Moderne Dansk
Jester King Brewery

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From:
Jester King Brewery
 
Texas, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #32
ABV:
7.1%
Score:
97
Ranked #566
Avg:
4.47 | pDev: 5.15%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
56
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 20, 2024
Added:
Jun 08, 2019
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  3
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On-draught @ the brewery. $9 USD per 8oz pour plus tax and tip - ouch.

Muted and inexpressive compared to most cherry sours/Krieks, with thin cherry juice dominating and not much bacterial sourness or acidity coming through. Depth of flavour is lacking. Slightly tart.

Hints of leather. Not much oak here at all.

This is a nice sour ale, though its current #30 spot on the top Wild Ales list seems unearned. Compares poorly to most of its Belgian brethren in the cherry sour ale category, but it's an enjoyable albeit shockingly overpriced expression of the style for an American effort.

B / GOOD
Jan 20, 2024
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

4.17/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Got to have this while out at Jester King in early June 2023. Long, fun day out that way. This was possibly my fave of the day.

Pours red. Like a pretty, but dark red, with a pink head, 1/3" deep. She's pretty. The aroma is all about the cherries, with a hint of oak and spontaneous sour feels.

The taste is absolutely going to be a make or break thing for people depending on their love/hate feelings about cherries. Because this is just a massive amount of cherry, perhaps more than any other beer I've ever had, its that comparable New Glarus Wisconsin Cherry levels, which is quite the compliment. But its much less sweet than that beer. And also way more expensive. But it has a nice cherry skin dryness, compounded by oak influence. Its right in the wheelhouse in terms of sourness and acidity, doesn't punch too heavy in that regard.

Its very much in the vein of those (cherry) wine/beer hybrids. And its one of the best ones out there. Recommend smash.
Jan 06, 2024
 
Rated: 4.69 by siege06nd from Virginia

Sep 11, 2023
 
Rated: 4.57 by Rhettroactive from Virginia

Sep 11, 2023
 
Rated: 4.56 by festizio from California

Sep 02, 2023
 
Rated: 4.49 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Jul 13, 2023
 
Rated: 4.55 by kkarimi from Texas

Jun 19, 2023
 
Rated: 4.5 by ear-bending from Texas

Dec 10, 2022
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.64/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
absolute absurdity. one of my most anticpated bottles from all of the monster jester king day tasting we did, and it did not disappoint. real neat to get to drink blend 2 and blend 3 next to each other, some definite difference, albeit somewhat subtle compared to other close vintages we had from some of their other fruited wild beers. this is about as much fruit as can be packed into a single beverage, and the fruit is epic, some of the most unique cherries in the world, they always hit in beer, and i adore that cherry wine, frederiksdal cherries are the absolute bomb, and this does sort of present like cherry wine. the color is impossibly saturated, looks almost like blood, a little more purple, but thick like that, and neither holding their short pink stained head very long, still dreamy looking, this color is wild. the aroma is more cherry than beer, cool they they use the juice not the whole fruit, its a little different from say the montmorency vs balaton, less kriek like, more concentrated cherry, port wine, oddly hints of raspberry and cranberry here, definite acidity, but lots of oak and funk too, distinctly jester king on the ferment, but very mature, both on the drier side for being this fruity, the older one slightly more sour to me, the newer one with almost pie spice notes as it warms. the flavor is pure sex, the essence of this special cherry, tannic and tart like pie cherries, rich and decadent like cherry cordial, floral funkiness like hibiscus and brett and natural wine, plenty of oak on both vintages, minerals and terroir too, perhaps also from the fruit, somewhat bracing acidity, but the palate warms up to it after just a few sips. the cherry is intense, as intense as it gets, totally palate coating even though there isnt all that much residual sugar, and there is a lot of other fruit nuance in here from strawberry jam to big heavy red wine. subtle walnut and toasted noted to the newer one, more developed wildness to the older, but they taste like sisters to me obviously. sounds like the first edition was actually aged in the frederiksdal cherry wine barrels but neither of these ones were, need to track one of those down for sure! subtle vanilla to both, not much grain in taste but the body on both is massive, long drying tart finish where the wood stays around too with the fruit. not a ton of carbonation here, but its not as still as it settles out to look either, and i dont need more of it. amazingly complex, almost as much fruit wine as it is beer, but the ferment is awesome and all in our group were totally impressed by this. at temperature there is cinnamon and allspice notes to the newer one, kool aid and popsicle character to the older one. i love everything about this!
Aug 15, 2022
 
Rated: 4.49 by mdaschaf from Indiana

Jul 14, 2022
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.34/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pour a dark cherry red, mostly clear, a thin white cap adorns it. Sour cherry, almost balaton like in its pungent bite, with classic rustic oak. Simple but classic and pleasing. Taste starts the same plus some light boysenberry, but then huge dark oak and mild farmhouse funk comes to play! Impeccably balanced. Feel is tart and playfully funky, oak is not felt as much as tasted. A throwback sour that was just in time for the cooler part of summer
Jun 30, 2022
 
Rated: 4.4 by Chuckg93 from Oregon

Jun 17, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

Mar 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

Mar 25, 2022
 
Rated: 4.42 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Feb 13, 2022
 
Rated: 4.46 by KAP1356 from Pennsylvania

Jan 16, 2022
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Reviewed by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A - Hazy, deep cherry red color with soapy pink, bubbly lacing.

S - Tart cherry with some zing on the nose.

T - Tart cherry and black cherry from start to finish with a nice lingering cherry and black cherry on the backside. The tart factor is really perfect and not overbearing.

M - Big medium body with soft carbonation on the palate.

O - This is really well done. Recommended.
Jan 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4.13 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Jan 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Jan 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4.29 by smithj4 from New York

Jan 02, 2022
Moderne Dansk from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 56 ratings