Le Petit Prince
Jester King Brewery

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Jester King Brewery
Texas, United States
Ranked #20
Ranked #24,203
3.71 | pDev: 12.94%
Jun 04, 2023
Dec 03, 2011
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Notes: A clear and simple expression of the delicate interplay between noble hops and farmhouse yeast. Throughout Northern Europe, light-bodied, well-hopped, low alcohol table beers were often the beverage of choice with all meals at times and in places where the water wasn’t always safe to drink.
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Rated: 3.46 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Jun 04, 2023
Rated: 3.58 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

May 30, 2023
Rated: 3.8 by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

May 28, 2023
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured from a can into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a lightly hazed straw color with a puffy head of white foam. The head has a great level of retention, fading over time and leaving streaky lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is strong of a cracker malt aroma mixed with floral and herbal smells as well as a good showing of hay and smoke. Along with these smells comes notes of a light harvest fruit aroma and a decently strong yeasty smell. Rounding it all out is a touch of funk and a bit of bacon.
Taste – The taste begins with a light crisp cracker malt flavor paired with notes of yeast and some smoke and hay. As the taste advances flavors of herbal and floral hop join in, all while the smoke fades a bit. Some grass and funkiness develop more toward the end, all while the body thins out even more. A light grass and pepper spice come at the very end, and with a hint of lemongrass, one is left with a crisp and moderately dusty (in a good way) taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is very light and thin with a carbonation level that is high. For the style and the flavors the feel is great and makes for a super easy sipper.
Overall – A very easy drinking and flavorful farmhouse that makes a fantastic session sipper at only 2.9 % abv. Well done.
Apr 03, 2023
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Reviewed by argock from Virginia

3.82/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
January 2019 vintage. Poured into an Ommegang cervoise.

A: Hazy golden with 2-finger white frothy head with good retention and sticky lacing in bands down the glass.

S: Funky sweaty sock/shoe aroma, slightly leathery with grapefruit and lemon-lime.

T: Plenty of funk in the flavor with highly yeast driven elements of bubblegum, leather, lemon, white grapefruit, and earthy hops in the finish.

M: Very light and spritzy with light body and highly drinkable.

O: Enjoyable but not really my cup of tea due to the funky yeast aromas and flavors.
Feb 16, 2023
Rated: 3.79 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Feb 13, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by shelby415 from Oregon

Feb 12, 2023
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Reviewed by turfy from Texas

4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Crystal clear pale yellow body with a three finger pure white head. Aromas of hay, lemon and barnyard funk. Taste is the same...tar lemon , grassy notes and funk with a pleasant bitterness. Very light body with fairly high carbonation. A light, low alcohol beer that is well made and perfect for warm/hot weather.
Feb 11, 2023
Rated: 4.48 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Dec 19, 2022
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.86/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Released October 2022; drank 11/19/22 @ the Yarchives.

Slightly cloudy pale yellow appearance.

A rough pour yielded a HUGE bright white nose; a thick curtain of tree-rung lace.

Fresh flowers, lemon, dry wheat & faint clove notes in the nose.

Medium thin mouthfeel.

Clove & lemon flavors up front; dry flower notes on the finish.

Flavorful for such a low a.b.v., but not entirely pleasant in my opinion.
Nov 20, 2022
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Reviewed by Beginner2 from Illinois

3.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bought from The Beer Temple. This 16 ounce can was stamped 9/29/22. Fresh.

Only my 12th on BA , the grisette is still being learned and defined. But as a table ale, Le Petit Prince was a great accompaniment for lunch to improve my world-famous bean soup and cheese bread.

Great artwork. Probably because the mixed culture limits the foam, Looks don't last. Smells are fruitful, but not distinct. Tastes pull together a variety of flavors in a balanced way that would make a quick lunch more enjoyable and lasting. Medium-mouthed, Le Prince cleansed my palate.

