Conjugal Visit | Jailhouse Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jailhouse Brewing Company
Georgia, United States
jailhousebrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by gford217 on 08-03-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
40
Reviews:
18
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
8.38%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Ljoreilly
3.38/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of crownrl28
3.72/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of argock
3.37/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a clear glass tulip. No freshness date.

A: Murky red-brown with short 1-finger off-white head with a delicate line of lacing.

S: Soft caramelly maltiness with subdued herbal, earthy, and lightly citrus hops.

T: Flavor also is subdued with soft, medium caramel maltiness with light coffee and milk chocolate notes finished with orange citrus and honeysuckle notes. No flavor really stands out. Bitterness is medium at most.

M: Very creamy with moderate carbonation and medium body and delicate feel overall.

O: Not bad but pretty middle of the road. Thanks Erinn!

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Photo of bongobeer
3.91/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GABrew
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zekenyce
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Theaudiblesigh
4.09/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The look of this beer was misleading to me. Very smooth beer.

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Photo of el_michoacano
3.46/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mlawrence
3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gzuz
4.33/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jpskydawg
4.11/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Great beer. Loving this version versus the last few. Think it's clocking in at 8% for this one and it taste great.

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Photo of fuzzbalz
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of TheBrewo
4.09/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

We pour a bomber into our Hop City pint glasses. It glows a rich caramel-burgundy, supporting a two and a half finger tall head of cakey, khaki colored foam. This shows good retention, flattening out into sheeted Swiss cheese lacing. No haze or sediment is noted, and clarity remains high throughout. Carbonation is light, but sits in discrete bundles of active streams. The aroma gives fresh sweetness of nectary, herbal, and citric hops, cranberry and raspberry fruitiness, fruity herbal tea tannins, sandy washed up seaweed, light buttery diacetyls, warm and toasty amber and brown malty grit, grassy earthiness, tweed, and fresh mint leafiness. With warmth comes a nice buzzing zest of grapefruity and citric hop cleanliness. Our first impression is that there is a thick syrupy quality to the flavoring, giving a surprising sweetness that goes will with the otherwise hop-forward base of the beer. As we the sip, the taste begins with warming amber toast and heavy caramel malt sweetness, sweet tea tannins, herbal and nectary hop sweetness, bitter grapefruity skins, light phenolic plastics, and echoes of fusel booziness. The middle comes to a head with mango, kiwi, and red apple sweetness that mixes with brightly tart and sugary citric and nectary hop syrups, herbal earthen mineral, vitamin dust, warming amber and pale maltiness, honey sweetness, and continued dark undertones of alcohol. The end washes through with buttery diacetyls, angel food cake, canned peach and pineapple syrups, clay, cotton, pencil eraser, amber and red malty base sugars, gentle cornbreadiness, and residual cloy of those fruity, nectary hop oils. The aftertaste breathes of cranberry and tangerine sours, chalk, gravel, lead and mineral, tinny metallics, powdery yeastiness, strawberry leaf, earthy, herbal, and citric hop twangs, Styrofoam, gentle clove and plastic phenols, and light warmth of buttery diacetyls. The body is thick, and the carbonation is medium. Slurp and smack are hearty, with cream, froth, and pop to match. The mouth is coated and oiled, dripping into a mild but warming tannic dryness. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks back easily as a smoother sipper.

Overall, the most enjoyable thing about this brew is both its aroma and taste. These vie for this holy distinction throughout, but if we absolutely had to crown a winner it would be flavoring, as this remains more consistent through to the last drop. This is a majorly hop-forward “imperial” red ale, and it certainly lives up to that name and promise. The hops are wonderfully fresh and enticing, blending beautifully with a thicker and heartier base grain that shows just as much caramel sweetness as it does amber and red malt toast. The end result is fresh and sultry, with nice balance and big sipping. This is a rich treat for the drinker, and we would be happy if this one stopped on by for a visit any time.

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Photo of Mattsk1
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of MAJ85
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Paincane
3.21/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Turbid brown body with a creamy voluminous tan head. Excellent head retention and sticky lace.
S: Caramel, toffee and lightly floral nose.
T: Sweet malt flavors are balanced by a slightly bitter hoppy finish.
M: Smooth and balanced.
O: Tasty brew.

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Photo of Zach136
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of Keith_R
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of BGsWo22
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of Jadjunk
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Conjugal Visit is brewed in the style of a Red Ale. No bottle date or information. Summer seasonal limited release from JailHouse Brewing Company.

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber to a pint glass. Served north of 50º Fahrenheit

(Appearance) Pours a thick, creamy off-white head over a deep copper orange body, deep medium in tone. Head retention is pretty solid, lacing is light but streaked. Nice appearance. 4

(Smell) Aroma contains biscuity caramel malts, earthy, citrusy and spicy hops, a touch of booziness. Potency is high. Aroma is mostly clean, some mild grain alcohol. Pleasing aroma. 4

(Taste) Bready , biscuity caramel malts, a note of toffee and diacetyl. Balance is moderately sweet, Malt-forward and a spicy, resiny hop profile. Very malt-forward and much less hop character. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) Smooth, creamy with a very mild carbonation presence. Body is medium for a red ale, medium overall. A mild/medium alcohol presence with a touch of grain alcohol. 3.5

(Overall) The aroma and appearance are really pleasing in this beer, and the flavor and mouthfeel, while falling a bit short of the rest do manage a generally tasty concoction. 3.5

Jailhouse Brewing Company's
Conjugal Visit Red Ale
3.63/5.00

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Photo of BeerDawgs
3.38/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - A cloudy, sediment filled brown-red, with no clarity. 1 finger of head, and sticky glass left all over the glass.

S - Prunes and sugar. Not too sweet

T - Caramel, sweetness, high malt backbone.

M - medium to light bodied. light carbonation.

O - A good red. Looking forward to what Jailhouse can produce in the future

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Photo of sendbeer
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of vfgccp
3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled in 2011, opened in Sep 2012.

A - Nice cranberry ice tea body. Great bone white head with nice lace and great retention.

S - Sweet cranberry cocktail, caramel malt, toasted almond.

T - Wow, this is actually surprisingly good. Deep caramel, smooth grape concentrate, edge of herbal bitter hops, pumpernickel bread.

M - Smooth, medium-full frame.

O - A robust red with a solid flavor profile.

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Photo of mttdls
4/5  rDev +8.1%

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