Andrew196 (1442) - Katy, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Batch 15 - Pours a murky orange, massive, light beige head.... Frothy with coarse edges. Aroma is full of Belgian yeast, some clove, celery and tart berries. Let this guy warm up before consumption. White grape peel hits first, some peach and straw, the yeast returns pretty hard, sour banana edges. Well masked abv. Decent but I never was able to fully get my heart into it.
thepatrickman (837) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 11, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle shared with jamesy -- cheers! This tasted like a combination of a Belgian strong ale and a saison, with a strong malt flavor that still managed to get a lot of funky farmyard aromas from the yeast. Dry and crisp and much more bitter than I expected. There’s a lot going on, and for the most part it works.
tmoreau (3714) - 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 (4518) - 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 (3335) - 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 (9369) - 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 (7723) - 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 (12878) - 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 (4305) - 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 (231) - 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.