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Ol' Oi! - Jester King Brewery

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291 Ratings
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Ratings: 291
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 100
Gots: 49 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jamescain on 10-24-2011

In Britain, what started out as young or “mild” dark ale was once aged in oak barrels to make something that was likely similar to sour brown ales of East Flanders. Using a similar base recipe to Commercial Suicide Dark Mild, Ol’ Oi! is Jester King’s tribute to that tradition.
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Ratings: 291 | Reviews: 25
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4.56/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zander4dawin
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Murky dark Amber beer with thin head. A deep sour the hits the back of the tongue without lingering.

Photo of kevanb
3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle, Blend #2 - dated October 9, 2013, poured into a Jester King oversized wine glass.

The beer pours a dark, murky, cola brown color, thick and opaque with a really dense, tan colored head, great retention, about a finger high that yields a tremendous amount of sticky lace. The aroma is nice, dark cherry pits, rich grain, musty oak, light vinegar with some dark fruits, like plum or raisin, a bit simple, but pleasantly sour. The flavors are in line, plums and cherries at the start, earthy pits, chewy oak and dark grains, definitely getting a lot of standard english mild character a bit ashy, lightly sour red grapes, a hint of vinegar and touch of barnyard round this out, much clearer focus on the tongue, good balance and expression. The mouthfeel is good, coating, soft, a bit creamy, lighter at the finish, lower carbonation with moderate zip, tart pucker as it goes down.


Verdict: A nice American Wild Ale from Jester King, definitely an unusual beer, but well presented take on a historically lesser known style. Dark and hearty with strong earthiness, lightly sour, an enjoyable beer for sure.

Photo of gspeer711
4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jtladner
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jeffaroo95
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BoljaBoy52
4.64/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ERMAHGERD
4.62/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of IPeteA91
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acashk
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tommo
3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This used to be better, newest (2015) batch was thin. Going to age this up and possibly re-review

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3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jpepe08
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JDice20
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gkoz
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cocoapuph
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jordantb313
4.07/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Gunch52
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of mltobin
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of blklabel
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of HawkeyeNation
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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Ol' Oi! from Jester King Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 291 ratings.