Boxer's Revenge | Jester King Brewery

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Jester King Brewery
Texas, United States

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.

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Photo of emerge077
4.01/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Murky like muddy pond water, orangish brown color in the light, with two fingers of foam initially. Sticky sheets of foam in the glass, wispy skim across the surface.

Nicely woody aroma, lightly fruity with some citrus and vaguely tropical notes. Lightly acetic. First impression is more Oud Bruin than anything.

Taste has some sharper acetic acid initially, moving into tannic bitterness, with flashes of fruity citrus in the middle and trace farmhouse funk. Aftertaste of white grape and starfruit. Carb seems low, the acidity carries it along though. Kinda reminded me of a La Folie/Le Terroir blend.

Perfect pairing with Humboldt Fog.

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Photo of TexasBeerGuy
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a hazy, orange color with a foamy off-white head. Slight lacing on the glass like ocean spray.

S - Right away I get a nice sour cherry, green apple and dry white wine aroma that quickly leads to wet hay and barnyard funk. I love the competing balance of tart and funk. The alcohol is just barely detectable, but there's a slight heat on the nose.

T - Starts with green apple, lemons and some dry, sour grapes followed by Brett and an earthy, wood characteristic. Finishes with a sharp, peppery bite. There's no discernible alcohol which is incredible given it's 10.2%. There are so many flavors going on and the balance between tart and funk is great.

M - Moderate carbonation that just provides a bit of a prickly bite.

O - This is delicious and wonderful. Tart but still retains that distinct Jester King funk from the yeast. I could probably spend more time trying to discern some of the flavors, but I'd rather just enjoy without thinking about it too much.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.93/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Update: 4/12 batch, enjoyed 9/13.
Coloration remains constant with a slightly soapier bubble. The funk has taken on hints of wet hay and horse blanket, all in a good way, with a slight bit of stinky cheese in the back. It’s smoothly sippable and slightly tart, with a great carbonation that keeps it light. I will miss this beer!

Update: Boxer’s Revenge from 4/12, enjoyed 1/13.
This beer has held up exceptionally well, with a mild funk, light carbonation and pleasing tartness. Certainly one where time has been kind to it, and one which very well could continue to evolve.

This pours a light ruddy-golden amber with foam bubbles that quickly dissipate. A mild wild ale? Certainly it doesn’t have an overpowering aroma but rather it’s lightly funky, with some wet hay and funky cheese in the next room over coming across. Palatewise it’s pleasingly tart with a bit of sour bite and some more wet hay on the finish. Cuts through a spicy and heavy meal with the greatest of ease. Great finish. Still wonderful.

Previously, from Tap: This pours a ruddy ruby-amber color with thin lacing. It has an incredible aroma, amazingly tart and sour with an incredible flavor and a funky, dry finish. I get an assertive mouthpuckering tartness up front and a sharp intensity of tastes which cut like a samurai’s blade. No hint of it’s ABV even as it warms. Fantastic! Utterly delicious!

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Photo of biboergosum
4.01/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle. A wild Texas ale, aged in wine and whisky barrels - sign me the fuck up. Thanks to Phyl21ca for the trade.

This beer pours a rather cloudy medium orange-amber hue, with two fingers of wanly puffy, yet still tightly foamy off-white head, which leaves some roiling ocean spray lace around the glass as it slowly abates.

It smells of tart, emasculated cherry and apple fruit, earthy barnyard funk, biscuity sourdough bread malt, a white wine barrel treatment fruitiness, a hint of vanilla-infused barrel woodiness, and some further tropical fruit notes. The taste is surprisingly less sour, the fruitiness spreading its wings a bit, the yeasty funk carrying on, a bready pale malt emerging, some barrel originating, tart wine (Sauv Blanc immediately comes to mind) acidity arising, with a weak earthy, besotted leafy hoppiness. A crazy lack of awareness of the heady ABV slowly becomes apparent, possibly due to the otherwise non-existent whiskey notes.

The carbonation is quite mild, and generally frothy when it chooses not to be, the body on the south side of medium weight, and as smooth as such an affair can aspire to be. It finishes off-dry, barely, the neutered sweetness just that - dead, amongst the wood, da funk, the yeast, and the cowering native hops.

A pretty well rendered affair, with so much exploratory brewing prowess, all of which falls suitably in line. Woody, funky, fruity, and rather pleasantly not boozy - that, mis amigos, is the most newsworthy effect here, amongst stiff competition. Totally worthy of investigating - ok, drinking carefully, should you get the chance.

