From Jester King – Boxer’s Revenge is inspired by the hearty “stock ales” or “provision ales” produced by some of iconic farmhouse breweries located along the Franco-Belgian border and named in honor of the stalwart workhorse in George Orwell’s Animal Farm. It combines delicate notes of tropical fruit, citrus and spice from the primary French farmhouse yeast with tart, rustic, earthy notes from the Brettanomyces. A final dry-hopping with fresh Cascade and Centennial hops adds yet another layer of depth and complexity.
Jester King Craft Brewery – Jester King Boxer’s Revenge – 750 ml. bottle poured into a goblet. 9% abv.
Appearance: Pours an amber orange with nary a head.
Aroma: Faint soured fruit, melon rind.
Taste: Modest tart fruit (granny smith, white grape) some funky brett like bug. Nice wood notes that linger.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, juicy, modest bubbles.
Overall: A very funky beer with gentle tartness. A very good showing from such a young barrel program.