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Jester King Commercial Suicide Oaked Farmhouse Mild (Batch 1-5)

Formerly brewed at Jester King Brewery
Style: Mild Ale
Austin, Texas USA
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
English pub ale meets the French farmhouse tradition and American oak aging in this dry, drinkable farmhouse mild ale. Full-flavored, but brewed with enough restraint to be highly sessionable. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and naturally conditioned.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lupulucid (189) - - JUN 22, 2013
Carbonation is very light. The beer is almost still with little head. The color is very dark walnut but not opaque. Oak has produced pronounced vanilla character. The beer is very light but a chalky mouthfeel adds substance. This is certainly unique and interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NikkTwist (2241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2013 Bottle at Monks. Reddish brown pour. Huge frothy beige head. Funky hop notes off the top. Tastes very unusual. Lots of cocoa. Fuzzy body. Meh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluejacket74 (1676) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2013
750 ml bottle. Served in a tulip-like glass, the beer pours a reddish/brown color with an inch and a half light tan head that stayed around for a while. There’s also a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like bready and caramel malt, chocolate, oak, dark fruit (cherries), and some spice. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there’s the addition of some nuts, vanilla and dark bread. Also, the chocolate is stronger in the taste than it is compared to the aroma. I thought the taste of this brew got better the longer it warmed up. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it’s easy to drink and is well carbonated. This is the 2nd Jester King brew I’ve tried, and I’ve liked them both so far. I’d like to try this one again in the future. $7.99 a bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tia (1475) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Bottle @ RG 20. Brown with light head and light lacing. Smells bourbony and lemony and a little like tea. Tastes earthy. A little watery and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11432) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2013
750 mL bottle shared at the 20th Richmond Gathering by someone who attended the 19th Richmond Gathering. Pours a dark caramel color with a head that quickly fades. Aroma of brown malts, caramel, mild fruits, mild wood. The taste is brown malts, spicy hops, peppery wood notes, maybe a little greep pepper. Thin-medium bodied. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3625) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Dark brown, slightly hazed. Aroma is bready. Flavor is bready, very light chocolate. Enjoyable sessionable ale shared at the Richmond 20th, after being left behind at the Richmond 19th.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopTsing (506) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2013
From the bottle pourd a hazy brown brew with a tan head. Aromas of malt, hops and hints of sour citrus. Flavors of buttery coffee.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rastacouere (6164) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2013
Bold nutty Munich malts evocate toast and sourness at the same time, in a phenolic, spicy symphony that goes here and there with little focus. I guess the oak accentuates the toastiness and would probably work fine, but the characterful yeast seems unforgiving on the Munich malt character which I have a hard time appreciating in a sourish environment. Despite being 3.5% and light-bodied, the beer is very tasty, but far from as drinkable as you would expect. The large, sparkling bubbles dry the palate out and contrasts heavily with the darker malt flavours. Spoiled apple and sourish nuts are hardly sessionable. I usually respect what Jester King produces, but it feels here as if they’ve taken the gimmick a bit too far and the ensemble is chaotic on my palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (20882) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2013
Bottle @ yespr. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a slightly roasted malty spicy weak yeasty and weak woody aroma. Fruity malty spicy caramel flavor with weak yeasty hints. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukaduke (2853) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Pours a deep mahogany color with a large three finger off white foam. The nose is very different tootsie roll, wet wood, root beer herbs and a touch of coffee. The palate follows the nose in a mild sort of way.... Touch of bitterness, kola nut, rootbeer barrels, interesting little beer. Think this would be perfect on a autumn day in New England.

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