Cerveza de Mezquite | Jester King Brewery

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4.06/5
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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

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Added by Myotus on 04-03-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,861
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
35
pDev:
6.9%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 35 |  Reviews: 12
Reviews by Knapp85:
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3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Photo of JakerLou
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NilocRellim
4.41/5  rDev +8.6%
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 weareallfalafel
4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acurtis
3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rossracing
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ben1313
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Keith_R
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Magery
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ivyman
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ScaryEd
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.

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Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
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

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Photo of greenspointexas
3.22/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of IrishColonial
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DefenCorps
3.65/5  rDev -10.1%
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 Buck89
3.98/5  rDev -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 csfcmitchell
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kewharton
4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Premo88
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz. poured from bottle into Jester King snifter at the brewery 5/14/2017

L: cloudy gold, nearly 100% opaque, huge fluffy head of foam over 1 1/2-inches tall and super sticky; not much lacing but it keeps a thick sudsy collar and 60-70% of skin from a ton of activity

S: tart lemon, lemon peel, earthy kumquats, super dry white wine; some Jester King barn must but the tartness is arguably clean and not overly funky

T: dark, toasted wood, dry coffee beans, something earthy ... not peat but close, charred wood; starts off like a Flanders red with that toasted cranberry flavor then pulls back all the cranberry sweetness as the aftertaste hits

F: light-middleweight, full from carbonation with a creamy ale-soft finish

O: unique ... those mesquite beans are doing something wild in this brew, and early on it truly has a coffee/coffee bean flavor; as the palate adjusts and the beer warms, it gets harder to name the darker toasted-malt flavor, but it is similar to toasted cranberries; a beer I definitely want to revisit

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5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Cerveza de Mezquite from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 35 ratings