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Le Petit Prince Farmhouse Table Beer - Jester King Brewery

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Reviews: 100
Hads: 587
Avg: 3.82
pDev: 31.94%
Wants: 31
Gots: 109 | FT: 9
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Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  2.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MEsquandoles on 12-03-2011

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.
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Photo of 3sheets2wind
4.68/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is the best <3% beer that has ever existed.

The beer has a thick white head and hazy yellow body. Smells like fresh cut grass and horse blankets. Taste is clean and quenching. There is some funk and weirdness that lets you know they used some crazy strong yeast to make this stuff. Does not taste like a low alcohol beer. This has a lot more taste than some 6% IPA's and Saisons I have tried.

Suggest: Mow the lawn or play 18 holes of golf. Sit down in your kitchen and pour a glass of this stuff. Enter Nirvana and become one with the universe.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.57/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a cloudy golden straw in appearance. It has an aroma of funky wet hay contrasted by a light delicate, floral aroma. Wonderfully hopped, but lightly so. Tastes of freshly cut grass, peppery/lemony (verbena?) hops, with a rounded smoothness that makes me think of a wheated (not hefe) beer. Some fresh cut grass comes through on the dry crisp finish, making this one a lawnmower beer in my mind. Simply amazing.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
4.53/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Sampled April 2012
A vigorous pour into my small wine goblet produces an almost three-finger thick, pale, white colored head; and despite its lightness, this leaves some thin, layered lacing on the sides of my glass. The beer is a pale amber / gold hue that shows a clear’ish, pale amber color when held up to the light. The aroma smells of grassy and cracker like grain, backed by a green-ripe fruity character, a touch of herbal notes, perhaps a hint of clean lemon-leaning citrus zest character. The citrus zest hoppy character gets more prominent the more I dig into the aroma, it is almost the dominant note, but it is well balanced by the pale malt / grain character, as well as by a spicy, earthy, slightly musty, fermentation character that nicely perfumes the aroma.

Dry, effervescent, bitting in its bitter / carbonic acid and grassy malt character, but exceedingly characterful for a beer of such low alcohol. Lemon zest notes become a bit more expressive in the second and subsequent sips and there is a firm, biting bitterness that is accentuated by a dried hay like grain / hop character. Earthy spice notes evoke flavors of green coriander, woody straw, and a definite musty, damp wood and cellar like note; these are predominantly phenolic in character, though clearly restrained. There is a really nice hop character to this beer, lots of smooth herbal notes joint the lemon zest notes and there is also a spiciness that is brought out by the fermentation character and the carbonation. The carbonation on this beer is really light for something I would describe as a Saison (but is well carbonated for a standard ale), but it is so light bodied that it still manages to seem quite effervescent and lively. This is very light bodied, but somehow doesn’t seem overly thin or watery; actually given the original gravity, this actually finishes fairly high (probably near 1.004) and does have a noticeable malty chewiness to it, but only if you really consider the strength.

Ridiculously expensive for a beer for a beer of this strength ($9/750ml), having said that, I am quite happy to have paid for this beer, and if these weren’t so ridiculously easy for me to brew I would gladly by it again. Incredibly forward thinking, but yet ancient in concept; this is the first / furthest-reaching, commercial attempt at a full flavored, refreshing, really low alcohol beer. It is something I am particularly fond of in my own brewing practices (though don’t brew consistently enough), and it is nice to find a commercial example / attempt. Having said all this, the closest beer I can think of is Dupont’s Avril, which I enjoy a bit more when it is fresh, but damn, this is quite good too. I could drink a whole lot of this beer and be quite happy for a whole day, or perhaps even a week before I needed something new. I am going to hazard a guess that, for my particular idiosyncrasies, this is going to be the best beer I will ever have from Jester King (it is certainly a great first experience with this brewery & I am happy that I have 5 more of these lined up).

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Photo of goochpunch
4.51/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've had this many times from the bottle, and this is a favorite of mine. First time having it on cask at the brewery.

Pours out a turbid golden color. Kind of like orange juice. I usually try to decant my beers carefully, but somehow the cloudiness in this format did the trick for him. The head brewer had mentioned that this batch had some wild yeast strains or something or other in it, and it definitely comes through in the nose with a big funk. Pale crackery malts and light noble hops round out. Flavor is light, refreshing, dry, and complex in its use of the house yeast and wild yeasts. Mouthfeel on cask is a bit undercarbed for me. I much prefer the mouthfeel from the bottle. I love this beer. I could drink it all day everyday.

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Photo of Sathanas
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Though it is light in alcohol (as was tradition), this saison is big in taste and I would never think this was only 2.9 ABV. Perfect for sipping (or binge-ing) on a hot day.

