Cerveza de Mezquite | Jester King Brewery

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4.07/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Myotus on 04-03-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,993
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
32
pDev:
6.88%
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Ratings: 32 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of kewharton
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ScaryEd
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
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 -2.2%
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 -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Luckydog91
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JakerLou
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
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 +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of psoriasaurus
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Keith_R
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of csfcmitchell
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pro_Magnon
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NilocRellim
4.41/5  rDev +8.4%
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 -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
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 +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Knapp85
3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rossracing
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of weareallfalafel
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stevedore
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, batch #1 10.19.16. Served in a stemmed glass. Pours a darker orange body, two finger big white head, good retention, rings of lacing. Smell is tart lemon, stonefruit, oranges, zest, kumquats and a bit of earthy, sort of vinous character. Flavour is tart but not sour, dry but not vinegary, mild zest, a bit of lemon, kind of a dry earthy bark character but it isn't astringent by any means, and maybe some lightly ground coffee bean? Not sure. Interesting beer, that's for sure. Mouthfeel is medium-lighter bodied, dry but not quite so dry that you have to wait in between sips. It works well, and has an unique flavour to it, presumably tied to the time, place, and people.

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Photo of greenspointexas
3.22/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of puck1225
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass. Cloudy golden yellow with a bit of brown, nice head and lacing. The smell is great, sour, sweet, orange, cherries and maybe a bit of watermelon. The fruit carries over to the taste with some nut and earth flavor that compliment the slightly sour cherry taste. Very nice, complex beer.

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Cerveza de Mezquite from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 32 ratings