“Vernal Dichotomous” (Saison/ Farmhouse Ale) by Jester King Brewery
Name: Vernal Dichotomous 2015 Brewery: Jester King Brewery, Texas Style: Saison / farmhouse ale Alcohol: 5.4%
Brewer: Jester King Brewery
Jester King Brewery “Vernal Dichotomous” Review
This Saturday evening, we’ll be looking at one of Jester King’s newest brews. I picked this one up straight from the brewery.
Name: Vernal Dichotomous 2015
Brewery: Jester King Brewery, Texas
Style: Saison / farmhouse ale
Poured from a 750ml (batch #1, 20Apr15) bottle into a tulip.
LOOK: Pours with two finger’s worth of white foam that dissipates into half a finger’s worth within two minutes. Pale yellow in color with a moderate amount of cloudiness. Rising bubbles are subtle and lacing is moderate.
SMELL: Has strong aromas of funky / sour yeast and malted barley (gotta admit that strong barley scent is a first). Mild kumquat and rosemary aromas are also present along with hints of mint and lavender.
TASTE: Initial taste is of strong sour / funky yeast flavors that combine with mild malted barley and kumquat flavors. Mild lavender and rosemary flavors enter right after as initial flavors persist, but sour / funky yeast flavors grow stronger. Finally, a hint of mint flavors finish off this symphony of taste as lavender and rosemary flavors grow subtle, but all others remain.
FEEL: Light-bodied, moderately carbonated, with a crisp finish. Sourness from the beer moderately agitates the tongue.
NOTE: As beer warms, mint flavors become more perceivable. Personally, I hate mint. The subtle amount this beer had when it was cold was just right.
OVERALL RATING: 4.06 out of 5.