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Das Wunderkind! Saison - Jester King Brewery

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Ratings: 517
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 107
Gots: 114 | FT: 8
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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5/5  rDev +23.5%

shoky01, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

bentwookie, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

andilane, Jun 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

Phoenix2443, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of EGreen
4.91/5  rDev +21.2%

Aromas scream of funky saison spiciness, lemon grass, sour apple cider. Flavors of lemon tartness, hay, mild biscuit, and a distinct mild hops finish. Very crisp, wonderful tartness, and awesome funkiness. At 4.5% it is easily something that can be enjoyed all night

EGreen, Jun 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

tvl89, Jun 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

cfrobrew, Oct 11, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Beer_lover89, Aug 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

cam12, Apr 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

trebbates, Apr 08, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Dirty25, Jul 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

bsuedekum, Apr 28, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

htdoerge, May 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

RochefortChris, Sep 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Techichi, Dec 21, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

ctwinne, Aug 14, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

gpawned, Feb 04, 2013
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4.7/5  rDev +16%

750 ml bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A- Golden yellow with a massive pure white head. Large bubbles give way to very fine effervescent bubbles. A light haze is apparent, but doesn't take away from the appearance.

S- Pollen, lemon stand, fresh cut grass, wheat, lemon sherbert.

T- A little tang, some definite funk; it's not overwhelming, but nicely plays into the body of the beer. Lemon, sage, white pepper, sweet orange peel. Bitterness is present but hides behind the farmhouse characteristics. Really exceptional summer flavor profile.

M- Super effervescent, but not over done. The extra carbonation helps to make this beer feel light and airy, allowing all the flavors to dance on your palate. Doesn't taste thin, as some in this style can sometimes be. This beer really relies on it's exceptional farmhouse character, without being gimmicky. Lovely.

O- I am in love with this beer. It's something I could drink everyday. At 4.5% it is superbly sessionable. This is something that all American Farmhouse brewers should strive to be more like. Balance is the key here.

Brewsephus, Jun 14, 2013
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4.63/5  rDev +14.3%

This was fantastic. Poured a dark golden cidery-straw color. Limited carbonation, just a few bubbles lingering around. Big citrusy aroma, reminiscent of citron or lemon zest. Wonderfully tart flavor that just goes on for days. Pucker up and pour me one more! Another great sour from Jester King.

elNopalero, Feb 13, 2012
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4.55/5  rDev +12.3%

Bottle says 4.5% ABV. Golden yellow and a bit cloudy, not the most attractive beer, thin white head subsides to a ring of larger bubbles.

Smell is fantastic, earthy brett and a hint of lemon peel and peach.

Tastes very sour, floral and dry. A bit of saison spiciness.

Carbonation is very good, and this beer feels more substantial than the ABV suggests. Jester King has done good with this one - probably the best sour I've had from a TX brewery.

drummermattie02, Feb 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

UWBadgerFan4Life, Jul 20, 2013
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Das Wunderkind! Saison from Jester King Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 517 ratings.