Jester King / Evil Twin - Even More Jeppe | 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): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
27
pDev:
7.48%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
 
User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 27
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

the apparent goal of this one was to make a sauv blac type beer without any grapes, and on that mission, they were quite successful. the aroma of this tart wild pale golden brew is quite vinous. heavy nelson hops give it the fruitiness, while the elderflower gives it floral and bitter components, and also a nuanced and delicate vibe. some sweet new oak to this too, really casts a honey and vanilla layer onto this one, and i think that is congruent with the nuances of the wine as well. its a bit past tart but not quite sour, some clean bacterial tang, lemons and lacto and the faintest white vinegar. the hops are really bold in nose and taste, and perfect with the elderflower, pineapple and jasmine and white grape are all there. its also effervescently carbonated, like a champagne, and there is an almost wine yeast flavor to it from the bottle. musty bretty funk too that also lends some floral qualities. classic jester king. i like the beer a lot, but it ends up sort of intense and sour after a glass or two, and i realize i probably didnt need to take this bottle down solo, by that time it became more than i really wanted, but the beer is delicious, very unique, and true to its sauv blanc objective. a great use of the barrels and of the nelson hops, this beer showcases them brilliantly. fun project, its always a treat to have stuff from either of these breweries! worth seeking out if you can still find one, its super original and delicious wild beer.

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Photo of THANAT0PSIS
4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Jester King/Evil Twin Even More Jeppe

A: This attempt at a Sauvignon Blanc-esque beer without grapes pours a cloudy golden color with a tinge of orange. The pure white head is surprisingly minimal and lacing is spotty; perhaps they were going for wine in appearance as well? Regardless, this has to be knocked a bit as a result, but it is beautiful otherwise. 3.75/5

A: It is difficult to pick out individual aromas due to how complete and well-crafted it is as a whole. Brett is there along with a shockingly grapey tartness. A light oakiness and definite green pepper from the elderflower blend seamlessly. Herbaceous earthiness and ample tropical fruitiness rounds it all out. It is a remarkable representation of a particularly fruity and slightly funky Sauvignon Blanc. 4.5/5

T: As in the nose, this is a very compete and well-rounded beverage. Fruity, tart stonefruit and sqtrikingly grapey notes hit up front and are quickly met by green pepper, earthiness, and a slight grassy weediness. Then, a wonderful minerality, vanilla, florals, and a very slight honeyed malt sweetness (that quickly dries out) comes out that was not present in the nose. Altogether, it comes off impossibly close to Sauvignon Blanc, despite being a little more tart than any wine would be. Again, how they managed this (and similarly, its coffee predecessor), is very impressive, and the beer is delicious to boot. 4.5/5

M: The mouthfeel is very wine-like in its relative flatness, with only a prickly carbonation and tartness to keep it from being completely one-note on the tongue. There is also a very pleasant fullness and almost a creaminess that somehow seems to work with the overall idea. 4.25/5

O: Just as in World's Worst Twin, the accomplishment of a very specific idea is one of the best executions in "concept beer" around. It truly is representative of the flavors, sharpness, minerality, complexity, and even to certain degrees, mouthfeel and appearance. It is truly a fantastic beer in its own right, and it would be wonderful to see them do it again. Personally, I find the less sour, more balanced Jester King beers (which usually come in 750s) to be better than the "rarer," more sought after 500ml fruited sours, and this is no exception. I eagerly await another concept beer from JK and Jeppe. Pair with Opeth's "Sorceress," a great, unique-yet-authentic take on 70's prog rock/metal, which grows on you the more you experience it. 4.75/5

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Photo of TX-Badger
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy/hazy bright yellow golden color with fizzy but minimal white head. Funk, citrus, tropical fruits like papaya, and grapes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied, but fizzy on the palate. Finishes tart and dry with plenty of fruity notes.

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Photo of alexpcat13
4.75/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Thoroughly surprised with this one.
Draught - excellent citrus, honey, flowers on the nose and taste. Awesome, very well balanced.
Bottle- nearly identical, maybe drank a bit drier than the draught.

One of my absolute favorites from JK. Awesome.

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Photo of mig100
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Freaking phenomenal beer. Resembles the flavors of a NZ Savignon Blanc, herbal and just slightly tart, at the same time spritzy, dry, champagne-esque and refreshing, especially in the summer heat. One of the best JK beers of 2016.

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Jester King / Evil Twin - Even More Jeppe from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 27 ratings