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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (3395) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Poured from a 750 ml bottle received from Errl. Thanks! Pours a hazy light copper color with a relatively large white head of foam. Very good retention. The aroma is lightly spicy and hoppy with some sweet esters coming through just slightly. Taste is more of the same with more attention placed on the bitterness at first and moving toward a lighter, spicy side at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4513) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 22, 2012
750ml capped bottle pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger white head that has decent retention and leaves some very nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is flowery with some lemon and hints of yeast. Taste is a fruity and grainy malt sweetness with a lemony citrus hop bitterness and a yeasty dry finish. Light to medium body with nice carbonation leaving a pleasant sensation on the palate. A nicely done farmhouse ale that is quite tasty and highly recommended to sample.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Suttree (5339) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Man, this was good. Is it a hoppy saison? A yeasty Pale? Some weird American/Belgian hybrid? Lots of nice assertive hops mixe delicate floral and citrus notes. Very complex, but also refreshing. I liked it a lot. Thanks to rougeau13 for the trade!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - SEP 19, 2012
750 ml bottle. Clear medium yellow body at the first pour, with a huge, frothy/fizzy, lightly lacing, mostly lasting, white head. The aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs, apricot), lightly to moderately yeasty (earth, barnyard), with notes of perfume and hay. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. LIght to medium body, watery texture, lively/fizzy carbonation, dry and average length finish with about medium bitterness. It’s got some potential, already expressed in the aroma, but not in the other aspects. Overly mild flavor, and kinda thin and light bodied. After each sip I keep getting a light lemony soap/detergent impression, which I’m not properly into. Overall absolutely not bad, however.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (4438) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Bottle shared by Dean. Poured a hazed orange body with a larger foamy off white head. Aroma of yeast, honey and grains, white grapes and tropical and citrus fruits with some spiciness. Medium bodied with average to slghtly softer carbonation and a shorter duration on the aftertaste. Flavor is similar to the aroma with grains, yeast, grapes, bread crusts, honey, maple and rye spiciness. Solid beer overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (2635) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours out a mostly clear to lightly hazy golden color with a bubbly white head. Aroma is of light grains, pepper, earth, grass and some light spices. Taste is some lemon grass, peppercorn, light funky earthy notes, floral hops and a dry finish. Solid brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boxofrane (2319) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2012 Bottle at craft ale house. Pours clear orange with Minimal head. Aroma is funky yeast with a little citrus. Taste is dry saison with some citrus.. Dry finish and an overall dry beer. Enjoyable lighter brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (22268) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2012
Bottle at yespr. Hazy golden coloured with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of spices with notes of citrus and yeast. Fruity flavour of spices with notes of citrus. Citric finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10593) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2012
Bottled. Orange coloured. Unclear. Dense light beige head. ARoma: herbs, yeast, earth, spice. Flavour: Sweetness, yeast, spice, flowers, vague fruits. MEdium bodied. Ends sweet, yeasty and spiced. Vaguely bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11024) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2012
cloudy orange, small white head. slightly bretty, belgian yeasty, flkaor is bretty, belgian yeasty, spicy. rustic. nice.

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