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Le Petit Prince Farmhouse Table Beer - Jester King Brewery

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395 Ratings
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Ratings: 395
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.97%
Wants: 23
Gots: 61 | FT: 3
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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2012 12:58:27 | More by Sammy
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

10-17-2012 01:52:16 | More by t0rin0
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2.9% per the label.

Pours a murky honey orange-yellow with a 1 inch foamy white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, yeast, and some slight pepper/spice notes. Taste is pretty much the same but is a bit watery in the middle. There is a noticeable hop presence with each sip that quickly fades from the palate. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer and I am quite impressed that it clocks in at only 2.9% ABV for the way it drinks.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2012 04:33:01 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

08-19-2012 00:40:04 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to wsnich for getting a few bottles of this out my way. Thanks also to kjkinsey and wagenvolks for ensuring that I'll have an ample supply over the next few weeks.

Served in a Jester King goblet.

Pours a very hazy light golden color with a tall, fizzy white head. Fairly good retention before falling down to a thin white collar with a few spots of lacing on the sides of the glass.

The aroma brings an initial whiff of Saaz hops with some nice floral notes. A bit earthy, with light notes of white pepper and dirt in the background. Impressive amounts of yeast notes for a 2.8% beer. The flavor continues down this path with the Saaz upfront followed by light spice and earth. Some light notes of grain in the background.

The finish is fairly dry and perfectly bitter. Just enough IBUs to leave that back end bitterness and keep me coming back for me. Light body with moderate carbonation. I might go a bit higher on that, though the subtle chewiness is welcoming.

Overall, really a nice beer, especially at this ABV. I'm glad I've got some more for basketball watching and sitting outside as the weather gets increasingly better here.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2012 16:38:03 | More by Thorpe429
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metter98

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is relatively clear light yellow in color and has a very low amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that died down but never completely faded away.
S: Light to moderate aromas of grassy and spicy hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has hints of bready malts along with a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light-bodied (but not watery) and slightly crisp and dry on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is nice and easy to drink and the light dryness and bitterness would cut particular well with a meal.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 20:48:05 | More by metter98
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +17%
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

Serving type: on-tap

03-25-2012 22:54:03 | More by brentk56
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4.04/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a light dirt yellow color ale with a super huge slightly off-white foamy head with good retention and some excellent lacing. Aroma of funky yeast notes with light rustic notes and light peppery notes. Taste is a refreshing mix of rustic malt with a pinch of lemon and some light peppery yeast with a light dry funky finish. Body is quite full with good carbonation. This is exactly like the farmhouse ale must have tasted like in my imagination.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2014 02:35:31 | More by Phyl21ca
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.38/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Fit for long lasting sessions, spicy foods, delicate foods, or warm weather consuption, Le Petite Prince is a celebration of all things small.

Medium straw in color and with a yeasty Belgian haze, the beer simply looks like saison. From its rich lathery white head to its firm retention and elaborate lace, The beer carries the farmhouse aesthetics to perfection. Note that the second pour from the bottle delivers significantly more yeast sediment than the first.

Quite sulfury to the nose, the combined scent of matches, eggs, and burning coal come to mind with a strong earthen undertow. Dried fruit zest of limes and apples emerge from the pungent sulfur notes. Peppery in balance, the perfumy notes of coriander and white pepper edges out the sulfur note after the beer breathes a bit.

Slight on sweetness, the dry wheat taste rounds out the vegimite-rich taste of yeast. The zesty taste from dehydrated lemons and apples offers a mildly acidic balance just ahead of a finish of pepper and baking soda. The soft spices both yeast and coriander additions accompany the light yet broad bitterness from hops.

Very light in body, the spritzy effervescence springs the beer from the tongue and ushers in a quick and dry finish. Perhaps a bit thin in the middle, the beer reminds my palate of seltzer or mineral water.

It's somewhat dangerous for a brewery to roll out with such a low gravity beer. While it's easy to recognize refreshment, drinkability, and crispness; it's also easy to recognize flaws- the high sulfur character and minerally taste/texture has absolutely no place to hide.

