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

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Ratings: 223
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 16.49%
Wants: 26
Gots: 43 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  3.90% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
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”.

(Beer added by: wagenvolks on 03-17-2011)
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Reviews by elNopalero:
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4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Missed out on trying this one on draught at the brewery last weekend. However, I’ve managed to snag a couple of bottles of it since its release and have enjoyed it far more than I usually enjoy wheat beers. I blame the hops!

Drinking Drink’in the Sunbelt in the sun… no belt, tho. Poured into a nonic glass just in time to catch the sunset.

It pours a nice bit of foam which dies down to a thick froth. Good head retention, as the saying goes. Nice big bubbles that hold up.

Looks like a less-cloudy wheat beer. In the dying light of day it appears slightly hazy.

Smells hoppy, with piney, floral notes. Grassy? But only slightly.
Tastes light on the palate. Hops are not as strong as they would be in an IPA, for obvious reasons. But it’s not called a hopped wheat beer for nothing, either. At 4.2% I could drink a pint and 9.4 ounces of this by myself and still be good to go.

elNopalero, Aug 21, 2011
More User Reviews:
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

SmellsofMahagony, May 09, 2013
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4.22/5  rDev +14.1%
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.

Mora2000, Apr 18, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

IrishGermanAmerican, May 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

warmbier804, Jun 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

valkyre65, Oct 23, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

cisteve, Apr 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

acurtis, Nov 29, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

weonfire, Jan 06, 2013
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1/5  rDev -73%

mhenson42, Dec 01, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

porter0209, Aug 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

jheezee, Dec 08, 2011
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5/5  rDev +35.1%

shoky01, Nov 18, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Leftofthedial, Sep 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

dumptruck81, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of thagr81us
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

thagr81us, Sep 27, 2012
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5/5  rDev +35.1%

Beertracker, Nov 22, 2011
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

GRG1313, Oct 28, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

dtx00, Sep 13, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

bccocx, Nov 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Okisailor, Aug 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

cfrobrew, Oct 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

kbuzz, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of LadyOfMuchBeer
3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

LadyOfMuchBeer, Sep 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Magery, Sep 12, 2012
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Jester King / Mikkeller Drink'in The Sunbelt from Jester King Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 223 ratings.