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Noble King Hoppy Farmhouse Ale | Jester King Brewery

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BA SCORE
3.9/5
Very Good
705 Ratings
Noble King Hoppy Farmhouse AleNoble King Hoppy Farmhouse Ale
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
Ranking:
#7,245
Reviews:
125
Ratings:
705
pDev:
11.03%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
137
Trade:
14
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Ratings: 705 |  Reviews: 125
Photo of russpowell
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
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 +5.1%
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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Photo of vfgccp
3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Tuck_leepulin
4.14/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wonderweasel
4.76/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KensWorld
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
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 +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of babaracas
4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
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 +7.4%
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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Photo of rossracing
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreatStoutman
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
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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Photo of TomMorris
4.14/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Daniellobo
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of OnryAndMean
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEER88
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of puftdank
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of psoriasaurus
5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Nuggetz
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wolfpac255
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of aufie
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of abrodsky
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Barnoloid
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Labelled as brewed in March 2015. A much different beer than what I expected it to be. More within the sour side than a farmhouse, hop driven ale. Tart, funky, has that feel at times that there are little to no hops present but that this is more a vessel for the wild yeasts. Dry, carbonated and citrus forward.

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Photo of stevoj
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle from Whole Foods - Lamar. Batch #17 04.01.2015. Pours out pale cloudy golden color with huge airy head. Spots of sediment for the white head. Yeasty, funky tartness in both aroma and taste. Not sure if it's the age or not, but coming off sour, not too bad, but more tart than your normal farmhouse ale. But it's Jester King...more yeasty funk on the finish.

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Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Noble King Hoppy Farmhouse Ale from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 705 ratings
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