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Commercial Suicide Oaked Farmhouse Mild | Jester King Brewery

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Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery
Texas, United States

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

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look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A - What a nice looking pour. Dark brown, light tan head, pillowy but a quick fade to lacing.

S - Wood. Dust. Some odd yeast notes that don't recall beer elements. A strong scent that reminded me of wax. After the pour, which screamed quality, this was a real slap in the face. Not horrid, mind you, just an odor that failed to make me want to drink.

T - I struggle to find the appeal. There are things going on here - it is not that the beer is one-noted. But the dance of wood (from the oak I assume) with souring yeast offers little for me to grasp on to and relish.

M - The beer is quite drinkable, with no drying, booze, or burn to prevent it. A strange coating sensation recalls wax again, however. This lessens as the beer warms, but does not disappear.

O - Perhaps I miss the point, and maybe I just landed a bad bottle, but the beer I got offers very little of interest. The flavors hit none of the points I recognize and value in my beer drinking. The sour elements were perhaps the only real interest, and they were quite muted. Out front was wood, but a little oak goes a long way. It wasn't a drain pour, but it was a disappointment.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Tried this again November 6, 2017, pouring the bomber into a Jester King Snorkel snifter; very earthy and dry, full of Jester King's signature yeast profile ... it's a sour lover's sour, not for the faint of heart, but at 3.3% ABV I love it and will drink plenty more of it, especially to kick off a session.

I'm leaving parts of original review below because they still apply:

25.4 oz. bomber poured into nonic
(Batch #6 -- Dec. 2, 2013)

L: black-purple-red with no light, dark ruby red up to light ... very clear but a little debris floating in it (very little); almost no head, pours like it's flat ... tan foam reaches almost 1/4-inch thick but has huge airy bubbles in it, and the entire thing disappears quickly

S: super dry white wine ... sour grapes; as it warms, there's some wood-oak notes

T: oak, lemons, sour grapes, white wine -- it's like an oak-aged dry white wine ... quite sour and as different as anything I've ever tasted in the beer family. no typical hop or malt flavors ... the sour yeasty flavor dominates with some oak thrown in

F: watery, light, but the tartness and flavor makes this feel work fairly well ... it's got just enough carbonation to help fill it out

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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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