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Das Wunderkind! Saison - Jester King Brewery

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Das Wunderkind! SaisonDas Wunderkind! Saison

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522 Ratings
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Ratings: 522
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 8.87%
Wants: 109
Gots: 120 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +17%

cam12, Apr 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

mklisz, Apr 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

HumuloneRed, Apr 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

MarkyMOD, Apr 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

emottram, Apr 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

ldhughes3, Apr 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

jforeman, Apr 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

thatoneguymike, Apr 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

ThatsThatDude, Apr 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

dtomes, Apr 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

tswater, Apr 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Cynic-ale, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of Jonada
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Jonada, Mar 25, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

WarEagleJeep, Mar 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

mpayne5, Mar 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

stephensinner, Mar 17, 2014
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4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

emerge077, Mar 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

halo913, Mar 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

BAsbill, Mar 12, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Levich, Mar 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Lare453, Mar 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

largadeer, Mar 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

BuckTuckian, Mar 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

ToddHolder, Mar 04, 2014
Das Wunderkind! Saison from Jester King Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 522 ratings.