Commercial Suicide Oaked Farmhouse Mild | Jester King Brewery

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Commercial Suicide Oaked Farmhouse MildCommercial Suicide Oaked Farmhouse Mild

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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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a belgian-style stemmed glass. No bottling date on bottle.

Appearance: Pours a translucent dark brown/raisin color and leaves a couple fingers of fluffy off-white head.

Smell: Figs, raisins, light grassy funk, light cherry, tree bark, mild oak.

Taste: Oak, tobacco, raisins, figs, nuttiness, light maple, light molasses, malts.

Mouth-feel: Very light body with a medium carbonation. Very smooth finish. Carbonation is a bit odd, it gives the impression of being artificially carbonated even though it is my understanding that it is not.

Overall: An interesting brew for sure. Extremely light body, and while the flavors are all fairly light, it has a pretty complex flavor profile. Plenty of woodiness and nuttiness along with some mild funk. Interesting, but not quite to my tastes - the tobacco/woody elements were not altogether pleasant for me. Not bad though.

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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2.85/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured into a perfect pint. This one isn't a gusher like the last JK I opened, but it is overcarbed.

2.75 A: Fairly clear deep amber color. Four plus fingers of foamy tan head. Retention is poor and no lacing is left.

2.75 S: Nose on this isn't really strong, but I guess that's what I was expecting. However, it also isn't very interesting. The main focus is a dry woodiness with herbal notes. It's not bad, just kinda boring.

2.75 T: Taste is also lackluster. I'm not saying this because it is 3.5%, I'm saying that because it can't hold up with any of the other session beers I've had. Again dry woodiness, a few layers of herbalness and not much else. Maybe a touch of toastiness.

3.25 M: Lighter body. Good moderate carbonation despite the appearance. Lightly creamy and smooth.

3.0 D: It's okay, but it's boring, even for a session beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jester King Brewery - Commercial Suicide Oaked Farmhouse Mild, poured into a Fiddlehead snifter.

Look - Pours dark brown-black with see through around the edges and a big foamy head that runs away fast. Sticky lacing here and there.

Smell - Gently roasted Munich barley with quite a yeasty aftereffect. Oak notes.

Taste - Malty and syrupy, dark and roasted. Oak for sure here. Unfortunately the taste almost knocks this brew flat on its ass.

Mouthfeel - Slighty sticky roasted feel. Light to medium bodied. Very drinkable. Oak rests on the palate and mostly coats the mouth for sure.

Overall - Jester King has a knack for it and while this one isn't perfect, it is still a good brew. Milds are best enjoyed fresh off the tap, if I'm ever in the area I'll have to stop by and try it again.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - nice brown with good head and decent retention, especially for the style

S - wood, butter, malt, funk

T - follows the nose but with the butter taste over-powering. Not all-together pleasant

M - heavier body than expected given style and ABV. Better carbonation than most English beer which is definitely appreciated

O - interesting but not really worth a second try IMO

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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Commercial Suicide Oaked Farmhouse Mild from Jester King Brewery
3.63 out of 5 based on 359 ratings.
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