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Nocturn Chrysalis - Jester King Brewery

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361 Ratings
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Ratings: 361
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 191
Gots: 110 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Ale Refermented in Oak Barrels With Blackberries: Nocturn Chrysalis Kiowa Blackberries from Oglesby, Texas were added to oak barrels containing mature sour beer. The beer was then allowed to referment to dryness. Unfiltered, unpasteurized and naturally conditioned.

(Beer added by: scotv on 10-18-2013)
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Moopband

New York

4.28/5  rDev -0.5%

08-22-2014 01:55:52 | More by Moopband
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nguasta2

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-21-2014 22:14:41 | More by nguasta2
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duceswild

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Blend 2, pours a ruby color, lots of blackberry, light sour taste, some oak, lighter and somewhat thin

08-21-2014 03:12:47 | More by duceswild
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masterofsparks

Ohio

4/5  rDev -7%

08-21-2014 01:50:06 | More by masterofsparks
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Butchnasty

Louisiana

5/5  rDev +16.3%

08-19-2014 16:34:32 | More by Butchnasty
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dmhurdle

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-19-2014 14:31:00 | More by dmhurdle
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craftbeerasian

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-19-2014 00:41:29 | More by craftbeerasian
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clay23

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-18-2014 22:40:35 | More by clay23
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cfrobrew

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-18-2014 21:08:22 | More by cfrobrew
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ScaryHairy44

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-18-2014 17:29:16 | More by ScaryHairy44
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JGlitz87

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-18-2014 01:46:11 | More by JGlitz87
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dumptruck81

Texas

4/5  rDev -7%

08-18-2014 00:52:19 | More by dumptruck81
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rjp217

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-17-2014 21:21:51 | More by rjp217
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AlexFields

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -7%

08-17-2014 20:26:08 | More by AlexFields
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

3.93/5  rDev -8.6%

500ml bottle of Blend 2. Poured into a Hill Farmstead stemmed glass 8/16/2014.

A- Dark purple body. Pours out like a particularly dark red wine, but with a darker shade of purple. Comes with a one finger white head with fair retention time, not a whole lot of lacing to be found. [4]

S- Initially, this beer smells remarkably similar to a pinot noir to be honest. Oak, red tannins, dark fruits- heavier on the blackberry versus cherries or blueberries of course- with a nice lactic tartness that is more subtle and really the major distinguishing characteristic versus a warmer pinot noir. As it warms, however, the lactic acid comes out quite a bit more to remind you that this is an AWA. Funk comes out more as well, but this beer has less funk than I was expecting. [4]

F- Lactic acid, oak, and a dry blackberry finish. There is a small amount of leather and horseblanket, but it ends up being a fairly insignificant contributor to the overall gestalt flavour of the beer. This is a very dry beer which reminds me of a red wine in some ways except its carbonated and there is certainly less complexity to it as the blackberries are the only contributors of the dark fruit character. [4]

M- On the thinner side, but certainly not watery. Sufficient carbonation that dances on the tongue. Finish is a dry, slightly bitter tannic one that absolutely dries my tongue out. [3.75]

O- Good drinking experience. It's moderately acidic but the complexity seems to be a bit lacking- I feel that this beer is far too dry for its own good as it takes away a lot of the potential fruit sweetness that would add to the palate. In addition, there seems to be a bit less funk that would also add complexity and make this a more interesting drinking experience. [3.75]

Final Score: 3.925

(Using the above ratings for each category and the weights below, per the old system)
Appearance 5%
Aroma 20%
Taste 45%
Mouthfeel 10%
Overall 20%

08-16-2014 23:52:29 | More by Stevedore
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MWolverines66

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-15-2014 13:39:52 | More by MWolverines66
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porter0209

Texas

5/5  rDev +16.3%

08-14-2014 17:12:23 | More by porter0209
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Bartos

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

08-13-2014 17:00:03 | More by Bartos
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dogfishandi

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-12-2014 23:28:09 | More by dogfishandi
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mrebeka

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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Gus_13

Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-11-2014 20:49:16 | More by Gus_13
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

08-11-2014 17:29:46 | More by mendvicdog
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Dagsy

California

4/5  rDev -7%

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Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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Nocturn Chrysalis from Jester King Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 361 ratings.