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Jester King Nocturn Chrysalis (Batch 2+)

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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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For blend 2, Marion blackberries from Oregon were added to oak barrels containing mature sour beer (Das Überkind - NOT Ru-55 as the original was) . The beer was then allowed to referment to dryness. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and 100% naturally conditioned.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JStax (3446) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2015
375 ml bottle poured into a brandy snifter. Bottle thanks to errl! Pours a clear, dark red, nearing purple color. The aroma is a lot like a blackberry pie that you dont have to worry about picking the seeds out of your teeth. I get blackberry sourness, vanilla, a little crusty notes. Awesome beer. Mild sourness, and big on the fruit. Delicious!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (5177) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy purple with small off white head that lasts. The aroma is strong berry, funk, oak. Thin mouth, nice sour berry, light funk, oak, tart finish, really nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 6, 2015
Bottle courtesy Will P. Pours a reddish purple, decent amount of head. Aroma yeast and underripe berries. Body rich and doughy, lots of fruit character without much tartness. Not for me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
illidurit (2224) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Pours a deep purple red with a small head. Aroma is fruity, currants and blackberries. Flavor is similar, bitter blackberry and lactic acid.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (5258) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
bottle shared by mathieuc, thanks MC! pours almost cloudy bright purple with a nice pinkish cap, some nice lacing. buttery oak and fragrant fruits - reminiscence of leopold peach whuskey barrels, bretts, tasty fruits - some red fruitiness with their seeds, grass, tannins, medium acidity, metal. average carbonation, light body, very dry, tannic and firmly citric finish. batch 1 with ru-55 offered way nicer features.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kathouse (1203) - Nevada, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Cloudy red with a pink foam. Aroma is subdued with cherry and lactose. Light body. Moderately tart. Not really sweet and dry in the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CloakedDagger (1080) - - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle 50 cl. Pours a beautiful, deep burgundy red with no head. Lovely clean, berry aroma, tart and refreshing. Medium body, totally dominated by tart raspberries - totally clean, no off-flavours. Just pure juicy tart freshness. 040215

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Minderbinder (2349) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle 500ml. Thx MC Pours purple with low to no pink head. Aroma is of red wine, fresh grapes. Taste is of red wine, grapes, some acidity, blood. Lots of tannins, metal, alcohol. Palate: Medium body. Soft-medium carbonation. "dry". Acrid. Overall: OK.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Prufrockstar (1366) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle, thanks to Ben. Pretty pink/red/ruby/sexy pour, with a ring of pink head. Aroma: cherries; acetone; fruit, maybe raspberry, WTF do I know. It’s a fruit you’d make jam out of, okay?! Stop pressuring me to say more. Tastes not as good as it smells. Not particularly tart (slight, it’s there). There’s a huge tea / tannic something going on that I really dislike. A lot. I should be more open minded. So I will be. Clearing my mind for another sip and ... yeah, tea all the fuck over this. Herbal, lots of tannic unpleasant astringent tea. Super oaky and tannic to me, which severely detracts from my ability to enjoy this beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mathieuc (1899) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 22, 2015
Bottle thanks to Jamie. Color is that of a dark cherry juice and it is topped by a thin pink head that doesn’t leave much lace. Nose is not what I expected: butterscotch, caramel and low on fruits.... Taste is better with sour red fruits and dry. There is still a light buttery feel to it that’s bad. Body is light, carbonation medium and overall I’m disappointed. Bad bottle?


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