Jester King / Green Bench Beachtimez Sportzketball

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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Scopey (14990) - 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.

Theydon_Bois (19730) - 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.

teorn88 (7682) - 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

The_Osprey (8211) - 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.

Leighton (21489) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2017
Bottle shared in London - sourced from Beergium. Pours clear yellow-gold with a foamy, white head. The aroma has lemon peel, crispy wheat, husky grains. Light sweet flavour with mellow lemony tang, more crispy wheat bread, citrus peel. Light bodied with average to lively carbonation. Clean finish, lightly drying, perhaps even a little chalky, with more lemony tang, wheat flakes, soft acidity. Very good stuff overall.

mR_fr0g (12574) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2017
Bottle shared on Level 42 23/01/2017. Many thanks to Leighton for this one. A light hazed pale golden yellow coloured pour with a fine white head. Aroma is pithy lemon, light wheat, hint of spicy lacto sour, socks, green apple. Flavour is composed of chalk, light lemon, straw, hose. Pinch of salt in in the finish.

drpimento (3672) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2016
Appearance is a hazy yellow without head or lace. Flavor’s more like a gose’ minus the salt. Not bad, not great.

RobertDale (6565) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 15, 2016
750 ml. bottle. Pours a mostly clear pale gold with a small white head. Aroma of fruit and funk. Taste is tart fruit, funk, and grain. Average.

suprchunk (2994) - Crestview, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2016
Hazy pale year pour. Small white head that quickly falls. Not much lacing. Big aroma of lactic. Chalky. Taste is hugely lactic. Tart and chalky.

Minderbinder (3469) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 3, 2016
Bottle 750ml. Pours slightly hazy blond with low white head. Aroma is of weird saison yeast, fruits. Taste is of weird saison yeast, soap. Palate: Light carbonation. Light body. Overall: Nothing to see here.

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