Das Überkind
Jester King Brewery

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Wild Ale
Ranked #305
Ranked #2,699
4.18 | pDev: 7.89%
Jester King Brewery
Texas, United States
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Notes: Das Überkind, our "old" Saison, is created by blending some of our favorite oak barrels of mature beer that were fermented with our mixed culture of brewers yeast and native yeast and bacteria harvested from Texas Hill Country: Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and 100% bottle conditioned.
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BerryKumquat from California

4.7/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Generic, deep rich blonde yellow.
S: Sharp, strong grass notes.
T: Simple, crisp, sharp saison. A bit of farm notes at the end but a very enjoyable drink for any usage.
F: A very well-defined saison.
O: A step above the usual Saison Dupoint saison with more details and clarify.

Feb 14, 2021
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bubbly golden clear body with a finger of white foam and lacing. Smells of french oak, grains, pilsner malt, lemon zest, pear, light bretty funk, and wild yeast. Taste follows, but the end has a corn pop flavor, tartness on the finish is very light and artful. Feel is bright, crisp, highly carbonated and malty on the back end with the oak.

Sep 15, 2020
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Thomas_Wikman from Texas

4.51/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

This is a good solid saison that reminds me a bit of a geuze. I loved it and certainly will be buying again.

Look: dark golden to orange with a thin white head

Aroma: lemon, green apple, wine

Taste: The flavor is sweet, tart, like green apple and lemon, white grape and white wine.

Body/Overall: light, thirst quenching, easy drinking

Apr 06, 2020
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VoxRationis from New York

4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from a 25 oz (739 ml) bottle into a snifter at Growler's Beer Bistro in Tuckahoe, NY; blend #5, bottled June of 2018.
A: Pours a slightly hazy. amber color with a less than one half finger, off-white head, a solid ring of retention, but no appreciable lacing.
S: On the tart side of tangy with the aroma of apple, perry, caramel, and lactate.
T: Sweet to semisweet. Palate essentially mirrors the nose with little or no bitterness.
M: Light to medium bodied with low severals of carbonation.
O: Described on the label as a "Vielle Saison (Old Saison)," it seems more like a sweeter version of a Gueze to me. Whatever it is, delicious and enjoyed it.

Jan 31, 2020
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TreyIsWilson from Michigan

4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a lightly hazed gold with a one finger fizzy white head. Light amount of sticky lacing.

S - Aroma is lemon, lacto funk and oak.

T - The taste is lemon, green apple, peach skins, white wine, lacto funk and oak.

M - Medium body with medium/low carbonation. Soft mouthfeel with a bone dry finish.

O - A very nice wild ale. Light and easy drinking. I will definetly pick this up again.

Sep 15, 2019
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Franziskaner from Missouri

4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Copper colored with a fingernail of off white around the rim and covering half of the top. The aroma is of brettanomyces and oats. I’m tasting a much more brettanomyces forward beer than the nose let’s on. There’s also just a touch of light malt and earthy saison yeast. The mouth is very dry, crisp, and moderately carbonated.

Jul 06, 2019
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

If brewers like Jester King would have it, they'd be bringing sexy back but in the sudsy forms. Proving that there's a market for the cyclical rotation of the days of ale gone by, their rustic saison proves that what's old is new again, over and over.

Pouring a translucent goldenrod appearance, Dad Uberkind leads with a voluminous honeycomb froth that nearly topples the tulip. Breaming with both funk and fauna, a familiar wine, cider and honeysuckle perfumes opens up the nose ahead of the earthen pungency of leather, weathered woods and damp hay. Washing the tongue with the effervescence of grain and gusto, a light honey, wafer and sourdough taste teases the early palate in a brief introduction of malt.

Once the sweetness bounces from the tongue, the tastebuds are open for the dried fruit peels of pink grapefruit, orange, lemon, apple, peach and apricot. An undertow of French cider and white wine teases the tongue with sourness while a spicy hop bitterness of pepper, pine and peat await the late palate.

Medium light in body, the brisk acidity, oaken earthiness and oaken spice all aids to dry the palate and usher in a fast fleeting aftertaste of hay, lemongrass and geranium. Meanwhile, an aura of funk floats about the retro olfactory senses with notions of cellar funk, attic woods and an overall gamey, mushroom-like character.

Feb 15, 2019
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Sabtos from Ohio

4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Foggy burnt gold with a uniform white foam that settles to a bubbly collar leaving a couple of reaching arms of lace.

Smell is bright oak, aged citrus rind and zest, pear and grassy light funk.

Overall semi-bitter in the grassy, weedy finish, it actually starts off with bright citrus and lightly sharp, oaky yet acidic funk accented by a touch of pepper. The perfectly moderate body has a just present enough effervescence and finishes perfectly semi-dry.

