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Cerveza De Tempranillo - Jester King Brewery

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147 Ratings
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Ratings: 147
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 110
Gots: 36 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
A mature, barre-aged wild ale refermented with Tempranillo grapes from California.

(Beer added by: Uanof on 02-27-2014)
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htdoerge

Texas

5/5  rDev +15.2%

08-22-2014 23:48:27 | More by htdoerge
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jegross2

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Reviewing the Cerveza de Tempranillo, a barrel aged wild ale refermented with Tempranillo grapes from Jester King Craft Brewery out of Austin, Texas.

Score: 85

January 2014 vintage bottle served in a Surly Darkness chalice and enjoyed on 08/20/14.

Appearance: Clean appearance; red grape/cherry juice red in color,. Pours a thin layer of off white head that settles to a ring around the glass. Poor lacing, solid retention. Love the color, though its not as vibrant at other fruited sour projects I have encountered in recent memory. 4.25/5

Smell: Sweet grape, must, oak/wood, dusty attic funk and a hint of bleu cheese. The funk seems more present on some whiffs, while absent on others. Bizarre. 3/5

Taste: Red wine-like, dryly sweet grape flavor with a little bit of cheesy funk on the finish. Vinous and a bit tannic. Cold and right after the bottle is opened, there is a bit of funk that largely breathes out after about 20 or 30 minutes. Tastes more like wine than a (sour) beer. Finishes with a mix of acidity and fusel alcohol, plus a hint of residual vinegar. Not quite what I was expecting, but solid. 3.5/5

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, low carbonation (maybe a touch under-carbonated). Modestly sweet profile with a tannic, dry finish. Drinks very wine-like, and unlike a beer. 3.75/5

Overall: Solid, but nothing special. Drinks more like a red wine with a bit of funk than a beer.

Cost: $15 for a 500 ml bottle.

08-21-2014 05:29:20 | More by jegross2
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Morey

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

08-19-2014 22:24:11 | More by Morey
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Canti4341

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

08-19-2014 13:54:29 | More by Canti4341
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cfrobrew

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

08-18-2014 21:07:08 | More by cfrobrew
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lakersfan16

Alaska

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-18-2014 20:46:14 | More by lakersfan16
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.23/5  rDev -2.5%

500ml bottle of Blend One (is there any other?) poured into a Hill Farmstead stemmed glass 8/17/2014.

A- Dark purple body, similar to Nocturn Chrysalis in appearance, but with a very short-lived head and minimal retention time. Not much lacing either. [3.75]

S- Red wine grape must, tannins, oak, tart lactic acid, a bit of the Jester King funk that I'm learning to pick out now that I've tried a couple of their coolship AWAs. It reminds me far more of a red wine, perhaps a syrah, than anything else. [4.5]

F- The palate on this beer definitely reminds me of a syrah that is on the fruitier side. Perhaps a blend of syrah and cabernet. Either way, there is a good bit of tannic red wine must, a very subtle chalkiness, oak, a hint of vanilla, hint of yogurt and lactate and a bit of vinegar. Less so on the funk. This is a very good flavour profile. [4.25]

M- Medium in body, a bit thinner and a bit less carbonated than I would like. Still, this is a very easy bottle to finish on my own. I can't quite tell this is 9.4% ABV, much like you'd think a good glass of red wine wasn't 13% either. [3.75]

O- Remarkably similar in character to a red wine, except it's carbonated and chilled. Very complex and interesting beer that brings a lot to the table. I enjoyed this one more than Atrial Rubicite and Nocturn Chrysalis, although it's of course not quite on the level of Cantillon Saint Lamvinus which is the only other similar beer that I can think of. [4.25]

Final score: 4.225

(Using the above ratings for each category and the weights below, per the old system)
Appearance 5%
Aroma 20%
Taste 45%
Mouthfeel 10%
Overall 20%

08-18-2014 01:29:19 | More by Stevedore
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porter0209

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

08-14-2014 17:19:27 | More by porter0209
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kscaldef

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-08-2014 21:46:27 | More by kscaldef
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

08-03-2014 22:12:03 | More by Cynic-ale
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CraftBeerFTW

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

08-03-2014 21:59:09 | More by CraftBeerFTW
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Tim4372


2/5  rDev -53.9%

08-03-2014 03:56:07 | More by Tim4372
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lpotter

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

08-02-2014 05:47:12 | More by lpotter
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-01-2014 22:44:19 | More by dfhhead25
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Igotmypistola

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

07-29-2014 22:50:14 | More by Igotmypistola
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.85/5  rDev -11.3%

Bottle opened on 5.18.14
Blend One
January 2014

A - Pours a deep wine-like ruby red with a light pink head that fades very fast.

S - Very red wine-like, subtle tartness.

T - Tart red-wine, very vinous.

D - Good carbonation with a lighter body.

O - Lots of red-wine style and influence. Dryer and lower sweetness.

07-29-2014 04:59:35 | More by HuskyinPDX
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

07-21-2014 04:22:14 | More by mportnoy
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vissai

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

07-20-2014 23:05:22 | More by vissai
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VAbdoyan

California

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

07-20-2014 22:46:38 | More by VAbdoyan
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Nuggetz

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

07-20-2014 06:38:51 | More by Nuggetz
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drummermattie02

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

07-18-2014 20:32:07 | More by drummermattie02
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -14.1%

Pour is deep blood red with a light pink head. Nose does have a huge red wine, merlot, quality to it. Earthy and fruity with a vinous quality and some lacto. Taste has the same vinous earthy quality, strong red grape, gets a bit creamy and has a touch of a metallic note in the finish. Well carbonated and juicy full bodied.

07-15-2014 15:59:49 | More by cpetrone84
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Zuidman

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.8%

07-14-2014 20:33:25 | More by Zuidman
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Duff27

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.8%

07-13-2014 23:07:50 | More by Duff27
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jeisemann26

Texas

5/5  rDev +15.2%

07-13-2014 22:11:11 | More by jeisemann26
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Cerveza De Tempranillo from Jester King Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.