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Photo of heygeebee
3.48/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From Slowbeer no BB

A - clear light copper, one finger head, spotty lace

S - dank, earthy, musty. Citrus notes.

T - funk, earthy notes, barnyard, tinned pineapple. Integrated, and some oak/wood on palate. Very vinous, like an oaked chardonnay from the 90s. However, basically the dry finish is the dominant element

M - light carbonation for style, could do with a bit more zing. ABV 100% hidden.

O - I was expecting a flavour bomb given the ABV. Nope, think subtle and complex. And dry. Not my first Jester King and i suspect won't be buying any more due to over-dry finish across their range. I disagree with suggested serving temp of 50-55, seems to be best chilled.

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Photo of brurevu
4.64/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The brew is aged in oak whiskey and wine barrels with multiple strains of wild yeast and bacteria and exudes a rustic earthiness as soon as you open the bottle. The beer holds a myriad of flavors that meld into a wonderful and unique experience. You can definitely pick up the whiskey and wine oak aging on top of the funky sourness and earthy barnyard qualities. Wrapping all these flavors is a hop blanket that weaves in and out of all the flavors and lingers on your palate. This is just an all around fantastic beer. None of the flavors overpower you, the sour fruits and barnyard funk hit the right notes with the hoppy bitterness and oak keeping everything in tune. Surprisingly smooth and drinkable for such a high ABV brew and opening my palate to a larger world of sour and funky beers.

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got in a trade with Cyde. 750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours moderately hazy orange amber color with a 2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big orange zest, lemon zest, pear, pineapple, peach, grapefruit, clove, oak, floral, white wine, grass, pepper, bread, funk, light caramel, and spicy yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good complexity and balance of hop, yeast, and barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of big orange zest, lemon zest, pineapple, peach, pear, grapefruit, clove, oak, pepper, floral, white wine, grass, light caramel, herbal, funk, and spicy yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, pear, pineapple, peach, clove, oak, pepper, white wine, floral, funk, and spicy yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice balance and complexity of hop, yeast, and barrel flavors; with a great malt/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium-full bodied; with an acidic, moderately crisp, slick, and earthy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent wild ale! All around great balance and complexity of hop, barrel, and yeast/brett flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for being over 10%. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of stakem
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a snifter. The brew appears a clear copper color with a white froth that paints the glass with a full wall of lace.

The smell is quite wild and enjoyable with a very fruity, lemony and tropical feel. Some oak suggestions mildly boozy with caramel and hints of vanilla sweetness.

The flavor includes vanilla with lemony lacto tartness. Some bittering hops give way to tangy vinous notes. Funk and raw oak and some tannins tingle with alcohol and a raw oaky character towards the back.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is boozy yet the barrel quakity is evident and interesting. I am typically distracted and find high alcohol in wild beers to be clashing. However, it really worked in this brew.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.21/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Two small tasting cups at Cotteridge Wine during a 6th July Black Country Bus Trip (sorry if I stole someones cup, but I needed two to rate/review it correctly).

Dark yellow/orange body that was hazy: the head never really stood a chance with so many small cups to fill from each bottle.

Lemon tree aroma and also in the taste: a bit more complicated than that but a ’Lemon tree’ has complex smells, esters and thoughts.

A bit too sour for my palate but I know plenty of ’sour pussies’ who would love this. I’ve tried to score objectively.

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Photo of thagr81us
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from bottle into a Mikkeller Teku. Poured a vibrant yellow-orange with a one finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount vey slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, orange zest, citrus, orange soda, and funk. The flavor was of sweet malt, earth, funk, citrus, orange zest, orange, and subtle spice. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. The orange note I picked up on in this one was really quite nice and made this one quite easy to drink. The funk was definitely present throughout the glass which was very well incorporated in all aspects. This one was quite easy to drink and refreshing. Definitely a well done brew that I am glad that I got the chance to try and would love to do so again.

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Photo of angrybabboon
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 6/9/13

Big thanks to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this beer. I think this is his 600th review on BA?

Appearance: Deep. cloudy, hazy golden orange - pours with a creamy white head, slowly fades to a solid, white cap - leaves some nice patches of lacing

Smell: Weird and wild, which apparently is common across Jester King saisons/wild ales - some interesting fruity notes - light fruits, with some citrus - some interesting, woody, barrel... things - doesn't smell like the woody "spirals" like some other Jester King beers, but rather some old oak and some white wine - a lot of yeasty, tart, funky, sour aromas here

Taste: Damp, wet, lactic sourness and a lot of earthy, dirty, saison-like flavors - some barnyard, tart, yeasty dryness - oak, and a lot of white wine flavor - some whiskey in the background - some sourness, but this is more funky saison than a sour - caramel grains, pale malts - dirty, earthy, damp flavors, but it finishes dry and pretty clean

Mouthfeel: Medium body, nicely carbonated, mostly dry finish

Overall: Revenge is ours?

