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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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176 Ratings
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Ratings: 176
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 55
Gots: 42 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: LeeryLeprechaun on 12-02-2012)
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.76/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to JustXBeer for sharing this one at Retsinis' tasting.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour and tart with some malt, grain, fruity, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with fruity and wood flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is refreshing and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2013 04:15:14 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

02-17-2013 20:09:16 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

03-30-2013 12:34:28 | More by Thorpe429
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

04-14-2013 18:20:10 | More by nmann08
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.4%

02-15-2013 03:59:58 | More by acurtis
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.4%

12-20-2012 00:18:43 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

12-20-2012 00:11:30 | More by Texasfan549
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

11-26-2013 02:37:39 | More by GRG1313
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml bottle. Merci beaucoup to Phyl21ca for getting this one to me, in a roundabout way, from Texas to Quebec, to Alberta.

This beer pours a hazy, cloudy, medium golden amber hue, with one skinny finger of lazily foamy, mostly creamy dirty white head, which leaves a bit of spooky splattered lace around the glass as things bleed away.

It smells of a host of mildly tart fruit - lemon, cherries, and strawberries, mostly - a subtle, pleasant enough funk, grainy, somewhat wheaty pale malt, some middling wet wood notes, a bit of lactic sourness, and leafy, earthy hops. The taste is much more woody than the nose let on, the graininess of the planks redolent of barnyard funk, and a further general mustiness, with some caramel-tinged pale malt, underwhelmingly edgy wheat chaff, an uncertain mixed drupe fruitiness, a bit of sour lemon rind, and subtle earthy, leafy hops.

The bubbles are fairly sedate, but supportive at the same rate, the body medium-light in weight, the wood and the general sense of the underlying style dictating much here, while the creeping smoothness is all local goodness. It finishes on the dry side, the funk, hops, fruit, and malt all in cahoots.

Barrel-aging something as finely-calibrated as a saison seems patently unnecessary, but I will defend any brewer's right to do so. Anyways, it kind of actually works here, the wood well integrated into the funky vector of the whole deal. Not as wild as yer typical funkhead might appreciate, but well-rounded and enjoyable for the style.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2013 03:33:50 | More by biboergosum
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nickfl

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

03-27-2013 02:58:36 | More by nickfl
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

06-01-2014 10:17:06 | More by Rifugium
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oline73

Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.4%

09-11-2013 02:22:24 | More by oline73
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

definitely one of the best saisons ive ever had, and ive had it a few times now. it gets better every time, really. also maybe one of the most oaky ive had, really intensely flavored by the wood. rusty orange in color, darker for the style, hazy, almost smoky looking, foggy might be better, with a vibrant white head. funky nose, really cool yeast here, like all jester king sours and wilds and saisons, but it stands out the best in this beer I think. red wheat malt? its different than most on the malt bill, a little richer. some citrusy funk to this, mild acid on the feel, and absurdly fierce carbonation, which just dances and sings on my tongue. if this isn't the best saison out there, its darn near it. probably my favorite beer from jester king to date, although they have all been really different and really enjoyable. a real treat this one, if you can find it.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2013 02:15:12 | More by StonedTrippin
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

03-03-2013 16:41:44 | More by mendvicdog
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beernads

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.4%

09-16-2013 00:44:47 | More by beernads
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

05-04-2014 20:02:38 | More by yourefragile
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

03-03-2013 22:08:02 | More by oriolesfan4
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duceswild

Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.4%

03-03-2013 18:07:58 | More by duceswild
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

05-31-2014 08:35:18 | More by zestar
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

08-15-2013 14:47:04 | More by drummermattie02
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 6.3.13

A - Pours a cloudy light orange with a small off-white head with good retention.

S - Citrus, oaky, funky - farmhouse.

T - Wood , subtle lemon and orange citrus, a touch of funk.

D - Good carbonation with a very light body.

O - Wood, citrus - Nice saison and super easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 05:03:44 | More by HuskyinPDX
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.39/5  rDev -18.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2013 14:35:33 | More by thagr81us
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

01-17-2013 15:00:30 | More by ShanePB
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champ103

Texas

3.43/5  rDev -17.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2013 00:06:35 | More by champ103
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

05-13-2013 01:00:47 | More by bsuedekum
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Das Überkind Organic Vieille Saison from Jester King Brewery
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