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Cerveza De Tempranillo - Jester King Brewery

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very good

13 Reviews
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Reviews: 13
Hads: 214
Avg: 4.17
pDev: 39.57%
Wants: 164
Gots: 32 | FT: 2
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:
Beer added by: Uanof on 02-27-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A mature, barre-aged wild ale refermented with Tempranillo grapes from California.
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Reviews: 13 | Hads: 214
Reviews by WTKeene:
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4.39/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a batch 1 bottle on 4/17. Apologies for the long delay, but the review remains fresh in my mind and my notes were good.

Appearance: A beautiful hue of purple with a white head that persists as a crown. Somewhat translucent for a Jester King sour.

Smell: A bunch of oak and sweet creamy red grapes, and of course the signature Jester King funk. It's quite beautiful actually.

Taste: Light bitterness, sweet grapes. Some brett is there too, but I wouldn't say it's particularly sour. It's tasty, but by the high standards set by Jester King fruited sours, it's a bit of a letdown.

Mouthfeel: Quite dry like a good red wine, with a prickly champagne carbonation.

Overall: Very good by any standard, but most of the other Jester King sours I've had were better by a lot. Perhaps it just needs some more age on the bottle so the sourness increases and it becomes a bit less sweet.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Oh it's pretty. Deep red. Pink head. NIce collar.

Smell - Smells like red wine and yogurt funkiness. It has the aroma I don't like in red wine. Very odd.

Taste - Nice sourness. Red wine grape flavor. Kinda cherry-like also. Has that same yogurt-y lactic sourness, but it isn't as funky and weird here. Oaky finish.

Mouthfeel - Pleasant sourness. Medium carbonation. Medium body.

Overall - Far better than the other Jester King sours I've had. It isn't overwhelmed by sourness and the fruit flavor is complex and interesting.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Cerveza De Tempranillo from Jester King Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.