Jester King / The Kernel Brewery Colonel Toby

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 56   EST. CALORIES: 102   ABV: 3.4%
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We’re delighted to introduce Colonel Toby — our collaboration with The Kernel Brewery in London, England! Colonel Toby is a hoppy little farmhouse ale we brewed with Toby Munn of The Kernel at Jester King last fall. Toby was kind enough to stop at Jester King after his multi-month bike tour across America. We’ve long respected Toby for his commitment to balance, simplicity, and restraint when it comes to brewing, so we felt compelled to make a beer that does justice to this philosophy. Colonel Toby is just that — a hoppy, simple little farmhouse ale, that we think is great for casually enjoying with friends and family. That’s what beer is all about, right? Colonel Toby was brewed on October 24, 2016 with Hill Country well water, 93% Crisp Maris Otter, 7% rolled oats, and Cascade hops. The 1.023 specific gravity (5.8 Plato) wort was fermented in stainless steel with our mixed culture of brewers yeast and native yeast and bacteria. Prior to packaging, it was dry hopped with Citra and Centennial hops. Colonel Toby was packaged on December, 2016 and naturally refermented in bottles and kegs. At the time of packaging, Colonel Toby was 3.4 percent alcohol by volume, 56 IBU, 4.6 pH, and 1.000 specific gravity (0.0 degrees Plato).

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4.1
superspak (6078) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2017
750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass; Batch #1, bottled on 12/14/2016. Pours slightly hazy pale golden/straw color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big tart lemon, lime, grapefruit, citrus peel, peach, pear, mango, melon, red/green apple, white wine, peppercorn, hay, straw, herbal, floral, grass, cracker, white bread, light leathery/musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, citrus/fruity hops, and light-moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart lemon, lime, grapefruit, citrus peel, peach, pear, mango, melon, red/green apple, white wine, peppercorn, hay, straw, herbal, floral, grass, cracker, white bread, light leathery/musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate peppery yeast spiciness, herbal/grassy/citrus peel bitterness, and light lactic tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart lemon, lime, grapefruit, citrus peel, peach, pear, mango, melon, red/green apple, white wine, peppercorn, hay, straw, herbal, floral, grass, cracker, white bread, light leathery/musty funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, citrus/fruity hops, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/tart/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Moderate increasing dryness from tart/bitter/spiciness and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and light body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, grainy/sticky, and lightly acidic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 3.4%. Overall this is an awesome session saison! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, citrus/fruity hops, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink with the modestly bitter/spicy/drying finish. Very flavorful for the low ABV, and never watery feeling. Well rounded classic JK house funk/saison yeast complexity, with nice C hop presence, and solid malt backbone. A really enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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Cybercat (6206) - Georgia, USA - NOV 18, 2017
Pours hazy topaz with a snow-white head. Aroma presents fresh malt and tart pomme notes. Flavor features crisp, slightly tart apple and pear plus fresh malt. Mouthfeel presents rather thin body but OK fizz. A colonel of a good brew.

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rumproasts (6052) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2017
bottle. pale straw with two finger head. it's a simple beer with a lot going on. pretty nice Brett character, solidly funky. light body, nice hoppy kick in the finish. it doesn't blow you away, but this is the kind of beer I could drink all day and never get tired of. slight band aid is the only negative. otherwise, outstanding beer.

3.1
ZacM612 (813) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2017
Slightly hazy golden with a thin white head. Slightly skunky aroma with some spice. Hoppy for a farmhouse ale, light bodied with a bitter finish.

3.8
ctipping (2251) - Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2017
750 mL bottle. Hazy orange body with an enormous head. Smells hoppy, yeasty, soft doughy malts, oats, and some brett. Tastes of bright hops up front. Immediately bretty. Soft doughy malt with a hefty oat flavor. Strong brett yeasty bitterness. Light body with medium carbonation. Flavorful and very drinkable.

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JStax (7225) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2017
Bottle shared at RBSG. The beer is a hazy yellow with a white head of foam. Dry and floral with white peppercorn notes. Dry and earthy taste. Medium body and medium carbonation.

3.1
tapefuzz (849) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 11, 2017
750mL bottle. Pours a clear light gold with a barely there white head. Aroma is hoppy, tart, and ever so funky. Taste is dry earthy hops, grass, pepper, and Brett-y funk. Light body. Lively carbonation. Crisp mouthfeel. At 3.4%, Jester King and The Kernel don’t extract all that much in terms of flavor - a little dull although it is readily drinkable - but a ton of character comes through in the aroma.

3.6
jhamp9 (1982) - Corinth, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2017 Lightly hazy golden pour with a big white head. Aroma is citrus, spice, earthy, and lightly funky. Taste is grassy, citrus, barnyard, and lightly bready. Lasting grapefruit aftertaste. Very light body with a soft feel. Easy drinking.

3.5
stevoj (5635) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 2, 2017
Bottle at RBSG 17 grand tasting. Pale yellow pour, substantial foamy head.. Lots of tropical notes in the aroma, grassy, savory spice, yeast. Taste too is light and snappy, pepper and Caesar salad. Wispy and dry.

3.1
jake65 (4003) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JUL 30, 2017
Bottle at RBSG. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Aroma is dry and floral with earthy bits and some brett. Tastes gets a little dry and chalky for my liking? lighter in the farmyard, grassy, and grains. Can?t beat the label artwork though!


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