Jackie O's Brewery Evelyn
What the brewers say
Oak-aged sour brown ale refermented with raspberries.
What our panel thought
Fleshy raspberry nose, fresh, macerated, vibrant. Note of darkish molasses-like caramel. Juicy, lively, tart, full of fresh raspberry flavor that bends to a savory umami flavor. Exciting fruit character, juicy and pulpy, but the acidity leans harsh on repeat sips.
What our editors thought
Apple, pear, and caramel gradually give way to a raspberry note buzzing with spicy tannin. The sip leads with a bracing lemon lactic acidity that’s only partially buffered by the impression of apple and pear sweetness that quickly follows. A drying mineral note on the finish helps cleanse the palate, but the shock of acid intensity is burned into your immediate sense memory.