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Le Petit Prince Farmhouse Table Beer - Jester King Brewery

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very good

104 Reviews
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Reviews: 104
Hads: 599
Avg: 3.82
pDev: 31.94%
Wants: 31
Gots: 110 | FT: 9
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Jester King Brewery
Texas, United States | website

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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Reviews: 104 | Hads: 599
Photo of beerrock
3.41/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

Jester King should be the king of small beer's, this beer has a very soft mouthfeel and sexy aroma that is hard to put into words. The hop aroma wasn't overpowering and the taste was awesome for a table beer. The price point is crazy at $7.99 for a 750ml, it's worth every dime and then some.

Great job.

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Photo of IronDjinn
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a 750 ml brown bottle. Pours out a hazed straw hue, fluffy white head that slowly settles to a thick cap with sticky lacing.

Clean mild citrusy aroma, soft wheat with some tame sharp yeast.

Soft wheat accompanied by soft citrus zest up front in the flavour, along with a mild acidic yeasty zip.

Mouthfeel is equally soft as the flavour, light-bodied with a smooth texture and light spritzy carbonation.

When trying to sum this up the first word that pops into mind is pleasant. It's a pleasant little beer that is meant to be easy drinking and quenching without being bland, and it accomplishes that quite well.

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Photo of Etan
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Roscoe Village Pub, in conjunction with WLV for Zwanze 2012.

A: Mellow orange body with a small white head.

S: Very light grain, citrus, and mild yeasty esters. Smells like a somewhat hoppy saison.

T: Mild clove, citrus, cakey, grain in the finish. Slightly sweet yet dry.

M: Light, active carbonation.

O: I was surprised by this beer. It's essentially a dry, low alcohol saison, and it's quite tasty.

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Photo of tlazaroff
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Barnyard funk mixed with that special belgian yeast character. I get a touch of alcohol which is odd because this is the session beer to end all session beer. It opens up the senses though, and I like that.

Pale straw in color with a touch of haze and a crisp white head that provides good lacing. Very aesthetically pleasing.

On the palate it's quite simple, but well constructed. Cereal grains, fresh cut grass, and a flower patch. Carbonation is quite high, and a light body to boot. Its perfect for summertime because it's not very warming. Something nice and refreshing to sit down under the sun and relax with a nice "little" book.

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Photo of grittybrews
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bonus points for an awesome label. Poured a hazy gold with a finger of bright white head. Mild aroma of banana and light spice.

Ample carbonation and a light, creamy mouthfeel. Lots of wheat up front with a hint of fruity esters and a touch of spice on the tail end.

Full-flavored and supremely easy-drinking. Refreshing and tasty...really enjoyed this one and wish there were more like it.

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Photo of starkmarvelo
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jester King Le Petit Prince

Pours a hazy straw color. Effervescent champagne like head with a lot of carbonation in the glass.
Sour grape tartness and funk in the smell.
Taste is great. A bit of funk, a touch of hops and a bunch o bubbles. Very good for 2.9% ABV. Drank the whole bottle without a buzz. This would make a great thirst quencher in the summer.

Buy again.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle. Inbreeding, or inter-breeding, or something, inspired the profile imagery on the label, and it's a doozy.

This beer pours a hazy medium golden straw colour, with two fingers of foamy, frothy off-white head, which leaves some rats' nest lace around the glass as it slowly sinks away.

It smells of mild bready, crackery grain, some edgy mineral notes, rather faint earthy yeast, a bit of sour, fruity citrus, and a subtle whiff of coriander and clove spiciness. The taste is pretty sulphuric, in low-vibe chemical tones, with a twist of metallic ore, before some wheaty, bready grain malt pokes through, alongside a decent simmering earthy spiciness, mild apple and citrus salad fruitiness, ethereal yeastiness, and somewhat bitter leafy hops. There may be a sort of un-warming from the surprisingly low ABV.

