Brown Recluse | 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): 5.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by brew3crew on 04-02-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.67/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Syrup brown color with minimal head, smell is of tart fruit, brownies, and oak. The taste is delightfully tart with the perfect sweet pancake undertone. Light bodied and full flavored, the finish lasts forever with loads of sour fruit. Awesome beer, will be nice to see this one age.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ok this beer is a sour beefed up English mild, so let's see how that turns out.

Ok the brew is a dark brown with red highlights; head is tan and leaves some lines of lace in the glass. The nose is of bourbon, funk, brown sugar, and a dash of malt. Ok the taste is like the nose but a little stronger. The body is thin and the beer is smooth.

Ok I put this little spider off too the side so it would warm up a bit and what a difference it made. The sour level really jumped up as this beer got warmer. This little spider has quite a bite, if you give it time to get warmed up.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared with tsatem on 6/13/2011

from notes.

A - medium brown body, red light through the edges, no foam to speak of.

S - sour, maple, light vegetal nose.

T - Tart, light earthy sweetness, light oak.

M - light, somewhat thin, lively

O (D) - Great! it's really tasty, very drinkable, nicely complex, and still quite approachable.

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4.39/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip. 2011 vintage. Bottle #282 of 372.

3.5 A: Fairly clear deep mahogany brown color. Just one finger of creamy beige head. Retention isn't all that great and little lacing is left.

4.5 S: Wow, this has really developed since the release. Much more sour than I remember anyway. Lots of tangy lactic acid with lots of black cherry, grape, plum, a touch of tobacco, and something like fig. Ever so light roastiness. Remnants of the maple syrup at a well received layer of complexity. Oak and vanilla from the barrel. Musty basement type brett funkiness. I remember liking the nose on this, but it's much better now.

4.5 T: This has developed a bit of a pucker factor. Tart cherry and plum with not quite ripe grape and tobacco again. Good bit of vanilla and almost as much oak. Soft, supple tannic astringency. Lots of tangy lactic, but also some acetic acid. Musky basement. Just a small contribution from the maple syrup. Good bit of sourness to scratch that itch with tons of complexity and flavors that complement each other.

4.0 M: Lighter medium body. Carbonation is just a touch higher than average for the style and is very spritzy. Creamy on finish, but light up to that point.

4.5 D: I'm really digging this right now. If you have a bottle and have not had it yet, now's a good time to open it. This has turned out to be one of my favorite JO's brews. It's just too damn bad this was my last bottle. I wouldn't have traded as much if I knew I'd like it this much.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

really enjoyed this one. poured into a snifter and started out my night on 6/29 it was wonderfully sessionable and a nice change from the normal heavy abv offerings

nice dark brown pour yields a small but intact head that does its job of settling in and rounding out the glass quite well, in fact it does not seem to fade at all

Aroma is tart cherries, nice notes here. I love that aroma, not that huge horse funk, but the nice cherry and oak notes that still offer touches of sweetness in them. Really rounds it out nicely and makes for a tremendously pleasing aroma. nice sweet notes tucked around inside of the deep tartness. Really nice light spices in here now. Currant maybe with touches of grape skins and a rich, subtle tone that is simply to die for. Really well done I have to say. Each sip became easier and easier to drink and I watched the bottle vanish in no time flat.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks again Adam (Loki83) for sharing this beer.

A - pours dark brown. Head is little, if any, and the beer is not viscous. A little underwhelming compared to other sours.

S - dark fruits. Sweet and sour dark fruits. I get hints of figs, plum, and some grape. Sweet maple is also present. Very pleasing.

T - the beer starts off very sour. The dark fruits come through and a nice carbonation helps bring the flavor all over. The beer finishes with sweet maple. Very nice.

M - the beer pours ugly with no head, but carbonation exists. Though minor, the carbonation helps the beer foam up and deliver the flavors to all taste buds. The beer finishes bubbly and sweet. Very good.

O - I enjoyed this beer a lot. A different sour, with a play on sweet and spur I guess.

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Brown Recluse from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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