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Das Wunderkind! Saison - Jester King Brewery

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573 Ratings
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Ratings: 573
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 112
Gots: 126 | FT: 10
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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3.71/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Deep golden with amber highlights. Honestly the color reminds me of apple juice. Thin layer of minuscule bright white head. A bit hazy with very vibrant carbonation bubbles throughout. I get pears,apples ,earthiness,and peppery notes with an overall sweetness in the aroma. Mouth is highly carbonated,crisp,and refreshing. The front of the palate is sweet with pears and green apples. I get a bit of tartness in the finish from the souring bacteria which is a good contrast.

Franziskaner, Jan 18, 2014
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Photo of angrybabboon
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this beer

Consumed 12/11/13

Appearance: Medium orange with some gold and honey tones - hazy, lightly cloudy - pours with a medium cap, fades to a few wisps - leaves some nice lacing

Smell: Very aromatic and decidedly Jester King - some really nice funky notes - some citrus (orange, grapefruit) and some tropical notes - a ton of wood, and some nice, earthy aromas - some other light fruits, with some light malts in the background

Taste: Nicely funky flavors and some tropical highlights - some grass and straw notes - some orange and grapefruit - vaguely tropical fruits - some tartness, and some earthy sourness - musty, damp, lactic - floral, with a ton of wood - some pale malts as well - finishes pretty clean

Mouthfeel: Medium body, nicely carbonated, smooth, clean

Overall: Das Jester King consistency

This beer probably would be mind-blowing if I haven't had any barrel-aged Jester King beers in the past. But I have. This is very similar to some other (great) Jester Kings beers. Some nice funk, fruit, and wood flavors. Great stuff, even if it reminds me of other beers.

angrybabboon, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to tofuspeedstar for the bottle. Split with angrybabboon.

Appearance: Hazed goldish orange peach. Small bright-white head. Drops to a tiny cap and small bubbly collar. Splotches of lacing.

Smell: Jester King yeast. Woody, earthy, a touch dirty, and some minty touches. Layers of funky barnyard. Damp and musty. Grass, hay, and flower petals. A touch of sour, the complete concoction - lacto, pedio, brett, offers a complimentary backbone. Peach, wood, some lingering pine bitterness. Nicely hopped. Some grapefruit rind and juice. Slightly bready with some dough. Light cracker snap. Slight peppery esters.

Taste: Pear and yeast. Earthy and decidedly floral. Some esters, banana and a soft peppery spiciness. A touch of peach and apple skin. A touch of dough and bread. Pale malt sweetness. Slightly tart, with hints of lacto, pedio, and mostly brett. A touch of white wine and grape skin. Surprisingly clean. Hay, grass, and a touch of lemon. A very faint touch of oak. A bit more aggressively hopped than other Jester King saisons/sours.

Mouthfeel: Relatively light body with a medium to high carbonation. A touch dry on the finish with an overall crisp feel. Nice and clean.

Overall: Children are our future, but maybe not this child.

Very similar to other Jester King saisons with a touch of sour and an assertive dry-hop. The house yeast is delightful, so that's cool.

Goblinmunkey7, Dec 12, 2013
Das Wunderkind! Saison from Jester King Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 573 ratings.