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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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Ratings: 231 |  Reviews: 64
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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1/5  rDev -72.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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5/5  rDev +35.5%

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5/5  rDev +35.5%

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1/5  rDev -72.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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5/5  rDev +35.5%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.62/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a champagne style glass.

Appearance: Cloudy straw yellow with a fluffy white head about two fingers thick that slowly fades to a thin layer and clings to the side of the glass.

Aroma: Up front fruity hop notes ranging from citrus to grapefruit, with light spicy notes from the yeast.

Taste: Citrus and orange notes with subtle spicy yeast characteristics.

Mouthfeel: Light body with too much carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: It's better then most of the style, but I think carbonation was too much and at the end there was a thick layer of trub in the bottle that came flowing into my glass.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear gold with lots of bubbles. Tremendous foamy head that settles eventually leaving sporadic sticky lacing.

Smell is great. A nice wheat base with some crisp clean citrus aroma.

Taste is a bit of a let down after the appearance and smell. Very little of the wonderful citrus from the nose makes an appearance in the taste. Really just a bit of wheat, finishing with a sharp spicy bitterness.

Fairly light and medium-high carbonation levels.

Just ok. If more of the citrus made a flavor appearance this could be a very good beer. As is it's good for a lighter ABV beer, but not much more.

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3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

889th Review on BA
Bottle to Slender footed goblet
750 ML


Thanks to Poonamibaxter for this one!

App- A medium burnt orange with some yellow highlights towards the bottom of the glass. Gigantic 2-1/2 finger white head. Medium receding with some partial lace.

Smell- A nice light refreshing aromatic beer. A little wheat base of course followed by a vibrant hop and citrus note.

Taste- Very crisp and refreshing. Opens with more citrus notes and then the hops follow. The wheat seems very mellow. This is a very good hot day beer. The 4.2 feels a lot bigger on the flavor.

Mouth- Light bodied and a good amount of medium carbonation. Bubbles across the tounge and nice residual citrus flavors.

Drink- 2 for 2 on Jester King. I like what they do. This was clean/crisp/refreshing and light. A nice beer to sit with for a while. Opens with good flavors and leaves some good flavors for a while.

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3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes: Thanks goes out to TJKinate for sending this one my way.

appearance: hazy golden orange with 1 finger head

smell: citrus, hops, barnyard, wheat, hay, spices,

taste: citrus, spices, wheat,

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,

overall: very drinkable beer. Glad I got to try this one. And can't wait to try the others from this Company.


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3.95/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Split a bottle at Major League Grill in Beaumont, TX. Review from notes.

Poured a golden glowing honey with 2 fingers of bright white head with good retention. Good amount of lacing.

The aroma produced some nice floral and citrus hop notes, a little grassy and pretty sweet smelling.

Taste followed the nose. Grassy, lemony, floral and citrus hop notes and some wheat chararacteristics. Pretty refreshing. Wouldn't mind having one of these by the pool.

Light in body and over ran with carbonation. I remember that the carbonation was almost offputting there was so much. Regardless, I could see myself drinking multiples of this if it weren't for price and I didnt care about catching a buzz...

Overall, this was a tasty beer. To be quite honest I am glad that I got to try it and enjoy it. I will never buy it again unless to spread it to some people who cant get it. It was well done, and easy to drink but I think that the price tag on this beer for what it is will keep me away from it.

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4.45/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured 750ml bottle into pilsner glass.

A: Golden-honey colored with large fluffy white head that settles into a nice rim that sporadically laces down the glass. Bit hazy from the yeast.

S: Clean, fresh. Lemon hops, wheat, and a faint sweetness hit the nose.

T: Taste follows the nose. Bready malts with the wheat. Lemon/citrus hops are great.

M: Light, but not thin. Very drinkable and refreshing. I wasn't careful enough toward the end of the bottle to avoid the yeast sediment.

O: Another winner from Jester King. I found this to be a great summer brew alternative to a Hefe. This hop-forward wheat beer is something different in a very good way.

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3.92/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

An extra gift from TexasClimber, Thanks for all the TX brews! Really excited to give another Jester King a swirl, onto the review.

750ml into generic tulip

A: Light froths on what looks like an unfiltered organic lemonade. Lots of deep earthy yellow/brown tones that give into lighter and brighter yellows at the rim. Lightly clear or very soft white bubbles disappeared rather quickly. The head just seemed to fizz out like a chemical reaction, was a bit strange.

S: Rustic pulpy fruits with pineapple cores and juicy fruits at the husk or rind. There's a really "raw" character to the nose that makes it seem almost health-food-like in the nose. The hops are an odd mix, where a potpourri of pine needles, old citrus rinds, brown leaves, and soggy wheat cereal malts blend for an odd on the farm type summer beverage.

T: The hops come off oddly dusty, sandy, and gritty. There's a really gritty character to the hops that just make me think "sandstorm". The malt is very interesting, as the pale malt pops quite a lot off of a lightly sweet wheat background. It's like a trail mix that's heavily comprised of potent walnuts or some other lightly bitter addition. This really is like drinking a piece of Texas, I imagine.

M: medium body that I think the mix of grains helps out with. You get the lightness of the wheat but the bitterness of the hop cocktail plus the pale malt gives it a really chewy profile. If you ignore the voodoo of the ingredients, this really is an ultralight body. I like the illusion of a bigger beer, or perhaps allusion to one.

O: Pretty good, the flavor was pretty unusual. I think the mix of hops was pretty unique in that it really conveyed this sandy earthiness that immediately made me think of the desert. When I read the label and the concept behind the beer I couldn't help feel like they kind of nailed this project. Jester King successfully put some legitimately dry desert flavors in this mixed grain pale ale. Not great, but interesting and drinkable enough to warrant a few full glasses.

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3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy yellow,orange color with a big soapy white head. Decent lacing.

Smell is citrusy hops. Lots of lemon and wheat. Not sure how old this bottle is. I wish the bouqet was a bit stronger.

Nice mix of flavors. Hops give of citrus with a slight metallic finish. Wheat is present the entire time. Balances and adds a earthiness.

Mouthfeel is just average. Loses points for the light body and metallic finish.

Nice beer overall. I could definitly drink this underneath that Texas sun.

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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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