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Das Ãœberkind Organic Vieille SaisonDas Ãœberkind Organic Vieille Saison
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery
Texas, United States | website

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Funk and tartness abound in this dry, golden, “old” saison aged for months in oak barrels. Unfiltered, unpasteurized and naturally carbonated through re-fermentation in the bottle.

Added by LeeryLeprechaun on 12-02-2012

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269
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
24.15%
 
 
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Photo of RoastBeef
2.97/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tasting glass
A- lightly carbonated, head disappears quickly.
S- sour apple
T- SOUR apple,
M- it will make you pucker, followed by a long-lasting oak barrel aftertaste.

Vielle saison, unfiltered bottle-conditioned aged in oak barrels. 6.5% ABV. Jester King's notes were "Funk and tartness abound in this dry, golden, old saison aged for months in oak barrels." Tart is accurate.

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Photo of thagr81us
3.4/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks goes out to funkydelic for sharing this one at one of our Random Sunday Tastings! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured golden yellow-orange with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, butterscotch, butter, earth, funk, and mint. The flavor was of sweet malt, mint, butter, earth, fruit, and funk. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly decent brew. I have to be honest that this one was my least favorite brew from the tasting. The butterscotch note on the nose was very evident throughout the glass and this was a bit of a turn-off to me. The flavor however was comprised mostly of butter and mint. Not sure that was the best combination that is possible for a beer, but they certainly did it with this one. While I can say this was decent, I can also say that it was very close to be a complete disaster if a few more elements had gone wrong. Really glad that they blend this usually instead of leaving it straight.

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Photo of jeonseh
3.48/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by leftyhyzer as part of NWI Tasting Group Bottle Share

A - Hazy golden yellow with no head. Small amount of foam on the sides

S - Lemon, grassy, slight Brett funk with it. Light oak and apple juice

T - Tart vinegar up front with light green apple juice. Light lemon on the finish as well as oak. Light flavor over all

MF - Light carbonation with light oak on the end

O - More of a sour than a Saison as a light tart vinegar is the main taste profile. Good flavor but not too complex overall

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Photo of champ103
3.48/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a chilled hazed, golden/orange color. At first a two finger head bubbles up, then gently and nosily fizzles out. Some nice lace is left behind.
S: I like the nose. Musky, funky yeast up front. Acidic and tart, sour over ripped green apple skins.
T: Basically all that is here is slightly acidic and sour green apple skin. Everything is very quick as well. There is no finish, everything vanishes in a second.
M/D: A thin and light body. Light carbonation, and dry. Nothing lasts here, everything vanishes on the tongue. I wish there was more body and crisper carbonation. With the simple drying acidic bite, this is not hard to drink at all. Though not a lot of substance.

I really liked the nose, even though it was just a bit simplistic. There really is nothing else after a tart acidic bite up front, that just vanishes. A good effort, but not one of the more interesting wilds. Especially with the cost.

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Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
3.72/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer pours a golden orange with a slight haze. A small amount of white head soon falls into a lace around the glass.

Aroma is a mixture of funk and fruit. I get some barnyard aromas, lemon grass, ripe fruit, pineapple. All playing around and moving into and out of the background. Also so honey.

The taste is sweet and funky. It certainly has a barnyard/lemoney finish. The finish is also on the sweet side over a sour finish. Although the beer does have a sour quality.

Mouthfeel is thin and crisp, as can be expected from a sourish beer.

Overall a very unique beer. It is full of a great range of flavors and aromas that make it really great to sip and savor over an extended drinking session.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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.

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Photo of brentk56
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
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

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.77/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to JustXBeer for sharing this one at Retsinis' tasting.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour and tart with some malt, grain, fruity, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with fruity and wood flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is refreshing and easy to drink.

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Photo of lokieman
3.77/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 750ml bottle to tulip

A: Cloudy, haze...a whimper of head that slowly fizzles away to a glimmer of white around the edge of your glass.

S: Tart fruit with wood undertones. Under ripe green apple

T: First you are smacked with tart...then fruity sweetness followed by another round of sour, tartness. Finishes with a lingering sweetness and wood.

