Boxer's Revenge - Jester King Brewery
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Reviews by afluentturtle:
4.3/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pored from a bomber into a pirat tulip glass.
Appearance: Poured a dark golden hazy amber with a fingure of head. I guess I poured more agressive than other drinkers because I had no problem getting head. (haha)
Smell: Wine up front, fruit and oak/musty wood notes also. Fruity and earthy floral scents are also detectable.
Taste: When right out of the frige all you get is sour and bitter hops. As it warms sour raspberries and orange, wine and a little floral notes dominate. Lambic and tartness also apperent. After taste is sweet, almost like honey. A little hoppy bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Mostly smooth, a little seems to bite and hang in your mouth, maybe that's the alcohol but I don't know for sure. Decent carbonation.
Overall: Pretty damn good I would say, has a decent about of alcohol so you will feel good after knocking back a bottle. A good sour taste but it's not overly sour, would seek out again if it was easily found in Houston. Would like to see if aging has any changes in flavor.
Serving type: bottle
12-21-2012 00:42:17 | More by afluentturtle
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4.13/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours cloudy orange, very close to an amber color. Nose is sour fruit, slight citrus and funk. I am not a true sour aficionado but I definitely enjoyed this. Taste is like the nose, sour fruit, funk and citrus notes. Ending in a dry white wine finish. Not sure if the whiskey barrel aging blend came out at all in this.
I stored the remaining beer in a swing-top half growler and had it the next day paired with chicken salad. I have to say it was still very drinkable; even more wine-like characteristics showed while enjoying it with dinner. It paired nicely with the homemade chicken salad.
Definitely a sipper but it was still a very interesting and enjoyable beer. Not too off putting at all if you are unfamiliar with the sour/farmhouse style beers. Jester King is widely known for these.
Seek it out if you can. It's available in Texas. Trade for it and see how it is. I hear it ages really well and I do see that as a good possibility although it would be best in a fridge to slow the souring bacteria growth.
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2014 14:57:41 | More by AMG55
Boxer's Revenge from Jester King Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 457 ratings.