Jester King / Scratch - Abscission
Jester King Brewery

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American Wild Ale
4.4 | pDev: 8.86%
Jester King Brewery
Texas, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Jester King / Scratch - AbscissionJester King / Scratch - Abscission
Notes: Collaboration with Scratch Brewing Company. Abscission is a 100% spontaneously fermented beer with grapevines, fallen leaves, spicebush, juniper branches, laurel and sassafras steeped overnight in the coolship. Brewed in February 2016 with Hill Country well water, native barley and wheat from Blacklands Malt, and aged hops from our barn. It was cooled overnight in our coolship, then racked to oak barrels for 100% spontaneous fermentation. It slowly fermented and matured for 12 months in oak before being blended in February, 2017.
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Photo of Knapp85
4.3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours as a hazy golden color, thin white head. The smell has a pretty unique aroma. Heavy herbal spice notes on the nose. Kind of warming. The taste is a little tart and earthy. The feel is smooth and dry. Overall it’s a pretty cool Saison, definitely and interesting brew.

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Photo of puck1225
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Exceptionally good funkiness! Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass. Clear golden yellow with nice head and excellent lacing. Refreshing white wine smell. The taste is a pleasant mix of funk, earthiness, lemon, white grapes and spice. Clean on the palate and a nice feel on the tongue.

Bought during a recent trip to the brewery. Looking forward to the next time!

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4.7/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Jester King in Austin, TX.

This one pours a slightly hazy yellow, with a small head and a little bit of lacing.

This smells really earthy and spicy, it honestly smells like leaves and the forest floor, with earthy funk, lemon rind, and oak.

This is exceptional. The foraged additions created a fabulously spicy/bushy/earthy flavor, with additional flavors of toasted oak, pear skin, black tea, white wine, and just general spice.

This is crisp and surprisingly clean, with a slight acidity and a expressive amount of carbonation.

This is one of the best JK beers I’ve ever had. It’s so unique and so cool.

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Jester King / Scratch - Abscission from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 19 ratings