Boxer's Revenge - Jester King Brewery
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Reviews by wagenvolks:
4.03/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
750ml bottle into a Jester King goblet.
Admittedly, I am a huge fan of what Jester King has brought to Texas, so I could hardly wait to try the bottled iteration of Boxer's Revenge after picking it up today.
Opening with a soft hiss, Boxer's Revenge pours without much of a head, save for a few scattered bubbles that cling to the outside of the glass. The body is an attractive, bright orange hue, dotted by small yeast particles and a sluggish stream of carbonation. The aroma is both intoxicating and intoxicatingly good. Huge whiffs of whiskey barrels lend bourbon-rich vanillins to the front. In the background, wild bacteria add a sour punch alongside the dry-hop to lend citrus peel and berry vine notes. The alcohol smells strong, but is nicely balanced. It will be interesting to see how the nose handles an increased carbonation as these bottles mature.
The flavor is a plethora of intensities that pull the palate in various directions. Equal parts boozy, hoppy, tart, wooden, dry, and juicy---a dizzying array of combinations that come close to fatiguing the senses.The whiskey flavor hits first and last, with vanilla notes at the tip of the palate and dry, wooden barrel tannins in the finish. Mid-palate is where the sourness shines, adding a funky tartness that puckers the tongue and mouth, but not so much that it overwhelms the tastebuds. Alcohol warms the palate with each sip, but it's a bit too raw at this point in the beer's life and makes for a somewhat tiring mouthfeel when combined with the sourness. Body is slightly thin and under-carbonated, but I'm sure with conditioning that will change.
Boxer's Revenge is a great beer and a welcome addition to the Texas sour ale scene, but like the angry horse on its label, it hasn't yet made up its mind as to the direction it's heading. Still, I'm very much excited to see what path it takes.
Serving type: bottle
04-07-2012 01:16:00 | More by wagenvolks
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District of Columbia
4.24/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
The beer is light copper with ample head. A bit of a gusher. Served at cellar temp, so maybe best to chill this a bit prior to opening. The aroma offers funk, oak, white wine, earth, residual citrus. Champagne and white wine notes amid an earthy, grainy body. Very nice. A great afternoon sipping beer, which is exactly what I did. Dry finish with lingering funk. Very enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
02-16-2014 20:33:50 | More by Huhzubendah
Boxer's Revenge from Jester King Brewery
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