For many reasons, I've resisted being a fan of Jester King. (Price and magnums being primary.) But, I'm slowly coming around to the importance of bringing more brewing culture to the capital city of Texas. Maybe that will loosen them up.
Oct 28, 2022
Rated: 3.92 by DavyJonesXXX from Texas

Oct 15, 2022
Rated: 4.07 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Sep 02, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Jul 18, 2022
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Reviewed by Vykk_Draygo

4.64/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Light, funky, and full of hop aroma. Minimal malt character, but yeast and hop character are gigantic. Brilliant clarity, with a thick and lasting head. I absolutely love this beer, and get it whenever possible. It's hard to describe, but it's lemony, herbacous, slight funk that is almost skunky (but it's pleasant, so I don't know). The palate and the nose follow each other well.

This is probably my favorite beer. It exemplifies what can be done with good brewing practices, simple products, and a banging assortment of yeast and bacteria.
Jul 01, 2022
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Reviewed by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

3.27/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Pale gold in the glass. A legit true-to-tradition farmhouse table beer. This is brewed 100% naturally--unfiltered, unpasteurized, naturally fermented. Citrus and straw flavors that are somewhat tart and strongly funky. Really interesting that a beer with a miniscule ABV packs this much funk flavor. Great accompaniment to a light meal.
Apr 26, 2022
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Rated by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

4.36/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
On tap at Dominion Wine & Beer

T - mark tart than funk but not a sour.
Sep 04, 2021
Rated: 4 by o29 from Texas

Jun 27, 2021
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Very rustic beer, and I guess that is its point. I am surprised I had not reviewed bef because Jester King has been brewing it for a long time.

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Bright hazy yellow color with good head and lacing. Smell and taste of lemon and funk. Very herbal and floral. Straw and grass. Slight tartness. Went great with our first smoked ribs!
Jun 21, 2021
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Reviewed by mushroomcloud from Texas

4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750ml bottle, bottled October 2019 (Batch #26), opened 2-27-21.
1" pillowy white head, good retention - settles in as a solid cap for the ride down.
Pale gold/yellow with quite a bit of sediment in suspension. Sheets of webby lacing.
Floral, yeast, herb/spice (grain of paradise) and the lightest barnyard funk.
Grapefruit bitterness, tart citrus, yeasty spice flavors.
Light body, medium + carbonation with a sharp bitterness and dry/refreshing finish.
Drinkability is HIGH.
Very Good.
Feb 28, 2021
Rated: 3.9 by Phoodcritic from Michigan

Feb 28, 2021
Rated: 4.8 by Kamkam619 from Louisiana

Apr 19, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 16, 2020
Rated: 3.94 by robotic_being from Florida

Apr 10, 2020
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Reviewed by Gatch from Massachusetts

4.47/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Superb beer for what it is. I’d imagine the low average score reflects the low ABV, so people automatically expect it to be mediocre. But it’s a full-flavored funky beer with an awesome body, feel; and finish. A true table beer, I’d never hesitate to order this when I see it.
Mar 09, 2020
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Reviewed by Hooded from Texas

3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Notes from 2/25/2020.
On tap at the Draft House and served into a pint glass.
The body is light golden with a white cap receding at a quick rate. 3.75
The aroma is light, with a little coriander, some yeast, and some spices, 3.75
The taste is light with some funk, coriander, maybe a little orange peel, some yeast, and a moderately low bitter finish. 3.50
The mouth feel is light with carbonation that is slightly above low, and somewhat dry. 3.50
Overall, it's okay. It's the first table beer I have had and I am not used to such a light beer. 3.50
Mar 05, 2020
Rated: 3.95 by bump8628 from Oklahoma

Feb 02, 2020
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Reviewed by LampertLand from Canada (BC)

3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Jester King Brewery 'Le Petit Prince' @ 2.9% , served from a 750 ml bottle
A-pour is a light gold from the bottle to glass with a large white head , dissipating into a streaky lace along the tulip , last pour is cloudy
S-Belgian yeast
T-tart saison
MF-decent carbonation , bubbly , light body
Ov-easy drinking
prost LampertLand
Jan 12, 2020
Rated: 3.21 by KrissyKat6 from New York

