Vague Recollection - 2017 Syrah and Sangiovese | Jester King Brewery

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4.19/5
Exceptional
30 Ratings
Vague Recollection - 2017 Syrah and SangioveseVague Recollection - 2017 Syrah and Sangiovese
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Sabtos on 12-22-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
30
pDev:
7.16%
 
 
Wants:
1
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Photo of teamwiggum
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LXIXME
3.76/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tiernan
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of the_benskii
3.92/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

almost no color at all from the fruit here, but i think this tastes far more grape and wine forward than did the previous edition that used lenoir grapes. pretty clear from the tap too, but with an awesomely funky nose that makes me recall some grape lambic types i have had both from belgium and italy, really old worldy, rustic, possibly turbid mashed, its bright though, and has a cool tartness from the grape skins, makes my mouth water and its very complex. the flavor is great, i can appreciate these grapes as themselves in here, which wasnt true with the much less familiar lenoir grape, here i get rich plum and raisin notes, blackberry and dried blueberry, black cherry even, all from the grape, and with a nice vinous acidity too. the grain is light, white wheaty to me, some structure but not particularly identifiable in the flavor mix, more bretty funk coming on late, drying this out but enhancing the fruit and carrying on the lambic vibe. straw and hay, late summery dried herbaceousness, the yeast really is awesome here with the grapes. awesome beer here, to me an improvement over the 2016 edition. tons of flavor from the grapes, super mature beer overall. i loved this.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.3/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Had @ Jester King:

Low B- / WORTHY

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Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SDRedDevil
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy light orange-apricot with a fuzzy, even off-white blanket settling to a bubbly film.

Smell is that classic woody JK funk with notes of grape Gushers, a lemon spritz and apricot.

Taste is tart and sweet up front of red grapes and lemon, souring and funking up in the middle with wood, bittering herbal qualities and black pepper, and crisping up with a mildly thin fizz to a semi-dry finish.

Easy drinking. Simple yet complex and very well made.

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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattreitz49
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of groleau
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of khargro2
3.65/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RBuckley73
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zonian1
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2018, Yellow Session. Aroma has wild yeast notes, wood and barnyard notes. Taste is tart, dry, astringent and yeasty. Quite rustic flavors.

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Photo of psoriasaurus
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tykechandler
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Tried this along side Repose, El Cedre, and Grim Harvest ... and this was the best.

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Photo of TheGent
4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of birchstick
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Texasfan549
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Vague Recollection - 2017 Syrah and Sangiovese from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 30 ratings