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Das Wunderkind! Saison - Jester King Brewery

Das Wunderkind! SaisonDas Wunderkind! Saison

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Ratings: 376
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 8.85%


Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Mature beer, refermented in oak barrels with wild yeast and souring bacteria is blended with fresh, dry-hopped beer prior to bottle-conditioning. Dry and lightly tart, with notes of citrus, barnyard, and tropical fruit.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-28-2011)
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Reviews by BlackBelt5112203:
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BlackBelt5112203

South Carolina

4.44/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter at cellar temperature.

L – Cloudy deep gold color with a nice 3-finger creamy, frothy, cream-colored head. Great retention and some awesome sheets of lacing.

S – There is a ton going on with this beer! I’m getting bready wheat and caramel malt, tart green apple and lemon esters, musty oak, citrus and apricot hops, and barnyard Brett funk. Awesome.

T – It starts off sweet and tart with caramel malt, apricot, green apple, and lemon flavors. Grainy wheat and peppery yeast come in next, followed by woody oak and musty Brett. At the very finish, some earthy and grapefruit bitter hop flavors appear. Very tasty.

F – Light-to-medium-bodied, good carbonation, a sticky, somewhat creamy, mouth-coating, and tart feel, and a slightly tart, earthy, funky, and very dry finish.

O – This is a great beer and a terrific saison. It’s very drinkable, sessionable at 4.5%, looks good, smells fantastic, and tastes great with a great balance between fruity sweetness and tartness, yeast earthiness and spiciness, and Brett funkiness. With so much going on, it would be so easy to create a disorganized quagmire of flavors and aromas. However, Jester King doesn’t do that. They create wonderfully complex beers that are perfectly layered – a real treat that is tough to find elsewhere. I highly recommend this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 02:52:27 | More by BlackBelt5112203
More User Reviews:
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JCam9981

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-23-2014 02:27:07 | More by JCam9981
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gcamparone

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750mL bomber into a Jester King stemmed glass. Thanks nedvalton for this one!

A- Pours a mellow, slightly hazy, orange body with a small white somewhat fizzy head that reduces pretty slowly to leave leggy lacing. Love the label (+.25)

S- The saison qualities are immediately apparent.. belgian spices, citrus, fruityness, bananas and tart apples. Funky yeast, barnyard, oak and some sour lactic.

T- The first thing to touch the tongue is tart citrus & apple, slightly sour lactic bacteria, on the follow through is a belgian spiciness, some funk, resinous hoppy notes, slight oakyness and caramel. The aftertaste is slightly bland.

M- Thin with medium-high carbonation.

I always love trying Jester King beers.. you never know what you'll get. This one was definitely enjoyable, but I wish there was a little more flavor and/or body there. Given today's sour market, I expect a little more funkyness/sourness in an American Wild Ale. Glad I got to try it though.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2014 01:56:26 | More by gcamparone
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bkeller04

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

04-20-2014 05:06:45 | More by bkeller04
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supernatural_skeptic

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

04-18-2014 05:08:56 | More by supernatural_skeptic
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

04-18-2014 04:38:45 | More by zestar
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cam12

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

04-15-2014 02:32:58 | More by cam12
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mklisz

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

04-14-2014 15:31:40 | More by mklisz
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HumuloneRed

Oregon

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-13-2014 19:06:05 | More by HumuloneRed
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-13-2014 04:22:18 | More by MarkyMOD
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emottram

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-12-2014 18:46:48 | More by emottram
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ldhughes3

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-11-2014 00:23:01 | More by ldhughes3
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jforeman

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

04-10-2014 15:43:16 | More by jforeman
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-06-2014 01:45:17 | More by thatoneguymike
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ThatsThatDude

New York

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

04-05-2014 13:22:06 | More by ThatsThatDude
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dtomes

New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-05-2014 02:31:52 | More by dtomes
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tswater

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-03-2014 02:24:53 | More by tswater
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

03-25-2014 23:43:19 | More by Cynic-ale
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Jonada

New Jersey

4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml bottle. Batch #14 July 31, 2013. Served in a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a golden orange color with 1 finger of a white head that dissipates to a thin coating and collar. Body is very hazy but translucent.

Smell: Lemon, fresh cut grass, tropical fruit, spices, slight floral and bready notes as well.

Taste: Lemongrass, doughy, citrus, green apple, peppercorns with slight hints of funk, pineapple and lacto. Just a twinge of sourness. Quite a bit of hop flavor but almost no accompanying bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and crisp. Finishes dry with a light tart sourness. Super refreshing and easy to drink.

Overall: My first Jester King beer and I'm relatively impressed. Priced a bit too high for what it is, but still worth a try at least once. Make this cheaper and put it in 6 packs and I'd buy this all the time.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2014 01:21:03 | More by Jonada
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WarEagleJeep

Alabama

4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pale orange color with a heavy haze, subtle white head that dissolves into a ring with very thin patches of foam.

S: Yeast, tart apples, farm hay, funky bacteria similar to brett saisons I've had .

T: Tart yeast, green apples, pears, and sweet bready malts. I do pick up on some oak and it blends very well with apple notes. It has a nice dry finish but does leave a faint funk and aromatic herbal hop notes.

M: Medium feel with pleasant carbonation. Finishes well and briefly leaves a few interesting aromatic notes behind.

O: This is a unique saison. It's easy to drink with just enough tart and funk flavors to enjoy without overwhelming you like some sour saisons. It has interesting fruit, oak, and herbal notes. This was an old bottle (8 months) that I sampled and tasted a little stale but I still really liked it and will be getting it again.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2014 23:24:44 | More by WarEagleJeep
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mpayne5

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -14%

03-24-2014 18:31:47 | More by mpayne5
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stephensinner

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

03-17-2014 19:15:30 | More by stephensinner
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emerge077

Illinois

4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Dan for sharing and hosting :thumbup:
Quick review from written notes, 2012 vintage.

Bright gold color with minimal foam or lace.
Lightly funky aroma of wet hay.

Tart lemon and grapefruit rind in the taste, dry finish, very clean and well attenuated.
Overall this held up well and was very easy drinking. Thanks Dan!

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2014 02:56:47 | More by emerge077
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halo913

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-16-2014 15:29:09 | More by halo913
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BAsbill

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

03-12-2014 23:15:30 | More by BAsbill
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Das Wunderkind! Saison from Jester King Brewery
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