The carbonation is a tad frizzy, but keeps it on an even enough keel, the body registering on the light side of medium weight, and a little too tacky to be considered outright smooth. It finishes a bit off-dry, the wheaty grain, wafting sulphur, and so-so bitter hops actually working together to get things out the door in order.

A drinkable enough farmhouse ale, if a wee bit on the tame side, but hey, that's the original intent, right? Nice to see the counterpoint to the current tendency of bigger and stronger, where it's just not needed. Now about that creepy-ass label...

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.01/5  rDev -21.2%
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.

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Photo of Sammy
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.36/5  rDev -12%
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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Photo of Phelps
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
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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Photo of Viciousknishs
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- pours a translucent golden color with a finger and a half of bone white head. Ok head retention with a fair amount of lacing.

S- subtle delicate aromas. Cracked grain and rustic cracker like malt up front. Spicy and fruity esters from the yeast with a musty note. A floral herbaceous kiss of noble hop on the finish.

T- bready cracker like malt with a fluffy wheat note hits the palate at first. Lemon zest, spice and a hint of pear blends in mid palate. Musty yeast character with some floral noble hop flavor and bitterness brings balance next. Very dry crisp finish that gets you ready for the next sip! This would be incredible with food.

MF- fluffy slick mouthfeel with a very light body. Soft scrubby bubble like carbonation... Lol.

D- suberbly drinkable!

Overall for the ABV this beer is wonderful. Pair it with food and it will sing!

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Photo of Gobzilla
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: poured a golden straw in color with pale orange highlights and a nice finger of head that left good lacing sticking to the glass.

S: lots of sweet belgian yeast comes out first on the aroma with citrus, spice, a little barnyard funk, some grains and hints of pear fruit.

T: bubblegum character was apparent on the first sip alongside citrus, clove with other spices, barnyard funk, pear fruit, and sweet belgian yeast notes to round out this nice saison.

M: the brew was medium in body with a good amount of carbonation which had a sweet yeasty, citrusy, mild fruit, slight funky, spice and prickly finish.

O: definitely a good siason brew and didn't expect nothing less from the peeps @ jester king

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Photo of justintcoons
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip.

Appearance
Hazy straw/gold with 1-2 fingers of fluffy white head. Good retention and low carbonation.

Nose
Excellent Belgian yeast aromas. Clove, pear, bubblegum, pils malts and lemongrass.

Taste
Extremely light on the palate. Earth, dried hay and raw grains. Hints of lemongrass and potpourri. Some coriander spice in the finish along with a speckle of orange zest.

Mouthfeel
Light bodied, crisp, clean and dry.

Overall
Slight tartness in the front with a snap of spice on the back. Obviously at 2.9% it’s very easy drinking but lacking in flavor. Great Saison yeast flavors though.

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Photo of ShanePB
3.29/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to yankeefan287 for sharing this one. Served from the 750 ml bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Fairly hazy light orange golden colored body with a big, fluffy and creamy white head. Nice retention cap along with decent amounts of splotchy lacing.

S: Quite muted but some of the saison-esque spices come through. Pale malts, bread, spicy yeast and that's really about it. No detectable hoppiness.

T: A bit more of a hop presence in the taste which is nice, opening things up. Spices are back along with some bready notes and just a hint of a Belgian yeast flavor. Not overly complex or flavorful but nice.

M: Well carbonated, certainly a light-bodied beer that drinks extremely easily. Refreshing, crisp and clean without anything off in the linger.

This was an all around nice beer to try. I love the lower ABV on this one and the fact that it did have just enough flavor to warrant the low ABV was nice. Not entirely flavorful and a bit watery, but one to try.

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Photo of facundoCNB
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a clean straw-yellow pour with 2 fingers of foamy white head and great lacing. smells very grassy.... lemongrass, coriander, orange peel and bread (yeast). a very mellow tasting saison style ale with a very well balanced variety of spicy, grassy, and bready flavors.
light in body and carbonation, smooth and easy to go down.

this is a great summer ale. it's almost like a hybrid of a wheat beer with a saison. very crisp and refreshing, and very tasty as well.

