El Cedro - Jester King Brewery
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Reviews by Pinknuggets:
4.35/5 rDev +6.9%
Bottle to Fantome Tulip
A: It is a golden yellow honey color with a thick fluffy white head that lasts for quite awhile leaving a pretty solid lacing. It is rather cloudy but there is some slight translucentitivity to the beer. Pretty good for a saison
S: Upfront it has a lemony aroma from the hops that is light and citrusy. As you get into it there is a definite brett farmhouse like funk but it is light as well. There is lots of depth from the cedar as it brings out the citrus with a wood like scent.
T: Upfront it is light and juicy with hints of lemony citrus, hay and grass, then the brett really comes out not necessarily with overpowering funk but definitely a prominent farmhouse flavor without being too much toward the horse blanket side of brett. The cedar is present in the background and really ties the whole beer together with a deep woody taste. Lastly there is a bit of spiciness in there that reminds you of a true Belgian saison.
M: The feel is medium between thick and thin, it is light in terms of drinkability but it is thick in terms of smoothness. It definitely has that significant barnyard funk but it is not overpowering and still very drinkable without being watery. There is basically no carbonation its not flat as much as it lacking carbonation, this does not come close to ruining the feel but I do have to mark it down here.
O: I really liked this beer it is good mix of traditional farmhouse saison with brett added and cedar to bring it all together. There really wasn't anything I didn't like about this beer it did not blow my mind but it is a great beer that I definitely recommend.
04-27-2013 02:47:37 | More by Pinknuggets
More User Reviews:
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
3.81/5 rDev -6.4%
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.
07-10-2013 02:25:42 | More by Sammy
3.75/5 rDev -7.9%
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.
05-12-2013 20:05:57 | More by thagr81us
El Cedro from Jester King Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 322 ratings.