El Cedro | Jester King Brewery

El CedroEl Cedro
BA SCORE
86.8%
Liked This Beer
4.06 w/ 591 ratings
El CedroEl Cedro
BEER INFO

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
Ranking:
#2,761
Reviews:
82
Ratings:
591
Liked:
513
Avg:
4.06/5
pDev:
10.84%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
64
Gots:
127
Trade:
6
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Photo of Avi
3.28/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of champ103
3.31/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Hay Merchant.

A: Pours a cloudy, deep hazed orange color. A two finger white head rises and sticks around for a minute. Good lace is left behind.
S: At first, I think I get a burst of Citrus hops, though that fades and is over come by the barrel. Just cedar and wood from here on out. Even Thompson Water Seal.
T: Nothing but fresh cedar wood. That water seal character in the nose is here in spades as well. Nothing else.
M/D: A light to moderate body. Fairly thin overall, though on par with many of Jester Kings other offerings. Not hard to drink if I wanted to. Though it took me a while to get through this.

There is not much here. All I get is basically cedar wood, along with an irritating Thompson Water Seal character.

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3.36/5  rDev -17.2%

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3.4/5  rDev -16.3%

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3.44/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of AMG55
3.48/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottled: 7/2013 Received in a trade from fellow Purdue grad Nablock. Cheers!

Appearance: Nice frothy head that lasted the whole glass. Semi-opaque with carbonation flowing up the sides of my Deschutes tulip.

Smell: Not enough cedar for my liking. Huge Brett nose and not much else. Even when room temperature it didn't speak to me other than "Hi, it's me your buddy Brett!"

Taste: Funk, little glimpses of hops and then the slight hint of cedar. For a beer aged in cedar I expected there to be more of it. The Brett was almost overpowering. Surprising to see that in only two months the hops faded that quickly.

Mouthfeel: Dry, very dry. Lingering bitterness and twang throughout the drink.

Overall: It was an interesting attempt to differentiate the saison style but it just didn't have enough hop or cedar. Maybe a fresh bottle would change my mind.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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El Cedro from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 86.8% out of 100 with 591 ratings
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