Viking Metal | Jester King Brewery

Viking MetalViking Metal
BA SCORE
4.01/5
130 Ratings
Viking MetalViking Metal
BEER INFO

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

Style: Smoked Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by GreatBloomer on 04-29-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,082
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
130
pDev:
11.72%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
17
Trade:
0
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 1.31.14
Blend # Feb 2013

A - Pours a hazy medium orange with a fluffy off-white head with good retention.

S- CItrus, orange, carndy, oak and pine.

T- Silky soft citrus and oak, then a tart gin-pine finish.

D - Good carbonation wtih a light body. Silk smooth with a tart finish.

O - NIce flavors that bounce off of each other well.

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4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got in a trade with cyde. 750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass; Blend 1, bottled in 2/2013. Pours lightly hazy golden straw color with a 1-2 finger dense bright white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big lemon zest, tart green apple, juniper, pear, clove, pepper, hay, straw, grass, wood, smoke, rye, leather, herbal, white wine, musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy/funky yeast, oak, juniper, and light smoke notes; with good strength. Taste of tart green apple, lemon zest, juniper, pear, pepper, clove, white wine, oak, rye, leather, hay, straw, musty funk, light vinegar, light smoke, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Moderate earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart green apple, lemon zest, pear, white wine, clove, pepper, oak, leather, hay, straw, rye, light smoke, musty funk, light vinegar, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, oak, juniper, light smoke, and malt flavors; with a great malt/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and fairly acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent smoked saison style. All around great balance and complexity of tart fruity/spicy/funky yeast, juniper, light smoke, and malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

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Viking Metal from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 130 ratings
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