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Boxer's Revenge - Jester King Brewery

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93
outstanding

593 Ratings
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Ratings: 593
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.31%
Wants: 217
Gots: 150 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

t0rin0, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to mhksuccess for sharing this one at my tasting.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with some malt, wine, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with a nice acidic quality on the finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

UCLABrewN84, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -4.1%

djrn2, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of Thorpe429
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Thorpe429, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

zestar, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev -4.1%

nmann08, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -4.1%

acurtis, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of brentk56
4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy apricot nectar color; hard to get much of a head to develop, though a few large bubbles cling to the edge

Smell: Bread, tropical fruit, lactic sourness, barnyard funk, Sauvignon Blanc grapes and a hint of vanilla

Taste: Bread and tropical fruit, up front, with a growing Sauvignon Blanc grape and lactic sour character that dominates the middle; after the swallow, the funk develops a bit alongside the tropical fruits; a hint of the vanilla from the whiskey barrel surprises in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied but flat

Overall: Very complex and enjoyable flavors that hide the ABV surprisingly well; too bad the mouthfeel is a disaster

Thanks, mhenson42, for the opportunity

brentk56, Dec 20, 2012
Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Bottle: Poured a hazy blonde color ale with a medium size foamy head with limited retention and not much lacing. Aroma of tart and oak notes with some light funky ester is quite nice. Taste is also dominated by tart and oak notes with some funky ester with low level of acidity. Hops presence had pretty much disappeared which is no surprised considering the age of the bottle. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Quite complex beer that retained some good drinkability.

Phyl21ca, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of BEERchitect
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
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!

BEERchitect, Dec 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Texasfan549, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

kjkinsey, Jun 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

GRG1313, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of womencantsail
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour is a light straw color with a white head. Very lactic aroma with tons of lemon and lemon zest. A bit of straw, lightly tropical, and maybe some other citrus notes. Very mild oak. High acidity on the palate with lots of tart lemon and green apple flavors. Hints of tropical fruit and oak, minimal funk, and straw.

womencantsail, Aug 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

spycow, Jan 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Knapp85, Jun 12, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -58%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jul 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

emerge077, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
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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4/5  rDev -4.1%

JAHMUR, Jun 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

SocalKicks, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.86/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

StonedTrippin, Dec 16, 2013
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4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks in part to all of the great traders that helped me amass plenty of this great beer, standuptj, dcloeren, dirtygrind (Reddit).

Pours a very light fizzy head of mostly bubbles, over hazy orange red color

Nose tart sour fruit, hint of sour cherry and light lemon, light vanilla buttery oak, light malt, light musty almost vinous quality.

Taste fairly tart sour fruit, buttery vanilla oak, hint of sour cherry and lemony like flavors, nice acidity, hint dry malt, some tannins. Finish is very dry, hint of bready malts but not much, more tart fruit, little flemmy, a bit more oak as well. This being a very high abv for a sour, but still comes off as lower abv.

Mouth is med to lighter bodied, good carb, some acidity.

Overall quite nice. A very nice American made sour, with great tartness, sour fruit flavors, good acidity and tannins, and lots of buttery vanilla oak to round it all off. And a big abv that is hidden well as lots of booze is hard to go with sours.

jlindros, Aug 19, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a snifter.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy orangish amber color with a layer of fluffy white head. The head sticks around fairly well and leaves some lacing on the glass.

Smell: Very sour and just a bit sweet. There is definitely a fruity undertone along with some alcohol. In the very end I'm getting some barnyard like funk.

Taste: Just like the smell, the sourness dominates here. Some fruity undertones here as well with a strong barnyard sourness at the end of the sip. I'm getting some wine notes in there as well. The finish has a touch of bitterness along with the sourness from the rest of the sip.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with very mild carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This was a really interesting sour. Lots of complexity. I really enjoyed the wine notes very much. I don't think the whiskey added much here. I would definitely have another bottle of this one.

oline73, Sep 23, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

mendvicdog, Jun 28, 2013
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Boxer's Revenge from Jester King Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 593 ratings.