Brewery: Jester King Brewery
Style: American Wild Ale
Other Notes: Sour Barrel-Aged Strong Ale. Native yeast and souring bacteria captured from the land and air at our brewery in the Texas Hill Country slowly imparted a sense of place in this dry, tart, highly attenuated ale during months of fermentation in oak barrels. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and 100% bottle-conditioned
Brewer Description: (from bottle) Boxer worked himself nearly to death for the pigs and was repaid by being sent off to the glue factory. But what if Boxer escaped from the glue truck, got back to that farm and said, “It’s payback time!” (We imagine a Rambo-esque bloodbath of vigilante justice and vintage Arnold-quality one liners, with an obvious setup for “Boxer’s Revenge II: The Clydesdale Retribution.”) In the end, Boxer would find an old, abandoned farm, where he’d build a brewery and work even harder than before; only this time not for the pigs.
My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.2
My ratebeer.com rating: 4
Intro: A 1 pint 9.4 fl. oz. bottle, blend #9, bottled on 22nd March 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden copper colour with a two finger white head that had good retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Funky, tart, oak, hay with some light tropical fruit, mostly apricot.
Taste: Tart, funky, tropical peach and apricot, citrus lemon, oak, hay and a light earthiness.
Mouthfeel: Dry, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice funk and fruit aromas and flavours. Although ABV is quite high, it still goes down really easy.