Commercial Suicide Oaked Farmhouse Mild | Jester King Brewery

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3.55/5
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376 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Dark Mild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 2.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
English pub ale meets the French farmhouse tradition and American oak aging in this dry, drinkable farmhouse mild ale. Full-flavored, but brewed with enough restraint to be highly sessionable. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and naturally conditioned.

Added by elNopalero on 02-14-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,321
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
376
pDev:
15.77%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 376 |  Reviews: 64
Photo of rodbeermunch
3.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had this earlier in the summer. Seemed like a neat summer beer to check out, awesome name and imagery for the beer.

Pours a brown color. Expected something lighter and yellow. Small 1/3" off white head. Aroma of a little bit of oak and maybe some barley going on, almost brown malt like red ale notes with it.

Taste drops big time on the oak. Because of the relative light bodied-ness of the beer, the oak really comes across as strong as it has/can for a year long exposure. Came off stronger than some beers with 24 months of oak aging. Reminded me a bit of a belgian table strength beer from a local producer in Reno. (St James). Significant amount of malt and wood flavors push the entirety of this beer. So much more flavorful than beers twice its strength. A nutty brackish light cranberry feel in the mouth feel.

Seems like quite the mashup. Prolly wouldn't repeat purchase, but I did enjoy the uniqueness of this beer, definitely worth checking out at least once.

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Photo of Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas
4.28/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The overall BA score of this - to me - is deceiving. For the style, this is a solid option that is oaky, dry & refreshing.

Very well done and consistent from batch to batch.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.99/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

amazingly subtle, yet at the same time one of the more grain driven beers i have had from jester king, this is unlike any other, and its awesome, i do not understand the low ratings here, except perhaps because folks cant place this squarely within the confines of a particular style, but to me thats what makes this exciting! its a rich chestnut color, surprisingly substantial in color and body for its ultra low abv, holding a tall almost white head too. the aroma is lighter than a lot of them on the jester king funk and tartness blend, but still identifiable as theirs, just balanced out a bit more by the malt, and seemingly tamed by the oak rather than enhanced by it. some nuttiness to the grain, even a little unexpected brown sugar sweetness, corn husk, acorn flour, and raisin. there is a nice funk to the finish, subtle dried citrus and even a bready element. the oak is nice here, wrapping this all up neatly together, some tannins and vanilla notes, but its all very mild. an incredibly flavorful and complete session type brew, i am surprised it doesnt get more love here on BA. a jester king classic at this point!

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Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.83/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JackRWatkins
3.1/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A: Pours a well-attenuated, deep red-brown color with a creamy two-finger head. Very nice.
S: Has a tannic, subtly vinous aroma, with malt notes that are simultaneously chalky and nutty with hints of cocoa.
T: Immediately has a harsh, salty, tannic aftertaste that is quite unpleasant. After the salty tannic notes even out and die off it becomes more pleasant, allowing the toasty and fruity notes notes to advance on the palate, it is definitely tart (at first it seems sour), it feels like a beer that is halfway to becoming a flemish red or oud bruin. Even though the unpleasant tannic notes die off, they remain present throughout.
M: Dry, cant complain.
O: This beer takes some time mellow out and become pleasant and even then isn't a revelation. The malty notes come on a bit too strong. As I said before this beer feels like it's about halfway along it's journey to becoming what it is supposed to be, like an Oud Bruin or Flemish Red that isn't done yet. It's not bad, but I can't recommend it.

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Photo of MinerBob
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer pours a hazy brown with an off white head. The smell is predominantly coffee with some strange fruit smell. The flavor is slightly tart but not horrible. My first experience with a beer with this small of alcohol content I can see the benefits but prefer the highpoint beers. Was basically wanting to try something from Jester King Brewery and this is what I found. Overall wouldn't buy again.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This one pours a muddled brown and fills to a very dark, reddish-brown, but in the sunlight it’s a shimmering, clear dark garnet. The head is a fuzzy khaki finger that dies to a creamy tan collar that has a soft cling.

Smell is funkier, nuttier, woodier, and cheesier than the beer turns out to be on the tongue, with notes of pie crust, candied nuts and brie.

Taste is lightly tart and very faintly smoked with toasty malt. It's almost like a wild Oktoberfest paired with some light, nutty oak and a tart lemon-cherry finish.

A medium to light crisp body finishes semi-wet, and the tartness seems like it increases with time, but subtly, helping it to become more complex.

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Photo of GarbageMan10
3.37/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cuvtcuv
2.59/5  rDev -27%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Bryan12345
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jlvanderhoek
3.79/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sweffin
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TylerJ
4.29/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.79/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of knicks19947
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lagerquestrian
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
3.82/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dsshuck
3.66/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ben1313
3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Can_has_beer
3.74/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of donspublic
4.24/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into tulip from bottle minimal head no lacing. Medium brown in the glass. Chestnut, lactic on the nose. Mild tartness and bitterness, like a mild sour brown. Great beer to slow down the night with. Split 2 of these with my daughter.

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Photo of Eman17
3.97/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of psoriasaurus
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mig100
3.17/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Tuck_leepulin
4.11/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

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Commercial Suicide Oaked Farmhouse Mild from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 376 ratings