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Thrash Metal Farmhouse Strong Ale - Jester King Brewery

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173 Ratings
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Ratings: 173
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.87%
Wants: 63
Gots: 44 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: videofrog on 01-09-2012

A hop forward beer with dank, resinous hop flavor and aroma, balanced by lightly kilned malt flavors, farmhouse yeast esters and a bit of warming alcohol. Thrash Metal Farmhouse Strong Ale is an homage to thrash metal music, which often fuels us during our daily chores at Jester King.
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Photo of BierGiek
5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My new favorite beer, and one that is absolutely perfect in every respect. Wonderful turbid appearance, beautiful color, and perfect head formation/retention/lacing. Great earthy and spicy aroma from the house yeast and the liberal use of hops. Taste is out of this world, with a yeast forward spiciness and a nice balance of hops. The wheat addition is also a very nice touch, as it comes through very subtly while adding a thickness to the pleasantly mid-to-full bodied mouthfeel. I really cannot stress how much I love this beer, and it definitely turned me on to Jester King, whose other offerings (Petite Prince was too watery, Wytchmaker was infected and oxidized, Noble King didn't stand out) were nothing too special. Well done, and cheers!

Photo of Pesci
5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of mikeincharleston
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of VncentLIFE
4.58/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

10th review for this beer. Thanks greid!

Deep golden straw color with a thick haze. Frothy white one inch head.

Smells like a Saison, but I know the ABV is too high for that. Pears come to mind, with a steady dose of bananas as well. Spicy smell. The fruit smells very sweet, like banana bread.

That banana bread smell really translates to the taste, but that pear comes through as well. Like a sweetened fruit. I can feel the wheat malt, as it feels like a Weizen Helles Bock. Picture if Weihenstephaner made a Weizenhellesbock, and youd have this.

Very full mouthfeel, but a light body. Just like a Weizenbock.

Photo of BruceBruce
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of elNopalero
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to XicanoBeerRun for sharing this beast! I thought this would be a version of their Black Metal imperial stout so imagine my surprise when it poured a cloudy straw color with lots of foam atop! It has a yeasty estery aroma and is flavor-forward with a little sour, some tartness and a lemony note that opens as it warms. Is this a sour saison? Zesty, vibrant, big and not to be messed with!

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of Thickfreakness
4.48/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a golden honey orange into my DFH signature glass. A huge, fluffy, citrus tinted white head floats ontop and takes a really long time to fade away. Really nice sticky lacing dripping all over the glass. Has a nice hazy, grainy appearance.

S- Lemons, honey and a nice mild citrus hop note. Really nice malty backbone on this one. Touches of dried bananas, tangerine, necterine and something just a touch musty. Hints of clove, Pink peppercorns and wet grass.

T- A touch tart and sweet all at the same time. Bright notes of lemon with a sweet honey, maltiness. Really big pepper flavors come thru as it warms up. Nice citrusy hop punch! Subtle hints of banana yeastiness, piney stone fruit hops, and fresh cut grass.

M- Really nice carbonation that pops with lemon, thyme and rosemary. Really nice sweet citrus and piney hops that blast your tongue. A really nice balance between the sweet honey malts and the peppery, lemony, herbal hops.

O- Very well balanced! Amazing mix of honey sweet, lemony citrus, floral spring grass, and belgian yeastiness. I gotta trade for a few more of these. Received as an extra in a very generous trade with bentwookie.

Photo of TX-Badger
4.42/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another offering from Jester King Craft Brewery that I decided to try, a 750mL bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A - Thrash Metal Farmhouse Strong Ale has a cloudy darker blood orange color to it. It also poured more of an off-white/cream colored head, but not much, only about 1/2 inch.

S - On the nose I get some grassy notes, citrus, and a barnyard funk type of smell, most likely due to the yeast.

T - On the palate I got a little bit of spice first, followed by plenty of citrus (lemon and orange), not over powering though. This beer finishes with interesting zest of citrus and, grassy flavors. Also interesting of note is the amount of Belgian style malt that comes through.

M - Medium-bodied on the palate, even a bit light due to the higher than expected amount of carbonation I feel. Which surprised me since I didn't get much head on the pour.

O - Another fantastic job by Jester King, Thrash Metal is well done. The beer is well balanced, and I didn't feel that any one flavor was specifically over powering. It has an interesting complexity that you just have to experience for yourself. I have one more bottle I'm going to let age for a little while and see how this beer changes.

Photo of natemort13
4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer pours a hazy ruddy orange with a pillowy off white head that leaves nice web lacing.

Nose is spicy with some astringent hops. I get some orange and citrus with some dry grass.

Taste big, citrusy with a pronounced spiciness. Lemon and lime rinds appear on the finish. Some candy sugar on the mid palate that lingers through as toffee on the finish. The spiciness and the sweetness complement each other beautifully. There's also a very nice floral component on the mid palate.

Mouthfeel is tingly and slick with a nice medium full body.

Overall this is a fantastic belgian strong. Delicious, would love to have it all the time but won't b/c of the price point.

Photo of porter0209
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of jlindros
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to dirtygrind (Reddit) for this interesting beer, excited for it. Share with rudzud cause he can be a cool guy when he puts his mind to it.

Nice looking fluffy head hits 1/2 finger but looks bubbly and nice, great lacing, pale grapefruit tangerines hazy colored.

Nose very nice, lots of earthy farmhouse saison aromas, light earthy floral spices, nice hops with a grassy undertone, light citrus, like, very earthy leaf like, little tangertine and grapefruit, great farmhouse grassy hay wheat like light funky aroma.

Taste earthy, very nice Belgian flavors, saison, farmhouse, grassy wheat and hay like, little grainy, nice floral spices, light citrus, light fruity esters pear like, little farmhouse funk, light bitterness great grassy earthy hops, little pine, some grapefruit and tangerine like hops, hay grassy flavors, light Belgian golden malts, some esters, little booze. Finish is dry light bitterness, lots of grassy hops, light fruity citrus and grapefruit, earthy farmhouse funk, light floral spices all lingering.

Mouth is med bodied, nice carb.

Overall great, nice Belgian malts and yeast esters, great floral spices, light but good farmhouse funk, saison flavors, nice grassy light grapefruit hops, and very drinkable. Another big winner from jester king.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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Thrash Metal Farmhouse Strong Ale from Jester King Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.