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Reposé | Jester King Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The inspiration for Reposé came from dusty, hay-filled barns like the one near Jester King where we store our aged hops. We attempted to capture some of our sensory experience of the barn by adding ingredients found in the attic to the beer. We added bales of hay to the mash and old hops that had spent many months in burlap bags to the boil. Further providing inspiration for Reposé was Bière de Garde, a traditional French farmhouse beer that likely originated out of the stone-walled barns that dot the landscape of northern France. Bière de Garde was historically brewed in fall and winter to take advantage of cooler fermentation temperatures, and aged for months before drinking. Similarly, Reposé was brewed during February of 2014 and slowly fermented for months prior to being blended and packaged in January of 2015.

The wort for Reposé was brewed with Texas Hill Country water from our well, malted barley, hay, aged hops, and fresh hops. It was then pitched with Jester King’s unique mixed culture of brewer’s yeast and native yeast and bacteria harvested from the air and wildflowers around our brewery. After an initial fermentation in stainless steel, Reposé was then slowly fermented for months in Brandy barrels we received from France. It is 8.3% alcohol by volume, 12 IBU, has a finishing gravity of 1.004, and was 3.25 pH at the time of bottling. The label art is by Jester King’s Josh Cockrell.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 02-24-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,429
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
221
pDev:
7.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
54
Trade:
11
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Photo of mothman
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brown color. Bottle.

More malty with some caramel notes to go with the farmhouse flavors. There is a smoked malt flavor but maybe the brandy is showing a little. Can’t taste the hay. Interesting but nice beer.

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4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Earthy with a light sourness and lots of brandy barrel aromas.

A: Amber color, opaque, with no head at all.

T: Lots of vinous flavors, followed by a light earthiness, moderately light sourness that finishes lightly acidic.

M: Medium-full bodied with light carbonation and acidity.

O: Tasty; the beer has a great complexity and balance of components. Definitely an interesting take on a biere de garde!

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5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful brown and ruby color with off white head that sticks around a bit but fades away to an island of bubbles eventually. Aroma is sweet and tart fruity with hints of cherry or raspberry. Hints of earthiness and a bit of spice are underlying. Flavor is lemon or fruit tartness right up front but then gives way to a bit of malt and earthy flavors. Super easy to drink.

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Reposé from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 221 ratings
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