Finally made it to one of the only places in Alabama that carries Jester King beers. I have been wanting to try this one for a while, so glad to see it wasn't sold out. Served up in a tulip.
A: Pours up a muddled, golden yellow body. Hazy, but clear. Held to the light, the yellow brightens a bit but still a pretty muted yellow. The pour got me over two fingers of bright white head that slowly fell throughout the experience. Lacing is light, but notches a little all the way down. Very solid in look.
S: The aroma is a little neutral in the sense that all notes seem to cancel each other out a bit. Spicy, lightly peppered notes give way to a light earthy funk. Malts are mild and biscuity, but they are cute by an almost lemon water kind of citrus note. Everything about the nose is mild and that is just fantastic IMO.
T: A lot like the nose but with a little added punch. Still has that spicy and earthy yeast character, but it gives a little more here than in the nose. Mild funk note, mostly just earthy goodness. Lightly sweet, biscuit malt note starts to set in just to give way to some citrus (lemon and incredibly mild orange). The hops close things out by rousing a bit of that spicy and earthy note in the yeast with a few shots of that of their own. The flavor isn't huge, but it is tasty and big considering how small this beer is.
M: Light bodied with a medium carbonation to it. Very light on the palate and dries out almost as soon as it hits the tongue. Nothing lasts, nothing overpowers. ABV is something we don't even need to discuss. After taste is a bit of that lemon water note and earthy yeast.
OA: This was everything I wanted it to be. Really small beer with big flavor. All the notes in this beer are just enough to allow this beer to have some Saison flavor but keeps the beer so small that it goes down like water. I can't find a single thing to complain about. Just a delightful session ale.
This table saison is a no frills straight out saison that delivers on taste. A nice spicy aroma is coupled with a biscuit like maltiness and zesty citrus note that goes well with the farmhouse yeast strain. Noble hops are used to bitter this up just a bit, and it creates an incredibly drinkable beer. By far the most attractive part of this beer apart from the label is the 2.9% ABV making it go down like water. I'll need more of this.
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