Thrash Metal Farmhouse Strong Ale - Jester King Brewery
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4/5 rDev +4.7%
Thanks to JLindros for sharing this bottle.
A - Poured into a standard Kate the Great tulip a hazy golden straw hue with a thin light blanket. Light lacing.
S - Aromas of light farmhouse funk ans fruity esters just very inviting .
T - Taste is quite different and unique. Light farmhouse with gentle hay and citrus. Good esters with a light boozy.
M - Mouthfeel is pretty good, in line with other jester king beers.
O - Overall I enjoyed this unique beer from jester king. Glad I got to try it
09-19-2012 00:09:01 | More by rudzud
4/5 rDev +4.7%
a beautiful golden / light copper pour with 2 fingers of head which stayed quite foamy throughout the session. smells of pepper, lemongrass, spicy yeast, banana, strawberry.. lots of nice scents, slightly funky. lots of sweet malt are present, alongside of a spicy booze heavy citrusy drink. lots of yeast, pepper, coriander, slight orange peel flavor..
medium body, nicely carbonated, a bit on the heavy/hot side.. which is AWESOME especially for the freezing cold night we're having. a wonderful saison, on the heavy side, so it's a bit abrasive, however it's a great sipper. very flavorful, with a slight dry finish.
01-04-2013 02:21:56 | More by facundoCNB
4.03/5 rDev +5.5%
750 mL bottle pours a very hazed, medium gold color with a tiny-bubbled white head. Average retention and very nice lacing.
Light tropical hop aroma and a bit of underlying tartness. Has a chalkiness to it...kinda like Smartees candy. Some touches of red apples and grape skins. Interesting smelling brew, the yeast has done some funky stuff here, for sure.
Definitely a nice American-made BSPA here, lots of character. Thick body and the hops are tamer than I thought they would be, maybe equal parts flavoring and bitterness. The mouthfeel is very nice...carbonation is very fine and the creaminess is awesome. I am surprised that the hops and yeast mix so well here, most times I find it to be a clashing combination. Hides the ABV well. It shows off the yeast very well and I am quite impressed by this offering. I'll buy a few more if I can find 'em, even though I dont think this one would fare well in the cellar...I fear many will try however just because of the Belgian heritage and high ABV.
02-21-2012 02:17:08 | More by twiggamortis420
4.03/5 rDev +5.5%
Poured into a brandy snifter. Pours hazy orange with some sediment and an off-white, fluffy head and plenty of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. There is some lacing left on the side of the glass. The aroma is strongly of Farmhouse esters. There are some white wine characteristics to the aroma as well. I can also detect some hops and the malt. The taste really hits those Saison notes. There is that barnyard funk with spice and citrus. Those white wine notes are noticeable as well. There are some pine and grassy characteristics coming through from the hops as well. The hops really come through in the back end bringing a nice bitterness to the beer. There's a nice malty backbone that is grainy and sweet. It's nicely well balanced. The alcohol is present in the taste, but it is not overpowering. The body is light with abundant carbonation. The finish is slightly dry and the carbonation lends crispness. The lighter body makes what this strong ale easy to consume. This really is an excellent beer.
07-13-2012 21:38:14 | More by acevenom
4.05/5 rDev +6%
A: This pours a very nice dark copper orange body with a thick white head that slowly fades and leaves a lot of lace on the side of the glass.
S: There is a strong amount of malt at first and it also has a nice bit of hops. It seems very sweet and fruity too.
T: The first thing I recognize is the nice hops on the palate. The big lingers for a long time and then has a very pleasant malt taste.
M: This to me is the best part of the beer. It is so smooth and easy to drink. When I pour it into my mouth it has a nice fluffy feeling that goes down with ease. There is a tiny bit of crispness too.
O: Just another very solid beer released by Jester King. If you see this, def get it!
02-10-2012 06:38:42 | More by gtermi
4.05/5 rDev +6%
The beer pours a light golden yellow with no head. The nose is outstanding with big notes of yeast, citrus fruit, and sugary sweetness. The taste doesn't translate with an overly hoppy, slightly gross aftertaste. I honestly don't like the intense hoppiness of this beer, it doesn't stay as clean as its nose. Overal I probably won't try this beer again, not my style.
05-06-2012 02:51:17 | More by ThePorterSorter
Thrash Metal Farmhouse Strong Ale from Jester King Brewery
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