Cerveza De Tempranillo
Jester King Brewery

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Jester King Brewery
Texas, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #142
Ranked #1,544
4.29 | pDev: 8.62%
Sep 16, 2021
Feb 27, 2014
Cerveza De TempranilloCerveza De Tempranillo
Notes: Batch #1: A mature, barrel-aged wild ale refermented with Tempranillo grapes from California.
Batch #2: Refermented on 100% Texas grown Tempranillo grapes.
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Rated: 4.13 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

Sep 16, 2021
Rated: 4.09 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Jul 26, 2021
Rated: 4.24 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Aug 14, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

Aug 07, 2019
Rated: 4.15 by MephistosCafe from North Carolina

Jun 08, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by Old_Dead_Oak from Wisconsin

Mar 14, 2019
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Reviewed by TheGent from New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Jester King Cerveza de Tempranillo

Appearance: This beer pours translucent ruby red. Mid flow from the bottle to glass it looks like watery, red wine vinegar. In the glass it looks like red sangria. The foam is light purple in color and disappears after pouring. No visible carbonation and no lacing. It’s a pretty looking beer.

Smell: Grape juice, juicy and jammy blackberry and raspberry, lemony citric acid and a hint of white vinegar. Red berry fruit by the foot. A hint of powdery, floral, earthy must. Zero indication of 8.1%.

Taste: Up front some sweeter, jammy, berry notes balanced by some more tart and acidic blackberry, Granny Smith apple and skin, light orange citrus in the middle. The finish is dry with bitter grape skin/tart red wine grape off the vine. Again, zero indication of 8.1%.

Mouthfeel: Virtually no carbonation. I think this detracts from the overall drinking experience, as some lively carbonation would really enhance the flavor profile of this beer.

Overall: This is a fine beer. It’s rather middle of the road for me from a sour and funky standpoint. Mildly sour on the flavor and funk other than slightly on the aroma. It reminds me a lot of drinking a glass of red sangria with a lot of fresh fruit thrown in, but more dry on the finish. I’m enjoying the beer but I would not buy it again.
Mar 03, 2019
Rated: 4.28 by Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas from Texas

Nov 26, 2018
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Rated by grover37 from District of Columbia

4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Dan's house
Oct 21, 2018
Rated: 4.22 by cp45 from New Jersey

May 12, 2018
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.11/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Semi-hazy blood red with a hissing pastel red fizz that quickly dies to leave a silky smooth surface.

Smell is milky, almond-esque yet peppery oak that's somewhat charred and toasty with mature red wine grapes.

Taste has a bit of char and tart red wine as well as red grape with a hint of black pepper. Overall, CdT is very clean--it's quite possibly the cleanest, most straightforward expression of any JK genie I've had, with almost no hint of funk, which is quite unique for Jester King. I love their funk, but this is a refreshing change-up.

This beer is just fantastically smooth and effervescent all at once. Easily drinkable and perfectly sour, the finish is semi-dry and crisp.

Blend #2 2015 vintage
Apr 06, 2018
Rated: 4.21 by Wayne17 from Texas

Jan 16, 2018
Rated: 4.69 by rjp217 from Massachusetts

Sep 30, 2017
Rated: 4.02 by robgage from Pennsylvania

Sep 08, 2017
Rated: 4 by petermethot from New Jersey

Aug 15, 2017
Rated: 4 by Pearlstreetbrewingco from Florida

Jul 20, 2017
Rated: 4.35 by jdimento from Texas

May 02, 2017
Rated: 4.06 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Feb 10, 2017
Rated: 4.22 by KT123 from Pennsylvania

Dec 21, 2016
Rated: 4.31 by GreatStoutman from Texas

Nov 15, 2016
Rated: 4.32 by AMCimpi from New York

Nov 07, 2016
Rated: 4.46 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Oct 29, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by Bunuelian from Minnesota

Sep 26, 2016
Rated: 3.8 by orangesol from Pennsylvania

Sep 14, 2016
Rated: 4.28 by bmf5581 from North Carolina

Sep 06, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by OneEye78 from Texas

Aug 21, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by dddddddd from Washington

Aug 15, 2016
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Reviewed by gcamparone from Rhode Island

4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Blend One from January 2014. Poured from the 500mL bottle into a Jester King stemmed oversize wine glass.

