Viking Metal
Jester King Brewery

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Jester King Brewery
Texas, United States
Smoked Beer
4.01 | pDev: 11.72%
Mar 15, 2021
Apr 29, 2013
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Rated: 4.16 by SaxmanRick from Minnesota

Mar 15, 2021
Rated: 4.06 by kjkinsey from Texas

Feb 11, 2021
Rated: 4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 16, 2020
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Reviewed by avalon07 from South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
L: Poured from a bottle to a snifter glass. Had a golden yellow color and a mostly cloudy consistency. There was a half inch of foamy, somewhat long-lasting head. Average lacing.

S: An unusual aroma of smoke, citrus fruit, malt, an herbal quality, a funky, yeasty quality, and gin.

T: Tasted of a small amount of malt (mostly in the finish, very fleeting), a tinge of juniper, a good shot of the advertised smokiness, a decent bit of the funky, yeasty quality, a little gin, and some citrus fruit (lemon, orange). This is an oddball flavor, but somehow it works. The citrus is more powerful than the juniper, but they mix well with the smoke.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a sharp finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This beer won't please everyone, but if you want something unusual, check it out. Drinkable.
Nov 12, 2019
Rated: 4.1 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Aug 21, 2019
Rated: 4 by shelby415 from Oregon

Jun 14, 2019
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Reviewed by Jslove from Colorado

4.37/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Blend #3, Nov 2018

This beer is as advertised. Without going into great detail, the look and mouthfeel are there. The nose and taste are a wonderful balance of juniper, cedar, and smoke with a velvety cool finish.

More accessible, although not better, than Gotlandsdricka. Brilliant. Perhaps not for everyone, but a farmhouse that’s not to be missed in my opinion. Jester King never disappoints in this style.
Apr 23, 2019
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Reviewed by bobv from Vermont

4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Blend #1.
Feb 2013.
Alc/Vol 7.4%.
FG 0.999.
IBU 16.
Moderate pour yields a one inch white head over a slightly hazy, golden body with some lacing. Nose of light to medium smoke, slight botanicals, lemon, and a bit of funk. Taste of lemon, slight orange, slight smoke, and gin; almost like a smoky, fizzy gin cocktail that I may have had in the past. Very interesting, refreshing, and not too smoky. Fairly nice mouthfeel and would never, ever turn this down if it was within my grasp. Cheers to Austin and especially Sir John R. for the hookup so long ago!
Apr 14, 2019
Rated: 4.05 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Mar 17, 2019
Rated: 4 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Mar 05, 2019
Rated: 4 by Karibourgeois from Texas

Feb 16, 2019
Rated: 2.26 by dankabier1 from Colorado

Feb 09, 2019
Rated: 3.17 by Rangerjak from Texas

Feb 02, 2019
Rated: 4.43 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

Jul 28, 2018
Rated: 4.38 by GreatStoutman from Texas

Apr 28, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by MarshallBirdhouse from Kentucky

Mar 25, 2018
Rated: 4.31 by Kurmaraja from California

Feb 09, 2018
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
This almost looks like a NE-IPA. Opaque orange with a fuzzy, mild white blanket clinging to the glass in wavy mounds.

Smell is lightly smoky with cheesy funk, gin, wild mint and herbal botanics.

Dry and tart, flavor starts with charred lemon transitioning through a medium, frothy soft body to tangy blackberry-mint with a light smoke and charred, spiced oak, becoming more crisp with time.

This is probably my favorite smoked beer of theirs, as the gin really helps to lighten and brighten up the overall beer with unique popping accents that develop complexity and keep it from becoming the meaty gut bomb of smoke and ash tray that some smoked beers devolve into.

2017 vintage
Nov 06, 2017
Rated: 4.08 by jaydoc from Kansas

Oct 28, 2017
Rated: 4.35 by tbryan5 from Louisiana

Oct 08, 2017
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