Nocturn Chrysalis - Jester King Brewery
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Reviews by WTKeene:
4.76/5 rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Batch 2 served on-tap at the brewery at the Encendia release 5/23. Reviewed from notes.
Appearance: Dark purple/crimson, no head by the time it arrived to me, but some decent mauve lacing stemming from a thin bubbly crown.
Smell: Lots of vinous grapes, this actually reminds me of Biere de Merlot more than the previous iteration of Nocturn. Light tartness, and the oak barrel is prominent enough too. This bodes well.
Taste: The barrel remains quite prominent, and the blackberries shine through beautifully. Not mouth-puckeringly sour, which is very nice. Funk is kept to a minimum. Very fruity, and the crackery, saltine malt I've become so accustomed to in Jester King's fruited sours finishes the beer off.
Mouthfeel: Lots of dry tannins, and a level of carbonation perhaps a bit lower than other Jester King fruited sours.
Overall: A HUGE improvement over the last iteration of this beer. The last one was rather vinegary and somewhat light on actual blackberry flavor. This was more like blackberry cobbler. I think by this point it's pretty clear I'm a Jester King fan-boy.
Serving type: on-tap
05-27-2014 00:46:39 | More by WTKeene
More User Reviews:
4.2/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Bottle opened on 5.19.14
A - Pours a deep dark burgundy with a bright pink fizzy head that is gone fast.
S - Tons of berry goodness, jammy, some tart oakiness.
T - Blackberries, oaky, a bit flat and one dimensional.
D - Good carbonation with a light body.
O - Nose is crazy, flavor is solid but bit flat and one dimensonal.
Serving type: bottle
07-29-2014 05:03:20 | More by HuskyinPDX
4.08/5 rDev -4.9%
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 03:18:43 | More by ONovoMexicano
Nocturn Chrysalis from Jester King Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 311 ratings.