Baklava Braggot | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Braggot

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by brew3crew on 10-08-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
84
Reviews:
29
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
16.22%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
7
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 84 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Knapp85
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Was really excited to try this brew since Braggot's aren't usually that popular. This brew poured out as a nice looking amber color. The head was fizzy and white. The smell of the beer was a little different than expected, the lemon zest was in there for sure. I was hoping for more of a honey aroma. The taste of the beer was also not quite what I expected but it was still pretty good. The flavors of the lemon and spice worked well together. The mouthfeel of the beer had a good level of carbonation to it and was medium bodied. Overall this beer was pretty good, makes me want to check out Jackie-O's a little more.

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Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of oline73
4.04/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this on-tap at Jackie O's during the release this week. Served in a sample glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy reddish amber with hardly any head at all.

Smell: Lots of cinnamon with some sweet, bready malt. There are some fruity notes in there as well.

Taste: Very sweet but not in a cloying way. Spiced very well, picking up some cinnamon. There is a mild alcohol note and a bittersweet finish. The nutty cinnamon flavor that lingers is amazing and really reminds me of baklava.

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

Overall: I was really excited when I heard that this beer would be at the release. The aftertaste is just wonderful. The spices and sweetness mix very well.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.06/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle served in a taster glass. Pours honey-colored. Nose has some honey along with light lemon-citrus notes and quite a bit of sweetness. Mild cinnamon spice in the background. Flavor has more sweetness plus a bit of fruit and honey. Slight earthy-herbal note. Bit of spice. Medium body. One of the more enjoyable braggots that I’ve had.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drewone
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of mikesgroove
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

rich dark amber color that was somewhat hazy and cloudy. A nice head of white came up over the top and settled down into a thin veil that stayed on top throughout the session. The aroma was loaded with grains, nice light fruit notes, hints of honey and a light bit of alcohol. Nice sharp bite as I take my first taste, rich flavor here, more so then I have seen in the style before. Nice flavor of honey soaked oak that came across the tonge very quickly. Smooth, mellow carbonation really let the flavor explore the palate as light noted of fruit, peaches and nice touches of light grain and spice. Very intresting and very smooth with almost no hotness even with the very high alcohol in this one. Overall another really big winner from the guys up north

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.62/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Sweetwater mini-snifter.

I've been meaning to try some baklava, but have never been in the right place to do so... Anyway, this stuff pours a hazy amber topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises biscuit, light cinnamon, honey, and light yellow cake. The taste brings in more of the same, along with candied orange peel, some mild dark fruits, and a lingering sense of vague tartness somewhere in the ether. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a pretty solid flavored braggot. 'Nuff said, really.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of AlexFields
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of chippo33
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of MasterSki
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Growler picked up from Jackie O's by Dave (dschuster03). Served in a Russian River tulip.

A - Quick-dissolving white foam settles to nothing. Transparent honey-colored body. I guess that's appropriate?

S - Honey, bread, alcohol, and a nebulous spice character - nutmeg? cinnamon? Doesn't really smell like Baklava to me, as it lacks the nuttiness and flaked pastry, but the honey and spice gets it into the right ballpark. Thankfully not cloying as many braggots tend to be.

T - Taste has a bit more of the nuttiness I'm looking for, mingling with honey, caramel malt, spices, and perhaps some dates. Much closer to baklava, and thankfully sheds much of the obvious alcohol.

M - Medium-full bodied, with a smooth texture, lower carbonation, and light warming alcohol in the finish. Somewhat sticky, but not syrupy.

D - It's in the top 10 braggots I've had, but that isn't saying much. This one seemed to polarize our tasting group, as a few people immediately dumped their glasses while others went for a refill. Interesting concept, but the execution could have been stronger.

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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of IrishColonial
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Rhettroactive
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of xnicknj
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of cpetrone84
3.35/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pour is murky dark amber with off white head. The nose is sweet an much of honey. The cinnamon spice comes through a fair bit and the walnut. Taste is simple, honey, some in fermented sugar, decent spice to it. Full body, syrupy, strong carb with a sugary finish.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I havnt typically done this with my blind reviews, but wanted to tick off a braggot!

22 oz bottle courtesy of nlmartin in the Blind BIF 7. pours a hazed reddish-copper color with a small film of tannish head. Spotty lacing and a fair collar.
A-3.5

Nose is interesting....somewhere between a pumpkin beer and a biere de garde perhaps? Apple pie, toffee malts and even a dash or two of cinnamon.
S-3.5

Whaaa? Is this a sour? It is waaay fruity and has some definite tartness, but I am having trouble deciphering if this is meant to be a sour or not! This is the most confusing beer i have ever had...I cant even nail down a style, haha. Apple skins, caramel, salt and SweeTarts are all in play here and Im pretty sure it is not just dumb luck that has led me to happen to open this one last. Damn you Nathan. Mouthfeel is a little undercarbed overall, but I cannot tell if it is fitting or not.
T-3.0
M-3.0

Overall, I am not really digging on this one too much, it is just flat out wierd!! Like maybe it is a cider or something...or some random sort of biere de mars? If it is a cider, I like them well enough, but like beer better! However, I wont have much trouble finishing the bottle by myself, it is intruiging enough I suppose.
O-3.25

Reveal:
JackieO's Baklava Braggot (2012 bottle # 77/192) - brewed with honey, walnuts, cinnamon and lemon zest! WTF, Ive never even had a braggot before, so I have no baseline...but this beer(sortof?) is CRAY-CRAY!

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Dope
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

'12 batch, bottle 4/192

A: A murky rust-colored pour with a medium sized slightly off-white fizzy head. Halfway decent lacing is left behind as it fades slowly.

S: Lots of honey. Cloves from the belgian yeast. Lemon zest stands out loud and clear. Grapes too. Cinnamon is initially missing but comes out once it warms.

T: Sweet honey right up front. Bitter grape skin and lemon zest kicks in after that. Spices kick in towards the finish with the cinnamon and cloves. Finish is a mash-up of all the flavors. Honey and grape skin linger in the aftertaste. What a unique beer. Grapes are a bit overpowering unfortunately.

M: Medium bodied, smooth.

O: My first braggot. I'm not sure what to think. It's not quite a normal beer, not quite a mead. Lots of additional flavors thrown in which are quite well balanced and make for a roller coaster of tastes. I didn't get much in the way of walnuts but everything else was there in spades.

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Photo of thagr81us
3.92/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to mikesgroove for sharing this one with me during the Halloween festivities at his house! Thanks buddy! Served from growler into a Bell's stemmed tulip. Poured red-orange with a very minimal off-white head. There was no lacing evident throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, fruit, caramel, and spices. The flavor was of sweet malt, caramel, fruit, subtle dark chocolate, and honey. It had a light feel on the palate with low carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. I will be the first to admit that I do not usually go out of my way to drink Braggots, but this one wasn't that bad. It had a very nice sweetness going on that made it drinkable for myself. The dark chocolate aspect definitely balanced out the sweetness quite nicely on this one to make it just right.

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Baklava Braggot from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
3.7 out of 5 based on 84 ratings.
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