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Nocturn Chrysalis - Jester King Brewery

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361 Ratings
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Ratings: 361
Reviews: 25
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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UCLABrewN84

California

3.96/5  rDev -7.9%

On tap at the 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest held at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, CA.

Pours a clear dark red with a foamy reddish-white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour with malt, berry, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour malt, berry, and acidic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty but quite sour.

06-04-2014 17:06:00 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7%

06-13-2014 23:22:14 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

11-30-2013 14:57:10 | More by Thorpe429
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7%

01-19-2014 23:59:20 | More by acurtis
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

06-14-2014 17:45:50 | More by kjkinsey
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -7%

07-12-2014 08:34:59 | More by zestar
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

10-27-2013 17:35:49 | More by Texasfan549
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-19-2014 23:32:14 | More by kylehay2004
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-07-2014 23:44:53 | More by Knapp85
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-18-2014 05:36:24 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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largadeer

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-18-2014 05:54:53 | More by largadeer
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev -7%

06-02-2014 15:37:43 | More by SocalKicks
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.43/5  rDev +3%

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.

07-19-2014 23:09:25 | More by StonedTrippin
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

08-11-2014 17:29:46 | More by mendvicdog
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-20-2014 22:58:13 | More by XmnwildX12
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beernads

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-24-2014 22:31:26 | More by beernads
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-04-2014 20:06:36 | More by yourefragile
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drewone

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

06-04-2014 05:58:15 | More by drewone
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duceswild

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Blend 2, pours a ruby color, lots of blackberry, light sour taste, some oak, lighter and somewhat thin

08-21-2014 03:12:47 | More by duceswild
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superspak

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev -4.7%

Got in a trade with cyde. 500 ml bottle into signature tulip glass; Blend 1, bottled in 9/2013. Pours fairly hazy/cloudy deep ruby red color with a small foamy off white head with poor retention, that reduces to a spotty lace cap that lingers. Slight spotty lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tart blackberry, sour cherry, cranberry, green apple, vinegar, red wine, hay, straw, oak, clove, pepper, leather, musty funk, and oak/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/funky yeast, blackberries, and oak barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart blackberry, sour cherry, cranberry, green apple, vinegar, red wine, hay, straw, oak, clove, pepper, leather, musty funk, and oak/yeast earthiness. Good amount of fruity/earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart blackberry, sour cherry, cranberry, green apple, vinegar, red wine, hay, straw, oak, clove, pepper, leather, musty funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of fruity/funky yeast, blackberries, and oak barrel flavors; with a great balance of sweetness/tartness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and moderately acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent fruited sour ale. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/funky yeast, blackberries, and oak barrel flavors; and very smooth to sip on with the moderate acidity. A very enjoyable offering.

03-31-2014 04:31:24 | More by superspak
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

The beer is ruby hued with a small, bubbly pink cap. The aroma is cherries, musty basement, funk. Cherries, raspberries, mild acetic character. Soft carbonation and a delicate finish. This and Atrial Rubicite seem inspired by Cantillon, which is certainly a good thing. A cherry showcase and a fine example of an American wild ale.

08-10-2014 00:53:59 | More by Huhzubendah
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-26-2013 02:29:23 | More by Gonzoillini
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dmorgan310

Panama

4/5  rDev -7%

06-09-2014 01:23:51 | More by dmorgan310
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.2/5  rDev -2.3%

Bottle opened on 5.19.14
Blend Two
April 2014

A - Pours a deep dark burgundy with a bright pink fizzy head that is gone fast.

S - Tons of berry goodness, jammy, some tart oakiness.

T - Blackberries, oaky, a bit flat and one dimensional.

D - Good carbonation with a light body.

O - Nose is crazy, flavor is solid but bit flat and one dimensonal.

07-29-2014 05:03:20 | More by HuskyinPDX
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drummermattie02

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

10-28-2013 01:37:40 | More by drummermattie02
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Nocturn Chrysalis from Jester King Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 361 ratings.