Le Petit Prince Farmhouse Table Beer - Jester King Brewery
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Reviews by Etan:
4/5 rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at Roscoe Village Pub, in conjunction with WLV for Zwanze 2012.
A: Mellow orange body with a small white head.
S: Very light grain, citrus, and mild yeasty esters. Smells like a somewhat hoppy saison.
T: Mild clove, citrus, cakey, grain in the finish. Slightly sweet yet dry.
M: Light, active carbonation.
O: I was surprised by this beer. It's essentially a dry, low alcohol saison, and it's quite tasty.
Serving type: on-tap
12-02-2012 05:16:44 | More by Etan
More User Reviews:
4.05/5 rDev +9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours a hazy, straw color. Rare color of beer, almost milky in color, but not cloudy. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and slight lacing. Smells of pale malt, sourness, hint of hops, slight sweet malt, hint of wheat, flora aroma, and a hint of spices. Fits the style of a Farmhouse / Saison. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of slight hops, hint of spices, slight citrus (lemon?), pale malt, floral notes, and slight wheat. A yummy, easy-drinking, and refreshing brew.
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2014 23:33:01 | More by Tone
4.24/5 rDev +14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A small, white head on a hazy straw colored body. The aroma is earthy, spicy hops with hay and some stone fruit. Flavors are similar to the aroma but much more subdued. Relatively thick body considering the low ABV. Nicely done, really great aroma and decent flavor profile, fairly flavorful for something so light.
Serving type: bottle
01-20-2014 01:33:29 | More by nickfl
4.31/5 rDev +16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Straight pour from a 25.4oz/750ml pry-off bottle to a teku; batch information is printed above the bar code on the label, indicating this one is from October 1, 2013, making the bottle about three and a half months old (“BATCH #11 – OCT. 1, 2013”). As per the label’s instructions, this bottle was stored cool and upright (well, upright anyway) and chilled for at least 24 hours prior to opening. And it’s being served reasonably close to 50-55ºF (cooler than that at first, to warm up gradually).
Appearance (3.0): A gentle pour yields maybe a finger and a half of bone-white, crackly foam which doesn’t take long to diminish but leaves some film on the surface. The body is a very pale, sunny yellow color that’s solidly hazy but not quite cloudy. There’s not much lacing or retention to speak of, which is disappointing, but everything else is more or less on par for the style and the body is quite pretty.
Smell (4.75): What a fantastic aroma! Earthy and floral in a “barnyard” way, with just a little bit of funk underlying dry straw, fresh-turned dirt, wildflowers, hay, and some rich, musty silage. It’s also got modest amounts of coriander, clove, and white pepper, along with pear juice and a bit of apricot aroma. For such a “small” beer, this smells outstanding.
Taste (4.25): The flavor really showcases the brett: lemon zest, a phenolic funk that falls short of medicinal, mild lactic (yogurt-y) tartness, and more of the musty, earthy tone shown in the nose. The brett’s really clear and prominent, but underneath it is some pale, unmalted grain character (a bit like chewing on raw wheat and oat kernels), as well as some light hops—some fresh-cut grass, light herbal and floral bitterness, and a very floral bitterness in the surprisingly prominent finish. There’s just a very light spice note, mostly showing white pepper. It’s worth noting that the floral bitterness and the tartness of the brett character meld perfectly, elevating both components. It’s really, really boozy, though. (Just kidding you guys, this is 2.9% ABV.)
Mouthfeel (4.5): A tingly carbonation spreads all over and instead of foaming up much at all, it washes out with the very light body and leaving a very nice, dry finish that only accentuates how goddamned easy this is to put back. This is very dry, very light, and very drinkable.
Overall (4.25): It’s not a saison, really, but an exceedingly drinkable table beer with brett—and along those lines, this is crazily good, in my opinion. (It should be noted that I’m judging it, numerically, as a “farmhouse table beer,” rather than as a “saison” as it’s understood to be today.) That’s what Jester King was going for, and on that count they did a real bang-up job here. If you’re interested in a light, tart, absurdly easy to quaff table beer to pair with food, then this is your beer.
Serving type: bottle
01-19-2014 05:02:38 | More by fmccormi
Le Petit Prince Farmhouse Table Beer from Jester King Brewery
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