Bitter Death
Jester King Brewery

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Jester King Brewery
Texas, United States
Belgian Pale Ale
Ranked #23
Ranked #12,698
4.02 | pDev: 6.47%
Nov 27, 2022
Jun 18, 2021
Very Good
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Notes: For over a decade, we've had a great affinity for well-attenuated, crisp, hoppy, herbal ales with subtle but interesting pure culture fermentation character.

Bitter Death was brewed with Texas malted barley and malted wheat from TexMalt and a touch of flaked oats. It was hopped aggressively at nearly 3 pounds per barrel with Perle, Hallertauer Mittelfrüh, and Tettnanger. We probably were more aggressive with the hopping than tradition would dictate, but dry, herbal, and bitter was our M.O. here. 100% naturally conditioned.

We get notes of white tea, dried hydrangea petals, bread dough, Texas toast, Euro-skunk, cannabis, dehydrated lime citrus wheels, caraway, and walking through the Hill Country on a spring day after it rains.
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Rated: 3.72 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania

Nov 27, 2022
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Nov 12, 2022
Rated: 4 by shelby415 from Oregon

Nov 10, 2022
Rated: 4.27 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Nov 01, 2022
Rated: 4.15 by o29 from Texas

Oct 30, 2022
Rated: 4.07 by kflorence from Texas

Oct 07, 2022
Rated: 4.09 by mamaraza from Texas

Sep 11, 2022
Rated: 3.9 by kjkinsey from Texas

Aug 28, 2022
Rated: 3.93 by abrodsky from Massachusetts

Jan 08, 2022
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Rated by Thankin_Hank from Texas

3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Funky tasting, sour smelling, easy drinking and Wow what a beer.
Nov 20, 2021
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Reviewed by mushroomcloud from Texas

4.37/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
25.4oz bottle, Batch #1 - bottled April 2021. Opened 9-19-21.
12.7oz pour. 2 finger rocky and long lasting head. Early lacing clings to the glass as the head slowly recedes.
Straw golden with ample active carbonation and great clarity.
JK funk/fermentation is the initial aroma followed by grass/hay hoppiness and some lemon-lime notes.
A bit of perfumey yeast character, and then the hops...grassy, a little skunky (think Pilsner Urquell), spicy, leafy, and overall very tasty!
Light body, high carbonation. Clean, dry, and hoppy finish. Highly drinkable.
Sep 20, 2021
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Reviewed by Thomas_Wikman from Texas

4.57/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
Look: hazy golden with a thick white head

Aroma: dough, tropical fruits, tea

Flavor: The flavor is bread dough, tea, some citrus, tropical tree leaves, there's a grassy bitterness at the end

Body/Overall: light to medium body, IBU 43, it is refreshing and brings to mind a rainforest. I loved this one.
Aug 11, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Jul 06, 2021
Rated: 3.73 by StanleysCup from Maryland

Jul 02, 2021
Rated: 3.95 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Jun 18, 2021
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