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El Cedro - Jester King Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
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311 Ratings
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Ratings: 311
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 51
Gots: 39 | FT: 1
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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twiggamortis420

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4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle pours a heavily hazed gold color with a plentiful cap of white head. Nice retention and lacing, pretty damn good looking beer here.

Nose is stronger on the brett than I anticipated and the cedar wood plays along quite well with it. Lemony, tart, slight funk and cedar planks. Hops are strangely tropical and fruity...one would probably have expected something piney. It all works nicely though, impressed so far.

Taste is an excellent blend of hop flavor and brett. The citra hops stand out to me and I probably would have guessed Sorachi with the mad lemon flavors I am getting, though I see that is not one of the hops used. The wood is subdued, which is surprising with the combination of cedar and brett. The brett is lighter on the flavor than it was on the nose, but still imparts both funk and dry tartness. Yeast does more than it appears, I think, with lots of traditional saison flavors oozing out of the brett and wood facade. Mouthfeel is light and airy due to the light malt bill, but the fine carbonation gives it a smooth, buttery feel that is very nice. I have not been this impressed by a JK beer in awhile...I did not expect to like this beer as much as I do...I really dont have a single bad thing to say about it. An excellent example of a saison, well done JK...well done indeed.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2013 01:50:26 | More by twiggamortis420
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El Cedro from Jester King Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 311 ratings.