Bière De Syrah | 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): 7.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A barrel-aged sour beer refermented with Syrah grapes. Bière de Syrah consists of a blend of beer fermented in oak barrels for nine to twelve months with our mixed culture of brewers yeast and native yeast and bacteria harvested from the air and wildflowers around our brewery. The blend was then refermented with Syrah grapes for about two weeks, transferred off of the fruit, then aged for an additional nine months in oak barrels. After packaging, the beer naturally conditioned for an additional two months prior to release. Altogether, Bière de Syrah is roughly two years old.

Bière de Syrah was brewed with Hill Country well water, barley, wheat, oats, and hops. It was fermented with our mixed culture of brewers yeast and native yeast and bacteria harvested from the Texas Hill Country prior to refermentation with Syrah grapes. It is unfiltered, unpasteurized, and 100% naturally conditioned in bottles, kegs, and casks. Bière de Syrah is 7.3% alcohol by volume, 9 IBU, 3.2 pH at the time of packaging in June 2015, and has a finishing gravity of 1.001 (0.25 degrees Plato).

Added by ThatsThatDude on 07-30-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#351
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
157
pDev:
5.84%
 
 
Wants:
86
Gots:
47
Trade:
8
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On tap at the brewery.

White head. Raspberry red color.

Funky and tart. Grapes and tannins. Pretty straight forward. Light acidity. Really easy drinking.

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4.28/5  rDev -3.8%
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Biere de Syrah
Served in a tulip at the brewery

Look:
Pomegranate color with bright white head that has poor retention and very small bubble texture. Clarity is good but not brilliant.

Aroma:
Initially funk with notes of grape tannins. More Syrah notes follow up the initial smells. No noticeable hop or malt aromas.

Taste:
Dry, fruity berry notes. Funk is fairly tame, presumably from blending with the Syrah grapes. Beer has a nice balance between the funk and the wine grapes. Very refreshing. No noticeable levels of hop or malt flavor. No lingering flavors or harshness.

Feel:
Dry with a light to medium light body. A little mouth-picker from the sourness of the beer. No alcoholic warmth, creaminess, or astringency. Medium-high carbonation.

Overall:
Very nice. After having a glass I was compelled to buy a bottle. Maybe my current favorite of the wine blends.

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Bière De Syrah from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 4.45 out of 5 with 157 ratings