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Das Wunderkind! Saison - Jester King Brewery

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Das Wunderkind! SaisonDas Wunderkind! Saison

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BA SCORE
90
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609 Ratings
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Ratings: 609
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 8.91%
Wants: 115
Gots: 140 | 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:
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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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Opens with a gush. Pours a hazy golden body filled with carbonation. The beer is topped with a thick fluffy white head.

Has a musty, hay, lemon, peach and sour aroma.

Nice flavor of funk, sour, fruit, and wheat.

Light bodied with a high level of carbonation. Dry.

A great lightweight saison.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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

Served in a snifter.

Thanks to twiggamortis420 for this bottle!

I think we'd all be a lot better off with those kickass goggles... Anyway, this stuff pours a hazy golden topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises flowers, light honeydew, light mandarin orange, very light tangerine, and a healthy amount of wheat. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a mild tartness in the background that most closely resembles a lightly watered-down lemon twist. The body straddles the line between hefty light and light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a solid saison, though one whose sourness exists more on the label than in the beer itself. Still, not bad at all.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is cloudy yellow, with yeast in suspension with minimal head. Nose is full of sourdough, lemon rind, vinegar, and a bit of funk. Taste is light and tart with a bit of sweetness up front and a finish of lemon and tons of acid. Mouthfeel is light and bubbly and fits the beer well. Overall, a clean refreshing brew with nice flavors.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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2.25/5  rDev -44.3%

Photo of twiggamortis420
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle pours a mostly clear gold color with a small white head. Lots of lace but not much retention.

Nose is surprisingly equal parts saison and sour. The grain and yeast are pleasantly prevalent. Peach, white grapes, honeydew melon and dough. Light tartness.

The base saison is quite impressive - light, grainy and yeasty. If you want a super sour beer though, this is not the beer you seek. The sourness is noticeable, but it is light and delicate. Too light for an expensive 4.5% sour, at least for my wallet. Its a really nice beer, but I just wish it was more sour, either that or less expensive. Mouthfeel is really nice, the carbonation is superfine and the base saison could hang with many of the better saisons from Belgium.

Das Wunderkind! Saison from Jester King Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 609 ratings.