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Jester King / Mikkeller Drink'in The Sunbelt | Jester King Brewery

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Jester King / Mikkeller Drink'in The SunbeltJester King / Mikkeller Drink'in The Sunbelt

Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery
Texas, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.90%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
A flavorful, hoppy wheat beer, Drink’in the Sunbelt is the result of the first of two collaborations between Jester King and Mikkeller, the renowned Danish “gypsy brewer”. It takes its inspiration from another light, hoppy, sessionable wheat beer that Mikkeller had previously made, called “Drink’in the Sun”.

Added by wagenvolks on 03-17-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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2.31/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance- Cloudy, hazy, and golden...its downhill from here
Smell- Not too much of a nose, slight citrus notes
Taste- Yeast, orange, some staleness taste
Mouthfeel- Thin, way too thin

Overall- I really liked Black Metal Stout and Commercial Suicide but this beer is a pass. Boulevard/Deschutes Collaboration White IPA is much better if you are looking for a wheat IPA beer.

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2.4/5  rDev -35%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - cloudy golden yellow. Finger and a half head poured into a pilsner glass.

Aroma - one note hops and not really anything else. I'm searching for some sort of fruity English yeast character or something in the nose that tells me there's wheat, but I'm just not finding it.

Taste - very one dimensional. Hoppy and that's it. There's not really anything in the taste that's reminiscent of wheat. Also the hoppiness is quite dull and flat. I get firm bitterness and then just a vague citrus character. The hoppiness reminds me of a stale IPA, something that once maybe had some good character but is now just dull.

Mouthfeel - this was the biggest let down. I was expecting a lot in terms of mouthfeel. A good wheat beer should have a full and fluffy mouthfeel from higher protein, this was just thin. Also the carbonation was lacking.

Overall - I REALLY wanted to like this beer. I like jester king, I like what they say they're about, but this beer is neither unique or interesting. It's dull, boring and very one dimensional.

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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

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2.92/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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2.92/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

On tap at Anvil in Houston.

A: Pours a very cloudy golden orange color. A one finger white head forms, but recedes in a second. Very minimal lace is left behind.
S: A big hoppy aroma up front and dominate. Citrus, grapefruit, light grassy aromas. A large bitterness lingers in the nose.
T: Huge hops. Citrus, grapefruit and bitterness. I can't get anything else. The hops are very sharp and astringent.
M/D: Very thin, and almost under carbonated. Way to watery and lifeless. A thin and overly bitter. This does not make for a very enjoyable beer for me.

I love Jester King, but this is not for me. The sharp/astringent hops is to much, and too thin of a body. Jester King makes great beer, I don't think this is one of them though.

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2.94/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750ml bottle into a snifter

A: Pours a hazy yellow with a nice white head that fades to a ring and leaves some lacing on the glass.

S: The nose is muted hops and bready malt with a bit of lemon grass in the background. Pretty disappointing smell after reading some of the other reviews. I was expecting a big hoppy pale ale.

T: Taste is bitter hops that seem to only be bitter with no other flavors you get from other pale ales and hops. I also get a bit of a muddled malt flavor and a bit of lemon.

M: The feel is actually a bit higher in body than some others in the style and the carbonation has some big bubbles.

O: This was a bit of a disappointment. I actually had this before and didn't review it because I thought it was off for some reason. This is a different bottle from a different shop so I'm not sure what's going on...maybe the bottles they sent to DFW are old? I'd like to try this on tap to see if it's any different.

Got two more of these that I am hesitant to open now...great.

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Jester King / Mikkeller Drink'in The Sunbelt from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 231 ratings
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