Das Überkind
Jester King Brewery

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Jester King Brewery
Texas, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #417
Ranked #4,537
4.15 | pDev: 7.95%
Feb 14, 2021
Dec 02, 2012
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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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Reviewed by BerryKumquat from California

4.7/5  rDev +13.3%
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
Rated: 4.24 by Scottsbeer from Florida

Jan 01, 2021
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
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
Rated: 4.25 by rare_bird from Michigan

Apr 26, 2020
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Reviewed by Thomas_Wikman from Texas

4.51/5  rDev +8.7%
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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Reviewed by VoxRationis from New York

4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
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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Reviewed by TreyIsWilson from Michigan

4.19/5  rDev +1%
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
Rated: 4.02 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Aug 14, 2019
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Rated by bubseymour from Maryland

4.64/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Had with my lunch at Mekong.
Aug 10, 2019
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
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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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.15/5  rDev 0%
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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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
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
Rated: 4.12 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Nov 11, 2018
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Reviewed by Frudel from Canada (QC)

4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
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
Rated: 4.63 by Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas from Texas

Sep 16, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Jan 29, 2018
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Reviewed by Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
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
Rated: 4.02 by jdimento from Texas

May 02, 2017
Rated: 4.1 by Magery from Kentucky

Apr 29, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Apr 02, 2017
Rated: 4.03 by jaydoc from Kansas

Oct 10, 2016
Rated: 4 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Oct 08, 2016
Rated: 4.38 by MammothTarantula from Colorado

Sep 12, 2016
Rated: 4.42 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania

Aug 30, 2016
Rated: 4.07 by cyrushire from Florida

Aug 05, 2016
Rated: 4.42 by potion from Pennsylvania

Jul 26, 2016
Rated: 4.35 by rjp217 from Massachusetts

Jul 11, 2016
Rated: 4.44 by Dogleg from Pennsylvania

Jun 17, 2016
Rated: 4.15 by sd123 from Georgia

May 31, 2016
Rated: 4.43 by OKFine from Michigan

May 31, 2016
Rated: 4.47 by JamesStreet from Louisiana

May 29, 2016
Rated: 4.06 by Ryannotbryan from Texas

May 28, 2016
Rated: 4.1 by aufie from Texas

May 27, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

May 21, 2016
Rated: 4.06 by Wayne17 from Texas

Mar 23, 2016
Rated: 4 by phattman073 from Texas

Dec 24, 2015
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Reviewed by shadetree67 from Minnesota

4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
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
Rated: 3.96 by Brew33 from Ohio

Aug 25, 2015
Rated: 4.55 by ext1rpate from Texas

Aug 15, 2015
Rated: 4.2 by rocksteady726 from Massachusetts

Jun 20, 2015
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