Le Petit Prince Farmhouse Table Beer | Jester King Brewery

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675 Ratings
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Le Petit Prince Farmhouse Table BeerLe Petit Prince Farmhouse Table Beer
BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 2.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by MEsquandoles on 12-03-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
675
Reviews:
118
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
13.05%
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
140
For Trade:
13
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Ratings: 675 |  Reviews: 118
Photo of liquorpig
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 2GOOFY
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass; batch #18, bottled on 11/17/2015. Pours slightly hazy golden/straw color with a 1 finger dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big lemon, pear, apple, white grape, peppercorn, coriander, clove, hay, straw, wheat, cracker, herbal, grass, light funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and light-moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, pear, apple, white grape, peppercorn, coriander, clove, hay, straw, wheat, cracker, herbal, grass, light funk, and yeast earthiness.Moderate herbal bitterness, yeast spiciness, and slight tangy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple white grape, peppercorn, coriander, clove, hay, straw, herbal, grass, light funk and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and light body; with a very smooth, crisp, dry, and lightly creamy/grainy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 2.9%. Overall this is an awesome session saison. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and highly refreshing to drink. A really enjoyable and classic tasting table saison.

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Photo of AMCimpi
3.4/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GTJayG
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of larryarms847
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a bright sun yellow with a slightly yeasty haze and a finger of straight white foam.

Light bretty funk, lemony citrus notes, herbal and slightly spicy hop undertones, and bready malts.

Bready and toast-like malt sweetness up front that gives way to citrusy, herbal, and spicy hop notes. Very light.

Light-bodied, medium-high carbonation, crisp, light.

Overall, this certainly lives up to its name as an easy drinking and low abv table beer, but that's about all it has to offer. Very light, minimal complexity.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.21/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Batch #18 dated November 18th 2015.

This is a true looker. A glowing perfect lemon orb, and slightly opaque, with a nice classic middle column of carbonation. Edges and bowl dip towards sharp brass and bronze highlights. The head is a straight up fluffy and big white. Controlled but blooming off the pour, and repopulated easily with pinhead bubbles and an even top. Rocking creamy clumps of head and slow settling, with thick retention, and big glass lacing cling. Pretty much a perfect looking brew in every way.

Grass notes on the aroma, and a slight sharp bit of herbs almost bending towards a metallic note. Yeast profile seems a bit sticky mixing with farmhouse light hay. Pretty solid if a bit unusual smell.

A very light pleasant brew. Big mineral flavors and finish, getting into rocky and earthy herbs and hop notes straightaway on the first sip. Chewy and solid malt bill, rich in flavors with ripping tasting grains to match. Creamy palate a bit, and hints of light hay and thick sweet light sugars to coat. Lots of green sensing herbs, mild pepper, and rich malt controlled sweetness.

Great flavorful table beer, needs to have its photo framed too.

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Photo of fosters9
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jason_nwx
3.76/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CharlesK
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brpendergast85
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rimbimhoot
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zachthelaxer93
1.61/5  rDev -58%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Photo of UniversalIPA_69
3.49/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of chivermac
2.75/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of GDawgs34
4.16/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ManapuaMan
3.64/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Great look, aroma, taste and feel for the ABV, but you do make a noticeable sacrifice for the sub-3%. Nice golden brown effervescent pour. Pourus head that lingers. Aroma of must, hay, lemon and some funk. Taste is where the sacrifice is really noticeable; combined with the carbonation its like a saison-seltzer. Hay, coriander, lemon, apple, earth and pepper. Finishes dry. Impressive for the ABV but it comes with a tradeoff.

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Photo of OnryAndMean
3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OGShotzy
4.22/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smartassboiler
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spointon
4.31/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rossracing
3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fabiand
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brewsed
3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of coz
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Le Petit Prince Farmhouse Table Beer from Jester King Brewery
3.83 out of 5 based on 675 ratings.
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