojo, which took nearly 8 years). I'd skip this and have one of their stouts instead.

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Photo of koopa
3.05/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle # 31 of 204 received in a trade.

Appearance: Pours dark brown with a 1 finger khaki crown that displays medium retention and some lace.

Smell: Wine, apples, a light wildness, and a dark malty base.

Taste: Oh wow much worse than I expected. Sweet tarts, raisins, sour crab apples, wine and a terrible quince pith. When the "featured ingredient" is the worst aspect of the flavor profile I must ask why the beer was made at all.


Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with average carbonation. Not offensive but completely boring.

Overall: WTF is overall? The drinkability is held back by the flavor. Perhaps some aging would allow the wild yeast to develop and the "back side of a lime with boat loads of grapefruit pith" quince flavor to disappear. I guess I like my quince 1 way - being quoted in the film "White Men Can't Jump" by Rosie Perez while on Jeopardy and answering questions from the category "Foods that begin with the letter Q"

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3.09/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Thanks again to Kyle for sharing! Bottle # 194/204.

(A)- Pours a deep dark brown color with some white bubbles.

(S)- A lightly tart apple and pear aroma. Some malty richness behind that with obvious vinous qualities.

(T)- Very similar to the smell. A light tart apple/pear aspect with a rich malty raisin and dark fruit/wine-like characteristics.

(M)- A good carbonation level. Lightly tart and fruity with a rich raisin background.

(D)- An interesting take on the style. Sweet and tart with a nice rich foundation. Age would help this alot, but I just feel like its really missing alot of sour and funky attributes I like to see for a wild.

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3.18/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at the release party at the pub.

A-pours a dark cola brown with little to no tan colored head.

S-the nose is of sweet green apple and a touch of pear, light bretty undertones but faint, there are some sweet dark malts and notes of dry oak.

T-this is very sweet almost cloying. oaky and brett up front with golden fruits and lots of sugary flavors. sweet dark malts from the base beer are lightly evident in the back and a hint of sourness but faint.

M-medium body and slightly griany on the palate with a very dry finish.

D-overly sweet and messy. te sweet malts of the scottishand the sugars of the fruit make it so sugary, the sourness is very light and the brett isn't vibrant. this is drinkable as the fruits are interesting but all the sugar detracts from overall quality.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of andrewinski1
3.33/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip. The color is very dark red, and looks almost black in the glass. There is a tan foamy head, that leaves a bit of sticky lacing.

The aroma is full of apple when I pour into the glass. A deeper whiff gets more vinegar with a little bit of cocoa from the darker malts. All the aromas are good, if a little confusing.

The taste starts out sharp and sour, followed by a little sweetness with some more chocolatey malt flavor. There is a distinctly tart grapefruit rind flavor in the finish.

The body is light to light medium. There is mellow carbonation that feels smooth.

I wouldn't say the flavors are bad; they just are strange together. Looking at each category individually this does okay; but put together in one package, it's a bit messy. File this under fun to try once but I'd be think more than twice about getting it again.

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3.41/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2011 bottle shared with AwYeh - thank you son.

A: Opaque, extremely dark maroon body. Head is a light whitish-brown and stays around for a while after receding initially.

S: A kind of generic plain sour smell, but still pleasant. Beer specific sour smell is upfront followed by punchy fruity sourness. Pretty muted smell overall.

T: Caramel laced with the sour fruit up front is interesting. Tastes like a granny smith apple, and the caramel doesn't offer sweetness, just the burnt aspect of caramel. Briefly has a spell of hoppy bitterness, but it is shortlived, and a nice interlude.

M: Slightly fizzy, gets creamily foamy halfway through the sip. Leaves a nice sticky feel afterwards. Very pleasant feeling to savor sips with.

O: Solid sour, but unremarkable in terms of specific taste. It would have helped if I had a clearer handle on what quince tastes like, but the fruit aspect wasn't as forward as I would've liked. Still a good beer though.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of starrdogg
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to BZero007 for picking this up for me at the Jackie O's release.

Beer pours a dark brown with hints of red and hard to see through. The smell is much more roasty than I expected, the roasted malt stands out while there are hints of wine lurking in there as well. The taste is sour and tannin-y, but the scotch ale base really dominates and takes over the flavor, especially in the finish. There's a chocolate maltiness that really stands out, it has all of the components of a very good beer, but they don't quite come together as I had hoped. The mouthfeel is a bit on the thin side, I honestly think this beer could've benefited from a little more body.

Overall I had high hopes for this beer, but it fell a little short of them. I think Jackie O's is onto something with a sour scotch ale, but the strong malt profile of the beer just takes over here and the sourness falls by the wayside. This beer would be outstanding if the fruit and sour were a little more forward and the maltiness a little more subdued.

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3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

We had this at a tasting hosted by finewinemike. He also provided this bottle. Poured into a Chimay goblet.

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown that had a red tint at the edges. There is a layer of light tan head and a decent amount of retention.

Smell: Sweet malt with some fruit and a mildly sour vinegar like note.

Taste: This beer is very interesting. A bit smokey with some malt sweetness and mild fruit. There is a good amount of sourness, but the finish was a bit muddles and confusing for me.

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

Overall: I thought some of the flavors in this beer clashed a bit. Very interesting and not bad, just a bit weird. Really cool to get to try this.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Quincedence from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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