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Das Wunderkind! Saison - Jester King Brewery

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Das Wunderkind! SaisonDas Wunderkind! Saison

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461 Ratings
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Ratings: 461
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 8.6%
Wants: 109
Gots: 99 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
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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 wagenvolks:
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wagenvolks

Texas

4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into a tulip glass.

A soft hiss upon opening but the bottle nearly gushes, stopping short just before the foam erupted. Effervescent body is a hazy golden color, bright and yellowish with a thin wisp of off-white foam. Excellent aroma, with fruity hop notes balanced nicely with a whiff of Bretty funk and a tinge of sourness. Grassy, with barnyard hay and earth, too. The dry-hopping has really worked nicely for Das Wunderkind!

Oh wow. I am now sold on Jester King's mission of bringing Farmhouse wild ales to the imbibers of Texas. Tart notes from the Lactobacillus mesh beautifully with funky Brett and earthy, grainy malt notes. Sour grips the sides of the tongue, but not so much that the rest of the palate can't enjoy the delicate hop flavor. Crisp, medium-thin body with a perfect carbonation level. In many ways, Das Wunderkind! reminds me of New Belgium's Le Terroir---the sour, dry-hop, and funk all blend together supremely well. Really enjoyable, and at 4.2% ABV, immensely drinkable. Easily Jester King's finest effort to date.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2012 04:29:19 | More by wagenvolks
More User Reviews:
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mcdsports

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-11-2014 00:25:10 | More by mcdsports
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gtcastle

Illinois

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

For starters I love the art work on this bottle (received as an extra from @hambone85) which made it peak my interest right away.

Appearance: hazy yellow with 3 fingers of bright white that quickly disappears.

Smell: citrus, yeast, & a little funk.

Taste: just like the smell, citrus, tropical fruit, and funkiness.

Mouthfeel: more carbonation than a lot of other sessions I've had recently m

Overall: I would definitely drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2014 01:40:40 | More by gtcastle
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deonreds

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-09-2014 09:46:46 | More by deonreds
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-08-2014 19:50:31 | More by Gatordaddy
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jeffaroo95

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-08-2014 17:46:21 | More by jeffaroo95
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danwho

California

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-08-2014 02:49:18 | More by danwho
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samsteff

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-07-2014 00:34:25 | More by samsteff
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.66/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a wine glass.

Buttery yellow opaque color, with a sense of lemon slightly. A bleach white sudsy head about two fingers on creation but dissolves quickly. Sort of looks like light tang in a glass slightly.

Real impressive nose, with tropical mango notes and light juicy fruit. Hints at some faint grain and dough a little as well. Not much brett quality or funk.

Palate comes with a very light peach fruit. Good dough finish but some of the fruit character hinting on the nose isn't coming through as much. A little bit of wet watery wet grain finish, but with a hint of tartness and very light.

Hardly any hint of barrel aging character, but an impressive nose. However, this comes out more like a berliner weisse or something strangely to me.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2014 18:00:50 | More by smakawhat
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Wayne17

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-04-2014 05:51:40 | More by Wayne17
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miggs3030

New Mexico

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-04-2014 04:38:38 | More by miggs3030
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KVNBGRY

Florida

4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottled nearly 1 year ago. Batch #14 - July 31, 2013

It has been sitting in a closet in Florida for the better part of a year. The temperature never got above 78, or below 60... Let's just say I've been trying to let the sourness speed up with out keeping it in a temp. controlled setting.

Ap - Gold. Almost no head. It seemed like this would have a thick billowy head after I popped the cap and it hissed like hell. There is still a slight hint of lace.

Ar - Dust, tropical fruit, tart apples/lemons.

T - Dry, bretty tartness. Subtle apple, kumquats, and tropical fruits. This is better than I expected!

M - The mouthfeel is a little too thin, oily, and under-carbonated for my liking. Otherwise the beer finishes great and wanting more.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2014 01:54:17 | More by KVNBGRY
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ckocay

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-01-2014 18:52:10 | More by ckocay
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

06-30-2014 13:30:39 | More by mendvicdog
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Riccymon

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

06-30-2014 02:20:23 | More by Riccymon
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Dabai

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

06-29-2014 01:05:17 | More by Dabai
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KG710

Georgia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-28-2014 16:36:54 | More by KG710
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DinnerTheaterBrew

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

06-28-2014 16:07:23 | More by DinnerTheaterBrew
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

06-28-2014 10:08:45 | More by jbaker67
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vmdominguez

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-26-2014 02:08:35 | More by vmdominguez
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Spike-likes-beer

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-23-2014 18:50:50 | More by Spike-likes-beer
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MammothTarantula

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

06-23-2014 13:09:48 | More by MammothTarantula
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-22-2014 00:17:51 | More by BarrytheBear
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HeadyTheElder

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-20-2014 02:25:19 | More by HeadyTheElder
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mkdzimiera

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-19-2014 22:01:38 | More by mkdzimiera
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Das Wunderkind! Saison from Jester King Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 461 ratings.