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Commercial Suicide Oaked Farmhouse Mild - Jester King Brewery

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80
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295 Ratings
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Ratings: 295
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 17.05%
Wants: 12
Gots: 43 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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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 MRsojourner
3.93/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Appearance is dark brown with a off white almost tan head.
Aroma is initially oaky and caramel and Munich notes.
Taste is woody and winey and a bit of smoke and some strange phenols from the yeast but its not off putting in any way. A little thin but that was to be expected. Nice session beer that I'm glad I bought. Leaves you thinking but gives you room to move around and drink the whole bottle. Valient effort. Don't understand the low scores(

Photo of Compton25
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of NateMac13
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of dunix
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Knapp85
3.28/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured out as a murky brown color with a light tan head on top. The retention is and lacing on this beer were impressive and long lasting. The smell gives off earthy toasted malt aromas as well as some subtle oak in there as well. The taste is malty and dry, slightly bitter but a bit one dimensional. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, good level of carbonation but very dry. Overall it's a decent beer but nothing I'd seek out again.

Photo of Tiernan
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of jlindros
3.52/5  rDev 0%
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.

Photo of Gobzilla
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of SupremePie
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.81/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle I brought to share at Retsinis' tasting.

Pours a murky brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, and some roasted nut aromas. Taste is much the same with nutty flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is flavorful and easy to drink for the ABV.

Photo of thagr81us
3.67/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served from bottle into a Hill Farmstead oversized wine glass. Poured a massively dark brown with a two finger light tan head that subsided to one finger very slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, bread, fruit, wood, and subtle spices. The flavor was of sweet malt, bread, fruit, spice, dark chocolate, and subtle wood. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was apretty decent brew. I went into this one truthfully expecting to find something awesome in this one. What I found however didn't really jump out at me like I would have hoped. There was a nice bit of things going on in this one which was nice to find. Really wish there would have been a bit of dark fruit going on in this one to balance it out some. But hey, you can't win them all. Definitely worth your time if you get the chance.

Photo of BeastLU
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of BJasny
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of ngeunit1
4.26/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark black-brown with a finger of frothy khaki head. Fades fairly slowly.

S - Sweet caramel and chocolate malts, oak, Belgian yeast, some mild spices, nuttiness, and some dark fruit esters.

T - Sweet caramel and chocolate malts, oak, Belgian yeast, pepper, other spices, nuttiness, dark fruit esters, vanilla.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet, oaky, and spicy finish.

D - Nice oaked mild. Great overall balance with a different mix of flavors.

Photo of cvm4
3.76/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours purple brown in color with a creamy colored head.

S - Very malty & toasty, a bit of nuts & caramel. Also, there's a big helping of oakiness.

T - Starts off with some light malts & spices. Develops into a bit of sour apple & ends with a dry oak finish.

M - Light body, effervescent, high carbonation, dry on the palette.

O - A great cross between an English ale & a farmhouse ale.

Photo of avalon07
3.3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark brown color and a thick, murky texture. There was a half inch of foamy head that lasted an average amount of time. OK lacing.

S: A decent aroma with a good amount of hops, chocolate, and malt. Very subtle.

T: Tasted of hops (a medium amount), chocolate malt, and a bit of malt. While the flavor here does have some good aspects, it's a little on the thin side (this might be due to the character of the style). Could have been better.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: An OK beer, but nothing particularly special. Not undrinkable, but not awful either.

Photo of PatGreer
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of JeffSuttonTX
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of htdoerge
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of ADTaber
3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of ckeegan04
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of BlackBelt5112203
4.14/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle poured into a nonic pint glass at cellar-fridge temperature.

L – Brown color with a humungous 5-finger frothy, foamy, cream-colored head. Amazing retention but only patches of lacing.

S – Lots of malty aromas with caramel, nutty, and toasted notes, along with cloves from the farmhouse yeast, a hint of figs, and a noticeable but pleasant amount of woody oak.

T – It starts off with toasted, nutty malts and spicy cloves and gradually progresses to a sweeter malty presence with caramel and juicy fig notes. Toward the finish, the dry, woody oak makes an appearance. The taste is definitely mild and all the right flavors are here.

F – Light-to-medium-bodied with good carbonation, a creamy and mouth-coating feel, and a moderately sweet and dry finish. Oaky dryness lingers for a bit.

O – This is a nice English mild. All of the right aromas and flavors are there, and the mouthfeel is spot on for a sessionable mild. I don’t really get the low score here. Does it have as much flavor as a DIPA or sour or pack as much of a punch as a barleywine or RIS? Of course not. Is it supposed to? Absolutely not. This beer is meant to be mild (it’s in the name after all) and to be drunk in large quantities without putting you on your ass. This beer fulfills both of those requirements and is tasty at that. Nice beer from Jester King.

Photo of rolltide8425
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

Commercial Suicide Oaked Farmhouse Mild from Jester King Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 295 ratings.