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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#9,482
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
42
pDev:
7.96%
 
 
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Reviews by Thomas_Wikman:
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4.18/5  rDev +4%
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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More User Reviews:
Photo of JakerLou
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NilocRellim
4.41/5  rDev +9.7%
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 +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acurtis
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Ben1313
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
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 -0.5%
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 +8%
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 -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brantleysmith
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kojevergas
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.

C / AVERAGE

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Photo of DefenCorps
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.

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Photo of Buck89
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.

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Photo of csfcmitchell
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kewharton
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Premo88
4/5  rDev -0.5%
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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Cerveza de Mezquite from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 42 ratings