This is a strange beer... The previous sentence loses some significance considering I've pretty much said the same thing about every single Jester King beer. Personally, I think this is somewhere between an American Wild and an American Saison. There's a lot of wood, white wine, tart, funk, and barrel in here. Definitely worth a checking out.

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.79/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

600th review on BA. Split with angrybabboon.

Appearance: Hazy dark gold. Head is white and starts off pillowy. Drops to a small collar and small wispy cap. No lacing. Slightly high carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Funky and tart. Some lemon, tangerine, orange, and pine. A ton of fruit. Nice influenced of the barrels, pushing some.vanilla and oak. Slightly vinous. Grape skin and wet funk yeast. Some damp hay and musty earth. So much muchness. Floral. A bit lactic with citric bite.

Taste: Funky tart. Damp earth. Herbal dirt. Some floral elements. Tons of barrel influence. saturated with oak. Vanilla, toffee, caramel, grape skin, and damp grass. Musty hay and basement. Light pale maltiness. Some underlying sweetness. Peach, mango, very tropical. Underlying spiciness.

Mouthfeel: Runs on the lighter side of medium. Moderate carbonation that runs a bit lighter than I expected given the pour. Nice and clean with a slightly dry finish overall.

Overall: You're not Batman!

Decent. Not the best offering I've had from Jester King, but complex. A bit muddled in terms of the barrel and yeast influence.

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Photo of tectactoe
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks again to poetryandbeer for the huge Jester King box. Boxer's Revenge pours completely opaque; sunburst orange around the edges, with a deeper and more dense brown-ish color towards the core. The three-quarter inch head fades to a chunky layer pretty quickly and leaves a merely spot or two of lacing near the top of the glass on the way down. Kind of an ugly beer, but you know the story of the ugly duckling.

The first whiff reveals a nice, complex bout of tart and funk, layered with various things such as wet hay, apple skins, wine-like booze, oak, lactic acid, grapes, and many other fruits which are kind of hard to exactly pinpoint. Definitely a lot going on here, almost too much to get a firm handle on, even. Nice tartness from the fruit and a good, wet-blanket sort of funkiness from the yeast that seem to balance nicely.

Jester King tastes similar to how it smells, but it also tastes quite heavy, or at least heavier than most wild ales I've had. And by heavy, I mean it tastes "big". It's got a strong booziness that warms up over time and gets even stronger, and it sits pretty heavily on your guts. It wasn't until after the first few sips that Mike and I looked at the bottle and realized it was 10.2% ABV... I guess that explains it.

The flavor profile is very similar to the aroma, coming through hard with apple skins, tropical fruits, grapes, lactic acidity, some mild wine-like vinegar, oak, wet hay, musty barnyard, and a dry, white wine-like finish. The booziness is mostly akin to a heavy wine, although there are some very faint whiskey tones that tend to bounce in and out. Pretty heavily bodied for a wild ale. Thick and robust mouth feel with medium-high carbonation.

Pretty tasty wild ale with a tartness that wasn't overboard and a funkiness that wasn't too crazy either. Just a nice blend of the two that's sure to please any fan of the style. I will say, the heaviness of the booze eventually started to take a toll on my palate; this beer would be difficult to drink in large quantities. Luckily, I had someone to split it with, but even a 12 oz pour was quite a bit. Good beer, but better in smaller quantities for sure.

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Photo of BlackBelt5112203
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter at cellar temperature.

L – Cloudy pale amber color with a 2-finger foamy, rocky, white head. Nice retention and great sticky lacing.

S – Lots of stuff going on here with oranges, grapes, vanilla-tinged bourbon, Brett funk, and musty oak. I don’t get the sense that this will be very sour from the nose, but the barrel-aging is definitely leaving its mark.

T – It starts out tart up front with lemons, oranges, and sour grapes. Once the acidity fades, the sweetness of the oranges and grapes starts to shine through. Toward the finish, a lot of wonderful flavors come together: peppery farmhouse yeast, musty Brett, the earthy finish of whiskey and wine, and some woody oak. This is really a tasty beer.