Made with such a deft touch, for something that could have been unwieldy in so many different directions, this is quite balanced and comes across as simple, very easy to drink and approach, but has great depth.

Blend #5 June 2018 vintage

Feb 07, 2019
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Frudel from Canada (QC)

4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch #4
Yellow/orange colored body with a white head.
Rustic nose, funk, buckwheat when it warms up.
Slight tarness, a bit sweet, "Rockets" candies feels alike.
Feels a bit watery, brief aftertaste.
A lovely beer!

Oct 10, 2018
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Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Blend #3. Macintosh apple, hint of lemon, some lacto and oak. Simple grain malt profile. A bit of funk, but this is balanced. Shorter finish. Perfect brew for a humid day like today. Light and refreshing. Not bad.

Jul 18, 2017
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shadetree67 from Minnesota

4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Batch 3

A: Hazy Golden Orange with lots of sediment. No lacing and spots of foam ride the surface for the duration.

S: Grains, hint of lemon, hay, some funk. Smells like a good farmhouse should.

T: Lactic, grains, slight lemon and hay. Musty funk. Slight mineral flavor. Not much farmhouse spice.

F: Low to Medium Dryness. Low to medium carbonation level. Sour level is a 2 or 3 out of 10. More tart than sour. Slightly acetic

O: Very drinkable and easy to crush a 750 on my own. Complex enough to keep you interested. Wish the carb was a bit higher.

Kind of surprised that this is the base for atrial rubicite. If no one told me, I'd have never guessed.

Sep 20, 2015
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brentk56 from North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a cloudy honey color with a fizzy head; the retention was not great though it did leave a smattering of foam spots clinging to the tulip

Smell: Grain and funk, with some vague hints of lemon and strawberry

Taste: Grainy, up front, with acetic tartness building along with the funk; vague lemon and strawberry tones linger, after the swallow; the finish is filled with cheesy funk

Mouthfeel: Medium body with low to moderate carbonation

Overall: Like all of JK's offerings, this is an interesting beer; I didn't care for it as much as many of the others I have tried

Thanks, RobertH50, for the opportunity

Jan 21, 2015
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gcamparone from Rhode Island

4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a Jester King stemmed glass. Acquired in a trade from Trey.. thanks bro!

Pours a super hazy, cloudy dull golden body with a bubbly white head that reduces fairly quickly to a think layer of foam.
Smells sour, tart, citrusy, lactic, musty, and somewhat oaky with hints of farmhouse spices in the background.
Big sour notes of tart citric acid, fruit peels, sour apple, dry champagne, oak, caramel and spices on the finish. The aftertaste is super dry and tart, leaving an acidic sourness on the tongue. Medium carbonation, super drinkable, refreshing and crisp.

A very nicely crafted Wild Ale.. very complex and flavorful, on the acidic side. If you're into sours, this is a beer to seek out!

Oct 03, 2014
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Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Bottle: Poured a cloudy orangey color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and some light lacing. Aroma consists of sour and tart notes with light funky notes. Taste is also dominated by some sour and tart notes with some funky yeasty notes in the background with limited acidity level. Body is full with limited filtration and medium carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Not as complex as I was anticipating and saison base beer is hard to decipher through all this aging but very good rink nonetheless.

Aug 26, 2014
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Karibourgeois from Texas

4/5  rDev -4.3%

Clear straw colored pour with a minimal head and medium carbonation. Funky smell with an aroma of tart grapes and a little grass. Taste is nice and tart with flavors of sour fruit including lemon and pear backed with some oak tones and a hint of green apple. Very effervescent mouthfeel. Finishes with a nice lingering tart green apple taste that could be compared to the taste of a Jolly Rancher candy.

Mar 08, 2014
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WTKeene from New Mexico

4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Served on-tap at Jester King on 2/1/14 into a small Jester King wine glass. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance: Opaque golden body, a small and loose head that persists quite a while.

Smell: Wow. That smells like blue cheese. Blue. Cheese. Can't say I was expecting that. If I had to be more specific, I'd say Roquefort Papillon, because of the fruity (raspberry?) hints that are present as well.

Taste: Yep, that nose didn't lie. This is blue cheese in beer form. Tart in a lemon juice kind of way, but not mouth-puckering. A relatively prominent maltiness is apparent too. Delicious, if you like blue cheese (I love it).

Mouthfeel: On the flatter side of carbonated, but enough for the beer. This sticks around in the mouth for a while.

Overall: Really unique, like so much that Jester King does, and I'm glad I tried it. I imagine I'll continue to seek it out, I really enjoyed the experience, as strange as it was.

