Synthesis Analogous
Jester King Brewery

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Jester King Brewery
Texas, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #173
Ranked #2,089
4.28 | pDev: 7.24%
Sunday at 05:09 AM
Sep 17, 2015
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Notes: Synthesis Analogous was brewed with Hill Country well water, barley, wheat, oats, and hops. It was fermented with our mixed culture of microorganisms consisting of brewers yeast and native yeast and bacteria harvested from the air and wildflowers around our brewery, and refermented with raspberries and blackberries. It was packaged in July of 2015 and is unfiltered, unpasteurized, and 100% naturally conditioned. At the time of bottling, it was 5.6% alcohol by volume, 1.003 specific gravity (0.75 degrees Plato), and 14 IBU.
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

4.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Had this very tasty beer at the brewery. It was poured from tap into a large snifter.

Beautiful reddish garnet-pint color (hard to describe). Brief effervescent head and little lacing but this did not distract from the beer.

Smell and taste of ripe tart berries. Flavors of cinnamon candy and tart cherries. This beer is rounded out with a very pleasant floral mellowness that makes this beer very enjoyable.
Sunday at 05:09 AM
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Briliant red body with a pink tinted white cap that settles into a ring. Nose is potent jammy berries in a wild way with dark oak and flowers supporting. Taste bring the whiskey infusing the raspberry and blackberry, with rustic oak and barrel funk supporting. Feel is slightly darker and certainly more boozy, but nowhere near hot, feel is tart at most, limited acidity. Wonderful beer for the opening of true spring
May 06, 2023
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Reviewed by colts9016 from Idaho

4.51/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Name: Synthesis Analogous
Brewery: Jester King
Location: Austin, TX
Style: Wild Ale
ABV 7.9
Date: 08/2022
I visited Texas, and Jester King was on the must-do list. I drank a lot of wild ales; most of what I drank resides in my cellar. I purchased this beer at the brewery and brought it back home. I am using a tulip glass; the pour created a foamy one-fingered head with no retention. The retention does not bother me because of the style. The color is a light reddish color with a pinkish hue. There is lots of carbonation and bright clarity. The appearance is beautiful.
Nosing the glass, I smell berries, sourness, a hint of the farmyard, a touch of fruity sweetness, oak, hints of whiskey, and light floral esters.
Tasting the beer berries, hints of farmyard funk, a touch of fruity sweetness, oak, a hint of whiskey, light floral esters,
The mouthfeel is dry and puckering, The body is light, and the carbonation is high, with a pleasant finish.
This is a wonderful beer experience. The berries are not on the front of the palate yet, it harmoniously lingers with the rest of the beer. It has the perfect amount of sweetness, tartness, and finish. I loved this beer.
Mar 04, 2023
Rated: 4.15 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Feb 25, 2023
Rated: 4.3 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Feb 12, 2023
Rated: 3.84 by vfgccp from New York

Jan 01, 2023
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Rated by Sammy from Canada (ON)

3.83/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
2020 edition. Very tart. Draft at Torst.
Nov 23, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

Nov 18, 2022
Rated: 4.19 by ScottP from New Hampshire

Apr 17, 2021
Rated: 4.38 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire

Apr 17, 2021
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Reviewed by Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas from Texas

4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Would I buy this again? Definitely. This Jester King offering is way to rare to not have it if you can get it.

That said, both fruits (raspberry & blackberry) are very subtle throughout. The sherry barrels are more noticeable on the nose then the fruit.

Fruit is present in the taste & smell, but not overly noticeable - which is reasonable considering both fruits were on their second refermentation for this beer.

As a huge Jester King fanboy (they are my favorite brewery - by a mile) this beer would fall as a low-end "Top 10 JK beers" for me (#9 or 10).

Score based on blend #2 from June 2017.
Jan 20, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by csfcmitchell from Texas

Mar 17, 2018
Rated: 4.4 by Kurmaraja from California

Mar 11, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by Wayne17 from Texas

Jan 16, 2018
Rated: 4.75 by GreatStoutman from Texas

Dec 20, 2017
Rated: 4.51 by Dicers from California

Oct 05, 2017
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Hazy without any sediment, the color is consistently dark salmon from top to bottom, with a fizzy off-white head that settles to nothing but a thin ring.

