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El Cedro - Jester King Brewery

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379 Ratings
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Ratings: 379
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 57
Gots: 54 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

grittybrews, Dec 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

ACB, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of Moerdertaktiken
4.46/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml Batch #4 bottled July 22nd 2013, consumed 12/21/13

Appearance: Right as I crack the bottle, huge citrus and brett notes escape. Pours a solid 3 finger head, even when poured passively. Medium-high carbonation. Gorgeous hay/straw hues, great lacing.

Aroma: Brett brett brett! First impression: Very "Jester King" barnyard aroma's. Anyone who has had more than a couple of their beers will detect this. Secondly, big citrus, lemon peel, spice and slight funk. A lot going on here. As it warms, i'm getting more of a funk and lighter fruits.

Taste: Matches and complements nose very well. I'm getting a lot of citrus, barnyard, funk and just the right touch of pine. I'm not getting a whole lot of Cedar; maybe i've never isolated that aroma...but definitely doesn't come to mind. Extremely dry and refreshing.

Overall: If one word could describe this brew, it would be "Balanced." Although very aggressive for the style, everything seems to come together very seamlessly. The hops and brett play off each other beautifully. Citrus and spice are the name of the game here. The bitterness is firm but not overwhelming. To really appreciate any Jester King brew, one must have more than a glass to really experience the complexity.

Moerdertaktiken, Dec 22, 2013
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3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Received 750 ml bottle in trade (thanks again, Tim!). Poured into large tulip glass.

A - Very frothy head layers over a dark golden body. Mostly opaque, with plenty of visible carbonation.

S - Orange, grapefruit and a touch of sugar. Got a bit of woodchip from the cedar aging as well.

T - A lot of citrus notes, with a cedar bitterness; matches the smell completely.

M - Crisp, carbonated and even a bit earthy.

O - Very drinkable Saison with an ABV that isn't necessarily obvious at the first few sips. In terms of style, it's a unique take, while also keeping to its standard principles. More cedar would have made it more unique, but in this case, that doesn't take away from quality.

JohnCassillo, Dec 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

n00blar, Dec 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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El Cedro from Jester King Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 379 ratings.