Das Wunderkind! Saison | Jester King Brewery

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Das Wunderkind! SaisonDas Wunderkind! Saison
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Das Wunderkind! SaisonDas Wunderkind! Saison
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery
Texas, United States
jesterkingbrewery.com

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Mature beer, refermented in oak barrels with wild yeast and souring bacteria is blended with fresh, dry-hopped beer prior to bottle-conditioning. Dry and lightly tart, with notes of citrus, barnyard, and tropical fruit.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-28-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,219
Reviews:
106
Ratings:
797
pDev:
8.42%
 
 
Wants:
126
Gots:
185
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Photo of drummerdwzp
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lucnifter
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jgunther71
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Luckydog91
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of krome
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.49/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this is special stuff, i know its one of the more available jester king beers at times, but i think its one of the best expressions of their house cultures as there is, and it really is about as good as american wild saison gets, this is really special stuff. a cool blend with some dry hopped beer in the mix makes in american and modern, but the mix of bugs makes it fully rustic and old world. i love the grain base, raw wheat and i would think some rye too, as there is a stereotypical earthy dry spice to the grain complex here, its amazing, super light, and full of flavor and texture. the yeasts are amazing too, brett driven, mature, woody, funky, musty, and tart, with some light lemony lacto here as well, a dusty sort of attic vibe, and a wonderful wold world charm to it, not overly refined but so distinctive, especially in the context of other jester king beers. its not too tart to drink a lot of, i love how dry and bubbly it is, and it really is full of character for how crushable it is. i know they do a lot of beers in this vein, but this one is a standout for me. all the liveliness i want in the style, wonderful earthy funk, dry and yet freshly hoppy at the same time, citrus and crusty bread and hay, its brilliant beer, the essence of what these guys are all about, and really one of the best of its kind! consistently amazing.

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4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chicagocraft
5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow!

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4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of csmrx7
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A very subtle sour which I love. The oak is slightly present and adds a touch of complexity but without being overbearing. This is a beer I will back to.

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4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WunderLlama
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Large bottle poured into chalice

Opened on my birthday

Der WunderLlama should be drinking Das Wunderkind heute!!

One finger white foam cap over hazy golden yellow

Aroma of tartness , yeast, straw, grass

Gentle tartness, slight lemoniness,

Good sudsing

Good beer

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Photo of Jrodsmrs51
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BergBeer
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: Hazy straw yellow with a medium white head. Moderate activity.

Smell: Light and funky on the nose. Notes of lemongrass, wet hay, barnyard funk, dried pear, white pepper, candied pineapple, a light mineral note like wet gravel, and a cracker malt.

Taste: A big pop of lemongrass citrus greets the palate. Then the body moves up quickly wit notes of white tea, lemon zest, dried pears, light wheat sweetness, white pepper floral notes, bay leaf, smooth Brett funk, and green apple skins. The finish begins with a medium tartness that reminds me of sweet tart candies but not as sharp. Then the finish reveals a smooth oak and lightly bitter floral hops. After the finish more lemongrass lingers on the tongue.

Feel: Effervescent. The carbonation is bubbly and natural. A perfect complement to the light body. It starts of quenching but has a champagne like finish. Medium light tart. Mild acidity. No alcohol. Just a hint of bitterness.

Overall: A refreshing crisp saison. It can be a bit watery in the body and the flavors are all quite similar. The tartness is nice and clean. Very nuanced. A well crafted beer that I enjoyed. I just wish there was a bit more complexity in there, as it is a little one note throughout. A great beer for a Summer day.

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4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vidblain
3.84/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Das Wunderkind! has some curious characteristics. It smells a bit briny or vinegary. I don't mind that in and of itself, but it's very strange when paired with the sour and saison characteristics in the taste.

A very strange beer. I like it, but I'm glad this was a share bottle.

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4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dannycohen62
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Hoppy upfront with aromas of tropical fruit and citrus, coupled with moderate funk and a moderately light sourness.

A: Bright gold color, hazy, with a frothy, white head that has adequate retention.

T: Citrus and tropical hop flavors, followed by very light clean malt sweetness, moderate barnyard funk and a light lingering tartness.

M: Medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Tasty; the beer has a great tropical fruit/citrus funk aroma and flavors that complement the clean sourness, making it quite drinkable.

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Das Wunderkind! Saison from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 797 ratings