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Nocturn Chrysalis - Jester King Brewery

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281 Ratings
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Ratings: 281
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.6%
Wants: 179
Gots: 101 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.70% 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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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

10-28-2013 16:44:52 | More by lokieman
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

blackberry is such a hard fruit to show through authentically in a beer, especially in a long brett fermented one where all the flavorful sugars just get broken down to oblivion. this is a wonderful demonstration that it is indeed possible. inky purple, hazy and wheaty from the looks of it, this is what i wanted my home-brewed blackberry saison to look like, this color is try blackberry beauty. a nose of brett more than lacto, although both are present, as they always are in jester king stuff. the fruit is musty and yeasty, minimally processed, yet still fresh as anything and juicy and sweet and ripe and sunny and perfect. the berry flavor is right up front with a touch of really pale wheat and slightly sweeter more voluptuous biscuit malt type, while the funk comes second. bretty before acidic again, just like the aroma, and then the berry blasts back in the finish, tartness on tartness, just how these should be. i don't think the fruit shows as well as the wine grape one, the rubicite, or even the cherry one, but its blackberries, and thats part of their modus. great beer, stunning really, worthy of all they hype and then some.

Serving type: bottle

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4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewing the Nocturn Chrysalis from the Jester King Craft Brewery out of Austin, Texas.

Score: 91

May 2014 vintage bottle served in a stemmed Jester King beer glass and enjoyed on 07/17/14.

Appearance: Pours a blackberry pulp color akin to New Glarus R&D Very Sour Blackberry, with a thin layer of light purple head that quickly settles to a thick ring around the glass. Solid lacing, great retention. 4.25/5

Smell: Blackberry jam and lacto primarily, with notes of lemon, oak and vanilla. Well integrated and pleasant nose. The nose is not quite "blackberry yogurt," but the comparison is apt nonetheless. 4.25/5

Taste: Has a sour bite upfront with oak and blackberry, followed by a surprisingly faint lacto flavor. Finishes with a dry, lemon juice-like, slightly acidic sourness without much flavor. No real linger on this beer. 4/5

Mouthfeel: Medium-light bodied, appropriately carbonated. Dry finish, good sourness. Good balance, with a nice, light acidity. Could use a little sweetness. 4/5

Overall: This beer is good, but nowhere near the level of quality relative to other Jester King fruited sour projects such as Atrial Rubicite and Omniscience & Proselytism. I think this beer might be a bit too overattenuated. The sourness and blackberry flavor is nice, but the lack of sweetness from the fruit sugars holds this one back from being great.

Cost: $15 for a 500 ml bottle.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2014 18:44:40 | More by jegross2
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Nocturn Chrysalis from Jester King Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 281 ratings.