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Boxer's Revenge - Jester King Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

634 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 634
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 230
Gots: 148 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Full-flavored, dry, champagne-like farmhouse ale, matured in oak whiskey and wine barrels with multiple strains of wild yeast and bacteria. Look for lots of tropical fruit and funk, with a sour, earthy edge.

(Beer added by: UTCengOwl on 01-30-2011)
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Reviews by BlackBelt5112203:
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4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter at cellar temperature.

L – Cloudy pale amber color with a 2-finger foamy, rocky, white head. Nice retention and great sticky lacing.

S – Lots of stuff going on here with oranges, grapes, vanilla-tinged bourbon, Brett funk, and musty oak. I don’t get the sense that this will be very sour from the nose, but the barrel-aging is definitely leaving its mark.

T – It starts out tart up front with lemons, oranges, and sour grapes. Once the acidity fades, the sweetness of the oranges and grapes starts to shine through. Toward the finish, a lot of wonderful flavors come together: peppery farmhouse yeast, musty Brett, the earthy finish of whiskey and wine, and some woody oak. This is really a tasty beer.

F – Light-to-medium-bodied with good carbonation, a tart, sticky, and mouth-coating feel, and a slightly spicy, earthy, and very dry finish. Earthy and musty yeast and oak barrel flavors linger for a bit.

O – This is a nice beer that really lives up to the title of a wild farmhouse ale. It’s just tart enough with the great accents of different yeast and different barrel flavors. Really tasty and seriously drinkable for 10.2% ABV. Jester King strikes again.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks again to poetryandbeer for the huge Jester King box. Boxer's Revenge pours completely opaque; sunburst orange around the edges, with a deeper and more dense brown-ish color towards the core. The three-quarter inch head fades to a chunky layer pretty quickly and leaves a merely spot or two of lacing near the top of the glass on the way down. Kind of an ugly beer, but you know the story of the ugly duckling.

The first whiff reveals a nice, complex bout of tart and funk, layered with various things such as wet hay, apple skins, wine-like booze, oak, lactic acid, grapes, and many other fruits which are kind of hard to exactly pinpoint. Definitely a lot going on here, almost too much to get a firm handle on, even. Nice tartness from the fruit and a good, wet-blanket sort of funkiness from the yeast that seem to balance nicely.

Jester King tastes similar to how it smells, but it also tastes quite heavy, or at least heavier than most wild ales I've had. And by heavy, I mean it tastes "big". It's got a strong booziness that warms up over time and gets even stronger, and it sits pretty heavily on your guts. It wasn't until after the first few sips that Mike and I looked at the bottle and realized it was 10.2% ABV... I guess that explains it.

The flavor profile is very similar to the aroma, coming through hard with apple skins, tropical fruits, grapes, lactic acidity, some mild wine-like vinegar, oak, wet hay, musty barnyard, and a dry, white wine-like finish. The booziness is mostly akin to a heavy wine, although there are some very faint whiskey tones that tend to bounce in and out. Pretty heavily bodied for a wild ale. Thick and robust mouth feel with medium-high carbonation.

Pretty tasty wild ale with a tartness that wasn't overboard and a funkiness that wasn't too crazy either. Just a nice blend of the two that's sure to please any fan of the style. I will say, the heaviness of the booze eventually started to take a toll on my palate; this beer would be difficult to drink in large quantities. Luckily, I had someone to split it with, but even a 12 oz pour was quite a bit. Good beer, but better in smaller quantities for sure.

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4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very excited to try this beer.

On tap - well actually out of a pitcher - at the brewery's grand opening celebration.

The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is very heavy on the orange, yeast and mangos. The aroma is very strong and is very inviting.

The flavor is more of the same. In addition to some spiciness from the yeast, I get some white pepper, wheat and orange. The beer is very dry. Even though the beer is brewed with two kinds of Brettanomyces, I don't get much, if any, funk from the beer. That being said, the alcohol is very well hidden and the beer is dangerously drinkable.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

A very nice saison, I just wish it was a little bit funkier.

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My Astros Challenge #BOTG 11!

Poured from bottle into JK farmhouse glass. When opened, barely even a hiss. Notably lacking carbonation. With a little bit of a rough pour, some head rises off the top of the beer, but it goes away quickly. This beer is indeed flat-ish. Other than that, a nice orange/yellow color, with some cloudiness. Smell- tart and sweet, nice vinous aroma from the barrel. Some funky bouquet as well. Taste- puckering sour with a salty dry finish. Tastes like sea salt meets sour patch candy. No ABV is present at all, for 9% it is well hidden. With carbonation, this would have been way better, but still a nice effort from JK, albeit not my fav sour from them (Das Wunderkind).

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Boxer's Revenge from Jester King Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 634 ratings.