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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: 316   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.

drsordr's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (2060) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Nose slight sour almost grape smell. Color pale cloudy. Sour flavor, grapefruit character. Good hop bitterness. Mineral mid palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2016
Où, Quand, Comment : Bouteille 750ml, dégustée le 12/7/2013.
Visuel : Couleur : dorée-orangée. Apparence : voilée.
Arôme : Levures fruitées et épicées, notes rustiques, léger de pain, léger de houblon floral et herbeux, léger de céréales.
Goût : En entrée de bouche : Goût de levures fruitées (agrumes, notes de poires et de mangues), moyennement épicées et aux notes rustiques. Un support de céréales légèrement sucrées est également présent une légère amertume de houblon floral, herbeux et aux faibles notes terreuses ainsi que de notes de pain.
En bouche : Corps : moyen. Effervescence : moyen. Texture : légèrement crémeux. Finale : moyenne et moyennement sèche, composée d’une moyenne amertume de houblon floral et herbeux avec des notes de levures.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Poured into a tulip. 3.5 A: Well hazed orange brown color. Big, many fingered frothy, off-white head. Retention is about average and a decent amount of lacing is left. 3.75 S: Man, JK just loves packing their beers full of herbalness. Floral too. Wildflower, jasmine, a million different flowers that I can’t name. Some dry woodiness too. Really stellar is you are big into the herb and flower thing. Still good if you aren’t. 3.75 T: Again lots of herb and flower going on. Mild bitterness. Herb and flower are pretty much the only thing going on, but this is quite complex. The flavors layer on each other. I just wish I was better at picking out these specific flavors. Quite good. 3.75 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy and super smooth. 3.75 D: Really nice saison. No complaints. ★ 824 characters DavoleBomb, Aug 13, 2013

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (2115) - GREECE - AUG 3, 2015
750ml bottle. Light hazy golden color with white head. Yeasty and hoppy aroma, floral, citrusy, spicy. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with average carbonation

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bmeup (618) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2015
Batch 9 bottled 1.4.13. Foamed out on opening, poured into Tulip at around 8degC. Crystal clear gold with a massive foamy/sudsy head that settled to a 10mm thick white crust.Lots of rising tiny carbonation bubbles, so that head it kept charged.Hops are almost gone due to age and leaving a funky, yeasty, earthy barnyard caramel and a smudge of cardboard there too. Like to try a fresh one of these.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ClarkVV (5129) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 28, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2015 750mL bottle, from 2013, drunk 3/28/15
Well, I kept this cellared very cold and out of the light, and it pours in wonderful condition, clear, amber-gold with a bountiful white head, well-retained.
Unfortunately, from the get go, it smells VERY oxidized. Cardboard and dry caramel, with very little hop notes. Granted, at 2 years old, I dont expect it to smell or taste hoppy, but this thing is drinking like a 10 year old or more beer. Sugary, syrupy sweetness is barely broken up by the carbonation. You have to wonder about some hot side aeration as this just shouldnt be so papery/cardboardy. Pretty disappointing, especially given the cold cellaring. I do like how well carbonated it is and the creamy body, but just cant get past the dull, bland, sucralose-like oxidative notes. Certainly will try more and hopefully this is just an anomaly. That being said, better start drinking my JK beers....kinda worried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (8145) - Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy yellow golden color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have pale malts, grass, citrus, farmhouse funk, Belgian yeast, hint of candy sugar, mild floral notes, decent enough, just not my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
roxtersoxter (358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Pours clear yellow with large white head out of bottle. Aroma of funkiness with hops. Sour flavor with hop finish. Excellent beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138 (5077) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2014
From notes, consumed 8/26/2013. 750 ml bottle poured into a tulip. Batch 9, April 2013. Hazy straw yellow with 1.5 fingers of off-white head. Great lacing. Aromas of yeast, funk, citrus, herbal notes. Tastes of yeast, funk, citrus, herbal notes, medium bitter hops. Medium body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (3570) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2014
750 mL bottle from Bieropholie, served cool in a tulip glass shared with a buddy. Batch #9, bottled 01/04/13. Cloudy golden amber with a decent, rocky white head. Strong, peppery herbal notes, light wild funk, some esters and phenols, wet bread dough, a touch of honey. Medium body, creamy effervescence. A little tired, wheat, grassy green hops, peppery and herbal but restrained, very light funk; dry with fairly high bitterness and a pleasant wheat and ester finish. Probably would be a little better fresh, still good though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TXBadger (2341) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2014
Not bad for what it is. On the nose I get some citrus and pine, on the palate there is a little grassy flavor with that farmhouse funk, not much in the way of the malt. A little nice yeast on the finish too. Overall, decent beer for the price.

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