Grim Harvest
Jester King Brewery

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Style:
Belgian Saison
ABV:
5.8%
Score:
88
Avg:
4.01 | pDev: 5.74%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
36
From:
Jester King Brewery
 
Texas, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  5
Gots
  3
SCORE
88
Very Good
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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 36
Reviews by Sabtos:
Photo of Sabtos
3.89/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This appears like it could be nearly neon under sunlight, but the body is too dark and hazy, allowing for a color that's between a dark purple and ruby red grapefruit, topped with a loud fizzy pastel pink fizz that dies to nothing.

Smell has a kind of toasty marzipan pie crust, almost like a cherry sour in the MvB vein, with a dusty, walnutty oak funk and a touch of herbal blackberry in the background.

At first this actually tastes kind of like luxardo cherries, becoming a little more tart and herbal in the middle, even nearing wild conifer, finishing with hints of nutty funk and pie crust again. The aftertaste brings a distinct blackberry push.

The body is perfectly carbonated, allowing for a very drinkable medium feel with a crisp, barely semi-dry swallow.

This isn't anywhere near as wonderfully delicious as I'd thought it'd be. Considering Nocturn Chrysalis is one of my favorite beers of all time, my expectations were a bit high for the more drinkable version. Oh well, I still have a few bottles of the base to enjoy!

Batch #2 2017 vintage

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More User Reviews:
Photo of WOLFGANG
3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Batch 2

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Photo of mothman
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

White head. Faded raspberry red.

Light in flavor. Light blackberries. Some funk and Brett. Farmhouse notes.

All in all this was just a light beer. Easy to drink but I want more berries so I prefer NC to this.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of csfcmitchell
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grover37
3.37/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jaydoc
3.67/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IrishColonial
3.72/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kjkinsey
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
3.81/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DVMin98
3.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of videofrog
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of greenspointexas
3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sd123
3.71/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ristaccia
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.37/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle pour at Jester King Brewery in Austin, TX.

This one pours a lightly pinkish- purple, with a small head and lots of lacing.

This smells like jammy blackberry, lemon rind, cherry, oak, and vanilla.

Even though this is second use blackberries, there’s still a good amount of solid fruit flavor. It certainly doesn’t be dominate, though, with nice lemon candy and funk, some vanilla, a hint of cherry pit, etc.

This is light bodied and clean, with a good level of carbonation.

Thought isn’t a primary fruit fermentation, it’s still a wonderful fruity sour.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jhfinn
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ryannotbryan
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ben1313
4.44/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LloydDobler
3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mig100
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Grim Harvest from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 36 ratings