Cerveza de Mezquite | Jester King Brewery

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

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Myotus on 04-03-2017

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Ranking:
#8,152
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
40
pDev:
6.68%
 
 
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Photo of Zazzi82
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattreitz49
3.59/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Theogre83
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brantleysmith
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

as always with jester king, i have to first and foremost admire the uniqueness of this beer, i never even heard of a mesquite bean until now, enormously intriguing, especially in a light but malty saison like this where their impact can really be appreciated. it has a little copper color to it, still pale and a bit hazy too, but a touch of a deeper color here. aroma is classic jester king funk and tang up front, i could pick this out anywhere by now, but there is a curious earthiness, almost sweet, savory, and a tad smoky, the mesquite beans! i get faint maple and raisin in here, subtle smoke and wood, wet earth and even a clay sort of element, caramelized bready malts even too, not sure what they use for this, but it has some character of its own to contribute. not hardly sweet at all in the flavor though, unique and hard to describe are the mesquite beans, sort of like having licorice for the first time, if you have never had it, its impossible to communicate really, not quite spicy, very organic, cool with the funk here. rarely does a jester king beer not hold my attention, i love that about this one too. not my favorite beer they have ever made, but as curious and unique as any of them, cool use of an exotic ingredient and a neat beer overall, biere de garde-esque and distinctive on the whole.

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Photo of cjgiant
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottl, Batch #2 Jan 2018:
A little hazy pour that ends up a heavily burnt-orange darker amber with a couple finger just off white head. There's a little lacing that shows up, but not too much.

The scent coming from the beer has a slightly funky sour apple impression to it. There is a vibrance to the nose, as well - as if on the orchard farm where the fruits are being gathered and processed. I can sense a light influence of the mesquite - but I think I would be saying something like an odd spice/tea note if I didn't know what the key ingredient was. Warmth brings a little more obvious mesquite-like notes.

Taste starts with a fleeting hit of earthy funk that gives way quickly to a tart pop or lime and sour apple. The flavor that got pushed aside starts to come back as the tartness and lightly prickly carbonation fade. Warmth brings out an ever so light singed wood note out a little more. Early on it's relegated to the late taste. This is a mildly complex beer with a little bit of muddled edges but overall a nice sour/earthy offering with an odd note that has a smoky aspect to it.

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.65/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at The Beermongers.

Hazy orange, thin white head. Spicy, mildly smoky , grainy, not unlike fresh roasted chili peppers. Mild honey. The jester king terror with the unique water/yeast blend noticeable. Drying, tart on the finish. Solid.

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Photo of Sabtos
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy glowing orange with a large, lumpy beige foam.

This is not much different than the regular JK farmhouse ale, with a nice balance between tart citrus and woody funk, plus a barely there spice presence. The mesquite pods don't really seem to add much, and this actually seems a tad less complex, but, considering the JK base is an easy crusher every day of the year, whatevs.

The moderate body is supremely foamy with a tingly, semi-dry finish.

Batch #1 10/2016 vintage

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Photo of kewharton
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ScaryEd
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured on draft at Armsby Abbey.

Pours a mostly clear amber color with 2 fingers of fluffy white head. The head settles into a thin sheet, covering the entire top of the glass in lacing. Beautiful beer.

The aroma is very earthy and tart, with notes of lemon, grass, wood chips, and a hint of smoke. Like BBQ smoke.

The taste follows the nose. Very earthy with a mild lemon tartness. The finish is straight up mesquite barbecue sauce. This sounds gross but it works.

The feel is medium-light bodied with good carbonation. Crisp with a dry finish.

Overall, a very good farmhouse ale that sounds extremely odd but tastes quite good. Well done.

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Photo of Buck89
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Batch#2 from January 2018 and poured into a snifter. A clear amber color with a thick off-white head. A slightly smokey and earthy aroma that was hard to describe. Woody perhaps. There was a mild, lemony tartness on the first sip that yielded to a grassy and earthy aspect. Very dry and clean on the finish with a lingering bitterness. Overall a fun and easy beer to drink.

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Photo of ivyman
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Luckydog91
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JakerLou
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I recently had Cerveza de Mezquite a Farmhouse Ale brewed with wheat, oat, and Mesquite beans and with mesquite pods, from Jester King, Texas, ABV 5.60%, IBU 29. I bought it at a local Dallas store. I think it is quite good and thirst quenching. The foam was fluffy and left nice lacing.

Look: Amber color with a very thick fluffy white head

Aroma: lemon, yeast, some smokiness

Taste: The flavor is sweet and tart, lemon, some yeasty funkiness, some smokey bitterness.

Feel: light to medium, carbonated.

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Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of psoriasaurus
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Keith_R
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of csfcmitchell
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pro_Magnon
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NilocRellim
4.41/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy burnt orange colour. Smells light and slightly tart, lemon juice, mandarin orange, hay, and a little funky. Tastes like it smells, slightly tart, a little funky, hay, lemon and orange juice, kind of dry finish, and a bit earthy. Crisp and refreshing.

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Photo of Ben1313
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Price not noted (And no itemized receipt) but between $10 - $14/750 mL bottle.
Batch #1 10.19.16. Stored in my garage at 40 degrees, served at 45 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Aroma – A little lemon, a little yeast – fades over time.
Head – Large (Maximum 4.5 cm, aggressive pour), white, dense with a few surface rocks, average retention, diminishing to a three mm ring and a complete layer of uneven thickness. Head retraction leaves a complete narrow ring of tight lacing.
Lacing – Excellent. Wide complete rings of tiny bubbles with an occasional small bubble to break the monotony.
Body – Gold, clear, effervescent.
Flavor – Lemon with just a hint of tartness. Ends with a touch of bitterness. No malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate – Light, watery, lively carbonation.
Impression: Does mesquite taste like lemon? Something to determine on my next trip to Texas. I’ll pick up a couple more bottles of this if it’s available.
Appearance 4, Aroma 4, Flavor 4.25, Palate 4.25, Overall 4.25.

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Photo of gilgar
5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Cerveza de Mezquite from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 40 ratings