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Commercial Suicide Oaked Farmhouse Mild - Jester King Brewery

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Ratings: 255
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 17.38%
Wants: 13
Gots: 38 | FT: 4
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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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
Photo of dirtylou
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
Photo of Gehrig13
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Gehrig13, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of Lawl3ss
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
Photo of ATXboozer
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

ATXboozer, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of channels321
3/5  rDev -14.5%

channels321, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of cfrobrew
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
Photo of cfh64
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

cfh64, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of brandon911
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

brandon911, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of inlimbo77
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
Photo of pmarlowe
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
Photo of chocosushi
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
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

bccocx, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of Daemose
5/5  rDev +42.5%

Daemose, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

Texasfan549, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of genitempo
4.05/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured from bottle to snifter. Allowed the bottle to stand for a bit, bringing it to a nice pouring temp at approximately 40 degrees. The body is a rich bronze with minimal CO2 activity (expected from s bottle-conditioned ale). Rocky beige head that leaves negligible trace.

S - Subtlety moves the nose. It's brightness is present, but not overly assertive. Hops polish off the scent, nothing ever even near overbearing. The oak hits the nostrils, it's presents felt more than smelt.

T - Again, the taste is delicate, but distinct. Complex, but not confusing. The malt and hops are very well-balanced, neither ever overbearing each other or creating nuances. The finish dries very well, presenting an oaky aftertaste, comparable to finishing a clove cigarette.

MF - As much as one can expect with a mild ale. Not too cumbersome on the palate, which I would expect with such a low booze brew.

O - The skill that reveals itself in pretty much every aspect of enjoying this beer proves that Jeff Stuffings' is a master of the craft; an artist delving into new grounds. Although Milds are not my favorite, I can honestly say that this recipe would rank at the top of those seeking such a sessionable beer. Bravo.

genitempo, Nov 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

kjkinsey, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of Grocerystowe
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

Grocerystowe, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of gtermi
3.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Beer pours a dark brown body with a creamy tan head. The head leaves a tiny bit of lacing on the glass as it fades.

S: The smell sort of reminds me a weaker Tumbler. It has a bit of nuttiness and some chocolate.

T: Like the smell, I get a good amount of nuttiness, a faint bit of cocoa and a tiny bit of sweet malt.

M: This beer is beyond smooth. There is a good amount of creaminess and has a tiny bit of tingle down my throat.

O: This reminds me a lot of Sierra Nevada Tumbler. It is pretty tasty and is easy to drink. This makes for a perfect low alcohol beer for the winter.

gtermi, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of cmoody91
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

cmoody91, Oct 25, 2012
Commercial Suicide Oaked Farmhouse Mild from Jester King Brewery
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