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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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Ratings: 439
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.32%
Wants: 24
Gots: 66 | 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:
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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Photo of snpub540
3.05/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a very pale orange hue with a tiny white head that lays across the the top of the beer. Very small amount of lacing.

Smell is of hay, noble hops, and some earthy yeast.

Taste is a mild spicy ness like black pepper with a small amount of malt flavor to hold it all together. It is crisp and dry but slightly watered down.

Mouthfeel is very thin but you can drink goblets of this all day. It is a tasty beer that you can drink in quantity. I think I will have to pick up a couple more of these for my summer drinking.

snpub540, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of SHODriver
3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: pours a light and cloudy yellow with a finger of white head that recedes to a small mat
S: smells of funk, pale malt, lemon zest, spicy yeast and a bit fruity
T: very delicate flavors with some peppery spice, pale malt, slight citrusy zest, and a tinge of floral hop. seltzer water taste on the swallow with a bit more funky pale malt flavor on the finish
M: light and crisp with a moderate but soft carbonation
O: a nice beer with good complexity. Very drinkable and enjoyable

SHODriver, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle poured into a glass resembling the one on the label.

The beer is a hazy gold with a fluffy bubbly head that falls down fairly quickly.

Some nice grass and earthy funk with some lemon.

More of the earthy, grassy, and lemon from the nose.

Light bodied, crisp, watery, and dry.

It packs a lot more flavor and aroma than expected of such a low abv beer. Worth a try.

MattSweatshirt, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of dbossman
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Slightly hazy; pale golden hue with a thin cream-colored head; lacing is good

S: Grainy, slightly fruity; subtle and obviously not that complex but still smells quite delicious

T: Delicate with light citrus; grassy, grainy, citrusy, mmm

F: Nicely carbonated and creamy with a touch of burn from the zesty carbonation

O: This is a solid, really drinkable beer--it's not crazy and there isn't a ton of complexity and yet this still is a really nice beer

dbossman, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of DaveHack
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

DaveHack, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of UTCengOwl
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

UTCengOwl, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of kew
4/5  rDev +8.7%

kew, May 20, 2012
Photo of cdwil
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

cdwil, May 20, 2012
Photo of cosmonick
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

cosmonick, May 20, 2012
Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to kevin123 for this bottle...

A: Pours a nice cloudy light golden hay. There is about a half finger of head that settles quickly. A thin white ring is left along the edges of the beer, but there is little to no lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose is light malt, earthy grass, and slight funk. I'm picking up a slight banana note, but it's very subtle. It has way more going on than I would have imagined for a beer of only 2.8%.

T: It's really light. Damn. Super light. The initial hit is some light funk mixed with some bitters. The flavors shift off the palate and it becomes really watery. I suppose this is to be expected with such a low abv. The finish brings on some of the lingering funk, but it's really mild.

M: Light bodied beer is an understatement. It's crisp, clean, and a bit funky. Nothing lingering or coating.

O: This beer is really interesting. I've never had a "table beer" before. The flavors in this are nice, but it's just so damn watery. It's like I'm not even drinking a beer at all. Overall it's solid, but it's not something I'd want to drink again. However, I'm very happy to have tried it.

trxxpaxxs, May 18, 2012
Photo of channels321
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

channels321, May 15, 2012
Photo of chocosushi
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served at 58* in Melbourne Bros Stemware
A ~ Pours gold w/ carbonation delicate & superfine like a cross between Saison & Pils. Decent lace. Very bright & alluring.

S ~ Pilsner malt sticks out smelling nice & crackery...dry.
Light orange-y citrus w/ nice field-flower notes. Rustic Wheat Bread & proofing dough.

T ~ Candied lemon peel over a palette of stonefruits & very crisp, cracker-y malt. White pepper on the dry finish w/ Hops reminding me of candied orange & apricot. The yeast is showcased very elegantly & allows one to focus. Before I knew it, the beer was gone.

M ~ Beautiful interplay between spice, fruit esters, yeast presence, & the faint malt-backbone. Balanced, dry, & satiating.

D ~ Bravo. My favorite Jester King beer to date. The use of EKG & Saaz worked wonders over the light malt backdrop & farmhouse yeast that this brewery works so well with. Must try.
Thanks David!

chocosushi, May 13, 2012
Photo of Ted
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Ted, May 13, 2012
Photo of jlindros
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

jlindros, May 11, 2012
Photo of metalgdog
4/5  rDev +8.7%

metalgdog, May 09, 2012
Photo of inlimbo77
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle. No dating information. Poured into a white wine stemmed glass.

A: Pours a pretty hazy yellow color. I get a full finger of fluffy white head. Very nicely carbonated. I don't get tons of lacing, but there is some.

S: I get that Farmhouse yeast. Light grassy notes. Bright light citrus notes. Lemon and some pepper.

T: It's a really nice sip. Crisp, grassy hop bite on the tip of the tongue. Very light. Almost a light Saison DuPont character. Grassy hops and citrus. Finish isn't as dry as a full Saison though.

M: Very light bodied with nice carbonation.

inlimbo77, May 07, 2012
Photo of sliverX
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

sliverX, May 06, 2012
Photo of brewandbbq
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle.

Pours hazy gold with a two inch head of white. Plenty of broken ropes of lacing and a solid skim coat on the surface for the duration.

Cut grass, wet hay, spicy yeast, and a wheaty twang leads off the nose. Apples, cloves, and pepper dust follow through.

Light bodied with a crisp, thinnish, but prickly mouthfeel.

Biscuity wheat, lemon-spritzed grass, bitter greens, and a citric bite starts the palate. Appleskins and a hint of grapefruit zest follows through.

Finishes bone dry with some lingering bitterness and a spicy, lemony snap.

Tasty beer. The hopping and zesty, estery snap of the yeast really make this 2.9% beer highly drinkable and certainly not boring.

brewandbbq, May 05, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

UCLABrewN84, May 03, 2012
Photo of jheezee
4/5  rDev +8.7%

jheezee, May 01, 2012
Photo of Phoenix2443
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Phoenix2443, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of lvoutlawjlh
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

lvoutlawjlh, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of BruceBruce
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

BruceBruce, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

Mora2000, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of jmarsh123
4.38/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to nate8767 for the unique extra. Shared with some friends as the dinner beer before we tackled stout night.

Pours a cloudy gold with a small 2 finger white frothy head and pretty good retention.

Aroma is light and refreshing with a surprising amount of citrus. Belgian yeast, spiciness and some banana come through as well.

Starts off with some banana, lemon peel and a subtle spiciness. Really a ton of flavor for something with such a low ABV. Finishes spicy with some more lemon and a touch of pepper. Just a light funk to it.

Light and crisply carbonated.

A very surprising like for me. I haven't liked many Jester King beers I've tried and my opinion of saisons usually ranges from ok to awful, but this had the good components (lemon, hop spice) without the bad (hay funk, overwhelming pepper). All in all it was light and refreshing and paired very well as a dinner beer.

jmarsh123, Apr 23, 2012
Le Petit Prince Farmhouse Table Beer from Jester King Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 439 ratings.