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Average: 4.03 | pDev: 9.43%

Reviews: 29 | Ratings: 377

#267 ranked Belgian Saison | 6.00% ABV

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Jester King Brewery
Texas, United States

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Photo of TH28
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Cloudy light golden with a low to moderate white head and decent lacing.
Aroma: Lime heavy citrus rind dominate a bready, lactic acidity.
Taste: Starts with a funky acidic lime, that accelerates in intensity. A touch of bready maltiness underneath, but the lactic acidity and sharp lime peel tartness dominate the overall flavor.
Mouthfeel: Fairly light bodied with a high carbonation.
Finish: Wild yeast funkiness stands out the most in the finish, just above the lemon and lime citrus tartness.
Overall: There’s a really good saison here with a wild yeast complexity, but the lemon/lime citrus tends to be overpower the whole experience, from the aroma thru the finish. If the lemon/lime was toned done, there would be a hell of a beer here

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Photo of SHODriver
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from 2015

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip to a light and bright straw colored yellow which is topped by a finger and a half of dense and slightly rocky white head which fades slowly to a small mat with minimal lacing
S: Smells of slight tartness, spice, and some lemon and lime zest. Pretty straightforward
T: Taste is slightly funky and tart up front with some hints of barnyard and horseblanket. Touch of white pepper spice at times too. Nice lemon and lime zest coming in as well to mix things up along with a touch of malt sweetness. On the finish we have some more light tarness, lemon and lime zest and a little more lingering funk.
M: This beer is on the lighter side of things but it is not watery. Carbonation is effervescent and adequate for the style while the beer has a drying finish.
O: Overall this beer is super enjoyable. Really nice flavors and some solid complexity make this on a real pleasure to drink. Definitely a nice representation of the style but the wild fermentation notes may not be for everyone.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

this is so delicate and good, a funky light saison with lemons and limes. the beer is super pale in color, lightly hazy and very heady, with a pungent nose of fresh lemon and lie zest, almost like a sprite soda or something, slightly sweet from the fruit but also slightly sour from it, nice with the tartness from the classic jester king yeast profile, which is now so familiar to me and so famous, one of my favorite house cultures anywhere. i love the brightness of this, some nice fruity brett matching well with the citrus, and the lemon and lime in equal proportion to one another, but perhaps with a slight edge to the lime when i really focus in, bitter and pithy to me, as well as oily and zesty. i also get light orange and green apple to this, a veritable fruit salad or white sangria here, with some cool drying sourness from the bacterial element in the fermentation. absolutely bone dry and sparkling in carbonation. the summery, almost cocktail-esque fresh lemon and lime are a nice combination of flavors. super drinkable and refreshing, another winner from one of the best!

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.36/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I recently had Provenance with Lemon and Lime from Jester King. This is a pretty good Farmhouse Ale that goes well with spicy food as well as an easy drinking crisp thirst quenching beer. I had it with spicy Indian food. However, if you want more flavor and bitterness it may not be right for you.

Look: yellow semi clear wit a one inch chalk white head

Aroma: lemon and lime, and tad yeasty funkiness

Taste: It's tart, and unsurprisingly lemon and lime, more lime than lemon, some yeasty funkiness.

Feel: light and crisp

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Photo of Beginner2
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Only my second from Jester King and I'm looking forward to more from this Texas iconoclast specializing -- and seemingly succeeding -- in their focus on the Belgian tradition. (So far, none are too sour for me.)

Looks like a really friendly ale with its large bubbles. But like most exuberant expressions, that recedes and I Smell a slight funky horse blanket and the lemon/lime. Wonderfully, not as sour as I expected. Citrus is not as subtle in the Taste (and I'd prefer subtly.) But, adding wheat smooths everything out. Citrus tang and bubbly texture make my mouth Feel refreshed.

Overall ? The lemon/lime actually worked against a too sweet tomato sauce (out of the bottle, not one I'd make.) So by serendipity, Provenance went well with dinner and cut the sweet. But then, the lemon/lime stole the final act.
I might try an orange rendition of Provenance's base... but lemon/lime gives me too much pucker.

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Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 4: 3/30/17

A: Pale straw color with white head that lingers
S: Hay, white pepper, lemon/lime zest, sweet green grape, cantaloupe, bubblegum, wild yeast, white wine
T: Lightly tart, lemon, lime, mineral, light white wine, white pepper, earthy
M: Light mouthfeel with medium carbonation
O: The citrus fruit really adds to the earthy and tart flavors of the base.

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Photo of Can_has_beer
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Batch 3, drank at 1 year old. Bone dry feel, very lovely lime notes and a little mint on the back end as it warms. Was very surprised the lime was as prominent as it was. Great beer.

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Photo of Sabtos
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Sparkling gold with a super fluffy and bright white head leaving behind sheets of wavy lace on the glass.

Smell is lemon lime vanilla, kind of reminding me of Juicy Fruit gum, with a spicy funk, hay and grass.

