Buddha's Brew | Jester King Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
154
Reviews:
24
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
10.51%
 
 
Wants:
67
Gots:
22
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 154 |  Reviews: 24
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.34/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass; Batch #2, bottled on 8/23/2016. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy pale golden/straw color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big lightly tart lemon, lime, peach, pineapple, melon, green apple, pear, white grape, white wine, pepper, oak, hay, straw, herbal, grass, tea, wheat, and cracker; with lighter notes of leathery/musty funk, white vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, tea, oak barrels, and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lightly tart lemon, lime, peach, pineapple, melon, green apple, pear, white grape, white wine, pepper, oak, hay, straw, herbal, grass, tea, wheat, and cracker; with lighter notes of leathery/musty funk, white vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light lactic tartness and yeast/oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart lemon, lime, peach, pineapple, melon, green apple, pear, white grape, white wine, pepper, oak, hay, straw, herbal, grass, tea, wheat, cracker, light funk/vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, tea, oak barrels, and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/tart/spiciness balance, and zero puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from tart/spiciness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp/grainy/acidic, and lightly tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4%. Overall this is an awesome sour/wild ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, tea, oak barrels, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the mellow acidity/tartness. Classic Jester King house funk with nice kombucha tea balance. A really enjoyable offering.

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3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Large shared bottle.
Hazy golden body.
Unusual aroma with a funky component that's really separated from a pineapple-tropical fruit component.
Moderately tart. Limited Brett and funk. High complexity.
Excellent for style.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of jlindros
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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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.59/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Very pale hazy yellow. No head.

Smell - All sorts of lemony acids. A variety of aromas. A little bit floral and grainy.

Taste - Very sour. Lemon citrus sourness. Not a lot else going on, but it's pretty good.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied. Well carbonated. Nice sourness.

Overall - Tasty beer that might have suffered from being too late in the tasting.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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Buddha's Brew from Jester King Brewery
3.9 out of 5 based on 154 ratings.
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