Jackie-Os Slim Pickins
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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Sour Brown ale aged for 28 months in a barrel with green plums.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Thanks to Puddintane for the bomber! Deep brown pour with minimal carb and lacing. Nose is mildly acetic, deep funky fruit, and some wet wood. Taste is briney, with ripe plums coming along fairly prominently. A modest dark sour with some bitterness, solid overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle at a tasting at James place courtesy of James and his giant cellar. Pours a deep brown with a medium sized beige head. Barrel and wood, salty, touches of dark fruit and cherry. Medium bodied, lightly tannic, slight acid and toffee, a bit of funk. Long funkiness and warm barrel notes. Tannic and woody. Cool and interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8254) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose/taste of sour plum, tart fruit, salty caramel, wood and light vinegar. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4010) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Shared by JCB. Pours murky brown with one finger of dirty tan head. Nose is.....sour/tart, notes of cherry skin and a singular acetic character. Acetic flavor, very tart and acidic. Lightly phenolic with some fingernail polish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ReggieDunlap (3054) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Pours an opaque dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is oaky and tart with a notable fruitiness that is sour...vinous...balsamic and slight sweet raisin notes. Flavor is tart and fruity...acidic...an unripened fruit note and earthy oakiness...malty...definite sour plum!...it works well!..im hardpressed to figure how the flavor could be better. Mouthfeel is light and lively and the finish is dry and very tart. Excellent!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON (3948) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Bottle. Thanks JCB for sharing. Dark brown with some light tan lace. Nose is light sourness, strange, sort of pickle-like and briney. Ugh. I get it in the flavor as well, sadly. Super briney, grapes, dark fruit sourness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Poured into a tulip. 2011 vintage, Bottle #93 of 204. 3.5 A: Super dark brown, nearly black color. Two fingers of creamy/frothy beighe head. Retention is about average and a small ring of lacing is left. 4.0 S: This JOs character comes out big time in this. Anyone whos had a few of their sours knows what Im talking about. As for this one, it isnt very sour in the nose, but there is a lot of funk in the way of barn, horse, hay, wild apple, and apple orchard. Im pretty sure Ive identified what the green plum contributes and it isnt similar at all to the plums Im used to. Oaky woodiness abounds. Complex and quite nice, but I wish it was a bit stronger. 4.5 T: Despite the nose, the taste offers a solid sour punch. Green plum adds plenty of tartness to the mix in addition to an "unripened vinousness." Again, lots of the JOs character. Big oaky woodiness, light vanilla, and light tannic astringency. Lots of apple, apple orchard, and horse funk. Hay, unripened peach, and pear to a lesser extent. Plenty of lactic acid overall without much acetic. 4.0 M: Lighter medium to medium body. Good moderate carbonation. This is good, but Id prefer the carbonation to be a bit spritzier and the body to be creamier. 4.5 D: Im a huge fan of JOs sours and this offers everything that I want in one. Complexity stemming from interesting ingredients, pucker without excessive pucker, and easy to drink. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-12-2011 19:31:22

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6613) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Bottle shared by Sean, thanks! Pours a deep purple amber with an off-white head that starts at the edges and remains throughout the beer. Aroma has a good amount of plum and red fruit backed by tartness and a bit of earthiness. Flavor begins with sour plums that grows to a bit of acid with backing funk and a bit of sweet grains.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (4854) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2011
Sample at Jackie Os 6th Anniversary Extravaganza on 12/3/11. Dark brown pour with a thin beige head. Not sure what a green plum is, but it must be a lot like a red or purple plum because I was able to pick out plum as the fruit without having to read the description. Aroma also contains dark malt and and funky sourness in addition to the strong plum essence. Malty and funky flavor with a bit of roast and chocolate before a sour plum finish. Tasty!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (2974) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2011
Poured on draft into a sampler glass. Aroma is sweet and lactic at at the same time with notes of what I believe to be the green plums. Taste is dark fruit sweetness with a drying sourness that leaves the mouth a touch cottony. Nicely carbonated and medium bodied. Love the low abv sours.

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