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Noble King Hoppy Farmhouse Ale - Jester King Brewery

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very good

504 Ratings
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Ratings: 504
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 34
Gots: 83 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

bonSreeB, Dec 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

duceswild, Dec 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

mendvicdog, Dec 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

DRBiser, Dec 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

brewcrew76, Dec 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

dtx00, Dec 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

KDE, Dec 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

JRod1969, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of Florida9
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Fairly cloudy yellow in color. Forms a fairly large, very light tan colored head. Good retention and lots of lacing.

S: Aroma is citrusy and spicy, with notes of lemon rind, grapefruit, and black pepper.

T: Taste is similar to the aroma. Lemon and grapefruit, pepper and spice. Mild malts. Mildly earthy with a bit of herbal hops towards the finish. Neither sweet nor dry.

M: Medium bodied, heavy carbonation, mild bitterness. Again, neither sweet nor dry.

O: A decent Saison. Drinkable and paired nicely with a panini.

Florida9, Dec 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

jodan, Dec 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Lawl3ss, Dec 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

thebouch01, Dec 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

animal69, Nov 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

ATXboozer, Nov 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Gerasimos, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of biboergosum
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle. The Leo in me is quite fond of the hawk circlet adorned Mustafa-ish king of the jungle beast filling up prime real estate on the label. Other notable notables: made partially with collected rain water (very cool) and vegan suitable (meh). Keep it weird, Austin!

This beer pours a cloudy, medium golden apricot hue, with a teeming amount of bottle refermentation-spawned puffy, chunky eggshell white head, which takes its gentile time melting away, eventually leaving broad, thick, patchy swaths of fuzzy lace around the glass.

It smells predominantly of musty, bitter citrus peel, mixed into a glass of overly pulpy orange juice, some grainy pale malt, mild savoury spices (clove and pepper, mostly), and nicely moderated barnyard yeast. The taste is more fruity orange and grapefruit citrus, juicy and bitter all the same, an understated crackery graininess, a light white peppery spiciness, and a complex yeastiness, well restrained in its musty, funky, and stuffy moving parts.

The carbonation is a tad frothy, but generally well kept, the body a decent medium weight, and really rather smooth, the constituents doing well to keep the hell out of the way in this respect. It finishes off-dry, the fruitiness, bitter and fleshy alike combining with the low-fi malt and soft yeast to gently ride things out.

A crazily agreeable farmhouse ale for me - i.e., one where the sassy yeast knows its place and is turned down to a few notches, without being tuned out entirely, in order to let the subtle (or not) fruit character take center stage. Tasty, quite drinkable, and another cracking offering from this brewery from the liberal heart of Texas - I say that with love.

biboergosum, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.48/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Average brightness in the orange color, looks pretty, and even more formidable lacing and retention, it originally started out at about 1.5" and stuck around for quite some time, taking well over a few minutes to get down below the 1/2" range.

Aroma was lemony and noble hop, I enjoyed it, reminiscient of that first warm spring day when all the hotties on campus or wherever you might be start putting on their first sun dresses of the season, but I digress.

A real earthy body presence to it, its like there's almost dirt in the bottle, but the good homey earthy kind. Definitely way more hopping than I am used to in a saison, but that's kind of the trend for the last few years, just make an "innovative" take on a style by dumping hops in it. It works just fine here. Crisp, lemony edge to a saison that isn't massive in its yeast flavors. Pull some pepper and grass out of it from time to time.

Something I wouldn't talk someone out of trying, but I don't see myself coming back to it, not because it was bad, it was actually fairly decent.

Beerandraiderfan, Nov 22, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a goblet.

Appearance: The beer pours a very cloudy golden amber color. There is a finger of fluffy white head that fades to a layer on top of the pour and leaves some lacing.

Smell: This one is quite earthy with a light hop note. The overall smell is light with some fruity notes as well. There is a faint note that almost reminds me of white wine.

Taste: There is a strong hop component here, but it doesn't cover up all the interesting things going on in the background. There is an earthy component here as well along with a fruitiness that shows up near the end of the sip. There is also a yeasty component here as well. The finish is quite bitter.

Mouthfeel: The body is medium with very fluffy, full carbonation. It seems like the finish should be dry, but it never really gets there.

Overall: This is a very complex and interesting beer. I liked all the components. I would have liked the beer to be drier, but that wasn't too big a deal. I'd have more.

oline73, Nov 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

HumanParaquat, Nov 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

gshak, Nov 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

robmoak, Nov 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

sendbeer, Nov 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

cmoody91, Nov 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

JohnK17, Oct 30, 2012
Noble King Hoppy Farmhouse Ale from Jester King Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 504 ratings.