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Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.42/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had on cask with a pretzel . Terribly drinkable and I could see myself drinking this all day if it were cheaper. Everything is mild with this beer and is comparable to water but turns out with plenty of spiced and yeasty flavors to make it interesting. Mineral quality is great.

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Photo of FosterJM
4.37/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

1130th Review on BA
Bottle to Goblet
750 Ml

Big thanks to lnashsig for this one

App- A straw colored gold with a lemonade yellow and a one finger off white head. Zero cling and only falls to a small pond layer

Smell- Interestingly enough to me this smells like Fantome Saison with a damp, deep, yeasty lemon overtone. Okay but then cut it in 1/4 of that. Super aromatic but a small beer.

Taste- How in the hell?....Lots of flavors and a a bit bigger tasting that that 2.8-2.9% would let on. Peppery, lemon and yeast combine to create a small but well layered saison. I can put my finger on the ending flavor. Tastes a bit soapy but still well done.

Mouth- A lighter medium body with medium carbonation with a good amount of bubbles. Lemons and yeast remain with like the nose a small bit of earthy white pepper.

Drink- For what this is....Amazing simple, crafted and well layered. A great session beer that doesnt drink like it at all. I will be buying this when I see more in CA now that I know its distributed. Thanks again Lee!

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Photo of jmarsh123
4.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to nate8767 for the unique extra. Shared with some friends as the dinner beer before we tackled stout night.

Pours a cloudy gold with a small 2 finger white frothy head and pretty good retention.

Aroma is light and refreshing with a surprising amount of citrus. Belgian yeast, spiciness and some banana come through as well.

Starts off with some banana, lemon peel and a subtle spiciness. Really a ton of flavor for something with such a low ABV. Finishes spicy with some more lemon and a touch of pepper. Just a light funk to it.

Light and crisply carbonated.

A very surprising like for me. I haven't liked many Jester King beers I've tried and my opinion of saisons usually ranges from ok to awful, but this had the good components (lemon, hop spice) without the bad (hay funk, overwhelming pepper). All in all it was light and refreshing and paired very well as a dinner beer.

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Photo of fmccormi
4.32/5  rDev +13.1%
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.

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Photo of elcatan
4.32/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Draught House.

Pours a hazy, pale yellow, with a meniscus of light foam. Smell is a subtle blend of malt, Belgian yeast funk, and grassy hops. the beer looks and smells a lot like Noble King, though the aroma is slightly more subdued. The initial taste is spicy, sour citrus with faint hops. But immediately after, you can tell, somehow, that this is low-alcohol beer (I later read it's 2.8 %). It's as if the alcohol presence was replaced by a clean water sensation. Paradoxically, the beer is not at all watery in the light beer sense. It's a biphasic experience: a flavorful saison, followed by a chaser of glacial melt water in the same sip. It finishes with a graininess that becomes minerally and remains through the aftertaste, like keeping a small,smooth stone in your mouth. Wow. What a totally unique, complex, completely refreshing brew. This would be great to session or enjoy daily with lunch or guzzle after mowing the yard in the summer.

I've never had anything like it and hope to see more brewers finally making great beer at the other end of the alcohol spectrum. Small beer perfection.

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Photo of brentk56
4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Arrives with a pale straw color and a modest head that leaves a smattering of lace behind

Smell: A bit bready, grassy and lemony

Taste: Bready, up front, with a grassy, lemony pith developing by mid-palate; plenty of balance through the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Only 2.8% ABV - are you kidding me? I wish beers like this were far more widely available

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Photo of omnigrits
4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tall goblet.

A. Very hazy pale yellow colour; a white forms but very quickly disappears leaving a rim of small bubbles around the glass.

S. Very citrusy with a distinct lean in the direction of lemons. Some malty grain with underlying floral hops.

T. The lemon really comes through here. For such a low ABV beer they've really packed the flavour in. A slight tartness and maybe even a little sour too. Seriously refreshing.

M. Predictably thin but you can't really fault them for that given the ABV.

O. If this is what they used to drink out in the fields, or at breakfast, or at any time they wanted to quench a thirst without getting drunk, I'm all for it. Once again, Jester King has nailed it.

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Photo of nickfl
4.27/5  rDev +11.8%
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.

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Photo of champ103
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a slightly hazy, but bright and vibrant golden/orange color. A two finger white head forms with good retention. Light lace is left. Love the color on this one.
S: A huge aroma billows out of the bottle as soon as I crack the cap. Dusty, musky basement like funk. Lemony and citrus aromas with some tart apple skins. Very nice.
T: Follows the nose with a nice musty funk, lemon, tart apple skins. Not acidic at all though. Everything is very clean, for a light funky beer (if that makes sense).
M/D: A light body and light carbonation. Though very clean and dry. So easy to drink. I love the low alcohol, and something I can enjoy all day.

