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Nocturn Chrysalis - Jester King Brewery

Nocturn ChrysalisNocturn Chrysalis

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

77 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 7.35%


Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

10-28-2013 04:08:51 | More by WTKeene
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500 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep purple and reddish brown. Small white head. Nice collar.

Smell - Blackberry and an intense acidity. Musty berries.

Taste - Really intense sourness. Blackberry. Slight pale malt. And then more sourness. Lemony. Some musty grain in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Overly sour. Medium carbonation and medium body.

Overall - It's too sour for me. Most of the other flavors are masked, but what I do taste is good.

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Thick head with a purple hue recedes moderately to a thin veil. The liquid is dark purple and looks like concord grape juice.

The smell is very similar to sweet tart candies. I also get some raspberry and green apple notes.

The flavor is full of tartness. It's very difficult to pick up anything else, but I do strain to detect some raspberry and blackberry flavors.

The feel is light to medium with some prickly carbonation felt.

This gorgeous looking brew is one of the better fruited dry sour ales by Jester King (among Nocturn, Atrial and Aurelian). My favorite is Atrial, followed by this, then Aurelian is a distant third. This brew has a much better feel than Aurelian. At the same time, the flavor lacks some complexity. I would like to taste more oak and berry notes. The tart flavor is outstanding on its own.

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Nocturn Chrysalis from Jester King Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.