Boxer's Revenge
Jester King Brewery

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Jester King Brewery
Texas, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #388
Ranked #3,743
4.17 | pDev: 9.59%
Jun 21, 2022
Jan 30, 2011
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Notes: Full-flavored, dry, champagne-like farmhouse ale, matured in oak whiskey and wine barrels with multiple strains of wild yeast and bacteria. Look for lots of tropical fruit and funk, with a sour, earthy edge.
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4.42 by kkarimi from Texas on Jun 21, 2022
4.49 by cd34 from Illinois on Apr 13, 2022
4.25 by paulish from New York on Feb 12, 2022
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4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by colts9016 from Idaho

Review 1690
Boxer's Revenge
Jester King Brewing
Date: April 2021
Style: Wild Ale
I enjoy the funky side of Jester King; thus, I purchased this beer. I used a tulip glass; the temperature was 44 degrees. The pour created a frothy off-white head with dismal retention. No lacing was left on the glass after the quick dissipation. The color charts around SRM 15, deep amber with rusty orange hues. The beer is clear; I was surprised not to see any yeast particles.
When I pried the top off, funky barnyard and orange aromas emitted. Nosing the beer, I detected apple cider, herbal, a bit of wine, a horse blanket, a hint of pineapple, oak, straw, lightly toasted malts, and bready.
The flavors are oak, pineapple, apple cider, lemons, herbal, floral, horse blankets, bready, barnyard funk, lightly toasted malts, leather, earthiness, and oranges.
The mouthfeel is tannic and sour. The body is medium, medium carbonation, and lasting finish.
The best thing I enjoyed about this beer, it developed on the palate. The beer was not bracingly bitter or sour to start with. The sourness and other flavors evolve to a remarkable finale. The scary thing about this beer the ABV is well hidden. An impressive feat and tasty beer.

Oct 19, 2021
4.13 by o29 from Texas on Oct 18, 2021
4.65 by blisscent from Rhode Island on May 23, 2021
4.47 by Jcarriglio from Florida on Sep 07, 2020
5 by Kamkam619 from Louisiana on Apr 19, 2020
5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Apr 10, 2020
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3.91/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by stevoj from Idaho

750ml bottle from last night’s share. Pours out a cloudy opaque brown with a small beige head. Aroma is initially some light fruity notes, tartness also comes through, as does some of the barrel. Taste is initially the sourness, but behind that lingers the fruity tastes and a bit of savory spice.

Jan 09, 2020
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3.62/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by kevanb from Illinois

750ml bottle, Batch #10, poured into a Hill Farmstead oversized wine glass. Enjoyed on 11.09.19, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours an orange amber color, cloudy with a soapy white head, modest retention and spotted lacing. The aroma is nice, strong stone fruits, candied apricots, some cherry and plum with something more like raspberry, funk and buggy cultures that bring out the oak, sweet amber grain and a hearty dose of boozy barrel. The flavors are solid, lots of stone fruits, from peach to plum, berry forward cultures, a candied and sugary quality with lots of caramel and amber malt with big time booze, especially as it warms, lots of spirit and heat. The mouthfeel is good, coating and smooth with a heavier medium body, tart and prickly at the finish with an assertive alcohol warmth.

Verdict: A good wild ale from Jester King. A bit all over the place and the booziness of the beer doesn't work for me. That being said, the funkiness and stone fruit elements of the beer are pleasant and quite enjoyable.

Nov 11, 2019
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4.46/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by mschrei from Illinois

Blend #10 - April 2018. Really tasty. Very good farmhouse style. Dark golden brown cloudy color, dime high thick foam that dissipated quickly, minimal lacing. Smell is funky notes of brett, slightly tart. Straight up sour taste with notes of tart raspberry and apple. Definite presence of the wine and whiskey barreling. Medium bodied, mouth watering, boozy. It’s no Russian River sour, but better than rated.