Taste is a really complex farmhouse funk, with lemon and lime, pepper, dragon fruit, and a little bitter herb in the finish of this frothy medium bodied, crisp yet balanced brew.

What a perfect drink for an 80 degrees and sunny tailgate at Blossom before a Jack Johnson show.

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Photo of floyd_pugman
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy, with substantial carbonation. Nose offers strong notes of lime, lemon, and wet rock. On the palate, lime dominates up front, with subtler lemon following, with characteristic notes of JK well water and bugs. Finishes with a bit of lemon pledge. As someone who is not a fan of lemon or lime in their beer, I’m surprised at how much I like this.

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Photo of Phil-Fresh
3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75


A: Lots of citrus, specifically lemons and moderately strong lime aroma, coupled with a tart sourness.

A: Bright yellow, totally clear, with a frothy white head that has excellent retention. There's lots of lacing in the glass.

T: Bright citrus upfront with a great lemon characteristic, followed by a lime character that almost overpowers. The lime provides a light bittering, followed by a lingering tart sourness.

M: Med-light bodied with moderate carbonation

O: Interesting; lots of lemon and lime flavor, coupled with a clean lingering sourness. The lime character is pretty strong and almost overpowers the other aromas and flavors. The souring bugs provide a complex tart sourness.

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Photo of Mateo2699
3.72/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pour is a milky semi hazy straw yellow. Nice frothy white head with excellent lacing on the glass. Aroma is that typical JK farmhouse ale scent, with a nice burst of lemon and lime citrus zest. Some subtle tartness going on. Following the nose well, the taste has the same burst of lemon and lime citrusy zest, with subtle tartness. Hints of Brett funk. Mouthfeel is relatively low carbonation, and nothing palate coating about it. Overall, a very very citrus foward beer. Wish it had more of a funky or sour profile, or maybe a little oak to balance out the extreme citrus taste. But still a very refreshing beer, great to beat this Texas heat.

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Photo of Furlinator
3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Batch #3 bottled on 05/26/16.

Pours hazy straw yellow with a half-inch eggshell head. Very faint lace on the drink down. Light funk and citrus on the nose. Not as sour as expected. Citrus is subtle in the taste with some wheat as well. Crisp and bubbly texture.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Batch #2 04.29.2015 at 42 degrees into snifter
Weak aroma of lemon and some yeastiness
Head large (5.5 cm, aggressive pour), white, frothy, diminishing to three mm ring and partial frothy layer
Lacing good – complete and broken rings of tiny to small bubbles
Body light yellow, cloudy, sediment in bottle
Flavor tart and tangy, not picking up any lemon or lime; no malt, no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light to medium, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 4.25, Aroma 4, Flavor 4.5, Palate 4.25, Overall 4.25

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Photo of Ri0
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

poured 750ml into Duvel tulip.

A - Darker shade of yellow that is quite cloudy. Head is faint white with only a 1 finger head on aggressive pour. Small spots of lacing decorate the glass.

S - A tart fruity aroma of pineapples, lemon, and lime. Not much in the way of funk, yeast, or barrel.

T - Starts off rather mellow, and builds into a tart finish. Flavors of pineapple, lemon, lime, and a touch of stonefruit. It is one dimensional and lacks any real funkiness or barrel notes.

M - Light and tart, but under-carbed. Seems like a spritzer type drink.

O - Good beer, that is quite similar to JP Oro de Calabaza.

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Photo of James_Michaud91
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A good refreshing tart farmhouse ale. Mild lactic creaminess/yogurty aspect. Lime/lemon was a little more understated than I would have liked but otherwise a great beer.

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Photo of Sammy
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lime taste like a margarita. Bottle tasting at Bar Volo with the brewers. A very nice saison and very drinkable stuff. Pleasant aroma. Soft mouthfeel.

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Photo of swanfungus
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From 750ml bottle. I was quite impressed with the yeast/fruit combo here, I would describe the taste as very GREEN (and not overbearingly lemon/lime, as a lot of beers/mocktails I've had tend to be). Easily drinkable and perfect on a hot summer day.

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Photo of Premo88
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

750 ml bomber poured into tulip
(batch 2, bottled April 29-30, 2015, 5.7% ABV)

L: milky yellow, cloudy to begin with but appears to be clearing up a little; huge white head of foam, at least 1.5 inches and super sticky; loads of activity in the glass with the bubbles rising up along the outside, clinging to the glass wall -- very different, and all that activity is producing a massive white collar and full skin that's thick enough to be measurable (if only 1/8 of an inch); it *is* clearing up; not as much lacing as sticking but enough to keep producing quite an entertaining show in the glass

S: sour, earthy ... classic Jester King aroma, hay, musty barn, but very sour with lemons dominating all else

