Buddha's Brew | Jester King Brewery

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Buddha's BrewBuddha's Brew

Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery
Texas, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The first Jester King beer to be brewed entirely in oak. Unfermented wort was racked directly to oak barrels and inoculated with souring bacteria. From there, it spent months aging in our barrel room before being blended with live kombucha at bottling. Unfiltered, unpasteurized & naturally carbonated through re-fermentation in the bottle.

Added by brandon911 on 09-16-2012

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4.58/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.41/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.39/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.37/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Jester King Buddha's Brew

A- hazy golden straw color, very refreshing looking. Minimal white head & disappears fast. The label kicks ass. Matte label with metallic highlights.

S- light funk, sugary sweetness, grapes, light fermented tea/cider aromas.

T- moderate grape and lemon tartness starts up front. Bit of wheat in the middle. Finishes with an interesting creamy yogurt/cream cheese flavor and some oak notes. Has a very long lingering tart yogurt wheat flavor, almost like a taffy or a lemon tootsie roll aftertaste. Very good. Has just the right amount of tartness. Not puckering, but doesn't taste watered down either.

M- moderate carbonation, creamy mouthfeel. Very yogurt like. You can taste this beer long after your last sip. That lactic taste just sticks around, not in a bad way cause its very enjoyable. Pretty wet finish.

O- very good stuff. As always Jester King makes interesting beer. A lot like a Berliner Weisse but with a lot of subtle, je ne sais quoi, flavors. Very refreshing, very light. Highly drinkable. I've never had Kombucha before so some of the flavors in this beer are new to me.

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4.34/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.34/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: This beer pours a yellow body with a thin white head that quickly fades away to nothing.

S: I am getting a sour tartness with some oak and a little bit of fruit too. Sort of reminds me of sour candy.

T: OH HELL YEAH! The flavor is so nice with the sour candy flavor with the wheat mixed in there perfectly. As the beer lingers the wheat becomes more dominent and also has a fruity flavor.

M: There is a nice bit of carbonation and a very thin body. The carbonation tingles all over tongue.

O: This is another great beer by Jester King. Every sour they have done has really hit the spot. I am glad I bought a few bottles of this.

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4.31/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a b1 bottle into a Small Jester King wine glass.

Appearance: Clear yellow gold, next to no head. Appears flat. Not in the least bit hazy, completely translucent. That's how you can tell this is an older jester King beer.

Smell: Oak, tartness, hints of lactic cheesy funk, vinous. Reminds me a great deal of an oaky Chardonnay.

Taste: Cheddar notes, prominent oak, some grape notes. Really good. But milky on the finish. Really clean, tartness is just beautiful. Definite kombucha notes.

Mouthfeel: low to mid carb, very dry and easy drinking.

Overall: this aged very well, I was very impressed. Looking forward to it being brewed again.

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4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Light fizzy head, hazy golden pear color.

Nose unique citrus, juicy apricot peach citrus thing, light musty dank thing, light grassy saison, pear, vanilla orange cake, little orange candy.
Taste semi sweet, lOts if citrus candy, orange vanilla cake, more citrus fruit, apricot and sour peach, tangy citrus fruit, light base malt. Finish is a bit sticky and juicy, more tangy sour peach and citrus fruit.
Mouth is med bod, little juicy fruit flesh, lighter carb.

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Buddha's Brew from Jester King Brewery
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