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
BEER INFO

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

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.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
231
Reviews:
64
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
16.97%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
39
For Trade:
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.12/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

well, the bad news is that this bottle is way past its prime, a year or two old, beer under 4% abv just doesnt hold up all that well, and this one certainly hasn't, especially the hop forward ones like i am sure this was meant to be. the color is a really thick cloudy muted beige yellow, not real attractive, but the head is tall and white and lasting. a slight citrus to the nose, but it basically smells like nothing. not stale or oxidized, which is good, its not gone off, its just faded into oblivion. the wheat malt is frothy though, and the feel is great, really flush in body and well carbonated. extremely dry too. the problem is that it has no taste, so so bland. this was obviously a session hop brew, and the hops are just gone. probably should not have been held so long, but still stoked to try anything from either of these breweries. i see where they were going with it, and have to encourage them to do it again, because the world needs more beers for hot weather, but this is decayed beyond recognition and is essentially useless in its current form. as refreshing as cold water.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of oline73
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

We opened this up during a tasting this past weekend. Poured into a Chimay goblet.

Appearance: Pours a slightly cloudy gol den light amber color with two fingers of fluffy white head that leaves a layer on top of the pour.

Smell: Pine hops with some crisp, light malt. There are some citrus notes in the smell as well.

Taste: Light and crisp wheat malt. The overall flavor is a bit herbal. There are some pine hop notes that go well with the other tastes.

Mouthfeel: The body is on the thin side with lots of fluffy carbonation and a finish that is a bit dry.

Overall: This is a really nice summer beer. The mild hop bitterness has a really good taste to it without being too bitter and taking over.

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4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy, almost muddy, honey color with a fairly decent head that leaves some strands of lacing behind

Smell: Stone fruit, lemon and wheat bread

Taste: Wheat bread, on the opening, but the flavor quickly verges into citrus, with a range of tropical fruit and stone fruit flavors combining with a lemony tone; nicely bitter, after the swallow, with the bready malts hanging in there through the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation; a bit thicker than expected, even though the body is relatively light

Overall: Jester King has a way with these low ABV beers - this is a treat

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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4.22/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks again to redredwino (Reddit) for this one.

Pours a light creamy head that fades semi slowly with nice lacing, hazy nectar orange color.

Nose has lots of fresh hops, citrus and light tropical fruit, light musty resinous wet hops, tangerine, peach, orange, hint of grapefruit, and a light sweet malt.

Taste has light sweet pilsner like malts and wheat flavors, straw, then lots of fresh hops, citrus, tangerine, light orange peel, tropical fruit, bit of juicy fruit, hint of musty resin, bit bitter but not heavy, hints of pine and mint as well. Light drinking with a drier finish and some lingering bitterness and light hop flavors.

Mouth is med to lighter bodied, good carbonation.

Overall good, nice and fresh, nice drinking, despite being light on the overall, it has nice malt flavors, and lots of nice hops, and great taste, better than I expected.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: part of a Nov. '12 bottle share.
Thanks to the BAer who brought this one out!

A wheat beer seemed a little out of place for a tasting centered mainly around stouts, sours, and barleywines, but hey, anything goes, and I was glad to give this one a try. Cloudy, peach-honey color, with lots of foamy white head that needed a few second to calm down before imbibing. Aroma was brilliantly floral with notes of citrus. Taste was quite refreshing, lots of floral hops, light perfume, orange blossom, fresh grass, and sweet biscuity wheat malts. Light-medium body, and quite drinkable. Fared well as a palate-cleanser; in a more mundane sense, this would make a dandy summertime / lawnmower beer.

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4.9/5  rDev +27.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Bobby for sharing this one.

A: The pour on this beer is a light orange color with a big white head.

S: Starts off with a fairly strong floral hop aroma. There is a lot of orange rind and mild citrus sweetness. Also a mild malty sweetness. The hops are somewhat perfumey with just a little bit of grass. A healthy dose of pale, cracker malts and wheat as well.

T: The flavor has a significantly more pronounced citrus character. Lots of orange peel and fresh, juicy tangerine flavors. Some floral hops and grass, too. Plenty of pale malts with a cracker note. Nice and dry with a soft bitterness, which is good for a beer like this.

M: On the light side of medium in terms of body with a medium carbonation.

O: Really a nice beer. Well done by Jester King and Mikkeller.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of Jason I think? Served in a Heady Topper glass.

A - Big white foam that settles to a thick cap, leaving behind splotchy lace. Hazy golden body.

S - Lemons, wheat, yeast, grass, some light sugar. There's a definite Euro character to this even though I know this was made in Texas.

T - Taste is quite similar, with lots of sugar, lemon, yeast, wheat and lightly toasted grains. Quite flavorful for the lower ABV.

M - Watery, lower carbonation, medium-light body, slightly dry and clean finish. Absolutely crushable stuff.

D - Nice session beer, but ultimately inessential. I could definitely imagine drinking a whole 750ml bottle of this one. The Drink'in the Sun series is a great idea, even though some of the offerings are better than others.

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2.92/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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