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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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92
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216 Ratings
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Ratings: 216
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 8.72%
Wants: 56
Gots: 62 | FT: 5
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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4.75/5  rDev +15%

Theortiz01, Aug 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

jhillwastaken, Aug 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

canadianghetto, Aug 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

drummermattie02, Aug 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

WynnO, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of 3sheets2wind
4.75/5  rDev +15%

Love love love love this beer. It is a vielle saison and it is my kind of sour. Beautiful gold pour with a small head and intricate lacing. Smells like a lemon orchard crossed with a hay bale. Taste is refined. Sour, but not pucker-your-lips sour. Highly drinkable. What little hops are there seem to make the beer cleaner and fresher. This is not only my favorite beer that Jester King makes, it is the best saison I have ever had.

3sheets2wind, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of facundoCNB
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%

A hazy golden copper pour with 2 fingers o white head leaving behind a bit of lacing. Funky Brett aromas, jasmine, citrusy (lemon and orange), wet grass.
Acidic sour was hits the front as funky Brett notes hit the back of the palate. A nice citrus fruit and floral explosion. Some wood notes add a touch of bitterness.
Light to medium in body with high carbonation, this is extremely refreshing.
Wasn't sure what to expect from this one, but damn did I fall in love with it!

facundoCNB, Jul 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

thegerm87, Jul 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

LtColFrankSlade, Jul 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

trebbates, Jul 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

ncaudle, Jul 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Sudsday, Jul 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

TomTown, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of TXBulldog
4.64/5  rDev +12.3%

Bomber poured into Jester King tulip.

Hazy light copper color, turning more to amber where the light hits it. Sizable initial head fades fast but does not disappear completely. Moderate lacing.

Lots of tart fruit and farmhouse funk in this one. Lemon and green apple come through the strongest. Some oak notes come through on the nose.

Immediate hit of tartness followed by fantastic sour notes that linger on the palate. Lots of earthy funkiness underlying both. This is very drinkable, but really rewards being sipped slowly and letting the flavors develop. Jester King bills themselves as a 'farmhouse' brewery and this beer really captures why that fits them so well.

Mouthfeel is light to medium with just enough carbonation to give a crisp finish. Think nice champagne.

If Jester King didn't make this in such limited quantities then I'd consider it their signature beer. The degree of tart/sour flavors here may make it a bit much for anyone who's not a fan of the style, but for those who are or are willing to give it a try this is well worth seeking out.

TXBulldog, Jul 07, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

stoney1031, Jul 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

nsheehan, Jul 06, 2013
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4.18/5  rDev +1.2%

Thanks to ExperimentalAles for this one. It pours like you'd expect for a saison - cloudy, almost to the point of being opaque, with golden edges and an orange, sunburst center. A nice, big, foamy white cap piles up and leaves some decent lacing on the glass. It shows nice retention and lasts at least half-way down the glass.

Very pleasant aroma, right from the first sniff. Tart green apples, some zesty lemon and citrus fruits, and a nice dose of farmhouse aromas. Mild funk in the form of some hay and cork-like mustiness. It smells very refreshing and zesty, like something you could drink in the middle of summer in the backyard on the deck.

...And the first sip confirms that it is indeed that type of beer. Lemon zest, ripe green apples, some oaky tannins, and apple cider vinegar are all discernible from the start. A good mix of saison and sour-type flavors that share the stage nicely, with none of them necessarily overpowering any other. Refreshing doesn't even begin to describe this beer, and even at 6.5% ABV, I'm already feeling like I could sip this in the heat all day.

Some acidity opens up over time and the funk comes out even more, though it was still present in the beer's early stages. Barnyard-y cork and wet, musty cellar with a sharp, dry finish. It leaves your mouth coated with a slight apple skin tartness and a funky Brett finish. Nice mouth feel, thin-medium bodied with a commanding carbonation presence that aids in projecting the flavors forward.

I've been very impressed with nearly every Jester King offering I've had so far, and this one was no exception. As I already said, my glass was empty and I felt as though I could have easily torn through a gallon of this stuff. So refreshing, crisp, and easy to drink. Makes me sad this stuff isn't available in my area. Hopefully JK starts expanding their operation pretty soon.

tectactoe, Jul 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

mrebeka, Jul 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

grittybrews, Jun 30, 2013
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4.49/5  rDev +8.7%

L: Bright and hazy golden/amber with a decent foamy, white head on top. Very good lacing, no carbonation bubbles.

A: Big funky, earthy, fruit notes, some pilsner malt character, a little bit of a honey-like character, and some barrel notes as well. Very complex, and very intense.

T/M: Starts off gently, and then a crescendo of sourness comes in with tart fruitiness, big funky brett notes, good neutral malt balance, and some slightly peppery yeast notes. The mouthfeel is light, but it is lightly carbonated and comes off as very smooth, and not the least bit to sour.

Overall, an incredible sour saison. Unbelievably refreshing, and packed with big, tart, fruity, and funky flavors. I would love to have regular access to this breweries beers.

Siriusfisherman, Jun 26, 2013
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3.91/5  rDev -5.3%

A: Pours a clear and glowing golden color, similar to filtered apple cider. I poured this pretty vigorously, but it only brought up about a 1/2 finger bone white head. Some tiny bubbles of lace follow each sip and some lazy bubbles of carbonation trickle up the glass.

S: Smells really fantastic. I started picking things up even off the pour. Tart green apple skin, underripe pineapple, some spicy new oak, brett, light stonefruit, dried mango, and some white pepper.

T: Just doesn't have as much going on as the smell. Starts with tart green apple and a good amount of smooth malt. The maltiness might be a bit too much, because it never really lets the tartness hit as much as it should. The middle and finish are a bit bland. I get some underripe D'Anjou pear, lemon, oak and some funk. Finish is a bit peppery with a nice dryness to it. Overall, this is an enjoyable beer, it's just a touch bland in places.

notchucknorris, Jun 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Ivegotmule, Jun 23, 2013
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4.16/5  rDev +0.7%

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.

HuskyinPDX, Jun 10, 2013
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5/5  rDev +21.1%

Daemose, Jun 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

ajzy, Jun 01, 2013
Das Überkind Organic Vieille Saison from Jester King Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 216 ratings.