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Le Petit Prince Farmhouse Table Beer | Jester King Brewery

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Le Petit Prince Farmhouse Table BeerLe Petit Prince Farmhouse Table Beer
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Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery
Texas, United States | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 2.90%

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.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.05/5  rDev +6%
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.

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Photo of Tone
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

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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 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 avalon07
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a pale yellow color and a cloudy texture. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Not much lacing.

S: A surprisingly sweet, fruity, funky aroma.

T: Tasted of lemon, the saison barnyard funk, a little pepper, hops, and a little yeast. This doesn't really taste like a saison to me. It almost has more in common with a pale ale than anything else. Still, a light and refreshing flavor.

M: An average amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Light-bodied.

O: Not your typical saison. I'm not sure what to make of it. Not bad, but not brilliant either. Drinkable nonetheless.

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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 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 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 kojevergas
3.46/5  rDev -9.4%
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-

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Photo of JGlitz87
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: cloudly golden color. Solid white head that does not stick for long. Leaves a good amount of lacing down the side of the glass.

S: Light, crisp and piney.

T: Very refreshing. Not too strong of a flavor, but the delicate hints of yeast and hops provide a beer that would be perfect for a hot sweaty day.

F: High level of carbonation, light bodied.

O: For a table beer this is great. Nothing special, but a solid beer that is highly drinkable.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.01/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

poured into Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Cloudy yellow bodied beer with 2 fingers of white head. Head drops to a thin cap. Spotted lacing. A tuck load of sediment from the bottom of the bottle. Probably should not have poured the last few ounces of the beer from the bottle to keep the yeast in the bottle.

Smell: Wheat malts. Light hops that are herbal, earthy, and woody. Light yeast notes. Touch of lemon tartness.

Taste: Opens up with a slight lemon tartness. straw and cracker malts. Light hops that are mildly bitter. Hops notes are floral, earthy, and maybe some tropical fruits. All the flavors are balanced nicely nothing over powers the other flavors.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Crisp and refreshing. Slightly dry. Super drinkable and sturdy paired with food. Had some brats with this beer and the beer holds its flavor very well.

Overall: Nice table beer by Jester King. Its my first beer that I have drank from this brewery and it was enjoyable beer when its drank right out of the fridge and cold. Drink this beer cold at the recommended serving temperature of 50-55 farenhiet. Trust me dont let this beer warm up to much. As it warms the flavors become very yeasty and farily "plasticy" funky in a bad way; those flavors are not very enjoyable to me.

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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 DavoleBomb
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip.

3.75 A: Well hazed yellow brown color. Big pillowy off-white head. Retention is good and a decent amount of lacing is left.

3.75 S: Grainy herbalness, flowers, dry woodiness. Grassy, hay, a touch of lemon, and earthy hoppiness.

4.0 T: Like the nose, but better. Layers of herbs and flowers. Woody with grass and hay. Earthy hops, lemon peel, and maybe a hint of apple.

3.75 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Light creaminess and super smooth.

3.75 D: Tasty and super drinkable.

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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 JMScowcroft
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Jester King Brewery, Le Petit Prince Farmhouse Table Beer, poured into a Craftgeer snifter.

First off I will say I was a little put off by the fact that this was 2.9%, but if you continue on and simply judge it by its merits, there is more to it than the ABV, though I do agree with the vast majority that such a low alcohol content can somewhat detract from the overall flavor of a brew.

Look - Pours a yeasty golden orange with a medium sized soapy head that dissipates quickly but leaves considerable lacing.

Smell - Fruity, sweet, and slightly yeast sour. This aspect is where you see the downside to the low concentration of ingredients, there is barely anything there, but what it does provide is still appetizing.

Taste - Light but hearty enough in flavor. A slightly tart and refreshing coating here. Not much funk, almost like an American lager here.

Mouthfeel - Quite crisp and refreshing. Obviously not boozy and exceptionally sessionable and drinkable. I think the brew shines here because it seems like this was the intention, and I think they did a good job at that aspect.

Overall - Somehow this brew tastes like it is up in the 5% range but it isn't, which is what you would expect from a well done session-type brew. That means it doesn't have the booziness but it does have the feel in the mouth of a higher abv brew. This was a good brew but I understand why for some it would not be there thing. Worth a shot if you want to try something different.

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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 GPHarris
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a - poured a long-lasting two-fingers thick off-white and fluffy head into a tulip glass. the body was a bubbly straw gold color.
s - floral hops, yeasty, some honey sweetness.
t - grainy and bready with a hint of lemon tartness.
m - slick and thin but to be expected.
o - refreshing beer and very interesting, especially for a 2.9% beer.

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

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Photo of BlackBelt5112203
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

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Photo of Brewsephus
3.13/5  rDev -18.1%
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".

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Photo of BigBarley
3.61/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

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Photo of philbe311
3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
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...

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Photo of metter98
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

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3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

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4.07/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pretty good table beer. Served with a nice off white head that lasts all the way down. Coldor is a hazy golden amber. Aroma is yeast, fruit, malt. Flavor's distinctively dry, yeast bitter with a bit of hop, and carbonic tang. Body is crisp and good cairbonation. Finish is like flavor, refreshing and, perhaps a bit too dry for me right now, but great at the table.

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Le Petit Prince Farmhouse Table Beer from Jester King Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.