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

 (RETIRED)
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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: 310   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Inbreak (2172) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2014
04.05.2013, tap @ CBC:
Frisk lett fruktig lukt med preg av lys malt, masse humle, sitrusskal, brett, appelsin, høy, gras. Frisk lett tørr smak med preg av lys malt, masse humle, sitrusskal, syregras, sitrus, høy,gras, litt brett. Middels bitterhet som set litt. God.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rbrazell (1688) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle from Proof. Light hazy gold pour with a fluffy white head. Aroma of yeast funkiness, sourdough, lemon rind, light white peppercorn spice and citrus. Flavor is similar with more zesty citrus, funk and yeast spice. Palate is nice bubbling as to it and hoppy citrus in the finish. Very solid.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2670) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2014
.750 ml. bottle. Batch #9/10, Apr 2013. Pours a medium, well retained white head, with some lacing, over a slightly hazy (bottle conditioned) orange gold (SRM 5) body....nose is light citrus with lemon, orange tones, cereal, earth, hints of barnyard funk, hints of hop spice.....taste is light citrus, with hints of sweetness initially, bits of funk, finishing dry with a moderate slightly harsh bitterness.....mouth feel light of medium, carbonation low with a clean acid finish. This falls nicely into the Belgian Blond Ale style. It is nicely balanced, has good complexity in both aroma and flavor. The bitterness on the finish is ever so slightly harsh, but this beer is 9 months old and hops will evolve in that time. BJCP 8/3/15/4/7

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
llkc (427) - århus, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2014
Jester King Noble King Hoppy Farmhouse Ale skum: meget kraftig skum. 3 cm Duft:citrus, sæbe, sødme, Smag: græs, citrus, en smule kedelig i smagen. alt i alt ikke pengene vær

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ASak10 (56) - Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Dry, fruity (mostly citrus) with a little spice. Nice tart and sour finish. A great example for this style of beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4143) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Bottle @ a recent bottle share... Poured mildly cloudy yellowish with a medium forming head. This was great. Mouthfeel was just right. Hoppy and floral without being too bitter. Nice yeast and citrus notes going too. Tropical fruits, earthy and grassy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3550) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 13, 2014
750 ml. bottle. Pour a somewhat cloudy golden orange with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus, floral, and spice. Taste is lemon, floral, yeast, malt, and spice. Interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle. Pale yellow with fine white head. Lively mouthfeel, thin watery mouthfeel. Some tart and funky notes. Finish is tart and has saline like bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (2919) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle (750 ml). From SlovakSniper, thanks! Hazy golden with a huge mostly lasting white head and some lacing. Aroma is of farmhouse yeast, light acidic presence/citus, noble hops, fruity notes and grassy. Taste is of citrus, farmhouse character, spices with a sharp bitter finish. Light/medium body, but there’s something lacking (Belgiumness? cereals?). Moderate/good carbonation. Dry finish. Good rustic Belgian Ale. With a couple refinements to the palate, this one could become really good! Drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gandalf39 (45) - - DEC 29, 2013
Nez: doux, fruit jaune, quelque esthers bouche, un peu acide, funky, doux, poivré consistant, très complexe Une bière vraiment haut de gamme qui ressemble à une Orval du futur!


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