Cherry Wood Ya Honey | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Ohio, United States

Style: Wheatwine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Urbancaver on 12-02-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

At what point does a mead become a braggot?

Does it only need some malt?

If so, how much, and does wheat count?

(Also, “braggot” is fun to type.)

Gave my ladyfriend and sip of it and she said “hmm,” approvingly. Shortly thereafter: “Wow. T-there’s a lot going on there.” By which she means that even if you got a pallet that ain’t too up to snuff when it comes to the way barrel-aged honey cherry wheatwines should properly taste, it’s still possible to impressed by a brewer (or meader) who can combine that many nodes together without having any overrun the others, with nothing seeming off.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Chris (spycow) for sharing this one). Served in a Hill Farmstead tulip.

A - White foam settles to a thin collar, leaving minimal lace and wisps behind. Hazy brown body.

S - Massive oak and bourbon notes, with some honey and sweet cherry flesh as well. Somewhat harsh, with a mild cough syrup vibe to it as well as some fusel alcohol. I like these flavors in general, but this is a bit rough.

T - The taste is better, with a more balanced mix of cherry syrup, whiskey, vanilla, some nebulous sweet malts, and better-hidden alcohol. As it warms up the oak dissipates a bit which improves things.

M - Medium body, smooth texture, perhaps a tad thin and watery for 11%. Light alcohol warmth and bite in the finish.

D - We opened this because there was an infection rumor, but thankfully it didn't prove to be true. However, this is still quite unpolished and heavy-handed with the barrel-aging flavors. A little more age might help, but I'm not going to actively try to revisit this batch.

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Pours a deep reddish brown with little to no head and a sticky lacing that made a pattern similar to the finger lakes of NY on my glass.

The smell is awesome. Cherries and Bourbon pop right out. It smells like a barrel aged NG Belgian Red. There is a hint of sweet and sour in my nose.

The taste just explodes in my mouth. Cherries and cranberries pop right out. The finish is sour with a definite bourbon burn. Something else I can't place. A weird numbing taste in the back of my mouth.

The mouthful is bubbly and vibrant with an alcohol flush and that taste I just can't place again.

Overall, I really enjoyed this beer. I am not a fruit beer fan usually, but this has a nice balance.

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Cherry Wood Ya Honey from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 54 ratings
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