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Friday, March 22, 2013

Day 468: Jester King Commercial Suicide

In one of the worst examples of trip planning, I traveled all the way to Austin to explore the craft beer scene and managed to be there every day except those when Jester King Craft Brewery was open. Lesson learned. Know the beer laws. Use the Internet. Won't make that mistake twice.

Today's beer is Jester King's Commercial Suicide--an oaked farmhouse mild. The label tells me that it's suitable for vegetarians and of the odder things I've read on a beer label.
It poured a bright chocolate brown around the edges with medium tan head. The scent was roast coffee and chocolate with a hint of anise. After taking a good sip, I said, "That does a lot of stuff in your mouth." After Mr. Blog Named Brew picked himself up off the floor after nearly dying from a fit of laughter, he said, "Wow. That's unusual." The flavor is smoked. It has a surprisingly thin mouthfeel. Very low level of hop bite but it's in there. It reminded me of those days long ago when putting a torn off piece of loose-leaf paper on your tongue seemed like a good idea...if that piece of paper also spent some time around a fireplace. That is praise, surprisingly enough, when one enjoys a good rauchbier. While not billed at all as a rauchbier, this one was a winner in my book.

Beer stats
Style: English dark mild ale
ABV: 3.5%
IBUs: Unknown
Rating: Great

Previously reviewed from Jester King
His and hers reviews of Petite Prince

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