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Boxer's Revenge - Jester King Brewery

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93
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603 Ratings
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Ratings: 603
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 220
Gots: 148 | FT: 9
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 jefe2:
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4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jester King Boxers Revenge Saison (wild yeast)
9%
had taster on tap at Whip In 2/17/2011
a- pale yellow, slight haze, medium small white bubbly head
s - estery fruit, and flowery aromatics, with mild wine vinegar
t - follows smell, sweet ester fruits, flowery bouquet, little bit of mild vinegar acidity, but you pick up some flowery hop bitterness towards the finish, and some tart fruity sweet white wine. It's thirst quenching, but with a bit of acidity and background bitterness.
m - light, with a bit of mouth coating fruity sweetness and bitterness in back of mouth
d - good, but it is a bit winey sweet, like a very fruity white wine. It has an overall refined profile, the flavor are interesting and unusual but seems carefully balanced. The wild yeast is kept in check, not too much earthy medicinal funk.

jefe2, May 05, 2011
More User Reviews:
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

TxHopHead4, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of tectactoe
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.

tectactoe, May 27, 2013
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Tiernan, Jul 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Ben7773, Jan 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

heddar33, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
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.

Mora2000, Jan 31, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

nsharrel, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of lnashsig
3.78/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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).

lnashsig, Apr 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

switzer, Apr 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

JamesStreet, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
4.01/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle. A wild Texas ale, aged in wine and whisky barrels - sign me the fuck up. Thanks to Phyl21ca for the trade.

This beer pours a rather cloudy medium orange-amber hue, with two fingers of wanly puffy, yet still tightly foamy off-white head, which leaves some roiling ocean spray lace around the glass as it slowly abates.

It smells of tart, emasculated cherry and apple fruit, earthy barnyard funk, biscuity sourdough bread malt, a white wine barrel treatment fruitiness, a hint of vanilla-infused barrel woodiness, and some further tropical fruit notes. The taste is surprisingly less sour, the fruitiness spreading its wings a bit, the yeasty funk carrying on, a bready pale malt emerging, some barrel originating, tart wine (Sauv Blanc immediately comes to mind) acidity arising, with a weak earthy, besotted leafy hoppiness. A crazy lack of awareness of the heady ABV slowly becomes apparent, possibly due to the otherwise non-existent whiskey notes.

The carbonation is quite mild, and generally frothy when it chooses not to be, the body on the south side of medium weight, and as smooth as such an affair can aspire to be. It finishes off-dry, barely, the neutered sweetness just that - dead, amongst the wood, da funk, the yeast, and the cowering native hops.

A pretty well rendered affair, with so much exploratory brewing prowess, all of which falls suitably in line. Woody, funky, fruity, and rather pleasantly not boozy - that, mis amigos, is the most newsworthy effect here, amongst stiff competition. Totally worthy of investigating - ok, drinking carefully, should you get the chance.

biboergosum, Sep 17, 2013
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Boxer's Revenge from Jester King Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 603 ratings.