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Nocturn Chrysalis - Jester King Brewery

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41 Reviews
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Reviews: 41
Hads: 675
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 282
Gots: 198 | 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 WTKeene:
Photo of WTKeene
4.77/5  rDev +14.1%
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. (1,086 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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.