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Viking Metal - Jester King Brewery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

111 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 43
Gots: 16 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GreatBloomer on 04-29-2013)
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Photo of dvmin98
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

2013 Batch #1. Have been sitting on this awhile. Got in a trade from my buddy Videofrog.

Decent head. A bit of smoke on the nose with some florally goodness.

Nice and tart up front, and then you really get the gin in the back which lingers.

I really enjoyed this one. Another fine offering from our friends at JK. Glad I got to try it.

dvmin98, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of Davepoolesque
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Sour, smokey, salty. It's really good.

Davepoolesque, Monday at 02:48 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Kmlund, Friday at 03:23 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

blue-dream, Sep 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

StephRai, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of Durdz
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Opened my last one of these a few months back, it was drinking excellent, great tart/sour/smoke combination.

Durdz, Sep 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

nsheehan, Aug 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

cfrobrew, Aug 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

brendan4532, Jul 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

random846, Jul 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

timheller76, Jul 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

bcp5296d, Jul 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

LambicKing, Jul 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Gonzoillini, Jul 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

sharpski, Jun 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

leftoverburrito, Jun 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Phoenix2443, Jun 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Vinyl_on_Tap, Jun 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Nightwish1094, Jun 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Jim13, May 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Agentveba, May 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

jklecko2, May 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

Schlafly33, May 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Griffith, May 12, 2014
Photo of Huhzubendah
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I shared this with my buddy Dave, who loves both smoked beers and wild ales. Here goes!

Served in my Jester King wine glass (Thanks Michael).

The beer is a hazy golden / copper hue with an inch or so of off-white head. The aroma has so much going on...smoke, funk, grass, hay, white wine, tart fruits, apples, oak. The complexity definitely carries over to the flavor profile. An armada of bold flavors. Yikes! Saison characteristics with earthy and herbal notes. Medium to full bodied with a tangy, tart finish. Smoke and oak character throughout. An interesting and complex beer for sure.

Huhzubendah, May 07, 2014
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Viking Metal from Jester King Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.