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Ambrée - Jester King Brewery

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87
very good

137 Ratings
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Ratings: 137
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.82%
Wants: 21
Gots: 20 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Ambrée was inspired by the rustic farmhouse ales of French Flanders, particularly those brewed by Brasserie Thiriez in Esquelbecq — one of our favorite breweries in the world. Ambrée is a dry, tart, naturally conditioned amber ale fermented and matured with dozens of different strains of brewers’ yeast, native wild yeast, Brettanomyces yeast, and souring bacteria. It’s 6.4% alcohol by volume, has a finishing gravity of 1.005, and is 3.5 pH.

(Beer added by: Moerdertaktiken on 12-20-2013)
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750ml bottle, batch #1, from a treasure trove of brews brought back from stateside by doktorzee. Man, that's a lot of yeast for an ingredient list. Also, awesome tweaker-friendly bottle cap!

This beer pours a murky, dark orange-brick amber hue, with three fat fingers of reserved, tightly foamy, and verily creamy beige head, which leaves some broad strokes of coral reef lace around the glass as things slowly bleed off.

It smells of lightly biscuity brown bread, thin, watery cheese, muddled savoury spice, dry and acrid melon and citrus fruit, a touch of blacker and mustier orchard offerings, white and green ground pepper, a bit of free-agent sugar, and tanned leather. The taste is mildly tart drupe and citrus fruit, mealy un-ripe funky cheese, grainy, faintly bready malt, further apple cider and raspberry pie fruit esters, and an underlying, and weirdly supportive green mustiness.

The bubbles are fairly active, but little beyond a playful S&M tautness, the body medium-light in weight, and quite weak in it smoothness, the yeast, bacteria, and sure, hops, having just a bit too much ingress here. It finishes off-dry, the fruitiness and underwhelming malt having their time in the sun (in Texas, that means more than it does in most other places), before that peppy, acrid, and funky nature comes 'round full bore, both barrels, and all that.

A nicely complex, and well, more complicated wild ale than most I've yet encountered on this particular continent. All the promise of funk is duly rendered, but in a most agreeably tempered way, at least for those of us with at least a modicum of experience with the style. One of those offerings that grows on you as you delve deeper into it, stuff you didn't really notice at first now providing lingering 'wait a sec' moments. Nice.

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Ambrée from Jester King Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.