Clockwork | Bluejacket / Arsenal Restaurant

BA SCORE
-
no score
Awaiting More Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bluejacket / Arsenal Restaurant
District of Columbia, United States
bluejacketdc.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by bylerteck on 03-16-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
9
Reviews:
3
Avg:
3.46
pDev:
24.86%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
0
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by siege06nd:
Photo of siege06nd
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

More User Reviews:
Photo of Moses_Malone
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of BH712
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of nhindian
3.63/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a light straw color with a slightly hazy body. You can almost see through it but it is a bit cloudy. I vigorous, foamy head explodes from the glass after pouring and lasts throughout the entire bottle. The lacing is sparse, but what is there comes in thick clumps.

Aroma - The aroma quite malty with sour fruit overtones. You can definitely get some of the grain in this beer, which is balanced by the tangerine and apricot notes.

Taste - The taste is very mild but spritzy due to the high carbonation. It develops more on the palate as it sits and it has a long finish. It isn't really as sour as I expected or the nose let on, but it is a little tart. The graininess from the nose falls off a little, paving the way for the fruit notes. There's definitely a strong peach and apricot flavor that is pretty nice.

Mouthfeel - The body is heavier than I expected; more full-feeling for sure. The carbonation is really high which helps cut that substantialness a bit.

Closing Arguments - Overall, this is a decent beer from Bluejacket. I've been to the brewery a couple times after receiving this bottle (but before drinking it), and really liked everything I had. I don't think this really stands up to anything I've had in-person, but it is a little bit older than it probably should be. Still a nice easy drinker.

 1,336 characters

Photo of melliott2811
3.16/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Bluejacket Clockwork

"Tart & Funky - Delicate - Sour Blond Ale".

750 mL bottle poured into a Hair of the Dog tulip glass.

A: Gold color and hazy. Smooth, white foam stand.

S: Citrus zest. Not getting any funk.

T: Peach juice, lactic acid, diacetyl.

M: Light body, high carbonation, effervescent.

O: Not much going on in this beer. Diacetyl is not overbearing, but with peachy notes and lactic, it kind of gives it a peach cobbler feel. I had this on a warm afternoon, but it might have been better with dessert.

 518 characters

Photo of bylerteck
3.79/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had this at Bluejacket. From notes.

A - Cloudy orange/gold pour with one finger of white head. Spotty lace and a film of retention.

S - Tartness, lemon, a bit of acidity, apple.

T - Citrus, a bit of tart lemon, grass, some tanginess.

M - Good carbonation, medium body, tartness to finish.

O/D - Nice stuff. Quite enjoyed this one. It was slightly hoppy and nice tartness provided a nice element. Good stuff.

 412 characters

Photo of jayluf
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

Photo of cysiam
1.25/5  rDev -63.9%

Clockwork from Bluejacket / Arsenal Restaurant
3.46 out of 5 based on 9 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.