Brewery: Jester King Brewing
Style: Mixed Style Beer (34B)
Package: 16oz Can
Purchased: Beer To-Go!
Canned Date: May 21, 2020
Consumed Date: June 17, 2020
Details From the Brewer
We brewed a soft pale wort with well water, Whitehorn Pilsner malt from Blacklands Malt, Hallertau Mittelfruh, and the Pink Boots Society hop blend. We fermented with a Czech lager strain from our friends at Community Cultures Yeast Lab in San Antonio and lagered the beer for six weeks before dry hopping. The dry hop with the Pink Boots Society blend lends a bright, floral, berry character to a soft, drinkable lager. Unfiltered, unpasteurized,
Aroma – 4/12
Cooked green vegetable jumps out first on the nose and mixes with a moderate apricot note. A slight sweet grainy malt note.
Appearance – 3/3
Pours a light straw liquid. A moderate haze is noticeably, similar to a kellerbier. Small and fine bubbles compose a huge head. It lasts with great retention and has excellent lacing.
Flavor – 8/20
Moderate cooked corn and cabbage at the start. Light peach, mango an pineapple flavors join in. A bit of sweet crackery malt. Low bitterness. The vegetal flavors linger on the finish.
Mouthfeel – 2/5
Light-medium bodied, which towards the finish. A moderate carbonation. A noticeable astringency on the finish.
Overall Impression – 3/10
The recipe here, seems like it would produce an excellent lager, but their issues with the execution. The cooked vegetal aroma and flavors are known as DMS. This usually indicates that the boil time was not long enough to boil off the precursor. While the other elements of the beer that peak through are nice, the off flavor dominates.
Rating – 20/50
I really wish the DMS off flavor wasn’t such an issue with this beer. I enjoyed all of the other Pink Boots collabs in Austin this year and really liked the hop blend.