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Boxer's Revenge - Jester King Brewery

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93
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535 Ratings
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Ratings: 535
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 204
Gots: 144 | 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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JMScowcroft

Vermont

4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jester King Brewery - Boxer's Revenge, poured into a Lawson's tulip.

Look - Pours a cloudy dark ruby amber with some floaties and a decent sized foamy head that retains some. Good lacing.

Smell - Smell is funky sour with some woodiness from barrel aging. Fruity and estery. Slightly sweet underneath.

Taste - Taste is quite fruity and tart with a slight funk (sour like white wine) and some hops on top. Not much oak woodiness but there is a touch.

Mouthfeel - Boozy and warm in the throat and stomach. Light bodied with low carbonation. Good drinkability.

Overall - This is a great brew. Definitely quite the acquired taste (wife hated it, you better like sour and funky!) but I dug it!

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2013 16:16:45 | More by JMScowcroft
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

With an incredible sense of earthen tartness, dry wood character and a shard of robust caramel sweetness, Jester King now flirts with whisky and wine barrels in order to exacerbate the savory tartness and drunken oak character of that each barrel holds.

Its appearance is a rusty chestnut brown with a haze that denotes its unfiltered charm. White a billowing sandy-stained head forms upon, it settles with clinging lace that creates a spider webbing of creep. Strong in its retention the ale seems to defy logic as sourish ales aren't supposed to have this type of foam character.

Sharp and woody aromas abound as the scent of light caramel and toffee play out upon a pecan and cashew base. Lemon, crab apple and under-ripened berries spring to live as the beer's character opens up with a tarter note heading into taste. lightly pepper with wood spice, there's a soft cedar note that is charming and perfumy.

But to taste all that delicate wood character is cast aside as the sweetness is short and its acidic tone takes hold. After that, the middle palate is alive with lemon, berry, sour grape and green apple. As the ale closes, it does so with a winey tinge, a peppery spice and a dry wood tone that celebrates all things whisky and wine.

Its mouthfeel is rounded, smooth but even dry to start. As the ale travels cross the palate it becomes increasingly dry, woodish and somewhat powdery. Like fine Merlot, the bulk of its taste is much more appreciated in finish where the perfume and cedar return and reward the palate.

Boxers Revenge is a masterfully blended ale that doesn't push the barrel aging too far but allows them to make a meaningful mark upon the ale with nuances of both wine and whisky. Despite its complexity, it's a highly palatable ale that is begging for cedar plank salmon and pecan pie!

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 06:21:11 | More by BEERchitect
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IrishColonial

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

12-23-2013 04:23:23 | More by IrishColonial
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PF15

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-22-2013 02:06:33 | More by PF15
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J_Dub

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-21-2013 23:15:53 | More by J_Dub
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jriggins6

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

12-16-2013 19:01:20 | More by jriggins6
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.86/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

unique brew here, even in the out there context of wilds anyway, this is just different. tons of yeast floaters snowglobe style in a hazy brown amber liquid with an inch of thick white head and an aroma of heavy whiskey barrels and farmy yeast. fruity notes, apples and pears, give it a sweetness, while bacterial sour notes dry it out. as far as the flavor goes, its complex as anything and well built, but im not sure the right barrel was chosen to compliment the beer itself. i miss the subtle pucker and malt balance. i get a ton of vanilla, and it clashes with the sour a bit. getting more and more funky as it warms, the alcohol strength remains well hidden, a real impressive feature of this slightly confused but very intriguing brew. fuller bodied for a sour type, and not quite as well carbonated, but the feel works fine. overall this is a one of a kind beer, but for 16 bucks a bottle its not good enough for me to justify another bottle.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 18:06:30 | More by StonedTrippin
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Weas

Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-15-2013 23:49:27 | More by Weas
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n00blar

Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-15-2013 21:44:58 | More by n00blar
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flayedandskinned

California

3.91/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Blend #4, bottled on 6/6/13
Poured into a standard tulip glass.

Appearance: (4)
Pours an opaque light brown/amber with some nice orange highlights. An off white, tightly bubbled 2 finger head quickly forms and recedes at a good pace. The head leaves little to no lacing as it recedes.

Aroma: (4.25)
As as the beer is poured, huge aromas of ripe red berries fill your nostrils. Notes of juicy peach, pineapple and blood orange begin to surface alongside the berries as beer warms. A lactic tartness makes itself know immediately with it's characteristics of cherry pie filling and plum skin. There is a mild, musty barnyard funkiness alongside the mostly fruit forward nose. Along with some faint bread-y-ness, some soft notes vanilla and coconut from the bourbon and wine barrels round out the nose.

Taste: (3.75)
Immediately, as soon as the beer lands on your palate, you're blasted with clean, lactic acidity; predominately notes of tart cherries, berries and lemon juice. Following this tartness are some notes of citrus and a lightly herbal hop character. The beer finishes dry, tart and bitter with a touch of bready maltiness. Long, lingering notes of bitter lemon peel, faint musty earth, coconut, vanilla and wood tannins. A tad boozy on the back end; noticeable bourbon barrel characteristics.

Mouthfeel: (4.25)
Heavy bodied with a creamy texture. Moderate carbonation.

Overall: (3.75)
A wonderfully aromatic sour.; definitely one of the fruit forward(without having actual fruit added) that I've ever smelled. Unfortunately, most of the fruity aromatics are not carried over in taste; Most of the juicy, tropical yeast driven characteristics that are there in taste initially, are quickly overwhelmed by barrel presence and hop character. This is a very unique sour beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2013 06:32:44 | More by flayedandskinned
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greenspointexas

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-14-2013 20:45:14 | More by greenspointexas
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TickleMeTony

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-14-2013 04:30:51 | More by TickleMeTony
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MichialTanner1

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-14-2013 00:42:52 | More by MichialTanner1
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MJsGhost

New York

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

12-13-2013 13:43:38 | More by MJsGhost
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-03-2013 15:56:55 | More by stereosforgeeks
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shagens

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

12-02-2013 05:03:55 | More by shagens
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brauseboof

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-30-2013 22:37:39 | More by brauseboof
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drebrew

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-29-2013 05:08:25 | More by drebrew
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-29-2013 00:58:09 | More by mmulebarn
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scotv

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

11-28-2013 01:44:41 | More by scotv
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flipdog0

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-27-2013 04:04:26 | More by flipdog0
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FrizWhiz

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

11-26-2013 06:43:10 | More by FrizWhiz
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Elprico

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-26-2013 01:47:55 | More by Elprico
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emerge077

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Murky like muddy pond water, orangish brown color in the light, with two fingers of foam initially. Sticky sheets of foam in the glass, wispy skim across the surface.

Nicely woody aroma, lightly fruity with some citrus and vaguely tropical notes. Lightly acetic. First impression is more Oud Bruin than anything.

Taste has some sharper acetic acid initially, moving into tannic bitterness, with flashes of fruity citrus in the middle and trace farmhouse funk. Aftertaste of white grape and starfruit. Carb seems low, the acidity carries it along though. Kinda reminded me of a La Folie/Le Terroir blend.

Perfect pairing with Humboldt Fog.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 23:19:08 | More by emerge077
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JaBes

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-24-2013 21:54:43 | More by JaBes
Boxer's Revenge from Jester King Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 535 ratings.