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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: 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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 20, 2012
A - Pours a fairly clear copper-orange color with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a very slow pace leaving behind some nice lace. S - Aroma is a mix of banana, clove, and other Belgian yeast elements, some grassy and floral hops, lemons, some bready malts, and some farmhouse funk. T - Starts off with some light bready malts with some orange and lemon, with some banana and light floral flavors. Through the middle, some clove and other spices come through with some more yeast flavors and some farmhouse funk. The finish is a mix of bready malt, some floral and grassy hop, light bitterness, and some lemon zest. M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with dry and lightly spicy finish. D - Very drinkable. Nice sessionable Belgian Pale Ale with some extra hops. The Belgian yeast flavor works really nicely with the hops and bready malts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2012
750ml from the Rare Beer Club. Nice cloudy light orange pour with prickly carbonation, decent lacing. Potent noble hops and raw yeast in the nose, a touch of young citrus and spice. Mouthfeel is playful, with just a touch of heat from varied ingredients. Flavors aren’t quite as complex as the nose promises, drying out rather one-dimensionally. But still refreshing, pert, and enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 15, 2012
Bottle from Spec's. Pours to style with a flush white head. Smells of hops, pineapple, and straw. Tastes of underfoot peaches and additional hops. Paired with sundried tomatoes like a champ!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3237) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - APR 14, 2012
Tap at brewpub March 2012 and 2 subsequent bottles-pours lightly hazy darker orange with a frothy white big bubble head with vigerious carbonation. nose is lightly musty, spicy hops, yeast twang, lite fruity esters (very lite lemon). flavors exhibit musty quaities as well-lite spicy hops (much more pronounced on the tap), lite funky yeast and a touch of bread. quite a unique and complex little drink here. The tap version seemed alot more punchy and crisp. With that said, the bottle is very tasty. the tap version shows the great hop profile while the bottle exhibits the awesome yeast twang going on. there is quite a bit of carbonation going on here however, it is not over-carbonated whatsoever. Creamy mouthfeal and round body definately add to the brew. A fantastic brew!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ReggieDunlap (3069) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2012
Pours a hazy yellow with a thick foamy white head...great retention and lacing! Aroma has some fruity yeasty notes and a bit of citrus...grassy....faint lemony tartness. Flavor is hoppy and yeasty with spice...saison-like. Mouthfeel is medium and silky...finish is dry and grassy with light spice...nice!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EastBayPints (20) - California, USA - APR 11, 2012
Aroma: Esters. Tart fruits. Hint of mineral and metal. Definite pear. faint cinnamon. Secondary of fresh baked apple pie crust. A mild vegetal herbal bitterness. Appearance: Ulfitered glowing orange-yellow. Beautiful creamy off-white head. A bounteous pillow of beer head. Taste: Yeast. Sourdough bread. Grassy clean finish. Moderate citrus with a tart aftertaste. Mouthfeel: Delicate tart. Slightly funky. Mild and light to medium light. Overall: Nice well constructed Belgian style pale ale. A good exhibition of multiple hop and malt flavors blended nicely. Taste:

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rougeau13 (2002) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2012
Slightly cloudy golden-orange with a frothy white head. Solid lacing. Aroma of citrus, earth, apples and belgian yeast. Taste is spicy and yeasty, a touch bitter, and very mildly sweet. Medium bodied, a little fizzy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 7, 2012
Pours clear golden with a light white head. Aroma is citrus hops, barnyard and grass. Flavor is light hops, citrus and pine. Alright beer overall.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11047) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 2, 2012
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours bright orange gold with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is earthy, grassy hops and citrus. Med body. Flavor is light barnyard, quite light grassy hop and citrus. There’s a light hop bite. Finishes dryish, earthy light and mildly astringent. Very good ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6489) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 2, 2012
Bottle from City Beer. Pours blonde with a rich white head and a grassy aroma. There is an earthy carbonated caramel malt flavor with a fruity finish.


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