Pours a deep maroon, pinot noir colored body with a one finger light purple head that reduces within a couple minutes. No retention or lacing after a few minutes.

Really nice aromas coming through here, I can definitely smell the grapes upfront. Other aromas include sweet berries and red wine, some lactic tartness, musty oak, strawberries, lightly earthy.

On the tongue is an initial light tartness followed by the grape-imparted notes, particularly sparkling light red wine, berries, grape juice. On the follow through you get more "beer" character, including a light funkyness and some pepperyness, earthy notes, drying tannins definitely present. Leaves the tongue a bit dry from both the tartness and the grape tannins. Mouthfeel is light-ish, definitely smooth for 9.4%, a little undercarbonated for this style.

A great sipper, it develops as it warms. Would have liked more oak and a bit more tartness. One of the more wine-forward beers I've ever had, lots of red wine character here. If you like red wine and sours, this is a good beer to try.
Aug 15, 2016
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Louisiana

3.39/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Review from notes taken in 2014.

8oz cask pour for $8 at Jester King.

9.30% ABV.

APPEARANCE: Head lasts 10 seconds before fizzling out, leaving me ill enough time to note any of its characteristics. No lacing is left on the glass after the head dies.

Body is a rich dark red with purple hues. Somewhat translucent. Nontransparent. I see no yeast/lees within.

Appears undercarbonated.

Overall, it looks pretty good for a sour. I can see the red wine/grape influence pretty clearly just examining its colour.

AROMA: Faint aroma of dry red wine grapes. Light acidic twang. Neutral malts.

As simple an aroma as it is, the red wine character is lovely. Very pleasant and inviting, though the sourness is extremely timid. I'd like some tartness as well.

I detect no overt yeast or hop notes. I find no overt booze or off-notes.

Aromatic intensity is below average.

TASTE & TEXTURE: Has a supple plain texture and a straightforward red wine flavour. Lightly tannic. I don't find any oak.

Sourness is barely perceptible - a handshake of brettanomyces and lactobacillus and that's it. Barely any tartness either. Lacks the wild yeast & bacterial intangibles of a true spontaneously fermented beer, instead evoking a clinically created faux-wild ale brewed in sterile conditions.

I do like its subtle notes of muted oak and grape must, but there's little ornamentation or nuance here otherwise.

Texture is smooth, with an aptly subtle dryness that plays to the wine well. Well-carbonated. Medium-bodied. Appropriate thickness. Could be softer on the palate to better effect. It's unrefreshing, but has a decent overall presence on the palate. This texture is interesting, but doesn't act as a good complement to the taste per se, failing to accentuate specific flavours.

Its simplicity makes it an easy brew to keep balanceed, but it's not a harmonious gestalt whole of a brew. There's cohesion to its build, but it lacks complexity and intricacy. Red wine is well integrated - and that's the primary draw of this beer.

Average depth of flavour. Average duration of flavour. Below average flavour intensity.

OVERALL: Certainly drinkable. It doesn't suffer from being served from a cask as obviously as many other cask ales I've tried. I'd like to try this again from the bottle; it's good in spite of its simplicity and narrow flavour profile. But why no commitment to the oak, and why such limited sourness?

B- (3.39) / WORTHY
Aug 08, 2016
Rated: 4.42 by TboneRN from Minnesota

Jul 30, 2016
Rated: 3.99 by ChaseTheAce from Texas

Jun 28, 2016
Rated: 4.28 by BravoDawg_WS from New York

Jun 04, 2016
Rated: 4.59 by ericdavidmorris from California

Jun 03, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

May 20, 2016
Rated: 4.16 by JNForsyth from Pennsylvania

May 19, 2016
Rated: 4.15 by M_chav from New Mexico

May 18, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by devilfluff from New Jersey

May 17, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by sukwonee from Washington

May 17, 2016
Rated: 4.17 by BEER88 from North Carolina

May 16, 2016
Rated: 4.23 by bcp5296d from North Carolina

May 11, 2016
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Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 296 ratings