Slim Pickin's | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

BA SCORE
86
very good
43 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Urbancaver on 11-05-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
43
Reviews:
8
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
14.94%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
7
For Trade:
1
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Photo of AlexFields
2.7/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Shared by Photekut at a tasting on 1/26/2012.

Dark reddish brown color, not much of a head. Pretty mediocre appearance.

Smells fairly sweet, molasses and butter, weird dark fruit, mild tartness, some slightly off scent that reminds me of dirt or gravel. Might be oxidized.

Tastes fairly sour, some strange green fruit, mild sweetness. That odd gravel flavor unfortunately returns in the flavor.

Carbonation is pretty low, between that and the mediocre taste it's hard to drink much of this.

Not very impressed with this. Maybe the least good Jackie O's bottle I've tried other than infected ones. It's not terrible, we all finished it, but it was really not very good. I remember liking it better on tap but didn't take notes then.

5.5/10

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of scottfrie
3.03/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a dark amber with a wispy thin head.
S: Lightly tart with dominant notes of un-ripened plums. Green smelling with a touch of sweetness.
T: Very mild flavors. I pick up a bit of plum and ‘green’ fruits. A bit vinous tasting and woody. Good dose of acid but nothing crazy. Wish this had a bit more punch.
M: Thinnish mouthfeel with a drying feel. The carbonation could be fuller.
O: JO’s is hit or miss and this definitely wasn’t their best offering. Not awful though.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Big_Dave
4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of claspada
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a rusty, cloudy dark orange brown color with a rather ample khaki colored frothy head.

The aromas threw me off guard initially. Light sweet & sour fruits and some oak. Then as I really get in there it smells like an unripe plum (after you bite into if of course) and grape skins (maybe plums skins) which is crazy, very impressed they could harness this smell in the aroma of this beer.

The flavor profile was a little less stellar. It begins with some darker caramel maltiness but the sour/semi-sweet fruitiness joins the party immediately. Light vinous notes, oak, light tannins and some earthiness than emerges more and more as it warms.

The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Finish is dry and slightly acidic and tannic.

Overall this was another beer where the flavor profile may have been benefited from dialing down the base beer. The fruit aspects come though in the aroma more so than the flavor and I wish they were more on an equal playing field. Maybe this will develop over time but something tells me the fruit will fall out completely jut leaving generic sourness.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 1.21.13
2011 108/204

A - Pours a dark ruby-brown but looks black in the glass. A small tan head forms, fizzes and moves to the edgess.

S - Barrel funk, ripe fruit, plums, raisins, grapes.

T - Very sour, funky wood, then some plum-ripe fruit, then finishes sour again.

D - Good carbonation with a medium body.

O - Funk and tart, plums are there but more ripe fruit, good beer.

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Photo of oline73
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter. We opened this up at the August Baltimore BA tasting.

Appearance: Pours a clear dark amber color with a half finger of off white head that leaves a thin ring around the pour.

Smell: Quite tart. I'm getting some fruit and red berry notes. The malty sweetness is there, but the tartness wins.

Taste: Definitely getting the tartness from the smell. Some mild vinegar along with a red berry like tart note. I'm getting some dark fruit that might be from the plums.

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

Overall: This is a nice dark sour ale. The flavors blend together quite well. I would have it again given the chance.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of wisrarebeer
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Incredible complexity and color. Very nice beer all-around. Wish I could get my hands on more.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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Slim Pickin's from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
3.95 out of 5 based on 43 ratings.
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