Aug 11, 2019
4.09 by woodchip from North Carolina on Jun 29, 2019
4.18 by khargro2 from Tennessee on Feb 04, 2019
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4.46/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by REVZEB from Illinois

Billed as a sour strong ale, and it was awesome. The smell was fascinating with aromas of both barrels, boozy whiskey and vinous elements abound, brett, orange, lemon, papaya, barn yard funk, caramel, pear, melon, pervasive oak, and this finishing apple cider vinegar that was floral and actually really pleasant. The taste wasn't as seamless, but was even more complex adding in grape, fuller apple, vanilla, lingonberry, and a lingering light acidity. Feel was smooth and somewhat filmy, but full of wood tannins and a slightly acidic and sour finish. Really impressed, artful, creative, and complex

Jan 26, 2019
4.11 by dbrauneis from North Carolina on Nov 17, 2018
4.16 by LXIXME from New Mexico on Nov 11, 2018
4.25 by Jamison85 from Indiana on Nov 09, 2018
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5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by chicagocraft from Illinois


Sep 27, 2018
4.06 by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee on Sep 26, 2018
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4.44/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by csmrx7 from Canada (AB)

Brilliant barrel aged sour. Not over the top on the whisky or Yanina and great complex sour flavours of both lactic and pedo bacteria. Base beer has a nice sweet maltiness and the ABV heat is not over the top.

Sep 16, 2018
4.25 by Narthax from Texas on Sep 05, 2018
4.1 by Winston3737 from Michigan on Sep 04, 2018
4.22 by godawgs from Louisiana on Aug 24, 2018
4.35 by Danielr26 from Michigan on Jul 28, 2018
4.4 by brantleysmith from Texas on Jul 28, 2018
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4.68/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by KensWorld from Florida

Blend #9 3-22-2017

Jul 24, 2018
4.04 by dexterk1 from Illinois on Jul 17, 2018
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4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by kitch from Hong Kong

A 1 pint 9.4 fl. oz. bottle, blend #9, bottled on 22nd March 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.

Appearance: A hazy golden copper colour with a two finger white head that had good retention and left some nice lacing.

Aroma: Funky, tart, oak, hay with some light tropical fruit, mostly apricot.

Taste: Tart, funky, tropical peach and apricot, citrus lemon, oak, hay and a light earthiness.

Mouthfeel: Dry, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Nice funk and fruit aromas and flavours. Although ABV is quite high, it still goes down really easy.

Jul 11, 2018
4.19 by kingjohnh from New Mexico on Jul 01, 2018
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4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by DavidR_9 from California

Blend #9 3/23/17 9.5% abv

Yellow/gold, lasting white head. Fruity brett, lemon zest, green apple, light oakey aroma. Lots of green apple/green grape, strawberry tart, grassy flavor. Smoothed out by malted wheat and oak earthiness. Can’t believe this is almost 10%. The flavors are so balanced and the sourness isn’t overly drying or too astringent. Really solid offering from Jester King. I looked forward to trying more.

Jun 27, 2018
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4.78/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by JacobusFavier23 from Texas

L-Beautiful milky/amber-gold orange beer. One and a half fingered ale. The head is frothy and healthy. The body is bubbly and crisp in appearence.
S- Sour lambic smell, bubble-gummy brett aroma, grassy, extremely fruity wild yeast, earth, wheat and grass also. A true blend of amazing smells.
T- This beer is mighty tasty. Crisply-tart and sour lambic-like flavors are present and upfront; this is followed by a bubble-gummy almost pickle-y brettanomyces flavor, this is also followed by an extremely pronounced mixed berry/fruity sweetness, finally followed by a wonderful bitterness. Damn, this beer is like candy. Seriously delicious.
F- Perfectly dry and literally exactly the style to the tee 5/5 on this.
O- This is honestly the sweetest, candy-like beer I have ever had. It's almost perfectly balanced for the style. Beers shouldn't taste this good. An absolutely exquisite ale.

Jun 17, 2018
3.97 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas on Jun 13, 2018
4.15 by Kappakoosh from Texas on Apr 29, 2018
3.84 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Mar 30, 2018
4 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Mar 19, 2018
4.18 by dsshuck from Delaware on Mar 09, 2018
4.59 by Feldpausch from Michigan on Feb 12, 2018
4.39 by Sirnickatnite from Texas on Dec 16, 2017
4.15 by emeyer from West Virginia on Dec 16, 2017
Boxer's Revenge from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 836 ratings