El Cedro | Jester King Brewery

El CedroEl Cedro
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El CedroEl Cedro

Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery
Texas, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Farmhouse ale hopped with piney, citrusy American hops, aged on Spanish Cedar spirals, and bottle conditioned with Brettanomyces yeast. Unfiltered, unpasteurized and naturally conditioned.

Added by lokieman on 01-11-2013

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5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This pours a wonderful straw-golden color with tremendous billowy clouds of foam atop. The foam takes its time dying down too.

Wow, this is brett-tastic! The aroma has a kiss of brett to it which turns into a full-fledged pucker on the lips when tasted.

The aroma has this incredible vibrancy to it, it’s like a sun-warmed lemon burst into fiery zest and then got smacked by some light brett, lending it an unparalleled complexity which develops as it warms. The taste is equally as rich and layered, with the lemony-straw hop character in tandem with a oh-so-light but definitely present funky characteristic, from farmhouse yeast and some cedar and the brett notes. It’s an incredible brew and easily one of the best I’ve had in a long time.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer pours a beautiful straw yellow with bubbly white head. It smells of yeast and that really comes through on the taste, nice and funky brett. Very dry in the mouth. The cedar and the brett make this beer just strange enough but perfectly balanced to be a standard sipper.

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4.81/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

this beer is like walking through a dry and hoppy texas "forest" (no forests or hops in texas, just sparse trees). the smell is incredible.

smells woody, hoppy, floral and fantastic.

tastes REALLY GOOD. the cedar adds so much to the flavor. it blends so well with the hops that had you not known about the cedar component, you'd think the greatest brand new, albeit bastardized, strain of hop had just been invented.

finishes dry.

This is the first time that i've had cedar fever and been happy.

i love you jester king.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

750 ml bottle poured into a snifter. Batch #7--bottled 10.08.15

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden Amber with 2 fingers of head with brilliant lacing

Smell: Citrus and fruity hop aromas and yeast esters

Taste: incredible complexity with hop bitterness and citrus zest working with the yeast and funk as well as a slight wood note from the cedar to offset the flavors and bring everything into balance.

Mouthfeel: Well attenuated and refreshing.

Overall: I was blown away by this. So many flavors going on but are all in sync. I can't believe there is that much hop flavor and aroma, yet doesn't over power the delicate yeast and funk going on. A one-of-kind farmhouse ale.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle: Poured a light dirty beige color ale with a giant white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of fruity hops with light mango notes with dry Brett notes and some light spicy notes form the cedar. Taste is also dominated by light mango fruity notes with some spicy notes from the cedar and the dry aftertaste and funky notes from the yeast. Body is full with limited filtration and good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Incredible amount of complexity can be found in this beer but it also retains an extremely high level of drinkability.

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El Cedro from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 591 ratings
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