Cerveza De Tempranillo | Jester King Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery
Texas, United States
jesterkingbrewery.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Batch #1: A mature, barrel-aged wild ale refermented with Tempranillo grapes from California.
Batch #2: Refermented on 100% Texas grown Tempranillo grapes.

Added by Uanof on 02-27-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
282
Reviews:
22
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
9.35%
 
 
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164
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55
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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.

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3.39/5  rDev -18.7%
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

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Cerveza De Tempranillo from Jester King Brewery
4.17 out of 5 based on 282 ratings.
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