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

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Ratings: 229
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 17.07%
Wants: 27
Gots: 43 | FT: 0
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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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4.83/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a pint glass.

a - think and hazy. very cloudy, impossible to see through at all. yeast everywhere! Dark orange-gold with lots of carbonation visible. large, off-white head, resilient and rocky with large foamy bubbles.

s - citrusy but not without the malty/bready balance that makes the wheat characteristics shine out. hint of spice also in the nose. a bit fruity as well, not sure if that is a yeast characteristic or if it is the hops present.

t/m - sharp and smooth at the same time. really hoppy for a wheat beer but not so much that it loses its character. a bit spicy after the swallow. fruity and complex.

overall very refreshing and pleasant, a truly complex brew that makes you wonder just how far Jester King can go with their original creativity.

Photo of Crunkle
4.8/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

16oz pints at The Holy Grail.

A - Slightly hazy, light copper with a nice fluffy white head that diminishes after a few minutes.

S - The scent is a fruity, almost piney aroma. Very floral, but not pungent. It's refreshing.

T - The hops here definitely dominate, but still subtle enough to stay drinkable and refreshing. Slight grapefruit and apricot notes. I don't know what the hop profile is here, but it feels like a West Coast IPA. The wheat and malts compliment very well with a nice biscuity backbone.

M - The mouthfeel is pretty light and fluffy in my opinion. There's a mild astringency and oily finish from the hops. Honestly I could down these all day long in the summer time.

O - JK knocked it out of the park again. Great idea partnering with Mikkeller on this one. I would love to see this bottled. You are definitely bringing something unique to TX.

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

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4.5/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really, really impressed with this beer. Beautiful straw color with a light white head. Lot's of pine and fruit on the nose. Smells like it's going to be pretty hoppy. The taste is perfect nice wheat back with some super fresh hops. If they sold this in sixers I would drink it all summer. This beer really proves that you can make a complex low ABV beer. Quite a refreshing treat.

Photo of diamondc
4.45/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap for $6 or $5 at the local beer bar.

A: Classic IPA .. pale, golden, frothy head. Looking good so far.

S: Grapefruit, citrus overload. West Coast IPA stylin' here.

T: Bitter grapefruit skin, orange zest, apricots. So much hops here its almost going into Lysol territory. But either you love it or you dont. I do.

M: Slightly thin on the mouthfeel here. Well carbonated, very quaffable if you're a hop lover.

O: First Jester King beer Ive had and I wasn't disappointed. This is a hop lover's beer. I'm happy to see more TX breweries on tap locally.

Photo of videofrog
4.45/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured 750ml bottle into pilsner glass.

A: Golden-honey colored with large fluffy white head that settles into a nice rim that sporadically laces down the glass. Bit hazy from the yeast.

S: Clean, fresh. Lemon hops, wheat, and a faint sweetness hit the nose.

T: Taste follows the nose. Bready malts with the wheat. Lemon/citrus hops are great.

M: Light, but not thin. Very drinkable and refreshing. I wasn't careful enough toward the end of the bottle to avoid the yeast sediment.

O: Another winner from Jester King. I found this to be a great summer brew alternative to a Hefe. This hop-forward wheat beer is something different in a very good way.

Photo of fatmcb1
4.43/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a wine glass

Pours a dark straw color with an overly massive white head that leaves plenty of lacing.

Smells of light, citric hops, bready wheat, and spice.

Taste follows the nose, with slightly more spices. Not very hoppy.

Mouthfeel is medium with high carbonation.

I really enjoyed this beer, considering its a style that I normally don't care for as much. It is a bit over carbonated, but aside from that, it fits the style perfectly.

Photo of chocosushi
4.4/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Zatec Glass
A ~ Erupted ever so slowly for a solid 4 minutes. The pour is a filtered honey color. Delicate head that is constantly shifting with medium bead of carbonation.

S ~ Could smell the floral hops perfume the air before even in the glass during the "eruption." Aroma is field-like. . very floral with forest-like hints. Yeast smells dry & fruity.

T ~ Very floral hops jumping in with citrus & trees backing it up. The wheat is delicate & not cloying at all. The hops are the main attraction here with a nice mellow backbone of prairie grass & melon-like sweetness. Finish is dry with a slight herbal tone.

M ~ Upon opening, I expected the carb to be aggressive & imposing, but quite the opposite. The carb is fine, but not "creamy," resembling cask ale. Medium bittered & dry.

D ~ Finely crafted Session-ale that would be delicious in any format in any setting. Im enjoying to see Jester King continue in this tradition of making full flavored "table beers." Thanks, Brad, for this winning collab!

Photo of JMad
4.35/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I drank this from a hexagonal glass...

It is a murky golden orange color with a filmy white head that left foamy lacing. The smell is mostly fruity tropical hops, peach, mango and orange, it was almost like a perfume. The beer is bitter with lots of lemon peel, it's nice and tart with hints of ginger and grapefruit. This beer is light and heavily carbonated, in a good way, it has a very dry finish. I would drink this beer every day, I thoroughly enjoyed it and I would recommend it to anybody.

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4.28/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a tall tulip glass

A: Pours slightly hazy golden color with a four fingers of bright white foam. Quite carbonated - great lacing.

S: Lots of tropical fruits (guava and grapefruit) with some floral hop characteristics.

T: Quite dry tasting. Bitterness that mixes well with the dry nature of the beer - not overwhelming. Very easy drinking, but not particularly complex.

M: Very light bodied, but does not taste watered down. Refreshing.

O: A great beer for the summer. I wouldn't go out of my way to drink this again, but I surely enjoyed it.

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