DuffMan (8000) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with Parksy. Brassy gold, very lively head that leaves a mess of lace. Sweet pale malts, overripe fruits, grassy, tangy hops. A bit too sweet and sticky for my tastes, so it was a lot to get through.
Nicke80 (305) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
75 cl bottle from systembolaget. Wheaty aroma with fruity taste and sweet aftertaste.
Douberd (3192) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 750 ml at home, into a tulip. Batch 8, March 2013, ABV 8.9%
Bright and sunny golden yellow colour on a light hazy body, with a tall and thick snow white head. Good retention, medium lacing left behind, nicely formed.
Aroma of clear malts and grassy hops, light wheat, floral notes.
Taste of grains, hops, nice fruity notes of peaches, pepper, flowers, quite bitter on the aftertaste. Very good, makes you reach for another sip rather quickly.
Medium thin body, good carbonation with a bite, mildly dry palate.
Overall very good, more like a saison in my book rather than Belgian ale.
Oakes (13539) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy, yellow, very spicy, earthy, good malts up front on the nose. Well-rounded, lots of malt, restrained yeast character and some spice, really nice balance. Really nice beer.
Ferris (7703) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Batch 9 - Tropical fruit and grass, almost like a Tripel. Cloudy gold with a frothy white head. Fruity yeast, straw, grassy bitterness and a long finish. I can appreciate it but not my thing.
umich03jm (2770) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, extra in a recent trade. Shared at Jeff’s. Pours hazy gold with a medium fizzy head that fades away normally. Aroma has a lot of fruity esters and yeast with some mild berries, grass, and wood. Taste brings in some spicy noble hops to mix with wood, yeast, and fruit. Fairly sweet as well. Interesting beer to try but not something I would go back to very often.
curepute (140) - New York, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy golden/light orange color with a two finger white head. Aroma has apple, yeast, malty, dry earth. Taste has a good level of bitterness, oranges, earthy malts, lemon, spicy, farmhouse funk. Well balanced and dry. Finishes malty, yeasty with a little booze. Not bad
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes. Poured golden, with a small off-white foam. Mostly fruity nose. Orange peels, grapefruit, hay, raisins, hints of grass in the aroma. Slightly sour, almost salty. Medium, with a dry finish.
Lukaduke (2689) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a golden color with two fingers of fizzy foam. The nose is lots of rustic grain, yeasty esters and some earthy must. The palate follows the nose with lots of doughy heavy grain notes with underlying yeasty esters, traces of bitter citrus rind, grassy finish.
tectactoe (3118) - Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Thanks, Jason! Pours an almost fully opaque orange & amber color with a slowly fading, off-white chunky head that leaves some sheety lacing behind. Aroma is full of peppery spice & phenols. Plenty of farmhouse yeast... very spicy. Some pear-like fruity esters buried deep with a bit of dirt & earthiness in the finish. Taste has a woodsy, tree-bark essence up front, followed up by heaps of dry farmhouse yeast & cotton blanket funk. Super yeast, spicy, & very woody. Like licking a barnyard wall... There’s also quite a bitter hop sting on the palate in the finish. Sharp, dry, medium carbonation. While not bad, it’s a little too over the top woodsy & spicy for my preferences overall. Still decent, but probably my least favorite Jester King beer to date.