Das Wunderkind! Saison | Jester King Brewery

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Das Wunderkind! SaisonDas Wunderkind! Saison
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:
#3,421
Reviews:
104
Ratings:
787
pDev:
8.42%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 787 |  Reviews: 104
Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattreitz49
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreatStoutman
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

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

Photo of kkarimi
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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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
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

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

Incredibly funky beer especially for a 4.5% abv lightweight. Barnyard, horse blanket, just plain Brett, whatever you want to call it, this beer has it. Oak and dry white wine notes with some citrus follow.

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a great easy drinking saison that is just right in the Texas heat

Look: hazy golden yellow with an inch thick bubbly snow white head.

Aroma: barnyard, lemon, orange, maybe some wine

Taste: wheat, a bit yeast, tart, lemon, musty

Feel: light to medium body with significant carbonation

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Photo of jlvanderhoek
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dynamite149
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Slightly hazy golden-yellow with a large, fizzy white foam that settles to a persistent, very thin blanket with a thick ring.

Smell is world class. Very balanced levels of funk, citrus and spice bring in varying degrees of barnyard hay and straw, peppercorn, wild herbs and flowers, lemon, spiced orange marmalade, and a fruity, bright white wine or even champagne oak.

Taste confidently follows suit, but is a little less explosive than the nose suggests it might be. I'm getting tart lemon, orange, spiced but lightly wild herbal funk and a little oak, ending with a faint hint of licorice or allspice.

Body is medium, crisp and nicely carbonated, with a semi-dry finish that just glides down way too easily. I could have used about 20 more bottles of this. No wonder they're so successful if this is their base for so many of their one-offs.

Blend #19 July 2015 vintage

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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 Kmat10
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of South2NW
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of KensWorld
4.59/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Blend #19 bottled 7/15/2015

Semi sweet with slight sharp peppery yeast aftertaste. Very well ballanced yet dry Saison. One of their best offerings

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Photo of Ben1313
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hudson2508
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Das Wunderkind! Saison from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 787 ratings