Feb 02, 2014
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Seanniek91 from Rhode Island

4.52/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served from a 750 bottle into a stemmed Hill Farmstead tulip. Cellar temp.

Appearance- Crystal clear golden color with quick foamy white head that left some nice lacing.

Smell-Funky yeast, lemons, green grapes, grass, light oak. Real nice and earthy.

Taste-Lemons, light cider vinegar, green apples, funked up oak, vanilla, list goes on and on. Nicely tart and funky with fruit forward flavors and a nice bitterness at the end. Reminds me of a white wine.

Mouthfeel- Pretty well carbonated with a super light body. Very refreshing and easy to drink.

Overall-Real nice oak aged tart saison. Super light which is great and not too yeasty. Greast saison.

Jan 09, 2014
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.39/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

definitely one of the best saisons ive ever had, and ive had it a few times now. it gets better every time, really. also maybe one of the most oaky ive had, really intensely flavored by the wood. rusty orange in color, darker for the style, hazy, almost smoky looking, foggy might be better, with a vibrant white head. funky nose, really cool yeast here, like all jester king sours and wilds and saisons, but it stands out the best in this beer I think. red wheat malt? its different than most on the malt bill, a little richer. some citrusy funk to this, mild acid on the feel, and absurdly fierce carbonation, which just dances and sings on my tongue. if this isn't the best saison out there, its darn near it. probably my favorite beer from jester king to date, although they have all been really different and really enjoyable. a real treat this one, if you can find it.

edit: much different experience on draft than it is in the bottle, considerably more sour on tap than it ever has been in the bottle, and where has all the carbonation gone? an almost unrecognizable beer from the tap, still outstanding and unique, just not as lively and funky as the bottle...

Oct 10, 2013
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biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.86/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml bottle. Merci beaucoup to Phyl21ca for getting this one to me, in a roundabout way, from Texas to Quebec, to Alberta.

This beer pours a hazy, cloudy, medium golden amber hue, with one skinny finger of lazily foamy, mostly creamy dirty white head, which leaves a bit of spooky splattered lace around the glass as things bleed away.

It smells of a host of mildly tart fruit - lemon, cherries, and strawberries, mostly - a subtle, pleasant enough funk, grainy, somewhat wheaty pale malt, some middling wet wood notes, a bit of lactic sourness, and leafy, earthy hops. The taste is much more woody than the nose let on, the graininess of the planks redolent of barnyard funk, and a further general mustiness, with some caramel-tinged pale malt, underwhelmingly edgy wheat chaff, an uncertain mixed drupe fruitiness, a bit of sour lemon rind, and subtle earthy, leafy hops.

The bubbles are fairly sedate, but supportive at the same rate, the body medium-light in weight, the wood and the general sense of the underlying style dictating much here, while the creeping smoothness is all local goodness. It finishes on the dry side, the funk, hops, fruit, and malt all in cahoots.

Barrel-aging something as finely-calibrated as a saison seems patently unnecessary, but I will defend any brewer's right to do so. Anyways, it kind of actually works here, the wood well integrated into the funky vector of the whole deal. Not as wild as yer typical funkhead might appreciate, but well-rounded and enjoyable for the style.

Sep 27, 2013
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Goblinmunkey7 from Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Hazy dark gold/sunset orange. Small, bubbly, bright-white head drops to a small cap in short order. Decent retention. Moderate to high carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Small hint of lemon. Carries that distinct woody, earthy, and grassy/floral yeast profile I expect from Jester King yeast. Some light pale malt sweetness. Combo of sour/tart aromas. Hits on brett, pedio, and lacto along with a some cereal grains. Powdery soft spice. Some tropical hints along with banana. A lot going on. Nice balance of wood/oak. Honey. Wood element adds its own sweetness of green branches.

Taste: Sour pear and lemon juice. Bright tropical fruit layered over some ripe banana and soft yeasty spice. Yeast drops some esters and a mealy apple/pear. Blend of bugs leaves some period and lacto tartness coupled with some bretty funk. Grass clippings with a decidedly floral edge. Mildly tart with a strong current of oak. Pale malts add some sweetness and a minor toasted element.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a moderate carbonation. Clean with a slightly wet mouthfeel.

Overall: I'm adopting a family of great babies.

Complex and then some. Jester King wins again.

