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Ol' Oi! - Jester King Brewery

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Ol' Oi!Ol' Oi!

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257 Ratings
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Ratings: 257
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 85
Gots: 37 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: jamescain on 10-24-2011)
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Reviews by mhksuccess:
Photo of mhksuccess
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%

Poured from a bottle into hill farmstead wine style glass
pour is dark reddish brown with not much head or lacing
smell is over power sour fruit with heavy cherry
taste is smooth and very balanced with heavy cherry and sour undertones
not acidic the balance is very nice
mouthfeel is what you are looing for in a sour
this was overall pretty top notch and enjoyable beer

mhksuccess, Feb 13, 2014
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On tap at the Draught House 43rd Anniversary Party. This is the regular Commercial Suicide aged in wine barrels with the addition of wild yeast and bacteria. It is intentionally soured.

The beer pours a hazy brown color with no head.The beer appears to be completely flat. The aroma is very nice. I get a lot of tart cherries, as well as some oak, vanilla and a little bit of toasted malt. One thing is certain, this is a completely different animal than the other versions of this base beer.

The flavor is very tart. I get a lot of sour cherries, as well as some light funk and some tart, red wine notes. There is also a nice oak and vanilla component and a little bit of malt. The sourness is about medium and makes the beer very enjoyable and very easy to drink.

Medium mouthfeel and no carbonation. My only complaint is that I wish the beer was carbonated. Other than that, it was outstanding.

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S- Sourness, funk, peaches, dark chocolate.

T- Still funky with a tart fruit flavor, some dark malt and hints of grapefruit peel

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Ol' Oi! from Jester King Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 257 ratings.