Commercial Suicide Oaked Farmhouse Mild | Jester King Brewery

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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
Ratings:
359
Reviews:
57
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
15.7%
 
 
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18
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2.31/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

I tried it at the brewery where they pulled an unopened bottle from the refrigerator, opened the bottle and poured my pint.

Visually it is a nice looking beer, not overly dark, more of a reddish brown that I could mostly see through. Looks mean nothing however.

The beer smells of mild sweetness, the tartness is apparent on the nose, a nice oakiness follows up on the mellow smell of the dark/caramel malt backbone. All in all the beer has a nice nose, only put off my the smell of tart fun, and the pepperiness of saison. Tart funk does not belong on an English mild.

As far as taste and mouthfeel this is where it all falls apart. The beer is thin, the malt backbone has been completely gobbled up by a very aggressive wild yeast so there is almost no mouthfeel, swirled around the glass the beer has absolutely no legs, its final gravity is as low as any beer I have ever had that used wyeast 3711 French Saison. As far as taste the first thing you notice up front and forward is a peppery, funky tartness that COMPLETELY rolls over and malt backbone. I tasted overpowering bitter, spicy funk, than a very mild sweetness that was then completely cascaded by the lingering taste of astringent bitterness at the end.

I don't know what they were thinking with this beer. English milds are suppose to have body and a stronger malt backbone balanced by slight hop bitterness, this beer is thin, watery, with little backbone to be noticed while its funk and astringency choke the life out of anything that could resemble a pleasant flavor. I would never purchase this beer again, it's actually pretty awful now.

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Justify rating with a review? I didn't like it very much.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.51/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2.5

This is simply awful. i honestly dont know why they produce this beer. It is bitter, poor flavor and just overall terrible. Thin watery brown junk beer

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2.51/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a chocolate brown/ruby red color. A pathetic bubbly white head forms and vanishes in a second with no lace. From the look, there seems to be almost no carbonation to this at all.
S: Mild oak, smoke, and vanilla in the nose. Followed by an astringent, almost metallic aroma. A strange acidic twang.
T: Ug, no better here. Very mild oak and vanilla flavors. Burnt toast. Astringent with a metallic tiny flavor. Again, a strange acidity. Not good.
M/D: To say this is light is generous. So paper thin, and hardly any carbonation here. Not something I care to come back to or finish.

After a very surprising beer in RU-55, I follow it up with this. I remember loving this beer when it was not "farmhouse." The original version was great, especially on cask. This is a thin, unappealing beer that has no business in the English mild or farmhouse styles. A complete mess.

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2.58/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

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Commercial Suicide Oaked Farmhouse Mild from Jester King Brewery
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