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Le Petit Prince Farmhouse Table Beer - Jester King Brewery

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Reviews: 97
Hads: 564
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 28
Gots: 105 | FT: 9
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Jester King Brewery visit their website
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 Sammy
3.85/5  rDev 0%
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. (256 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
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. (580 characters)

Photo of metter98
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
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. (612 characters)

Photo of Thorpe429
4/5  rDev +3.9%
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. (1,153 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
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. (1,247 characters)

Photo of brentk56
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
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 (416 characters)

Photo of BEERchitect
3.36/5  rDev -12.7%
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. (1,698 characters)

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
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. (460 characters)

Photo of biboergosum
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
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... (1,404 characters)

Photo of emerge077
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
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 (613 characters)

Photo of nickfl
4.27/5  rDev +10.9%
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. (315 characters)

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.85/5  rDev 0%

Jester King Brewery "Le Petit Prince"
25.4 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, no apparent freshness date.
$9.49 @ Whole Foods, Plymouth Meeting, PA

Appearance: Very hazy yellow gold body beneath a short head of creamy bright white foam. The head retention is very good and the lacing is excellent.

Aroma: Malty sweet with a distinct note of sugar. Floral and gently herbal. Quite welcoming!

Mouthfeel: Light to light-medium in body, and gently effervescent. Smooth and velvety across the tongue.

Flavor: Yeast is dominant with an actual "yeast" flavor and mineral-like chalkiness. The thin maltiness reflects the aroma, delivering a grainy malt peppered with grassy hops. The sugar found in the nose is present but not nearly as big and bright. Spiciness balances it but I'm not sure where that's coming from, yeast or hops? Or both, perhaps? A note of lemon hangs in the background, but it's not tart. Rather, it finishes surprisingly dry given the sugariness of the aroma, with lingering notes of lemon, chalky mineral, generic spice, and grassy hops.

Overall: For a beer of just 2.9% alcohol by volume it's got a fairly full flavor. As I was tasting it I imagined pairing it with softer Indian dishes such as Paneer Butter Masala or Chicken in Cashew Saffron Gravy. It could easily work with grilled foods as well, or as a contrasting item. I wish there was a touch more malt, but I think it serves a purpose if you want to cut down on your alcohol intake. (1,459 characters)

Photo of jlindros
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
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. (1,377 characters)

Photo of mactrail
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
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. (735 characters)

Photo of Slatetank
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
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 (651 characters)

Photo of kojevergas
3.46/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.75

Batch #9/10. March 2013. 2.9% ABV confirmed per the label. FG: 1.002. IBU: 30. Brewed with noble hops. Refrigerated since I purchased it last week at me local HEB Grocery. 1 pint 9.4 fl oz brown glass bottle with bizarre label art and branded pressure cap served into a Spaten stangenglas in me gaff in low altitude Austin, Texas. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given the brewery's reputation as well as the premise; I'd like to see more table beers in the world. Reviewed as a farmhouse ale because it identifies as a "farmhouse table beer" on the label.

I really do love the creative art on the actual cap; there's a lot of attention to detail there and it's fun.

Served cold - straight from me fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as I pour.

Pours a five finger wide head of white colour. It's a bit on the thin side. Not much creaminess. Not frothy at all. Complexion is soft but weak. Some scattered soapy lacing sticks to the sides of the stange as the head recedes. Head retention is good - about 6 minutes, but frankly that's not too difficult to accomplish at a paltry 2.9% ABV.

Body colour is a clear pale copper meets straw yellow. Surprisingly clear, actually, as though filtered - strange for a farmhouse ale. Actually looks like a pilsner. No yeast particles are visible.

I'm a bit taken aback by the clarity given the style, but it looks pretty standard otherwise. There's nothing unique or special about it, but I don't notice any overt flaws.

Sm: Clean barley, clean straw, grains, cereals, crisp saaz hops, spring water, and an edge of funky brettanomyces yeast (present predominantly on the back end). Has a light biscuity character as well. I also get pilsner malts, some light crackery malts, and a kiss of white pepper. No alcohol is detectable.

A pleasant clean aroma of mild strength with a decent amount going on. I'm excited to try it, but I'm worried it may be watery. It certainly doesn't have the complexity and subtlety featured in the aromas of the best beers in the style.

T/Mf: Crackery malts, cereals, grains, pilsner malt, and a bit of munich malt form the lighthearted, approachable foundation. It's certainly refreshing, if a bit understated. The refreshing character comes at the expense of presence on the palate; it lacks a true full body and feels a bit closed off. I get subtle apples notes, a bit of white pepper, clove/allspice (from the yeast), and a light funkiness from the brettanomyces in the late third act and on the finish. Cilantro. A hint of lemongrass. Straw. Some very light floral notes - honeysuckle, perhaps. A bit of clove honey.

Effervescent, crisp, and clean. Smooth and spritzy, with a good dryness/wetness balance - dry enough to coax out the flavours a bit more, yet wet enough to stay refreshing. Good execution on that front. A bit overcarbonated; maybe too many residual sugars were present when bottle re-fermentation began. I'd guess high quality low hardness water was used; the crisp clean feel coupled with the lightly minerally taste is evidence. Luckily, it never feels watery. But it does seem filtered.

The crackery malts coupled with the white pepper are a highlight for me.

