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Das Wunderkind! Saison - Jester King Brewery

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Das Wunderkind! SaisonDas Wunderkind! Saison

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497 Ratings
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Ratings: 497
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 8.62%
Wants: 106
Gots: 111 | FT: 7
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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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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tmzl

Slovenia

3.85/5  rDev -5.2%

Look: Pours with huge, creamy, medium sized bubbles, light off-white head. Fast, good retention with sticky lacing coming down. Creamy, very thin, thick layer stays on top, leaves lots of lacing. Very cloudy, dark yellow with light orange hue.

Smell: Light to medium lemon, apple sour. Subtle, but fine leather funk - makes it warm and fuzzy. Fresh cut grass, bit of hay, also some light tropical feel.

Taste: Starts with light lactic sour, goes to very light, bread (and light burned crust) middle, missing a bit of malt character here, but ends with a pleasant and satisfying finish - light noble hop bitterness with medium sour. Funk goes down a bit, but more pineapple and some medicinal notes.

Mouthfeel: Light body, crisp and dry - very fresh.

Overall: Light and fresh, complex enough, too bad its too expensive for a go-to beer on a hot summer day - that would be it's perfect niche.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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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
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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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Das Wunderkind! Saison from Jester King Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 497 ratings.