El Cedro | Jester King Brewery

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Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery
Texas, United States
jesterkingbrewery.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
588
Reviews:
81
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
10.68%
 
 
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64
Gots:
128
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7
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Photo of MarshallBirdhouse
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aufie
4.07/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ScottyTheBeerGuy
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Goatdavemac
3.74/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cp45
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of baggedlunch
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Big_V
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Austin32
4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Exactly as advertised, sour, hoppy, piney ton's of flavor. Very satisfying and drinkable.

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Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.77/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Apom
4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BigGold
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had poured from 25.4-oz. bomber, labeled "BATCH #7 - 10.08.15," and 7.80 ABV, at Growler's Beer, Houston, Texas, into footed tulip. My first Jester King. A very complicated Farmhouse Ale, which may achieve excellence because--or in spite--of the cedar aging.

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Photo of suckaj
3.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stevem68
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a coppery Amber color. Aroma is citrus peel and oak. Flavor is slightly bitter citrus and the barrel aged oak flavor. Has a solid body and overall this is very good.

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Photo of Alby
4.57/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreatStoutman
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Myotus
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Poured gently at 45°F from a 750ml bottle (batch #7- 08Oct15) into a tulip. Consumed on 27Feb16.
LOOK: Pours with 2 fingers worth of dense, off-white foam. At 25 seconds the foam head loses its density and becomes poruous and rocky. At 2 and half minutes, the head has dissipated into a half fingers worth of foam, leaving behind very thick lacing. Orange in color with a high amount of cloudiness. There is a moderate amount of medium-sized rising bubbles with a very subtly amount of large rising bubbles. There is also a handful of large bubbles sitting on the bottom of the glass. Lacing is moderate in quantity and both thick and very thick in various areas.
SMELL: Strong aromas of peaches, apricots, mangos, oranges, grapefruit, and tangerines entangle with mild cedar, wheat, and earthy yeast aromas along with subtle lemon zest, sour green apple, grass, and hay aromas.
TASTE: The initial flavor is comprised of strong hoppy orange, grapefruit, and tangerine flavors. Strong flavors of hoppy mango, peach, and apricot and mild cedar flavors immediately follow. Mild hay, wheat, and cedar flavors further unveil the taste complexity. Mild grass and bitter hop flavors along with subtle earthy yeast, salt-like mineral, and sour green apple flavors enter lastly as all previous flavors persist.
FEEL: Somewhere between medium-bodied and full-bodied. Carbonation is moderate. Goes down somewhat smooth. Finishes with a strong and unpleasant dryness.
NOTE: A deliciously complex beer from Jester King. Incredibly hoppy with little sourness. This was unexpected from JK, but the unexpected can be good such as this is.

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Photo of bmeGT
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LoudRed
4.37/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HuskyBoi
4.48/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thatche2
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GaToWyo
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RoddyMedina
4.71/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Jester King does not disappoint. Ive not had a bad beer from them, but its so damn hard to find a favorite! El Cedro was one of the more hop forward beers I've had from. Great blend of citrus and piney notes. I didn't get as much cedar as i thought id get but it was still there. Fantastic brew all around from Jester King.

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Photo of jkn09
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dwagner003
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of frasergrove
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A surprisingly delicious hop forward Jester King rendering...Aroma is a blast of bright hop citrus, some pine notes...Smells like a hop forward IPA. Coming through on the flavor is the fresh cedar, reminiscent of cedar plank fish (minus the fish)...which smoothly melds into a medium body and a bit of hop bitterness. Cedar smooths out after a few sips, and is quite enjoyable.

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El Cedro from Jester King Brewery
4.12 out of 5 based on 588 ratings.
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