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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: 315   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3604) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2012
25.4 oz bottle. Cloudy orange with a snowy white head. Nose is yeast, grass and honey; lovely. Oily medium body with a zing. Taste is candied lemon peel, grain, green banana and grass. Solid but not so special.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
b79turner (243) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Pours hazy orange with a 1" white head. Nose is orange citrus, pine, floral...very nice! Taste is well rounded, wheat with a hoppy finish. Very well done. This is a great summertime light and easy drinking beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Bottle. Nice hazy amber pour with plenty of head. Aroma is very musty with notes of European hops. Taste is slightly grassy, very clean with just a bit of a hop lift. Very easy to drink. Would have thought this would be in the saison style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (4124) - 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 (5076) - 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 (5685) - 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. Its 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 Im not properly into. Overall absolutely not bad, however.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (4965) - 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 (2834) - Ocean County, 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 (2553) - 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.

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