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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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rudzud

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.3%
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

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2012 00:09:01 | More by rudzud
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cdwil

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-18-2012 03:41:59 | More by cdwil
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.3%

06-19-2012 22:59:06 | More by Exiled
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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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gtermi

Texas

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

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!

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2012 06:38:42 | More by gtermi
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ncaudle

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

07-26-2013 23:04:35 | More by ncaudle
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wagenvolks

Texas

4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into an unmarked tulip glass.

Thrash Metal displays a murky, yet brightly colored goldenrod body with a tall cap of off-white foam. Lacing sticks to the edges of the glass. Aroma is rife with notes of tropical fruit, pine, and citrus from the dry-hopping. Belgian esters are phenolic and spicy in the background with a hint of booze chiming in with each sniff.

The flavor matches the aroma fairly well, with big, juicy bursts of orange flesh, pineapple, and mango. The Kent Golding hops are spicy and sharp, distinct yet juxtaposed nicely against the pungent, spicy Farmhouse yeast flavor. The booze is a bit unchecked, here, but it's forgivable. Mouthfeel is creamy thanks to the malted wheat, but spritzy with carbonation all the same. Finishes with a lingering alcohol and phenolic flavor. Overall, a unique offering from Jester King. Definitely a special occasion beer, and worth the effort to obtain.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 04:45:48 | More by wagenvolks
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duff247

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-18-2013 04:56:11 | More by duff247
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IrishColonial

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

06-30-2013 20:56:15 | More by IrishColonial
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jheezee

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-04-2013 16:14:29 | More by jheezee
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.1%

07-10-2013 22:35:55 | More by DonFrap
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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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TX-Badger

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +16.6%
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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inlimbo77

Delaware

3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2012 03:40:48 | More by inlimbo77
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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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jaasen64

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

05-03-2013 11:46:07 | More by jaasen64
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JohnBender

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

08-06-2012 18:14:22 | More by baybum
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BeerHunter76

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.3%

06-13-2012 22:43:24 | More by BeerHunter76
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2013 02:21:56 | More by facundoCNB
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +25%

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

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

08-04-2012 22:46:49 | More by bbadger
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LambicKing

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

07-08-2014 02:42:19 | More by LambicKing
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ms11781

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.3%

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

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

12-14-2013 20:52:54 | More by greenspointexas
Thrash Metal Farmhouse Strong Ale from Jester King Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.