Holy saison hydroponics, them texas boys are slanging more brick of raw uncut. Here is there press description before I give you the candlelight rub down in them hay bales:
We are excited to introduce Jester King Estival Dichotomous — our summer saison brewed with chamomile and spelt and refermented with strawberries. Estival Dichotomous is our second seasonal saison following Hibernal Dichotomous, which we released in April of 2014. As we mentioned at the time of the Hibernal Dichotomous release, our brewing is largely driven by the seasons. We make farmhouse ales when the weather is hot and temperatures are conducive to fermentation in stainless steel, and we make spontaneously fermented beers and barrel fermented beers when temperatures are cold and conducive to overnight inoculation of wort and slow maturation in oak. We also use the ingredients that are available to us at various times during the year. For instance, in the winter we make beer with citrus fruit, in the spring we use peaches, in the summer we use apricots, blueberries and figs, and in the fall we use grapes, horehound, lemon bee balm, and squash. Estival Dichotomous is an analog for the summer season. It’s a beer that’s evocative of the summer weather and its bounty, particularly the smells of hay resting in the fields late in the season. ”
Tldr, same old well water and house saison yeast but this time with chamomile and strawberries.
So DDB is this some berry bomb? Is this the veritas 008 of the farmhouse world? How do I get that girl in trig to notice me? THE ANSWERS LIE WITHIN!
This is the same level of quality farmhouse akin to those logsdon bangers and the carb is a punch line in excessive foaminess.
The look is the same old Tampico juice you have come to love, apricots, a bitter herbal early grey and green tea, light mint and saffron, and a slight strawberry fruit by the foot closer. Pleasant albeit nonstandard.
Ok if you ever had veritas 008 fresh and remember when everyone was bitching about the tea, well, here is a similar scenario but it is tempered by a nice juiciness from the berries on the back end. This is easily the more bitter saison they have made since the slept on El Cedro, and I personally liked it as a result.
The mouthfeel is dry as a bone not from oak or hops but fucking residual tea. If you have ever been on a date with a vegan girl named Phaedra and drank way too much Darjeeling you will know the dry rot that this herbal dehydration evokes. But again, there’s not a lot out there like this and the soft berries are there on the back end like a Yankee candle.
Pretty legit and given them low hanging ass fruits, generous Texas traders might just extra this to you. They have yet to be corrupted. Or maybe it’s their proximity to the absurdly generous Coloradoans.
Oh and that girl in trig will notice you once you stop reading beta tier gazettes like this beer blog.
We all learned something today.