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Jester King / Off Color / Side Project - Intersection Of SpeciesJester King / Off Color / Side Project - Intersection Of Species

Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery
Texas, United States

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Intersection of Species was brewed with well water, locally malted barely from Blacklands Malt, spelt, hops, and Texas raw wildflower honey. It was fermented in stainless steel with a blend of mixed cultures from Off Color, Side Project, and Jester King, and then re-feremented with tangerine zest and juice.

User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 80
Photo of brentk56
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: A slow gusher that pours with only an inch of foam that leaves streaks of lacing; the cloudy liquid is the color of apricot nectar

Smell: Funk forward, with hints of tangerine and honey as well as the spelt

Taste: Rustic barnyard and bitter tangerine peel flavors battle in the foreground, with an underlying layer of shortbread malt holding things together; after the swallow, the tart aspect rises to the forefront but all of the flavors meld together in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with buoyant carbonation

Overall: A very interesting collaboration which displays the attributes of each of the aduncts

Thanks, CheChe, for the opportunity

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a seriously heavy hitting collaboration, cool that these three teamed up and came up with such a unique beer. wild ale with honey and tangerines, a fun combination that is dosed just right in the beer. a nice rusty orange color to it, good airy white head and lace, amazing aroma of zesty citrus, funky brett, and more weighty malts than we usually see in these low alcohol funky beers. hints of spice on the nose, things that compliment the tangerine, almost nutmeg for a second but its clean again real quickly, more fall than summer. the honey doesnt quite have the impact i thought it would, and appears to be mostly fermented out of this, some floral elements remain that are amazing with the citrus, but the flavor of raw honey is not really there for me. i love the yeast cocktail this was fermented with, side project funk and jester king sour in the same beer, pretty nice combination. some decent body here but also really lively carbonation, medium body is very satisfying, refreshing and hearty at the same instant, overall a very good collaboration and a rare treat to be able to enjoy a bottle of this, not quite as dramatic as expected, but as good a wild beer as you would anticipate given the parties involved. lovely beer overall.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.4/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

1 PT 9.4 FL OZ bottle
Served in an oversized wine glass

It is a slow gusher. The foam oozed out the top of the bottle slowly before I poured it. This beer pours a hazy amber color. It is topped with two inches of off white head that leaves some nice lacing.

It does not have much of a tart of funky aroma. I do pick up on some tangerine and some floral notes.

The first thing I taste is the tangerine. It is more of a rind taste than juice. That's about it for flavor. It does build some tartness about halfway through the bottle.

Medium body with a highly effervescent mouthfeel.

I'm a little disappointed. It is not terrible, but it is not great or even good. The tangerine leaves a weird aftertaste that is not the most pleasant flavor in the world. I have yet to have a Jester King beer other than a couple collaborations. Hopefully, the ones I have in the cellar are much better than this, although the Wicked Weed collaboration was pretty good.

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Photo of TX-Badger
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy lighter orangish color with white fizzy head. Funk, oak, very faint citrus notes, and some very light tart notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light to medium bodied. Finishes slightly tart and dry with some lingering citrus notes.

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Photo of stevoj
3.63/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle share at Steve's. Another [email protected]#$ing sour. Good, but...need some variety. Musty, funky, mild tartness. Mealy mouth feel. Lingering funk. Semi-sweet.

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Photo of stephenjmoore
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep orange body with a thick, foamy off-white head. Aroma is honey, citrus, grains and a hint of funk. Taste is slightly sweet and slightly tart. Citrus zest comes though, along with honey. Feel is medium-high carbonation with a medium bodied and a bit of grit to it. Really nice and pretty unique beer.

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Photo of dar482
4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The aroma offers barnyard funk, spice, black pepper, a biscuity malt.

The flavor follows with a light biscuit malt, more of that barnyard funk, a hint of minerality, onto a finish that is dry for days.

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Photo of Myotus
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured gently at 45°F from a 750ml bottle (bottled on 22Dec15) into a tulip. Consumed on 13May16.
LOOK: Pours with 2 fingers worth of dense, white foam. After 3 minutes, the head shows no sign of dissipation and has, in fact, grown about a fingers worth. Honey orange in color with an extreme amount of cloudiness. The abundance of small, rising bubbles explains the undying head. Lacing is thick and moderate.
SMELL: Strong aromas of bittersweet tangerines and earthy yeast are backed by mild honey, hay, sour green apple, wood, and wheat aromas.
TASTE: Mild earthy yeast and bittersweet tangerine flavors fuse to create a unique first impression. Mild flavors of wheat, sour green apple, and hay along with subtle honey flavors further unveil the taste complexity as earthy yeast flavors become more prevalent. Subtle wood flavors enter lastly as all previous flavors maintain, except for honey, which grow slightly stronger.
FEEL: Medium-bodied and highly carbonated. Goes down rough due to the carbonation. Finishes with a strong dryness.
NOTE: A nice and mild Farmhouse Ale; however, it was too mild for me. The honey didn't shine through enough for my personal liking. The tangerines brought a nice citrus sweetness, but also presented an undesirable bitterness. I know Jester King's goal for this beer was to display how mixed culture fermentation would developed when combined with two other breweries. Given that the yeast profile dominated, I would say mission accomplished!

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Photo of DoctorZombies
4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Deep gold (6) pour with thick, tight white foam; slightly hazy; long lasting cap and heavy clinging lace. Sour and spiced fruit; just a hint of clove; honey and citrus nose. Flavors of spicy citrus, lite honeycomb and juice - not sure I get tangerine but citrus for sure; just a whisper of clove in the finish. Zippy, highly carbonated, lite mouthfeel; honey tongue coating. Long lasting honey linger - overall, lite and refreshing.

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Photo of thatche2
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on draught into a tulip glass. This beer is drinkable and refreshing with good carbonation, but there is not as much yeast character as expected. The tangerine flavors are prominent creating a decent amount of bitterness. Another good offering from Jester King.

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Jester King / Off Color / Side Project - Intersection Of Species from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 80 ratings