Sunday, April 17, 2011
Jackie O's Brown Recluse
The final Jackie O’s beer that I got to try at a small bottle share event was the Brown Recluse. The beer pours a dark amber color with a thin tan head. The aroma consists of maple syrup, sour cherry, and lots of malts. The taste is sour but sweet at the same time, thanks to the maple syrup in the beer. The sourness in the beer comes thanks to sour cherry and vinegar. The finish brings out the oak flavor from the barrel aging and is quite complimentary to the maple syrup. The alcohol content is 5.5% ABV. The Brown Recluse stood out as one of my favorite beers of the evening, especially in the Jackie O’s lineup. I enjoyed how the maple syrup was able to be added to the beer, but this beer was nowhere near the “too sweet” side, due to its sour counter-attacker.