1. Don't miss FUNK Boston: A Wild & Sour Beer Fest on June 14 & 15!

Ol' Oi! | Jester King Brewery

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Ol' Oi!Ol' Oi!
BA SCORE
4.12/5
Exceptional
428 Ratings
Ol' Oi!Ol' Oi!
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
In Britain, what started out as young or “mild” dark ale was once aged in oak barrels to make something that was likely similar to sour brown ales of East Flanders. Using a similar base recipe to Commercial Suicide Dark Mild, Ol’ Oi! is Jester King’s tribute to that tradition.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,246
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
428
pDev:
9.71%
 
 
Wants:
91
Gots:
82
Trade:
8
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 428 |  Reviews: 42
Reviews by IPeteA91:
Photo of IPeteA91
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

More User Reviews:
Photo of do_ob
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle into a tulip. Pours a medium, roasty brown and settles nearly black in the glass. Upon wiping away the condensation and holding my glass to a light source, a fading body of reddish-brown - or was it brownish-red? - liquid is visible behind the structure. Beautiful hues of warmth surround the bottom and edges, like an invisible hand holding this beer beneath my own. A steady, but slightly aggressive pour from directly above yielded a massive, dense, and sticky head of vanilla-colored foam, just over 2 fingers's width in height. This mound of fluff receded down to a thin, but still dense layer of froth after a few minutes, leaving behind an omnipresent, thick lacing on the walls of the glass.

After warming for about 5 minutes in-glass, a traditional wild yeast aroma is observed mixed with subtle sweet chocolate, caramel, and dark fruit. An incredibly pleasant aroma, yet not overly assertive. Upon tasting, I instantly recognize a beer that is wildly carbonated, relatively light-bodied, and infinitely easy to drink. Before even reaching the taste buds, a lovely and sweet flavor is detected on the lips and nose. Delicious sour notes, figs, and sweet fruit initially with the souring bacteria intensifying in the moments leading up to the finish.

Still incredibly carbonated on the finish, this beer is ever-so smooth going down. Clean and crisp, yet still as smooth as silk. The characteristics of a brown ale really come to life at this point, bringing forward those roasty and charred flavors typical of the malts used in this beer. With the sourness still being present, these two "styles" are meshed flawlessly, combined into a delicious sour roastiness that works better than (my) words can describe.

Jester King has yet to disappoint me. I have to trade to get their beers, but thus far it's been well worth the time and effort. Outstanding.

 1,879 characters

Photo of bccocx
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of mwgroove23
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of freduardo
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of Piddmeista
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of dar482
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer hits of musty green apple., cider vinegar tart notes, then onto some toasted and chocolate malts. The oak offers another layer as the finish has some drying oak.

 170 characters

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

Photo of mltobin
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of J_Dub
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of KAF
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of akang
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of tswater
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of kidzord
3.69/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of champ103
2.5/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Bottle shared by elwhite at the Freetial release. I was able to take notes of this one.

A: Pours a slightly hazed reddish/brown. A bubbly beige head tries to form, but recedes in a second. Not lace. Looks pretty lifeless.
S: Odd. Biscuit malts, dry toast, light oak. Definitely apple skin/acetaldehyde. Which together is very odd.
T: Biscuit malts Other musky, dirty, moldy malts. Juxtaposed with a light apple skin flavor. What the hell is this? Tasted dirty with a light tart apple skin in the finish.
M/D: Flat, no carbonation, thin and watery. Muddled, and no defined mouthfeel. Yeah, I did not enjoy this at all.

I can not describe this accurately. Just muddled, and all sorts of weirdness going on that I can't get my head around. I wish I was able to get a better pour of AR, cause that was great. Though I did not get enough to write anything down. This is a mess, and don't know why this was brewed in the first place, let alone the high scores this is getting? They keep making Commercial Suicide worse and worse (all be it at a much stronger alcohol level).

 1,071 characters

Photo of JamLand
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of rbrefbeerman
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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

Photo of Mora2000
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap at the Draught House 43rd Anniversary Party. This is the regular Commercial Suicide aged in wine barrels with the addition of wild yeast and bacteria. It is intentionally soured.

The beer pours a hazy brown color with no head.The beer appears to be completely flat. The aroma is very nice. I get a lot of tart cherries, as well as some oak, vanilla and a little bit of toasted malt. One thing is certain, this is a completely different animal than the other versions of this base beer.

The flavor is very tart. I get a lot of sour cherries, as well as some light funk and some tart, red wine notes. There is also a nice oak and vanilla component and a little bit of malt. The sourness is about medium and makes the beer very enjoyable and very easy to drink.

Medium mouthfeel and no carbonation. My only complaint is that I wish the beer was carbonated. Other than that, it was outstanding.

 901 characters

Photo of JamesStreet
3.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of Beer-Zombie
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Can_has_beer
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of madtowndmb1
4.07/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of VernonBaxter
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared with Paul. Served alongside RU-55.

The beer is hazy brown with a small head. Aromas of oak, funk, sour fruit, vinegar. Puckering and intense. Some wine barrel character. Tannins and fruit with an acetic finish. Tasty, but not nearly as delectable as the RU-55.

 268 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ol' Oi! from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 428 ratings