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Hibernal Dichotomous - Jester King Brewery

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Ratings: 308
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 89
Gots: 58 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
Returning to the practice of bière de coupage or beer that is “cut”, Hibernal Dichotomous is a blend of young farmhouse ale (63%) brewed this past November (2013), mature barrel aged beer brewed with lavender, rosemary and spearmint in November of 2012 (25%), and fresh pressed watermelon juice (12%).

(Beer added by: Uanof on 04-24-2014)
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4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this

Review from notes, 7/4/14

Appearance: Somewhere between honey and yellow gold - mostly hazy, but there is some clarity - big carbonation to start but rapidly fades to a small, off-white head, then fades to a few wisps, leaves minimal lacing

Smell: Very, very, VERY unique - fruity, juicy, floral, and minty - some Jester King saison/funky weirdness - to me, the spearmint, the lavender, and the watermelon are the biggest aromas here secondary to the floral, funky saison aromas - maybe a light hint of sour - lightly sweet malts with some lightly sweet fruitiness

Taste: Somehow even weirder than the aroma (which is not a bad thing) - saison yeast, with some funk, some light tartness, and some fruity esters - green apples and pears - watermelon is more obvious than in the aroma, with some nice, remarkably fresh-tasting watermelon flesh - lavender and rosemary, with some spearmint - light sweetness, light tartness, a touch of funk - some truly bizarre co-occuring flavors here, but it works surprisingly well

Mouthfeel: Light, smooth, nice carbonation, very drinkable

Overall: Judgment of this beer is not dichotomous; the answer is always "yes"

Jester King makes a lot of odd beers, yet they still can surprise me. The use of spearmint and watermelon juice seriously makes no sense, but somehow they made it work. Yes.

angrybabboon, Jul 12, 2014
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3.97/5  rDev -7.9%

A interesting brew that has all the flavors that are advertised. It literally tastes like a fruity candy watermelon bubble gum with a more subtle generic spearmint gum.

A really fun brew that offers a good amount of flavor, but after a few ounces, the herbal qualities slightly overpower

dar482, Tuesday at 06:04 AM
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3/5  rDev -30.4%

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2.97/5  rDev -31.1%

Bottle from trade. Have had this for a good while and finally cracked for some Sunday night football. Blend #1, Feb 19, 2014 poured October 12, 2014. Pours perfectly clear light golden yellow with essentially no head. Tart aroma of lemons, honey, soapy pinesol, hay, funk. Flavor is a soapy watermelon juice flavor with a hint of nail polish, a good bit of tartness, and the mint and lavender coming through in a way that I’m not sure I’m a fan of. Light bodied with lightly prickly carbonation. Not really my cup of yea here. Tough getting down more than a few ounces.

BMMillsy, Oct 13, 2014
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Hibernal Dichotomous from Jester King Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 308 ratings.