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Thrash Metal Farmhouse Strong Ale - Jester King Brewery

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86
very good

158 Ratings
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Ratings: 158
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 56
Gots: 45 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: videofrog on 01-09-2012)
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BierGiek

California

5/5  rDev +31.2%
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!

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2012 18:56:52 | More by BierGiek
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Pesci

Texas

5/5  rDev +31.2%

02-22-2013 19:54:20 | More by Pesci
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

03-31-2013 22:39:23 | More by mikeincharleston
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VncentLIFE

North Carolina

4.63/5  rDev +21.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2012 20:36:55 | More by VncentLIFE
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BruceBruce

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

04-27-2012 23:16:49 | More by BruceBruce
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trebbates

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

04-08-2013 01:38:46 | More by trebbates
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Saint-Tay

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

07-23-2014 18:24:32 | More by Saint-Tay
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husker1985

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

01-22-2012 21:15:37 | More by husker1985
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Joshgonzales79

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

02-20-2012 03:00:27 | More by Joshgonzales79
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SquidVicious

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

02-07-2012 23:25:41 | More by SquidVicious
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sendbeer

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

11-13-2012 22:00:50 | More by sendbeer
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elNopalero

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
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!

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 23:58:30 | More by elNopalero
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sliverX

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

05-06-2012 17:08:21 | More by sliverX
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hpthebull

California

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

09-30-2012 06:06:58 | More by hpthebull
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kakashi

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

12-28-2012 06:24:03 | More by kakashi
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tjkinate

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

02-03-2012 22:41:18 | More by tjkinate
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Thickfreakness

New York

4.48/5  rDev +17.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 01:39:54 | More by Thickfreakness
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TX-Badger

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2012 13:47:50 | More by TX-Badger
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natemort13

California

4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2012 04:21:44 | More by natemort13
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melissajtai

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

09-18-2012 19:14:50 | More by melissajtai
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JohnBender

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

04-23-2013 23:23:12 | More by JohnBender
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TonyT013

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

04-18-2013 01:29:05 | More by TonyT013
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JeffSuttonTX

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

03-10-2013 20:40:23 | More by JeffSuttonTX
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abex44

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

11-05-2012 05:10:57 | More by abex44
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Gehrig13

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

12-11-2012 01:50:55 | More by Gehrig13
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Thrash Metal Farmhouse Strong Ale from Jester King Brewery
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