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Clockwork | Bluejacket / Arsenal Restaurant

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Bluejacket / Arsenal Restaurant
District of Columbia, United States

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by bylerteck on 03-16-2014

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 9
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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

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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.

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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.

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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.

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