alexsdad06 (8431) - Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster at at Cappy’s (also at Jackie o’s) from notes. Pours a slightly hazy orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have toasted malts, caramel, some grainy character, some fruits, Belgian yeast, hints of spice, decent for what it is.
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the Public House. Pours a darker dubbel looking beer with some head. Aroma is mild dark spices, Belgian yeasts, and some muddled pine. Taste is rather mild and meak with some Belgian Yeasts, darker semi-sweet malts, and some bitter pine notes at the end. Medium carb. Easy to drink. Not my fav though.
phaleslu (9019) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Jackie-O’s on the brewpub side. Pours a clear orange with a small off-white head that settles into a thin island of film. Notes of caramel and toasted malts, dry grains, dried fruits, and straw. Light-bodied, with low carbonation and a dry mouthfeel. Despite being darker in color than a pale Belgian ale, this is really light and dry and refreshing. The Belgian character is at low boost here. I guess I saw the word Abbey and expected more intensity. Nice sipper.
Travlr (20269) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the source. Crystal clear golden yellow. Aroma of floral lemon lime. Tasteis straw and hay.
BeerandBlues2 (11831) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear gold with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is biscuit and cracker malt, light earthy hops, pear esters and bananas. Flavor is malt and yeast dominant with light hops and bitterness, light esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
BelgianBeerGal (3708) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Public house draft before a bottle release. Really well made and pleasant Belgian ale: a little spice, a little sweet and surprisingly tasty for being such a sessionable ale.
Tmoney99 (13155) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured a clear dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectation where met.
JStax (4637) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured on draft. Appearance is between gold and amber. The head is crisp white. Aroma is sweet amber malts, with a candi sugar-esque vibe. This beer doesn’t leave much of an impression on me, but I could definitely drink this beer about any time. Just a good session beer.
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub, served in a goblet for $3. Nice, opaque brown-red color, a nice dense cream-colored head, cool lace. Nice light smokiness, good earthy hops. Some spice. Great, light crisp carbonation, dry texture, light body. Very drinkable, decent aftertaste (smoke lasts a bit through it, but it’s not too strong). Nice, sort of sweet caramel taste, with a good savory balance provided by the malty smokiness, here. One of the best Belgians I’ve ever had. Impressive flavor for how light this is (a common trend with Jackie-Os lighter beers, I’m finding)
JaBier (6657) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the Public House bottle release on 6/25/11. Clear amber pour with a medium white head. Banana and malt nose with a bit of caramel and peppery yeast. Malty flavor with a bit of banana along with caramel and pepper before a dry bready finish. Very nice for a style I don’t normally dig.
Earlier Rating: 3/1/2011 Total Score: 3.3
Sample at Jackie O’s on 2/5/11. Hazy amber in color with a medium off-white head. Aroma of banana, caramel and a bit of citrus. Flavor is caramel malt with a bit of banana and finishes bitter with some citrus influence.