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Commercial Suicide Oaked Farmhouse Mild - Jester King Brewery

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292 Ratings
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Ratings: 292
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 17.05%
Wants: 12
Gots: 43 | FT: 3
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Texas, United States

Style | ABV
English Dark Mild Ale |  3.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 10-22-2012

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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Photo of RickS95
2.81/5  rDev -20.2%
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.

Photo of duff247
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of PaulUH
4/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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2/5  rDev -43.2%

Photo of acurtis
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of beernads
2.5/5  rDev -29%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Resuin
3.51/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a belgian-style stemmed glass. No bottling date on bottle.

Appearance: Pours a translucent dark brown/raisin color and leaves a couple fingers of fluffy off-white head.

Smell: Figs, raisins, light grassy funk, light cherry, tree bark, mild oak.

Taste: Oak, tobacco, raisins, figs, nuttiness, light maple, light molasses, malts.

Mouth-feel: Very light body with a medium carbonation. Very smooth finish. Carbonation is a bit odd, it gives the impression of being artificially carbonated even though it is my understanding that it is not.

Overall: An interesting brew for sure. Extremely light body, and while the flavors are all fairly light, it has a pretty complex flavor profile. Plenty of woodiness and nuttiness along with some mild funk. Interesting, but not quite to my tastes - the tobacco/woody elements were not altogether pleasant for me. Not bad though.

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of DavoleBomb
2.85/5  rDev -19%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured into a perfect pint. This one isn't a gusher like the last JK I opened, but it is overcarbed.

2.75 A: Fairly clear deep amber color. Four plus fingers of foamy tan head. Retention is poor and no lacing is left.

2.75 S: Nose on this isn't really strong, but I guess that's what I was expecting. However, it also isn't very interesting. The main focus is a dry woodiness with herbal notes. It's not bad, just kinda boring.

2.75 T: Taste is also lackluster. I'm not saying this because it is 3.5%, I'm saying that because it can't hold up with any of the other session beers I've had. Again dry woodiness, a few layers of herbalness and not much else. Maybe a touch of toastiness.

3.25 M: Lighter body. Good moderate carbonation despite the appearance. Lightly creamy and smooth.

3.0 D: It's okay, but it's boring, even for a session beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of JMScowcroft
3.71/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jester King Brewery - Commercial Suicide Oaked Farmhouse Mild, poured into a Fiddlehead snifter.

Look - Pours dark brown-black with see through around the edges and a big foamy head that runs away fast. Sticky lacing here and there.

Smell - Gently roasted Munich barley with quite a yeasty aftereffect. Oak notes.

Taste - Malty and syrupy, dark and roasted. Oak for sure here. Unfortunately the taste almost knocks this brew flat on its ass.

Mouthfeel - Slighty sticky roasted feel. Light to medium bodied. Very drinkable. Oak rests on the palate and mostly coats the mouth for sure.

Overall - Jester King has a knack for it and while this one isn't perfect, it is still a good brew. Milds are best enjoyed fresh off the tap, if I'm ever in the area I'll have to stop by and try it again.

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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Commercial Suicide Oaked Farmhouse Mild from Jester King Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 292 ratings.