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

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Ratings:
769
Reviews:
98
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
8.6%
 
 
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Gots:
184
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is hazy and straw yellow with a small and fleeting white head. The aroma offers citrus, wild yeast, a touch of lemon, maybe pie crust (malt). Quite good. Easy to drink, light in body. Like a lighter version of RR Temptation. Good stuff, I would have this again.

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Photo of stakem
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The brew appears a hazy pale yellow color with white cap that fades leaving stringy lace.

The aroma is bretty with citrus, oak and earth. A lightly tropical aspect with a hint of lemon. Pretty splendid aromatics to this.

Taste includes a little bretty almost cracker or dusty flavor upfront, than it becomes mineral filled with a backing of wheat grain and faint citrus to lemony tartness with a zesty pulp bitterness.

This is light in body with modest carbonation. An effortlessly drinkable brew with intoxicating aroma that slightly outshines in flavor profile. If some of the mineral/carbonic character was toned down this would be world class. Id love to try other batches of this offering...both older and newer.

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Photo of smakawhat
3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a wine glass.

Buttery yellow opaque color, with a sense of lemon slightly. A bleach white sudsy head about two fingers on creation but dissolves quickly. Sort of looks like light tang in a glass slightly.

Real impressive nose, with tropical mango notes and light juicy fruit. Hints at some faint grain and dough a little as well. Not much brett quality or funk.

Palate comes with a very light peach fruit. Good dough finish but some of the fruit character hinting on the nose isn't coming through as much. A little bit of wet watery wet grain finish, but with a hint of tartness and very light.

Hardly any hint of barrel aging character, but an impressive nose. However, this comes out more like a berliner weisse or something strangely to me.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Photo of MasterSki
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Mike (Thorpe429) in an attempt to prove that Jester King brews shouldn't be judged by their hideous labels. Served in a tulip.

A - An finger of off-white foam settles to a thin collar, topping a hazy peach body.

S - Nice funky brett, some sour lemons, mild toasted grains, crackery malts, and a hint of lotion.

T - Taste is equally enjoyable, with lemon and lactic sourness, a bit of dry wood, mild crackery malts, and some stone fruit in the periphery. Quite refreshing.

M - Smooth yet dry texture, surprisingly hefty medium body, medium-low carbonation, and no apparent alcohol. Thought this was bigger than 4.2%, so color me impressed.

D - Quite nice - if Jester King is getting these flavors from their local terroir I may need to seek out future farmhouse offerings from them. Well played Mike - this was a really nice beer that was a well-timed palate cleanser during the evening. I may need to trade for a bottle or two to enjoy during the summer months - or hopefully this gets distributed in our neck of the woods.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Das Wunderkind! Saison from Jester King Brewery
4.07 out of 5 based on 769 ratings.
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