F – Light-to-medium-bodied with good carbonation, a tart, sticky, and mouth-coating feel, and a slightly spicy, earthy, and very dry finish. Earthy and musty yeast and oak barrel flavors linger for a bit.

O – This is a nice beer that really lives up to the title of a wild farmhouse ale. It’s just tart enough with the great accents of different yeast and different barrel flavors. Really tasty and seriously drinkable for 10.2% ABV. Jester King strikes again.

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Photo of ADZA
4.41/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden hue with a creamy two finger ever present head and lacing everywhere,the smell is vinegar,white bait,Brett,farmhouse funk and herbal hops,the mouthfeel is medium bodied,dry with moderate carbonation and the taste is wow it definitely could not be explained in one word but it does have tastes of funky vinegar,Brett,tangerine,herbal earthy hops,lemon and finishes with a sour dry tartness and overall I love it basically a wild imperial pilsner and ill be buying more cheers.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.82/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a tumbler.

Appearance - Murky orange with a nice white head. Nice collar and wisps.

Smell - Lots of brett. Oaky. Acidic. Pale malts.

Taste - Oaky. More sour than the nose implies. Less brett with lots off strange acidic flavors. Oaky hoppy finish.

Mouthfeel - Heavy body. Not overly sour. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Complex but not in the best way all the time. Forgivable though.

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Photo of BigBarley
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours yellow, bright and cloudy, with a fizzy, champagne-like head on top. Smells of citrus, tropical fruits, some white wine, and heavy, tart wild yeast aromas. Funky and delicious. The flavor follows the nose fairly well, some apple, mango, pineapple, grapefruit... all of which is wrapped in sour, funky wild action. Very flavorful, alcohol well hidden amongst a plethora of the sweet and the sour. Mouthfeel is light to medium, with bright, active carbonation keeping it interesting. Overall a satisfying, unique, wild beer.

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Photo of notchucknorris
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a glowing, super hazy dark apricot color with deep golden edges. A huge foamy cream colored head takes a long time to go down.

S: A much sweeter smell than I was expecting. Candied apricots, white grape juice, a healthy dose of farmhouse funk, sweet moscato wine, mango and some faint wood. Smells pretty tasty.

T: Opens with a slightly sour, sweet white wine flavor. Some fairly complex malt and wood flavors with a dash of brett. Faint hints of citrus, tropical fruit and barrel. A nice dry finish with a touch of wood and more funk. A really interesting beer. Dry but sweet. Tart but smooth. Big in alcohol, but light on the mouthfeel. Really good stuff.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle with old school gold cap (no logo), guessing this is from a batch from 2012 sometime. Pours a mostly clear dark gold (bordering on copper) color with a very small amount of carbonation or foam. Does still have some bubbles rising contiually from the bottom of the glass though.

Nose is wonderfully tart and sour. So much so dont even get so much as a whiff of the 10+% ABV. Nice...definitely the 'sourest' smelling JK beer I have had.

Ahhh, I've been waiting for a beer this sour from LK for quite some time; its fairly puckering. Not as clean of sour flavor as a Cantillon, but still drinks quite nice. A little bit of woody character comes out from the time spent in barrels (I get more wine barrel than whiskey) along with a hint of brett. Mouthfeel definitely could use some more carbonation. This is a pretty darn good beer now, but I am excited to see how it progresses as JK gets better at blending. Im amazed a beer this light in malt and body can cover such a high alcohol with ease.

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Photo of avalon07
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had an orange color and a cloudy texture. There was a half inch of foamy head that lasted a fair amount of time. Below average lacing.

S: A very sweet, fragrant and enticing aroma of fruit, malt, and an oaky quality.

T: Tasted of tropical fruit, malt, a champagne quality, oak, and a vinous element. A complex, refreshing, vibrant, and powerful flavor.

M: A lot of carbonation with a smooth, yet prickly finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

O: Yet again, Jester King has made a big, likeable beer. Drinkable.

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Photo of tjmodica
4.37/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy yellow with a thin small white foam layer, JK nailed the color. On the nose a light lemon tartness, grass and hay, downplayed sour. Lightly sweet citrus flavors, lemon tart sweetness similar to a lemon square desert, alcohol is completely hidden. JK's has accomplished what I have been waiting for from a Texas brewery or any brewery for that matter someone who can regularly put an excellent sour/saison on a Texas shelf.

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Photo of ngeunit1
4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. Fades fairly slowly.

