El Cedro - Jester King Brewery
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Reviews by macrosmatic:
4.54/5 rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Thanks to Daemose for this bottle! Reviewed from notes. Poured from 750 mL bottle into a Russian River pint glass.
A: Hazy, light gold to apricot color. Forms a sizable fluffy white head even with a gentle pour, despite lowish visible carbonation.
S: Huge funk, barnyard, cedar, some citrus (grapefruit) and mild tropical fruit (pineapple, mango).
T: Cedar punch up front with hop bitterness, then barnyard funk, citrus (lemon and grapefruit), the cracker malt backbone, then some more barnyard funk at the end. All of which fades into a dry finish.
M: Light bodied with a bubbly, almost champagne-like mouthful. The alcohol present is well-hidden.
O: Wow, this was awesome. I'm quite curious as to how it would age. It reminds of the Cedar-aged Dos Costas Oeste, but with lots more funk. My only complaint is there is a lot of dry and bitter flavors with very little balancing sweetness. But this is a mild complaint only. This isn't a beer for the faint-hearted, or one that I'd recommend for someone starting with funky beers. But I am really impressed with my first Jester King bottle.
Serving type: bottle
04-09-2013 00:21:26 | More by macrosmatic
More User Reviews:
4.75/5 rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Bottle: Poured a light dirty beige color ale with a giant white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of fruity hops with light mango notes with dry Brett notes and some light spicy notes form the cedar. Taste is also dominated by light mango fruity notes with some spicy notes from the cedar and the dry aftertaste and funky notes from the yeast. Body is full with limited filtration and good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Incredible amount of complexity can be found in this beer but it also retains an extremely high level of drinkability.
Serving type: bottle
06-05-2014 20:23:47 | More by Phyl21ca
El Cedro from Jester King Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 313 ratings.