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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   IBU: 11   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
We’re excited to introduce 2016 Jester King Bière de Lenoir — our barrel aged sour beer refermented with Texas-grown Lenoir grapes! This is the first time we’ve ever worked with Lenoir grapes. Bière de Lenoir is a blend of barrel aged beer brewed with Hill Country well water, malted and raw grains from our friends at Blacklands Malt, fresh and aged hops, and fermented with our mixed culture of brewers yeast and native yeast and bacteria. It matured in oak barrels for eight to fourteen months before blending and refermention with Lenoir grapes (also known as Black Spanish) from Torre di Pietra Vineyards in Fredericksburg, Texas. It was packaged in bottles and kegs on October 24th, 2016 and is 100% naturally refermented, unfiltered, and unpasteurized. At the time of bottling, Bière de Lenoir was 6.9% alcohol by volume, 1.002 specific gravity (0.5 degrees Plato), 11 IBU, and 3.4 pH.

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zvikar (7470) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 18, 2018
@MBCC2017S03 Pours red with a small head. Bretty aroma with cherries, red wine and vinegar. Tastes sour with red wine, cherry and vinegar notes. Medium body

neongolden (2259) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2018
(Tap sample @ MBCC 2017 Red Session, Copenhagen) Pours deep purplish-red, quite hazy, with a pale pink head. Notes of rather fruity red grape, black cherry, raspberry, rather sour despite some light jamminess, lots of oak, slight vanilla character, tannic, lemony lactic notes peek through, horseblanket Brett covering everything. Sourness dissipates into a semi-dry woody, grape skin-dominated finish. Rather light bodied, a hint watery, softly carbonated. Quite solid though not truly mind-blowing, interesting fruity grape character though.

fonefan (53728) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2018

Draught @ MBCC '17 [ Red Session ]. - Mikkeller Beer Copenhagen Celebration 2017, Øksnehallen, Halmtorvet 11, 1700 København V, Danmark.

[ As Jester King Bière de Lenoir ].
Clear medium red colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is grapes, red fruit - berries, cherry, citrus, funky. Flavor is moderate sweet and light acidic with a long duration, tart, grape, red grapes, yeast, funky, red berries - fruit. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20170513]

rouhlas (4090) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - JAN 5, 2018
From tap at MBCC 17. Purple red jam color with off white head. Yeasty and malty aroma, tart fruity, berries, light funky, wood, vinous. Sweet and acidic taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

tderoeck (11163) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 7, 2017
22/IX/17 - 37.5cl bottle @ Borefts Bierfestival 2017 (Bodegraven) - BB: n/a, bottled: XI/2016 (2017-1572) Thanks to 77ships for sharing the bottle!

Clear deep ruby red beer, small aery irregular pink to bright red head, lots and lots of chunks floating in the beer. Aroma: lots of sweet grapes, nice smell, very fruity, grape juice and grape skin. MF: lively carbon, medium body. Taste: very sourish, yeasty bitterness, lemon juice, quite some tannins. Aftertaste: very dry, acidic, mouth puckering dryness, lemon juice, tannins, very dry dry finish. Meh.

Koelschtrinker (23070) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 17, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2017 Rund säuerlicher Antrunk. Noten von Kirsche und Limette, etwas Minze. Zunehmend holzig (hell), vollmundig, langer Nachhall. 11/11/11/11//11

Meilby (11894) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2017
Draught @ Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2017 - Red Session
Pours clear red with a pink head. Aroma has notes of malt, berry, cherry, tart and funk. Taste is medium sweet and medium sour with a long dry, cherry, berry and tart finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

Benzai (17009) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 25, 2017
Bottle shared by 77ships, thanks! Unclear red-purple color, no head. Smell and taste red fruit, sour, tart, a sharp sort of sourness. Decent body and decent carbonation. Not my kind of beer though.

ShivanDragon (4943) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2017
@Borefts 2017 proefglas van Eugene/Kamiel. wazig amber met beperkte kraag. aroma van aardbei, zuurtje, donker fruit, bessen, smaken zijn matig zoet, redelijk stevig aan de zure kant, melkzuur, aardbei, hout, zwakke body, ok

77ships (11904) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 25, 2017
Huge thanks to Compton25 for the bottle. Did about half of a 375 ml. bottle. Bright red going to hint purple bit pink head. Nose is lovely fizy vaguely fermenting red grape juice, sparkling, mellow funk. Hint mineral taste, sparkling red grape, mellow funk, skins, cherry pits, raspberry, almost weeds amazing mineral touch. Body is lively red fruit. Fruit is massive spectacular, interesting mineral, funk, skins. Really spectacular.

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