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Jester King Nocturn Chrysalis (Batch 2+)

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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) . The beer was then allowed to referment to dryness. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and 100% naturally conditioned.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Salmoniform (835) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Crimson red hue with reddish pink head that settled. Aroma is raspberries, blackberry, oak, straw, lactic. Mouthfeel is fantastic with a medium light body and crisp carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness followed by a tart sourness throughout. Overall this is a great brew.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PartyFowle (45) - - OCT 12, 2014
Enjoyed at the 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational. Crimson-hued, with a thin pink head. Nose: blackberry, vanilla, strawbeery sorbet, funk. Less complexity in the flavor, but more funk and tartness. Vinegar, blackberry, mint. Medium-bodied, high CO2 and fizziness levels.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (15420) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
20th September 2014
Tasting at Paul and Lorna’s flat. Deepest Croydonia. Thanks to Colin. Hazy red - amber beer. Good size deep pink colour head. Palate is light and dry and a little crispy. Minerals and tart raspberry. Light semi dry finish. Tangy raspberry linger. One dimensional but okay.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (9273) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2014
Bottle at the pre-Zwanze tasting in Croydonia, from a trade, 20/09/14. Raspberry red with a well appointed crimson covering that dissipates then retains. Nose is bitter red berry fruit, acidic notes, spice, tangy blackcurrant, dank wood, tarte red grape tunes. Taste comprises berry rinsed straw, subtle acidic notes, light citric pangs, strawberries on the turn, spice, tarte blackberries. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Solid sour.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Danyel (878) - Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours brown with red head. Aroma is strong if berry, tart, figs, dark fruits. Taste is sour, lots of berry, lots of dark fruit, good carbonation, medium bodied. Exceptional.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8627) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle. Thanks Phresh! Shared at his birthday tasting. Pours dark red pink head. Nose/taste of blackberry, oak, woody funk. Light lactose sourness. Medium body.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (3588) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Bottle. Purple pour with white head. Blackberry and other fruit aromas. Some blackberry, some fruit, sweet and tart flavors.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrChopin (3346) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2014
[ Bottle ][ ½ of 37.5cl ][ Tasting ][ Trade ][ Snifter ][ 9.25.14 ]
Hazy plum, thin pink ring, large bubbles. Heavy yogurt nose, dusty grain, light leather and biting rubber notes, thin but light fruit flesh. Thin front palate, low fruit, moderate acid, thin chalky finish, minerals and frozen fruit, empty all over, the fruit unrealized and bland.Too harsh, too many off notes.

[ 9.25 Tasting Ranking ]
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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Strykzone (5009) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Sampled at pinball. Dark amber with a beige head. This smells cool. All kinds of funk and things like bark. Wood, etc. cool taste, too. Berries. Not rpa lot of carbonation. All kinds of interesting. Just so much going on. I like it.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cpetrone84 (1456) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Pour is a dark opaque purple with a pink head. Nose is faint, touch of oak and a very fleshy blackberry, a bit seedy and pitted. Taste is similar, the blackberry is seedy, the Brett is very strong, a little too strong as it drowns out the blackberry. Very faint in flavor. Strong carb on the light body.


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