Vulgar Affectation | Jester King Brewery

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3.92/5
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69 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Vulgar Affectation was brewed with Hill Country well water, barley, wheat, rye, rolled oats, lemon beebalm, horehound, and hops. It was fermented with our mixed culture of brewers yeast and native yeast and bacteria harvested from the Texas Hill Country. It is unfiltered, unpasteurized, and 100% naturally conditioned in bottles, kegs, and casks. Vulgar Affectation is 5.0% alcohol by volume, 38 IBU, 3.6 pH at the time of packaging in April 2015, and has a finishing gravity of 1.002 (0.5 degrees Plato).

Added by ThatsThatDude on 08-06-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
69
pDev:
7.4%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 69 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.29/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

holy cow this is good, 2015 bottle holding up incredibly well for being such a low alcohol and delicate beer, i was sure some of the herbs and botanicals would have faded out a bit, but i was wrong, aside from an obvious wild maturity and familiar jester king dryness, this beer tastes fresh and new and blooming still to me. maybe a touch more bitterness from the added plants has creeped in, but its all real flattering. i love the beers these guys make, especially these session wild foraged saisons, i love the medicinal property here and the unique seasonality of it, bretty and complex from a yeast side without taking over some of its delicacy, and tart without being too sour to be drinkable, i did the whole bottle almost entirely by myself and wasnt over it when the beer was gone! i can taste the rye in here and feel the contribution of the oats in the body, the multigrain base of this makes it sort of taste and drink like a grisette or something, especially with the wild elements. i could pick this out as a jester king beer out of a million beers, such a distinct culture. the herbs make it taste fresh, tea-like, springy, and alive. epic carbonation, a slight floral bitter thing like hibiscus or elderflower in the finish, brett and subtle peach and apricot. epic beer, way underrated, aged super well! i love these guys, cant wait to check out their brewery later this month!

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Photo of StormAles
4.62/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sabtos
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Foggy gold with a large white foam that slowly dies to nothing and stays that way.

Smell starts with hints of amaretto and lavender after popping the bottle, then those permanently depart, giving way to sticky, wild and funky honey, beeswax, lemon bar filling, and pepper. Strange herbs with a dried floral bouquet wrap up the final smell, which is like a much less potent potpourri.

Taste starts with tart lemon and waxy honey. The yeast translates to something unique to Jester King, becoming airy and not very funky or woody like many of their beers. Hints of lime pop in, and an herbal and floral finish really bring to mind a bouquet of all sorts of wild plants.

Batch #1 2015 vintage

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Photo of cyrushire
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of orangesol
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerSamurai34
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one is everything a traditional farmhouse beer should be. It's pretty subtle in flavor with lots of funk and a nice crisp clean finish. There isn't a ton going on, but this is perfect for a hot day.

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Photo of SveNss0N
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SteeleWright
4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of csfcmitchell
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of w5baron
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beer_lover89
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dicers
3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dar482
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The aroma offers white grape, some notes of wine, with layers of herbs and a paint funk.

The flavor follows with that underlying paint funk, hints of grape skin, lime peel, earthiness along with a dry finish.

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Photo of Can_has_beer
4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice work from JK. The lemon beebalm and horehound are subtle. The aroma leads with a whisp of lemon and the taste ends with a herbaceous note. Lovely JK yeast. Will look forward to the next batch.

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Photo of Bung
3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IPAchris
4.27/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pete_IV
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zach136
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hollywood_15063
4.49/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cvm4
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch #1 - Bottled April 2, 2015

L - Pours a semi-opaque straw colored body with a fizzy eggshell colored head. No lacing or retention to the head.

S - Like a bouquet of flowers. Not pungent or in your face, but lovely on the nose. Tart lemon and a grassy note after the bouquet.

T - Pretty much follows the nose. Floral notes up front that transition into earthy notes then a tart lemon finish.

F - Light bodied and medium carbonation. Wet/dry finish, hard to explain.

O - Definitely a floral forward beer that I'm enjoying. Very solid.

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4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CityofWind_brew
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of outoffocus
4.34/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Vulgar Affectation from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 69 ratings