Jester King / Prairie Artisan Ales Natural Union

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Natural Union — our collaboration with Prairie Artisan Ales! We’ve long felt a strong kinship with Prairie because of their commitment to artisan brewing principles, their geographical closeness, their quirky, amazingly clever artwork, and the fact that they’re genuinely good people. Having Chase Healey of Prairie come to Jester King back in August of 2014 to make a beer with us was a great honor and a lot of fun. We’re so pleased to share the results of our collaborative effort! Our motivation behind the beer was to highlight our similar brewing philosophies, which incorporate locally sourced ingredients and mixed culture fermentation. Chase brought rosemary grown in a garden near his Oklahoma brewery to Jester King, and Jester King Head Brewer Garrett Crowell picked lemon bee-balm growing in a pasture near the brewery for the beer. These two ingredients, native to our respective locations, were added to the boil, along with a healthy dose of Nelson Sauvin hops. The wort was then fermented in oak barrels for three months with Jester King’s unique mixed culture of microorganisms consisting of brewer’s yeast and native yeast and bacteria cultured from the air and wildflowers around the brewery. Natural Union was brewed with Hill Country well water, malted barely, Texas-grown raw wheat, raw sugar, hops, rosemary, and lemon bee-balm, and fermented in oak barrels with Jester King’s mixed culture, as described above. It is 7.1% alcohol by volume, 42 IBU, and has a finishing gravity of 1.002 (0.5 degrees Plato). The label art for Natural Union, which pictures Garrett Crowell with a basket of lemon bee-balm and Chase Healey with a handful of rosemary, was a collaborative effort between Colin Healey of Prairie and Josh Cockrell of Jester King.

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3.2
Ungstrup (38592) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2017
Draft. A hazy yellow beer with a white head. The aroma has notes of straw, malt, and spices. The flavor is sweet with notes of straw, malt, fruit, and yeast, leading to a dry finish.

3.7
zvikar (6519) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 20, 2016
CBC2015, Pours yellow with a small head, aroma of cheese, vegetables, wheat, flavor is bitter with cheese, vegetables, medium bodied

3.5
anders37 (27237) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2016
Draft @ CBC 2015. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty weak sour flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty finish with weak sour hints.

3.3
gephross100 (943) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2016 Bittle thanks to Bill. Pours a light gold with a rocky white head. Lemon zest and saaz hops nose, slight rosemary note. Rosemary forward flavor. Light mouthfeel aqueous. Long herbal finish.

3.6
thepatrickman (1503) - Lewes, East Sussex, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2016
Bottle shared by tbub18 in Brooklyn (June 2015). It’s got a pretty crazy smell from the interaction between the rosemary, lemonbalm, and all the other vegetal stuff they threw in, but it was overall pretty tasty. Smooth mouthfeel, spritzy, refreshing, innovative, and a little bit crazy.

3.4
oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2016
[email protected] Hazy yellow colour with a small white head. Aroma is bready malts, some citrus, a bit spicy/yeasty notes as well as some slight tart wooden and resiny notes. Flavour is similar, but also has a nice funky edge to it. Quite mouthdrying and a nice citrusy and grassy aftertaste.

2.8
Pyrmir (6334) - Blattniksele, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2015
On tap at CBC15. Hazy yellow with white head. Aroma of honey, farmhouse yeast, grain dust, herbs, spice and funk. Taste is farmhousey, funk, dusty grain, honey and herbs

3.5
hackobock (4095) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2015
May 2, 2015. On tap at CBC2015, red session.

Cloudy golden with a white head. Aroma is citrus, grapes, herbs, hay and hints of toffee, Taste is light to medium sweet, soft bitter. Finish is light sweet, some citric tartness, earthy herbal notes and hay.
Light to medium bodied, soft carbonation.

3.5
Borup (15556) - Albertslund, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2015
From tap at CBC 2015. Hazy yellow colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of spice, yeast, citrus, acidic, barnyard and bitter.

3.1
chrisv10 (18585) - DENMARK - AUG 22, 2015
CBC. Hazy yellow with small white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, yeast, little tart, spices and a little candy. Flavour is malt, yeast, spices, medium sweet, hop, little dry and a little bitter.


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