S - Wheat, caramel, and bready malts, oak, vanilla, wine, whiskey, citrus hops, lemon zest, funky brett, tart green fruits, lactic acid.

T - Whest, caramel, and bready malts, oak, vanilla, whiskey, wine, funky brett, tart green fruits, lactic acid, lemon zest, citrus hops, Belgian yeast.

M - Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a dry, tart, and funky finish.

D - Great sour beer. Fantastic overall complexity and balance.

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Photo of dubinsky
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'm really excited to see some of the other Jester King offerings coming to my area. When I saw this I snagged it up quickly, hoping that's will find it on a regular basis.

A - Poured into a Deschutes snifter, the beer pours a rather opaque, bright orange. The pour yielded a foamy half inch head which stuck around long enough for me to write this much. The head eventually receded leaving behind some decent lacing.

S - The aroma is definitely not what I expected from an American wild ale. Coming to expect seriously tart and funk as I get from most Russian River sours, this took me fora spin. It's funky alright, but in a saison kind of way. The funk is slightly sweet smelling with notes of jasmine flowers, hay, lemongrass, with little peach and grape to round off the nose.

T - Much like the smell, this was not what i was expecting. Don't get me wrong, its a wonderful beer, just not very sour, as i was expecting it to be. Nice lemongrass, non-
distinct citrus, white grape and peach flavors immediately come to mind. There is some tartness happening here, just not overwhelming, and certainly not dominant. I think what may be throwing me off here is the whiskey barrel which is creating some of the sweetness that I'm picking up. This is a really unique take on an American Wild ale.

M - Medium mouthfeel, with moderate to light carbonation. Slightly on the lighter drinking side with a nice dryness, kind of like you get from a dry champagne. Slightly warming at 10.2%, but at that level its incredibly drinkable.

O - I'm really excited to see this brewery available to me in such variety. I have had several of their beers, and they are all very good and distinct, in their take on standard styles. This was no exception. I really enjoyed this beer. I think part of my problem was that I was expecting it to be sour since in my mind all wild ales are, and that just simply isn't true. The wild yeast they use is very distinctive and very nice.

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Photo of zac16125
4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle into a tulip glass
No bottled on or best by date

A: Pours a hazy, dark straw, golden yellow with 2 fingers width of slightly off white colored head. Decent retention. Leaves a moderate amount of cobweb lacing down the sides of the glass.

S: Tart lactic citrus, lemon-lime, sweet fruits like peach and apricot, banana, white grape. There are also hints of resinous hop bitterness. There is certainly a vinous quality,along with a tart like sournes and hints of the oak barrel. Some funk as it warms. There are so many layers to the aroma, this is probably one of the most complex noses Ive ever experienced in a beer. Needless to say, its amazing in this regard.

T: Surprisingly, there is more hop characters than I anticipated. There is also a noticeable whiskey component. There is some lactic tartness, but not to the degree of the nose, and I wouldnt even describe it as sour really. Significant hop bitterness on the finish. I also get notes of raw oak, citrus rind, herbaceous/grassy characters, booze, hints of barnyard funk. Quite complex as well. Very good, I would have liked more tart sour notes, but thats just personal preference.

M/D: Medium bodied, pretty heavy carbonation which goes well with the fuller body, not thick but maybe a touch syrupy at times. ABV is well restrained (boozy notes are there but add well to the flavor profile rather than detract from it). Drinkability is very good.

O: My first beer from Jester King, and needless to say I am impressed. So complex, yet so drinkable. I would have preferred a little more sour kick, but Im just nit picking. This beer is awesome. Highly recommend.

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Photo of Wolfpack2005
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Beerhunter76 for hooking me up with this gem!

A-Poured from a 750ml bottle into tulip glass a very cloudy orange-amber with very little, thin head that is gone quickly.

S-tartness right of the bat with a little bit of funk and unripe fruit mixed in. Hints of alcohol too.

T-Lots of flavors going on. Up front, just like the nose, a tartness/bitterness similar to wine is the first thing that you pick up. Then a slight sweetness from fruits, lemon, raspberries, and grapes. A pleasant oak flavor is present throughout the taste and you can defiantly pick up subtle notes of wine and whiskey. Also getting a nice funky flavor that I assume is from the wild yeast and bacteria.

M- Medium body with LOW to NO carbonation.

O-Overall an excellent beer, this would be one of my favorites if they bumped up the carbonation a bit. Love the blend of sour, funk, and sweetness.

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Boxer's Revenge from Jester King Brewery
4.12 out of 5 based on 777 ratings.
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