Berliner Weisse | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

Berliner WeisseBerliner Weisse
BA SCORE
4.08/5
214 Ratings
Berliner WeisseBerliner Weisse
BEER INFO

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

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Sour wheat ale fermented with Jackie O’s house lactobacillus and brettanomyces cultures. Produced via a unique Solera method ensuring consistency and variation over time. This is not a kettle sour.


Added by brew3crew on 04-02-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,083
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
214
pDev:
9.56%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
28
Trade:
6
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 214 |  Reviews: 48
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4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of White_Whiskey
4.56/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of avalon07
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a golden yellow color and a cloudy consistency. There was an inch of foamy head that lasted an average amount of time. So-so lacing.

S: A sweet and sour aroma of wheat, some yeast, citrus fruit, and a slight barnyard quality.

T: Tasted of a bit of yeast, which gives it a definite funky aspect, a good shot of citrus fruit (lemon, in particular), a little wheat, hay, and a tinge of banana in the finish. An extremely light and lively flavor that's helped by the addition of the brettanomyces. Sweet and fruity.

F: A highly carbonated beer with an effervescent finish. Light-bodied.

O: This is yet another enjoyable beer from Jackie O's. A good beer for a hot and humid day.

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

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

Photo of durwood64
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of MGibbons
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FirstInLine
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kojevergas
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

BOTTLE: Purchased at a beer store in Denver, CO. 16.9 fl oz. Brown glass. Branded black pry-off crown cap. Uninteresting label art/design.

5.20% ABV. "Berliner weiss" brewed using the solera method.

WARNING: Gushes immediately upon opening. Overcarbonation is suspected.

APPEARANCE: Clear bright yellow body; some might find it thin and weak (or even watery). Looks filtered. Off-white head colour with some fizziness and mild froth but no robust thickness or anything in terms of an impressive consistency. Head retention is nice - 4-6 minutes.

AROMA: Hay, lemon zest, faint bacterial sourness (about a 3/10 in terms of sourness intensity, and all of it is seemingly from lactobacillus), flaked wheat, 2-row/golden malts.

Aromatic intensity is above average. Not quite as sour, lemony, or twangy as would be ideal.

Aromatic intensity is average.

TASTE: Sourness is disappointingly timid - just a wisp of faint lactobacillus twang coming in at about a 2/10 in terms of sourness and that's it. Not puckering, nor on par with the 4-5/10 sourness one observes in the best expressions of the style.

Flaked wheat and 2-row are there but are a bit too noticeable. No coriander or clove here to my tastes...it's pretty simple and shallow for the intended style, lacking intricacy and depth of flavour as well as balance judging by its overdone malty sweetness and the relative absence of adequate sourness.

TEXTURE: Light to medium-bodied. Smooth, wet, not unrefreshing, and of apt heft on the palate. Overcarbonated.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, rough, or scratchy.

OVERALL: Very middle of the road fare from Jackie O's, and this is my first beer from the brewery...given their reputation amongst Ohio denizens, I did expect a whole lot better. Drinkable, though, and by no means a bad brew - just one with many shortcomings in comparison to good traditional German examples of the style and intricate American expressions thereof. Were this offered at a better price in sixers, I'd probably revisit it. At this price in individual bottles? No thanks.

High C+ / ABOVE AVERAGE

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

Poured into a stange, the appearance was a soft burnt yellow to slight copper color with a quaint transparency about it. A slow moving rising carbonation rose to fill a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off fairly quick. Glad I put it in correct glassware to contain the head more (I have this weird feeling that I feel like I'm one of the few left that uses correct glassware), anyways.
The aroma had some orange rind, lemon sourness, some freshly cut grass, soured wheat, faint tart green apple and ended with a sly bit of funk.
The flavor leaned into the sour portion quite well allowing the wheat to bite down as I hoped it would. Not much of an aftertaste, somewhat lemon to orange with the soured wheat but it was super low.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fantastic sessionability about it. I feel like I could crush this all day! Appropriate crisp and fresh clean sour harshness with no pucker but an ever so slight stickiness about it. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt appropriate.
Overall, as a Berliner Weisse, this was very well done. Would love to have again, recommend for fans of the style!

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Photo of aaronyoung01
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wellsnb
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Texasfan549
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eddieeight
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks like golden honey
Smells of orange rind and lemon fairly pungent
Tastes like a bright sunny day. Like a lemon juice and tangerine juice and orange juice mixed. The sour tartness kicks in after a few seconds.
Crisp, juicy mouth feel.
Overall refreshing.

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Photo of Kuges
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GlennWB
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of beergoot
3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazy with lively carbonation, light yellow body; thick, foamy, white head. Sour apple aroma; rhubarb; musty. Tart, lemony flavor with a touch of funk. Crisp, acidic; fairly dry finish yet leaves the mouth watering with a juicy tartness.

An interesting and generally satisfying Berliner weisse beer.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kccraftenthusiast
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DeutschesBier
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Berliner Weisse from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 214 ratings
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