Boxer's Revenge | Jester King Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery
Texas, United States
jesterkingbrewery.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by UTCengOwl on 01-30-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
783
Reviews:
89
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
9.93%
 
 
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4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jera1350
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kewharton
3.97/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of reebtaerG
4.41/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of stephens101
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

An opaque brown brew with a thin but somewhat clingy tan froth.

Aroma is subtle with notes of berry and over ripened persimmon.

Has a nice balance of tartness and funk with more notes of berry and persimmon as well as tea leaves, pith, grain and some sweet and spicy notes in the finish.

Medium body and dry, and just another stellar sour from JK. That's all.

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Photo of janebender
4.74/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BEER88
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

For purposes of the review, versions seven and eight were compared side-by-side.

Appearance- The beer poured a straw yellow color with a bubbly white head.

Smell - The nose had the light funk of a farmhouse with some apple sweetness.

Taste - aside from the farm house funk, I detect dry sour apple. The Apple is more tart in batch eight. It reminds me of a sour apple wine, pleasantly puckering.

Mouthfeel- The carbonation is not overly abrasive. This could be an easy drinker.

Overall- I am not big into the style, but overall I can certainly tolerate this one.

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4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoeMans
3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of grover37
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

$22 750ml bottle at Granary in San Antonio.

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Photo of billab914
3.77/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GarbageMan10
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vivs85
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of calcnerd
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bunuelian
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AdrianC31
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dasotelo50
3.59/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Myotus
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured gently at 43°F from a 750ml bottle (blend #8 02Mar16) into a tulip. Allowed to warm up to 45°F before reviewing. Consumed on 17Aug16.
SMELL: Strong aromas of balsamic vinegar, sour green apple, and earthy yeast entangle with mild aromas of hay, oak, muenster cheese, and white bread. Subtle aromas of salty minerals, wheat and red grapes along with hints of alcohol, peaches, mangos, and papaya provide the smell with the complexity that is expected from a Jester King beer.
3.75 out of 5.
TASTE: Strong flavors of sour green apple open the taste profile with a playful aggressiveness. Strong balsamic vinegar flavors and mild flavors of white bread and salty minerals quickly support the tartness as it grows stronger. More funk develops as strong flavors of hay and earthy yeast enter while the white bread flavors grow slightly stronger. A subtle fruitiness begins to form as flavors of peach, mango, papaya, red grape, and white grape tag on to the profile. This sensational symphony concludes with mild flavors of oak and hints of alcohol as red grape flavors grow slightly stronger while all others maintain.
4.5 out of 5
NOTE: What smelt somewhat questionable turned out to remain amazing as I recalled from my draught experience. Everything was well balanced with the tartness having an ever so slight dominance. I am excited to see what time will do to this. I highly recommend. One of their best non-fruited sours.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.82/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Cloudy copper-red, nearing prune juice, with an uneven, bubbly ring.

Aromas of caramel, sour cherry, and raisin, with an acetic bent, yet the smell is really smooth, if that's possible, and not ridiculous or painfully sharp like other Flanders Reds.

Strong sour flavor, but smooth again. Dense, soft and delicate, not at all going overboard, with a faint apple skin. Really sticky caramel, prune, and molasses come up on the edges.

2016 vintage

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Photo of whatname
3.79/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ristaccia
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of A_Rad
3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of UniversalIPA_69
4.54/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Boxer's Revenge from Jester King Brewery
4.13 out of 5 based on 783 ratings.
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