Ambrée - Jester King Brewery
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Reviews by WTKeene:
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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4.18/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
one of the more interesting jester king offerings, although i suppose they all have my interest. this, like so many other beers out there, falls somewhere between a flanders red and an oud bruin in style and flavor, although instead of blending the two, teasing one with the other, or just tossing around style terminology, this one does something different with that gray area between them. it smells like a flanders red, lactic almost vinegar character, oaky too, but the flavor is all darker roast grain, more akin to the oud bruin. its not just lacto though, there is really appreciable brett character in this brew, from start to finish. its a sensory transition from one to the other, a pleasant and patient journey, and one i look forward to taking again some day. the appearance was unconventional too, brown suds flowed out of the bottle slowly when it was opened, but the head on the dusty brick red brew was cream colored, a strange byproduct of this crazy yeast they have down there in austin. full bodied and quite sour as it warms up, i liked this a lot, for being familiar and different at the same time. nice with grilled pork. thanks to drlovemd87 for bringing this one over.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2014 15:54:37 | More by StonedTrippin
Ambrée from Jester King Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.