Cerveza de Mezquite
Jester King Brewery

Cerveza de MezquiteCerveza de Mezquite
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Jester King Brewery
Texas, United States
Ranked #373
Ranked #10,457
4.02 | pDev: 7.46%
Jul 18, 2022
Apr 03, 2017
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Rated: 4 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Jul 18, 2022
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Reviewed by CraigDeMoss from Kansas

4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a translucent golden-orange amber with a volatile foam head. Nice lacing with dollops of mountainous foam leftover. A wild one for sure. Head is a light value pastel orange and tends to be malleable or takes on rocky forms

A zesty spice imparted by the mesquite beans, earthy and yeast funk. Oak smooths out hay and citrus.

A lot of complexities. There’s an obvious mellow spice from the beans, with that comes the usual saison palette of farmhouse funk and then there’s intermingling elements of soil and grapefruit. Some guava in there. To top it off a weird flavor almost akin to tin mixed with some kind of savory bean dip. Gross to some but good to me.

Good carbonation and fizzy, a little off given the crazy head. Slightly drying and tart

Very nice impression of a saison with an interesting mash component. Glad to have another
May 30, 2020
Rated: 4.27 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

May 14, 2020
Rated: 4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 16, 2020
Rated: 4 by dsshuck from Delaware

Feb 18, 2020
Rated: 4 by Karibourgeois from Texas

Feb 16, 2019
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

2.83/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3
Notes from a bottle shared at a Christmas beer tasting.

Overcarbonation is obvious when pouring. Head sticks around a good 10+ minutes.

Aroma hints at cracked grain, wheat, oats, spicy ale yeast strains, and barnyard notes/microflora. Suggests a dry parching beer with not a lot going on.

It is indeed dry and parching, but it has a mild unexpected sour twang towards the finish. Wheat, cracked grain, 2-row. Not a complex beer, and it's a bit rough around the edges balance-wise. Unrefreshing on account of its coarseness. Has some funkiness of the "dirty gym sock" variety in addition to barnyard notes. Some yeasty spice is also present. Wisps of lemon. Grass. Earthiness. It has a dirty taste.

Drinking the whole bottle isn't particularly appealing. I don't know what the mezquite imparts, but the beer as a whole isn't impressive. Not one of Jester King's best.

Dec 31, 2018
Rated: 4 by COBEERHUNTER from Colorado

Oct 22, 2018
Rated: 4 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee

Sep 06, 2018
Rated: 3.59 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Sep 02, 2018
Rated: 3.83 by Theogre83 from Kansas

Aug 17, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by brantleysmith from Texas

Jul 28, 2018
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

edit: just had a batch 2 from 2018, four years old, and its holding up fine, a little tartness has replaced some of the funk, but the malt remains intact and the unique mesquite aspect is still central to this. awesome bottle conditioning here too. loved this with salty cheese, spicy pickles, and crusty bread.
Jul 16, 2018
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Reviewed by cjgiant from District of Columbia

4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
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.
Jul 09, 2018
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Reviewed by DefenCorps from Oregon

3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
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.
Jul 01, 2018
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
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
Jun 30, 2018
Rated: 4.23 by kewharton from Florida

Jun 16, 2018
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Reviewed by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
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.
Jun 14, 2018
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Reviewed by Buck89 from Tennessee

3.98/5  rDev -1%
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.
Jun 13, 2018
Rated: 4 by ivyman from Massachusetts

Jun 05, 2018