Birra di Sangiovese | Jester King Brewery

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4.3/5
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Birra di SangioveseBirra di Sangiovese
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,571
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
34
pDev:
5.12%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
6
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by Premo88:
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4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16.9 oz. bottle poured into snifter
(blend No. 1, September 2017)

L: clear red, very short head maybe 1/4-inch tall but eating away itself like a gose head and gone in seconds; keeps no collar; color and clarity are stunning ... a beautiful crimson

S: vinegar, some earthy yeast, light hint of meaty red wine to start off with; as it warms the grapes start sweetening and turn into a red grape/blackberry yogurt or cheesecake

T: first sip is like chewing on grapes *and* the grapevine the grapes are on at the same time ... sharply tart red grapes and an earthy something; as it warms just a hair already the grape flavor turns much sweeter ... rapsberry, raspberry tart

F: light, lightly crisp ... not as much carbonation as I expected for a Jester King beer, but it's a relatively young bottle (three months) by general JK farmhouse standards ... probably could've used a bit more time to condition in the bottle or maybe it's just a tad soft ... either way it's still very nice

O: tried 8 oz. on draft at the brewery last weekend, and from the first sip to the last I was convinced it was better than Atrial Rubicite ... the grapes were bursting, the mouthfeel was absolute JK perfect, and I had no choice but to buy at least this one bottle; glad I did — though it's a much drier, softer version, it's still got that wonderful grape flavor and sweetness mixing with some of JK's barn must; I'm making my scores kind of an aggregate of the two experiences but the bottom line is it's fantastic either way ... instantly my favorite grape beer by JK of the three or so I've tried and one I'll drink/buy each chance I get

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2018, Yellow Session. Aroma is fruity and acetic with balsamico notes. Taste is sour, fruity, dry wine notes, grape skin, a bit acetic.

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Photo of fthegiants
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ben1313
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of GreatStoutman
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

Photo of greenspointexas
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jlindros
4.09/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Big thanks to rudzud.
Light fizzy head fades almost instantly, slightly clear almost ruby reddish-orange color

Nose big fruity aromas, tart berry and lacto like funky sour, berry, cranberry, mild funk and sourness, little floral rose like thing, mild funky sourness, bit of mild grape must

Taste is OK as well, tart flemmy notes, a little acidic, big tartness, a bit funky sour and grape and berry, more cranberry and reddish tart berry, a bit of candy sweetness, flemmy acidity later, some grape must red grape and generic dark berry, little juice

Mouth is med bod but syrupy, decent but lighter carb, little alcohol notes

Overall not bad but not nearly what I expected

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Photo of IrishColonial
4.52/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sd123
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Raziel313
4.61/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kjkinsey
4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of donspublic
4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Highest abv beer on the board when I was there, drank much lighter. Drank like a carbonated red, mild on the sour scale

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Photo of wordemupg
4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sirnickatnite
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rudzud
4.09/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Received in a trade and shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice clear almost rose hue with a thin white head that fades to leave light wisps.

S - Aromas of light grape musk and vinous notes. Light malts, slightly funky. Generic red berries.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with nice berries and grape notes. Light tartness little musk.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, but flemmy.

O - Overall this was a rather underwhelming beer. Was expecting way more from Jester King. Not really worth the hype.

Serving Type: bottle

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Photo of ScottP
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brocktune
4.42/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mothman
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the brewery.

Very similar to the Syrah. Raspberry red color. Grapes and tannins. A bit more flavor and fruit in this one so I do like it better. A bit more complex as well.

Bottle consumed 4/2018

Similar to the tap version but a bit more Brett and funk. Still pretty fruity. Very nice but I like the tap version better.

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Photo of Texasfan549
4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ckeegan04
3.67/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Birra di Sangiovese from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 34 ratings