This is excellent, and similar to JP Calabaza Blanca. I have been disappointed with some of the newer Jester King releases, but this is spot on. A very good Saison and the low alcohol makes this incredibly enjoyable and accessible.

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Photo of cultclassic89
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bumps to 4.25. Have had this beer numerous times now and either it's getting better every time or my taste buds are just more inclined to this style. Let's go with both.

Last I had was at JK on draft, 9/11/2015.

Light, dry, refreshing, ever so slight lemon tartness that elevates the beer. 2.9% is just icing on the cake.

Have two green bottles stashed away, will pick up more next time I'm there. Probably no need to age it, but we'll see what happens!

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Photo of MEsquandoles
4.19/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

$5 for 15oz stemmed glass at Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery. Released today, Dec 2.

"brewed with pilsner malt, wheat, a touch of Caramunich and acidulated malt, lots of Czech Saaz hops and farmhouse yeast."

Very hazy golden body with a orange tint, with white head fluffy head. Attractive.

Aroma: Impressive for only 2.8%! Aroma of flowers, honeysuckle, peach, tangerine, and kiwi. Some soft white pepper too, the French Saison yeast more than the malt or hops.

Flavor: Follows aromas, but I get the wheat and acid malt a lot more here, especially in the aftertaste - lightly bready, fresh wet grass, lil earthy and tart - yet this beer still seems to be a showcase for their farmhouse yeast (yet relatively clean, no Brett or Lacto).

Smooth but not boring. Great mouthfeel for the ABV.

Dry, extremely drinkable. I love a good session beer; this is almost as impressive as Commercial Suicide. I almost wish it were summer again. I think I might prefer this to the Noble King, which has more going on, but this one is impressive in it's subtlety. Very elegant. Kudos.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

many many thanks to small batch liquors on tennyson for making this happen for me. an absolutely wonderfully unique brew, apparently too low in abv to sell in the state, but not illegal to drink, so here goes magic. pale almost white yellow color, patchy pure white head of big bubbles slowly bursting. hazy as can be. the nose is decidedly fresh jasmine flowers, maybe a hint of lavender, but no perfume, so i say jasmine. insanely floral and i cannot believe its not listed as an ingredient here because its true all the way. funky yeast, saison heavy, not much sour, but some tart. whitest of wheat malts as a base, ultra low dose. the taste is just fantastic too, not as floral as the nose, but every bit as interesting, the yeast just makes it too, so funky and soft on the palate, no acidity either, which shocks me for the degree of funk. layers on lays as it finishes dry and grainy, cereal forward, better than pils, hard to say, but so fresh and yummy. table beer, something i can get behind. very light body of course, mellow feel with the carbonation, and a very clean palate. i want infinity of this. jester king is reinventing some styles right now, and this is brilliant. thanks again to small batch for making this dream a reality.

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Photo of do_ob
4.17/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle into a tulip. Pours an incredibly pale yellow - nearly clear - and settles into a brilliant greenish-yellow/lemon-lime in the glass. Very interesting hues on this beer. A gentle pour initially yielded a thin lacing, which quickly became a 1 finger layer of sticky, snow-white foam upon shifting to a 90 degree pour. Outstanding carbonation that never ends. Light sediment in the bottom of the glass is observed after letting the beer sit for about 5 minutes. By this point, the head had receded back to a thin, but still dense lacing.

Zesty, tart fruit on the nose (lemon and lime mainly) with strong notes of grass, straw/hay, and spice. A modest earthiness is also detected as it warms. The nose on this beer is slightly reminiscent of a traditional witbier, given the grassiness and spice, but more sweet in comparison. Very pleasant.

Upon tasting, I have here a beer that is incredibly light in body, with an intense carbonation. Crisp, clean, refreshing, and as easy to drink as fresh spring water. An inherent creaminess blooms from beneath the carbonation as it warms on the palate. Initially, I detect delicate notes of lemon, lime, pepper, coriander, and grass. A stronger spice sensation is felt middleways and through the finish.

This beer finishes clean and crisp, while exposing a slight malt profile that I wasn't expecting. The aftertaste is that of watered-down lemon juice and bready malt. There is a dryness left behind reminiscent of a white wine of sorts. This is short lived, though. This beer is so drinkable, you're reaching for another sip before you know it.

For what it's worth, I think this beer is grossly underrated. As a modern-day Saison, it might be disappointing to some. But as a traditional European Farmhouse Table Beer, I think it hits the mark flawlessly.

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Photo of Premo88
4.16/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

25.4 oz big bomber bottle poured into tulip

L: yellow, pours into a slight haziness that clears up as you drink it; BIG head of pure white foam stacked on top at least 1.5 inches that is thick, fluffy and sticky; lacing and lacing, all the way down; tons of bubbles popping up in this thing. quite a show.

