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El Cedro - Jester King Brewery

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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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jheezee

Texas

5/5  rDev +22.5%

02-04-2013 16:14:07 | More by jheezee
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tvl89

Texas

5/5  rDev +22.5%

04-19-2013 02:21:28 | More by tvl89
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StevenLaValley

Texas

5/5  rDev +22.5%

10-31-2013 04:08:20 | More by StevenLaValley
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J_Dub

Texas

5/5  rDev +22.5%

09-14-2013 18:29:27 | More by J_Dub
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elNopalero

Texas

5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This pours a wonderful straw-golden color with tremendous billowy clouds of foam atop. The foam takes its time dying down too.

Wow, this is brett-tastic! The aroma has a kiss of brett to it which turns into a full-fledged pucker on the lips when tasted.

The aroma has this incredible vibrancy to it, it’s like a sun-warmed lemon burst into fiery zest and then got smacked by some light brett, lending it an unparalleled complexity which develops as it warms. The taste is equally as rich and layered, with the lemony-straw hop character in tandem with a oh-so-light but definitely present funky characteristic, from farmhouse yeast and some cedar and the brett notes. It’s an incredible brew and easily one of the best I’ve had in a long time.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2013 20:01:19 | More by elNopalero
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starkmarvelo

Texas

5/5  rDev +22.5%

02-21-2013 03:18:48 | More by starkmarvelo
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miggs3030

New Mexico

5/5  rDev +22.5%

06-29-2014 15:50:47 | More by miggs3030
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +22.5%

03-19-2013 21:11:58 | More by PatGreer
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BrutalSusan

Texas

4.8/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

this beer is like walking through a dry and hoppy texas "forest" (no forests or hops in texas, just sparse trees). the smell is incredible.

smells woody, hoppy, floral and fantastic.

tastes REALLY GOOD. the cedar adds so much to the flavor. it blends so well with the hops that had you not known about the cedar component, you'd think the greatest brand new, albeit bastardized, strain of hop had just been invented.

finishes dry.

This is the first time that i've had cedar fever and been happy.

i love you jester king.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 08:09:51 | More by BrutalSusan
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BruceBruce

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

02-16-2013 21:17:38 | More by BruceBruce
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bccocx

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

01-25-2013 15:14:01 | More by bccocx
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

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
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Beer_lover89

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

08-14-2013 12:00:16 | More by Beer_lover89
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JohnBender

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

05-03-2013 00:01:49 | More by JohnBender
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pauldevay

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

05-21-2013 18:43:00 | More by pauldevay
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JustCallMeALal


4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

02-18-2014 19:59:54 | More by JustCallMeALal
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Joshjv

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

11-13-2013 00:44:12 | More by Joshjv
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Elprico

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

11-26-2013 01:49:23 | More by Elprico
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EGreen

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

02-10-2014 02:25:59 | More by EGreen
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wtkphoto

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

03-01-2013 06:09:39 | More by wtkphoto
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nick0909

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

10-16-2013 01:43:20 | More by nick0909
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.73/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

a cloudy orangey pour with 2 fingers of foamy detergent like white head. smells of cedar (LOVE THIS SMELL), grassy hops, jasmine, brettanomyces typical scents.. this is about to blow my mind i have a feeling. lots of cedar flavor with a hoppy grassy bitterness and a wonderful bretty aftertaste.. lots of lemon/grapefruit citrus notes.. the cedar really makes this beer amazing honestly. medium body with a modest amount of carbonation. really the only thing this could've had to make it better was champagne-like carbonation. honestly, it doesn't make much of a difference in my overall decision to name this as one of my top 10 beers this year.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2013 01:35:24 | More by facundoCNB
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brewtus

Ohio

4.71/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into wine glass. Pours hazy orange with a huge white frothy head. Smell is peppery, citrusy hops, oak, some orange, some lavander, very funky. Tastes is very earthy, lots of Saison funk, plenty of juicy west coast hops, tons of cedar flavor, some subtle citrus fruit, again I bet lavander, some rosemary. Perfect amount of carbonation. This beer is certainly very complex, hoppy but funky, the cedar comes through very nicely but doesn't over power the farmhouse flavors. The hops are also perfectly balanced. S glad I got to try this. A unique brew that exceeded my expectations .

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2013 22:30:24 | More by brewtus
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dar482

New York

4.64/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in a dark orange color.

The aroma is tons of citrus hops and cedar. A breadiness, some yeast, Brett funk.

The flavor is just fantastic. The flavor hits in the front of citrus and tropical notes. Then it moves onto Brett and funk. Then onto that drying aggressive cedar note. Huge complexity as this beer moves on throughout its multiple flavors and transitions very well.

A very dry beer as the cedar and wood attacks on the finish.

An absolutely gorgeous beer in the sense that it is so different. It combines each element extremely well.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 09:43:30 | More by dar482
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ADZA

Australia

4.63/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

This is my second bottle of this in some ways I think that's all I need to say on this review as its def in a world of its own but ill explain a little more it pours a slight hazed golden hue with the fluffiest four finger ever rising head and stacks of clingy lacing everywhere absolutely gorgeous looking,the smell is pineapple,piney hops,Brett,funk and citrus beautiful balance,the mouthfeel is medium bodied with minimal carbonation and the taste is sublime with tastes of piney bitter hops,citrus,pineapple,Brett,farmhouse funk a slight touch if cedar and finished with a mandarin and piney hop bitterness and overall I love this drop its in a world of its own and now that I've drank my fair share of it time to try the rest I got left in my fridge cheers.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2013 10:23:54 | More by ADZA
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El Cedro from Jester King Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 311 ratings.