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Jester King Montmorency vs. Balaton

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Barrel-Aged Sour Beer Refermented with Cherries

Montmorency and Balaton® cherries from Michigan were added to mature, sour, barrel-aged beer, and allowed to referment to dryness. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and 100% naturally conditioned.

Balaton® is a registered trademark of Michigan State University.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TXBadger (1704) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Pours a hazy dark ruby red with pinkish head. Cherries, tartness, and funk on the nose; follows onto the palate. Some slight sweetness from the cherries on the middle of the palate, but well balanced out with a tart and dry finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
wchesser (1319) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2015 Treasured bottle from my main man errl. Batch 1, with about a year of age on it. Light gusher. Murky brownish red. Amazing nose of tart and earth cherry flesh, woody pits, light funk. Tremendous sour cherry fruit essence still, incredibly smooth, very slight yogurt/lactic quality, no acetic character. Sourness is really kept in check making this highly drinkable and un-fatiguing. A rare sour I could drink a ton of. Probably the best JK beer I’ve had to date. Incredible.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (9992) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours reddish pink white head. Nose/taste of cherry lemonade, oak, white wine, funky sourness. Medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (2479) - Crestview, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Nice deep red colored pour. Small white head. Not much in the way of lacing. Pleasant cherry aroma. Very cherry. Awesome cherry taste. Very nice fruit beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gEUS (1321) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle shared at pre-BBF’14 tating at ABC Beers, Den Haag. Nice light cloudy red colour, little head. Incredibly fuity cherry and red fruit nose, light and tart body, fruity taste. Nice!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericdevin (962) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle from unknown via Justin D. Pours a bright reds little to no head. Nose bright, slightly Brett, a bit funky. Body lively and a bit dry. Very approachable

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (4249) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle at pre-borefts tasting . Pours unclear pink-red . No head at all . Smell is sour, funky , and reminds a lot of Cantillon funk . Taste is sour , oak, brett , cherry , dry . Very ful ( fleshy-fruityness ) . Nice. Very nice !

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (6090) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
bottle shared @ Pre Borefts tasting No head or carbonation. Hazy red pour. Cherry aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4249) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
Poured murky red with no head. Aroma of sour berries. Medium body, flavour as the aroma, muted cherry, not particularly sour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (6067) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle shared at the Pre-Borefts Tasting. Pours hazy red with no head. Aroma of cherries, light funk, light tart red fruit. Flavour is light sweet and light moderate acidic. Light medium bodied with light carbonation.


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