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Nocturn Chrysalis - Jester King Brewery

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Ratings: 478
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 219
Gots: 136 | FT: 17
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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3/5  rDev -30.2%

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.

cpetrone84, Sep 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

albee_jay, Yesterday at 03:02 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

fenlop54, Wednesday at 07:28 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

nathanmiller, Tuesday at 12:20 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

charleslueg, Tuesday at 03:34 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Gunch52, Tuesday at 01:39 AM
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4.08/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

mdeluna, Oct 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

JayCheG, Oct 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Look: Deep dark royal purple and ruby with a small yet active head and quite a bit of activity. A very pretty beer!

Smell: Lots of sour and farmhouse funk on the nose followed by a dry blackberry sweetness and definite earthy barrel. Smells more like a earthy red wine then a beer. Smells great.

Taste: Wow a very mild funk to start then a slight sour that slowly fades to a deep rich earthy ponderous oak with a very delicate fresh blackberry finish that balances just sweet enough to expertly balance with that deep rich oak.

Mouthfeel: Slight tart on the attack but then becomes medium bodied before the huge oak which weighs heavy on the tongue and dries to a beautiful oaky earth finish. Carbonation is moderate.

Overall: Wow. This is easily one of the deepest most complex sours I've had and I truly enjoyed it. It definitely settles that sour craving but hidden behind that is a huge earthy oak that I love. I particularly loved how the blackberries don't just add a fruited note to this sour to make it accessible by sweetening it up but instead blend and add to that earthy oak that is so damn good

BergBeer, Oct 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

bnelson997, Oct 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.38/5  rDev +1.9%

WCW, Oct 17, 2014
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Nocturn Chrysalis from Jester King Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 478 ratings.