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Friday, May 27, 2011

Walkabout Brewery Jabberwocky Ale

Another (maybe the only other?) bottled beer from local brewery Walkabout Brewing, Walkabout Jabberwocky Ale is one of their first and strongest offerings. 

Walkabout Brewery Jabberwocky Ale poured a deep crimson brown in the glass, with no observable carbonation and a thin, bone white head that quickly dissipated. The nose was light but led by toffee and caramel.
Walkabout Brewery Jabberwocky Ale drank somewhat flat poured out of the bottle, with a hint of hop bitterness before settling with an unsweetened middle of caramel.  The caramel and hints of coco sweetened in the fade and a little heat came through. 

Walkabout Brewery Jabberwocky Ale is a nice, middle-of-the-road take on the English strong ale.  Undoubtedly a big beer when it first hit the scene thirteen years ago, the recipe could stand to be revisited if it wants to stand up to the last few waves of big craft beers.


  1. This is our favorite beer. We've never found it in the bottle, so we go to Kaleidoscope Pizza to get it. When can we buy it in a store?

  2. In Medford, check out Food 4 Less or some of the Minute Markets. In Ashland, Market of Choice, Shop n Kart, and the Co-Op all seem to have it regularly :)