Thrash Metal Farmhouse Strong Ale | Jester King Brewery

Thrash Metal Farmhouse Strong AleThrash Metal Farmhouse Strong Ale
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Thrash Metal Farmhouse Strong AleThrash Metal Farmhouse Strong Ale

Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery
Texas, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A hop forward beer with dank, resinous hop flavor and aroma, balanced by lightly kilned malt flavors, farmhouse yeast esters and a bit of warming alcohol. Thrash Metal Farmhouse Strong Ale is an homage to thrash metal music, which often fuels us during our daily chores at Jester King.

Added by videofrog on 01-09-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 179 |  Reviews: 41
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -28%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of superspak
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got in a trade with Cyde. 750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours very hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big pear, apple, grape, lemon zest, clove, pepper, floral, grass, light pine, hay, light funk, leather, and spicy yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop and yeast ester notes, with a fair amount of malt balance; and good strength. Taste of lemon zest, pear, apple, grape, clove, pepper, bread, wheat, light honey, floral, grass, hay, leather, light funk, and earthy yeast spiciness. Light earthy pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, light fruits, pepper, clove, floral, grass, hay, wheat, bread, light funk, and earthy yeast spiciness on the finish for a while. Nice balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast flavors with moderate hop and malt notes; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a slick, fairly crisp, and earthy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good saison style. Good balance and complexity of malt, hop, and fruity/spicy yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip for the ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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2.5/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Dull grassy taste that's close to a blonde ale.
Slight flavor from the malt, low hops. I wouldn't classify this as a"spicy" saison.
Probably best enjoyed at a warmer than colder temperature.
Overall, not an exciting entry in the Jester King portfolio

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Thrash Metal Farmhouse Strong Ale from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 69.3% out of 100 with 179 ratings
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