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Jester King Wytchmaker Farmhouse Rye India Pale Ale (Batch 1-8)

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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Earthy rye and piny hop flavor and aroma meet spicy, funky characteristics from our farmhouse yeast in this American-inspired farmhouse ale.

Note: This Farmhouse version replaced the original Wytchmaker Rye IPA when Jester King switched to a farmhouse yeast for all beers. The original bottles feature a small Jester King sticker on the neck; newer bottles do not have this sticker and say "Farmhouse" in small print on the label.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1009) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2014
Didn’t realize this was different from the prior one I had. Definitely different. Some banana on the nose and flavor. No distinctive rye elements perse...yeast driven. Huge persistent pillowy head. Round. This one’s probably a couple years old. Held up well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
seth_lfod (322) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 27, 2014
750 split 4 ways... thanks Nick. Hazy pale yellow with a massive white head. Smell is farmy as hell, spicy, peppery, and bright fruitiness. Taste is again with the bright fruit, spice, and yeast. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (4817) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2014
Sample from bottle, RBNG 2014 in Halden, Grand Tasting. Cloudy golden colour, huge white head. Typical American IPA with its hoppy character in both aroma and flavour - I did not quite get the farmhouse notes, but it had been a long day ...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
RuneStumo (2130) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2014
15.02.2014. 0,75l Bottle. RBNG-14. Golden colour with white head. Aroma is fresh with good sweetness, but its also kind of sour. Flavours of fruits, and there is notes of orange. Medium firm sourrish body with good bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (4024) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
Cloudy golden color with a big frothy white head. Citric, fruity and some yeast in the aroma. Medium + body. Moderate sweet and a fine bitterness. Average carbonation. Lovely fresh citric, fruity, yeast, mild malty and mild spicy flavor. Lovely fine ale!
[Bottle at Grand Tasting RBNG14 – Halden]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing (2395) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2014
From a shared 75cl bottle at RBNG-14. Pours deep golden to orange with a white head. Fruity and hoppy with mandarin, citrus and yeasty notes. Medium sweet with some slightly sour notes and pleasant bitterness. Nice one! (2014-02-15 - Grand Tasting, Fredriksten festning, Halden)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OleR (4609) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2014
Massive blond top. Hazy gold colred body. Fresh tangy fruit nose. Apricot and oranges, paired with some fine notes fresh of belgo-yeast. Medium full, crisp and lively in the mouth. Semi-dry bread-crust like malt flavor. Firm fruity bitterness. Tangerines and oranges. Dry fruity-bitter ending. Highly drinkable. [Shared bottle at GrandTasting, RBNG2014]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
abemorsten (2491) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2014
Sampled at the RBNG-14 Grand Tasting courtesy of yngwie. Muddy golden body with a creamy off-white head. Funky, fruity, polleny nose. Fruity, funky berries in the mouth. Medium bodied. Dry tongue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lb4lb (2215) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Pours rich hazy yellow orange. Smell is hoppy and clean. Light pine and fruit. Taste is lightly bittered and stronger hop flavor. Clean fresh tasting. Ready to drink nice ipa

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inbreak (1526) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2014
15.02.2014, 0,75l bottle sampled @ RBNG14:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is fresh fruity, grapefruit, citrus peel, dried fruits, yeast, grass, hay, light malts. Taste is slightly concentrated fruity, grass, hay, dried fruits, citrus peel, citrus, light malts, yeast. Medium to longlasting bitterness, high carbonation. Nice enough.

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