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Photo of vickersspitfire
3.27/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one poured out into a beautiful dirty blonde color with plenty of carbonation and slight orange hues throughout. Its topped off with a nice thick (three finger thick) head that closely resembles billowy clouds that lingers. The aroma is very mild, almost undetectable. I pick up some banana, apple, fig, orange and grapes all mixed in with some mild spices. Very light bodied and tart overall, it really wakes you up. The tartness and spices really give it a jolt of quick flavor that quickly fades into a softer version of itself in the aftertaste. I did pick up some coriander in the aftertaste, this is a good beer overall and one I really enjoy right before hitting the sack.

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Photo of willjschmidt
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Sierra Nevada 30th anniversary glass.

A: Pours a very pale golden color with a decent sized white head.

S: Faint yeast esters, hint of lemon.

T: A very light, yet complex and tasty beer. Hints of lemon, herbal and minty hops. Lots of complexity from the yeast, a bit of spice along with some esters.

M: Light bodied, above average carbonation.

O: An interesting beer. Very light yet complex and tasty. Crisp and refreshing as well.

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Photo of TX-Badger
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

An offering from Jester King Craft Brewery that I decided to try, a 750mL bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A - Le Petit Prince Farmhouse Table Beer has a very cloudy, but brighter yellow appearance. A good 1 inch of foamy white head formed at the top.

S - On the nose I mainly get lemon, with a small amount of hops.

T - The palate is mainly what I got on the nose. However, it is balanced out quite well. The hops and the malt work in combination with the yeast to provide a lot of flavor.

M - Light bodied and crisp, with a good amount of carbonation.

O - Given that it is not the most complex beer, it does well. For an every day, very drinkable beer, this does the job. A worthwhile beer to have on hand and share with friends.

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Photo of rudzud
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A thanks to JLindros for sharing this beer. Poured into a tulip. Reviewed from notes.

A - Pours a cloudy hazy straw gold with a one finger sudsy head that leaves a thin, soapy blanket and light lacing.

S - Faint grassy hops with funky belgian yeast. Some soft malts and bright lemon.

T - More of that faint lemon and funk along with belgian yeast esters.

M - I know its 2.8% but its still super thin for me. Would like some more body.

O - This was a delicious saison, very light and drinkable. That all said, I still like a more full bodied, richer saison.

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Photo of notchucknorris
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a super pale and cloudy golden color. It's almost a pale greenish in color. Nice one finger bone white head.

S: A really pleasant light and tart smell. Some wheat definitely comes through along with some light citrus, lemon and a dose of funk.

T: For a beer that's only 3%, this has a boatload of flavor. A good amount of lemon, mint, wheat and some faint grassy and peppery hops. Very light and refreshing while not sacrificing flavor. I'm impressed.

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Photo of DoubleJ
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

How light can you go? With less than 3% ABV, I have no fear of Le Petit Prince intoxicating me with booze. But there's 750 ml to drink, so why don't we get started and move on to the beer:

It's an unfiltered golden wheat color. Cloudy. The head forms an inch thick on top, retaining pretty well, and creating some quality splashes of white lace. The nose is soft, yet crisp and funky. There are also aromas of grass and lemon. Fsrmhouse light indeed.

Not much of a surprise that the flavor's intensity is light. Yet it is balanced very well, and little flavors of mint, crisp grass, and funk help make this beer very satisfying to drink. It's light bodied, but not "light" as it watery, it feels to have a little meat on its bones. Call it "lean". Peasantly crisp and refreshing.

It isn't often you find a table beer in the US. Le Petit Prince is one of those rare finds, and it's a good beer, not just a beer to drink at mealtime.

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Photo of snpub540
3.07/5  rDev -19.6%
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.

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Photo of SHODriver
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
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

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Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

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Le Petit Prince Farmhouse Table Beer from Jester King Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.