Provenance (Orange & Grapefruit) - Jester King Brewery

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Ratings: 289
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.73%
Wants: 36
Gots: 60 | FT: 14
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Jester King Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 06-17-2014

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Photo of rlee1390
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Cloudy bright yellow, nice carbonation.

S-Mild funk, nice wheat and lemon, little bit of grass.

T-Starts with mild tartness, good deal of wheat and lots of lemon and grass. But not much of the orange and grapefruit though.

M-Lighter, nice carbonation and semi dry finish.

O-Needs more of the orange and the grapefruit to come through.

Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is straw yellow and hazy with a white head. Aromas of saison yeast, grass, funk, citrus, lemon. Orange and lemon peel. Sunshine and grass with a touch of floral hops. Tangy and tart, a la grapefruit juice. Fresh Meyer lemons. Light to medium in body with soft carbonation. Tasty.

Photo of olradetbalder
2.7/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Cloudy small white head.
Aroma of bretty funk and orange with becoming stronger and stronger.
Taste has some astringency, and a pronounced limestone minerality along with some citrus pith bitterness not at all pleasant.

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Major gusher but my table smells good.

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.27/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Pale yellow and hazy. Nice white head. Thick collar.

Smell - Grapefruit. Lemon acidity. Musty yeastiness. Some pale malt.

Taste - Pleasant tartness. Lemony. A bit of grapefruit. Yeast. Less bright than the other variants.

Mouthfeel - Light body. Well carbonated.

Overall - It tastes like the others, but even more dull.

Photo of goochpunch
4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Cloudy yellow body with thin head. Smell: grainy, wheat, light citrus, funk, fungal spicy yeast. Sweet up front with citrus and building acidity in the middle. Finishes tart and dry with a yeasty mustiness. Acid on the tongue with a light body and stinging carbonation. This is good, but I'd like more apparent citrus oil from the peels.

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.87/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle shared by Umberto (I think?) last night.

This one pours a cloudy yellow, with a quarter inch head, and not a whole lot of lacing.

This one smells, naturally, like orange and grapefruit, with a bigger emphasis on orange, I'd say, along with some mild farmhouse funk.

This was good, for sure, but it seemed to lean a little too heavily on the fruit additions, without additional complexity from the base saison. There's a little bit of farmhouse character to it, but it's certainly mild.

This one has a juicy and crisp mouthfeel, with a moderate level of carbonation, and a very high level of drinkability.

This was certainly tasty, but I'm left wishing for a bit more complexity.

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

After a year in the bottle this still has an impressive amount of citrus aroma and flavor. The aroma, in particular, is excellent - hay and barnyard must, citrus pith, a touch of grapefruit's floral elements. Taste adds in some biscuit flavors. The only flaw for me is the overcarbonation. Mine gushed a bit and the body was a bit too prickly. Keeps it a notch below excellence.

Photo of gcamparone
4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a Jester King stemmed glass.

Pours a super hazy golden yellow body with a big frothy white head that sticks around for a while, leaving blotchy lacing.

Aromas are fruity and tart - sour apple, ripe bananas, oranges, zesty citrus and lime, Belgian style spice and farmhouse yeast.

Starts off tart, sour citrus; lemony with grapefruit, oranges and bananas, peppery spice, wheat and farmhouse funk on the finish. Aftertaste is tart. Refreshing on the tongue, easy to drink with low carbonation.. a little more carbonation would have beefed up the crispness.

Overall, as for with most of the Jester King wild ales, I am very pleased with this beer. Super balanced and complex, very easy to drink. Wish I was in the JK distro!

Photo of champ103
4.3/5  rDev +7.2%

A: Pours a beautiful hazed golden/yellow color. At first a dense two finger white head forms, but that recedes in a minute, and leaves light lace behind.
S: Lots of basement like funk going on up front. Citrus/orange peal. Fruity aromas all intermingle with a nice tartness as well.
T: Musty, basement, and Brett like flavors. Some sharp acidity from the citrus fruits and bacteria. Orange peal, and more bitter grapefruit certainly peak through on the back end. A bitterness seems to build as this warms a bit. Everything is very subtle, and spot on for the style.
M/D: A light body with effervescent carbonation. Crisp, but smooth at the same time. Really refreshing. A light tartness brings the cheeks in, and makes me want to keep coming back again and again.

A great version of a saison, with funk and a light tartness. I like how the fruit takes a backseat except in the finish, and everything is subtle and balanced. Well done, and one of Jester Kings best.

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Bottle opened on 7.27.14
Batch #1 APR 22, 2014

Oaky, grapefruit-citrus. Nice tartness, mild flavors.

Photo of cvm4
3.81/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Batch #1 - April 21, 2014

L - Pours a cloudy orange hued body with a frothy two finger head that has great retention and lacing.

S - Pale malts, mustiness, yeast and astringent citrus fruits.

T - Lemon tartness from the start to end. In between I get pale malts and a great citrus base.

F - Light bodied and medium to high carbonation. Really crisp and easy to drink.

O - A really enjoyable citrus forward beer. Something about it just left me wanting more as if another layer was going to develop, but it didn't.

Photo of dar482
4.3/5  rDev +7.2%

The beer comes in a hazy bright yellow.

The aroma is funky, lemony, a bit of hay, tart.

The flavor follows with that profile. Tart and lemony up front. A hint of hay and funk. Refreshing with tinges of grapefruit and citrus peel coming through. Dries out without too much leftover tart quality.

While the fruits between the Provenances do not show up too aggressively, the base beer is just a refreshing gem.

