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Jester King Noble King Hoppy Farmhouse Ale (Batch 1-10)

Formerly brewed at Jester King Brewery
Style: Belgian Ale
Austin, Texas USA


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RATINGS: 312   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Earthy noble hops and rustic farmhouse yeast create an elegant balance in this dry and drinkable golden ale. Naturally carbonated through re-fermentation in the bottle.

moonbug's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
moonbug (67) - Bryan, - JUN 6, 2013
Frothy but fleeting head. Cloudy wheat farm sunset. Hopped up hayloft yeast aroma...sweaty and sweet like a barnyard rendezvous. The taste is crisp and sour with hops but has a very clean finish. One might even bypass water for a gulp of this refreshing beer after a tough day of bailing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ClarkVV (3929) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 28, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2015 750mL bottle, from 2013, drunk 3/28/15
Well, I kept this cellared very cold and out of the light, and it pours in wonderful condition, clear, amber-gold with a bountiful white head, well-retained.
Unfortunately, from the get go, it smells VERY oxidized. Cardboard and dry caramel, with very little hop notes. Granted, at 2 years old, I dont expect it to smell or taste hoppy, but this thing is drinking like a 10 year old or more beer. Sugary, syrupy sweetness is barely broken up by the carbonation. You have to wonder about some hot side aeration as this just shouldnt be so papery/cardboardy. Pretty disappointing, especially given the cold cellaring. I do like how well carbonated it is and the creamy body, but just cant get past the dull, bland, sucralose-like oxidative notes. Certainly will try more and hopefully this is just an anomaly. That being said, better start drinking my JK beers....kinda worried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (6433) - Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy yellow golden color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have pale malts, grass, citrus, farmhouse funk, Belgian yeast, hint of candy sugar, mild floral notes, decent enough, just not my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
roxtersoxter (358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Pours clear yellow with large white head out of bottle. Aroma of funkiness with hops. Sour flavor with hop finish. Excellent beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138 (2659) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2014
From notes, consumed 8/26/2013. 750 ml bottle poured into a tulip. Batch 9, April 2013. Hazy straw yellow with 1.5 fingers of off-white head. Great lacing. Aromas of yeast, funk, citrus, herbal notes. Tastes of yeast, funk, citrus, herbal notes, medium bitter hops. Medium body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (3182) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2014
750 mL bottle from Bieropholie, served cool in a tulip glass shared with a buddy. Batch #9, bottled 01/04/13. Cloudy golden amber with a decent, rocky white head. Strong, peppery herbal notes, light wild funk, some esters and phenols, wet bread dough, a touch of honey. Medium body, creamy effervescence. A little tired, wheat, grassy green hops, peppery and herbal but restrained, very light funk; dry with fairly high bitterness and a pleasant wheat and ester finish. Probably would be a little better fresh, still good though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TXBadger (1705) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2014
Not bad for what it is. On the nose I get some citrus and pine, on the palate there is a little grassy flavor with that farmhouse funk, not much in the way of the malt. A little nice yeast on the finish too. Overall, decent beer for the price.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4999) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2014
Bottle: Poured a hazy dirty beige color ale with a generous pure white foamy head with good retention and some great lacing. Aroma of dry noble hops with light rustic malt presence and bready yeast is very enjoyable. Taste is a very nice mix of dry noble hops with nice floral undertone with great rustic malt presence and some bready yeast notes. Body is full with great carbonation. This is the type of beers I would like to have access to on a regular basis – easy drinking with plenty of character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Renobob (1051) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 3, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 75cl. Belle couleur blonde. Elegance et finesse du houblon, amertume plaisante.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
cliffdawg (4) - USA - MAR 13, 2014 does not count
Excellent beer nice funky farmhouse, not getting a lot of hops... a very pale hazy pour

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrymel (1536) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Bottled unk Pours a murky gold with a solid quilt of white. Smells.ike a solid saison with some Brett. Funk, grain, grass clippings, clay and peppercorns. Flavor follows suit with herbal and spicy notes. Medium bodied with a sharp carbonation. Good beer.

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