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

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

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RATINGS: 314   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (3867) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2012
Bottle @ 2nd tuesday tasting at De Molen, hosted by dEnk. Clear golden pour, thin white head. Aroma is somewhat hoppy, citrus, spicy and somewhat funky. Flavor is slightly funky, hoppy and spicy. Subtle and well balanced. Lovely brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaartenRF10 (1715) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2012
Hazy light amber. White head. Some hops, but not much aroma. Taste us bitter, some hops, yeast nothing extraordinary. Just ok.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McGrupp612 (139) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Hazy dark gold with a huge thick white head. Awesome lacing with the head sticking around. Pilsner malt, noble hops and a rustic Belgian yeast note on the nose. The malt comes through first with some hop bitterness, funky yeast, muddled spice, light pepper and an unpleasant aspirin note. The body is on the lighter side of medium with high prickly carbonation. Aside from the aspirin note in the flavor, this is very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Appearance: Pours a bright cloudy amber gold with a retaining white cap of tight foam.

Aroma: Bright Euro hops, bread dough and light spices.

Taste: Spicy bitter hops, spicy yeast with some floral notes. Finishes more yeasty than hoppy.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied modest carbonation.

Overall: This beer was decent, but nothing I would go out of my way to try again. It’s jut not one of my favorite styles of beer. It was well executed, just not my bag.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IPAsavedMYlife (346) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Nose is quite a bit of funk... with pilsner malt, maybe some rope and hay with dank hops. Carbonation is very strong and somewhat thin. Pitch white. Color is a golden hazy hue. Great head retention. Also has quite a bit of sediment floating. Which was also in the top of the bottle. Mouthfeel is average. Slight spicy note going down which lingers on the back. Also some sour notes on the after... Lots of depth to this beer. Reminds me a lot of Boulevard tank 7. Probably more character and slightly more dense though. Not sure why that gets zero credit and this gets a ton. Both are excellent beers.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beersiveknown (4010) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle at bitter virtue from cotteridge wines.
pours hazy amber with slight white head. Herbal earthy hop nose. Dry with light carbonation and hop bite. Just what I want in a session saison. Yum.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12315) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 24, 2012
75cl bottle, thanks Travlr. Large off-white head, murky amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, spicy, some berry, yeast. Taste is medium sweet, yeast/spicy, some berry, light sour. Light-medium body, some acidity.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5813) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2012
From bottle. Thanks Travlr! Poured a cloudy orange color with a white head. aroma was slightly spicy, with a touch of citrus notes. Flavor had tropical fruit notes, with some spice. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (16422) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Bottle. Cloudy golden orange color, large off white head. Aroma of tropical fruit and citrus. Very tasty and fruity with a tad of barnyard. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders8000 (390) - aarhus.c., DENMARK - NOV 23, 2012
Beautiful hazy golden with a creamy white head, very good retention and lace. Yeasty nose with farmhouse accents and citrussy fruity hop notes. Light sweet medium bitter taste with a dry, astringent mouthcleansing finish.


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