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Le Petit Prince Farmhouse Table Beer - Jester King Brewery

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83
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400 Ratings
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Ratings: 400
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.28%
Wants: 24
Gots: 61 | FT: 4
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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GreatBloomer

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

03-18-2012 18:49:59 | More by GreatBloomer
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MattU

Texas

2.73/5  rDev -26%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Before I get into this review I want to start by saying I REALLY wanted to like this beer. I've had low alcohol session beers that I have enjoyed before. My review is not from "not getting" this beer.

App- pours a one finger white head that disappears immediately. Pale straw color, slightly hazy.

Smell- fruity yeast (lemon peel, overripe pears) bubblegum, touch of spice. Not discerning much hop character. Slight vegetal aroma too (DMS?) almost corn like.

Taste- Fruity yeast (same notes as in aroma) and.... That's about it. A touch of malt-sweetness and a light cracker like character. I get that DMS vegetal thing at the finish. Very light and dull/muted characters. Not really picking out any hop character or really any hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel- thin and slightly watery. High carbonation slightly burns (think like a coca cola out of the can). Instead of filling the beer out, the high carbonation comes off as abrasive.

Overall- I don't hate this beer. From reading the description I was expecting something with some noticeable but not domineering hop character (like pilsner urquell on a good day). Instead everything in the beer is rather dull and muted.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2012 23:46:28 | More by MattU
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duff247

Texas

3/5  rDev -18.7%

03-12-2012 22:14:52 | More by duff247
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.4%

03-11-2012 03:22:52 | More by kjkinsey
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FosterJM

California

4.4/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

1130th Review on BA
Bottle to Goblet
750 Ml

Big thanks to lnashsig for this one

App- A straw colored gold with a lemonade yellow and a one finger off white head. Zero cling and only falls to a small pond layer

Smell- Interestingly enough to me this smells like Fantome Saison with a damp, deep, yeasty lemon overtone. Okay but then cut it in 1/4 of that. Super aromatic but a small beer.

Taste- How in the hell?....Lots of flavors and a a bit bigger tasting that that 2.8-2.9% would let on. Peppery, lemon and yeast combine to create a small but well layered saison. I can put my finger on the ending flavor. Tastes a bit soapy but still well done.

Mouth- A lighter medium body with medium carbonation with a good amount of bubbles. Lemons and yeast remain with like the nose a small bit of earthy white pepper.

Drink- For what this is....Amazing simple, crafted and well layered. A great session beer that doesnt drink like it at all. I will be buying this when I see more in CA now that I know its distributed. Thanks again Lee!

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2012 00:48:23 | More by FosterJM
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illidurit

California

3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 bottle poured into a German liter mug. Nice hazy gold with a fluffy off-white head. Aroma shows a lot of wheat character: plenty of banana and vanilla along with light citrus. Flavor is very robust for the alcohol content. Simple dynamic of banana pith, yeast, and a bitter and slightly metallic noble hop note. It’s honestly a little more German than Belgian to my palate. As far as low alcohol beers go, you’d have a hard time finding one that tastes as ’normal’ as this. Kind of like a light hefe.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 04:05:01 | More by illidurit
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monitorpop

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

03-09-2012 10:57:15 | More by monitorpop
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bbadger

Texas

3/5  rDev -18.7%

03-09-2012 01:40:29 | More by bbadger
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champ103

Texas

4.23/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a slightly hazy, but bright and vibrant golden/orange color. A two finger white head forms with good retention. Light lace is left. Love the color on this one.
S: A huge aroma billows out of the bottle as soon as I crack the cap. Dusty, musky basement like funk. Lemony and citrus aromas with some tart apple skins. Very nice.
T: Follows the nose with a nice musty funk, lemon, tart apple skins. Not acidic at all though. Everything is very clean, for a light funky beer (if that makes sense).
M/D: A light body and light carbonation. Though very clean and dry. So easy to drink. I love the low alcohol, and something I can enjoy all day.

