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Baklava Braggot | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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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
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
84
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
27.84%
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
7
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 29 | Ratings: 84
Photo of Jesse13713
4.18/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-Tap at the brewpub on 10/28

Appearance - A nutty brown, with the appearance of walnut or almond. Served in a tulip with a thin membrane of froth on the top. Laces nicely to the glass. The beer is cloudy without being murky, and appears to have low carbonation.

Smell - Cinnamon and spice is immediately noticeable. A bit of a fresh fall nature smell that is reminiscent of a golden-apple crisp tree. Smells just a tad sweet.

Taste - Surprisingly light. Full of cinnamon and, of course, walnut. A nice light burn on the aftertaste. Heavy in dark plum and golden delicious apple. Some heavy purple grapevine notes as well. Noticeable bitter honey makes itself known throughout.

Mouthfeel and overall- Easily drinkable and fresh. Perfect for a crisp fall day. I was expecting a bit of a bolder body, but still good.

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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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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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Photo of Sean9689
3.43/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks, Dave (dschuster03)! Poured into Kuhnhenn tulip.

A - Pours an amber/golden color, white head, thin collar.

S - I'm not exactly sure what Bakalava smells like, so I'm just going to go with what I have. Sugary sweetness, spices, toasted malts, slight booze tinge.

T - Burnt sugars, honey, spices, vanilla. Similar to the nose, but perhaps a bit less sweet. It's not overly sweet, just about right.

M - Light to medium body, light carbonation, sweet syrupy finish.

O - I'm not a huge fan of this beer...not sure if I'm a fan of the style or what so I can't say it's a bad example of a Braggot. That said, I would probably skip if offered up and drink something else Brad has on tap.

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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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Photo of danwho
4.62/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to brew3crew for sending me a growler Friday. Had 1/2 last night, will drink the other half tonight.
Poured from the growler into my Stone IRS tulip.

Pours a rusty red color, light carbonation with slight thin head, no lacing.
Smells old, musty, malty, like dark sweet moldy fruit, but nice not off-putting. As it warms, more spices are noted.
Mouth-feel is smooth, slightly oily, slick, but in a good way.
Taste: never had a beer like this. Fruity sweetness to start, then malt and biscuit. Alcohol bite on the swallow then hop bitterness with the finish. Later on more spices come forward.

Overall: oh my, very tasty, unusual. I give it a solid A.
Thanks Jason!

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Photo of ColdPoncho
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks cam for sharIng this beer

A - a beautiful burnt copper body with minimal white foam

S - light fruity sweetness, walnut dryness, a bit dull

T - dark fruit sweetness some roasted notes. Nice balanced profile

M - quite smooth and pleasant on the tongue

O - nice beer, interesting concept, tasty Product

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Photo of Urbancaver
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark hazy reddish orange with just a touch of head. Looks like i would expect a braggot to look like.
Smells Nutty and honey heavy. A bit boozy. The aroma is muddled compared to the taste.
Tastes nutty and honey heavy. Boozy, like a wonderful alcoholic baklava. Brad hit this one on the head.
Good thick rich mouthfeel. Overall a bit harsh but great

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Photo of brew3crew
4.52/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Tasting at Jackie O's

A-burnt orange body with a white whispy head

S-very sweet and inviting. Cinnamon deliciousness

T-follows the nose. Great cinnamon taste. Get a little bit of the walnuts

M-medium body and smooth

O-incredibly drinksble. I'm taking some of this home

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