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Review of Jester King Noble King

06 Nov
Hello everyone.  For today’s craft beer review I’m going to be drinking the Jester King Noble King produced by the Jester King Craft Brewery located in Austin, Texas.

Since we have just recently started to get Jester King’s products in my area, this will be my first experience in trying any of their beers.

From the website, jesterkingbrewery.com, we find this bit of information regarding the Noble King.

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. 

Sounds nice.  Let’s pour.

This brew came in a 25.4 oz. bottle and it had an ABV of 5.9%.

It poured a cloudy, golden/orange color with a huge, slightly off white head.  The texture of the crown was very rocky, fluffy, soapy and soft.  The retention time was great and the lacing was kind of patchy and cobweb”y”.  I thought maybe that the lacing would have been a touch better.  Oh well, it still looked real nice standing in the tulip.

The nose was a bit mild, however it had a very well balanced interplay between the funk and the hops.  Light barnyard funk and wet hay mustiness mixed with a significant amount of grassy hops and little touches of tangerine citrus.  A solid dose of peppery spice as well as a sturdy bit of yeast and earthy goodness.

The flavor was, again, well balanced.  A sound dose of funk and peppery spice.  Tasty relishes of clean breads and yeast.  There wasn’t much citrus to speak of, although more of those grassy/earthy hops provided a nice tickle on the tongue.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied.  Dry, crisp, refreshing and thirst quenching.  A very lively, prickly carbonation allowed an ample amount of flavor to hang around on the palate for a great while after the sip.

Yeah, this is a very nice beer.  Super easy to drink with enough complexity for some serious discussion.  I think it would be great as a Spring/Summer beer for sure because the drinkability and the refreshing qualities would suit any craft beer drinker after a hard days work in the heat.  I’d definitely pick it up again without hesitation.  I’d suggest you guys do the same if you have the opportunity.  I doubt that you will be disappointed with the Jester King Noble King.

Thanks for reading and commenting everyone.  I really appreciate it.

Until next time.  Cheers.

Score:  4.1 out of 5
Grade:  A-

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Posted by on November 6, 2012 in Country: USA, Jester King

 

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