This is excellent, and similar to JP Calabaza Blanca. I have been disappointed with some of the newer Jester King releases, but this is spot on. A very good Saison and the low alcohol makes this incredibly enjoyable and accessible.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2012 22:08:52 | More by champ103
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Joshgonzales79

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.4%

03-08-2012 03:37:30 | More by Joshgonzales79
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omnigrits

Texas

4.33/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tall goblet.

A. Very hazy pale yellow colour; a white forms but very quickly disappears leaving a rim of small bubbles around the glass.

S. Very citrusy with a distinct lean in the direction of lemons. Some malty grain with underlying floral hops.

T. The lemon really comes through here. For such a low ABV beer they've really packed the flavour in. A slight tartness and maybe even a little sour too. Seriously refreshing.

M. Predictably thin but you can't really fault them for that given the ABV.

O. If this is what they used to drink out in the fields, or at breakfast, or at any time they wanted to quench a thirst without getting drunk, I'm all for it. Once again, Jester King has nailed it.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2012 00:31:29 | More by omnigrits
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TheRealDBCooper

Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands

4/5  rDev +8.4%

03-05-2012 05:05:53 | More by TheRealDBCooper
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Fitzmke

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.4%

03-04-2012 21:01:42 | More by Fitzmke
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Duvel tulip, brilliant light golden color, pretty clear too. Medium dense head that thinned to bubbles across the surface after a couple minutes.

Amazing hop aroma, very floral with a hint of lemon/citrus. Pretty surprising from such a low ABV beer.

Clean tasting, slight breadiness from the malts, nice but a bit too thin, but that's the low ABV. This was a quenching beer that made me want to keep drinking more of it.

Feel is on the thin side, but again, considering the ABV, not surprising. Ultimately, I doubt this beer is for everyone, but for a beer that you can drink all day long, it's pretty good. Way, way too expensive though.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2012 20:16:57 | More by drummermattie02
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lnashsig

Texas

3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My continued love affair with Jester King! Le Petit Prince- poured from bottle into JK Farmhouse Glass. Pours a murky golden yellow/orange color. Looks milky and obviously unflitered. Beautiful. Some tight white bubbles on the head, leaves about a finger. Smell- musty breadiness, cracked pepper, fruity esters. Maybe some orange peel/coriander. Taste- a nice tart sweetness on the tip of the tongue, some lemony zest coats the sides of my mouth. cracked pepper on the end. Man, this beer has a ton of flavor for being 2.8%! This is just a great session beer. DING would be proud, and would love this.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2012 23:51:02 | More by lnashsig
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AdvocateFan

Texas

4.05/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bright golden color, slightly hazed. Nice thin, lacing head. Tangy citrus aromas (tangerines, clementine oranges) mix with fruity esters and faintly musty yeasty notes, atop a bed of fresh-smelling cereal grains, notably wheat. Clean, continental hop profile. Smells fairly lager-like (a la pilsner): well-hopped, clean, light, fresh. Exceptionally clean and light on the palate, with impressions of grain-and-hop tea. Also expect notes of fresh cut grass. The grains give way to an impression of very heavy mineral water and Belgian yeast, including a touch of white pepper. Expect some gentle citrus peel, distinct notes of lemon, and a slightly vinous, green-grape quality, all nicely dried out with a gentle finishing wheat twang tartness. Small beer can be grand! This is a simply beautiful session beer. The smallest of three beers in a series of escalating ABVs: Le Petit Prince (2.9%), Noble King (5.3%) and Mad Meg (9.6%), all brewed with the same base ingredients (malts and hops), essentially scaled up throughout the series. Jester King can make 'em big and they can make 'em small--the small beers are really quite exceptional and what sets them apart--so much flavor packed into sub-4% ABV brews. Fills the niche nicely. Would love to see more breweries taking that kind of gamble and putting out other quality, low-ABV beers.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2012 07:25:37 | More by AdvocateFan
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wagenvolks

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into a Jester King snifter. Listed at 2.9% ABV.

Le Petit Prince--coincidentally released for the first time in bottles at the same time as Noble King.Gorgeous pour with a bright goldenrod hue that transitions to the color of lemon flesh when held in the light. Head is...well, "petite", but stubborn and slowly diminishes to a wisp of foam and a ring of bone-white bubbles. Nice lacing to boot.

