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Jester King El Cedro (Batch 1-5)



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RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
El Cedro, an 8.0% ABV farmhouse ale dry-hopped with Citra hops, aged with Spanish Cedar spirals and bottle conditioned with Brettanomyces yeast. It combines tropical, fruity hop flavor and aroma with funky, barnyard yeast character and the unique flavor and aromatics of Spanish Cedar. El Cedro is brewed with Texas Hill Country well water, 100% organic malt (Two Row, Carapils and Wheat), Millenium, Cascade, Columbus and Citra hops, farmhouse and Brettanomyces yeasts, and Spanish Cedar spirals. After primary fermentation with farmhouse yeast, El Cedro is dry hopped with Citra hops and aged for weeks with Spanish Cedar spirals. It is unfiltered, unpasteurized and naturally carbonated through re-fermentation with Brettanomyces yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThirstyBird (2187) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JUL 9, 2014
Pours a hazy light yellow with a large loose white head. The smell is a big white pepper, cedar, fruit, orange. The taste is fruit, pepper, cedar, spice. Light + with soft elegant carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7801) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2014
Bouteille 75cl @ RBBSG III, courtesy of omgrich. Troisième bière utilisant du cèdre pour cette session, avec encore une fois un rappel prononcé à CCB. Dorée, léger trouble, col fin blanc. Arôme est dominé par le cèdre. Fruité houblonné arrivant en rétro-nasal et apportant une très belle palette de fruité, léger noble, malt cara pâle avec un brett qui ne profite pas de la force du cèdre. Palais met ici aussi le cèdre bien en avant. Houblonné fruité notamment sur un niveau citronné frais et léger tropical. Léger épicé - boisé venant du cèdre mais aussi du Simcoe plus un léger pin qui s’estompent un peu avec la présence du cèdre. Pour 8%, reste très, voire trop, facile à boire. Au final, bière agréable qui reste plus appréciable que la version de To Ol et un peu moins balancée que celle de CCB.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (5403) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2014
750 ml. bottle sampled @ RBBSG III. Thanks to omgrich! Hazy citrus with huge fluffy white head. Fizzy citrus nose, touch tart with huge lemongrass / Fanta / Ceder profile. Taste is huge punch of brett / lemongrass / Fanta / lots of Ceder / air refresher / fizzy / citrus / minor funk. Very love or hate. Bit too softdrink-like almost for me but very unique & refreshing for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (2775) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2014
Sample at Gainsbar Kortrijk. APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small unstable white head. NOSE: hoppy, citrus, brett, dry. TASTE: dry, bitter, hoppy, brett, fresh, balanced, wood.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Boutip (5183) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle: Poured a light dirty beige color ale with a giant white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of fruity hops with light mango notes with dry Brett notes and some light spicy notes form the cedar. Taste is also dominated by light mango fruity notes with some spicy notes from the cedar and the dry aftertaste and funky notes from the yeast. Body is full with limited filtration and good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Incredible amount of complexity can be found in this beer but it also retains an extremely high level of drinkability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bergstaden (1682) - Røros, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2014
hazy golden with a white head - Good malts and hops that gives a citrus aroma - Good malt body with some sweetness and olos hop profile that gives a good taste of citrus - Hop and citrus goes into the finish - This was real good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Experiment_Ale (1088) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Batch 2, jan 2013. At my place over an empty pool with group. Pours neon orange with massive massive bubbly head. Aroma is huge bretty, orange peel, big funk, big cedar. Taste, is cedar, zesty orange, massive brett, cedar. The hops are gone, and the cedar is a little less, Brett is huge. Finish is quick and zesty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TXBadger (1918) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2014
This is one of my favorites from Jester King and a very well done beer. Pours a hazy straw yellow color with white head. Citrus, brett, cedar, funk, light fruit, and some earth tones on the nose; follows onto the palate. Very complex, and medium bodied. Finishes dry with a bit of funk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
berntholer (1391) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 3, 2014
very stable ivorywhite head leaves structured lacing. blonde colour. aroma of spices, pepper, cedarwood, citrus. taste like aroma and yeasty finishes with a very pronounced bitterness. medium body, uber carbonated. bottle 75 cl / batch #2 jan-2013

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
L_inconnu (64) - SWITZERLAND - APR 20, 2014
Une des bières les plus intéressante, travaillée et marquante qu’il m’ai été donné de goûter. À la première gorgée, on se sent transporté. J’ai fermé les yeux et j’ai cru me trouver en pleine pinède Toscane. L’une des personne avec qui je l’ai dégusté m’a même assuré en avoir rêvé après coup ^^

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