Le Petit Prince Farmhouse Table Beer - Jester King Brewery
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3.88/5 rDev +5.4%
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.
05-07-2012 02:33:13 | More by inlimbo77
4/5 rDev +8.7%
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.
05-05-2012 00:18:51 | More by brewandbbq
3.98/5 rDev +8.2%
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.
05-03-2012 04:33:01 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.58/5 rDev -2.7%
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.
04-25-2012 06:03:05 | More by Mora2000
4.38/5 rDev +19%
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.
04-23-2012 14:38:40 | More by jmarsh123
4.1/5 rDev +11.4%
A - Pours a cloudy golden-yellow color with a finger of frothy white head atop. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of banana, clove, Belgian yeast, lemon peel, bready malt, with some light citrus and floral hop.
T - Starts off with some lemon peel, spice, Belgian yeast esters, biscuit, and a bit of floral hop. Through the middle, some more yeast and light funk comes through with some citrus hop and a touch of bitterness and more pepper and other spice. The finish is a mix of lemon, belgian yeasts, light funk, floral and citrus hops, and some spices.
M - Light bodied with moderate-plus carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry, lightly funky, and spicy finish.
D - Very drinkable. Great session Saison that is very crisp and clean but still has some great flavor for only 2.9% abv.
04-23-2012 00:21:14 | More by ngeunit1
3.18/5 rDev -13.6%
Bottle purchased at WLV Liquors.
A - Pours a mirky yellow color, white head, thin cap.
S - Bready malts, biscuit, light citrus/spice/hop combo.
T - Pils-like bready malts up front, cracker, light hops, maybe a touch of light tartness in there too. Finish is light hops and wheat.
M - Light body, good carbonation, clean finish.
O - Seemed a bit muted to me, but for 2.8%, I can't really complain about it not being overly complex. For what it is, I enjoyed it but I don't think I'd buy another bottle.
04-20-2012 01:50:29 | More by Sean9689
4.08/5 rDev +10.9%
Slightly hazy light orange color with a solid one finger head that leaves moderate lacing on the glass.
Prominent aroma of citrusy esters punctuated by a meaty spiciness. Flavor is crisp with fruity flavors from the yeast combining with herbal and earthy character from the hops. A lot of flavor for a small beer!
Mouthfeel is light and a bit hollow with a bit of carbonation and prickly hop bitterness livening things up at the finish.
Wow this is a tasty and characterful beer. It is maybe not what one would expect from a 2.8% abv beer. I suspect this is a lot more true to what a traditional saison was like than a lot of native Belgian examples are today. I could totally see downing a bottle of this after a hot sunny day toiling in the farm fields.
04-19-2012 00:03:57 | More by CliffBrake
4.03/5 rDev +9.5%
750 mL bottle, my bottled listed at 2.9% ABV, 1.027 OG probably lower than Dark Lord's FG, into an Ommegang chalice,
A: Pours a translucent yellow-orange with a small white head. Second pour gets the yeast involved with a witbier look and a more substantial head with excellent lace. Getting the yeast involved also improved the flavour slightly.
S: Orange, honeysuckle, very floral, that farmhouse yeast is working.
T: Yeast nuttiness initially with a good amount of hop character. Earthy, rustic hop flavour - the Goldings, with a great floral finish - the Saaz. It does have some witbier characteristics, but with none of the adjunct character (orange peel). Notes of white pepper throughout. Yeast and hop dominated flavour, the sugar and malt character is minimal.
M: Light-bodied, but this is real beer, don't think light lager. Very refreshing and easy to drink. There's ethanol there, but I never really even felt it throughout the whole 750, 1.2 drinks in the whole bottle, I get it. It's got good overall mouthfeel for being 2.9%, especially when the yeast gets into it.
O: This is a fun beer to try. It does have an American flair, but aside from Avril by Dupont, nobody is making these kinds of farmhouse beers. Slightly better than Avril in my opinion, this is very well made 'light beer'. By my calculations this has 86-90 cal per 12 oz. So-called light beer the way it should be. The only downside is the price. Mid $7s for a 750 makes it tough, but I liked it a lot, for the experience worth a buy.
04-10-2012 01:30:48 | More by Halcyondays
3.95/5 rDev +7.3%
Glowing pastel orange in a tulip glass, soapy puff of white foam in the center. Lacing forms in a ring at the top and dwindles away downwards.
Lemon rind and soft wheaty notes, some pepper and fruity esters.
Similar flavors, lemon pepper, slight grassy noble hop bitterness, dry and clean finish. Body is light with medium to low carbonation, it has a dry and creamy feel, but is very light though appropriate considering the low abv. Pretty understated, they really nail the elegance of simplicity with this brew. A touch more fruit or funk would be a welcome addition...
Sounds: Santo & Johnny - Sleep Walk
04-06-2012 02:08:45 | More by emerge077
4.33/5 rDev +17.7%
Appearance: Arrives with a pale straw color and a modest head that leaves a smattering of lace behind
Smell: A bit bready, grassy and lemony
Taste: Bready, up front, with a grassy, lemony pith developing by mid-palate; plenty of balance through the finish
Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation
Overall: Only 2.8% ABV - are you kidding me? I wish beers like this were far more widely available
03-25-2012 22:54:03 | More by brentk56
3.6/5 rDev -2.2%
Attractive light golden amber in the big chalice, slightly hazed. Thin, persistent foam. Actually a nice nose of grain. Tastes lemony, and as someone noted, apple skins.
Faint flavor of malt, but so much better than the industrial light lagers. A rounded flavor, a tart tang, and just a kiss of hops. All together it's pleasant and quite drinkable. It steers between the rocks of over-hopping light beers, and the shoal of insipid sweet swill.
I really pleased to see brewers experimenting with the lower end of the alcohol rainbow. There is an occasion for every kind of beer strength, and this is the most difficult style. Always hoping for good flavor in a light malty beverage. Big bottle from Best Damn Beer Store in San Diego.
03-22-2012 05:59:35 | More by mactrail
4/5 rDev +8.7%
Big thanks to wsnich for getting a few bottles of this out my way. Thanks also to kjkinsey and wagenvolks for ensuring that I'll have an ample supply over the next few weeks.
Served in a Jester King goblet.
Pours a very hazy light golden color with a tall, fizzy white head. Fairly good retention before falling down to a thin white collar with a few spots of lacing on the sides of the glass.
The aroma brings an initial whiff of Saaz hops with some nice floral notes. A bit earthy, with light notes of white pepper and dirt in the background. Impressive amounts of yeast notes for a 2.8% beer. The flavor continues down this path with the Saaz upfront followed by light spice and earth. Some light notes of grain in the background.
The finish is fairly dry and perfectly bitter. Just enough IBUs to leave that back end bitterness and keep me coming back for me. Light body with moderate carbonation. I might go a bit higher on that, though the subtle chewiness is welcoming.
Overall, really a nice beer, especially at this ABV. I'm glad I've got some more for basketball watching and sitting outside as the weather gets increasingly better here.
03-20-2012 16:38:03 | More by Thorpe429
Le Petit Prince Farmhouse Table Beer from Jester King Brewery
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