Does anyone else find the label character to be quite perverse? Feel like I need to cleanse myself.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2012 03:33:17 | More by BEERchitect
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

08-19-2012 14:16:09 | More by acurtis
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.1%

03-11-2012 03:22:52 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.1%

02-13-2012 13:00:13 | More by Texasfan549
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

01-20-2014 01:27:22 | More by kylehay2004
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GRG1313

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

08-30-2013 12:07:06 | More by GRG1313
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emerge077

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Glowing pastel orange in a tulip glass, soapy puff of white foam in the center. Lacing forms in a ring at the top and dwindles away downwards.

Lemon rind and soft wheaty notes, some pepper and fruity esters.

Similar flavors, lemon pepper, slight grassy noble hop bitterness, dry and clean finish. Body is light with medium to low carbonation, it has a dry and creamy feel, but is very light though appropriate considering the low abv. Pretty understated, they really nail the elegance of simplicity with this brew. A touch more fruit or funk would be a welcome addition...

Sounds: Santo & Johnny - Sleep Walk

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 02:08:45 | More by emerge077
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

06-26-2012 21:26:47 | More by JAHMUR
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largadeer

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

12-30-2013 05:31:08 | More by largadeer
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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...

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2012 23:55:48 | More by biboergosum
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nickfl

Florida

4.24/5  rDev +14.6%
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
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jester King Le Petit Prince

Appearance -resplendent golden w/ light haze and thick sudsy white cap lace sticks thickly bead is tight and appearance is beautiful overAll
Aroma - a smell of light herbal hops and wheat with slight tea and mild eArthy yeast notes
Mouthfeel-a gentle malt and slight creamy yeast w/ a moderate carbonation level with gentle bitterness and semi dry finish

T-taste of this is lemongrass and green tea w/ a light toasted wheat and mild grass element and slight lemon candy edge with nice dry yeast taste in the finish

Overall- a wonderful table beer very crisp and drinkable with a high value and great example of the style

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2013 15:02:06 | More by Slatetank
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks a bunch to ApostleBrewing for getting this for me to try it before it disappears. Had to try it right away as I'm curious of a 2.8%abv saison.

Pours a light fizzy head that reaches 1/2 finger before quelling back quickly, light lacing, super hazy straw lemony tangerine orange color.

Nose has straw malts, light lactose like, earthy farmhouse dust, cereal grains, soggy hay, hint lemony, fruity, touch of ester, wheat, and very light spices, very light hints if floral hops, hint gose like.

Taste is light feeling but full of flavor, light toasty straw malts, hint of gose like salt, wet hay not in a bad way, light creamy wheat with touch of spices, nice floral slight grassy hops, fruity flavors with light lemon grass, some earthy farmhouse saison flavors but not a lot. Finish is bone dry nice bitterness coming through with more grassy hops lingering, and light lemon grass, hay malts, and light saison lingering.

Mouth is lighter bodied, creamy, lighter but decent carb.

Overall nice but not quite what I expected, the very light bodied and lack of overall feel make it seem like something is missing although it is full of flavor, nice malts, hops, and long but dry finish. Extremely drinkable so if it wasn't too expensive I wouldn't mind having this from time to time, but I tend to like my saisons big and bold, with tons of farmhouse characters and body.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2012 23:56:06 | More by jlindros
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Mora2000

Texas

3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2012 06:03:05 | More by Mora2000
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SocalKicks

California

3/5  rDev -18.9%

10-06-2012 05:13:25 | More by SocalKicks
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.18/5  rDev +13%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2013 02:36:16 | More by StonedTrippin
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mactrail

Washington

3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Attractive light golden amber in the big chalice, slightly hazed. Thin, persistent foam. Actually a nice nose of grain. Tastes lemony, and as someone noted, apple skins.

Faint flavor of malt, but so much better than the industrial light lagers. A rounded flavor, a tart tang, and just a kiss of hops. All together it's pleasant and quite drinkable. It steers between the rocks of over-hopping light beers, and the shoal of insipid sweet swill.

I really pleased to see brewers experimenting with the lower end of the alcohol rainbow. There is an occasion for every kind of beer strength, and this is the most difficult style. Always hoping for good flavor in a light malty beverage. Big bottle from Best Damn Beer Store in San Diego.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2012 05:59:35 | More by mactrail
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Le Petit Prince Farmhouse Table Beer from Jester King Brewery
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