Photo of Saint-Tay
5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

So i'm not a fan of Saisons at all - but WOW! This one blew my mind. I'm a MAJOR fan of Jester King - one of my top favorite breweries. They've blown me away with this Provenance series - i'm very eager to try the other two versions. I'd suggest this beer in the early evening hours while its still a bit warm outside to really be able to enjoy the beauty of the citrus flavors. Its not overly sweet either which is a HUGE plus!

Photo of lewzer99
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: cloudy golden straw with one finger foamy white head. Beautiful bottle though, so I'm giving it a .5 appearance boost
A: cidery, some sour beer funk, hints of citrus
T: tart, some citrus, then bitter pithe, fades to sweet, almost smarties flavor
M: crisp an refreshing
O: real good

Photo of ronricorossi
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

tart and funky. Beautiful citrus tang, a grapefruit saison. A lot of breweries would have finished this beer with a puckering sour, but not here. Restrained, in a way. Delicious.

Photo of cpetrone84
3/5  rDev -25.2%

Pour is a very pale yellow, completely cloudy, with a good bit of white head. Nose is heavy brett, tons of leather with a bit of band aid. Grapefruit is extremely strong with a good punch if citrus and a noticeable acidity. Taste has a bit less brett but still very strong, notes of chlorine mid palate, moderate to strong grapefruit and lighter citrus. A fair bit of bitterness in the finish and a decent amount of acidity. Light body, chlorine lingers, strong carb.

Photo of sportstsar
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Poured into my shiny new Jester King teku. Bottle graciously sent to me by Gunch52

Appearance: Bottle was a slow gusher despite being stored upright for a couple of weeks. Poured with a big head that dissipated very quickly. Hazy and straw colored.

Smell: Instantly picking up the grapefruit on the nose. A lot of brett as well, moreso later on. The two of them are a great combo.

Taste: Big burst of orange citrus flavor upon first sip. After a few more, it feels like you just bit into an actual orange. More grapefruit and brett as it warms up. Ever so slightly tart.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation was a lot lower that expected based on the fact that it gushed at first. Really easy to take big swigs and put this away quickly.

Overall: Having had (and enjoyed) grapefruit saisons before, this one still exceeded my expectations. The use of brett and slight tartness makes this an excellent base saison to add different fruit into. I originally picked this one to grab since the flavor combination seemed the most appealing, but I am now hoping and eager to try the Lemon/Lime and Tangerine/Clementine as well.

Photo of brentk56
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: A bit of a gusher; the cloudy goldenstraw liquid is capped by a nice head that leaves a fair amount of lacing

Smell: Citrus and Brett tones; modestly funky

Taste: Citrusy tones, more grapefruit than orange, up front, with the Brett character quickly taking over; slightly funky and slightly tart, mostly refreshing

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Not a mind blower, but a nice refreshing Brett beer with tart, citrusy elements

Thanks, air, for the opportunity

Photo of WTKeene
4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a Prairie Teku glass.

Appearance: A pale straw, goldenrod beer with a white head straddling the line between fizzy and fluffy. The head dissipates relatively quickly and leaves behind some spotty, bubbly lacing emerging from a thin crown around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Vague, unspecific citrus peel imparts a floral and slightly bitter note to the nose, as well as a faint tartness. The tartness of the citrus peel is built upon and complemented by the overwhelming funky barnyard notes of the heavily brett-forward yeast profile of the brew.

Taste: The brett that was so prominent in the nose makes up most of the components of the taste, as well. The barnyard notes are strongest here, and the resulting beer, still quite fresh, is not yet "sour." The bitterness and zest of the grapefruit specifically makes up the bulk of the citrus profile within the taste, where the more basic notes of orange seem to be lost against the generally more complex flavors of the grapefruit. The malt bill evokes saltines, as is pretty typical for Jester King's pale saisons and sours. A fun way to describe this beer would be saltines spread with marmalade and enjoyed in a horse barn.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is low for the style, but I'm willing to blame this entirely on my having left the glass sitting for a portion of time before getting a chance to imbibe. The beer itself is rather dry, but the citrus oils stick around a bit.

Overall: Yet another solid offering from Jester King. I do believe I preferred the Lemon and Lime version of this beer, but that is not to say that this drink was anything less than fantastic. I'm looking forward to trying the Tangerine and Clementine version due for release next month.

Photo of kscaldef
2/5  rDev -50.1%

Soapy off-flavor

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

i just cant get enough of these guys beer right now, this one is amazing, and the first of the provenance series i have had. its a gorgeous use of both fruits, and both retain their respective identities while marrying to one another to form something entirely new. the beer is orange and bright, but with some yeast haze to it and a stout white head. the nose is alive with citrus freshness, zesty and clean, with brett funking it up but not denaturing the fruit in the least. the malt base is irrelevant here, its all about the fruit and the yeast. there is a decided grapefruit juice flavor on the front end, while the orange seems all in the finish. for what its worth, i get some lemon in there too, more sour than the others, but that could be from the cultures here, which give this beer a real pucker after the bretty dryness and saison esters subside. not as complex maybe as some of jester kings more far out brews, but its one of the most refreshing and drinkable wild ales out there, and such a vibrant display of citrus fruit. i would love to try the other fruit editions of this baby.

Photo of Getalegup
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

B2: Smoother than B1 was at beginning, citrusy but little acidity. Interesting funkiness at the finish.

Photo of jbwimer
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fours across the board. A well made farmhouse with bright, clean citrus aroma and flavor. Nothing really stands out about this beer, but it is pleasant in all of its characteristics. Jester King delivers on what they advertised.

Provenance (Orange & Grapefruit) from Jester King Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 289 ratings.