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El Cedro - Jester King Brewery

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376 Ratings
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Ratings: 376
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 57
Gots: 54 | 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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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

drewone, Oct 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

egrace84, Oct 12, 2013
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mltobin, Oct 12, 2013
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Twal, Oct 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Andonato, Oct 04, 2013
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3.48/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottled: 7/2013 Received in a trade from fellow Purdue grad Nablock. Cheers!

Appearance: Nice frothy head that lasted the whole glass. Semi-opaque with carbonation flowing up the sides of my Deschutes tulip.

Smell: Not enough cedar for my liking. Huge Brett nose and not much else. Even when room temperature it didn't speak to me other than "Hi, it's me your buddy Brett!"

Taste: Funk, little glimpses of hops and then the slight hint of cedar. For a beer aged in cedar I expected there to be more of it. The Brett was almost overpowering. Surprising to see that in only two months the hops faded that quickly.

Mouthfeel: Dry, very dry. Lingering bitterness and twang throughout the drink.

Overall: It was an interesting attempt to differentiate the saison style but it just didn't have enough hop or cedar. Maybe a fresh bottle would change my mind.

AMG55, Oct 02, 2013
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3.59/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and cedar wood aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and cedar wood flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with an interesting cedar presence that makes the aroma slightly better than the taste in my opinion.

UCLABrewN84, Oct 01, 2013
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SaisonRichBiere, Sep 29, 2013
El Cedro from Jester King Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 376 ratings.