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Nocturn Chrysalis - Jester King Brewery

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BA SCORE
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41 Reviews
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Reviews: 41
Hads: 675
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 281
Gots: 199 | FT: 23
Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: scotv on 10-18-2013

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.
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Reviews: 41 | Hads: 675
Reviews by MattSweatshirt:
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4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a murky red/purple with a thin off-white/pink tinted head. Leaves plenty of lace.
The blackberries are there but the fruit character is not up there with Atrial and Aurelian. The base red ale peeks through with some red fruit and chocolate. Medium body, carbonation, and sourness. (286 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of cpetrone84
3/5  rDev -28.2%

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. (306 characters)

Photo of tony2beers
4.71/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Blend 3 - great combination of sour and blackberry. Feels jammy, tastes of fresh blackberries finishes dry. (108 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.36/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
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4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Blend #2 poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

A- Almost purple in color with red hues, it could easily be mistaken for wine. A thin, fizzy light purple head sits atop the body. A slightly red hue is visible at the base of the glass.

S- Vinous, fruity, berry-like. There's a tartness underneath that isn't at all overwhelming. It's heavily floral and kind of like grape juice.

T- Tart berry flavor, some vinegar, barnyard funk, red wine.

M- It's tart first, then progressively more sour and vinegary. It's wine-like and has a dry finish. The carbonation is there but easy to overlook.

O- This is a good beer that is almost close to wine. (644 characters)

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Nocturn Chrysalis from Jester King Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.