Jester King Provenance (Orange & Grapefruit)

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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Farmhouse Ale Brewed with Orange & Grapefruit – Dry, well-attenuated, farmhouse ale brewed with the zest and juice of oranges and grapefruits.

We are pleased to introduce Jester King Provenance — a series of three farmhouse ales brewed with different combinations of winter citrus fruit. The first of the three batches was brewed with the zest and juice of grapefruits and oranges. The second batch incorporated the zest and juice of lemons and limes, and the third batch used the zest and juice of tangerines and clementines.

All three variations are dry, highly-attenuated, authentic farmhouse ales, brewed with Hill Country well water, malted barley, malted wheat, hops, and fermented with a unique blend of brewer’s yeast, native wild yeast, and native souring bacteria. Their flavors are yeast and souring bacteria driven with the fruits serving as integral components of the fermentation. We don’t add fruit (or fruit flavorings or concentrates for that matter) to filtered and pasteurized beer at packaging time to make what amounts to a beer cooler. Rather, we incorporate the fruit into the fermentation, so that wild yeast and souring bacteria can transform the fruit flavors into something that’s greater than the sum of the parts. For instance, think about the difference between grape juice and wine. Why are the two so different from one another? It’s because the grape juice has been fermented by living microorganisms. We apply the same principle to the use of fruit in our beer.

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Bov (13553) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 12, 2017
@Zwanze Day (Au Trappise) - cloudy pale orange beer with a little foam left; aroma of lemongrass and grapefruit; medium-bodied, light sourish; dry, tasty, grapefruity, papery and melon finish

anstei (2848) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - SEP 24, 2017
Bottle pour at Au Trappiste, Batch 2. Pours hazy yellow with a medium head. Aroma is funky, yeast, fruit, wood, orange. Body is medium, slightly sour from the added fruit, orange and grapefruit indeed, very bitter towards the end. Lively but discreet carbonation. Dense. Slight stables and funk. Sweet palate. Good.

Gription79 (2892) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 15, 2017
Poured from a 750ml bottle, thanks DJ. Bottle is from 4/27/15. The orange and grapefruit have fallen off and there is nothing more then a faint note of either citrus. The bitterness seems really high and it lingers, kind of rind like bitterness. This is dominated by the brettanomyces yeast character. Not much soreness, but there is a light tartness. There is a grainy, wheaty malt character. Not amazing, but it did not get Footbalmed.

5000 (6900) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Bottle:   Batch #1 4/22/14:   Dirty straw, a little milky, moderate to large frothy white head, little lacing.   Mineral notes right up front, with a bit of astringent wheatiness.   Uh oh...   Tart up front, but immediate notes of minerals and tin right in the middle that give way to a dry finish.   Not much about this says Orange or Grapefruit.   Tastes like a slightly tart and perhaps a bit of orange peel like icicle water, the kind that comes off a old chevy bumper.   Its has that taste of road snow... not a sour I would seek again.   Thanks Bill!

drfabulous (9105) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 13, 2016
Bottle shared at Todd’s. Hazy yellow in appearance with nice tart notes of orange and grape.

Minderbinder (3468) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2016
Bottle 750ml. Pours blond with high white head. Extreme lacing. Aroma is of fruits, weirdness, flowers, soap, burnt rubber, pepper, carbonic acid. Taste is of fruits, soap, dust, some bitterness. Palate: Light-medium body, medium-weird carbonation. Overall: Oh boy. This one really did not age well (or was it always this way?).

mathieuc (4000) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2016
Huge gusher upon opening, beware of this one! Pours a pretty clear golden with a small white head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is of carbonic acid and orange zest. Bummer. Taste is lightly tart and destroyed by the overcarbonation as well. Maybe some light zest and grapefruit but it’s all lost in a sea of carbonic acid. Medium body and medium-high carbonation. This didn’t compare at all to the Lemon & Lime we had just before it, sadly. Not sure what happened here as these were stored in the exact same way.

czar (9794) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2016
pours cloudy/milky light yellow-grey with a small creamy white cap offering some retention and lacing. chlorine, citrus, peppery wheat, some rustic cereals, orange juice, spices. bright carbonation, light body, dry, very astringent, tart and earthy-herbal-chlorine finish. wrongfully chlorine-driven unfortunately. still nice!

tom10101 (6340) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2016
Bottle (750 ml) shared at tasting. Hazy green-ish golden with a small to medium white head, good retention, leaving some lacing. Aroma is a bit dull with mild grapefruits, herbal notes, carbonic acid, sweat and chlore. Taste is of grapefruits, chlore, lean maltiness and herbal notes. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Grapefruits and chlorine finish. Dull sour.

Franckg (1984) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2016
Batch #2, datée du 27/04/2015, bue après 14 mois. Robe jaune paille trouble avec un mince voile de mousse. Arômes de levures épicées, zeste d’orange, savon, tête de persil, léger pamplemousse. En bouche, levures, orange trop mûre et son zeste, eau citronnée, mie de pain, épices, savon. Texture semi-onctueuse et corps mince à moyen. Pamplemousse is MIA. Dommage.

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