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:
697
Reviews:
124
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
11%
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
137
For Trade:
14
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Photo of kewharton
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bryanlindsey12345
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Allurex
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas
3.82/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a light hazy yellow to golden haziness with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving a weird somewhat clingy lacing that stuck at the top of the beer but slid for the rest of it. The smell had a light sour lemon to light orange. There’s a decent light grassy spice trying to make an appearance but stayed subdued for the most part. The taste was somewhat sweet but had a decent spice and wasn’t as sour as expected. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat there but tries to hide itself for the most part. Overall, definitely one of the more balanced sour/wild ales that I could have again.

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Photo of Philcassella
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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Photo of beaulabauve
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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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love the Jester King Farmhouse Ales and Noble King is a good low alcohol variety.

Look: clear golden hue with a thick bubbly white head.

Aroma: grassy, citrusy, a tad yeasty aroma.

Taste: It is grassy, a little bit funky/yeasty, sour-lemon and some pepper, no bitterness or alcohol. I think it is very good. Thirst quenching but perhaps not a lot of action.
Feel: A refreshing, light fruity farmhouse Ale

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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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