Sep 15, 2013
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angrybabboon from Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Consumed 9/15/13

Das töpcheers to Göblinmunkey7 for sharing this

Appearance: Deep, rich orange with some interesting tangerine, gold, and bright copper tones - pours with a large, bright white head, fades to a small few wisps of a cap - lightly hazy and cloudy, which is fine for the style

Smell: Absurdly fragrant, potent, ripe, floral, and woody - very interesting funk, with some Brett, barnyard, ripe yeast, sour acidity, and tartness - wood is very ripe, fresh, like other Jester King beers aged on oak spirals - orange, tangerine, grapefruit, and lemon - some light fruits - some big floral notes as well

Taste: Big, bold, and funky - nice pale malts, with some light grains at the base - interesting funk, with some ripe Brett, barnyard, and some big, fruity esters - some light fruits, like pears and apples, some clove - big floral notes - tons of wood as well, ripe oak, reminds me of cedar for some reason - some nice citrus, with lemon, orange, and grapefruit - some earthy notes - finishes very clean

Mouthfeel: Medium body, nicely juicy, nicely carbonated, great finish

Overall: Das Tastybeer

While there are some sour and tart notes here, overall I'd consider it more of a saison than a wild. Regardless of what it is, this beer is really, really good. Jester King makes some interesting saisons, and this is one of the best.

Sep 15, 2013
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3sheets2wind from Texas

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Love love love love this beer. It is a vielle saison and it is my kind of sour. Beautiful gold pour with a small head and intricate lacing. Smells like a lemon orchard crossed with a hay bale. Taste is refined. Sour, but not pucker-your-lips sour. Highly drinkable. What little hops are there seem to make the beer cleaner and fresher. This is not only my favorite beer that Jester King makes, it is the best saison I have ever had.

Aug 04, 2013
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facundoCNB from New Jersey

4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A hazy golden copper pour with 2 fingers o white head leaving behind a bit of lacing. Funky Brett aromas, jasmine, citrusy (lemon and orange), wet grass.
Acidic sour was hits the front as funky Brett notes hit the back of the palate. A nice citrus fruit and floral explosion. Some wood notes add a touch of bitterness.
Light to medium in body with high carbonation, this is extremely refreshing.
Wasn't sure what to expect from this one, but damn did I fall in love with it!

Jul 31, 2013
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TXBulldog from Texas

4.64/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Bomber poured into Jester King tulip.

Hazy light copper color, turning more to amber where the light hits it. Sizable initial head fades fast but does not disappear completely. Moderate lacing.

Lots of tart fruit and farmhouse funk in this one. Lemon and green apple come through the strongest. Some oak notes come through on the nose.

Immediate hit of tartness followed by fantastic sour notes that linger on the palate. Lots of earthy funkiness underlying both. This is very drinkable, but really rewards being sipped slowly and letting the flavors develop. Jester King bills themselves as a 'farmhouse' brewery and this beer really captures why that fits them so well.

Mouthfeel is light to medium with just enough carbonation to give a crisp finish. Think nice champagne.

If Jester King didn't make this in such limited quantities then I'd consider it their signature beer. The degree of tart/sour flavors here may make it a bit much for anyone who's not a fan of the style, but for those who are or are willing to give it a try this is well worth seeking out.

Jul 07, 2013
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tectactoe from Michigan

4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to ExperimentalAles for this one. It pours like you'd expect for a saison - cloudy, almost to the point of being opaque, with golden edges and an orange, sunburst center. A nice, big, foamy white cap piles up and leaves some decent lacing on the glass. It shows nice retention and lasts at least half-way down the glass.

Very pleasant aroma, right from the first sniff. Tart green apples, some zesty lemon and citrus fruits, and a nice dose of farmhouse aromas. Mild funk in the form of some hay and cork-like mustiness. It smells very refreshing and zesty, like something you could drink in the middle of summer in the backyard on the deck.

...And the first sip confirms that it is indeed that type of beer. Lemon zest, ripe green apples, some oaky tannins, and apple cider vinegar are all discernible from the start. A good mix of saison and sour-type flavors that share the stage nicely, with none of them necessarily overpowering any other. Refreshing doesn't even begin to describe this beer, and even at 6.5% ABV, I'm already feeling like I could sip this in the heat all day.

Some acidity opens up over time and the funk comes out even more, though it was still present in the beer's early stages. Barnyard-y cork and wet, musty cellar with a sharp, dry finish. It leaves your mouth coated with a slight apple skin tartness and a funky Brett finish. Nice mouth feel, thin-medium bodied with a commanding carbonation presence that aids in projecting the flavors forward.

I've been very impressed with nearly every Jester King offering I've had so far, and this one was no exception. As I already said, my glass was empty and I felt as though I could have easily torn through a gallon of this stuff. So refreshing, crisp, and easy to drink. Makes me sad this stuff isn't available in my area. Hopefully JK starts expanding their operation pretty soon.

Jul 05, 2013
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