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Jester King / Mikkeller Drink'in The Sunbelt - Jester King Brewery

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Reviews: 64
Hads: 230
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 28
Gots: 41 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  3.90% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: wagenvolks on 03-17-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A flavorful, hoppy wheat beer, Drink’in the Sunbelt is the result of the first of two collaborations between Jester King and Mikkeller, the renowned Danish “gypsy brewer”. It takes its inspiration from another light, hoppy, sessionable wheat beer that Mikkeller had previously made, called “Drink’in the Sun”.
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Reviews: 64 | Hads: 230
Reviews by Cavery:
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3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

An extra gift from TexasClimber, Thanks for all the TX brews! Really excited to give another Jester King a swirl, onto the review.

750ml into generic tulip

A: Light froths on what looks like an unfiltered organic lemonade. Lots of deep earthy yellow/brown tones that give into lighter and brighter yellows at the rim. Lightly clear or very soft white bubbles disappeared rather quickly. The head just seemed to fizz out like a chemical reaction, was a bit strange.

S: Rustic pulpy fruits with pineapple cores and juicy fruits at the husk or rind. There's a really "raw" character to the nose that makes it seem almost health-food-like in the nose. The hops are an odd mix, where a potpourri of pine needles, old citrus rinds, brown leaves, and soggy wheat cereal malts blend for an odd on the farm type summer beverage.

T: The hops come off oddly dusty, sandy, and gritty. There's a really gritty character to the hops that just make me think "sandstorm". The malt is very interesting, as the pale malt pops quite a lot off of a lightly sweet wheat background. It's like a trail mix that's heavily comprised of potent walnuts or some other lightly bitter addition. This really is like drinking a piece of Texas, I imagine.

M: medium body that I think the mix of grains helps out with. You get the lightness of the wheat but the bitterness of the hop cocktail plus the pale malt gives it a really chewy profile. If you ignore the voodoo of the ingredients, this really is an ultralight body. I like the illusion of a bigger beer, or perhaps allusion to one.

O: Pretty good, the flavor was pretty unusual. I think the mix of hops was pretty unique in that it really conveyed this sandy earthiness that immediately made me think of the desert. When I read the label and the concept behind the beer I couldn't help feel like they kind of nailed this project. Jester King successfully put some legitimately dry desert flavors in this mixed grain pale ale. Not great, but interesting and drinkable enough to warrant a few full glasses. (2,037 characters)

More User Reviews:
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Common Table.

The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a large white head. The aroma is a great mix of wheat with some grassy and citrus hop notes. You can really get the Amarillo hops in the aroma.

The flavor is also very hoppy. There are a lot of citrus and grass notes mixed in with the nice wheat backbone. Light to medium bitterness and very easy to drink. For such a low alcohol beer, it is packed full of flavor.

Medium mouhfeel and medium carbonation. Outstanding. (490 characters)

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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1/5  rDev -74.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of thagr81us
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks goes out to the BA who sent me this one so I could share this one at a recent tasting! Served from bottle into a Sweetwater 15th Anniversary snifter. Poured a pale golden yellow with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, fruit, fruit hop, bubblegum, and wheat. The flavor was of sweet malt, fruit, fruit hop, and wheat. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. While this wasn’t a huge stand out for the style it was very easy drinking and enjoyable. There were a lot of refreshing flavors and aromas going on that made it extremely easy drinking. I could this being a rock-solid hang out in the sun by the pool brew. Would definitely suggest this one to others in the future without a doubt. (873 characters)

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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Photo of LadyOfMuchBeer
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pint from tap at the Jester King brewery in Austin. Very fresh.

Pours hazy and milky gold. Light in color, but not even the slightest bit see-through. 1/2" head fades quickly, lacing sticks nicely on glass.

Smell- tropical fruits, pineapple-mango-banana. Sugary sweetness on nose. Slight bready(wheat) smell, but sweet fruits dominate here!

Taste- fruit is so different than the nose. Nice grapefruit/citrus hops. Malty and bready.

Overall, drinks like a glass of juice more than a beer. Surprisingly refreshing. (516 characters)

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Jester King / Mikkeller Drink'in The Sunbelt from Jester King Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.