Jester King / Green Bench Beachtimez Sportzketball

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Beachtimez Sportzketball — our Grisette refermented with Texas loquats brewed in collaboration with Green Bench Brewing Co. in Saint Petersburg, Florida!

Green Bench, in my opinion, is one of the best makers in the world of Grisette-inspired beer. According to Phil Markowski’s Farmhouse Ales, Grisette was a low alcohol, dry, and refreshing style of beer that originated in the late 1,800’s along the modern day Franco-Belgian border to serve a growing population of stone and coal miners. I first tasted Green Bench’s Grisette last summer, and instantly became a huge fan of their interpretation of the style. We sought to achieve the wonderful, starchy, grainy malt complexity of their Grisette, along with its quenching, lactic sourness. Beachtimez Sportzketball can be considered as an ode to Green Bench Les Grisettes, but with the local touch of Texas loquats. Loquats, by the way, hang from the branches of a lot of trees around town during the spring in Austin. We considered a nighttime guerilla raid to get them, but fortunately some local friends and Jester King employees helped us out!

The artwork for Beachtimez Sportzketball, created by our in-house artist Josh Cockrell, was inspired by spending an afternoon at the beach in Saint Petersburg, Florida with Khris, Dan, and Kristin of Green Bench playing frisbee and tackle touch football. The photography above is by Tyler Malone of The Second Shooter.

Beachtimez Sportzketball was brewed on March 24, 2016 with Hill Country well water, malted barley, malted wheat, raw wheat, and hops. It was fermented in stainless steel with our mixed culture of brewers yeast, and native yeast and bacteria harvested from the land and air around our brewery. It was then refermented in stainless steel with loquats grown here in central Texas. It was then packaged on April 26, 2016 and 100% naturally conditioned in bottles, kegs, and casks. Around the time of packaging, Beachtimez Sportzketball was 4.5% alcohol by volume, 26 IBU, 3.6 pH, and had a specific gravity of 1.000 (0 degrees Plato).

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onceblind (10320) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2017
Hazy straw golden under a thin white foamy top. Lovely lemon zest and funky bretty undertones and a light hay malty base. Brisk semidry and funky flavor with a bright tree fruity juicy backbone that’s not sweet but has a pleasant fruity tartness under the gentle funk and hay tones. Bright and fun.

2.7
bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2017
(750ml bottle) Pours a lightly hazy yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of lemon peel, florals, grass, and pepper. Flavor of florals, earth, grass, lemon peel, and straw with a dry finish.

3.8
77ships (10770) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2017
HUGE THANKS to Compton25 for the bottle. 750 ml. bottle split by 4. Hazy citrus golden, soapy white head. I have never had a Loquat so no context there. Nose is very soapy big soapy with vaguely sour citrus fruit that I cannot place. Taste is soapy fruit, fruit is nice, vaguely juicy sour, fruity, reminds me a bit of a Mirabelle Plum, plaster. Easy drinking very mellow funk, odd soapy profile is a bit too high. Decent but I expect more from Jester King but it seems like no longer everything that they make is brilliant.

3.6
balloonbuffoon (532) - - AUG 30, 2017
25.4floz (750ml) bottle, 4% ABV, freshness not mark, so this may be from last year (or not). I paid $13, and poured the contents into a tulip glass. Appears a hazy straw yellow with small retentive layer of white head. Smells kinda like dish soap water, which really isn't as bad as that seems. Out of the sparkling light palate are floral and husky grain flavors. This is pretty good stuff.

3.1
HonusWagner (2218) - Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2017
It’s a weird one, fitting with the name. Tart, vaguely fruity, weird yeast stuff going on. Not really a fan, tbqh.

3.7
jbruner (5121) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2017
Pours a hazy golden yellow from the bottle with fluffy white head that dissipates slowly to leave good lace. Aroma of mild tropical fruit over big saison and farmhouse funk esters, with a touch of wheat. Taste is more balanced, nice fruitiness, nice funk, light and refreshing. This will probably develop nicely as the brett and bacteria take hold more, but its a little underwhelming right now for the price.

3.7
Scopey (15441) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2017
Bottle at level 42, thanks to LKS. It pours hazy bright yellow - gold with a decent white head. The aroma is soft, mellow, quite fragrant, yellow plum, apricot, juicy, white bread, lemon sherbet and cracker. The taste is crisp, dry, tart, juicy fruit, lemon sherbet, gooseberry, candied citrus peel, light lactic vibe, salted lemon, minerals and tangy fruits. Medium body body and fine carbonation. Refreshing stuff. Good work.

3.5
Theydon_Bois (20452) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2017
Bottle split at L42, thanks to LKS, 23/01/17. Pale golden blonde with a decent off white cap. Nose is lightly smoked straw, lemon rind, white peppery spice, herbal ring. Taste comprises funky green berry, lemon tinged straw, grains, light yeast, spice, pissy citric shreds. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent saison for the ABV offered.

3.6
teorn88 (7687) - Rimini, ITALY - JAN 24, 2017
75cl bottle shared at Level 42. Many thanks to Leighton for this one. It pours a clean pale golden color with a small white head. Aroma is seeet tart Citric fruity with notes of tart red berries, lemon peel and stone fruit. Taste is also tart and fruity with acidic lemon peel, raspberries and stone fruit. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, nice one

3.3
The_Osprey (8682) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2017
Bottle share at One Canada Square as ’Jester King / Green Bench Brewing Co. Beachtimez Sportzketball’, 4.5%. Pale yellow, translucent, foamy white head. Aroma is elderflower, floral, lemongrass. Body is light, frothy, soft carbonation. Taste is elderflower, lemongrass, light citrus, sugary and mild.


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