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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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496 Ratings
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Ratings: 496
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.04%
Wants: 23
Gots: 90 | FT: 7
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:
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 HuskyinPDX
3.01/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle opened on 9.19.12.

A - Pours a cloudy, pale light orange with a two inch off-white head with good retention.

S - Light malt, hay, yeast.

T - A watered down saison, very subtle flavors of malt and Belgian yeast.

D - Very thin body and lots of carbonation.

O - Smells nice, but just so light there isn't much going on.

Photo of Delta9v2
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of coreyfmcdonald
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Sammy
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

Photo of Tiernan
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of melissajtai
2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Photo of Cablejelly
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.36/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Holland
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of nh2032
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of bum732
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of Robeerto89
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of videofrog
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Phelps
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle provided by ottovon, into a tulip. A session beer with saison yeast and noble hops.

Cloudy apricot in color, nearly opaque. Big, fluffy head of translucent off-white foam becomes a soapy top layer with some splotches on the walls.

Light and bright aroma. Some sweet wheat, spicy and floral hops, a touch of pear.

Like a saison lite. A touch of musty grain, subtle pear, a little pepper, touch of banana. Lingering mango notes after the swallow, but a mostly dry finish.

Medium-light body, smooth. Moderate carbonation, a good amount of fizz as it moves. Clean and light; refreshing.

Flavorful for a very light brew. Refreshing and thirst-quenching.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Le Petit Prince Farmhouse Table Beer from Jester King Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 496 ratings.