T: super sour with a fantastic lemony finish that is sweetened out just a pinch by some malt and earthy flavors; there's stuff in here I can't describe but the array of flavors is much more than just "tart" or "sour" -- they seem to congregate around an almost salty earthy dirt flavor, slightly bitter but also with a bit of an herbal quality, possibly rosemary or basil; lemon and lemon peel dominate; lots of sour grapes

F: fantastic ... Jester King doesn't mess around when it comes to conditioning their brews, and this one is no exception. it's loaded with carbonation to make for a very crisp yet drinkable ale with a full but light feel

O: needless to say the lemon and limes work well with JK's base farmhouse ale, and the earthy, herbal quality stamps this one with the brewery's signature ... they claim that their beers offer a sense of "place", and having visited the brewery now, I can almost sense it ... there's a rustic, earthiness behind the tart/sour notes that permeate all their beers, and I swear I can taste a bit of dogwood, cedar and mesquite mixed with some goatweed and hay in this one -- notes that I've only encountered in other JK beers. love it.

BATCH #3 NOTE -- got a taste and some bottles of the third batch (May 25, 2016), and it's just as good as 2015's batch if not better; absolute fantastic beer and if it's this good two years in a row, I'll be loading up in 2017

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Photo of wolfpac255
4.34/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is the first offering from JK I have tried and I was very impressed. The flavor is very lemon/lime and it finishes with just a touch of sourness. Very drinkable on a hot summer day.

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Photo of JonathanTaylorThomas
4.4/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a 750 from Whole Foods in Addison.

Appearance: A pale and opaque lemon yellow with about a quarter-inch head that dissipates slowly. Beautiful beer.

Smell: lemon and lime are apparent immediately. The funk that comes with some saisons is also there, and took me by surprise. Smells kind of like a gose.

Taste: Yep, no surprise, the lemon and lime are totally prevalent. I hope I'm not imagining it, but I really think I get some sea salt in there as well, which continues to make me think that this beer is gose-like.

Mouthfeel: More carbonation than I would have expected. Definitely gives it a little 'zing.'

Overall: I haven't yet had a Jester King beer that I wouldn't recommend to someone who enjoys beer, and this is no exception. Not their best effort, but it would be more than a stretch to say it wasn't enjoyable. I myself have a love for fruity saisons, and this fits the bill perfectly.

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Photo of champ103
3.38/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I guess I'll review this here, still not sure if this should be a new entry on its own. There is really no difference between this and the first release. This is batch 2 of coarse...

A: Pours a hazed light yellow color. A two finger white head forms with good retention and rings of lace.
S: Light musty basement like funk which I enjoy, maybe some plastic phenols that I don't think is overdone but still noticeable. Salty, briny, kind of like pickle juice. Lemon and lime juice.
T: Like the nose, a bit of funk up front, though I don't get the phenols that was in the nose. Though the pickled, briny character is pretty apparent. Then finishes with a lemon/lime aid like juiciness. A bit odd.
M/D: A light body with crisp and effervescent carbonation. Even with the juice added this is fairly dry. A bit on the watery/thin side though. Enjoyable to drink, if not something I would crave.

Most likely not something I will chose over say Saison Dupont any time soon. I did not have the first release, so I have nothing to compare to. Though batch 1 Grapefruit and Orange was really well done, and I was looking forward to this. Not bad, and I will have no problem enjoying and finishing the bottle. Not high on my list for repeat tries however.

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Photo of antoines15
1.98/5  rDev -50.9%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

The positives: Very nice to look at, hazy and yellow.
The negatives: Smells like lemon Pledge or Dawn detergent. Tastes similar. Forced down my couple ounces and that was enough. Do not recommend.

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Photo of brianmandell
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%

Batch 2; Bottled 4/23/14

A refreshingly light summer thirst quencher I'm drinking in the cold. The lemon and lime flavors dominate a fairly light saison base beer. The base beer carries some interesting fruity esters and black pepper, just enough to carry the fresh, tart lemon and lime citrus flavors. The tartness is mild. Very crushable and approachable. On the whole a very good beer.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.3/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Very hazy pale yellow body. Medium white head. Medium collar.

Smell - Kinda yeasty. Lemon and lime dominate after that, though. A bit of grain.

Taste - Lightly tart. A bit of yeastiness gives it some depth. Lemon up front. Lime builds into it and eventually takes over.

Mouthfeel - Light body. Well carbonated.

Overall - It's decent, but it's got buckets of lemon and lime that overwhelm everything else.

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Photo of zoober911
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L - Pours a golden yellow. A very small head formed and quickly fell back into the glass. What remains are only a few bubbles clinging to the round of the glass.

S - Scent of an ever so slight funk. A bit of lemon. A bit of lime. All of which are very subtle.

T - Mostly all lemon and lime. A little bit of farmhouse funk. Funk came first with the lemon and lime smacking your taste buds to follow.

F - Carbonation is light. Feel is as it should be.

O - Overall this is the third Provenance variant I have tried. My favorite of the set, but would like to retry them all side by side. A very nice representation from Jester King. Worth the try for sure.

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