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Kollaborationsbier | Jester King Brewery

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3.75/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Kollaborationsbiermittschechischemhopfenundwilderbakterienhefekombination (or Kollaborationsbier for short) literally means “collaboration beer with Czech hops, wild yeast, and bacteria” in German. The inspiration for the beer came from two sources. First, we really wanted to make a beer with Live Oak, which again, is a brewery we love. Second, another hugely inspirational brewery for us, along with Live Oak, is Brasserie De La Senne in Brussels, Belgium. De La Senne makes one of our favorite beers called Taras Boulba, which embraces principles of subtlety, restraint, balance, and full attenuation. Its elegant combination of European malt character, hoppiness, dryness, and yeast aroma and flavor sets a benchmark for what beer can be. Coincidentally, one of the few American beers reminiscent of Taras Boulba in terms of its malt and hop character is Live Oak Pilz. We knew that to truly make a beer worthy of claiming inspiration from Taras Boulba, we’d need to turn to our friends at Live Oak for help!

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,734
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
178
pDev:
10.93%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
33
Trade:
3
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Photo of Ben1313
4.13/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mothman
3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tap pour from Shelton Festival 2018

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Photo of craftaholic
4.28/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Funky champagne!

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Photo of dipso123
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VABA
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-A very clear golden color with a no head and lacing, but a nice amount of carbonation.
S-A light lemon grass scent.
T-The taste follows the smell, with lemon grass hints and slight tarty notes.
M-A nice light bodied farmhouse ale.
O-Nice beer, with a slight tart and a nice amount of carbonation.

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Photo of A_Rad
3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
4.17/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pale shimmering straw gold with a pretty mild (for Jester King) fuzzy white head.

Smell is really fresh and summery, with hay, lemon, grass, light oak funk, hints of vanilla and some pungent yet grapefruity hops.

Taste is lemon, straw, light oak, almond funk, bitter grapefruit hops and a touch of honey. In other words, faintly tart and refreshing on a nice, warm early summer cookout.

Sharp yet pillowy light with a softly dry finish, this is an exceptionally drinkable favorite for a sunny outdoors day of any kind.

Batch #3 2016 vintage

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Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rick778
2.88/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of MDDMD
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of snaotheus
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2017-02-03
750ml capped bottle served in a large snifter. Batch #3 - 07.19.2016.

Pours slightly hay pale yellow with a medium head and moderate carbonation. Smell is yeast, funk, spice, a little lemon.

Taste is slightly tart, moderately funky, a little biscuit/malt, somewhat lemonade-y.

Mouthfeel is light, smooth, nice effervescence. Overall, tasty beer, but not special.

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3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Inglewood
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mamaraza
3.82/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puck1225
4.29/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a snifter. A slightly cloudy yellow with a nice white head and nice lacing. It is fragrant and lemony. The taste is fruity, with honey and some earthy funk. Another very pleasing beer from Jester King.

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4.28/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.28/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

awesome saison here, i think its cool when a brewery with as much fame and notoriety as jester king calls out some of their favorite beers, and literally makes a tribute beer to them. live oak and de la senne i dont think have quite the attention that jester king does, pretty cool idea, and a great beer. almost hard to pour with how active the bubbling white head is, rising tall in the glass and settling only slowly. the wild side of this one is tame compared to many others they do, not sour at all, and with just a bit of funk to it, still a classic jester king yeast profile, just in somewhat different proportions than we are used to seeing in most of their stuff. the grain is fresh and flavorful, and the beer is absolutely cracking bone dry, not a lick of residual sugar here. the hops are bitter for sure, leafy and dried, tea-like, and present not just in the finish but through the whole beer. simple complexity would be a fair way to describe this i think, there is lots going on, but its all pretty subtle. great carbonation and light fluffy feel, coupled with the dryness the overall mouthfeel is sensational. grassy notes in the finish, wheaty maybe. not as similar to taras boulba as i thought it would be, but i can see the homage for sure. great idea and a wonderful beer, better suited to summer than winter maybe, but its always a good time for an excellent saison! less wild than others they do, but really solid beer.

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2.9/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of ECShepherd
3.06/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

I enjoy both live oak and jester king, but the combination isn't quite what it could be. The sour notes of the jester king mask the oak flavors of live oak, and the finish is a little bit like a persimmon before the first frost (bitter sour).

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3.59/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear with a faint haze, light straw color
S: Jester King earthy yeast, white wine, hint of lemon, mild banana sweetness
T: Earthy, light bitterness, watery, faint banana, very light mineral Brett
M: Dry, light
O: Probably would go great with food but it's a little too delicate in flavor

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3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of videofrog
3.87/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Kollaborationsbier from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 178 ratings