A Note on This Beer
If you want the inside scoop on one of the best under-the-radar breweries in the country -- it’s Jackie O’s. Named one of the Top 10 Best Breweries, Paste says: “They make beer so incredible that if it was repackaged in discarded bottles from the likes of Hill Farmstead, Side Project or Jester King, nobody would think twice...”
What started in 2008 as a tiny sour program has blossomed into a 400+ barrel room that’s taking over the Wild Ale scene in Ohio. Now you can finally taste the best of Jackie O’s talents with their elegantly tart Elle Foudre Aged Saison.
A mix of classic Saison and wild cultures embody the rustic brew with oodles of complexity -- a citrus twist bite, peppery notes, fresh rosemary, and tropical flavors akin to Sauvignon Blanc. Six months aging in a giant oak foudre infuses subtle vanilla and hints of woody oak while gently massaging the sourness into balance. Who needs wine when beer like this tastes so refined?
With its lemony, white wine crispness, Elle is quintessentially Jackie O’s: exquisite oak-soaked sourness. Once you taste it, you’re not just getting in on the ground floor of a Wild Ale master of Hill Farmstead calibre, you’re drinking from one of the best breweries in the nation.
Rated 4.18 on BeerAdvocate
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