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:
694
Reviews:
124
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
11%
 
 
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42
Gots:
136
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14
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Photo of Halfbrother83
3.33/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle into a Jester King goblet.

A: Pours a clear, golden yellow with two fingers of foamy, white head that fades into a nice, cloudy cap.

S: Tart, white wine/grape absolutely dominates, some faint funk, light faint yeast, and nothing else.

T: Barnyard funkiness, lemon, sour white grape, and white wine.

M: Light with subtle carbonation. Quite smooth.

O: This one's okay, but after tasting some of the best of what JK can push out (Nocturnal, Hibernal, etc.), this one kinda just ends up tasting like what the elephant cage at the zoo smells like. Meh.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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5/5  rDev +27.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of F2brewers
4.31/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle at 46F poured into a HF wine glass. Thanks to Wayne17 for this bottle.

A: Pale cloudy straw colored body with thick creamy 2" white head. Fine carbonation. The head holds for 2-3 minutes and is payially revived with swirling. Thick lacing remains on the glass.

S: Classic Belgian earthy/bready nose covers light, crisp European dry hopping and a firm malt backbone. Hints of wild yeast and sour fruit.

T: Fantastic blend of classic saison (straw/y/barnyard funk) and something approaching lambic. Lemony citrus fruit balances tart and earthy/dirt undertones. Hops are muted, but this was bottled in November 2013. Malt blends into the background seamlessly. Tart citrus lingers softly with no unpleasant aftertaste.

M: Good carbonation as a saison should be with no slickness. Medium body. Very approachable without any dominating sharpness to the acidity. Soft finish that begs for another taste.

O: Very impressive offering. I would have liked to try this a bit fresher to taste the dry hop, but it has developed wonderfully and is a lovely example of an American take on a classic Belgian style.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of gtermi
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: This pours a nice orange cloudy body, with a thick white head that slowly fades.

S: There is a good amount of Belgian yeast, some malt and a tiny bit of hops. The beer has a nice fruit smell, but it is also a little weak.

T: Just like the smell, it has a good amount of fruity flavors and a bit of malt. The beer fades very fast

M: Now the mouthfeel of this beer is beyond amazing! It is so smooth and only has a slight bit of carbonation on the back of the mouth and tongue.

O: Just another very good quality beer from jester King. There isnt any part of this beer that is bad and only wish this came in a 6 pack.

New Wild Ale batch

A: Cloudy orange body

S: Bit of funk, yeast and wheat

T: This beer has a delicious wild ale flavor to it and really ages well

M: Strong carbonation.

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Photo of Allab8
3.46/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Golden appearance.Very tart, crisp. Very citrusy. Good refreshing beer for a warm day. Not heavy. Almost has a champagne taste (I hate champagne) but turns citrusy. Really impressed me. This is the first beer of its kind I've tried and enjoyed extremely. Since then I've sought out many similar types.

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Noble King Hoppy Farmhouse Ale from Jester King Brewery
3.91 out of 5 based on 694 ratings.
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