Smell is seedy blackberry and raspberry with softening peach and cranberry that are all nearly overtaken by an intensely complex oak presence that is like heavily roasted pecan, almost maple-esque. At the very back end is a hint of stinky cheese.

Synthesis is surprisingly juicy and jammy for a Jester King beer--I don't normally get that characteristic from them--but also sharply tart and deeply black peppery. This intense oak flavor is a very complex and completely appreciated contribution from the Sherry, which is still coming across as roasted pecan to me. Gummy apricot and notes of caramel corn-esque pie crust arise as it warms. The specific notes of raspberry and blackberry don't actually come through distinctly in flavor, but this is unbelievably drinkable for a fruited Jester King sour.

Feel is crisply carbonated, nicely tart sour, with a slick swallow but just barely semi-dry finish.

Batch #2 June 2017 vintage
Sep 18, 2017
Rated: 4.22 by BirdsandHops from Oregon

Aug 19, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by petermethot from New Jersey

Aug 15, 2017
Rated: 4.65 by Sirnickatnite from Texas

Aug 13, 2017
Rated: 4.15 by sd123 from Georgia

Aug 13, 2017
Rated: 4.1 by Jhfinn from New York

Jul 30, 2017
Rated: 4 by acurtis from New Jersey

Jul 29, 2017
Rated: 4.51 by Run4theRoses from South Carolina

Apr 15, 2017
Rated: 4.21 by mrn1ceguy from Illinois

Jan 15, 2017
Rated: 4.14 by billab914 from Virginia

Dec 21, 2016
Rated: 4.27 by StoutSnob40 from California

Aug 28, 2016
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Reviewed by Stevedore from Oregon

4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
750ml bottle. Served in a snifter glass.

Pours a lightly hazy, light reddish-pink with a one finger white head, nice lacing. Fair retention. As you'd expect, this is a pretty beer. Smell is a rich raspberry sweetness with a tarter blackberry-like tartness, light hay, dark fruit, mild lactic acidity, some minerality to it. There is a ton of fruit here, and the aroma is akin to Atrial Rubicite, but a bit more complex. Really a nice fruit-forward nose. Flavour pulls back a little bit on the fruit, in favour of a more dry saison-like vinous, earthy and grainy wheat-like character. Raspberry jam sweetness is perfectly complementary here, but there is a big, big acetic bite on the backend that isn't so much tart as it is sour. Somewhat unexpected, given that Jester King loves their 1.000 final gravity designations, but very welcome. I'm guessing the sherry barrel is mingling in with what I am perceiving to be the fruit flavour. The blackberry isn't really anywhere to be found, perhaps the tart character is from the blackberry. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied, refreshingly sour on the finish with a rolling fruit flavour that lingers. A really nice treat from Jester King, and a damn nice fruited wild ale to drink on a summer evening.
Jul 16, 2016
Rated: 4.21 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

Jul 16, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by Bristopher89 from Texas

Jul 11, 2016
Rated: 4.39 by CSO from Illinois

Jun 17, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by BGsWo22 from Texas

Jun 03, 2016
Rated: 4.74 by SteeleWright from Texas

May 25, 2016
Rated: 4.17 by Magery from Kentucky

May 14, 2016
Rated: 4.6 by IrishColonial from Texas

May 13, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by jschott75 from Illinois

May 01, 2016
Rated: 4.35 by pagesofphotographs from Colorado

Apr 27, 2016
Rated: 4.28 by tkrane from Texas

Apr 26, 2016
Rated: 4.77 by ac24 from California

Apr 18, 2016
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Reviewed by cultclassic89 from Texas

4.95/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Best Jester King beer out there IMO.

L: Beautiful pink to red to purple hue with a soft pink/white head. Looks like raspberry jam.

S: This is incredibly complex. Jammy raspberry and blackberry, lambic like funk, dry sherry, tons of oak. Just perfect.

T: It really holds up to the nose, and probably even better. Jammy berries that are balanced with the sherry, funk and oak. So complex and incredible.

F: Light and subtly effervescent with a great dryness on the end, not sweet at all.

O: I don't think there's a better JK beer out there. The complexity of this is incredible and reminds me so much of lambic. The sherry barrel in unique and very awesome and is goes perfectly with the fruit. Better than Sherry Atrial.
Apr 05, 2016
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