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Commercial Suicide Oaked Farmhouse Mild - Jester King Brewery

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263 Ratings
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Ratings: 263
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 17.09%
Wants: 14
Gots: 39 | FT: 3
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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4.75/5  rDev +35.3%

TX-Badger, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of BEERchitect
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

BEERchitect, Jan 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Magery, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of freduardo
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

freduardo, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
4.18/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

ZombiesAteMyDog, Dec 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14%

duceswild, Dec 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

mendvicdog, Dec 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14%

DRBiser, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

MattSweatshirt, Dec 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

dirtylou, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of darocny
4.45/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

darocny, Dec 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Gehrig13, Dec 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14%

Lawl3ss, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of DavidST
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

DavidST, Dec 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

JohnBender, Dec 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

ATXboozer, Nov 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

channels321, Nov 25, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2012 Bottle
served in a New Belgium tulip

A: Very dark reddish brown with a thin head and lots of small bubbles

S: Strong malt character smell with a slight nuttiness and bitterness very dark ESB type of smell

T: Very bright taste with a nut flavor and malt character. Nice traditional english flavor with some oak characters. Though the oak flavor is not over powering.

M: Very bright nice beer to drink, smooth and enjoyable

O: I really enjoyed this beer, the first sour I ever had was a sour version of this beer, I loved it and I like this version almost as much. Great beer, I typically dont love non sour jester king beers but this one is great! I would certainly buy more, especially at this price point. Very drinkable...

cfrobrew, Nov 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

cfh64, Nov 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

brandon911, Nov 20, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, Fall '12
Lost Abbey tulip

A: Pours a cloudy hazy reddish hued brown. About a half finger of off white or light tan head. Good carbonation. Tiny bubbles.

S: On the nose, getting nuttiness. Caramel. Slight woody vanilla hints. Not getting much of the farmhouse yeast? Maybe some spice notes. Smells like a nice bitter.

T: Definitely pulling those traditional English bitter or mild notes. Getting some light caramel like flavors. Some nuttiness. In the mid palate you do taste that slight twang of the yeast strain. A really dry finish, with lingering flavors of those oak spirals.

M: It's light leading to medium. Heavily carbonated. Very easy drinking.

inlimbo77, Nov 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14%

pmarlowe, Nov 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

abex44, Nov 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14%

BeerHunter76, Nov 12, 2012
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3.96/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tasted w/ Heavy D & Saramisu
Watou Chalice

A ~ Dark Auburn w/ very delicate carb & splotches of lace.

S ~ Caramel malt, bread crust, mild cocoa...faint vanilla/oak notes.

T ~ Toasted bread..light roast character..Farmhouse yeast really ties
everything together & adds a nice ester component to the flavor

M ~ Dry & Toasty..Very mild funk. Goes down very easily.

D ~ Super drinkable, & just as good if not better than the first time I had it.
I love seeing beers that show how flavor can be imparted w/out increasing the ABV tenfold. Thanks brad.

chocosushi, Nov 10, 2012
Commercial Suicide Oaked Farmhouse Mild from Jester King Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 263 ratings.