Snörkel | Jester King Brewery

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3.86/5
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422 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A farmhouse ale brewed with alderwood smoked sea salt and oyster mushrooms grown by our neighbor Logro Farms. Logro Farms is located just a few hundred yards from Jester King Brewery at Ceres Park Ranch. They use spent grain from our beer to sustainably grow delicious oyster mushrooms.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 07-21-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,110
Reviews:
59
Ratings:
422
pDev:
10.88%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
89
Trade:
13
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Photo of bobv
4.21/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Batch #2 - 10.14.2014.
Moderate pour yields a 3/4 white head over a light golden body with no lacing. Nose of very slight funk (cellar floor, blue cheese), citrus (grapefruit), and a bit of the briny sea. Taste of mostly citrus with a bit of salinity. Finishes dry and somewhat crisp. Good feel and overall, a great little saison right here. Cheers to Austin and an old trading partner JSR.

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Photo of Aldric_Eberhardt
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Light straw color with a weak and ephemeral head.
S: Brine, lemon/citrus
T: Salty, tart, earthy-mushroom
F: Crisp, with a slightly tart dry finish
O: Delicious Saison, reminiscent of a gose with an earthy twist in there.

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Photo of JacobusFavier23
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L- Pours a nice light colored straw beer with a half finger head head. Looks the part for sure.
S- Oyster mushroom, sea brine, lemon, brett and yeast. Crisp and fresh smell.
T- Salt, mushroom, a very present umami savory flavor is also. It must be the oyster. Very pleasant and toned down flavor. Well grounded.
F- Not as dry as I expected. Not bad though.
O- This is a very, very good saison made by a very great brewery. I see where they're going with this beer and like it a lot. It falls a bit short on the flavor to an extent but it's still delicious nonetheless. It may be a little toned down on the flavor and lacks some depth but its overall extremely well made and very original.

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Photo of mattreitz49
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheHopsman
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ljbonadonna92
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zimm421
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jcb7472
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cd34
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SiepJones
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.35/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I’ve had Snörkel before but this time I had batch #5, ABV 4.20%. I think Snörkel is the most perfect Pizza beer. The flavor and the aroma has notes of mushrooms and burned bread, a little bit of salt, and it is tart, all of which makes you crave Pizza.

Look: semi-clear light yellow with an inch white head.

Aroma: lemony tartness, a little bit of brett funk, and mushroom pizza

Taste: The taste is earthy mushrooms, but not too much, and I taste slightly burned bread and salt, there’s a little bit of funk, it is moderately tart, and overall it is really very nice.

Feel: light, crisp, a little bit of carbonation, a bit dry.

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Photo of DavidST
3.64/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours light cloudy lemon color with white head which settles to a think ring around the glass.

Aroma - Sea salt, funk, very earthy aroma and some light tart lemon.

Taste - Very earthy flavor from the mushrooms, lots of sea salt, slightly funky.

Feel - Light prickly carbonation, tart slightly dry finish.

Overall - A great saison reminds me more of an earthy gose.

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Photo of Ristaccia
4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Prost76
3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ben1313
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerBeast
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brantleysmith
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Beavertown Extravaganza. Aroma is salty, briney, earthy with damp cellar notes. Taste has smoked grains with some lemony and briney notes. Quite well balanced overall.

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Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bought from Beergium. Drank at September 20th 2017 a version from 2016.

Poured into a tasting glass.

A: The body is hazy with a bright yellow to almost orange coloration. Head is really minimal as usual for a sour ale. No lacing.
S: The aroma is very rich and smooth: it has a sour and almost brett-y feeling to it but very very mild, actually enjoyable. In the back, saltiness and also some pletorus mushrooms profile.
T: The taste starts off with a rich citrus of orange, turning quickly into a very likeable sea saltness - you can actually feel that taste that gets into your mouth after a dive in the ocean but a lot smoother. In the back, there's some smooth tartness, and only in the back of mouth, after swallowing, is when you get the mushrooms crunchiness that actually creates a very visceral desire to bite something. Cool.
M: Body is low. Carbonation is low but as desired. Tartness is mild but since this one year old, not sure if it's the real thing.
O: I do have some platonic love for Jester King and this actually my first beer from them. I'm very glad I could finally have. After this, I'll have SPON from 2016 as well. I'll expect to have it in one full year.

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Photo of mltobin
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of fosters9
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Snörkel from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 422 ratings