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Commercial Suicide Oaked Farmhouse Mild - Jester King Brewery

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Reviews: 53
Hads: 336
Avg: 3.59
pDev: 15.88%
Wants: 15
Gots: 59 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
English Dark Mild Ale |  3.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: elNopalero on 02-14-2012

English pub ale meets the French farmhouse tradition and American oak aging in this dry, drinkable farmhouse mild ale. Full-flavored, but brewed with enough restraint to be highly sessionable. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and naturally conditioned.
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Reviews: 53 | Hads: 336
Reviews by jlindros:
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3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice fluffy 1.5 finger head that fades pretty quickly initially, but then slows and maintains a nice almost 1 finger head with nice lacing, very dark molasses brown colored beer with some ruby light sneaking through.

Nose is unique, it has some English red ale like aromas, with red malts, caramel, toffee, toasty, candy malts, with some herbal hops, slight vegetal and earthy, but that all quickly fades to tons and tons of buttery oak, and light toasted oak that just overpowers everything else quickly and after a few seconds you can't even tell there's a beer under there.

Taste starts with a caramel sweet candy malt, molasses as well, with a light sour malt flavor in the middle, reddish malts mostly, little toasty and candy flavored, and light buttery toffee, faint yeasty. Then into hops, light herbal hops, little earthy, mild bitterness. Then again just overpowered by oak, toasty buttery oak, as well as a slight medicinal flavor that I can't put a finger on what the real off flavor is... the sour malt flavor increases the more I sip it, a bit yeasty, and just a touch of an earthy farmhouse flavor. Finish is dry, very dry, lingering bitterness from light earthy hops, a bit of a candy flavor, with some yeasty flavors, and a bit more buttery oak.

Mouth is med to lighter bodied, plenty of carb.

Overall meh, nothing really special, I like that they tried something new but this doesn't go far, malts are meh, hops are even more meh, yeast could be nice if it brought more flavor other than the yeasty flavor, and oak just overpowers everything to the point where all you really get is oak and light sour candy malts.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of champ103
2.51/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a chocolate brown/ruby red color. A pathetic bubbly white head forms and vanishes in a second with no lace. From the look, there seems to be almost no carbonation to this at all.
S: Mild oak, smoke, and vanilla in the nose. Followed by an astringent, almost metallic aroma. A strange acidic twang.
T: Ug, no better here. Very mild oak and vanilla flavors. Burnt toast. Astringent with a metallic tiny flavor. Again, a strange acidity. Not good.
M/D: To say this is light is generous. So paper thin, and hardly any carbonation here. Not something I care to come back to or finish.

After a very surprising beer in RU-55, I follow it up with this. I remember loving this beer when it was not "farmhouse." The original version was great, especially on cask. This is a thin, unappealing beer that has no business in the English mild or farmhouse styles. A complete mess.

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

If I lowered my rating to closer to the current average, what contribution have I made?

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1/5  rDev -72.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Justify rating with a review? I didn't like it very much.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.52/5  rDev -1.9%

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2/5  rDev -44.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

Photo of weonfire
3.19/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter

A - Deep brown, certainly cannot see through. about 2 inches of white/ light brown head. head faded within a few minutes.

S - smoked porter?

T - very light. mild. smoked flavor.

M - watery. low viscosity

O - Its a replacement for water. Not suggesting this is anything close to BMC. Most likely won't ever purchase again. $8 smoked water? na....

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3.3/5  rDev -8.1%

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2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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2.87/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Much darker than one would expect given it's low ABV, but the pour is a clear dark brown. It's dark enough that you don't see how clear it is unless it's held near a light source. The head is beige and a finger thick, but lacks in retention.

The smells are subtle, even with swirling. Strangely, smells of veggies. Some dark fruits, caramel, and smoke.

I don't care for the taste. Reminds me of watered down cola, though the carbonation is there. Earthy tastes, with hops most noticeable in the finish.

Very loose, watery feel. Light bodied despite the color. High carbonation, prickly feel in the swallow. Lingering bitterness.

It doesn't work for me. Tastes and feels lager-like, with the exception of the carbonation, nothing jumps at me.

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Commercial Suicide Oaked Farmhouse Mild from Jester King Brewery
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