Pretty Things Jack D’Or

Appearance: Pours a straw and hazy yellow with a light white and bubbly head that dissipates swiftly briefly leaving a thin oozing lacing on the side.  The carbonation seems great, with a constant stream of bubbles from the bottom of the glass.

Smell: Heavy with bready yeasts and slight sweet malt tinges.  The barest hint of piney hops can be found in the back of the smell which suggest and interesting taste.  The weird mustachioed thing on the bottle also suggests something but I haven’t figured it out yet.

Taste: Light and frothy, it smoothes out into slight breadiness, with an after tingling of hop bitters.  Light with slight sweet malts and citrusy hops in the background of the flavor.

Mouthfeel:  The initial rush is thicker on the tongue, but it oozes out into a thin and frothy concoction.  The after feel is a bit dry on the tongue after the beer goes down and the hops can definitely be felt in the back bite of this beer.

Overall:  I’m a sucker for cool names and bottles, and Jack D’Or has both.  On top of that, Pretty Things does a cool little back-story for the mustachioed man on the back which I am also a sucker for and wish more breweries would do.  Of course, as a beer this is also a great drinker.  I’m not usually a saison fan, but I am definitely a Saison Americaine fan.


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