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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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We’re excited to introduce our lastest beer — Jester King Bière de Miel. Named after the classic style (honey beer), Jester King Bière de Miel was brewed, fermented, and naturally conditioned with raw, Texas wildflower honey. We sought to take the classic style and impart a sense of place in the beer through wild fermentation with naturally occurring yeast and souring bacteria harvested from the Texas Hill Country.

Jester King Bière de Miel is the product of a very long, slow fermentation during which the diversity of microorganisms in the beer were allowed sufficient time to impart unique aromas and flavors. Originally brewed on December 3rd, 2013, Bière de Miel spent approximately five months in a stainless steel tank slowly fermenting and maturing. With wild fermentation at our brewery, we don’t always know when a beer will be ready. The analogy we like to use is that a farmer can’t plant her/his crops in the spring and say, “I’m going to harvest them on the third Monday in September.” Nature doesn’t behave that way. We give the microorganisms all the time they need, then they tell us when the beer is ready, not the other way around.

On brewday, we added raw, Texas wildflower honey from Good Flow Honey Co. in Austin, Texas late in the boil. After the first several weeks of fermentation, we added more honey to the beer. Finally, the beer was 100% naturally refermented in bottles, kegs, and casks using more of the raw, Texas wildflower honey. In addition to the honey, Bière de Miel was brewed with Hill Country well water, malted barley, malted wheat, and hops. It is 5.8% alcohol by volume, 3.2 pH, has a finishing gravity of 1.003, and is suitable for vegetarians but not vegans. It was bottled on April 24, 2014.

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3.8
GRM (5104) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 17, 2019
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2019 Glass, 8-ounce, drunk at Beer Revolution Craft Beer and Pizza Bar, trip to the International Population Data Linkage Network conference, savoured on September 15 2018; eye: golden, semi-hazy, no effervescence, ring of creamy off-white head, good lacing; nose: fruity, light acidity, citrusy, light wild yeasts, honey, light spices; mouth: fruity, light acidity, citrusy, light wild yeasts, honey, light spices, citrusy finale with light presence of wild yeasts, medium-light body, good carbonation, lightly bitter, slightly sweet, slick texture; overall: fine

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Verre, 8 onces, en fût, bue chez Beer Revolution Craft Beer and Pizza Bar, voyage pour la conférence International Population Data Linkage Network, savourée le 16 septembre 2018; œil : dorée, semi-voilée, pas d’effervescence, anneau de mousse crémeuse blanc cassé, bonne dentelle; nez : fruité, légère acidité, citrique, léger levures sauvages, miel, léger épices; bouche : fruité, légère acidité, citrique, léger levures sauvages, miel, léger épices, finale citrique avec légère présence de levures sauvages, corps moyen-léger, bonne carbonatation, légèrement amère, très légèrement sucrée, texture coulante; en résumé : bien

3.9
Kita (2927) - Koper, SLOVENIA - AUG 29, 2019
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2019 Bottle, 0.75l, shared with Gregor. Aroma of cereals, honey, must and wild yeast. Pours cloudy pale golden color with thin quickly diminishing white head and sparkling appearance. Taste starts light sweet grainy, following is honeyish, vinous and funky, while finish is grassy bitter. Medium body, thin texture and fizzy carbonation in palate. Bee funkee...

3.3
mike_77 (9896) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2019
Straw blond with light haze. Aroma and flavour have a light floral honey note. Exceptionally dry throughout. The dryness is a bit overwhelming.

3.4
heman (2569) - TYCHY, POLAND - MAR 26, 2019
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2019 Mocno zbożowe, z tępą ziołową goryczką. Słodki miód wyraźny i w aromacie i w smaku.

4
ALIBALI (4254) - Kiel, GERMANY - MAR 26, 2019
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2019 Applaus!!! Was für ein fantastischer Brau- und Gärprozess BEHIND THE BEER🌈🗼⚡️...entstanden ist ein spannendes SourAle mit sympathisch schimmelmuffliger BlondeAle-Schlagseite...puff💥..massagefloral, woodhoneywild & maybe filigranfunky😊Batch4...Mikkel..twenty!?..auf jeden Fall groß🥳...AGAIN: Batch 5 ...Bottle Stuff beim zweiten STONE Birthday in Berlin...7/4/8/4/17 seifig, wity & irgendwie so ChampagnerTableBeerStyle👁🖖

4.2
Ysok02 (2958) - Mons, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2019
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2019 Belle robe or, un peu trouble, fine mousse. Le nez est marqué par des notes acidulées et miellées, sur un fond de levures. La bouche est fraîche, acidulée, élégante et équilibrée avec une belle bulle fine et persistante. Bière de soif malgré le coté miellé.

2.3
ads135 (6260) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 20, 2019
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2019 Tried in a sampler of Jester King pours at Crescent Moon during their debut in NE in 2019 with Ryan and Jess. This was by far the weakest. Had a pronounced soapy character.

3.7
hman43 (2786) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2018
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2018 It has some peach flavors with a bit of grain to it. There are also some grape flavors and it is light on the sour side.

3
fiulijn (25071) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2018
Draught at Darby's Gastown, Vancouver
Hazy golden colour. Peachy aroma, light hay. Light body, not much flavour, delicate stone fruit, very low bitterness, very low acidity.
Clean but simple.

3.7
beerplace (4541) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 28, 2018
Taster at Darby's Gastown on Halloween party with Christina and her friends. Pours a bit hazy pale golden with a white head. Aroma is a bit funky with stonefruit notes. Taste is very smooth with some funk and flowery bitterness. Good.


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