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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%

JGlitz87, Aug 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

SteeleWright, Aug 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

ib21, Aug 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

tom10101, Aug 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

beernads, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of danieelol
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful, slightly cloudy, slightly darker yellow. Good head/lacing.

As I crack the bottle, huge Brett aromas present themselves. Smell is awesomely hoppy. Lemon, lemon sherbet, very vibrant and pleasant. Kind of like a lemon-flavoured soda but better. Also strong, raw pine. Sweet, inviting aroma. Spicy, with a dustiness and an oaked (or more accurately, cedar-ed) quality.

Taste is fruity flavours, with a nice bitterness from the hops, cedar or Brett. Spicy notes of cedar, dustiness, alcohol and finishes dry and Bretty, almost Orval-y.

Mouthfeel is a bit syrupy, a bit of booze and wood and altogether has a strong presence.

Good, unique beer with a lot of character. The hops, cedar and Brett all mingle above a dry Belgian background to create a very complex beer.

Perhaps the cedar makes things a little bit too bitter but I'm very glad to have tried this beer.

Jester King is 2 for 2 in my book.

danieelol, Aug 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

canadianghetto, Aug 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

ehammond1, Aug 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Theortiz01, Aug 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

MaseFace, Aug 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

CheapBeerBuzz, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of woosterbill
3.54/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle. Thanks James!

A: Cloudy orange body with a solid cap of ultra-fine tan foam. Spotty lace.

S: Powerful cedar, floral Brett, and lots of peppery spice. Maybe a little unbalanced, but exciting.

T: Follows the nose entirely. Super woody, a little Bretty, and spicy as all hell. Intense and abrasive.

M: Substantial medium body, light carbonation. Ok.

O: I was really excited about this one, as I've been a huge fan of Cigar City's Humidor beers, but the cedar was rather over the top in this one - and it only got more one-dimensional as it warmed. Fun to try, but not for me.

Cheers!

woosterbill, Aug 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Bizoneill, Aug 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Beer_lover89, Aug 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

atoulouk, Aug 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Wyattldavis, Aug 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

icehawk, Aug 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

AlexFields, Aug 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Hellmeh, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of JMScowcroft
4.41/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jester King Brewery - El Cedro, poured into a Fiddlehead snifter.

Look - Pours a cloudy mimosa color with a sizable bubbly head that dissipates quickly but retains a bit. Lots of chunky lacing.

Smell - Aroma is brett and fruity sour with a hint of the cedar. Hops are there but they can barely push through all the other aromas.

Taste - Holy brettanomyces!!! So much flavor! This blasts you here with brett and cedar for sure, with a touch of bitter pine hops.

Mouthfeel - Sits sour brett, dry cedar, and a little warm. Slightly boozy but even still the drinkability is good. Light and refreshing even with the extreme flavor in this brew.

Overall - As far as this particular style goes, this is one hell of a brew and probably the most unique of this style that I have ever had. Balls to the walls but good. Not for the faint of heart or palate!

JMScowcroft, Jul 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

OgreSanchez, Jul 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

kevindp9, Jul 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

ncaudle, Jul 27, 2013
El Cedro from Jester King Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 379 ratings.