rdixon77 (3141) - Georgia, USA - JUN 10, 2017 starkmarvelo (36) - Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Jester King Buddha's Brew
A- hazy golden straw color, very refreshing looking. Minimal white head & disappears fast. The label kicks ass. Matte label with metallic highlights.
S- light funk, sugary sweetness, grapes, light fermented tea/cider aromas.
T- moderate grape and lemon tartness starts up front. Bit of wheat in the middle. Finishes with an interesting creamy yogurt/cream cheese flavor and some oak notes. Has a very long lingering tart yogurt wheat flavor, almost like a taffy or a lemon tootsie roll aftertaste. Very good. Has just the right amount of tartness. Not puckering, but doesn't taste watered down either.
M- moderate carbonation, creamy mouthfeel. Very yogurt like. You can taste this beer long after your last sip. That lactic taste just sticks around, not in a bad way cause its very enjoyable. Pretty wet finish.
O- very good stuff. As always Jester King makes interesting beer. A lot like a Berliner Weisse but with a lot of subtle, je ne sais quoi, flavors. Very refreshing, very light. Highly drinkable. I've never had Kombucha before so some of the flavors in this beer are new to me.
Best kombrewcha I’ve tried. Thanks Danny! Crisp sour play nice with the tea aspects and the generally oakiness. And jester king funky house yeast. Fun beer! superspak (6492) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2017
750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass; Batch #2, bottled on 8/23/2016. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy pale golden/straw color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big lightly tart lemon, lime, peach, pineapple, melon, green apple, pear, white grape, white wine, pepper, oak, hay, straw, herbal, grass, tea, wheat, and cracker; with lighter notes of leathery/musty funk, white vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, tea, oak barrels, and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lightly tart lemon, lime, peach, pineapple, melon, green apple, pear, white grape, white wine, pepper, oak, hay, straw, herbal, grass, tea, wheat, and cracker; with lighter notes of leathery/musty funk, white vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light lactic tartness and yeast/oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart lemon, lime, peach, pineapple, melon, green apple, pear, white grape, white wine, pepper, oak, hay, straw, herbal, grass, tea, wheat, cracker, light funk/vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, tea, oak barrels, and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/tart/spiciness balance, and zero puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from tart/spiciness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp/grainy/acidic, and lightly tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4%. Overall this is an awesome sour/wild ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, tea, oak barrels, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the mellow acidity/tartness. Classic Jester King house funk with nice kombucha tea balance. A really enjoyable offering. bhensonb (16254) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 22, 2017
Capped 750 from Corti Bros. Pours light gold with a slight, transient white head. Aroma is mildly sour, maybe pedio, with some wood and possibly citrus? Med body or nearly. Flavor is sort of light citrus/pedio. Wood is present. In one way there’s not a lot to it. In another way there’s a lot of flavors - just that it’s not easy to pin them down. It’s a good experience. drowland (9197) - Georgia, USA - APR 4, 2017
4/2/17. 750mL bottle thanks to djd! Amber pour with a nice khaki head. Awesome aroma, tart, sour, funky. Great flavor, sour, tart, funky, some tea aspects. Delish! BeerandBlues2 (14517) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 24, 2017
Draught at Edmund’s Oast. Pours cloudy yellow with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is moderate tart and lactic acid, grape must, cracker malt and light earthy hops. Flavor is tart and lactic grape must, cracker malt, light earthy hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Light body and moderate carbonation.
jrob21 (3965) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 9, 2017
Bottle shared by Sam at the G’s Christmas Eve. Nice funkiness. Stinky chees sorts of aromas. Murky yellow color. Lemon and spice working throughout. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - FEB 3, 2017
This one is off. It tasted like lemon pledge. Chemicals and cleaning supplies. Very thin nd low on the carb scale. Not enjoyable. zoucrew102 (2356) - - DEC 26, 2016
750ml bottle. Sour lemony citrus aroma with notes of wheat malt, spicy Brett and light oak. Pours cloudy golden colored with a thin white head that has little retention or lacing. Starts with sour lemony citrus flavor with notes of wheat malt as well as a lively mouthfeel. Finishes dry and quite sour with spicy Brett funk and mild oak. Pretty good sour. BuckeyeBoy (9325) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 21, 2016
750ml bottle thanks to rich. Pours out a cloudy yellow topped with a white head. Nose is light citrus some tart notes and a nice sweetness. Taste is more of the nice pucker tartness citrus lemon spice and a nice end. chinchill (5472) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 6, 2016
Large shared bottle.
Hazy golden body.
Unusual aroma with a funky component that’s really separated from a pineapple-tropical fruit component.
Moderately tart. Limited Brett and funk. High complexity.
Excellent for style.