As far as hops go, I'd guess Saaz blind. I don't know that I'd say "Noble" broadly. Shows how unrefined my crappy palate. At least no one reads these...

Not oily, harsh, gushed, or boozy - but if I tried it blind I'd probably guess it was about 6-7%.

It's a nicely balanced beer, if a simple one. You won't find much in the way of complexity here - after all, it's a 2.9% table beer - but there's some impressive subtlety. Depth of flavour is below average for the farmhouse style, but very forgivable given they're going for the tafelbier approach. Flavour intensity is also below average. Flavour duration is average.

Dr: Here's where the beer really succeeds. This is a fairly flavourful farmhouse ale you could down all day. It'd be wonderful to pair with lunch (especially on a workday) and would work wonders alongside food. In fact, this may be the perfect universal food-pairing - it's right up there with Estrella Damm. I just wish the price point wasn't so unreasonable compared to the quality. In any case, it's as sessionable as any beer out there, and one could down it by the pitcher if one wished. I'll be recommending this to friends only in specific food-pairing situations. I imagine I'll be getting it again, but not regularly. If the price came down, it'd easily be a fridge mainstay. I like what Jester King went for here. This would be an excellent beer to maybe lure white wine drinkers or non-beer drinkers towards craft beer.

That said, if we're reviewing to style, it has trouble holding a candle to the best saisons/farmhouse ales out there.

High B- (4,837 characters)

Photo of dbrauneis
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a lightly hazy pale golden yellow in color with light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation and hints of lemon yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall bright white head that reduces to a very thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light amounts of bready hops along with a touch of lemon zest. Light to moderate aromas of grassy and spicy hops.

T: Upfront there are light flavors of bready malts along with some very light notes of lemon zest. There are light to moderate flavors of grassy and spicy hops. Light amounts of bitterness (similar to that from Belgian endive or frisee) in the finish that fades rather quickly.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: This is a nice light and very easy to drink - with the lighter flavors, extremely low ABV, and light body I would be able to have this all day long. A completely sessionable beer and a very enjoyable one. (1,008 characters)

Photo of ShanePB
3.29/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to yankeefan287 for sharing this one. Served from the 750 ml bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Fairly hazy light orange golden colored body with a big, fluffy and creamy white head. Nice retention cap along with decent amounts of splotchy lacing.

S: Quite muted but some of the saison-esque spices come through. Pale malts, bread, spicy yeast and that's really about it. No detectable hoppiness.

T: A bit more of a hop presence in the taste which is nice, opening things up. Spices are back along with some bready notes and just a hint of a Belgian yeast flavor. Not overly complex or flavorful but nice.

M: Well carbonated, certainly a light-bodied beer that drinks extremely easily. Refreshing, crisp and clean without anything off in the linger.

This was an all around nice beer to try. I love the lower ABV on this one and the fact that it did have just enough flavor to warrant the low ABV was nice. Not entirely flavorful and a bit watery, but one to try. (969 characters)

Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev -7%
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. (441 characters)

Photo of Gueuzedude
4.53/5  rDev +17.7%
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). (3,088 characters)

Photo of Halcyondays
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle, my bottled listed at 2.9% ABV, 1.027 OG probably lower than Dark Lord's FG, into an Ommegang chalice,

A: Pours a translucent yellow-orange with a small white head. Second pour gets the yeast involved with a witbier look and a more substantial head with excellent lace. Getting the yeast involved also improved the flavour slightly.

S: Orange, honeysuckle, very floral, that farmhouse yeast is working.

T: Yeast nuttiness initially with a good amount of hop character. Earthy, rustic hop flavour - the Goldings, with a great floral finish - the Saaz. It does have some witbier characteristics, but with none of the adjunct character (orange peel). Notes of white pepper throughout. Yeast and hop dominated flavour, the sugar and malt character is minimal.

M: Light-bodied, but this is real beer, don't think light lager. Very refreshing and easy to drink. There's ethanol there, but I never really even felt it throughout the whole 750, 1.2 drinks in the whole bottle, I get it. It's got good overall mouthfeel for being 2.9%, especially when the yeast gets into it.

O: This is a fun beer to try. It does have an American flair, but aside from Avril by Dupont, nobody is making these kinds of farmhouse beers. Slightly better than Avril in my opinion, this is very well made 'light beer'. By my calculations this has 86-90 cal per 12 oz. So-called light beer the way it should be. The only downside is the price. Mid $7s for a 750 makes it tough, but I liked it a lot, for the experience worth a buy. (1,519 characters)

Photo of DoubleJ
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
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. (936 characters)

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.04/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy yellow. Medium white head. Medium collar.

Smell - Yeasty. Light apple aroma. Pale malt.

Taste - Slight apple. Yeast. Pale malt. Slightly bitter and grainy.

Mouthfeel - Very light. Well carbonated.

Overall - Kinda bland. (282 characters)

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a nicwe light orangish color color with good carbonation leaving a small white cap, good amount of bubbles, lacing present

S: Very light grain, some grassiness and light citrus esters.

T: A nice light grain and yeast note to it. Some light citrus, grass and a light tooastiness meet a small pinch of clove or pepper. FInish is rather dry, sordove seltzer"ish"

M: Light bodied, well carbonated, easy drinking table beer,

O: A pretty decent representation of the style. Would drink again. (502 characters)

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4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
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. (520 characters)

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Le Petit Prince Farmhouse Table Beer from Jester King Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.