Dec 28, 2019
Rated: 3.25 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Dec 15, 2019
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Reviewed by Livyatan1996 from Missouri

3.45/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
phew this was interesting. had a half pour and a bit more on tap. a nice, clean pale yellowish brew appeared with a massive pile of white head on tap, appropriate bits of lacing left behind. there was a sour funk that hit me pretty quick when it was set down, and each whiff proved just more lemon would soak my nose, barnyard funk and wheat thrown in for good measure. flavor was similar but theres quite the pungent, sorta dish soap thing going on. lemon, wheat(ish) and brett type earthy funk sing true but that something else is a tad too up front for me. very dry, very tart aftertaste that overall left me wishing for something sweet to snack on. pretty good stuff but maybe for a better time and place
Oct 07, 2019
Rated: 4.09 by brew-Ed from Texas

Sep 20, 2019
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Wonderful table beer! Needs to get more love. Mostly clear straw body with a perfect white foam head. Grass, lemon, belgian yeast and spices, pear, black pepper, hay, funk, minerals, earth, and flowers. Tastes exactly as it smells but with a touch more toast malt and sulfur that take a little away. Feel is light, bright, floral, dry, and crisply carbonated. Criminally underrated
Sep 05, 2019
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Reviewed by jvgoor3786 from Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
The beer pours a beautiful, clear golden tan with a very quick, thin, white head and no lacing.

The smell is classic farmhouse funk, but subtle with lemon coming through strongly.

The taste is astringent lemon (almost like you'd expect cleaning solution to taste like - but in a goodish way) and a bit of earthy, musty funk. Very unique flavors.

The mouthfeel is thin, minimally carbonated, and bone dry.

Very happy I got a chance to try this. I would buy it again if I saw it fresh.
Aug 11, 2019
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Reviewed by Beersnake1 from California

3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from under fridge temp. Pours a murky orange. Nose is spice, wheat, and nuts. Taste is wheat, wood, spice, and a bit of bitterness. Mouthfeel is fairly dry. Overall, a nice beer for the style.
Aug 04, 2019
Rated: 3.94 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Jul 30, 2019
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Reviewed by JackRWatkins from Georgia

3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75
A: Pours up a straw gold with a two-finger, pillowy white head.
S: Immediate lemon, wheaty tartness and just a hint of brettanomyces funk, it seems fairly clean overall, not too expressive.
T: Very sharp astringency comes out right off the bat, no sweetness to speak of with just a hint of lemon peering through at the end. There is a definite soapiness here, it starts to die off after a little while, allowing some biscuity notes to come out and a hint of sweetness to manifest as well. These things improve the flavor a good bit. There is a floral quality to the wheat that manifests a little later on as well.
M: Bone dry.
O: I think there's a lot to like about this beer, but there are two issues that I have with it that keep me from loving it, (1) I find it to be overly bitter and (2) there is a noticeable soapiness here. Both of these things are issues for me, unfortunately. I do applaud Jester King for creating a table beer, there are plenty out there but I think that corner of the market is decidedly underserved. I would love to see this brewed with spelt instead of wheat. I hate wheat.
Jul 14, 2019
Rated: 4.3 by socon67 from New York

Jul 12, 2019
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Reviewed by Harrison8 from Missouri

3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours a foggy yellow with a hint of orange. Head is a near non-existent from the draft at Jester King. Aroma is light, with bits of orange, Belgian yeast and clove coming through. Flavor profile carries a little more oomph, with notes of orange, grapefruit, cracked black pepper, Belgian yeast, and clove concating a lightweight saison. Mouth feel carries a soft texture with very minimal carbonation, putting it in near to 'creamy'. It's medium-thin in consistency. Overall, really loving little brew that keeps it high and tight. Belgian yeast adds a splendid little smoothness that accelerates it up a level.

Draft. Reviewed on Beers by BeerAdvocate.
Jun 09, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by Longhorn08 from Texas

Jun 07, 2019
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