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Le Petit Prince Farmhouse Table Beer - Jester King Brewery

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83
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438 Ratings
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Ratings: 438
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.32%
Wants: 24
Gots: 66 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  2.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A clear and simple expression of the delicate interplay between noble hops and farmhouse yeast. Throughout Northern Europe, light-bodied, well-hopped, low alcohol table beers were often the beverage of choice with all meals at times and in places where the water wasn’t always safe to drink.

(Beer added by: MEsquandoles on 12-03-2011)
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

purdueflyguy, Jan 27, 2013
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Bright golden color, slightly hazed. Nice thin, lacing head. Tangy citrus aromas (tangerines, clementine oranges) mix with fruity esters and faintly musty yeasty notes, atop a bed of fresh-smelling cereal grains, notably wheat. Clean, continental hop profile. Smells fairly lager-like (a la pilsner): well-hopped, clean, light, fresh. Exceptionally clean and light on the palate, with impressions of grain-and-hop tea. Also expect notes of fresh cut grass. The grains give way to an impression of very heavy mineral water and Belgian yeast, including a touch of white pepper. Expect some gentle citrus peel, distinct notes of lemon, and a slightly vinous, green-grape quality, all nicely dried out with a gentle finishing wheat twang tartness. Small beer can be grand! This is a simply beautiful session beer. The smallest of three beers in a series of escalating ABVs: Le Petit Prince (2.9%), Noble King (5.3%) and Mad Meg (9.6%), all brewed with the same base ingredients (malts and hops), essentially scaled up throughout the series. Jester King can make 'em big and they can make 'em small--the small beers are really quite exceptional and what sets them apart--so much flavor packed into sub-4% ABV brews. Fills the niche nicely. Would love to see more breweries taking that kind of gamble and putting out other quality, low-ABV beers.

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The beer pours a very light, slightly hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is full of wheat and oranges, but other than that there is a not a lot going on. The flavor is a little bit more complex. I get some wheat and yeast notes, as well as some orange and lemon characteristics. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation. By the taste you can definitely tell this is a very low alcohol beer, but for what it is, it is not bad at all.

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My continued love affair with Jester King! Le Petit Prince- poured from bottle into JK Farmhouse Glass. Pours a murky golden yellow/orange color. Looks milky and obviously unflitered. Beautiful. Some tight white bubbles on the head, leaves about a finger. Smell- musty breadiness, cracked pepper, fruity esters. Maybe some orange peel/coriander. Taste- a nice tart sweetness on the tip of the tongue, some lemony zest coats the sides of my mouth. cracked pepper on the end. Man, this beer has a ton of flavor for being 2.8%! This is just a great session beer. DING would be proud, and would love this.

lnashsig, Mar 02, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev -4.1%

750ml bottle. Inbreeding, or inter-breeding, or something, inspired the profile imagery on the label, and it's a doozy.

This beer pours a hazy medium golden straw colour, with two fingers of foamy, frothy off-white head, which leaves some rats' nest lace around the glass as it slowly sinks away.

It smells of mild bready, crackery grain, some edgy mineral notes, rather faint earthy yeast, a bit of sour, fruity citrus, and a subtle whiff of coriander and clove spiciness. The taste is pretty sulphuric, in low-vibe chemical tones, with a twist of metallic ore, before some wheaty, bready grain malt pokes through, alongside a decent simmering earthy spiciness, mild apple and citrus salad fruitiness, ethereal yeastiness, and somewhat bitter leafy hops. There may be a sort of un-warming from the surprisingly low ABV.

The carbonation is a tad frizzy, but keeps it on an even enough keel, the body registering on the light side of medium weight, and a little too tacky to be considered outright smooth. It finishes a bit off-dry, the wheaty grain, wafting sulphur, and so-so bitter hops actually working together to get things out the door in order.

A drinkable enough farmhouse ale, if a wee bit on the tame side, but hey, that's the original intent, right? Nice to see the counterpoint to the current tendency of bigger and stronger, where it's just not needed. Now about that creepy-ass label...

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Very fine taste for such low alcohol. Farmhouse shows itself in the finish, wheat is substantive as well. Very nice summer afternoon drinking. Much head, neutral aroma, light toast. Moderate spiciness. Very light bitterness., light lemon. Smooth mouthfeel.

Sammy, Sep 19, 2012
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Le Petit Prince Farmhouse Table Beer from Jester King Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 438 ratings.