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Thrash Metal Farmhouse Strong Ale - Jester King Brewery

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86
very good

173 Ratings
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Ratings: 173
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.91%
Wants: 59
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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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy orange with plenty of yellowing around the edges of my tulip glass. This thing is effervescent as all hell. Tons of carbonation is visible and a monstrous white fluffy head is produced.

There is a farmhouse yeast funky quality with the hops are right underneath it producing orange and grassy aromas.

Big funky and citrus(orange and lemon) elements on the palette. Mmmm, musty oranges. Slight bitterness and alcohol presence. You do get some malty sweetness.

Medium bodied mouthfeel. There is a lively carbonation. Quite crisp and could make for a good summer type beer. Who cares if its 100 degrees and 9.3 abv.

Zesty popped in my head while drinking this. I realized I have no thrash metal to listen to while imbibing. I was all good when putting back some Black Metal. I liked this beer but just like thrash metal in general I'm not overly impressed.

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4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jester King
Thrash Metal
750ml, Winter 2012
Deschutes tulip

A: Huge hiss upon opening.  Hazy light orange color.  Three fingers of slightly off white fluffy, rocky head.  Tons of carbonation, tiny bubbles streaming off the bottom of the glass.  Tons!  Seems like there will be some lacing here, but the head is hiding it. *** I had a bottle stopper in the bottle, and due to the crazy carb it popped out on the table.

S: I get those Euro, East Kent Goldings, hops.  Light, citrusy and grassy.  Also, getting those farmhouse like esters.  Maybe some light white grape notes.  Sort of vinous. 

T: Tips of the tongue, I get those nice crisp citrus like hop varieties.  It's a very pronounced flavor profile.  I the middle of the mouth you get some of the traditional Saison notes: spicy peppery notes, light barnyard funk, etc.  It's not as good as others in the style.  Maybe a touch too boozy, but the carbonation helps to clear the palate and hide that a little bit.  This is a good thing.

M: Medium bodied.  Lots of prickly carbonation.  Helps clear the palate and thin it.

O: Jester King has better offerings, that is for sure.

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 6.10.12.

A - Poursa cloudy dark orange with a lively large light tan head that fades down pretty quickly.

S - Very subtle. SOme citrus, pine and Bret does come out.

T - Sweet citrusy-pine, and some Bret.

D - Good carbonation and a light body.

O - Unique beer here. Bret and some funky citrus, a touch of hoppy resin as well.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.43/5  rDev -10%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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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.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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