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Hibernal Dichotomous - Jester King Brewery

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Ratings: 231
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 8.8%
Wants: 64
Gots: 61 | 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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Bottle opened on 5.6.14
Blend #1 Feb. 20, 2014

A - Pours a cloudy very pale orange, almost yellow with a very small white head that is gone fast.

S - Fruity, very floral with some spearamint in the back.

T - Soft floral with a watermelon rind middle. Finishes tart-spearamint.

D - Good carbonation with a light body.

O - Nice layers, unique for sure, but I realy enjoyed it.

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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.

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Hibernal Dichotomous from Jester King Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.