phaleslu (6665) - 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 (12950) - 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 (9984) - Hanover, Maryland, 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 (3221) - 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 (10958) - 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 (3166) - 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 (6805) - 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 (4983) - 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.
steelhead3686 (249) - Athens, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I’m pretty sure this was on the board as "Shade Abbey". It poured a dark brown or amber with a small white carmel head. Smells like maple syrup/waffles and butter. Slight bitter with a bit of sweet. Good beer for any season. A bit too bitter for an Abbey. I found it was tough to get through this entire beer even though it was served in a snifter.
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Jackie O’s.
Pours a moderate amber color with a good white head and a bit of light lacing as it heads down the glass. The nose carries a bit of lightly-sweet and toasted bready malt. Lingering light earthy/floral hop scent in the background. The flavor is lightly sweet with some bready notes. Some hops are there, but nothing overpowering. As it warms, a bit of banana in both the nose and flavor. Well balanced and pretty drinkable. Light to medium body with a smooth finish. Good carbonation. Not quite as out-of-the-park as the dubbel and tripel, but still quite good.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 05-05-2011