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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Barrel-Aged Sour Brown Ale. In Britain, what started out as young or “mild” dark ale was once aged in oak barrels to make something that was likely similar to sour brown ales of East Flanders. Using a similar base recipe to Commercial Suicide Dark Mild, Ol’ Oi! is Jester King’s tribute to that tradition.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Concealer (867) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2014
Tap at hops and pie. Clear dark red with a frothy beige head. Aromas of tart fruit, wood, light vanilla, musty earthy notes. Flavor is sour fruit, green apple, wood, vanilla and some funk on the end. Light to medium bodied, acidic with a dry finish. Lingering sour fruit.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JBPortland (1003) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 3, 2015
750ml bottle pours dark brown with light ruby edges and a big finger of head. Nose has some tart nutty cola and dark cherry with dried fruit and a hint of oaky funk. Taste has pretty well balanced lacto tartness, sweet and sour flanders-esque dark cherry fruit, dr pepper, a bit of peach. Finishes with some light sweetness, tart dark dried berries and cola, hinf of grape and bread, soft oak. Good, definite improvement on the base beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (3324) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2015
Hazy brown colour, off-white head. Aroma of cherry, lactic acid, Belgian oud bruin. Sour flavour, wood, cherry, sour berries. Finish lactic acid and a hint of red fruits.
(from draught @ CBC green session, Copenhagen 2014. Thanks for sharing today’s beers, RateBeer crew!)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (2573) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2014
Draught at CBC 2014. Murky brown liquid with a small light tan head. Aroma of salubrin, vinegar, raw sugar, caramel and dried fruit. Taste is light sweet and medium sour with notes of raw sugar and salubrin. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (36929) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2014

Draught @ CBC 2014 [ Green Session ]. - Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014, Sparta Hallen, Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 11, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

[ As Jester King Ol’ Oi! ].
Unclear medium orange amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, wood, tart fruit, apple, light to moderate hoppy, vinegar notes. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and light to moderate acidic with a long duration, dry, tart apple, wood, earthy. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. [20140503]

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (14190) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Draft at the source. Dark brown color, beige head with nice retention and lacing. Aroma of chocolate covered caramel biscuit. Taste is softly sour red fruit. OK.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3003) - Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Got in a trade with cyde. 750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass; Blend 2, bottled 10/9/2013. Pours slightly hazy deep reddish brown color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of sour cherry, green apple, raisin, plum, red wine, toast, caramel, chocolate, brown bread, oak, vinegar, hay, straw, grass, light leather, musty funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, dark malt, and oak barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of big sour cherry, green apple, raisin, plum, red wine, caramel, toast, chocolate, brown bread, oak, vinegar, hay, straw, grass, light leather, musty funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. God amount of acidic tartness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of sour cherry, green apple, raisin, plum, red wine, caramel, toast, brown bread, oak, light leather, musty funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Outstanding complexity and balance of fruity/funky/acidix yeast, dark malt, and oak barrel flavors; with a great malt/acidity balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, moderately acidic, and fairly creamy mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome sour brown ale! All around great complexity and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, dark malt, and oak barrel flavors; and very smooth to sip on with the balanced acidity. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (4378) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
Keg at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014, green session. 03/05/2014. Murky brown / caramel coloured pour with an off white head. Aroma is musty, sour, tart berry, sharp round the edges. Flavour is composed of smooth tart, some grain / wood tanin, cranberry and berry fruits. Palate is crisp with a little acid.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerenberger (1545) - Fischer, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Aroma of soured red fruit and Brett. A reddish-brown hue with an ivory ring and nominal lacing. The palate is acetic. - subtle sour red fruit and vinegar. Subtle but very pleasing. Light body and moderate carbonation. Overall, very drinkable!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5209) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Sample @ Brewvival 2014. Deep reddish pour with a small head. Red berry and toffee smoothie. Some pennies and compost, earthy funk. Mellow tart flavors. Acidic red apple and forest fruits. Raspberry. Medium body, soft on the palate. Good.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhillyCraft (3575) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle, pours brown with thin off-white head. Aromas and flavor of sour fruit, heavy malt, caramel, Gouda, light vinegar, and sour apple candy. Finish on this is fast and forgettable. Didn’t have more than a couple ounces of this before moving on to a better beer. Cheers.


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