Jester King Collabs

Discussion in 'South Atlantic' started by JamLand, May 12, 2016.


What's your favorite of the recent JK Collabs?

  1. Intersection of Species

  2. Feral Dampf

  3. Buford's Roadside

  4. Fantome Del Ray

  5. Multifarious

  6. Audio Palette

  7. Other

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  1. JamLand

    JamLand Maven (1,480) May 7, 2013 District of Columbia

    What are your thoughts on the recent onslaught of JK Collabs? Intersection of Species? Feral Dampf? Buford's Roadside? Fantome Del Ray? Audio Palette? Etc.? I haven't seen too much chatter on the boards about them. Thanks for your thoughts!
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  2. erushing

    erushing Initiate (0) Dec 4, 2014 Texas

    Some of them have their own threads, but I'm not sure there was a lot of discussion. I've had all except the Fantome one. I was a bit underwhelmed by a few of them. Buford's was really good though. One of the better beers they've produced, for me.
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  3. mig100

    mig100 Pooh-Bah (2,583) Aug 3, 2014 Texas
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    Buford's by far
  4. DoctorZombies

    DoctorZombies Grand High Pooh-Bah (6,351) Feb 1, 2015 Florida
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    I've only had the intersection of species, and it was ok.
  5. greenspointexas

    greenspointexas Initiate (0) Jan 16, 2011 Texas

    ill prolly take heat for this, but all of them were pretty bad.
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  6. aschwab

    aschwab Initiate (0) Mar 3, 2009 Texas

    Shouldn't Kollabgjeaveoahgoieahvboiheoiahoieahvoiehwaoihwaoihvewave be up there?
  7. Cowboys9

    Cowboys9 Initiate (0) Jan 30, 2009 Texas

    What about foudreweizen too? Because that would be the clear winner by miles and miles.
  8. mattisloco

    mattisloco Maven (1,282) Feb 13, 2007 Texas

    Give me the Mikkeller Weasels, but you're right.
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  9. JamLand

    JamLand Maven (1,480) May 7, 2013 District of Columbia

    My question was geared towards the recent collabs, therefore, I didn't include Foudreweizen and Kollabbier. Both of those two are some of my favorite collabs Jester King has ever done.

    I was underwhelmed by most of the recent collabs and I was wondering if it was just me or if others felt the same. I know Jester King is a BA fan favorite and I count myself among their most loyal, so I wondered why there was a lack of discussion about the recent collabs. Where people simply not interested because they weren't JK fruit beers or were people applying the old adage, "If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything?"
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  10. Trelvis

    Trelvis Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2015 Texas

    I havent been that impressed with the recent collaborations. I havent had Bufords though
    This. I havent been a big fan of any of them really. Only somewhat recent collaborations Ive really liked were World's Worst Twin and Sin Frontera. Both of those were last year.
  11. rharper

    rharper Initiate (0) Jun 12, 2007 Texas

    I don't think so. It's quite a shift from the previous ones and I think many of the BA's here will notice.

    Foudreweizen ?
    Kollaboration ?
    Imperial Cabinent?
    Figlet v2?

    As already mentioned:
    WW Twin?
    Sin Frontera?

    I honestly think the missing element in most of the collabs was some element of sourness. It's not surprising to me that the poll here is showing Burford's as the favorite; it's also the one with the most sour JK character that we've come to expect; it's part of JK's terroir IMHO.

    I wrote a short bit about the current releases over on r/AustinBeer .
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  12. TX-Badger

    TX-Badger Initiate (0) Jun 14, 2012 Texas

    For what it is, I though Multifarious was pretty tasty. I was actually pleasantly surprised it didn't have a sour/tartness element to it.
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  13. WolfBrewer

    WolfBrewer Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2015 Texas

    I agree. It is a nice low(er) ABV, roasty/smoky stout. Nothing too crazy, but super easy drinking for a darker beer.
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  14. cultclassic89

    cultclassic89 Initiate (0) Oct 19, 2013 Texas

    It's a solid beer, but for the same price or less I'd rather a grab a 4/6 pack of something off the shelf that's as good, if not better.

    I haven't had Buford's yet, but I haven't been impressed with most of the collabs either. Foudreweizen was the best one, but I think that speaks more to how good Live Oak Hefe is.
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  15. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2010 Texas

    I really wish they would slow down with the collaborations. They're not the greatest, and I wish they would make bold/massively fruity (Batch 5 AR was amazing) beers again. The whole restraint thing pains me. With all that being said, keep cranking out Funk Metal, and they'll have a customer for life. Some MvB, AR, or FM glassware would be nice as well.
  16. NoahMayes

    NoahMayes Initiate (0) May 14, 2015 Texas

    Ya'll are nuts. Intersection, fouderweizen, bufford's, Sin Frontera, I haven't even had the others. JK'S bugs are legit. The beer is very good. The fruits will come with the warm weather. As they should. Quit crying
  17. gcg49

    gcg49 Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2014 Texas

    Fantome del rey was interesting. Intersection, audio, and multifarious were good but forgettable. Collabs are fun but I think in general the best beers are born out of repetition and tweaking. I mean, think of it this way. You don't see professional chefs going out and just winging it with some friends and selling the first attempt at a premium. Somehow this has become a trend in the beer world in part because of slim margins and length of time to produce a beer... and then it's marketed as a special limited one-off.

    Collabs just seem to be, by their nature, more of a crapshoot. Especially if it's using wild yeast. I don't take any issue with it - it clearly seems to be an expression of creativity and stretching boundaries, which I fully support - but I go in with lower expectations.
  18. SmellyPete

    SmellyPete Initiate (0) Dec 23, 2014 Texas

    from that list, buford was decent, the rest were pretty bad or just plain mundane.
  19. jesterkingbeer

    jesterkingbeer Pundit (841) Jun 28, 2010 Texas

    This type of discussion has become pretty predictable. Big hops, malt, acidity, or fruit, or anything that's pretty obvious, piques excitement. Whereas subtlety, nuance, balance, and drinkabilitity is met with comments such as "mundane" and "forgettable". Of course Buford's Roadside Wares is among our most favorite recent collaborations. It has the most acidity, which translates into the most fireworks for people looking to be wowed by beer, presumably while drinking it in small quantities aside several other beers. I know when we make something we're excited about like Le Petit Prince or Kollaborationsbier, it will rate low. I know when we put four pounds of fruit per gallon in a beer for refermentation, it will rate high. It's all so predictable. The bottom line for me is as long as we're making beers that are drinkable, enjoyable (to me), and have a connection to a time, place, and people, then I'm satisfied. -- Jeff
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  20. INWarner413

    INWarner413 Initiate (0) Mar 25, 2014 Texas

    Brash collab coming up?
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