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El Cedro - Jester King Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

426 Ratings
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Ratings: 426
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 62
Gots: 70 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Farmhouse ale hopped with piney, citrusy American hops, aged on Spanish Cedar spirals, and bottle conditioned with Brettanomyces yeast. Unfiltered, unpasteurized and naturally conditioned.

(Beer added by: lokieman on 01-11-2013)
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4.6/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A bit of a dull lemon body color, but opaque and even throughout, with just the mild appearance of some columnar middle rising carbonation. Big thick and fluffy to creamy rocking head. Clumped out like shampoo and a big mountain capped range. Thick and clingy lots of staying power, and nicely following up with a few white streams coming up the sides. Great looking saison.

Fantastic aroma. Huge fruit notes of tropical pineaplle with a cedar wood box like action. Juiced front with big notes of fresh fruit quality, cigar box aromas, white pepper mild heat and softness, and leafy mild pipe tobacco. Bouquet is just really pleasing, a wonderful combination that seems to bounce of each other and balance nicely, with neither one dominating but you can easily move between to enjoy.

Palate brings the goods, but just a taste of the unexpected. Much more pepper hot front, that really get amplified with this great cedar dusty flavor in the mid palate. The pineapple and tropical juices flow next, big and expressive and coat all over. A bit more heat and hot like yeast comes out more which the cedar really seems to amplify. Big funk notes and tones, with lots of farmhouse expression and tingly carbonation. Moderate hop bitterness, but definitely more farmhouse control, and lovely tropical accents that finish on the swallow.

A real fascinating brew, delicious and full of flavor. It goes a little off to extreme just slightly but manages to pull back itself to terra firma while drinking. Minor improvements, but comes to splitting hairs. Real fun too. Such a sucker for good use of cedar in a beer.

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Cloudy yellow/orange. Tart grapefruit citrus, black pepper, brett funk mixing with the cedar to lend a bitter, soapy quality that sticks to your gums at the finish. If soapy brett isn't your thing, this isn't the beer for you. Very good overall.

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El Cedro from Jester King Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 426 ratings.