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Viking Metal - Jester King Brewery

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Viking MetalViking Metal

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 38
Gots: 18 | 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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UCLABrewN84

California

3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle shared at The Full Pint 6th Anniversary Celebration held at 38 Degrees in Alhambra, CA.

Blend 1. Bottled 2/2013.

Pours a hazy gold with a foamy white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, smoke, herb, and spice aromas. Taste is much the same with sour smoke and botanical flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of smoke bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with lots of interesting aromas and flavors that are quite unique.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2013 02:23:46 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

10-05-2013 03:00:33 | More by djrn2
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

09-27-2013 02:34:10 | More by acurtis
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.2%

08-31-2013 18:33:11 | More by Texasfan549
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

04-25-2014 02:01:51 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks to drlovemd87 for sharing this one from jester king. a smoked pilsener sour? this is a reall interesting combination of flavors here. hazy pale straw in color with an inch or so of big white head. the nose is lactic and lemony, with notes of smoke to the rauchbier extent, bizarre aromatic experience. pilsener and wheat malts present themselves behind the smoke in the taste, and the sourness only comes in late. I can see where people say bandaid flavors here, but I don't get that, its the acid. the smoke is robust, not subtle at all, huge. such an odd mix of flavors, the pilsener malts are light, but the smoke makes them heavy. the carbonation is intense, and the sour vibe makes it almost caustic or prickly on the palate. overall a one of a kind beer that is either love it or hate it, very polarizing, but I fall on the love it side, this is a challenging brew, and I love to be challenged. i will say this though, for being brewed with juniper and aged in gin barrels, I don't really get a whole lot of that in here. its subtle, maybe the only thing subtle about this brew, and I think it works nicely as such.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 21:45:35 | More by StonedTrippin
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

05-04-2014 20:08:13 | More by yourefragile
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DoubleJ

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

01-08-2014 04:07:12 | More by DoubleJ
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2014 17:27:08 | More by Huhzubendah
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superspak

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got in a trade with cyde. 750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass; Blend 1, bottled in 2/2013. Pours lightly hazy golden straw color with a 1-2 finger dense bright white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big lemon zest, tart green apple, juniper, pear, clove, pepper, hay, straw, grass, wood, smoke, rye, leather, herbal, white wine, musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy/funky yeast, oak, juniper, and light smoke notes; with good strength. Taste of tart green apple, lemon zest, juniper, pear, pepper, clove, white wine, oak, rye, leather, hay, straw, musty funk, light vinegar, light smoke, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Moderate earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart green apple, lemon zest, pear, white wine, clove, pepper, oak, leather, hay, straw, rye, light smoke, musty funk, light vinegar, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, oak, juniper, light smoke, and malt flavors; with a great malt/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and fairly acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent smoked saison style. All around great balance and complexity of tart fruity/spicy/funky yeast, juniper, light smoke, and malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2014 00:06:22 | More by superspak
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-05-2014 04:49:58 | More by Gonzoillini
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 1.31.14
Blend # Feb 2013

A - Pours a hazy medium orange with a fluffy off-white head with good retention.

S- CItrus, orange, carndy, oak and pine.

T- Silky soft citrus and oak, then a tart gin-pine finish.

D - Good carbonation wtih a light body. Silk smooth with a tart finish.

O - NIce flavors that bounce off of each other well.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2014 04:36:31 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Gobzilla

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-23-2014 23:23:20 | More by Gobzilla
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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.2%

05-12-2014 00:03:44 | More by Griffith
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

08-17-2013 22:54:47 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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gtermi

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

05-09-2013 00:54:34 | More by gtermi
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buckyp

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-02-2013 02:49:29 | More by buckyp
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threedaggers

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1.2%

01-21-2014 22:31:03 | More by threedaggers
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LoveStout

New York

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

09-27-2013 02:34:59 | More by LoveStout
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-08-2013 11:22:05 | More by RedneckBeerz
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duff247

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

10-01-2013 01:48:59 | More by duff247
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JamLand

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

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DonFrap

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -25.9%

07-18-2013 03:18:44 | More by DonFrap
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Dicers

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.2%

10-18-2013 22:44:38 | More by Dicers
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zonker17

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

07-06-2013 19:07:34 | More by zonker17
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Viking Metal from Jester King Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.