Colour Five | 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): 7.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Barrel aged sour beer refermented with blueberries

Added by ThatsThatDude on 10-28-2014

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#1,576
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
305
pDev:
9.65%
 
 
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Photo of Knapp85
3.9/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEERchitect
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Getting out of the rural Belgian beerscape of farmhouse ale and into the Brussels taste of sour ale, a slightly lambic-like taste comes out, employing the juicy taste of blueberries and oak for added charm and complexity.

Deep mauve and laced with a hazy yeast cloud, Colour Five is delicately carbonated for a burgundy wine appearance. And those wine-like impressions are just getting going as the fruits carry a tangy berry scent along with a sharp citrus, apple, grape and dark fruit perfume across the nose. Funk filled and the essence of weathered oak trail into a scantly sweet early palate of hard candy, pastry filling and wheat.

As the sweetness effortlessly drifts away, the red wine character overtakes the middle palate along with cider, lime, lemon, gooseberry and crabapple. Cranberry, blueberry and blackcherry all come to mind as the blueberry flavor pulls from the sourness. Growing acidity scrubs the thirst from the tongue and applies a savory nearly balsamic character to trail on the late palate.

Medium bodied but trending dry, a finish of spice seems of peppercorn and vinyl as the vinous alcohol warmth has the beer tasting as much of plum wine as it does of ale. Its brisk sourness leaves the mouth quickly while the remnants of fruit juices and pepper lingers into a medium length afterglow.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Batch 4; March 2018

Deep purple body with bone white head. Aroma of heavy Greek yogurt and hint of blueberry. Flavor profile is the same; lots of Greek yogurt funk and just a hint of fruit. Mouthfeel is medium light body with low carbonation. Semi dry finish. Overall, Colour five just did not deliver on the blueberries. Just recently had Allagash Little Sal for the first time and that is a blueberry sour that delivers the blueberries proper. Still a great fruited wild by Jester King, but you have to love the Greek yogurt funk of lacto.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of samEBC
4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aleigator
4.59/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a lilac to ember red colour with a big, pink head, which vanishes immediately after pouring.

Offers a floral, herb accompanied fruitiness, which is defined by an acidic sourness, lemon peel and blueberry skin. Offers a jammy sweetness, together with dried earth and ripe sweet cherries.

Drinks truly refreshing with a perfectly nuanced combination of tartness and effervescence, becoming the most present during the beers finish.

Tastes of utmost ripe blueberries from first glance, together with a pleasant cherry jam quality and tart, subtle lemons. Turns a little dryer then, with a note of mushrooms and old, moldy basement among the still present blueberries. Finishes with a well pronounced punch of tartness, which gets easily matched by the fruits, which now appear a little unriper but still very natural and multi facetted.

What a great iteration of a blueberry sour. To me that is, because it isn‘t solely about the berries, since the flavors allow cherries, grass and earth to add in. This creates a perfectly balanced, complex beer, with a moderate, well entangled tartness, reminding me of a very well made lambic. This is how I imagined Blabaer would taste like.

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4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cmurphy7
3.73/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MFMB
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle dated March 2018. I like bottle, I just have to throw that out there. Colour Five pours a bright ruby red with a slight purple hue. Nose is of berry skins and earthy funk. Taste of tart berries, lemon zest, wet oak and earthy funk. It’s tart but not overly. Has a very rustic feel to it as most Jester sours do. A little light on body definitely not jammy like other examples of same style but it is very refreshing. Low carbonation. Low carbonation and light tartness make Colour Five very drinkable.

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Photo of Brob245
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brantleysmith
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sd123
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hcproff36
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.83/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ckeegan04
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Wasnt a fan upon initial release, but just had one with about a year of age on it, and it has come along wonderfully. Flavors have come together nicely with a nice tartness to it and the sweetness is no longer overbearing.

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Photo of GreatStoutman
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ChrisTota
4.46/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 22Blue
4.07/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of YvesB
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mothman
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jammy purple color.

Lots of fruit and berries. Tart with a bit of funk. Lemon citrus.

Light bodied. Very easy drinking. Another enjoyable jester king sour.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of petermethot
3.98/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Colour Five from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 305 ratings