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Hibernal Dichotomous 2014 - Jester King Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

22 Reviews
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Reviews: 22
Hads: 418
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 2.99%
Wants: 125
Gots: 82 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Uanof on 04-24-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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%).
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Reviews: 22 | Hads: 418
Reviews by Kramerbarthomer:
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
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. (1,374 characters)

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Clear golden yellow body. No head, even with a vigorous pour. A very thin collar, nothing else.

Smell - A little acidic. Faint fruitiness. Musty. Kinda perfumey.

Taste - Nice tartness. Watermelon is present, as are all of the herbs, amazingly. The lavender is the most interesting. Lemony tartness lingers in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium low carbonation. Very light.

Overall - Went back for seconds of this. Love a flavorful, low ABV beer. (506 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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Hibernal Dichotomous 2014 from Jester King Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.