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Das Wunderkind! Saison - Jester King Brewery

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623 Ratings
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Ratings: 623
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 8.91%
Wants: 117
Gots: 146 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-28-2011

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.
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Photo of Gunch52
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MenardMa
3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kuges
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mikepcarney
4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of narwhal
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle. Pours light hazy yellow. Smell isn't hugely strong, but has nice tart notes. Good level of carbonation. The real highlight is the degree of sour on the taste, which I think is just perfect. Not overpowering but yet strongly present in fore & after tastes. A solid saison & definitely one I will drink again.

Photo of JGlitz87
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChicagoNick
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brewqueno
2.88/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Skunky smell but ok taste... 1st not so good one from JK.

Photo of kylehay2004
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AgentMunky
4.46/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Served in a massive snifter at the brewery during Austin Beer Week. From notes. Reviewed 1 November 2014.

A: Hazy with light head.

S: Tart and soft and delightful.

T: See smell. Hints of nice fruit. Long finish. Delightful. It makes me smile.

M: Crisp and nice. So drinkable.

O: Phenomenal sour. Highly recommended.

Photo of skinny_mcginley
4.49/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Musineer
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MNishCT77
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz. on tap in the brewery's indoor tasting station on Sat., 12/27/2014, unknown brewing/packaging dates, poured into a large bottom wine glass, drank over 30-45 minutes

Photo of ZenBiscuits
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Norseman
3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rimbimhoot
3.56/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Most recent batch, earthy, very light tartness, wheat, Brett

Photo of sjccmd
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy golden yellow. Large frothy white head with some large bubbles leaving decent lacing.

Earthy grassy aroma with chamomile and spicy fruity hops. Distinct tropical fruit brett character along with classic earthy and farmy notes.

Following the aroma but with toasty malts and a slight tartness. Citrus and tropical fruit. Super dry with a firm bitterness.

High carbonation, dry, tart, and with some tannins.

Lots of flavors going on but still quite drinkable thanks to the dryness. Earthy and tropical notes from the mixed ferment are quite unique.

Photo of IPAchris
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of d_kizzle
3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boston_Steve
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DerekMorgan
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of williamjbauer
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gkoz
4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Das Wunderkind! Saison from Jester King Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 623 ratings.