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Jester King Nocturn Chrysalis (Batch 2+)

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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
For blend 2, Marion blackberries from Oregon were added to oak barrels containing mature sour beer (Das ‹berkind - NOT Ru-55 as the original was) . The beer was then allowed to referment to dryness. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and 100% naturally conditioned.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ineedbeer (1476) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Poured from a Blend 3, May 2015 bottle. Aroma is somewhat jammy with nice berry notes. Light citrus and tropical fruit notes. Hints of oak. Pours dark purple with a small, thin, pink head that recedes quickly to the edges and disappears. No lacing or legs. Flavor has a moderate acidity with a light grain character. Lots of berry notes, but itís fairly dry and not too jammy. Some light oak notes. Hints of citrus and tropical fruit. Light bitterness with a light grassy, herbal phenolic note. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, a pretty nice beer. Lots of nice berry notes without being too jammy. Light oak and a dry finish. Acidity isnít too strong or sharp.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stoned99 (844) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 16, 2016
Batch 3 Bottle from trade with Laurent. Aroma: great berries, tart and funky aroma. App: dark purple with small pink head. Little lacing. Maybe would have been different but had a huge gushing at opening. Thank God I was ready for it so didnít lose that much. Taste and palate: light body, moderate carbonation, tartness a lot, dry fruity and juicy, medium acidity finish. Overall: quite good. Rťmy like this aroma.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (2467) - DENMARK - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle. Hazy dark bordeaux with a small off white head. Blackberries and yoghurt in the nose. Flavour has blackberries, dust, hay, wood. Light body, watery texture, fine carbonation, low sweetness, mild acidty. Seems a bit basic but drinks ok.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (9825) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 4, 2015
Bottle - Nice tart Berry, blackberry and some dusty notes. Deep reddish purple with a small white head. Lots of fruity notes, not too sweet and a long finish. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (17494) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 4, 2015
Bottle at Mattís
Purple color, the head goes fast. Juicy sour beer; German elderberry wines come to mind, a bit funky and earthy too, with a hint of mushroom in the aroma; dry finish, slightly astringent.
Excellent fruity sour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (11218) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 4, 2015
500mL bottle, sent from OKBeerFan (thanks a lot, Matt), pours a deep dark reddish brown with a small pinkish beige head. Aroma brings out lots of pithy blackberries, woody oak barrels and lovely funkiness. Flavour is super fruity, with pithy, tart black berries, light-to-moderate funk, some gentle acidity, and lingering dry woodiness from the oak. Very odd -- the wood makes this very dry and puckering, and sort of subdued the fruitiness from the berries. Lacking complexity compared to many Jester King sours, but this is still pretty good, just underwhelming.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (12170) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2015
375 ml bottle poured a hazy reddish purple with a lingering ring of purple foam. Aromas of straw, berry and light funk. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of straw, blackberry and light funk with a crisp dry tart lingering berry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wchesser (1676) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2015
Batch #2 with about a year of age on it. From errl (of course). Deep, dark muddled purple. Medium carbonation. Some sweetness before drying out to an unripe blackberry finish. Aroma is blackberries, and not much else. Taste is jammy and fresh blackberries. Rich, dense fruit here.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Martinus (4317) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2015
Red crimson colour, white head. Aroma of blackberry, berries, lemon peel, wine. Light sour, quite fruity flavour, floral, berries. Sour finish, berries, lots of red fruits.
(from 75cL bottle @ Letís drink all of Richís American beers Tasting. Thanks for sharing, omgrich!)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (12405) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2015
(375ml bottle, Batch 2) Pours a purple body with a small off-white head. Aroma of blackberry, barnyard, grape, and wood. Flavor of blackberry, blueberry, earth, oak, raspberry, citrus, and strawberry with a dry finish.


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