tmoreau (3531) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared 750 ml. bottle poured to a snifter showing a cloudy, orangey gold color, with a fluffy layer of off white head foam, and waves & ribbons of lacing. The nose was subtle yeast & spice, pit fruit as peach, some orange & peel, with hints of soapiness & floral scents. Medium bodied, with decent carbonation, the mouthfeel possessed some creaminess, as the taste reflected the aroma notes plus a rind-like & earthy bitterness that lingered, while showing a little alcoholic warmth. A tasty Belgian Golden Strong.
AdamChandler (4265) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75CL, similar taste to previous batches. golden brown, light, good head. smells like a yeast-factory with some egg, wheat and spice. Lots of kolsch and new-age saison mixed in here. bit of barrel. really nice. high alcohol but drinks like a 6%
mathieuc (3138) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy golden with a moderately small white head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is of oak, alcohol and spices. Taste is fruity, lightly oxidated with a light tartness. Spices (if they were used) are really discrete in this one. Body is medium, carbonation as well. A fun "something", what would you call it? A "fruity saison"? It didn’t feel like there was a plan behind it, really, but it was still pretty good.
MartinT (9063) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Bread dough and bitter herbs coalesce in this starkly farmy, tannic creation.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam tops the cloudy beige.
-Flavor profile is pleasant, but the rendering is perhaps rougher than what I am used to with JKing.
-The local flora in this one keeps things interesting throughout, contributing plenty of character that’s not ’classic brett-like’.
-Love this brewery, I have to admit I didn’t fall for this one quite as much as the rest of their lineup.
czar (7387) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2016 rb gathering, mtl. hazy medium dark golden with a nice white head offering some retention and lacing. spicy and perfumey mangoes, berries, woody tannins, warming alcohol, light acidity - very nice flora, spices. bright carbonation, medium body, gently tart and warming spicy finish. good complexity, fun house yeast, tasty fruitiness. enjoyed!
Lubiere (12606) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazed golden ale with a thin white head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with light curacao, coriander, light perfumy notes, nice and pleasant. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with light grassy hops, curacao and coriander, light perfumy notes, nice and smooth. Bottle at ratebeer Quebec gathering 2016.
Cavie (4222) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Kool Keg. Pours a clear light orange color. Light white carbonation. Some wild notes; hay, wet wood. Light lemon aroma and pepper. Lightly tart aroma, some farmhouse notes. Faint hints of blue cheese. Finishes sweet with a touch of dry bitterness.
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seuinoz (223) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2016
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Batch # 15. Brewed 9-10-15. Very good version of a Belgian Strong or what they say on the label farmhouse ale. Alot of clove in the Aroma.Appearance is hazy yellow with a nice flothy white head that stays with the beer for a while.Taste has alittle alcohol warming with hints of clove and lemon. Very excited to see Jester King in Illinois. Awesome beer.
ryecatcher (1291) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL bottle. Pours a hazy burnt orangey-gold with a rocky white head, excellent retention. Nose is fruity, funky, Belgiany (in a Texas sorta way), hay, barnyard, canned peaches. Mouth is medium-full, slick, kinda sweet, yeasty spice, fruit, white pepper, apricots, caramel. Tasty.
Maddog (506) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an cloudy amber orange with an active frothy white head. The aromas are fruity and yeasty. Yeast, fruit, funk, wheat. Active carbonation. Delicious and drinks big. 9%.