Noble King Hoppy Farmhouse Ale | Jester King Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery
Texas, United States
jesterkingbrewery.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

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.

Added by Mora2000 on 11-21-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
690
Reviews:
122
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
11%
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
135
For Trade:
14
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Photo of Bunuelian
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of knicks19947
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dsshuck
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of snaotheus
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2017-02-11
750ml bottle sent to me by a friend in OK. Batch #17, 03.31.2015.

Pours slightly hazy, light yellow, with a medium to large head that fades fairly quickly to a ring and a thin layer. Lot of carbonation. Smell is lemony, funky, grassy, a little yeast and spice.

Taste is lemony plus another fruit. Funky and spicy to a strange degree. I'm not entirely sure how I feel about the flavor of this beer -- it's definitely interesting. It's crisply bitter, and strangely fruity. It seems like a flavor that will grow on me.

Mouthfeel is light, extremely dry, extremely effervescent. Works well with the lively flavor. Overall, interesting and pretty good.

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Photo of malfunxion
4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of cherche
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beergoot
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Unique bottle data: BATCH #19 - 08.16.2016

Cloudy, golden body topped with a thick, rocky, creamy white head. Echoes of brett funk, citrus, green apples in the aroma. Delicate flavor meld of sweet and sour qualities; lemon, lime; very subtle light cereal grain qualities; low-key hop bitterness poking through. Soft and dry body; gentle warmth with a tart twist on the tongue; crisp and delicate.

This is one fine, exquisitely balanced and complex farmhouse ale. All the sensory elements mix and blend together into one delightful sensory experience. The beer delivers a near cacophonous yet ultimately harmonious blend of pome and citrus fruit goodness; sweet yet sour; tart yet juicy; full bodied yet leaving the impression of lightness and dryness. This is one fine beer...

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4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of teamwiggum
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of russpowell
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch# 17, pours an effervescent gold with a sliver of cream colored head. Hazes up a bit as the bottle is drained, Zero head retention & lacing

S: Soapy & leafy hops, plus pears, & wet grass/Brett

T: A little bit of lemon sweet tart, ,leafy hops & pears up front. Grapefruit, lemon & leafy hops, some pear & Brett as this warms, plus dryness & hints of white wine barrel. Finishes with pear, white grape, oaky dryness & tannic notes & some Brett

MF: Medium body, lively carbonation, some enamel clinging stickyness. Carbonation tones down a little as this warms

Wished I could've found this fresher, but tasty enough as it is, well worth a go

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3/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Tuck_leepulin
4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wonderweasel
4.76/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KensWorld
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Batch #17, 3/31/2015

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Photo of AMCimpi
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of babaracas
4.11/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy straw color, two fingers of soapy white head fading to a thin ring; blobs of lace trail down the glass. Smell: lemon zest, hay, mild spicy hopping, sugar cookie backdrop with notes of apricot, dried pineapple, and pepper. Taste: lemon wedge, snappy grain, whole grain bread dough, a little of that dried pineapple estery action, moderate grassy hopping, coriander and pepper finish. Medium-light body with a boost from fluffy carbonation, dry, crisp finish. Quite good but can't help feeling that the saison yeast could pull more weight; it feels a bit buried by the brett and bugs.

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Photo of puck1225
4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bomber into a snifter. Cloudy golden yellow with a thick cream colored head and nice lacing. Floral smell with honey. Lemon and pepper, honey and a bit of cinnamon. Nice feel on the tongue. Nice beer!

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreatStoutman
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tons of funk on this. It's hazy gold and smells of barnyard and goes down smooth on a hot day. It's advertised as hoppy, and definitely hoppier than say petite prince, but it doesn't come across in the bitter/tropical or piney sense you think of hops producing.

Pretty solid

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4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Daniellobo
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of OnryAndMean
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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