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Jester King Brewery
Texas, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #65
Ranked #780
4.36 | pDev: 7.57%
Dec 26, 2023
Aug 27, 2014
A barrel-aged wild beer refermented with peaches from the Texas Hill Country.
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Reviewed by M-Fox24 from New Jersey

4.31/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: A permissible neckpiece that fails to stabilize, based on the appropriate causes: attenuation; PH; hydrophobic polypeptides. Even so, the rapid 1/2” declares a calla lily tone, before hurriedly abandoning to cellar, while a calm disturbance is applied. On the underside, the anatomy discharges on the hues most analogous to an Amanita Jacksonii, as a workable/petite transparency develops around canary colorations. The additive contributions continually press peach pigmentations to varying degrees, which directs the highlights through late illuminations

S: A microflora fingerprint to channel the wild aspects that endorse top-fermenting yeast, across a refermented oldness. This plays to the advanced stages surrounding bacterial strains, which policies ester developments. A vintage that is then peach deprived, as the current state has evolved to lessen the additive’s presence aside the residual sugars, for a native maturity. Nonetheless, the existence is headmost attainable, by way of an grenadine to peach variation, while nearing torani syrups. A picture that comes with an oak governance, when detailing a colophony (lupulin) effect, as the diastatic enzyme conversions – softly – middle. Accordingly, an earthy ruralism through bunker silos, for contextualizing the grains upon a harvest-driven bill. The output maintains a stone fruit existence to the vintage, while coalescing the phenolic compounds upon a commanding position. To that extent, there is a pathogen headway aimed at 4-EP with a 4-EG sensitivity, when neighboring the >3hr position. An entailment that scripts the rabbity ingenuities alongside affinage (cave-aged) cheeses, while prompting malodorous crawl-spaces

T: Oak lactones to coat the insertion, as the wort compositions fraction above the saccharifications. A sharp acidic environment that comes with elderliness, when easing complex sugars upon a rustic granularity. Nevertheless, there is a peach monopoly to kick things off, which writes rose peach tartlets, before approaching the balmier increments. Such leveling necessitates at a 74°F distance, where peach curd situates above creamed honey. Correspondingly, an aeriated impact on causticity that provides a new sleekness, while the wild microorganisms coalesce. A ethyl phenol consideration with a phenyl ethyl importation, beyond the isoamyl octanoate notations, before advancing on ethyl acetates. The progressed states on oxidation offer an oak-aged reflection to Viognier, which is delicate against the white flower to blossom signals, as a eugenol substance lingers. Chiefly, a substance that’s serene on vanilla, when pitching nutmeg & cloves on the dead tissues that divulge honeydew vines. The phenolic considerations have a continuous growth pattern, for lending livestock blankets to fetid attics, as the advanced stages on acetates lend a quick chemical solvency. Sequentially, a hydrolysable refurbishment, which weathers the curriculum through leathery provisions, while guaiacols echo

M: There is a calm rain to sidewalk arrangement, for addressing minerals upon broken down stones. Beneath, a sharp effervescence with an astringent coarseness that eases across the hour, when siphoning carbonation across the degassed competences. Thus, the frame is continuously acclimating, and nears a smooth medium, before pitching the tannin constitutions to an evolved – attenuated – dryness

O: A terroir-driven evolution above the peach insertions, yet fermentable complications that are careful to not overhaul. Correspondingly, a bacterial involvedness with a heightened concerto, as the grain bill eases coarseness under the rural hop drivers, beyond the wild oak endurances
Dec 26, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Nov 10, 2023
Rated: 4 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

May 21, 2023
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Murky orange pour with only off white surface islands for a cap. That taste is really nice in how juicy and bright the peach is, oak, big yogurt funk, and light barnyard funk compliment. Nose is much the same, slightly less funky, but somehow even more fruity with an accent of pear. Feel balances the playful sourness, oak backing and funk well, dries out through the sip, though not as complex feeling. Quite enjoyable, would be perfect in late spring
Apr 05, 2023
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Reviewed by colts9016 from Idaho

