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Noble King Hoppy Farmhouse Ale - Jester King Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

444 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 444
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 25
Gots: 70 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Medium strength, dry, golden ale brewed with our farmhouse yeast, and, as its name suggests, an abundance of noble, European hops. Thoroughly hoppy, yet elegant, dry, balanced, and drinkable.

(Beer added by: Mora2000 on 11-21-2011)
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Reaper16

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3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750mL bottle served into a tulip glass

Pours a hazy tangerine color. About 3/4 of a finger of head formed on a gentle pour. Lacing happens in little spots and dots around the glass.

Noble King has a complex nose, and mostly because of the yeast. Aromas of: lilac, white pepper, appleskin, orange, cardamom, lavender, cleaning solution, honeysuckle. It's quite floral & spicy; the fruitiness, while present, plays second-fiddle. I wish there was some funk to the aroma, but it doesn't need any to smell good.

The taste is estery up front, with a lemon & orange burst. The cardamom comes in next, escorting the dry, crackery malt flavors. The midpalate sees a floral character begin to take over -- lavender almost to the point of outright soapiness. The finish has a lingering hop bitterness backed up by the phenolic pepper flavor that has waited this whole time to emerge. That interplay makes this taste a lot like a finer cup of tea in that I swear this tastes tannic.

The body on this Saison is fuller and creamier than I would expect from the style. This would be a significant problem if the beer didn't achieve an appropriate level of dryness.

Overall, this is a darn good Saison. Not as good as American examples from Boulevard or The Bruery or etc., but unique enough in its floral flavor to warrant purchase.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2012 22:00:25 | More by Reaper16
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Noble King Hoppy Farmhouse Ale from Jester King Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 444 ratings.