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Jester King Brewery

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Jester King Brewery
 
Texas, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #72
ABV:
6.4%
Score:
97
Ranked #791
Avg:
4.36 | pDev: 7.57%
Reviews:
66
Ratings:
461
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 13, 2022
Added:
Aug 27, 2014
Wants:
  272
Gots:
  113
SCORE
97
World-Class
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Notes: A barrel-aged wild beer refermented with peaches from the Texas Hill Country.
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Reviewed by Tsar_Riga from Indiana

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

overall:
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
 
Rated: 4.58 by mmoore9363 from Arizona

Oct 01, 2019
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Reviewed by cbutova from Massachusetts

4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A- Hazy golden body poured from the 500ml to a tasting glass. Small white foamy head rises up to a finger high with good retention. Lacing is spotty and some sheets form.

S- Big bold tart sour peach. Great authentic peach skin pit and all. Stone fruit dominated some funk and lactic. Ripe fresh peach.

T- Massive peach again. Fresh tons of full peach saturating all of the taste buds with skin, pit, flesh and juicy subtleties. Literal stone fruit nectar. Lactic acid, sour grape, pear, funk, must, hay and tropical hints. Bit of a sweet tart battery acid lemon sourness later on.

MF- Puffy and foamy consistency with medium high carbonation. Ends with a medium level of sourness.

Absolute peach bomb with a well rounded fruit flavor and some sour funky subtleties from the bugs and barrel that provide depth beyond the fruit.
Sep 16, 2019
 
Rated: 4.46 by Vicirus from Massachusetts

May 28, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by MTKATL from Georgia

May 21, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by Jamison85 from Indiana

Mar 30, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Mar 05, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by crob3888 from California

Feb 16, 2019
 
Rated: 4.65 by FlintB from Michigan

Jan 23, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by jschott75 from Illinois

Oct 27, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by Spaten454 from Texas

Oct 04, 2018
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Reviewed by Vidblain from Minnesota

4.96/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
I've been sitting on a bottle of Fen Tao for a few months, waiting for my next sour share... and then my regular trading partner in Austin sent me another bottle, and let me know that it's best when fresh, otherwise the fruit adjuncts tend to fade (speaking generally of Jester King beers). Being the calm fella that I am, this alarmed me a bit. I'm not sure how old that "older" bottle of Fen Tao is - so I did something stupid and opened the fresh bottle - blend #5.

So Jester King makes a lot of fruited sours, and I always forget which ones contain which fruit adjuncts - but when I opened Fen Tao, a whole bushel of peaches might as well have fallen on my head. The nose is lightly sour and ripe with delicious peach aroma - it smells fantastic. The carbonation appears just a bit effervescent and the head is minimal. Just my speed - I always prefer a lighter, more subdued carb!

I started with just a small sip of Fen Tao... and I couldn't help myself. I guzzled probably a quarter of my glass and then forced myself to stop. I'm still stunned by how delicious this beer is - it's not the typical mouth-puckering, blow out your tastebuds sort of sour that I love; it has a very understated, light sourness with just a bit of tartness, accentuated by a delicious, perfectly balanced level of peach. I was immediately reminded of canned peaches, in the best possible way. The barrel presence in the beer is so strangely complementary to the fruit that I didn't immediately notice it - but it's there. There's a very mild, dry presence of... oak? I think it's an oak barrel. Regardless, it's a welcome presence and doesn't override the fruit notes.

Fen Tao is probably in my top 3 of sours that I've ever had - I prefer it over Fuzzy, in the realm of peach sours, and I may even like it more than I liked Abricot du Fermier. Fen Tao is an incredible beer, and it has really set my expectations for sours in the future. I expect a lot of disappointing sours, relative to this one!
Sep 16, 2018
 
Rated: 4.32 by Ssippisam from Minnesota

Jul 16, 2018
 
Rated: 4.13 by RPM3334 from South Carolina

Jun 11, 2018
 
Rated: 4.35 by Argento from Rhode Island

May 20, 2018
 
Rated: 4.4 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas

May 01, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by Beerbom from California

Apr 26, 2018
 
Rated: 4.28 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Apr 04, 2018
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
This one pours a hazy pale yellow, with a small head and a bit of lacing.

This smells like prickly and very sour peaches, fuzzy peach skin, dirty funk, tea, white pepper and oak.

This is absolutely wonderful. The peach flavor is incredible- slightly sweet but mostly dry, acidic, and funky. It’s obviously the star of the show, but there’s some other little complexities too. There’s some nice oak, a sort of dirty/herbal/peppery funk flavor, and peach wine.

This is light bodied, super crisp, and a slow sipper, due to the intense acidity.

This is a really beautiful beer. You can’t express peach much better than Jester King did here.
Mar 20, 2018
 
Rated: 4.33 by rbrefbeerman from California

Feb 12, 2018
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Reviewed by Sirnickatnite from Texas

4.66/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Smells and taste like fresh peach rind .. Perfect amount of sourness. If you are a peach fan, you will enjoy this beer thoroughly. Possibly best Wild Ale I ever had, world-class ..
Jan 26, 2018
 
Rated: 4.28 by brocktune from Virginia

Jan 13, 2018
 
Rated: 4.45 by cp45 from New Jersey

Jan 06, 2018
 
Rated: 4.68 by leroybrown10 from Missouri

Jan 01, 2018
 
Rated: 4.27 by ragnar3 from Iowa

Dec 07, 2017
 
Rated: 4.43 by CBrodbeck from Florida

Nov 28, 2017
 
Rated: 3.96 by Grackos from Florida

Nov 25, 2017
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Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 527 ratings