RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   ABV: -
We love to experiment here at Jackie O’s. Many of our special release beers are aged in various barrels, go through a secondary wild fermentation, utilize locally harvested products, and/or highlight interesting flavor combinations. As Quincedence would have it, each of the attributes above makes this beer a truly unique creation. The beer began as our Scottish ale. A deep caramel flavored brew accompanied by hint smoke, from a touch peated malt. This beer was then placed in a freshly emptied Cabernet Barrel from Kinkead Winery in Ripley Ohio. After months of aging, this beer had taken on some pronounced vinous notes and the tannins from the barrel were lending a nice dry finish to the beer. Inspired by the developing character, I gave the barrel a dose of Brettanomyces Bruxellensis (wild yeast). The wild yeast further accentuated the fruity vinous flavors and gave the dry finish a bit of a boost. Months after the wild yeast had made its home inside of the barrel; I came across some Quince fruit at our local farmers market. I found the fruit’s distinct apple/pear character intriguing and purchased 20lbs to add to a barrel in our cellar. Ultimately, the cabernet barrel filled with Scottish and wild yeast made the most since. The juxtaposition of tart (from the cabernet qualities and the wild yeast) and sweet (from the caramel flavor of the beer and the vanilla from the oak) mimicked the quince it’s self. The fruit was gently rinsed to keep the local wild yeast from the orchard intact, and then placed into the barrel. 2 months after the fruit was added, we bottled Quincedence. This beer will continue to develop in the bottle for years to come if stored it in a dark cool place.

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Sheerbrewing (117) - Athens-Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2012
On tap this beer pours a dark brown with a thick khaki head. Aroma has rich roasty malts and some funky wild yeasty deep fruit. Flavor is just as aroma would suggest very smooth mouth feel with tart vinous funk on top of a fruity rig malt backbone. Overall , again a beer right up my ally I love that funk on top of a solid red.

Huhzubendah (3761) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Bottle shared by Thorpe429 and Amyliz4. Thanks Mike and Amy!

A: The beer appears dark brown with crimson highlights. The head is light beige, about a half inch thick, has good retention, and leaves some nice lacing on the glass.

S: The aroma is unique. Sour, funky, odd, boozy, fruity, wild - it’s definitely intriguing and has piqued my curiosity.

T: The beer is quite piquant. Again, the flavor is unlike any other I have yet found in a beer, and thus, a bit challenging to accurately describe. Surely, the quince fruit is largely responsible for these unusual flavors. The beer has a nice tannic quality to it, as well as an oak aroma and taste from the barrels. There is a healthy level of sourness / funkiness that, along with the wine, quince, and oak barrel, make for a beer with deep complexities.

M: Boozy and sour, funky and odd. Medium bodied, with appropriate carbonation.

D: What an interesting and memorable beer. Well worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 01-04-2011

Gription79 (2892) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 8, 2012
22 ounce bottle. Soft acidic note, chocolate, toffee, caramel, cherries. Not very complex, or well balanced. Not terrible but not something that I want to try again.

Sledutah (7888) - Utah, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Bottle shared by Dallas

Appearance: Clear mahogany with a big beige head and good lacing

Aroma: Tart and roasted malts

Taste: Tart, dark malts and dark fruit

Ok, different.

douglas88 (9686) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 28, 2012
22 ounce bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small white head. A sweet nose of brown sugar and tart wood. The flavor is very interesting; toasted malts, light fruity flavors, wood, certainly a pervasive sourness that is closer to white wine than brett. Pretty good and unique.

MikeJslc (778) - Alabama, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Deep brown, tan head. Aroma: brown sugar, chocolate, some nuttiness and leather. Some chocolate malt, a slightly puckery sour edge, some winelike notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2012
Brownish pour, small light head. Odd aroma, wine, funk, tart fruit, apples, pears, apricots. Flavor is fruity, tart, yeasty, a bit funky, some wine notes, apples. Interesting brew.

DaSilky1 (2608) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Pours dark & frothy. The smells are full of wine barrel, something I oh so enjoy, especially from Jackie. Underneath the wine are hints of earthy tobacco and ripe, tropical fruits...like mango and ok, quince, not that I’ve had a quince by itself before...maybe I have, who care. They’re in the nose and that’s all I gots to say bout dat. Flavors have that jackie o barrel goodness all draped all over with a little tart quince character...nicely balanced and beyond quaffable for the 9+% abv the label claims. Certainly lives up to that Jackie O quality I’ve come to expect from my favorite US brewery. Wonderful as usual...I want to live next door.

jzzbassman (1638) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2011
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with a tiny head. Big time sour apple and chardonnay aroma. Lactic acidic sourness along with a sweet caramel and yeasty notes that add a bit of leathery earthiness. Finishes sharp and dry. Very nice.

zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2011
bottle shared at 5000 tasting - very sour, sort of cabbagey, with a touch of bile and brine. Not a fan.

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