S: slight banana, hefeweizen style, tart lemons, maybe a hint of spice

T: lemons, grassiness, yeasty finish with little sweetness; tart; clean dry finish; like a dry white wine minus the sweetness

F: all that carbonation is fantastic, helps this light-medium weight brew feel very full

O: tart, clean, dry and as drinkable as anything i've come across -- a perfect summer brew, in fact. it never sweetens out, which seems to fit the style perfectly (though be warned: if you're a malt-head like me and like the sweetness, this doesn't have it).

i love it, especially the 2.9% ABV. big bonus points from me for giving us here in Texas a true session ale.

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Photo of DoubleJ
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

How light can you go? With less than 3% ABV, I have no fear of Le Petit Prince intoxicating me with booze. But there's 750 ml to drink, so why don't we get started and move on to the beer:

It's an unfiltered golden wheat color. Cloudy. The head forms an inch thick on top, retaining pretty well, and creating some quality splashes of white lace. The nose is soft, yet crisp and funky. There are also aromas of grass and lemon. Fsrmhouse light indeed.

Not much of a surprise that the flavor's intensity is light. Yet it is balanced very well, and little flavors of mint, crisp grass, and funk help make this beer very satisfying to drink. It's light bodied, but not "light" as it watery, it feels to have a little meat on its bones. Call it "lean". Peasantly crisp and refreshing.

It isn't often you find a table beer in the US. Le Petit Prince is one of those rare finds, and it's a good beer, not just a beer to drink at mealtime.

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Photo of FondueVoodoo
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Big thanks to hoppypocket for sending us this brew in another great trade.

A: Pours a very pale hay colour with a few fingers of white head leaving plenty of lacing along the sides of the glass. Streams of champagne like bubbles continuously stream to the top.

S: Fresh and grainy wet hay with pale rock sugar malts. Background notes of barnyard funkiness, lemon peel and yeasty champagne. Barnyard notes become more forward as it warms.

T: Dry and chalky minerals, white grapes, yeasty bread with background of lemon peel, funkiness and white pepper.

M: Dry and chalky, similar to champagne. Medium to high carbonation. Clean and refreshing.

O: Clean, refreshing and dry, this beer shows you can create a perfect low alcohol beer without sacrificing flavour. Definitely recommend and would love to get another bottle.

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Photo of ngeunit1
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a cloudy golden-yellow color with a finger of frothy white head atop. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of banana, clove, Belgian yeast, lemon peel, bready malt, with some light citrus and floral hop.

T - Starts off with some lemon peel, spice, Belgian yeast esters, biscuit, and a bit of floral hop. Through the middle, some more yeast and light funk comes through with some citrus hop and a touch of bitterness and more pepper and other spice. The finish is a mix of lemon, belgian yeasts, light funk, floral and citrus hops, and some spices.

M - Light bodied with moderate-plus carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry, lightly funky, and spicy finish.

D - Very drinkable. Great session Saison that is very crisp and clean but still has some great flavor for only 2.9% abv.

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Photo of CliffBrake
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy light orange color with a solid one finger head that leaves moderate lacing on the glass.

Prominent aroma of citrusy esters punctuated by a meaty spiciness. Flavor is crisp with fruity flavors from the yeast combining with herbal and earthy character from the hops. A lot of flavor for a small beer!

Mouthfeel is light and a bit hollow with a bit of carbonation and prickly hop bitterness livening things up at the finish.

Wow this is a tasty and characterful beer. It is maybe not what one would expect from a 2.8% abv beer. I suspect this is a lot more true to what a traditional saison was like than a lot of native Belgian examples are today. I could totally see downing a bottle of this after a hot sunny day toiling in the farm fields.

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Photo of chocosushi
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served at 58* in Melbourne Bros Stemware
A ~ Pours gold w/ carbonation delicate & superfine like a cross between Saison & Pils. Decent lace. Very bright & alluring.

S ~ Pilsner malt sticks out smelling nice & crackery...dry.
Light orange-y citrus w/ nice field-flower notes. Rustic Wheat Bread & proofing dough.

T ~ Candied lemon peel over a palette of stonefruits & very crisp, cracker-y malt. White pepper on the dry finish w/ Hops reminding me of candied orange & apricot. The yeast is showcased very elegantly & allows one to focus. Before I knew it, the beer was gone.

M ~ Beautiful interplay between spice, fruit esters, yeast presence, & the faint malt-backbone. Balanced, dry, & satiating.

D ~ Bravo. My favorite Jester King beer to date. The use of EKG & Saaz worked wonders over the light malt backdrop & farmhouse yeast that this brewery works so well with. Must try.
Thanks David!

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Photo of AdvocateFan
4.07/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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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Le Petit Prince Farmhouse Table Beer from Jester King Brewery
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