Aroma is amazingly full and decadent for a sub-3% ABV beer. Grainy cereal malts with notes of bread crust and wheat. Hops and yeast combine to treat the nose to a zesty blend of lemon and pineapple, both tart and slightly sweet at the same time.

Crisp body greets the tongue with cereal grains and tangy hops that leave a hint of lingering bitterness on the tongue. Grassy, herbal, and almost minty flavors blend with a tinge of yeastiness on each sip. Prince's body is thin (hah), but has enough heft that it drinks with the mouthfeel of a 4-5% beer with ease. Light carbonation with a dry finish. All in all, another solid bottle release from Jester King. Brings a whole new meaning to "session beer", and I have a sneaking suspicion this might be made from the second runnings of Thrash Metal...

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2012 03:53:59 | More by wagenvolks
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elcatan

Texas

4.35/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Draught House.

Pours a hazy, pale yellow, with a meniscus of light foam. Smell is a subtle blend of malt, Belgian yeast funk, and grassy hops. the beer looks and smells a lot like Noble King, though the aroma is slightly more subdued. The initial taste is spicy, sour citrus with faint hops. But immediately after, you can tell, somehow, that this is low-alcohol beer (I later read it's 2.8 %). It's as if the alcohol presence was replaced by a clean water sensation. Paradoxically, the beer is not at all watery in the light beer sense. It's a biphasic experience: a flavorful saison, followed by a chaser of glacial melt water in the same sip. It finishes with a graininess that becomes minerally and remains through the aftertaste, like keeping a small,smooth stone in your mouth. Wow. What a totally unique, complex, completely refreshing brew. This would be great to session or enjoy daily with lunch or guzzle after mowing the yard in the summer.

I've never had anything like it and hope to see more brewers finally making great beer at the other end of the alcohol spectrum. Small beer perfection.

Serving type: on-tap

02-27-2012 04:56:30 | More by elcatan
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amcmaho1

New Mexico

4/5  rDev +8.4%

02-20-2012 19:56:44 | More by amcmaho1
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.4%

02-13-2012 13:00:13 | More by Texasfan549
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ckeegan04

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.4%

01-29-2012 22:22:05 | More by ckeegan04
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husker1985

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.4%

01-22-2012 21:15:21 | More by husker1985
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elNopalero

Texas

4.58/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a cloudy golden straw in appearance. It has an aroma of funky wet hay contrasted by a light delicate, floral aroma. Wonderfully hopped, but lightly so. Tastes of freshly cut grass, peppery/lemony (verbena?) hops, with a rounded smoothness that makes me think of a wheated (not hefe) beer. Some fresh cut grass comes through on the dry crisp finish, making this one a lawnmower beer in my mind. Simply amazing.

Serving type: on-tap

12-24-2011 03:18:57 | More by elNopalero
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BrutalSusan

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +22%

12-15-2011 10:00:11 | More by BrutalSusan
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MEsquandoles

Texas

4.18/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

$5 for 15oz stemmed glass at Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery. Released today, Dec 2.

"brewed with pilsner malt, wheat, a touch of Caramunich and acidulated malt, lots of Czech Saaz hops and farmhouse yeast."

Very hazy golden body with a orange tint, with white head fluffy head. Attractive.

Aroma: Impressive for only 2.8%! Aroma of flowers, honeysuckle, peach, tangerine, and kiwi. Some soft white pepper too, the French Saison yeast more than the malt or hops.

Flavor: Follows aromas, but I get the wheat and acid malt a lot more here, especially in the aftertaste - lightly bready, fresh wet grass, lil earthy and tart - yet this beer still seems to be a showcase for their farmhouse yeast (yet relatively clean, no Brett or Lacto).

Smooth but not boring. Great mouthfeel for the ABV.

Dry, extremely drinkable. I love a good session beer; this is almost as impressive as Commercial Suicide. I almost wish it were summer again. I think I might prefer this to the Noble King, which has more going on, but this one is impressive in it's subtlety. Very elegant. Kudos.

Serving type: on-tap

12-03-2011 04:02:28 | More by MEsquandoles
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Le Petit Prince Farmhouse Table Beer from Jester King Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 400 ratings.