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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

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RATINGS: 314   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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.


teorn88's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (3599) - London, Greater London, - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle at CPK, London. Poured a hazy lemon color with a giant two-finger head; extremely over carbonated. Smell is citrus, fruity hops, light pepper, a hint of funk, and lemon peel. Taste is lemon, straw, pepper, light brett, and a medium bitter finish. Sticky mouthfeel with medium carbonation and a lingering aftertaste. Nice hoppy taste, with a crisp finish.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (1167) - 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

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bmeup (572) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ClarkVV (4223) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (7032) - 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.

3.6
   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

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138 (3367) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (3300) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TXBadger (1925) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5185) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2014
Bottle: Poured a hazy dirty beige color ale with a generous pure white foamy head with good retention and some great lacing. Aroma of dry noble hops with light rustic malt presence and bready yeast is very enjoyable. Taste is a very nice mix of dry noble hops with nice floral undertone with great rustic malt presence and some bready yeast notes. Body is full with great carbonation. This is the type of beers I would like to have access to on a regular basis – easy drinking with plenty of character.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Renobob (1186) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 3, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 75cl. Belle couleur blonde. Elegance et finesse du houblon, amertume plaisante.


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