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Bruery Terreux / Jester King Imperial CabinetBruery Terreux / Jester King Imperial Cabinet
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bruery Terreux
California, United States
brueryterreux.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Many things can happen when collaborating breweries come together. Like us and Jester King. We both share a deep affinity for sour and wild beers. But rather than rest on our laurels, we challenged ourselves to brew a beer reminiscent of a nearly forgotten, early 20th century cocktail, the Ramos gin fizz, employing our wildly traditional methods to do so. We began with some of the cocktail's signature ingredients - lemon, lime and orange citrus fruits, botanicals and sweeteners (sorry, no egg whites) - and then let our collaborative brewing process run wild. The result is laden with herbal and floral notes, bright lemon and lime zest, orange blossom honey, vanilla, warm oak and comforting spices. The Ramos gin fizz is a hard cocktail to find, and when you do, it takes 10 minutes to make. Our collaboration with Jester King will be similarly elusive; however, it took nearly a year in the making.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 08-24-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
190
pDev:
9.4%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
72
Trade:
9
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Ratings: 190 |  Reviews: 35
Reviews by markgugs:
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4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

More User Reviews:
Photo of jzeilinger
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Cloudy copper color, nice carbonation with tight bubbles, micro-thin lacing.

S - Tangy and tart lime, sweet sour tartness, malt is subdued.

T - Very tangy and tart: lemon, lime, vanilla, ginger, some oak.

M - Heavy medium body that's silky smooth, very wet finish, mouth watering.

O - This is one of the most unique beers I've ever had (in a good way) - hands down. Seek out if you are adventurous. Not a typical beer.

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Photo of stakem
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a tulip. The brew displays hazy copper with white topping that fades leaving patchy lace

This smells really strange yet inviting and pleasant like an herbal tonic meets ginger ale but lemony too with some vanilla shining through the back. Once it warms up, it has that familiar bruery blonde sour feel with mild vinegar/brine. Some whiffs even come across like cola/cream.

The taste is sharply sour, bordering acedic with brine and vinegar contrasted by a sort of zesty ginger ale meets cola feel and some sticky sweet vanilla beans. Its hard to pick out behind the sticky vanilla bean inclusion but some oak influence is present.

This is light in body with moderate carbonation. Even by Bruery standards this is weird but i kinda dig it and my wife found it to be absolutely chug-able, so thats kinda cool. After the fact thoughts: this in a large format bottle is cruel. The 8oz or so I drank gave me almost debilitating heartburn...I guess im just a pussy because after finishing off the bottle, the wife wanted more.

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Photo of Rollzroyce21
3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

- 4oz. pour off tap into tasting snifter at the Tasting Room (Placentia, CA) on 23-Oct-15

Vanilla notes are a little too strong, almost tastes artificial. The sweetness is a bit much, and this is coming from someone with a sweet tooth. Coconut notes with a bit of ginger. Pretty interesting, but can't drink too much of this in one sitting.

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Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of freshflesh
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of warnerry
3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gibgink
4.67/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer21
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BostonBrewRu
4.74/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Lemon and vanilla. Tart and delicious.

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Photo of acurtis
3.42/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.85/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fthegiants
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of riotontheroad
4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

wow! really like this offering. a very unique brew that hits all the gin fizz notes they were going for. the vanilla is what threw it over the top for me.

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Photo of breadwinner
3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pretty sharp sourness on this one, which belies the pleasantly vanilla-lima, if slightly oaky and acidic, nose. It's a cool idea, but it's pretty rough around the edges, and definitely suggests some antacids post-imbibing.

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Photo of HalfFull
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 Christmas gift poured into a snifter glass. Pours a lightly hazed moderate gold in color. Fizzy head disperses rather swiftly but still shows some lace and carbonation.

Aroma is vinous but sweet in a sense and with a light candied aroma. Orange and vanilla but still candy on the flavor. Bit more depth to the aroma. Spicy and spritzy in delivery, firmly carbonated.

Taste is light, spritzy and yet thin. Without the barrel this one might come up a bti short, but the barrel is there, hmmm. Subtle yet conducive.

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Photo of needMIbeer
4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IKR
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2015 Vintage

Appearance: Slightly cloudy amber color with a modest-sized light beige head that dissipated fairly quickly. Good looking wild ale.

Smell: Vanilla and mild citrus/fruity notes. not a bad nose but fairly restrained.

Taste: Things get interesting here. Vanilla, citrus and some mild herbal notes work together cohesively to mimic a cocktail as advertised. While the vanila is upfront all the other elements work well together to produce a unique flavor profile.

Mouth-feel: Body is on the lighter Medium side with a moderate level of carbonation.

Overall: A unique tasty beer in my opinion. All the flavor elements work well together to mimic a gin fizz without any odd aftertaste of flavor notes. I wasn't sure how this would work when I opened this beer but I was pleasantly surprised.

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Photo of Bunuelian
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Keith_R
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamLand
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GRG1313
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

There is a ton going on in this one. Yes, it actually does taste like a gin fiz, and it works! Yes, it's a bit tricky but also very nice to drink. Lots of lemon, lime, oranges, spices, botanicals, vanilla, oak and just tons more that make this for an interesting drink. Really worth the try.

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Photo of Claydoe4
3.71/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Treyliff
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle poured into oversized wine glass

A- pours a deep golden peach color with a small foamy white head that leaves nothing behind

S- spicy woodsy oak mixes with vanilla sweetness up front, floral notes, musk, grape skin, acidic tartness

T- spicy and oaky up front that gives off earthy & musty flavors, along with some floral notes. Undertones of vanilla sweetness at the mid-palate, along with cola-like flavor. Acidic tartness as it nears the finish with a dry fruity linger

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel and a tart dry finish

O- really enjoyed this one, the spicing and the vanilla works very well with the oak, just enough tartness to balance it out

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Bruery Terreux / Jester King Imperial Cabinet from Bruery Terreux
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 190 ratings