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Commercial Suicide Oaked Farmhouse Mild | Jester King Brewery

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3.55/5
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371 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:
#39,667
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
371
pDev:
15.77%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
70
Trade:
7
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5/5  rDev +40.8%

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5/5  rDev +40.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +33.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +33.8%

Photo of elNopalero
4.57/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is the barrel aged cask conditioned sour version of Jester King’s Commercial Suicide, their low gravity English mild which I loved on its own right. But something about souring it made it just utterly fantastic in so many different, wonderful ways. High praise, and well-deserved.

This pours a dark ruby-brown with thin bubbles and an apparent low carbonation. Great aroma, very tart and bold, with an obvious comparison to balsamic vinegar that doesn’t do it justice. Tastes mouthpuckeringly tart, like sour cherries or blackberries, and just incredibly so. More tartness than a hoppy bitterness, which is in its own way refreshing. The souring process brought something to this beer which made it distinctive and in a class all its own. This is wonderful! I loved every sip and wish I could have had more.

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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

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 redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

If I lowered my rating to closer to the current average, what contribution have I made?

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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

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4.45/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled and bottle conditioned
Looks very much the handsome half of mild sat in a handled glass dark brown body and frothing full off white head
Now the aroma gives away it isn't quite the blighty mild
Sour raspberry and chestnut on the nose
The sawdust and dark fruit flavour of English mild is there set against prickling sour farmhouse
It's not heavy but the the strength and style I think my anticipation of the beer has been justified

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4.43/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark mahogany color. Retains thin head for awhile. Vigorous carbonation.

S: Sweet malt with woody notes.

T: Lots of complexity and great balance of flavors. Malty sweet with a reserved, pitch-perfect woodiness. Nutty flavors with a dryness that rounds everything out. Great stuff.

M: Tremendous creaminess for the style. Carbonation keeps working throughout. Easy drinking, but repeatedly draws you back in for more.

O: This is one of the best of JK's regular line up so far. It packs in a lot of complexity for a low-abv beer. Given its price, it makes for an excellent semi-regular treat throughout the year. Highly sessionable, but with so much complexity, makes this beer drinkable year-round and any day of the week.

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4.32/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got in a trade with cyde. 750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy deep ruby red color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big caramel, pear, apple, raisin, chocolate, toast, brown bread, nuttiness, toffee, oak, light vanilla, herbal, floral, pepper, clove, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great complexity and balance of malt, fruity/spicy yeast, and oak notes; and great strength. Taste of big caramel, pear, apple, raisin, chocolate, toast, brown bread, toffee, nuttiness, pepper, clove, oak, light vanilla, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, light fruits, chocolate, toast, brown bread, toffee, oak, light vanilla, clove, pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Outstanding robustness, complexity, and balance of malt, oak, and fruity/spicy yeast flavors; with a great malt/yeast spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a slightly creamy, smooth, and crisp mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 3.5%. Overall this is an incredible farmhouse mild ale! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of malt, yeast, and oak flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

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

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4.26/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark black-brown with a finger of frothy khaki head. Fades fairly slowly.

S - Sweet caramel and chocolate malts, oak, Belgian yeast, some mild spices, nuttiness, and some dark fruit esters.

T - Sweet caramel and chocolate malts, oak, Belgian yeast, pepper, other spices, nuttiness, dark fruit esters, vanilla.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet, oaky, and spicy finish.

D - Nice oaked mild. Great overall balance with a different mix of flavors.

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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

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Commercial Suicide Oaked Farmhouse Mild from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 371 ratings
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