Commercial Suicide Oaked Farmhouse Mild - Jester King Brewery
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3.58/5 rDev +2%
A - Dark brown with ruby highlights and a thin tan head.
S - Nutty malt and chocolate with some oak. As it warmed the oak became fairly dominant.
T - Nutty with cocoa and some oak. As with the aroma the oak becomes very powerful as it warms and kills the great mild ale that once existed.
M - Light bodied and smooth with oaky tannin.
D - The base beer seems like a great mild but the oak becomes overpowering as it warms.
01-13-2013 02:09:16 | More by brewcrew76
3.53/5 rDev +0.6%
Where the pub meets the farm and where the session meets the table- Jester King strives to achieve the perfect blend when blending what's best about those low-gravity "session" ales of England and the "table" beers of Belgium.
Upon the billowing pour, the tawny bronze beer unleashes its voluminous sandy head that shows much more than cask ale character- instead, it's the carbonation and head structure that declares Belgium artistry. Clumped lace and semi-firm retention relaxes first to a creamy texture and then to a mild bead around the edge.
Mild aromas of caramel and wood rise first, and do so with overall nutty undertones of pecan and walnut. Oak and starchy malts command the nose deeper as the session lingers and draws in light peppery and fruit tones that add complexity without becoming part of the overall story.
Nutty flavors latch onto the mouth and resonate with the taste of pecan and walnut- though these flavors are the boldest, the beer's taste is not overly bold- instead mild, with the foundation of spaghetti starch-like malts rising to give a smooth creamy taste to the nutty flavors. Light parmesan, black pepper, dried oak, and light whipping cream come into the fray and allow for a gentle building of complexity. But all of the taste happens from early to middle palate, leaving a shell of the beer lingering onward after that.
Its dry creamy body seems a juxtaposition in terms, but the starchy texture seemingly floats above the tongue and allows its well-attenuated maltiness to deliver impressions of "sweet" but without the feel of "sweet". Instead, the dry fleeting malt allows for a powdery wood texture, light peppery bite, and very mild alcohol to close the beer with a snappy finish.
Oddly compelling in taste and texture, the beer leaves much left to be wanted in a single drinking session, but paired with herb-infused sausages and a slight marmalade glaze would set the ale off nicely! It just begs for the dinner table.
01-02-2013 05:03:45 | More by BEERchitect
4.18/5 rDev +19.1%
Poured into my new Jester King goblet, which is the same glass as my Founders Better Half goblet, yet more aesthetically pleasing.
A - It's warm and dark, yet thin and opaque. There's a strong amount of carbonation with a tan/mushroom-colored head. Good amount of head retention and nice lacing.
S - Big malts...an English bitter for sure. As it warmed, it got more of an oak presence.
T - Lovely: chocolate, oak, charcoal, dried dark fruit... Yeast and some sweet nuttiness followed by a faint sour quality. There is a lot going on, but it is highly restrained and subtle at the same time. I really appreciate the subtle qualities being presented. This could have easily been overkill...
M - It remindes me of the appearance: dark, dry, and thin... That is the only downside for me: too thin and slightly too dry. The dryness brings out more of the smoky quality, or is it vice versa?
O - This is a delishious session... It really grew on me the more I drank it. I'm glad we occasionally get jester king brews brought to us.
12-24-2012 03:59:08 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
3.5/5 rDev -0.3%
Poured into a nonic pint glass from the big ol 750 bottle.
A fluffy off white head that falls down fairly fast but with good retention sits atop a clear orangey brown body. Amber highlights in the light.
Has a slighty toasted nutty thing going on. Chocolate, herbal/grassy hops and wood.
Sort of tastes like a nutty cola. A discernible hop quality and a faint bitterness. The oak is there and definitely makes its presence known in the dried out aftertaste. Odd little sour tangy thing going on in there which is interesting. Super light and easy drinking body.
I’m going to vote for this to be in 6 packs in the future.
12-20-2012 04:53:13 | More by MattSweatshirt
4.45/5 rDev +26.8%
A: Dark mahogany color. Retains thin head for awhile. Vigorous carbonation.
S: Sweet malt with woody notes.
T: Lots of complexity and great balance of flavors. Malty sweet with a reserved, pitch-perfect woodiness. Nutty flavors with a dryness that rounds everything out. Great stuff.
M: Tremendous creaminess for the style. Carbonation keeps working throughout. Easy drinking, but repeatedly draws you back in for more.
O: This is one of the best of JK's regular line up so far. It packs in a lot of complexity for a low-abv beer. Given its price, it makes for an excellent semi-regular treat throughout the year. Highly sessionable, but with so much complexity, makes this beer drinkable year-round and any day of the week.
12-16-2012 20:35:54 | More by darocny
4/5 rDev +14%
Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint/tulip glass, Oaked farmhouse version, no bottle date. This pours a dark brown, mahoganyish color with a three finger tan head which quickly loses half its size then remains as a a thin film. The smells are of a very strong malty type, a little nuttiness, caramel, a little oak but not as prominent as the others. The feel is surprising thicker than I was expecting, mid to thick. The taste is pretty good, full flavored for a 3.5% abv beer, the taste is like the smell a little nutty flavor, loads of malts, caramel and a hint of vanilla.
12-03-2012 02:24:06 | More by DavidST
Commercial Suicide Oaked Farmhouse Mild from Jester King Brewery
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