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Thrash Metal Farmhouse Strong Ale - Jester King Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

157 Ratings
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Ratings: 157
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 14.47%
Wants: 55
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:
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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nataku00

California

3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Beer pours a clear copper color with a two fingers of loose off white bubbly head that quickly receded to a collar of bubbles. Plenty of carbonation streaming up from the bottom of the glass.

Nose is malty, toasted grain and caramel, a little grassy note. A red apple fruity ester note as it warms.

Taking a sip, malty upfront, caramel, toasted grain, fruity ester, apple and a light clove flavor. Finishes cleanly.

Medium body with plenty of soft carbonation that gently hits the tongue.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2012 03:20:10 | More by nataku00
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UTCengOwl

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-31-2012 23:17:53 | More by UTCengOwl
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kiki3drt292

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-31-2012 20:27:02 | More by kiki3drt292
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dumptruck81

Texas

3/5  rDev -21.1%

05-28-2012 18:17:51 | More by dumptruck81
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ms11781

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-24-2012 01:28:00 | More by ms11781
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valkyre65

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-23-2012 00:35:16 | More by valkyre65
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natemort13

California

4.33/5  rDev +13.9%
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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MrSunshine

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

05-19-2012 22:39:25 | More by MrSunshine
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beenitty

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-09-2012 02:03:53 | More by beenitty
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Danielbt

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-08-2012 21:11:02 | More by Danielbt
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sliverX

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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

Missouri

4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2012 02:51:17 | More by ThePorterSorter
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BierGiek

California

5/5  rDev +31.6%
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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UCLABrewN84

California

3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky honey orange with a 1 inch foamy orange-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks and dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, spices, yeast, and some herbal hop aromas. Taste is of citrus zest and alcohol up front with malty finish. There is a mild level of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but there is something in the taste that I can't put my finger on that is a bit odd.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2012 05:20:51 | More by UCLABrewN84
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BruceBruce

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

04-27-2012 23:16:49 | More by BruceBruce
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channels321

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-25-2012 04:35:03 | More by channels321
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ngeunit1

California

4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a very hazy golden-orange color with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of strong banana and orange, with some pepper, clove, other spices, farmhouse yeast esters, citrus hops, sweet malt, and a hint of booze.

T - Starts off with some citrus and banana flavor with some orange peel, lemon, and tangerine, with a bit of peppery spice in the background. Through the middle, more yeast character comes through with some clove alongside some sweet malts and a touch of pine hop and bitterness. Finish is a mix of banana, clove, farmhouse yeast esters, citrus flavors, and a hint of booze.

M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry, warming, and lightly sweet finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice balance of flavors with some strong citrus notes and malt flavors. The yeast flavor is also solid here.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2012 03:36:06 | More by ngeunit1
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setexascustoms

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

04-13-2012 01:32:23 | More by setexascustoms
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ATXRyan

Texas

1/5  rDev -73.7%

04-09-2012 15:00:26 | More by ATXRyan
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wattershed

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-06-2012 01:04:22 | More by wattershed
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elNopalero

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
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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Gobzilla

California

3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: poured a golden orange in color with yellow highlights and a nice finger of head which left plenty of lacing sticking to the glass.

S: lots of bretty notes upfront on the aroma with citrus, spice, and slight piney green hop notes as well.

T: the citrus flavor was more prominent on the palate with bretty yeast character, citrus accents, spice, and a touch of piney bitter dry hops on the backend.

M: the brew was light to medium in body with plenty of carbonation which had a hoppy, spice, bretty, citrusy, and prickly finish.

O: was a decent saison brew but was not a favorite, will definitely check out more of their beers though.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 07:36:19 | More by Gobzilla
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Thickfreakness

New York

4.48/5  rDev +17.9%
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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CliffBrake

New Hampshire

3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bright orange color with fine carbonation and a strong white head. Good retention with gobs of lacing.

Banana and citrusy esters with a touch of spice on the nose. Juicy orange flavor with a fair amount of sweetness and a brief mildly bitter finish. A bit of herbal hops and a warm alcohol presence attract more attention as the glass wears on.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2012 00:17:04 | More by CliffBrake
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wethorseblanket

California

4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy, slightly dark, yellowish orange with an off-white head leaving nice lace.

N: Floral and bready yeast with spicy black pepper and hoppy notes.

T: Farmhouse yeast shines through with the peppery spice combines well with fruity citrus. Alcohol heat is noticed on the finish.

M: Full bodied, medium carbonation. Somewhat dry finish.

O: Really enjoyed this. Not really a belgian strong pale ale, more of a hoppy imperial saison. Would like to have again.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2012 23:50:33 | More by wethorseblanket
Thrash Metal Farmhouse Strong Ale from Jester King Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.