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Noble King Hoppy Farmhouse Ale - Jester King Brewery

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87
very good

443 Ratings
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Ratings: 443
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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colforbin73

California

4.11/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

new to me, a very welcome farmhouse ale here... bottle conditioned, yeast and hops forward.... very fresh tasting and definitely ALIVE -- this is a winner.

pours a brilliant but cloudy yellow-orange with a very lively foam -- pour slow.... the eruption of white foam chills out, but sticks around.

the smell is yeasty with a hint of citrusy hops -- appealing but not overpowering. the taste is very crisp and dry with a clean finish... the HOPPY in 'hoppy farmhouse ale' is actually in the drink -- promise fulfilled -- this is a hop heads farmhouse.... that being said, these are Noble varieties, EK Goldings and the classic Pils hop, Saaz. a perfect pairing here... definitely more of a Belgian style than anything else.

this beer should rate higher. this is a really REALLY well made brew.

WOULD BUY AGAIN -- AWESOME!

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2013 01:21:55 | More by colforbin73
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nickfl

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

03-27-2013 03:09:30 | More by nickfl
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Magery

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

03-27-2013 01:12:09 | More by Magery
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Eriktheipaman

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

03-26-2013 23:56:10 | More by Eriktheipaman
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wtkphoto

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

03-25-2013 01:54:57 | More by wtkphoto
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Ryan011235

Ohio

3.61/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Delirium snifter on 3/23/13.

Batch 9
Bottled 01/04/13

Shared by PDXHops

Cloudy, light peach and light pineapple hues. Two finger head drops to a large island-like mass of bubbles. Soapy lace across half the glass.

Bright, fruity aroma with notes of pineapple, lemongrass, and peach tea. Herbal overtones and maybe a little touch of the herbal. Pilsner malt and biscuit dust.

The taste is grassier with hits of zesty citrus mixed in. The fruity aspects are still pretty expressive though. Toasty grain and biscuit. The finish is a bit soapy.

The body wants to be a plodding medium but carbonation is too high to let that happen.

Overall, it tastes and smells good but the feel is cumbersome.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 02:06:19 | More by Ryan011235
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OBeerMeGreatOne

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-14-2013 03:43:31 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

03-11-2013 23:26:32 | More by FUwolfpacker
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htdoerge

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

03-11-2013 02:21:09 | More by htdoerge
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JeffSuttonTX

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

03-10-2013 20:39:48 | More by JeffSuttonTX
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ADZA

Australia

3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden hazed hue with a frothy three finger head and clingy lacing everywhere,the smell is funk,mandarins,grassy noble hops and peach sorbet,the mouthfeel is medium bodied,crisp and dry with tastes of lemon sherbet,barnhouse funk,grassy herbal hops and finished with a crisp zesty dryness and overall it's nice and very drinkable cheers.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 05:36:51 | More by ADZA
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barbellsNbeers

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

03-09-2013 21:02:23 | More by barbellsNbeers
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superspak

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but it shouldn’t be too old. Pours hazy golden amber color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Fairly dense foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big pear, apple, lemon zest, grape, orange zest, wheat, pepper, clove, honey, light hay funk, grass, floral, and earthy yeast spiciness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy hop and yeast ester notes. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, grape, orange zest, pepper, wheat, floral, grass, clove, light hay funk, honey, and earthy yeast spiciness. Light peppery bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, light fruits, pepper, wheat, floral, grass, honey, clove, and earthy spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of fruity esters with hop notes; with a great balance of sweetness/spiciness; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a slightly creamy, crisp, smooth, and fairly prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with pretty much zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent hoppy saison! Very nice balance and complexity of fruity/spicy flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2013 04:32:52 | More by superspak
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.49/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a tulip.

A: Cloudy, golden hue. Lots of effervescence. Pours about a 1 finger, frothy, white head. Craters slowly and unevenly, leaving some dry residue behind as it retreats; and leaving a little blanket. Some decent dry, beer ring lacing.

S: Lightly floral, very yeasty, with a little funky raspberry.

T: White and sourdough breads accentuated with a little subtle hop, and and some light floral and fruity components.

M: Light body, crisp feel, really steely finish and aftertaste.

D: This is one of those brews that is best enjoyed in smaller quantities.

Appearance is very nice. Plenty of carbonation, and a really nice head, that lingers in some state throughout. Also, plenty of lacing. Nose is yeasty, floral, fruity. The bread components really stand out. Light, crisp body, very bready flavor with some complimentary hops, fruit, and flora. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 04:34:22 | More by bmwats
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Guinnsslvr

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

03-03-2013 02:50:14 | More by Guinnsslvr
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ChaseTheAce

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-03-2013 00:54:23 | More by ChaseTheAce
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JustinMatthew

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10%

02-25-2013 23:25:05 | More by JustinMatthew
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JRBecks

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

02-25-2013 17:10:12 | More by JRBecks
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Stevie_Janowski

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.9%

02-24-2013 05:11:38 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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samEBC

Belgium

4/5  rDev +2.8%

02-23-2013 16:57:35 | More by samEBC
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Pesci

Texas

2/5  rDev -48.6%

02-22-2013 20:08:18 | More by Pesci
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Blanco

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

02-19-2013 04:59:11 | More by Blanco
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metter98

New York

3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy golden yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a two finger high bright white head that gradually died down, consistently leaving a short head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderately strong aromas of earthy farmhouse yeast are present in the nose along with some hints of grassy hops.
T: The taste has flavors of yeast as well as notes of grainy malts and a bit of grassy hops, the latter of which contributes a slight amount of bitterness. There are some faint hints of peppery spices towards the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and would probably go well with food, however it doesn't really have any qualities that set it apart from other saisons and would make me want to try this as a standalone beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2013 02:48:22 | More by metter98
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halo913

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

02-18-2013 02:55:21 | More by halo913
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TXhomebrewer

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.8%

02-17-2013 02:54:38 | More by TXhomebrewer
Noble King Hoppy Farmhouse Ale from Jester King Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 443 ratings.