Le Petit Prince
Jester King Brewery

Le Petit PrinceLe Petit Prince
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Style:
Belgian Saison
Ranked #1,708
ABV:
2.9%
Score:
85
Ranked #30,641
Avg:
3.75 | pDev: 13.07%
Reviews:
135
Ratings:
724
From:
Jester King Brewery
 
Texas, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
85
Very Good
Le Petit PrinceLe Petit Prince
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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Reviews: 135 | Ratings: 724
Reviews by Premo88:
Photo of Premo88
4.16/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

25.4 oz big bomber bottle poured into tulip

L: yellow, pours into a slight haziness that clears up as you drink it; BIG head of pure white foam stacked on top at least 1.5 inches that is thick, fluffy and sticky; lacing and lacing, all the way down; tons of bubbles popping up in this thing. quite a show.

S: slight banana, hefeweizen style, tart lemons, maybe a hint of spice

T: lemons, grassiness, yeasty finish with little sweetness; tart; clean dry finish; like a dry white wine minus the sweetness

F: all that carbonation is fantastic, helps this light-medium weight brew feel very full

O: tart, clean, dry and as drinkable as anything i've come across -- a perfect summer brew, in fact. it never sweetens out, which seems to fit the style perfectly (though be warned: if you're a malt-head like me and like the sweetness, this doesn't have it).

i love it, especially the 2.9% ABV. big bonus points from me for giving us here in Texas a true session ale.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of bfranks
1/5  rDev -73.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Least offensive beer at Jester King. That being said, this tasted like stale and lightly carbonated urine. I poured the rest of it on the ground to protect my friends and then went to the awesome pizza place just down the way.

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Photo of 3sheets2wind
4.68/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is the best <3% beer that has ever existed.

The beer has a thick white head and hazy yellow body. Smells like fresh cut grass and horse blankets. Taste is clean and quenching. There is some funk and weirdness that lets you know they used some crazy strong yeast to make this stuff. Does not taste like a low alcohol beer. This has a lot more taste than some 6% IPA's and Saisons I have tried.

Suggest: Mow the lawn or play 18 holes of golf. Sit down in your kitchen and pour a glass of this stuff. Enter Nirvana and become one with the universe.

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Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.42/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had on cask with a pretzel . Terribly drinkable and I could see myself drinking this all day if it were cheaper. Everything is mild with this beer and is comparable to water but turns out with plenty of spiced and yeasty flavors to make it interesting. Mineral quality is great.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 750mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: delicate silvery-gold hue with a thin finger of frothy white foam. Rather like a good witbier -- I like it.

Smell: grassy, funky, a little green; very vernal. I really like it.

Taste: lightly malty with an edge toward graininess; there's a dash of funk and some grassy hops. Very light in character but well-composed.

Mouthfeel: light body but with a good, well-integrated carbonation and a good creaminess.

Overall: it's hard to get a lot of flavor out of a 2.9% beer, but it's easy to get a lot of drinkability. Very, very good.

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Photo of hopswap1
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Westmalle318
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BayouBengal1537
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of melissajtai
2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

Photo of RayReed522
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of denimdemon
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Danielr26
3.46/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of timheller76
4.5/5  rDev +20%

Photo of mattafett
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of SixShotSinge
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of BigRedDog
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tlazaroff
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Barnyard funk mixed with that special belgian yeast character. I get a touch of alcohol which is odd because this is the session beer to end all session beer. It opens up the senses though, and I like that.

Pale straw in color with a touch of haze and a crisp white head that provides good lacing. Very aesthetically pleasing.

On the palate it's quite simple, but well constructed. Cereal grains, fresh cut grass, and a flower patch. Carbonation is quite high, and a light body to boot. Its perfect for summertime because it's not very warming. Something nice and refreshing to sit down under the sun and relax with a nice "little" book.

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Photo of CraftEyeDoc
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Saint-Tay
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Sean9689
3.18/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle purchased at WLV Liquors.

A - Pours a mirky yellow color, white head, thin cap.

S - Bready malts, biscuit, light citrus/spice/hop combo.

T - Pils-like bready malts up front, cracker, light hops, maybe a touch of light tartness in there too. Finish is light hops and wheat.

M - Light body, good carbonation, clean finish.

O - Seemed a bit muted to me, but for 2.8%, I can't really complain about it not being overly complex. For what it is, I enjoyed it but I don't think I'd buy another bottle.

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Photo of heerboth
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Goatdavemac
3.67/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mactrail
3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Attractive light golden amber in the big chalice, slightly hazed. Thin, persistent foam. Actually a nice nose of grain. Tastes lemony, and as someone noted, apple skins.

Faint flavor of malt, but so much better than the industrial light lagers. A rounded flavor, a tart tang, and just a kiss of hops. All together it's pleasant and quite drinkable. It steers between the rocks of over-hopping light beers, and the shoal of insipid sweet swill.

I really pleased to see brewers experimenting with the lower end of the alcohol rainbow. There is an occasion for every kind of beer strength, and this is the most difficult style. Always hoping for good flavor in a light malty beverage. Big bottle from Best Damn Beer Store in San Diego.

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Photo of crankdatank
4.12/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Carmack
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Le Petit Prince from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 724 ratings