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Das Wunderkind! Saison - Jester King Brewery

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537 Ratings
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Ratings: 537
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 111
Gots: 128 | FT: 9
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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Ratings: 537 | Reviews: 74 | Display Reviews Only:
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2.1/5  rDev -48.1%

ygtbsm94, Oct 15, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -44.4%

phishbone23, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of NeverSettle
2.5/5  rDev -38.3%

NeverSettle, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of Alieniloquium
3/5  rDev -25.9%

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Very light pale yellow. Hazy. Big white head.

Smell - Light lemon. Light oak. Some wheat and acidity.

Taste - Light and wheaty. Mild tartness. Citrusy lemon flavor. Musty and mild sweetness in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Very light. Well carbonated.

Overall - Had this next to Clara and it didn't compare. Lighter in flavor and complexity.

Alieniloquium, Sep 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

Longhorn08, Sep 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

Westyn, Jul 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

melissajtai, Sep 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

Mykey259, Jul 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

ChanceK, Sep 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

brez8791, Jul 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

bark, Jul 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

Pesci, Jun 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

n2185, Feb 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

McNazz, Jul 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

DustinSWB, Oct 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

Zbeetleman, Jul 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

ajs4bd, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of TBoneJones
3.35/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Very hazy apricot look. Little carbonation to see through the unfiltered body. Small head does fade away.
Smells like the funk I had hoped it would! Leather, sour citrus rinds (apple), some perfume.
Whoa sour and tasty, barnyard herbs, sour white grapes, vanilla, oak, acidic but nearing a vinegar aspect I wish wasn't so prevalent. Not a fan of sour ales as far as the style goes (this is pretty much my first), but this brewery is interesting to me. Maybe the artwork drew me in. I much prefer their heavier stout, but for what this wild ale is, it's somewhat complex and I still enjoyed trying it.

TBoneJones, May 08, 2013
Photo of champ103
3.35/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On cask at the Hey Merchant in Houston, TX.

A: Pours a cloudy/hazy golden/yellow color. A two finger white head forms with good retention. Light lace is left behind.
S: Up front is a sour and funky twang. Slightly acidic. Plenty of passion fruits, pineapple, and lemon aromas that are nice.
T: Follows the nose with the funk, sourness, and passion fruits. Though seems to be lacking . Nothing in the finish, and just feels empty. Needs more "umpth".
M/D: A light body and carbonation Pretty watery and thin. Easy to drink. I can put a few away if I wanted to.

This is almost a great funky/tart Saison. Not there yet. Very enjoyable, especially with the low alcohol. Though not among the better versions of the style IMO. Still very nice and worth a try.

champ103, Feb 16, 2012
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3.4/5  rDev -16%

Jdehulsters, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of Clonies720
3.44/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jester King Das Wunderkind! Sour saison. 750ml bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden honey color. Off-white head.

Aroma: Tart and funky. Starts off with freshly cut lemons and then turns to floral perfume-like. Light fruits such as green apple.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Does not taste like any sour I've had before. It's very thin and watery in the mouthfeel. You can hardly taste the sourness, or the saison characteristics that well. Lightly carbonated.

Overall: Very quaffable for a sour. Could use a slightly higher carbonation to give it a crisper mouthfeel. Was expecting a bit more taste-wise judging from the aroma, but all in all 8.5/10 and quite refreshing.

Clonies720, Apr 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

SmellsofMahagony, Mar 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Moses_Malone, Jun 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

BuckTuckian, Mar 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Makebelieve81, Jan 06, 2014
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Das Wunderkind! Saison from Jester King Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 537 ratings.