Colour Five | Jester King Brewery

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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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Reviews:
40
Ratings:
306
pDev:
9.65%
 
 
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Ratings: 306 |  Reviews: 40
Reviews by Knapp85:
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3.9/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

More User Reviews:
Photo of WTKeene
4.81/5  rDev +13.2%

Reviewed from Half-drunken notes on the back of a menu one week later.

2oz poured from the bottle into a Meddlesome Moth Prairie / Jester King Halloween Spectacle Glass.

Appearance: Crimson and Purple with a persistent pale mauve head, loose with champagne-bubbles and somewhat small. Minimal lacing.

Smell: Lots of berry fruitiness, blueberry skins, hints of tart strawberry. Suggestions of mint play in the background. Jester king funk, and a vinous note are evident as well.

Taste: Sour blueberry is strong up front, hints of sweet malts and a sprinkling of crackers too. The unripe strawberries in the nose play a surprisingly important role in the taste as well, right up there with the blueberries. The funk native to Jester King beers of course is present here too, along with the same vinous note from the nose. The beer could have been a lot more sour (I was scared it would be mouth-puckering), and the use of a small portion red sour base (RU55) along with the pale sour base used in all other fruited sours (Das Uberkind) was a smart decision definitely upping the complexity of the flavor profile.

Mouthfeel: Slightly lower carb than most other Jester King sours, but not by much. Quite dry, with a crisp, clean flavor that doesn't linger for long.

Overall: My list of "favorite Jester King fruited sours" is quickly expanding into a list that might as well be "All Jester King fruited sours." Knowing the difficulty of making a blueberry sour, and knowing that the blueberry flavors will be much more subtle than, say, raspberries, this is an expertly crafted ale which shows the skill Jester King has with this style. Up there with Atrial, MvB, and Aurelian in my book. I had had a Blabaer 2013 just a few weeks earlier and, personally, this blew it out of the water.

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Photo of nathanmiller
3.73/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Glad I finally got to try this, but I must say I was very disappointed considering the incredible fruited sours found in JK's portfolio. The color was great, and the beer is definitely very pretty. The aroma is pretty good as well, a fair amount of blueberry, but not overwhelming. The flavor is fairly one-note, however, and lacks the punch that I normally associate with the JK 500mL fruited sours. If you told me this was more of a La Vie-style second runoff brew, I'd have no trouble believing that. Ultimately good but not great.

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

L: Pours a dark blue/purple color
S: blueberries and currants, a sweet but funky nose on this
T: super fresh blueberries, a nice lingering tart finish on this
F: a good amount of carbonation, leaves a nice dry fruit finish on the pallet
O: I do not now JK does it, but their fruit sours have such an amazing fresh fruit taste. This beer is like eating the fruit right from the bush! loved it

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Photo of MarcWP
4.27/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into Colour 5 chalice.


Very pretty cran/grape juice appearance. Fizzy small head that settles to nothing.


Aroma is unsweetened blueberry pie filling, faint muskiness, fruit leather, grape juice, and cranberry jam.


Taste is clean, fleeting, and delicate. Blueberry purée, cranberry, some white grape juice tartness, toned down wood notes, and a faint Flanders like leatheriness.


Body is light with low carbonation. Drinks almost like a juice. Tart but not sour. Clean finish with an acidic little poke that doesn't disrupt anything.


Overall a very tasty brew by Jester King. Fruit forward like most of them. Toned down funk and acid levels make for an easy drinking, summeresque brew.

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Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Ben7773
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of warnerry
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Marius
3/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled at CBC 2016 - day 2. Red fruit, vinegar sourness, macerated fruit, very subtle oak and vanilla notes.

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Photo of gibgink
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Consumed at a share on 6/5/16. Color is like blueberry pie filling. Picked up slight blueberry on the nose, but more prevalent in the taste. Not a whole lot of tart/sour going on, as it seems like there is still a sugar presence left. Very easy drinking, would have again.

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Photo of sourdog
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of amex_platypus
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Tart, oak, cedar, mild funk.

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Photo of HoppySeb
3.83/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of acurtis
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of roostor07
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Jackp_43
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of MilwaukeeBeerMaker
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Never pass up a JK sour and this did not disappoint. Nose was a little light but the taste was amazing....BLUEBERRIES. Not terribly tart and caught a little bit of funk and just an all around good beer. Glad to have had the opportunity to try it.

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

Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2018, Green Session. Aroma is funky and yeasty with farmhouse, wood and cellar notes. Taste is tart, astringent, fruity, really dry and a bit acidic.

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Photo of fthegiants
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aleckpa
4.56/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kylo76
4.47/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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Colour Five from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 306 ratings