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Nocturn Chrysalis - Jester King Brewery

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427 Ratings
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Ratings: 427
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.84%
Wants: 203
Gots: 118 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.90% 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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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.

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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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Nocturn Chrysalis from Jester King Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 427 ratings.