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Thrash Metal Farmhouse Strong Ale - Jester King Brewery

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174 Ratings
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Ratings: 174
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.87%
Wants: 64
Gots: 44 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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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Ratings: 174 | Reviews: 41
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -28%

Photo of DavidST
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a snifter, no bottle date. This pours a hazy golden brown color with a large off white head which has good retention and leaves a lacing. The smells are of a little funk, pepper, lemon grass. The feel is medium high carbonination. The taste is slightly bitter, some nice hops, a little alcohol head, a little funk, a very dry finish.

Photo of facundoCNB
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of kakashi
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Sammy
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fresh American style farmhouse yeast aroma. Enormous bubbly white head on hazy yellow. Smooth drinking and very drinkable farmhouse, with enough hops to keep it on the bitter side and interesting. Some spice in the finish, though I have had spicier bites in this style.

Photo of brentk56
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Like all of the Jester King beers, this one is a great looker, with the clear amber liquid capped by a massive head that leaves copious amounts of lace behind

Smell: A combination of the spicy yeast esters and piney hops

Taste: The hops are there from the outset, with a resinous, rotting pineapple character that is joined by the spicy yeast character that becomes quite peppery, in the middle; after the swallow, the spice and resins build to a crescendo that tingles the tongue

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with prickly carbonation; a hint of warmth in the gullet

Overall: Like Unibroue, many of the Jester King beers coverge in the mind due to the yeast they are using but this brewery still manages to create some very interesting brews; this is a very nice one with some powerful flavors

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of DRyan
4.07/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Orange/copper with very vigorous white head that dissipates quickly but leaves a lot of lacing
S: Sour and funky, citrusy, very faintly hoppy
T: Very slightly sour on the forefront – not as much as the nose would make you expect – nicely spicy, very light on the malt flavors and the bitterness; not sweet but not bitter, very well balanced
M: Tingly, smooth
D: Very drinkable, and would be very nice on a hot day.

Photo of cervezatejas
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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.

Photo of rudzud
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of pmarlowe
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

341st review. I can see the seeswo. I've got him in my sights.

Thanks to bentwookie for this and the rest of the complete Jester King collection. Tulip glass.

A: Pours orange-tinted golden, three fingers of pillowy white head. Very good retention and a few streaks of lace.

S: Dried sugar-coated pineapple, floral, sweet malt. Smells really nice.

T: strong floral notes (jasmine, hibiscus). Doesn't quite come together, and there's a lingering, slightly off bitterness/alcohol on the backend.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation which imparts a nice crispness. Round and slightly alcoholic body.

O: Pretty good. I think I missed the boat on the "piney, citrusy hops" per the label, but fortunately what's underneath is still tasty.

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 cvm4
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours cloudy orange with bright bubbles all around.

S - Citrus and grass comes to the forefront. Good farmhouse elements along with white grapes.

T - Malty and light caramel, develops into orange peel with a hoppy finish.

M - Kind of heavy on the tongue but the carbonation is very lively.

O - Love it... Reminds me of a heavier farmhouse ale.

Photo of jhhollier
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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Thrash Metal Farmhouse Strong Ale from Jester King Brewery
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