Hocking Triple | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Hocking TripleHocking Triple

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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Ohio, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Urbancaver on 04-02-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
4.51/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter. 2011 vintage. Bottle #102 of 360.

3.5 A: Opaque yellowish brown color. Less than a finger of creamy white head with average retention, but leaves a solid ring of lacing.

5.0 S: This is wonderful! The last time I had this was at the release and like just about everyone I was more concerned with trying barrel aged whatever. Thus, this is the first time I'm enjoying this with a fresh nose and palate. If only I'd have known that this was the belle of the ball. Anyway, the honey and the Belgian yeast spiciness work perfect together. The honey is strong enough to catch a good whiff of its distinct aroma, but not quite braggot level. The yeast contributes clove foremost followed by pepper and a general yeastiness. Earthy with notes of hay, peach, banana lemon, and wet grass. Malts are clean and closer to the dryer end of the spectrum. Just a touch of crystal malt.

4.5 T: Earthier than the nose suggests - grass, hay, and honey. Clove and pepper are a bit more reserved than in the nose. Banana and peach fruitiness again. Lemon peel zestiness. Again the malts are clean with the taste being a little less dry than the nose. The only thing I wish this had was a bit more honey. The amount given tantalizes me into wanting more.

4.0 M: Lighter medium body. Carbonation is only slightly less than what I want, but the bigger issue is that it isn't spritzy enough. Otherwise, very smooth.

4.5 D: I'm super happy that this beer has no trade value or I might have departed with some bottles before cracking this one. I'll have no trouble putting down the rest of my stash in the coming months. Fabulous tripel.

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4.47/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bottle 27/360

A - brilliant cloudy golden body with medium white head with decent retention.

S - clove, banana, honey, belgian spice and yeast. Really nice

T - Smooth, sweet, malty, spicy. When I had this at the bottle release, I was underwhelmed. But now that it's not surrounded by other gigantic beers, this is a really fantastic triple

M - Smooth as can be, full-bodied, a touch dry. Very pleasant mouthfeel.

O - this is really one heck of a triple.

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4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Jackie O's One Funky Afternoon.

This and the Raccoon Dubbel turned out to be my favorites of the weekend.

Served in a snifter. This tripel dwells in the darker shades of the Tripel family. Its a deep goldenrod color with a nice white, wispy cap. Its fully hazed and takes on a satiny appearance.

The honey in this really allows this beer's sweetness to pop while allowing the inherent earthiness of the style to remain untouched. Lots of wild flower with pears and apples. A nice chalky smelling yeast adds the spiciness of clove.

Very much in line with the aroma. The honey doesn't overpower things, it only peeks out at the finish. At which point you get a really nice, rich flavor of honey. The bulk of the flavor profile is fruity with notions of apples and pear with clove and some grassy hops.

Carbonation is fluffy and full. This has a really full body, even for the style. It could be all in my head but it feels like the honey has played a large roll in giving this beer some added weight. Its smooth, fluffy and nice.

Another really great Belgian style from the Monks of Abbaye de Athenia Brasserie des Jackie O's. I hope Pater Clark keeps it up with these abbey ales and sends em to Bodega!

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice maroonish brown with a tiny bit of white head that dissipates quickly. Looks like a classic triple. Smells floraly and caramel heavy. Lots of sweetness on the nose from the malts. Tastes very sweet with some lit fruit characteristics. A nice yeasty flavour underlying as well. Overall a definitely good move by brad and i hope to see more Belgians like this often!

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4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I heard from Brad that this is the base beer for Kentucky Monk, and after Seth shared his wtih me I was all over having this brew while visiting the pub.

A- Pours a hazy dark golden yellow color with a nice white head. Head becomes a thin cap of bubbles and leaves some nice lacing.

S- Smell is pretty sweet, quite a bit of tropical fruits, and a good amount of spices. A touch of alcohol, clove and maybe honey.

T- Quite a bit fruity overall and sweet. Mainly apples and pears. A good amount of spice and yeast. A bit of floral or grassy hops. Pretty solid taste for sure.

M- Fuller side of medium and nice carbonation.

O- Very nice and recommended for sure.

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4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly hazy yet bright golden-orange color.  I poured this on the beach, so it appears to be lighter in color than most other descriptions, presumably due to the direct sunlight.  Either way, it looks fantastic.  A medium, white foam head appears atop and recedes pretty quickly, leaving a few patches and moderate lacing. 

S: Sweet, yeasty, earthy, and spicy.  The sweetness really comes through at the beginning, partly from the malt backbone, and partly from the honey.  Caramel, honey, banana and vanilla are present.  Stale breadiness from the yeast, traditional earthy qualities, and a spiciness (particularly clove) are also present and fight with the sweetness for dominance.

T: Really well balance flavor, integrating the sweetness and spiciness with delicacy and ease.  The flavor starts out showcasing all of the qualities ... honey, fruit (apples and banana), yeast, hay, grass, and spices, none of which are overpowering.  The sweetness is slightly dominant, and that is particularly true at the finish.  The honey really comes out and lingers.  

M: Slightly on the heavier side of medium-bodied with bright, bubbly carbonation.  Creamy, yet tickling on the tongue.  

