Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale

ABV: 6.3

Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 4

Jester King Brewery Colour Five

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What the brewers say

“To make Colour Five, Texas blueberries were added to mature, sour, barrel-aged beer and allowed to referment to dryness. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and 100 percent bottle-conditioned.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “An interesting mix of overripe and underripe blueberries with a curious floral note that provides a intriguing depth. Light horsey notes in background give a pleasant funk.”

Flavor: “The heavy blueberries almost instantly dry out, leaving just a subtle amount of light malt and just a bit of funk. To call this beer dry would be an understatement. The fruit character, though pleasant, is gone as soon as it arrives as the bitterness and esters overpower it.”

Overall: “Blueberry fruit and tannins dominate, with a touch of acidity and light Brett funk. A very curious but refreshing beer. Almost has a sparkling wine character, without the cloying sweetness and with a much more rugged appeal. This beer is beautiful, and the aroma is spot-on, but a bit less hops bitterness would let more of the fruit push forward in the flavor to meet the expectation of the aroma.”

What our editors thought



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