Montmorency Vs Balaton - Jester King Brewery
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Reviews by WTKeene:
4.74/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Served on draught at Jester King on 3/14. 8oz poured into a Jester King wine glass.
Appearance: A dark, cloudy opaque crimson with a pale white/pink head that dissipates quickly into a creamy crown that clings to the edge of the glass. Some lacing, but doesn't stick around too long.
Smell: Spiced Cherry Pie (I want to say cinnamon, actually). A beautiful balance of sweet and tart. This is fantastic. The oak barrel adds some vanilla, and the signature Jester King funk plays in the background.
Taste: As with Atrial Rubicite, fruit is stronger in the nose than on the tongue. Cherry is obviously still a major component of the taste, but tart funk is the primary flavor here. Some hints of almond (Cherry pits?) is there too. Crackery malts and faint bitterness come through on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Very dry, as with all Jester King fruited sours. High carbonation pleasantly tickles the tongue.
Overall: Jester King has knocked it out of the park again. This one is right up there with Atrial Rubicite, both kings of the fruited sour style. I've never had a fruited sour that so screams "fruit" without any excessive sweetness from that fruit. So delicious, I hope this remains available with the same frequency as Atrial.
Serving type: on-tap
03-15-2014 17:31:40 | More by WTKeene
More User Reviews:
4.21/5 rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Pour is cloudy dark pink with some chunks floating around and a light pink head. Nose is strong cherry up front with notes of oak and jam. Light musk and brett. Taste has more oak and musk, cherries aren't quite as strong, more subtle but well integrated and tasty. Cherry is very pitty and earthy. Body is light and well carbonated on the softer side.
Serving type: bottle
07-15-2014 16:03:35 | More by cpetrone84
4.75/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This pour was a beautiful, cloudy, rose; bright cherry with an undertone of cinnamon on the nose. Tasted like a perfect cherry pie: tart, but not overpoweringly so, with a dry spiciness on the finish. Full-bodied and satisfying mouthfeel, and definitely not the most sour of their fruit beers. One of my favourites this year.
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2014 23:40:57 | More by bsinger45
Montmorency Vs Balaton from Jester King Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.