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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Jester King’s second "session ale", an American style wheat ale crammed full of juicy, floral, tropical, Amarillo hops. Malt: Malted wheat, pale malt, CaraRed Hops: Magnum, Falconer’s Flight, Amarillo Water: Filtered Hill Country Well Water and Harvested Rain Water Yeast: Dry English Ale Alc/Vol 4.2% OG 1.042


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SPDickerman (881) - Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2011 Pours opaque golden orange with a small off-white head; looks a lot like an IPA. Smells very citrusy with American wheat beer characteristics. Tastes like a wheat IPA, strong citrus flavor with a nice malt, wheat backbone. Medium-bodied with a wet texture and mild mouth-carbonation; Drink’in The Sunbelt finishes with a light bitterness and a crisp refreshingness.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BudFW (1) - Fort Worthc, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2011 does not count
On draught at Flying Saucer. Pours pale and cloudy with a rocky head that lasted to bottom of glass. Incredible lacing. Great aroma. Awesome hop bitterness. I wish more craft brewers would brew session beers like this instead of alcohol bombs.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (3313) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 23, 2012
750 ml. sampled @ RBBSG 2012. At first feared that this might be a tad of, perhaps too old for such a light beer and there are evidently no dates on the American stuff but this was still mighty fine. Hazy orange with a huge white head. Lots of hops in the nose, very fruity, exotic fruits, pine apples, mango, cloud berries,... taste is white bread, lovely exotic hops, quite fruity, mango, pineapple, very fruity yeast, touch cloud berries, light bitter, touch floral in the back, quite zesty as well. Very easy to drink, mighty fine stuff.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
videofrog (57) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Notes from 10/7/11: Poured 750ml bottle into pilsner glass. A: Golden-honey colored with large fluffy white head that settles into a nice rim that sporadically laces down the glass. Bit hazy from the yeast. S: Clean, fresh. Lemon hops, wheat, and a faint sweetness hit the nose. T: Taste follows the nose. Bready malts with the wheat. Lemon/citrus hops are great. M: Light, but not thin. Very drinkable and refreshing. I wasn’t careful enough toward the end of the bottle to avoid the yeast sediment. O: Another winner from Jester King. I found this to be a great summer brew alternative to a Hefe. This hop-forward wheat beer is something different in a very good way.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mmmbeer (1213) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2011
16 oz. pint glass at the Draught- Holy cow, it looks like a beer for once!!! Very heavily cloudy (to the point where the sun refuses to pass through-almost) faded cut wheat straw color (ask this old farmboy), creamy 3mm head formed and laced picture perfectly upon the vessel. Aroma of oranges, piney hops, yeast, and smiles from that one blonde haired, blue eyed girl that always winks at you. Hits the mouth with an even medium body, malt is light to the tongue but still powerful enough to be enjoyable, some pepper and coriander (with a very light note of parsley) in the middle, finish lingers and makes your heart sing. One year ago MIkkeller himself posted in the Austin forum here on RateBeer that you should keep an eye on these guys. I had my doubts. I’m man enough to say that I owe him, as well as the crew at Jester King an apology, a firm handshake, and an offer to purchase a brew for them. Very well done. And congrats, you just cracked this hard ass’ top 30 brews!

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Great session beer. Grapefruit hops on the nose. Very bitter for a session beer. Really like this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hammy78 (700) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2012
A few bottles given to me as a wedding gift from a friend in Texas. Pours a cloudy orange colour with a fast acting foamy white head, no real lacing surprisingly. Smells spicy sweet, caramel, fruits. Tastes light and sweet, slight bitter, spice, and fruity. Really good. I’ve had a few bottles, one aged after a year and still holds up. There is some oxydization evidence but still great. I would love to have this on tap.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
degbert (1005) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2011
Bottle. Pours a bright gold with a foamy, white head. Nose is citrusy -- lime predominant -- and toasty without the typical wheat beer signature aroma. Drinks -- freaking amazing. It has wheat beer softness and sessionability, but Bes forfend, JK and Mikkeller gave it a big ol’ backbone of hops and dryness. The perfect sessioner for summer -- even when summer is as dry and hot as it is this year in Texas. Bravo.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
3sheets2wind (76) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 This is the finest hoppy wheat ale I?ve had. It is so clean and bright. Wonderful session ale. You do not sip this beer. You take big manly gulps and sniff back a few tears when the bottle empties.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfinney23 (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Cloudy yellow with a big, long-lasting head. The balance between the wheat and hop elements is outstanding with lots of hop flavor but not so much the bitterness.


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