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Nocturn Chrysalis - Jester King Brewery

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357 Ratings
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Ratings: 357
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 191
Gots: 110 | FT: 13
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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Texas

5/5  rDev +16.3%

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Texas

5/5  rDev +16.3%

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Texas

5/5  rDev +16.3%

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Ohio

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MarcWP

Arizona

4.88/5  rDev +13.5%

Batch 2, 500 ml bottle served into Jester King stem.

The beer pours dark raspberry, purple in color with a gorgeous lavender pink head that leaves a nice small layer of tiny bubbly foam after the head resides.

The aroma is cake, blueberry jam, blackberry compote, Pinot Noir, rosé, musty vineyard, and some old framboise funk. From the pour to the nose, this is not disappointing. Intoxicating smell.

The taste is vinous dark berries and I mean all sorts of berries. Cranberry, tart raspberry, fermenting blackberry, and even some lingonberry is revealed. But this isn't so much in the sweet berry realm in the way some Kriek and framboise can be. This is mostly raw tart fruit flavors. Finishes dry and clean. Tart but not sour, see this developing nicely in the cellar. But it's not all fruit as you get that JK funk and subtle saline character. A lovely berry skin funk and oaky aftertaste lingers. Is it jammy? Yes but without the sweetness if that makes sense. The best words I can use to describe the overall flavor profile, RAW and SOPHISTICATED.

Mouthfeel is light, medium high carbonation, tart, and moisture sucking dry. Just the way I like my farmhouse funk. Delightful.

This here is better than Atrial. If VSB is better than this then it's probably a religious experience. Do I think it could be better? Probably not. But then I'm a fan of restrained sours whereas others like them mouth puckering. I can think of 10 fruit sours that are "fruitier" than this but only in the fruit sweetness sense. This is raw fruit, vinous, dry, funky, oaky, and plain delicious. And the best thing of all, it seems like this will only age and transform graciously. I don't think I'm trading mine. Definitely hoarding this one.

06-01-2014 02:38:36 | More by MarcWP
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WTKeene

Texas

4.76/5  rDev +10.7%

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.

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Nocturn Chrysalis from Jester King Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 357 ratings.