Das Wunderkind! Saison - Jester King Brewery
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4/5 rDev -1.5%
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.
04-22-2014 01:56:26 | More by gcamparone
4.09/5 rDev +0.7%
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.
03-25-2014 01:21:03 | More by Jonada
4.1/5 rDev +1%
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.
03-24-2014 23:24:44 | More by WarEagleJeep
4.11/5 rDev +1.2%
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!
03-17-2014 02:56:47 | More by emerge077
3.68/5 rDev -9.4%
Poured a bottle of Blend #5 April 2013 into a tulip glass...Thanks to WTKeene
This one pours a hazy orange-amber color with a bone white head that dissipates leaving just wisps of foam around the glass. The aroma is of tart apples. It has kind of just the one note. The taste is crisp and dry with hints of apple and just a touch of sourness and then a oaky dryness. There is just a touch of bitterness at the finish. There is a nice light effervescence. It is lively and crisp while being creamy. A really great mouthfeel.
This is definitely not your typical saison, but I like it. I wish I had another bottle to try in some warmer weather.
03-11-2014 22:36:18 | More by Levich
Das Wunderkind! Saison from Jester King Brewery
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