Jester King: Simple Means 5.6% [750ml]
They say "Let us introduce our farmhouse altbier with smoked malt. Altbier, classically associated with the copper ales of Dusseldorf, the term can refer to any older-style beer in the German-speaking world. Both the use of smoked malts and mixed fermentation with native yeast and bacteria predate modern brewing techniques, lending flavours to our farmhouse altbier that are evocative of a simpler, much earlier time. Simple Means was brewed with unfiltered, raw, Hill Country well water, malted barley, smoked malted barley, and hops. Fermented with our mixed culture of brewer's yeast and native yeast and bacteria harvested from the air and wildflowers around our brewery in stainless steel for about two months. It was then 100% naturally conditioned through refermentation in the bottle for another two months prior to release."
We say "Jester King's desire to create a beer which pays homage to the complexity that can be created from simple ingredients, showcases their skills as a brewery in this beer. Smoked malts, the bitter citrus of lemon and lime mingle with a sweet acidic finish."