Conjugal Visit | Jailhouse Brewing Company

Conjugal VisitConjugal Visit
BA SCORE
3.71/5
40 Ratings
Conjugal VisitConjugal Visit
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by gford217 on 08-03-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,816
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
40
pDev:
8.36%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of Paincane
3.21/5  rDev -13.5%
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 fuzzbalz
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of PhillyStyle
3.33/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a deep reddish, almost brown that produced a nice oatmeal color thick head that was well retained that settled into a thin cap and left some lacing. The best part of the beer.

Mostly a thick malty aroma with a hint of pine hops.

The taste is pure malty sweetness with a bitter aftertaste. I guess that I expected more from the taste of the beer than I got. I didn't find it complex or at least interesting in any way.

Medium body, smooth, but sticky and pretty enjoyable. Overall, a decent beer, but one that I will only buy or drink again sparingly.

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Photo of argock
3.37/5  rDev -9.2%
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 Ljoreilly
3.38/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerDawgs
3.38/5  rDev -8.9%
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 el_michoacano
3.46/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GABrew
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Xcalibur077
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of sendbeer
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of MAJ85
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice pour on this beer, with a dark orange/garnet color and a fine head that settles to a thin head. It does leave some sloppy lacing as well. I'm not as huge red ale fan, but the ones I like are either heavily malted, approaching a scotch ale in flavors, or heavily hopped where the big hope play off some firm malt. This is neither, the hops are too slight and a bit too grassy for my taste, but there is a lingering bitterness that seems a little out of place without the more forward hop flavors. The malt is also lacking a bit and could definitely use a boost. I've really enjoyed the other offerings from this brewery, but this one is a miss for me.

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Photo of Reagan1984
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to Bhalter8 for providing this. Long time fantastic trading partner.

The head is tight with a light pinkish/rust colored hue. Collapses and becomes more creamy. The beer is a deep amber color with tons of garnet tones. Looks like a barleywine actually. Lace clings all inside the glass.

Aroma is thick and rich. Malty with some dark fruit and perhaps a touch of prune.

Ok, this is a straight forward malty red. Initial bitterness that appears to be from roasted malt gives way to a moment of fruit and then a dark caramel flavor. The lingering bitterness comes in after a pause. Very interesting. Quite a delay.

Fairly thick body. smooth

It’s a decent little red but not something I would chase. As always, very glad to have had the opportunity to try it.

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Photo of maximum12
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the North River Tavern someplace in the untamed wilds of suburban Atlanta. We stumbled on a place that was giving away free glasses with a pint of Jailhouse, & I only have 173 glasses, so hey! It's fate!

The waitress says this is "some kind of IPA" so I'm surprised when it arrives, & even more surprised when I find it's an amber: it's dark brown, trending into nighttime. Smells pretty nice, all hoppy & biscuity. Mmmmm, biscuits. Why can't Minnesota make biscuits like they have in Atlanta? Damn delicious.

Conjugal Visit isn't as much fun as the name implies, well, I mean, for the visitor, maybe. Huge toasty malts that lends it an almost porter-like edge, but there's a lively hop chop. More biscuits, grain, & it's the bitterness that really sticks with you. Goes down smooth.

Blind taste test as this was, I thought it was a dark IPA, but what do I know? Nice intro to a new brewery, picked up a bottle of the stout to take home with me. Good beer.

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Photo of Jadjunk
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
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 match1112
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a: medium brown body with some amber highlights. quarter inch of tan head fizzed out quickly to just some spotty foam on top.

s: malt, dark sweet fruit and a little pine.

t: big malt flavor with a touch of roastieness. sweet fruit sugars and a pine hop finish.

m: body seems a little thin and watery at first. goes down slick with a oily feel and a long bitter finish.

o: decent enough of a red if you like alot of malts. nothing real exciting about it, but it's not bad either.

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Photo of Mlawrence
3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bendurgin
3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this as an extra from Grant. Thanks homey. Poured into a tulip. Pours dark amber with about an inch of creamy beige head. Leaves a ton of sticky lace.

Powder cocoa in the aroma with some hints of citrus orange zest. Pretty unique on the aroma; a lot more malts than I would have imagined in the aroma. Toasty malts on the pallet with hints of cocoa with a nice bitter hop finish.

Nice medium body here with good carbonation. Overall this one isn't bad. Glad to have tried it; so far I've enjoyed everything I've had from Jailhouse.

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Photo of crownrl28
3.72/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Comes out of the bottle a deep, somewhat coppery reddish brown with a thick and frothy pale tan head. Malty aroma has an earthy, yeasty overtone and just a touch of spice. Earthy flavor is quite satisfying with malty, nutty and caramel tones and just a whisper of cloves. Texture is smooth, a bit dirty (how else can I describe it?), and only a little fizzy but still pleasing. Overall, a good, if not great, ale that is worthy of at least a try - and probably downing the whole serving. Keep up the good work, JailHouse, and may you soon make lots of beer lovers your prisoners! ;)

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Photo of Mattsk1
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Zekenyce
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jscogggins
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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Conjugal Visit from Jailhouse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 40 ratings
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