Noble King Hoppy Farmhouse Ale - Jester King Brewery
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Reviews by chocosushi:
4.03/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Flying Dog Saison Glass
A ~ Pours a hazy sunset Amber (orangish) with a nice cap of white head w/ delicate carb to style.
S ~ Farmhouse Yeast, Bread-y malt, Banana peel & faint floral attributes finishing w/ soft Prairie grass & powdered sugar. Pears & Stonefruit are in there.
T ~ Bread-y malt with an emphasis on Pilsner malts follow through with Earthy & semi-floral hop notes moving down the tounge & finishing w/ apricot, sweetened peaches & mild candi sugars. Finishes peppery & dry. Ester-y banana peel notes are present as well.
M ~ Sweet, light, & delicate malt backbone feels good on the palette w/ earthy hops that finish spicy. Belgian Pales are all about the yeast in my opinion, & this one does it nicely.
D ~ The clean & crisp malt profile carries the Noble hops through fairly well, & the two together are a perfect match for the floral qualities of Farmhouse yeast. Intense drinkability. Big ups to my boy Brad.
Serving type: bottle
04-18-2012 20:02:56 | More by chocosushi
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4.38/5 rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
For the first pour and impression of a farmhouse ale this has the perfect appearance. With a perfect cloudy golden color that has a nice frothy white head that settles very slowly with a conservative bit of lacing down the glass. I attribute this lack of lacing the the richness of he ad. It looks as if the shrinking head were pulling the foam down from the sides. There the foam sticks the lacing is not so much lacing as it is more of a ramped up foam that is about 1/2 thick and just doesn't go away.
The beer is fairly effervescent with strong pine scents from the hops and subtle sweetness from the malts. Overall the nose is not as complex as I was expecting with just the faintest traces of bread. The hops are dominant and the malt is in between.
The taste is a very Americanized farmhouse style ale with overpowering hoppiness as one would expect from American brewers. The undertones are very much like a Saison DuPont farmhouse ale. The flavors are near perfectly balanced and extremely enjoyable.
The moutfeel is a tad bit more watery that I expected, especially given the richness of the head. Not bad, but could be a tab bit more rich in my opinion.
Overall this is extremely drinkable and very good. The palate is pleased by the balance on hops riding on the malt. I find this one extremely satisfying and will be drinking it again.
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2014 17:48:39 | More by AtrumAnimus
4.18/5 rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This is batch #12, which was bottled on Nov. 18th, 2013. Poured into a tulip glass on 2/18/14
Appearance: It has a nice, cloudy, pale yellow coloring to it. I wish it was a little brighter in color, but it's still nice. I like how cloudy this guy is.
Smell: Mostly a moderate tartness, with some funk, lemon, and hay. I don't get much hops from the smell, but I'm sure I would if I got to have this guy when it was fresher.
Taste: It's got a mild to moderate tartness to it with some nice lemony funk. Very drinkable. I was hoping for more hops but then again, I am drinking this guy 4 months after the bottling date.
Mouthfeel: Moderate dryness, but I do get a bit of an oily, slick mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation, this is great. If I could get some more puckering, sourness out of it, it would be fantastic.
Overall: A really great, sessionable and lightly soured brew. Maybe I can get one that's a bit fresher next time and get some more hops out of it. But if you're looking for a very light, crisp and drinkable soured and hoppy farmhouse ale, this your beer. Maybe a bit pricey for $10.99 a bottle, but I would definitely buy this guy on a regular basis as I love Jester King.
Serving type: bottle
02-19-2014 04:40:34 | More by cultclassic89
Noble King Hoppy Farmhouse Ale from Jester King Brewery
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