Commercial Suicide Oaked Farmhouse Mild - Jester King Brewery

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80
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288 Ratings
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Ratings: 288
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 17.09%
Wants: 12
Gots: 39 | FT: 2
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:
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.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 10-22-2012)
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3.8/5  rDev +8.3%
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
3.65/5  rDev +4%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.28/5  rDev +21.9%
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 +7.1%
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
3.28/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of BlackBelt5112203
4.13/5  rDev +17.7%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of andys_war_hall
3.09/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a tulip.

A: Poured a dark ruby brown, with a thick two finger head that quickly disappeared. The beer had a nice clarity to it with no sediment in the glass.

S: Smells slightly of fresh baked bread. Also picking up a strong oak presence due to the barrels it was stored in.

T: Lots of oak on the first sip. Toasty bread and lots more oak on the way down. The aftertaste reminded me of sipping on a nice whisky. With some warming up the taste becomes more complex. I recommend letting this warm up a bit before consuming. As always, the oak flavor was more pronounced, along with a nice nuttiness and the sweetness of a whisky really came through.

M: Very smooth, mildly carbonated, tickled a little on the way down.

O: Overall I am glad that I picked this up. It is not one that I would seek out again, but glad I had the chance to try another beer from Jester King. I never know what to expect when I pop open one of their beers, and that always has me excited.

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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

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1.25/5  rDev -64.4%

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Commercial Suicide Oaked Farmhouse Mild from Jester King Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 288 ratings.