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Commercial Suicide Oaked Farmhouse Mild - Jester King Brewery

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80
good

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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3.03/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A - What a nice looking pour. Dark brown, light tan head, pillowy but a quick fade to lacing.

S - Wood. Dust. Some odd yeast notes that don't recall beer elements. A strong scent that reminded me of wax. After the pour, which screamed quality, this was a real slap in the face. Not horrid, mind you, just an odor that failed to make me want to drink.

T - I struggle to find the appeal. There are things going on here - it is not that the beer is one-noted. But the dance of wood (from the oak I assume) with souring yeast offers little for me to grasp on to and relish.

M - The beer is quite drinkable, with no drying, booze, or burn to prevent it. A strange coating sensation recalls wax again, however. This lessens as the beer warms, but does not disappear.

O - Perhaps I miss the point, but this beer offers very little of interest. The flavors hit none of the points I recognize and value in my beer drinking. The sour elements were perhaps the only real interest, and they were quite muted. Out front was wood, but a little oak goes a long way. It wasn't a drain pour, but it was a disappointment.

Tsar_Riga, Apr 12, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

jkn09, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of Premo88
3.29/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

25.4 oz. bomber poured into nonic
(Batch #6 -- Dec. 2, 2013)

L: black-purple-red with no light, dark ruby red up to light ... very clear but a little debris floating in it (very little); almost no head, pours like it's flat ... tan foam reaches almost 1/4-inch thick but has huge airy bubbles in it, and the entire thing disappears quickly

S: super dry white wine ... sour grapes; as it warms, there's some wood-oak notes

T: oak, lemons, sour grapes, white wine -- it's like an oak-aged dry white wine ... quite sour and as different as anything I've ever tasted in the beer family. no typical hop or malt flavors ... the sour yeasty flavor dominates with some oak thrown in

F: watery, light, but the tartness and flavor makes this feel work fairly well ... it's got just enough carbonation to help fill it out

O: different. VERY different. i know almost nothing about the English dark mild, so it's hard for me to do any kind of expert analysis, but i'd imagine there's very little about this brew that tastes like an English mild. it is farmhouse all the way ... so sour

Jester King's commitment to the farmhouse yeast is commendable, even if some of their attempts at mixing styles don't quite work. This one is an interesting mix with some cool flavor, but it isn't the best I've had from JK.

Premo88, Mar 23, 2014
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2.98/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Undated bottle at 55 degrees into goblet
Aroma – muted oak sawdust
Head average (2.5 cm), frothy, light brown, rapidly diminishing to a thin layer
Lacing good
Body medium brown with a distinct red cast when held to light
Flavor mild, with no obvious hops. In fact, other than an oakiness, there is no defining flavor present. The malt is not obvious, nor is alcohol nor diacetyl.
Palate light to medium, dry, carbonation lively.

Very sessionable, but why? There is nothing to recommend the flavor except, perhaps, to an oak leaf roller. What JK is doing is commendable, but this offering does not make it for my taste.

Ozzylizard, Feb 08, 2014
Commercial Suicide Oaked Farmhouse Mild from Jester King Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 263 ratings.