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El Cedro - Jester King Brewery

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322 Ratings
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Ratings: 322
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.81%
Wants: 53
Gots: 40 | FT: 2
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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Moerdertaktiken

Texas

4.46/5  rDev +9.6%

Poured from a 750ml Batch #4 bottled July 22nd 2013, consumed 12/21/13

Appearance: Right as I crack the bottle, huge citrus and brett notes escape. Pours a solid 3 finger head, even when poured passively. Medium-high carbonation. Gorgeous hay/straw hues, great lacing.

Aroma: Brett brett brett! First impression: Very "Jester King" barnyard aroma's. Anyone who has had more than a couple of their beers will detect this. Secondly, big citrus, lemon peel, spice and slight funk. A lot going on here. As it warms, i'm getting more of a funk and lighter fruits.

Taste: Matches and complements nose very well. I'm getting a lot of citrus, barnyard, funk and just the right touch of pine. I'm not getting a whole lot of Cedar; maybe i've never isolated that aroma...but definitely doesn't come to mind. Extremely dry and refreshing.

Overall: If one word could describe this brew, it would be "Balanced." Although very aggressive for the style, everything seems to come together very seamlessly. The hops and brett play off each other beautifully. Citrus and spice are the name of the game here. The bitterness is firm but not overwhelming. To really appreciate any Jester King brew, one must have more than a glass to really experience the complexity.

12-22-2013 00:15:44 | More by Moerdertaktiken
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Beerandraiderfan

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4.11/5  rDev +1%

Thanks to koufax21 for bringing this beer to March Madness 2013. Marquette Elite 8 baby!

Pours out a copper, golden and light orangey type of liquid. Small head on it, 1/3". Aromatics really hit you with the cedar and brett. Pretty nice right there. But wait, there's more! Hops. The hop bouquet seems primarily Cascade. Nice mix going on right there.

Its not quite Bitter Monk territory, but the taste function of the hops, cedar and brett really are enjoyable. Lacks the tartness and overall hoppy nouveau of the Monk, but this one is quite good in and of itself, even if it lacks the aggressiveness of style leader here. This one is more like an ipa than a saison in my opinion.

Mouthfeel had just the right carbonation to let three distinct tastes exist in harmony, nobody muscling the other out. Bitterness just right, plenty of wood, good very dry finish. The mix of cedar wood and pine hop flavor is pretty cool. A peppery edge to it as well.

Pretty complex and enjoyable beer. Screw David Hurley at the El Dorado for flip flopping over their committal to support out bottle share the entire week. I won't be recommending anyone have anything to do with the El Dorado ever again if we're gonna play that way. I give you money, you give me your word, you lie and go back on your word, I'm never going to give you money again.

Support craft beer. Respect craft beer. El Dorado Casino in Reno supports neither. But we did get this beer drank before the dishonesty took hold in a guy in a cheap $79 suit who manages a crappy bar.

05-16-2013 16:34:08 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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Refreshing and integrated ideas. A bit much wood, it impedes drinkability somewhat. maybe that would mellow, but I’m afraid the hops would to and I wanted something hoppy. Brett and farmhouse nicely in the aroma and finish. Enormous lasting foamy head and thick lace. Thanks Beerenberger.

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Served from bottle into a Jester King goblet (proper). Poured a slightly hazy yellow-orange with a three finger off-white head that grew and eventually subsided to one finger after sitting for quite some time. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, cedar, citrus, funk, and earth. The flavor was of sweet malt, citrus, fruit, wood, earth, and big funk. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. The combination of the cedar and funk was a definite new one on me to this degree especially when mixed with the saison aspect. This made for a quite refreshing brew that was very easy to drink on a nice day of weather in my area. Definitely worth your time.

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El Cedro from Jester King Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 322 ratings.