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Jester King Commercial Suicide Oaked Farmhouse Mild (Batch 6+)

Jester King Commercial Suicide Oaked Farmhouse Mild (Batch 6+)
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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   IBU: 8   EST. CALORIES: 99   ABV: 3.3%
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In December 2013 Jester King began brewing this beer using indigenous wild yeast and souring bacteria. All bottles from Batch 6 onward should be under this rating.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrinkinWell (388) - - JUL 19, 2015
Wow. This one?s a shocker. Pours a dark reddish brown, frothy head, decent lacing. Sour, tangy aromas, hints of molasses and dark fruit. Heavily carbonated, medium bodied. Not as sour as I expected, mostly offset by the roasted malts and hints of brown sugar. This is one surprising, interesting beer. Iím a fan.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ClarkVV (4215) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Dec. 2, 2013 bottling, Batch 6, drunk 6/23/15
Can I just start by saying the fact that this beer is in absolutely pristine condition, with no hint of oxidation at just shy of 19 months old, is one hell of a testament to the brewers.
Chestnut-to-auburn colored body has some darker mahogany tints and an off-white/eggshell colored head that is large and recedes farily rapidly to cover. Clarity is very high, leaving behind the sediment.
Wild yeast and bacteria galore open up the nose, with a distinct cherry note from the brett and a seamless transition in to nutty, lightly roasty malts and dry caramel that balance perfectly. Notes of hazelnut and creamed wheat rise up against the yeast/bacteria elements and continue to impress with a delicate, wonderful balance.. No hops, no oxidation, no alcohol, no flaws. Just clean, well-presented aromatics and not even too sour/tart after all these months in the bottle.
Flavor mirrors the aroma pretty well, starting on dry, lightly tart acetic and lactic notes with cherry and light lime notes emerging to brighten and enliven things further. Malt is wonderfully well-attenuated yet not a single sign of astringency or over-drying. Very light toffee/caramel hangs in the background, carried on by a creamy, tightly effervescent texture. All the while tart acids build in the background and a still-snappy carbonation clears it all away on the finish, leaving light hazelnuts, mineral water and plentiful fruitiness lingering. Pretty damn near perfect. Guess the aroma could have a little more strength or richness if I have to be critical, and I suppose you could say the same about the flavor? But how rich/deep can you expect the malt to be in a 3.3 abv beer without disrupting the balance? Drank this thing down greedily and happily, wishing there was a lot more. I donít know if JK just hits a sweet spot for me, or what, but when their beers are on, Iím left wanting little more. As always, excited to continue my Jester King quest.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (1207) - California, USA - MAY 8, 2015
750ml bottle pours a brown color with a bit of head. Mild sourness. Nice wild yeast flavors balanced against the maltiness. Delicate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (12398) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2015
Fonefan 300814. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is oak, roasted malt, lemon, sourness. Flavour is sourness, yeast, caramel, oak, roasted malt, lemon. OK beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (3773) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2014
750 ml bottle poured into a brandy snifter. The color is a dark brown to amber with a beige head of foam and good retention. The aroma has oak, char, molasses, burnt toffee. The taste is sweet and earthy, but as it gets closer to the finish, acidity becomes noticeable. The tartness is fruity. Light body and velvety carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (15867) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Draft at the source. Cloudy ruby brown color, beige head. Aroma of cocoa, lightly toasted caramel. Taste is very softly sour cocoa. OK.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (6837) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2014
had the original, accidental sour, and this version. still really really miss the original . .. pours a light ruby brown .. medium foam .. . tart yeast, copper, spelt, bacteria, and sour blood .. . decent wild but this needs to be retired, doesnít have the backbone for this type of beer. that said, loving the new batches JK is doing! .. . . ever seen fire in space? .. . NO! i havenít!!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (38879) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2014

Bottle 750ml. @ The Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering 2014, TSODRBSG14.

[ As Jester King Commercial Suicide Oaked Farmhouse Mild (Batch 6) ].
Unclear medium to dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, tart, barnyard, funky, wood, baking yeast notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and light acidic with a long duration, funky, tart, wood, caramel, bread - baking yeast. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20140830]

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hallinghansen (2385) - Odense S, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle @ DRBSG14. Hazybrown body with a small white head. Tart, sour. This isnít good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (14641) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle @ Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering, 2014. Pours dark unclear amber with a small white head. Tart and dusty. Lactic. Caramel and fudge. A mess...


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