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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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 309   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cervewtf (52) - - OCT 22, 2012
botella. color dorado apagado con espuma densa blanca . aroma a levaduras ahumados y vino blanco espumoso. sabor ácido ahumado con final seco pero no lupulado

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5355) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 21, 2012
75cl, new American brew Anno 2011, from Geers Oostakker, complex bitter brew, floral/bitter and slightly woody/fruity, balanced, cloudy, rocky head, good brew, yet expensive!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sjohnny (359) - - OCT 20, 2012
On tap at Funk n Sour Festival. Pale yellow. Pleasant hoppiness. Sweet aroma. Smooth and well balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (5180) - ITALY - OCT 16, 2012
oro buona schiuma persistente erbaceo speziato discreto corpo buona beva amaro discreto erbaceo un leggero citrico

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brigadier (2875) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2012
750 ml bottle
When I found that these were being distributed to Indiana I grabbed one as soon as possible. Jester King has been on my radar from a while since bullzeye sent me a couple over the years. Hitting a good balance between price and quality I will have to pick up the others before they disappear from the shelves with the shift to winter.

Aroma / Appearance - The semi-transparent carbonated base has a fringe of white head. The polished golden hue shimmers with life. Straw, pencil shavings, lemon essence, and noble hops form a woody profile that hangs in the air.

Flavor / Palate - Dry straw, earth, and bitter hops hit around the same time before this begins to ebb. Melon transitions to a refreshingly gentle finish. Almost like a lower ABV oaky white wine it clings to the back of the throat. Just thinking about it makes my mouth water.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ekstedt (5317) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2012
Bottle (75 cl) from bierkompass.de. Shady amber, medium white head. Fruity and peppery aroma, some earthy notes, grassy hops. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with medium bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Plovmand (6302) - Helsinge, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2012
Bottle. Pours cloudy golden with a bubbly white head. The aroma is grassy hops, yeast and pine. The flavour is very bretty and bitter hoppy. Grassy and bretty finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (3005) - Vantaa, FINLAND - OCT 6, 2012
75 cl bottle. Hazy orange, thick lasting white head. Looks great. Aroma has sourness in the background, perfumy, earthy notes, herbal notes. Flavor has citrus, sourness, wheat, yeast, hops. Dry citrusy finish. Quite hoppy, very dry. Refreshing. Another great beer from this great brewery.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 5, 2012
Botella. Hazy golden colour with a white head. Yeasty, some spice, citru fruity aroma. Good mouthfeel. Fruity citrus spiced and yeasty like flavour. Pleasant.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (1517) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Bottle at Eulogy. Orange amber pour with a foamy white head. Grassy. Slight funk in the nose. Wildflower honey. Tangerine zest. Lemon thyme. Dried flowers. Some juiciness but also very dry. Nice fragrant brew. Bit more of a full Saison, than a Farmhouse. Lots of flavor.


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