Jarrah Jacks / Pemberton Brewing Company
from Australia
568th highest rated brewery (of 635)
Highest RatedJarrah Jacks Wheat Beer (32 / 100) Average score32 / 100 (Nasty)
Lowest RatedJarrah Jacks Wheat Beer (32 / 100) Number Tried1
Jarrah Jacks Wheat Beer
Reviewed by Jez on 01.05.09 in bottle
32 / 100

Pours a yellow gold colour, cloudy from the sediment I swished out of the bottle, with a crackling head of shiny white foam. Head dissipates rather disappointingly, but otherwise, a decent looking brew.

Quite a sour acidity on the nose, lots of lemon, sweat, and a herbal twang like coriander or even rosemary. Very sour - a huge wheat character, and not much sweetness from the yeast variety. Can't say I'm a huge fan.

Taste isn't much better - quite a strong carbonic acidity, and a sharp metallic bitterness, which isn't right for the style at all. There is the mellow, smooth, buttery hefe characters hovering around the edges, but the sharp acidity, and the overzealous carbonation just plough straight through it, leaving all its good prospects distraught and whimpering by the side of the road.

No, this doesn't do it for me at all. Very far removed from the lovely luscious German wheat biers. Unless this is a rude and crude new take on the wheat style, I have to say this fails far short of the mark.

appearance: 3.5 | aroma: 2.0 | taste: 2.0 | feel: 1.5 | drinkability: 2.5