4.6/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Name: Fen Tao
Brewery: Jester King
Location: Austin, TX
Style: Wild Ale
ABV 5.9%
Date: August 2022
One of my favorite breweries, and I am excited to try this sour with peaches. Using a tulip glass, I served it at 48 degrees. An airy one-fingered off-white head was created from the pour. Head retention was nil and left no lacing on the glass. Charting the color around SRM 8, amber yellow with yellow-orange hues, like peach flesh. The clarity is slightly hazy with lots of carbonation. The Appearance is above average for this style.
Nosing the beer, I smell peaches, wood, earthiness, funky barn, acidic acid, lemons, fresh air, and slight fruit sweetness, with some floral. I love the smell of this beer; it is making my mouth water.
Sipping the beer, I taste funky barn, straw, peaches, lemons, lightly toasted malts, wood, floral, grass, and mustiness.
The mouthfeel is dry and tart. The body is medium, has high carbonation, and has a pleasant puckering finish.
This is a fabulous sour peach beer. The peaches are ripe and juicy, nestled in a barrel-aged wild ale. This is why Jester King is great at what they do. I now want to try Snorkle.
Jan 14, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by ear-bending from Texas

Dec 10, 2022
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Reviewed by Tsar_Riga from Minnesota

4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours out a hazy orange, some transparency, with no discernible head or lacing. The nose Haseeb the promised peach, and a strong balsamic vinegar note that backgrounds in the flavor to a tart peach core. Finish is clean. Delicious with my pulled pork sandwich, a real treat.
Oct 13, 2022
Rated: 4.53 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Aug 18, 2022
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Reviewed by JohnnyHopps from Indiana

4.52/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Appearance - The beer poured a golden color with little visible carbonation.

Smell - Floral peaches came through in the nose with little hint of acidity. There was some sweetness in the nose.

Taste - Peaches. The profile was led by fresh peaches. The light acidity toward the back was pleasant. It had a slightly vinegary, dry finish, which cancelled the sweetness.

Mouthfeel - The carbonation was oddly light, but the body had some staying power.

Overall - This is a sour I can drink.
Apr 23, 2022
Rated: 4.24 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Mar 07, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by warpedrevolution from Illinois

Jan 24, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by rare_bird from Michigan

Oct 28, 2021
Rated: 4.59 by o29 from Texas

Oct 02, 2021
Rated: 4.73 by Bigdoc91 from Texas

Jan 25, 2021
Rated: 4.49 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire

Nov 27, 2020
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Reviewed by imnodoctorbut from Texas

4.7/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
blend seven; July 2020

hazy dark lemon gold body; champagne head with seconds long retention that sets down into a halo around the cap; no lacing

smells of big bold peach, lactic farm funk with barrel wood; over-ripened juice

taste follows with peach sweet and sour zinged with heavy funk and barrel. cannot overstate the saturated, ripe peach, placed perfectly into warm barreled complexity.

medium high carbonation, medium light body; dry tart finish that sticks to cheeks tongue and throat

this was sublime. the complexities gained through the barreled process made it such a well rounded and rewarding experience. as a peach lover (and fermented peach admirer), I was absolutely in love at first sip with how full and complete the peach experience is here. not juice peach *juice* but the whole dang fruit. top it all off with a very palatable and complementary dose of JKs signature farmhouse funk, and you have world-class art, folks.
Sep 16, 2020
Rated: 4.6 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Jun 01, 2020
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Reviewed by Thomas_Wikman from Texas

4.39/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Look: light golden with a thick chalk white head

Aroma: peaches, citrus, some funk (in a good way)

Taste: The flavor and the aroma is peaches and citrus, some oak and yeasty funk.

Body/Overall: light to medium body, it is truly delicious.
May 04, 2020
Rated: 4.29 by jtk21351 from California

Nov 17, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by kevindp9 from Arizona

Nov 17, 2019
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