Jester King Brewery
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A Note on This Beer
Jester King Brewery’s Simple Means represents everything we love about this Austin brewery: this Altbier with smoked malt is a complex take on a traditional style with Jester King’s legendary Farmhouse touch.
Showcasing ancient brewing techniques, Simple Means is rated one of the best Altbiers in the world. It combines the premodern flavors of smoked malts with the crisp German Altbier style. Aromas of fresh apples from the native local yeasts rise from a rusty pour. Malted barley brings out rich grain flavors and a slight honey sweetness, while the wild character brings out sweet-tart orange notes and delicate complexity with a touch of rustic funk. A bitter almond finish with the faintest hint of smoke from the malts rounds out this evocative ale.
Jester King always brews extraordinary, creative beers that dance the line between inventive and classic. Both accessible and highbrow, Simple Means is the perfect ale for the fanciest BBQ you’ve ever attended -- with its lingering hint of smoke, this is a beer you’ll always remember.
#18 Altbier in the World!