Boxer's Revenge | Jester King Brewery

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Brewed by:
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.

Added by UTCengOwl on 01-30-2011

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased from WLV Liquors.

A - Pours burnt orange, small white head, thin collar.

S - Spices, bread, yeast, light citrus, honey sweetness.

T - Fruity tartness, yeast funk, citrus, grapes, and oak. The alcohol is hidden wonderfully for 9%. The finish is tart grapes/oak. The taste was much more sour then the nose suggests.

M - Light body, good carbonation, dry finish.

O - Easy drinking for 9%, nice amount of sour notes, and a nice dry finish. Enjoyed this one for sure, and would buy another bottle if I have the chance.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

thank you eric...

the rare find as most american sours seem to be. whiskey and wine barrel aged. sour with a wonderful nose and a sour mash whiskey quality to it. nose is sauvignon blanc, funk, and hint of melon and horseblanket undertones. palate is actually much more sour than expected. quite bright. but balanced. very dry with that sour whiskey mash note and hints of whiskey noted coconut. nice buttering that comes forth grassy... wonderful. one to share.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

My Astros Challenge #BOTG 11!

Poured from bottle into JK farmhouse glass. When opened, barely even a hiss. Notably lacking carbonation. With a little bit of a rough pour, some head rises off the top of the beer, but it goes away quickly. This beer is indeed flat-ish. Other than that, a nice orange/yellow color, with some cloudiness. Smell- tart and sweet, nice vinous aroma from the barrel. Some funky bouquet as well. Taste- puckering sour with a salty dry finish. Tastes like sea salt meets sour patch candy. No ABV is present at all, for 9% it is well hidden. With carbonation, this would have been way better, but still a nice effort from JK, albeit not my fav sour from them (Das Wunderkind).

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into a Jester King goblet.

Admittedly, I am a huge fan of what Jester King has brought to Texas, so I could hardly wait to try the bottled iteration of Boxer's Revenge after picking it up today.

Opening with a soft hiss, Boxer's Revenge pours without much of a head, save for a few scattered bubbles that cling to the outside of the glass. The body is an attractive, bright orange hue, dotted by small yeast particles and a sluggish stream of carbonation. The aroma is both intoxicating and intoxicatingly good. Huge whiffs of whiskey barrels lend bourbon-rich vanillins to the front. In the background, wild bacteria add a sour punch alongside the dry-hop to lend citrus peel and berry vine notes. The alcohol smells strong, but is nicely balanced. It will be interesting to see how the nose handles an increased carbonation as these bottles mature.

The flavor is a plethora of intensities that pull the palate in various directions. Equal parts boozy, hoppy, tart, wooden, dry, and juicy---a dizzying array of combinations that come close to fatiguing the senses.The whiskey flavor hits first and last, with vanilla notes at the tip of the palate and dry, wooden barrel tannins in the finish. Mid-palate is where the sourness shines, adding a funky tartness that puckers the tongue and mouth, but not so much that it overwhelms the tastebuds. Alcohol warms the palate with each sip, but it's a bit too raw at this point in the beer's life and makes for a somewhat tiring mouthfeel when combined with the sourness. Body is slightly thin and under-carbonated, but I'm sure with conditioning that will change.

Boxer's Revenge is a great beer and a welcome addition to the Texas sour ale scene, but like the angry horse on its label, it hasn't yet made up its mind as to the direction it's heading. Still, I'm very much excited to see what path it takes.

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Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 807 ratings