“We’re pleased to introduce Jester King 分桃 (pronounced Fēn táo) — a barrel-aged wild beer refermented with peaches from the Texas Hill Country. After slowly fermenting for months in oak barrels with naturally occurring wild yeast and native souring bacteria, 分 桃 was racked to one of our oak tanks or “foudres” filled with several hundred pounds of fresh peaches from Fredericksburg, Texas. We then allowed the beer to slowly referment the peaches to dryness, resulting in a unique beer that reflects our setting in the Texas Hill Country. ”
Final Rating: 4.58/5
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Blend 1, bottled July 2014. Poured from a 16oz genie bottle into a Jester King stemmed oversize wine glass. Enjoyed over 2 hours, allowed to warm to room temperature towards to end (and while writing this review).
Pours a super hazy, stunningbright golden body with a sizeable white head that reduces pretty quickly to leave little lacing or retention. The color is fantastic.
Aromas are heavy stone fruits, tons of peach here. Super ripe fruit notes, fermented fruits dominates as well as sharp lactic tartness, funk. Aromas are potent and pungent.
On the tongue is lightly tart, ripe, pulpy stone fruits, not so sour, peppery funk, light oak, dry citrus on the follow through and a yeasty fermented fruit flavor on the finish that sticks on the tongue for a while. Mouthfeel is easy, light, refreshing, less carbonated than expected.
This beer has aged beautifully, I think the sourness mellowed out and the fruit took center stage here.