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Das Wunderkind! Saison | Jester King Brewery

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775 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

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:
#3,087
Reviews:
101
Ratings:
775
pDev:
8.42%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
126
Gots:
184
Trade:
17
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Ratings: 775 |  Reviews: 101
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2.1/5  rDev -48%

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2.25/5  rDev -44.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.1%

Photo of brewqueno
2.88/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Skunky smell but ok taste... 1st not so good one from JK.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3/5  rDev -25.7%

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Very light pale yellow. Hazy. Big white head.

Smell - Light lemon. Light oak. Some wheat and acidity.

Taste - Light and wheaty. Mild tartness. Citrusy lemon flavor. Musty and mild sweetness in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Very light. Well carbonated.

Overall - Had this next to Clara and it didn't compare. Lighter in flavor and complexity.

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Photo of Longhorn08
3/5  rDev -25.7%

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3/5  rDev -25.7%

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3/5  rDev -25.7%

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3/5  rDev -25.7%

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3/5  rDev -25.7%

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3/5  rDev -25.7%

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3/5  rDev -25.7%

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3/5  rDev -25.7%

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3/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer was not very good. It felt like an experimental homebrew that the brewery bottled to make some money from unsuspecting fans.

Yet another disappointing beer from the Jester King lineup.

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3/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.05/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Funky as can be. Smelled almost moldy. Okay, but expected more

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3.23/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.26/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Maybe a bad bottle, but this was pretty bad. Really rough nose, eau de outhouse, faintly grainy malt, funky in the bad way, maybe some tart lemons thrown in there for good measure and some dry wood. None of the tropical fruit the description/others have suggested. Palate was busting with Bretty phenols, prickly, mildly plasticky, surprisingly bitter, thin body and buzzy carb amplifying the effect. There's an underlying grainy malt in there too, mixing with the Brett and tartness, but it's just dischordant as hell. With the whole blending bit, you can sort of, if you try really hard, see the echoes of a better spontaneously fermented Belgian beer, but the missteps are too egregious to really even mention them in the same breath. Clearly, others have had better experiences, so again perhaps this was just a bad bottle, but, to my palate, this was rough as hell.

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Das Wunderkind! Saison from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 775 ratings
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