Nocturn Chrysalis | Jester King Brewery

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Nocturn ChrysalisNocturn Chrysalis

Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery
Texas, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

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.

Added by scotv on 10-18-2013

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Look: Deep dark royal purple and ruby with a small yet active head and quite a bit of activity. A very pretty beer!

Smell: Lots of sour and farmhouse funk on the nose followed by a dry blackberry sweetness and definite earthy barrel. Smells more like a earthy red wine then a beer. Smells great.

Taste: Wow a very mild funk to start then a slight sour that slowly fades to a deep rich earthy ponderous oak with a very delicate fresh blackberry finish that balances just sweet enough to expertly balance with that deep rich oak.

Mouthfeel: Slight tart on the attack but then becomes medium bodied before the huge oak which weighs heavy on the tongue and dries to a beautiful oaky earth finish. Carbonation is moderate.

Overall: Wow. This is easily one of the deepest most complex sours I've had and I truly enjoyed it. It definitely settles that sour craving but hidden behind that is a huge earthy oak that I love. I particularly loved how the blackberries don't just add a fruited note to this sour to make it accessible by sweetening it up but instead blend and add to that earthy oak that is so damn good

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Nocturn Chrysalis from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 811 ratings