Viking Metal | Jester King Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Smoked Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by GreatBloomer on 04-29-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,700
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
135
pDev:
11.47%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
16
Trade:
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Photo of GreatStoutman
4.38/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MarshallBirdhouse
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.31/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
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

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Photo of jaydoc
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tbryan5
4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vfgccp
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sd123
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mig100
3.8/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ryannotbryan
2.86/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of Matt141
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.81/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IrishColonial
3.36/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sammy
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of baybum
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rifugium
2.66/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Really messy beer with a lot of clashing elements. Smokey, sour, BandAids. And if that weren't enough, an unpleasant gin flavor underneath. Pretty gross.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.03/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This beer was harsh and off putting. I don't need smooth beers, but the aftertaste needs to make me not regret drinking this beer. Made it a challenge to drink my glass and made finishing the bottle not possible. I was not a fan.

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Photo of kbuzz
3.38/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gotti311
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kramerwtmf
3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of nathanmiller
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sour, smokey, salty. It's really good.................................................................................................................

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Viking Metal from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 135 ratings