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:
367
Reviews:
58
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
15.66%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
70
For Trade:
7
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Ratings: 367 |  Reviews: 58
Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.16/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I recently bought this new batch of Commercial Suicide at Jester King three weeks ago and I drank it last night. It is a Mild Farmhouse Ale based on the traditional English Mild Dark Ale. It is fermented entirely in French oak foudres.

(L) It has a very dark almost black hue and very thin head that dissipated quickly.

(A) The aroma was oak and dark fruit.

(T) It was malty with a flavor of oak, raisins, citrus, very tart/sour, slight sweetness, no bitterness.

(F) Carbonated, dry, light and crisp.

In general I do not tend to like their very mild (and low alcohol) beers too much but this one was pretty good.

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Photo of qchic
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have little experience with Jester King, but this certainly piques my interest in finding more. Super low ABV (as everyone else mentions) but plenty of flavor and funk. This bottle from batch #8, perhaps, benefits from sitting since 4/15. Described as an English mild, this is like no other, but does feature cereal grains. Some funky ripe fruit sourness gives it a vinous quality which paces my consumption favorably. Dry, dry, dry with a farmhouse yeasty aroma. Fantastic! Why so many haters!?

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Photo of parris
3.21/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Redgoatman
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnnieNepal
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bmf5581
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of snowmageddon
3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Myotus
4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Batch #8
Poured from a 750ml bottle (16Apr15) into a tulip.
LOOK: Pours with a finger and half worth of off-white foam that dissipates into a half finger's worth after 1 minute and 30 seconds. Dark brown in color with a copper tint. Rising bubbles are very small in size and very subtle in quantity once the head settles. Lacing is thin and moderate. 3.75
SMELL: Has mild aromas of sweet toasted malts and oak, subtle aromas of barley and sour yeast, and hints of piney hops. 3.5
TASTE: Mild flavors of sour yeast and sweet toasted malts enter initially. Flavors of mild oak, subtle barley, and hints of piney hops enter immedieately after as roasted malt flavors persist, but sour yeast flavors grow slightly stronger. 4.0
FEEL: Medium-bodied and moderately carbonated. Goes down somewhat smooth and had a subtle dryness in the finish. Sourness playfully agitates the tongue. 3.25
NOTE: Not their best brew, but for the price and the size of the bottle, this is practically champagne. This is still pretty good.
OVERALL RATING: 3.79 out of 5.
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Batch #9
Poured gently from a 750ml bottle (10Nov15) into a tulip. Consumed on 06Mar16.
LOOK: Pours with a fingers worth of off-white foam that dissipates into a quarter fingers worth after 45 seconds. Dark brown in color with a copper tint. Rising bubbles are medium in size and moderate in quantity. Lacing is thin and moderate.
SMELL: Strong aromas of sour green apples, earthy yeast, tobacco, and hay entangle with mild aromas of toast, oak, and coffee. Hints of spicy hops can also be detected.
TASTE: Very strong sour green apple along with strong hay flavors first strike the palate. Mild earthy yeast, tobacco, toast, and oak flavors immediately follow.The taste profile comes to a close with subtle coffee flavors and hints of spicy hops as all previous flavors persist.
FEEL: Medium-bodied and subtly carbonated. Goes down smooth and somewhat creamy. Finishes with a mild, but pleasant dryness. Sourness from the beer playfully agitated the tongue.
NOTE: This batch was much more sour than the last, which I loved. The yeast profile was also bigger.

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Photo of Thedrizzle
3.36/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Think they nailed what they set out to do. It's a light, almost too light and refreshing brew. Packs a decent amount of flavor. The body is what I enjoy most about this brew. A perfect sun beer.

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Photo of dipso123
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atrocity
2.5/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Hudson2508
3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cgrunin
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jentex
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CJNAPS
3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

An interesting beer. A decent, nuanced and multilayered taste, but not particularly well representative of the style.

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Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sammy
3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chippo33
3.16/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SergeLowpz
4.04/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of afsdan
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LouAleHead
3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gilgar
2.58/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Kevin_Young
4.07/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Commercial Suicide Oaked Farmhouse Mild from Jester King Brewery
3.64 out of 5 based on 367 ratings.
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