Noble King Hoppy Farmhouse Ale | Jester King Brewery

Noble King Hoppy Farmhouse AleNoble King Hoppy Farmhouse Ale
BA SCORE
3.9/5
703 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:
#6,999
Reviews:
125
Ratings:
703
pDev:
11.03%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
137
Trade:
14
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 703 |  Reviews: 125
Photo of Immortale25
3.34/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Label says 03.31.2015

A- Pours a semi-hazy light golden color with a full two fingers' worth of white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves large clots behind.

S- Very floral aroma with some strange plastic-y funk.

T- Somewhat tart flavor with more of that plastic-like funkiness. There's also a soapy quality that's not all that pleasant. Tangy and dry. Hops are pretty much all gone due to the age of the bottle.

M- A bit sharp from the medium-high carbonation and a light body.

O- Didn't realize this was over a year old. I had read the date before buying when a couple of these randomly landed at my local store courtesy of Shelton Brothers and I was thinking it said 2016. Pretty lame that these were dumped in our market when the beer is obviously far past its prime since it's supposed to be hoppy. Thanks a bunch Shelton Brothers...

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Photo of dasotelo50
3.24/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Sheppard
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours gold, a little bit pale straw, with white head. Some mild cheese funk on the nose. Perhaps some stone fruits. It actually smells pretty good. There's some pear and grassy hoppy character. The finish is a little metallic. Overall, it's a little disappointing.

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

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

Photo of ovaltine
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Yermomsfavorite
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IckyT2012
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ZombPumpkin
4.62/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.52/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dr_Fox
3.62/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nra818
3.66/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LoudRed
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of titty_mcbitty
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The top of the bottle is very lime-green color, with a bubbly head that dissipates quickly. At the end of the bottle, the color is murky and yellow-green, like orange juice.

I smell lemon grass and floral notes. Some of that yeast comes through as well.

I really like the taste. There is pear, apple, light hops, earth, brett, and hay. It's a nice crispy farmhouse ale. More faintly, I get orange juice, lemon rind, and funk.

The mouth on this is great - bubbly like champagne, and yet a little more thick. When it warms it gets juicier.

Overall, I like this beer a lot. This is one of the better farmhouse ales I've tried, and I love the unfiltered and unpasteurized ingredients in this beer.

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Photo of bostonryan
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sd123
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of South2NW
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Myotus
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured gently at 50°F from a 750ml bottle (batch #17 - 31Mar15) into a tulip. Consumed on 31Jan16.
LOOK: Pours with a finger and half's worth of white foam that dissipates into a quarter fingers worth within 1 minute. Neon yellow in color with a high amount of cloudiness. Rising bubbles are large in quantity and both small and medium in size. There is a moderate amount of thick lacing. 4
SMELL: Strong aromas of wheat, lemony zest, and earthy yeast entangle with mild aromas of spicy hops, earthy hops, sour green apple, wood (not quite oak), and salt-like minerals. 4
TASTE: Strong spicy hop and mild sour green apple flavors first enter onto the palate. Mild mineral and wheat flavors immediately follow as sour green apple flavors fade to subtle. Mild lemony zest, earthy hop, earthy yeast, and wood flavors enter lastly as all previous flavors persist. 4.25
FEEL: Medium-bodied and moderately carbonated. Goes down somewhat smooth. Finishes with a mild crispness. 3.75
NOTE: I can't fathom what others are complaining about. This was deliciously complex. More wheat than I expected, but that just balanced out everything else. Usually something with this much mineral flavors would be displeasing, but swinging back to balanced, yeah.
OVERALL RATING: 4.13 out of 5
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Batch #18
Poured gently at 47°F from a 750ml bottle (04Aug15) into a tulip. Consumed on 14Feb16.
LOOK: Pours with a finger and a half's worth of white foam that dissipates into a quarter fingers worth of foam within 1 minute and 30 seconds. Neon yellow in color with a high amount of cloudiness. There is a moderate quantity of small rising bubbles. Lacing is thick and moderate. 4
SMELL: Strong aromas of salt-like minerals and lemon zest are backed by mild aromas of sour green apples, wood, wheat, spicy hops, earthy hops, floral hops, and earthy yeast. 3.75
TASTE: Strong wheat and mineral flavors first strike the palate and are immediately followed by mild spicy, floral, and earthy hop flavors. Strong lemon zest and subtle sour green apple flavors further unveil the taste profile as earthy and floral hop flavors grow stronger. Mild wood and earthy yeast flavors end this symphony of taste as all previous flavors persist. 4
FEEL: Medium-bodied and subtly carbonated. Goes down smooth. Finishes with a mild crispness. 4
NOTE: This batch was more mineral forward than the last, which I did not like too much. This one was also more hoppy, which I did enjoy. Overall, I preceded the last batch over this one.
OVERALL RATING: 3.94

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Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hudson2508
3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bmf5581
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Noble King Hoppy Farmhouse Ale from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 703 ratings
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