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Jester King El Cedro (Batch 1-5)

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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
abemorsten (2916) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2014
Sampled at the RBNG-14 Grand Tasting courtesy of Meilby. Muddy yellow body with a white film. Funky lemongrass and cedar tree on the nose. The bret comes through in the mouth on top of all the other aromas. Spicy wooden finish. Delightful!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (5684) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2014
Shared bottle at RBNG-14. Pours hazy golden, small white head. Aroma is light sweet fruity funk, brett and wood. Taste is fresh fruity, spritzy fresh fizzy mouthfeel, good bitter and well balanced overall. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Inbreak (2432) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2014
03.05.2013, tap @ CBC:
Frisk lett fruktig lukt med preg av sitrus, tre, sitrusskal, brett, lys malt, høy, tørka frukt, gras. Frisk tørr smak med preg av brett, tre, sitrusskal, lys malt, høy, sitrus, gras, litt tørka frukt. Middels bitterhet som set godt, uttørrande munnfølelse. God.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (3286) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
At RBNG 2014 Halden. Golden hazy color, good foam. Fruity & floral aromas, brett; medium high aroma intensity. Medium/ full body & high complexity . Some bitterness - well balanced. Very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (382) - Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2014
One of my favorite Jester King beers. They really nailed the wood/hop ratio. The citrus and cedar flavors perfectly balanced out on this one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Johnsense (858) - - JAN 25, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2014 A gusher when opening, but saved most of the bottle. Cloudy yellow pour, MASSIVE head, like 95% of the glass. Nose is mainly cedar, lighter citrus notes. Lots of cedar taste here - A bit soapy but that disappears while drinking. Citrus peels, some sourness, wheat. Lively carbonation.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBPortland (932) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 25, 2014
750ml bottle pours cloudy pale yellow with big head. Nose is tropical fruit, grapefruit, mango, with a nice balanced brett funk. Taste is slightly tart dry earthy brett fruit and tropical hops. Pillowy mouthfeel. Finish is dry funky brett, mild tart citrus, hops. Really nice.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Japalo (1273) - DENMARK - JAN 14, 2014
Bottle@home with saxophone Mads. Hazy yellow. Huge four finger head. High carbonation. Intens pineapple peach fruity notes blended cheddar wooden aromas. Flavours the same more citrus resin. Light tart dry Brett. Long dry mouthfeel. Only one remake ; great.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frulertruler (118) - San Rafael, SPAIN - JAN 11, 2014
Botella. Madera, cítricos y bretts. Excelente trabajo de levaduras con las notas de cedro muy aromática y compleja en boca. Muy fácil de beber a pesar de lo empalagoso que a veces resulta el cedro.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (5925) - Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2014
750 ml bottle shared by phalslu in April 2013. Pours a hazy golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor have dry Brett funk, grapefruit citrus, grass, wheat, floral notes, cedar, bready malts with light tropical notes. Interesting beer here, quite a bit going on.


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