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Ambrée - Jester King Brewery

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88
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123 Ratings
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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 19
Gots: 20 | FT: 2
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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WTKeene

Texas

4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed from a cask at Jester King on 2/1/14, 4 ounces poured into a Jester King "Wine" glass. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance: Hazy tanned leather color, with a loose but persistent bubbly beige head. Unlike any other beer I've seen before.

Smell: Lots of green apple, with a funk that evokes cheddar cheese. So if you like that combo, you'll love this. I happen to love this. There is a fruitiness behind that sour green apple and funky cheese that is best described as a subtle raspberry.

Taste: Very earthy. Lightly tart, not overwhelmingly sour by any means, with a solid bready malt backbone. The apple and raspberry come through here too. It almost seems like it's had fruit added, but of course it hasn't. Perhaps one of the most unique flavor profiles I've ever experienced.

Mouthfeel: Very low carb, probably because it was enjoyed from the cask. The flavor lingers a while, and the beer is on the thin side.

Overall: That beer was so interesting and unique, it is in a class of its own. I've never tasted anything like it before. Really top notch, JK. You've done it again.

Serving type: cask

02-02-2014 04:39:51 | More by WTKeene
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Ambrée from Jester King Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.