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Le Petit Prince Farmhouse Table Beer - Jester King Brewery

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384 Ratings
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Ratings: 384
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.97%
Wants: 23
Gots: 55 | 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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bluejacket74

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle. Served in a tulip-like glass, the beer pours a hazy straw gold color with an inch and a half white head (after a slow pour). Head retention is excellent, and there's a lot of lacing. The brew smells like wheat/grainy malt, yeast, peppery spice, grassy hops, and some lemon peel. Taste is pretty much just like the aroma, there's some nice light tartness in this brew, along with the grainy/yeasty flavors. Mouthfeel/body is light, it's easy to drink and quite refreshing. It's also well carbonated. I'd certainly buy this again in the future. $7.99 a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2013 23:55:31 | More by bluejacket74
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Brew33

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

06-12-2013 23:49:55 | More by Brew33
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rdooley

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

06-08-2013 18:17:27 | More by rdooley
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GrindFatherBob

New York

4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

06-06-2013 19:00:44 | More by GrindFatherBob
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BlackBelt5112203

Michigan

3.96/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a tulip at cellar temperature.

L – Cloudy pale gold color with a 3-finger bubbly, rocky, white head. Great retention and some nice lacing.

S – Grainy and bready malt and wheat, prominent lemongrass, peppery and coriander yeast, and just a bit of Brett musty funk. It smells very light and crisp.

T – Follows the nose pretty closely. It starts off with sweet bready, cereal-like malt and wheat and picks up a mildly tart lemon flavor as the taste progresses. At the finish, there’s mild spicy, earthy, and floral hop bitterness. There's not much funk here except for maybe the slightest hint at the very finish. Tasty.

F – Light-bodied, great carbonation, a crisp and somewhat creamy mouthfeel, and an earthy, slightly bitter, and moderately dry finish. Earthy and mildly spicy hop bitterness lingers for a few seconds.

O – This is an interesting beer. It has one of the lowest ABVs I’ve ever seen at 2.9% but it still manages to hold up in the aroma and taste department. Of course the beer is drinkable as hell with the low ABV, but the creamy mouthfeel shows that it’s not just carbonated water. This really is the ultimate summer session beer: low ABV, bready and citrusy aroma and flavor, crisp and creamy mouthfeel, and enough yeast to add some complexity. Jester King deserves a lot of credit for making a beer worth drinking at this strength.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2013 02:36:50 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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jasonycurtis

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +8.1%

06-05-2013 00:14:49 | More by jasonycurtis
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bozodogbreath

Indiana

4/5  rDev +8.1%

06-03-2013 14:07:07 | More by bozodogbreath
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wtkphoto

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.1%

06-01-2013 21:13:37 | More by wtkphoto
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J_Dub

Texas

3/5  rDev -18.9%

06-01-2013 20:01:14 | More by J_Dub
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Plonk

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

05-29-2013 17:54:49 | More by Plonk
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ilikebeer03

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

05-27-2013 19:49:14 | More by ilikebeer03
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raffy313

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

05-26-2013 17:33:04 | More by raffy313
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pauldevay

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.1%

05-21-2013 18:43:21 | More by pauldevay
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htdoerge

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

05-15-2013 02:18:21 | More by htdoerge
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Bonko_the_sane

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

05-12-2013 18:39:54 | More by Bonko_the_sane
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

05-12-2013 14:50:25 | More by Whiskeydeez
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NateMac13

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

05-11-2013 22:20:49 | More by NateMac13
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Compton25

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

05-10-2013 17:55:41 | More by Compton25
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justforrazors

Missouri

2.25/5  rDev -39.2%

05-10-2013 01:20:30 | More by justforrazors
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Brewsephus

Massachusetts

3.06/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Poured from a 750ml bottle into tulip glass

A- Pours a 2 finger, bright white, lacy head. Golden, straw colored. Small/Medium carbonation bubbles. Head lasts for approx 1 min, much lacing.

S- Macintosh apples, fresh honey, a little funk but very slight.

T-Crisp, light, dry. A little barnyard character on the finish, but tastes remarkably like seltzer water. Very subdued bitterness. Watered down Pilsner qualities.

M- A little thin. I didn't expect much body from a 2.9% beer, but this seems to be purposefully subdued. It would be great to go with crepes on a dry hot afternoon on a patio overlooking the bustle of a city.

O- I think this beer has a place, for sure. Is that place only on a picnic in the summer-time? Maybe. Difficult to "get-into" because it doesn't offer a lot. It's like a beige wall. It's not meant to stand out, but the room would feel too plain if it was "just white". I don't hate it, but I would caution anyone looking for something in this beer, other than "wet".

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2013 21:37:42 | More by Brewsephus
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czfreeman

Michigan

4/5  rDev +8.1%

05-07-2013 11:17:07 | More by czfreeman
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BigBarley

Texas

3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy bright straw color, with a fizzy white head. Good retention for the ABV.

Aroma is similar to a weaker pilsner. Not very aromatic, but pleasant. Nice noble hops with a very slight funk and a clear dry smell.

Tastes like a pilsner that's been watered down and taken on some wild yeast. Good noble hop flavor, nice hint of the wild yeast. Pretty much delivers whats promised.

Mouthfeel is light and refreshing, but the carbonation and yeast lend to it's body enough to separate it from something totally watery.

I would drink this again if in a very very specific mood. I'm glad it exists as an example of an old tradition, and it delivers on its promises.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 15:58:17 | More by BigBarley
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thampel09

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

04-23-2013 19:16:27 | More by thampel09
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mattafett

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-21-2013 23:28:02 | More by mattafett
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

3.86/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Three fingers worthy of big airy pure white colored head that displays excellent retention... Once settled there is a full layer of rich creamy lacing... The color is a vibrant golden yellow... Mostly still with a couple of stray carbonation bubbles...

S - A very lively whimsical nose... Lemon zest... Big whiffs of apple and honey to start... Belgian yeast is next... Then some strong straw and grass notes... A very light funkiness permeates as well... Some pear mixed in too... Very pleasant and spot on for the style... Excellent aroma...

T - Loaded with lemon zest... Lots of grassy notes... Some light floral notes as well... A slight noble hop presence... There is a Belgian yeast component throughout as well... Very tasty...

M - On the lighter side of medium bodied... Lively carbonation... Spry... Has a good little bite... A little bit on the thin side... Goes down easily sip after sip...

D - Insanely quaffable... Insanely sessionable... Loaded with flavor and character - much more than expected given the sub 3% ABV... I could enjoy this all day long... This beer accompanies food very well... Very versatile... Highly recommended to lovers of both Saisons and session brews as this is a stellar example of both... I can't wait to try some more Jester King Offerings...

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 22:02:39 | More by philbe311
Le Petit Prince Farmhouse Table Beer from Jester King Brewery
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