DocLock (8500) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 from Whole Foods Plymouth Meeting Pours turbid bright orangy-gold with 2-finger fluffy white head. Nose is yeasty candi sugary malt, funk, hopcitrus, orange marmalade, dry florals. Tastes semi-sweet, with notes of florals, marmalade, dry hops, citrus, and a smooth finish. Not funky enough, but not bad.
Metallion66 (104) - - JAN 9, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Probably one of my least favorite JK offerings. Something about this beer just doesn’t really do it for me. I get a very strong yeast presence, and it almost tastes a little boozy for some reason. Still drinkable, but I’ll definitely take something else anytime.
mansquito (4070) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hay Merchant, Houston tap: Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is floral and a bit herbal, with some yeasty notes. Alcohol is well-covered. While drinking this, I would not have guessed it was this heavy. A little sweet. Somewhat spicy. A little dry bitterness in the finish. This was good, but for my first Jester King I wasn’t blown away.
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big, funky aroma with some tartness. Light body, with a lively mouthfeel. Doesn’t drink like a 9% beer... a nice saison like spiciness at the finish.
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy dark orange with a fluffy white head. Very nice and funky aroma, grassy and peppery, a little brett, nice bright tropical fruit notes like pineapple, and a nice musty sort of barnyard character. Lots of wet grass and barnyard funk on the taste, tropical and citrus fruits, and a light refreshing brett character. Waaaayyy too easy drinking and light to be 9%.
redpooba (402) - New York, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazy golden yellow with a frizzy and lingering white head. The hops and citrus hit the nose, the notes are on the front of the palate. The linger is towards the back and a bit bitter. The body is absent and quite frankly this beer barely makes it a 3.2. Decent but overrated
---Rated via Beer Buddy
Brouwerij (957) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Alemax. Pours a hazy orange with fine white head, minimal lacing. Aroma is strong floral, fruity, mild alcohol and slightly musty. Mildly herbal. Flavor is sweet, grain/wheat, fruity yeast, citrus, with a mildly bitter finish. Soft carbonation, medium body, and mildly dry texture.
notalush (5328) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a turbid gold with a fluffy, lasting head - nicely rustic nose of hay, wildflowers, honey, lightly musky brett, bright acids - very soft and creamy carbonation in the mouth - medium body, fairly light, hiding the alcohol very well until the finish, why a moderate warmth arrives - sadly, the flavor has a lot of dull, neutral yeastiness to it that covers up a lot of the complexities of the beer - fairly dry for the abv - flavors of straw, wheat - spicy, peppery phenols, some rustic basement notes - somewhat unrefined brett funkiness brings a mixed bag of pleasant and off notes (a little bit of sulpher and egg shell in the mix of otherwise pleasant and subdued wildness) - warming finish starts to get stronger as the beer warms - a lot of potential, but a bit muddled and doesn’t seem to know what it wants to be when it grows up.
LomYst (620) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
rough looking murky liquid, earthy hops indeed, citrus.. sweet/sour subtle balance... long warming finish
drjay44 (2938) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml. bottle. Pours a thick , well retained ivory head, with some lacing, over a hazy light amber (SRM 10) body.....nose is light fruits with peach, hints of apricot, floral honey tones, light hop spice......taste is lightly sweet to start, with floral, light fruit tones including hints of peach and other stone fruits, slight citrus, allspice notes, finishing with a light hop bitterness.....mouth feel medium, alcohol warmth present, carbonation makes a pleasant tingle, with light acid. This is a bit of a twixed and between beer. It is at the intersection of Triple, Golden Strong, Dark Strong. It is technically well done, tastes good, but it is a melange of aromas and flavors that do not mesh into any particular style. BJCP 7/3/13/5/6