Berliner Weisse | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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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:
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Added by brew3crew on 04-02-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
188
Reviews:
43
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
10.55%
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
24
For Trade:
7
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Photo of macrosmatic
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 16.9 oz. bottle into a J. Wakefield OG teku glass.

A: Mildly hazy gold - this is darker than a lot of Berliners. Quite a bit of visible carbonation, and a half-finger of white head fades down quickly.

S: A nice depth of funk of front. This isn’t a one note lactic Berliner at all. Barnyard, earthy, horseblanket, and cheese. Lactic tartness and some sour stone fruits (especially apricot). Cracker malts and wheat. Lemony citric acid and an almost woody dryness – I don't know if this is barrel or foeder fermented, but that's rather what it smells like. A really nice aroma for a base Berliner.

T: Modest level of lactic tartness up front, but this isn't as sour as it smelled. Earthy barnyard funk – again, less than smell, and about on the level of your average modern saison. Lemony citrus and rind tartness. Cracker and wheat malts, with some mild huskiness and pilsner character. More grassy funk with light tartness in the hang.

M: A light body overall, but on the heavy side for style. Good carbonation sensation and low alcohol - but again, less carbonation and more alcohol than some within the style.

O: Pretty tasty. It doesn’t taste as good as it smelled, unfortunately. But it's far from a bad beer, and has a nice development of funk and tartness for a Berliner. I could do without the grainy and pilsner character. But overall pretty darn solid.

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Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into tulip glass, 2016 vintage bottling. Listed as 5.2%. Pours lightly hazy pale golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lightly tart lemon, lime, peach, pear, green apple, white grape, hay, straw, herbal, grass, wheat, and cracker; with lighter notes of leather, pepper, salt, musty, funk, white wine vinegar, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lightly tart lemon, lime, peach, pear, green apple, white grape, hay, straw, herbal, grass, wheat, and cracker; with lighter notes of leather, pepper, musty, funk, white wine vinegar, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate lactic tartness and light yeast spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart lemon, lime, peach, pear, green apple, white grape, hay, straw, herbal, grass, wheat, cracker, leather, funk, light vinegar, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great great malt/tartness balance, and zero puckering flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from tartness/acidity, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp/grainy/acidic, and slightly saline balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.2%. Overall this is a great Berliner weisse! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the modest acidity/tartness. Surprisingly nice level of Brett complexity, without going overboard. A very traditional, spot on take of the style all around. A really delicious offering.

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4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16.9 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a wine glass
2016

This beer pours a light amber to golden color. It looks like a cider. It doesn't have much head.

The smell is tart with apple and pear notes.

It is tart and dry with dry. Reminds me of a dry cider.

Medium mouthfeel

This is pretty doggone tasty on a Sunday morning.

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Photo of drdiesel9483
4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - pale yellow color, thin
Smell - smells like a bag of sour patch kids with some added tartness
Taste - very tart tin taste pretty bitter lemon as well. Sour apple juice
Feel - medium light body and carbonation
Overall - pretty good!

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Photo of Eziel
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SomethingClever
4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16.9 oz bottle poured into nonic pint

A: Was a crystal clear yellow bright orange body until the last few drops hit the glass and clouded it up. Not much of a head disappeared as quick as it was poured.

S: Vinegar, lemons, light Apple, and some wheat and coriander has a slight salty smell to it.

T: Light Apple, lemon, wheat, and that coriander seems more pronounced in the taste slightly sour.

M: High carbonation with a slight sour cling to the body medium to lighter body.

O: This is a pretty tasty beer but I do not see where or how it distinguishes itself from the rest of the pack except it is a lot more money.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Acquired from CapCollector16 so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a bright yellow color with a very thin white head that fades very quickly and leaves very little lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains wheat, citrus and light caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out tart with a decently strong citrus flavor. Then some mild breadiness comes in from wheat and a thin malt character. The hops presence is extremely mild as you would expect and there’s a very good balance for the style. The after-taste is slightly tart.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and clean.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not filling at all, mild kick, very good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a long time if you’re in the mood for the style.

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Photo of ONUMello
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Pale yellow, fairly hazy with a one-finger head
S: Tart, lemon, lactic acid, yeast & wheat
T: Matches the nose - a bit sour & funky backed with wheat & citrus
M: Light-bodied, sour but smooth
O: A refreshing beer though a touch pricey compared to many in the same style

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Photo of TravisMason
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Treyliff
4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle poured into a perfect pint glass

A- pours a bright clear golden color with a small fizzy white head that disappears quickly, leaving nothing behind

S- smells of lemon rind, lactic tartness, sour wheat & grain, yeast, hint of orange peel and earthy funk

T- opens with toasted wheat, followed by light lactic tartness, as well as lemon rind, orange zest, earthy grains & dried hay. Finishes with dry wheat and citrus tartness

M- medium-light body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy-bubbly mouthfeel and a crisp, dry effervescent finish, super drinkable

O- one of the best berliners that I've had in a while, outstanding drinkability and goes down too fast

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Photo of Trooperbob
1.35/5  rDev -66.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dave_Treat
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of akopczyk
4.49/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of moodyxc9
3.89/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scott2269
4.12/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of joemochas
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of OompaMentor
4.31/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into pint glass. Hazy, unfiltered straw color with nice one finger head. Sour, funk bread yeast smell. Tart, sour yet crisp feel on the palate. A nice beer

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Photo of MTKATL
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.45/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zonian1
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnnyMc
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Finally a bottled and distributed Jackie O's Sour!!

Pours out a hazy yellow/orange.

Aroma is lightly funky, tart lemon/lime, hint of citrus, wheat/grain notes. Smells about how you would expect.

Flavor starts with that lacto lemon/lime, goes into some citrus zest as well. There are funky, grassy/hay notes along with a light barnyard character and wheaty/grainy taste too. Very nice.

Light bodied, crisp, clean, tart, but not really sour sour.

Great beer, but is about what you would expect from the style.

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Photo of Bonis
4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bluejacket74
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9 ounce (500 ml) bottle, 2016 vintage, label says 5.2% ABV. Served in a Bell's Spiegelau wheat beer glass, the beer pours a hazy gold color with about an inch or so off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like wheat/grainy malt, tart lemon, and some earthiness. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some lime and lacto tartness noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's refreshing and easy enough to drink with a moderate amount of carbonation. I thought it was a good, tart enjoyable brew. I'd like to try this again in the future. $7.99 a bottle.

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Berliner Weisse from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
3.98 out of 5 based on 188 ratings.
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