Bière De Lenoir
Jester King Brewery

Bière De LenoirBière De Lenoir
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From:
Jester King Brewery
 
Texas, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #122
ABV:
6.9%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,098
Avg:
4.35 | pDev: 5.98%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
25
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 12, 2022
Added:
Feb 08, 2017
Wants:
  7
Gots:
  4
SCORE
94
Outstanding
Bière De LenoirBière De Lenoir
Notes: Bière de Lenoir is a blend of barrel aged beer brewed with Hill Country well water, malted and raw grains from our friends at Blacklands Malt, fresh and aged hops, and fermented with our mixed culture of brewers yeast and native yeast and bacteria. It matured in oak barrels for eight to fourteen months before blending and refermention with Lenoir grapes (also known as Black Spanish) from Torre di Pietra Winery in Fredericksburg, Texas. It was packaged in bottles and kegs on October 24th, 2016 and is 100% naturally refermented, unfiltered, and unpasteurized. At the time of bottling, Bière de Lenoir was 6.9% alcohol by volume, 1.002 specific gravity (0.5 degrees Plato), 11 IBU, and 3.4 pH.
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Rated: 4.27 by o29 from Texas

Nov 12, 2022
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.96/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Bottle share. Murky ruby colored body. Tart, funky aroma. Sweet fruit. Light fruitiness, sour, yeast, funk, nice sharp pucker. Mellow taste lightly grows in strength.
Jan 09, 2020
 
Rated: 4.35 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Aug 14, 2019
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Rated by Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas from Texas

4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Would I buy this again? Immediately and without giving it a second thought.
Feb 11, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by Kurmaraja from California

Sep 11, 2018
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.28/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Mesmerizing dark garnet, uniformly glossy and semi-clear, with a soft but thin off-white pink collar.

Smell is uniquely herbal and spicy, almost like gin but more down to earth, with a little char, black pepper and plenty of dark wine grapes that are paired with a light, woody, nutty funk.

Smooth, medium round with a slight crispness and a tingly, semi dry swallow, this delivers flavors of delicious, almost gummy dark grapes along with unique accents of herbs and spices. A hint of black raspberry runs with the grapes as some dark charred oak brings with it a moderate strength malic acidity.
Aug 09, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

Aug 05, 2018
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Reviewed by zonker17 from Texas

4.59/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a grape jelly color, light purple foam, no lacing. Nose complex funk and wine. Taste brings the wine character of the grape forward alongside the funky, cheesy taste from the bugs. Average body and below average carbonation
Jul 04, 2018
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Louisiana

3.7/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Courtesy of Dennis - thanks, bruv!

OG vintage.

Jammy red wine. Fruit preserves. Subtle acidity. Perfect sweetness. Ideal balance. Extremely harmonious. Tastes like a gestalt whole.

Remarkable work from Jester King.

Simply fantastic.

High B+ (3.70) / VERY GOOD
Jun 03, 2018
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Blend 1. October 2016.

Ruby raspberry red color. Little bit of pink hues white head. Red grapes, wine like, tannins, oak, funk. Sour but not tart or acidic. Very balanced, very drinkable. This one is very complex.
May 24, 2018
 
Rated: 3.96 by chippo33 from Vermont

Nov 28, 2017
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Reviewed by Stevedore from Oregon

4.3/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
500ml bottle, served in a snifter glass. Pours a dark purple body, slight reddish brown hue, one finger white head, fair retention, no lacing. Smell is grape skin, a bit of tannin, oak and a mild-moderate acetic acidity, mineral. Flavour follows for the most part, tannins and grape flavours, a bit of vanilla and oak, mild-moderate vinegar, mineral and a bit of funk. Dry and mildly tannic. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, good carbonation, nice tannic finish.
Oct 21, 2017
 
Rated: 4.9 by GreatStoutman from Texas

Oct 20, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Oct 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by greenspointexas from Texas

Aug 27, 2017
 
Rated: 4.58 by petermethot from New Jersey

Aug 15, 2017
 
Rated: 4.16 by Jhfinn from New York

Jul 30, 2017
 
Rated: 4.1 by acurtis from New Jersey

Jul 29, 2017
 
Rated: 4.75 by fthegiants from California

Jul 19, 2017
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Reviewed by manbearpack from Texas

4.71/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Had on tap at the release in February 2017. Great ruby color and intense grape smell, almost like a wine. Taste is intense grapes, honestly if this was not carbonated your could convince someone that this was a wine. A really nice creation by the guys at JK, excited to see how this ages in the bottle and I hope they make it again.
Jun 21, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

May 21, 2017
 
Rated: 4.69 by Liberatiscioli from Pennsylvania

Mar 04, 2017
 
Rated: 4.39 by UWBadgerFan4Life from Wisconsin

Mar 02, 2017
 
Rated: 4.21 by Ryannotbryan from Texas

Feb 22, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Feb 18, 2017
 
Rated: 4.35 by kjkinsey from Texas

Feb 18, 2017
 
Rated: 4.3 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire

Feb 18, 2017
 
Rated: 4.29 by IrishColonial from Texas

Feb 16, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by Karibourgeois from Texas

Feb 13, 2017
 
Rated: 4.24 by videofrog from Texas

Feb 11, 2017
 
Rated: 4.52 by mig100 from Texas

Feb 11, 2017
 
Rated: 4.31 by sd123 from Georgia

Feb 11, 2017
Bière De Lenoir from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 32 ratings