Vague Recollection (2017)
Jester King Brewery

Vague Recollection (2017)Vague Recollection (2017)
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Belgian Saison
4.23 | pDev: 7.8%
Jester King Brewery
Texas, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
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 Sabtos
4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
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 Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev -5.4%
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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Vague Recollection (2017) from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 34 ratings