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El Cedro - Jester King Brewery

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411 Ratings
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Ratings: 411
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.81%
Wants: 59
Gots: 64 | 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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Reviews by heygeebee:
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4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From Leura.

A - lovely .... Golden haze, fluffy wonderful head, lace to die for.

S - sour, earthy hops, tropics

T - integrated citrus, pineapple, funk, Brett, hint of pine, balanced not overpowering hops...

M - zesty, well carbonated, alcohol well hidden.

O - sensational brew.... Take a Saison recipe, and amp it up with hop and barrel notes... Not as dry as other JK beers I have had, and on the money. Delight to drink.

heygeebee, Jun 01, 2013
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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.

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El Cedro from Jester King Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 411 ratings.