D: I was very pleased with this from the first pour, but as it warmed in the summer air, it really opened up as an excellent triple.  A nice addition to the typical triple characteristics while remaining very well balanced.  Delicious and refreshing.  I'd love to get another bottle of this.

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4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- pours a golden color with a finger of white head. Decent head retention.

S- spicy clove notes with a big clove honey aroma. Some slight light Belgian candy and bubblegum. Really nice dry triple aromas.

T- touch of sweetness and big honey flavor. Nice ceral grain and bubblegum Belgian yeastiness. Nice dry finish.

MF- full round mouthfeel medium body soft carbonation.

D- very drinkable

overall a superb brew.

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4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark golden color, lets light through clearly. A generous head fades rather fast, but leaves a lot of sticky lace. Aromas are spicy, lots of yeasty esters and sweet light malt. Taste is vibrant and refreshing. Lots of spice and floral notes. Very herbal intense spice character, a little much for me, but it would be a killer matchup with a nice roast or Chicken. The honey shines through just enough to provide a good body to the beer, but minimal sweetness. Very nicely balanced with a dry finish lingering with honey and yeasty fruit and spice esters. Solid beer, great with food.

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4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

golden yellow, the haziness of it only served to magnify the shine it gave off. Some light sediment in the bottle, but that was from me, as I like it. A towering head of white foam at least four inches high,

Lots of grains here with a touch of yeast in the aroma. Light banana and lemon. touches of grass and even the slightest bit of grape. light, and full of flavor, light notes of yeast and wheat, some light fruit backed in as well. Nice hints of peach and a touch of wine like alcohol, but very light and more of a subtle nice surprise then anything else. The flavor was good, and at times effortless. The finish was dry; almost a champagne like dryness to it with a long lasting flavor

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4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22oz bottle courtesy of bstaffor in the willpower LIF. Bottle number 5/360. Into a NB Globe. This is also the first Jackie O's beer that I've ever had as well.

A: Pours a hazy orange color with a stark white head that bubbles up to half an inch and then completely disappears leaving a few spots of lacing behind. Color is fairly dark for a tripel, but looks alright, really would like more head, and head retention.

S: Fairly spicy Belgian yeast strain, some cloves and a bit of bubblegum, some slightly boozy notes, and just a touch of a slight tartness as well. Fairly floral, and a touch of spicy/earthy hops. Bottle notes Saaz as the hops and there is a pretty distinct woody/cinnamon/tea like character that is in here. Pretty nice here.

T: Yeast shines pretty nicely here with a lot of cloves and spiciness, fairly grainy malt profile and a ton of honey flavors. I know that honey is pretty much 100% fermentable, but there is a really nice interaction between the honey and all the ingredients to create a tea-like flavor with a strong honey addition. I get a little bit of tartness on the finish, not sure if this is intentional or not, but it works in this beer. Fairly sweet beer but finishes with just enough bitterness to round things out. Really a complex, and enjoyable beer.

M: Medium bodied, but the carbonation is really low here which aids in giving this beer a heavier mouthfeel than it should. Finish needs to be a little drier as well. A touch of warmth in there. Would like a little more carbonation for once.

O: A pretty good American tripel, I really like the way it tastes but the mouthfeel is a bit off and so is the appearance. I like my tripels to finish nice and dry like most of the Trappist's, and this one is just on the sweet side for the style. Carbonation needs to be up a bit more as well. Still a very flavorful beer. Glad to try it!

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4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber.

A- Pours a relatively clear golden color with a thick white foam head that leaves great lacing.

S- A touch of spice and grassy noble hops. The honey is subtle but still easy enough to pick out in the nose.

T- Belgian yeast spiciness, clove, white pepper, and a light lemon tartness initially. Sweet fruity finish with a big dose of alcohol and honey. Lemon, green apples, pears and bananas all make an appearance as it warms.

M- Medium bodied and well carbonated. A crisp snappy finish and lingering mildly tart aftertaste.

O- A very solid triple. Wish I had another bottle!

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4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A hazy orange pour with a large, dense slightly off-white head atop it. Retention is top-notch and the lacing is quite solid.

S: Orange, honey, grass, bubblegum and cloves. Pears too as it warms. Sweet.

T: Lots of grass and cloves up front. Some orange and pears with a nice honey finish. Yeasty bread throughout.

M: Medium bodied, pretty smooth.

O: A good tripel, a little non-traditional but there's nothing wrong with that. Honey was a nice touch. I actually liked this a touch better than the barrel aged version, the bourbon drowned out the tripel in my opinion.

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4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed for the Blind Beer BIF #6. 22oz bottle poured into a snifter

A: Golden orange hue. Limited amount of head, but swirling the glass garners about 1/2 fingers worth (3.5)

S: Hay and yeast. Some minor passion fruit. Possibly a little bit of funk. I went back and forth between this for a while as sometimes I got, sometimes I didn't. Peanut? (4)

T: Yeast is most prevelant. Has some peppery spice to it. Orange/lemon rind. Definitely a light amount of funk going on here. Not really strong enough to be a gueuze, so maybe a funky Saison/farmhouse? (4)

M: Medium bodied. Big carbonation initially, ultimately smoothing out. Peppery, dry finish. Soapy coating of the mouth (4.5)

D: Really digging this beer. Has a nice complexity about it and just enough of a funkiness to keep me coming back for more, but not ruining my palate (4)

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Hocking Triple from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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