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Das Überkind Organic Vieille Saison - Jester King Brewery

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Das Ãœberkind Organic Vieille SaisonDas Ãœberkind Organic Vieille Saison

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Ratings: 251
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 58
Gots: 65 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
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Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: LeeryLeprechaun on 12-02-2012

Funk and tartness abound in this dry, golden, “old” saison aged for months in oak barrels. Unfiltered, unpasteurized and naturally carbonated through re-fermentation in the bottle.
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Ratings: 251 | Reviews: 32
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2.97/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tasting glass
A- lightly carbonated, head disappears quickly.
S- sour apple
T- SOUR apple,
M- it will make you pucker, followed by a long-lasting oak barrel aftertaste.

Vielle saison, unfiltered bottle-conditioned aged in oak barrels. 6.5% ABV. Jester King's notes were "Funk and tartness abound in this dry, golden, old saison aged for months in oak barrels." Tart is accurate.

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3.4/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks goes out to funkydelic for sharing this one at one of our Random Sunday Tastings! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured golden yellow-orange with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, butterscotch, butter, earth, funk, and mint. The flavor was of sweet malt, mint, butter, earth, fruit, and funk. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly decent brew. I have to be honest that this one was my least favorite brew from the tasting. The butterscotch note on the nose was very evident throughout the glass and this was a bit of a turn-off to me. The flavor however was comprised mostly of butter and mint. Not sure that was the best combination that is possible for a beer, but they certainly did it with this one. While I can say this was decent, I can also say that it was very close to be a complete disaster if a few more elements had gone wrong. Really glad that they blend this usually instead of leaving it straight.

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3.48/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by leftyhyzer as part of NWI Tasting Group Bottle Share

A - Hazy golden yellow with no head. Small amount of foam on the sides

S - Lemon, grassy, slight Brett funk with it. Light oak and apple juice

T - Tart vinegar up front with light green apple juice. Light lemon on the finish as well as oak. Light flavor over all

MF - Light carbonation with light oak on the end

O - More of a sour than a Saison as a light tart vinegar is the main taste profile. Good flavor but not too complex overall

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3.48/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a chilled hazed, golden/orange color. At first a two finger head bubbles up, then gently and nosily fizzles out. Some nice lace is left behind.
S: I like the nose. Musky, funky yeast up front. Acidic and tart, sour over ripped green apple skins.
T: Basically all that is here is slightly acidic and sour green apple skin. Everything is very quick as well. There is no finish, everything vanishes in a second.
M/D: A thin and light body. Light carbonation, and dry. Nothing lasts here, everything vanishes on the tongue. I wish there was more body and crisper carbonation. With the simple drying acidic bite, this is not hard to drink at all. Though not a lot of substance.

I really liked the nose, even though it was just a bit simplistic. There really is nothing else after a tart acidic bite up front, that just vanishes. A good effort, but not one of the more interesting wilds. Especially with the cost.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.72/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer pours a golden orange with a slight haze. A small amount of white head soon falls into a lace around the glass.

Aroma is a mixture of funk and fruit. I get some barnyard aromas, lemon grass, ripe fruit, pineapple. All playing around and moving into and out of the background. Also so honey.

The taste is sweet and funky. It certainly has a barnyard/lemoney finish. The finish is also on the sweet side over a sour finish. Although the beer does have a sour quality.

Mouthfeel is thin and crisp, as can be expected from a sourish beer.

Overall a very unique beer. It is full of a great range of flavors and aromas that make it really great to sip and savor over an extended drinking session.

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Bottle: Poured a cloudy orangey color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and some light lacing. Aroma consists of sour and tart notes with light funky notes. Taste is also dominated by some sour and tart notes with some funky yeasty notes in the background with limited acidity level. Body is full with limited filtration and medium carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Not as complex as I was anticipating and saison base beer is hard to decipher through all this aging but very good rink nonetheless.

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Das Überkind Organic Vieille Saison from Jester King Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 251 ratings.