M: Dry with enough viscosity for the ale to linger for a few seconds after each sip. Not the highlight but also not a negative.

O: Another nice sour from the JK guys. Probably my third favorite next to Funk Metal and Das Wunderkind! batch 1. Easy to drink and keeps you coming back...very tart yet quite quaffable.

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Photo of EgadBananas
3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: sunny, hazy, medium orange, minimal white head, soapy.

Aroma: white wine musk, subtle tart, citrus, pear, earth, Brett funk, hay, sweet apple.

Taste: light acid sour, tart citrus, grapefruit, herbal, wine-like, funk, musk.

***Good flavors and aromas, but they aren't too forward as a whole. A bit more tart and funky would make it great. Still, it's a good refreshing and drinkable Saison.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.86/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

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Photo of notchucknorris
3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear and glowing golden color, similar to filtered apple cider. I poured this pretty vigorously, but it only brought up about a 1/2 finger bone white head. Some tiny bubbles of lace follow each sip and some lazy bubbles of carbonation trickle up the glass.

S: Smells really fantastic. I started picking things up even off the pour. Tart green apple skin, underripe pineapple, some spicy new oak, brett, light stonefruit, dried mango, and some white pepper.

T: Just doesn't have as much going on as the smell. Starts with tart green apple and a good amount of smooth malt. The maltiness might be a bit too much, because it never really lets the tartness hit as much as it should. The middle and finish are a bit bland. I get some underripe D'Anjou pear, lemon, oak and some funk. Finish is a bit peppery with a nice dryness to it. Overall, this is an enjoyable beer, it's just a touch bland in places.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
4/5  rDev -2.4%

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.

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Photo of MattSweatshirt
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bright hazy golden colored body with a thin white head.

Lots of lemon and oak. Some mustiness hanging behind that. Wheat, apple skin, pear, and melon. Also some sweeter pineapple tropical fruit.

Lots of lemony tartness on the taste. Vinegar, white grape, green apple, wheat, and melon. Love the must and oak going on in it.

Light bodied with a crisp mouthfeel. Finishes dry.

A little more subtle than I was expecting but really nice. You can drink it slow and savor it and also down it fairly fast which I did on each of my two glasses from the bottle. Stoked to see what happens to my next bottle over time with the Brett.

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Photo of inlimbo77
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml, winter '12
Lost Abbey TEKU

A: Slightly hazy, golden orange color. Half finger of bright white head. Stuck around for a little bit, then faded into a thick ring. Good carbonation from bottom of glass.

S: Could smell it as soon as I opened it. Actually getting Gueuze like funk, although mild, upfront. Then some of that barnyard wet hay like stuff. Crisp white grape and green apple.

T: Nice tartness up front. Definitely NOT Gueuze like here. Less funky that that. You get some vinous notes from the barrel, oakiness. It rounds and softens the beer. Get that barnyard wet hay like character, and grassy hop flavors too. That wheat flavor. Dry champagne like finish. Petrus Aged Pale almost?

M: Light bodied and highly carbonated.

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Photo of ColdPoncho
4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Many thanks to H0rnedFr0gs for this bottle

A - A clouded golden straw body with ample white head. Very good look.

S - Fruity, acidic, tart, woody, a bit of earth, some nice funk. A bit placid, but interesting and good smell.

T - Dry, light tartness, wood, a bit of citrus. There's a certain amount of wheatiness to it. The funk, wood, and tartness really excel on the front of the tongue, but its fairly neutral elsewhere.

M - Dry, smooth, medium body

O - a nice beer, some good funky notes to it, Seems like a good candidate for aging.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 6.3.13

A - Pours a cloudy light orange with a small off-white head with good retention.

S - Citrus, oaky, funky - farmhouse.

T - Wood , subtle lemon and orange citrus, a touch of funk.

D - Good carbonation with a very light body.

O - Wood, citrus - Nice saison and super easy to drink.

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Photo of ngeunit1
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. Fades fairly quickly.

S - Wheat, sweet grainy malts, lemon zest, tart green fruits, lactic acid, funky yeasts, Belgian yeast, Brett.

T - Wheat, sweet grainy malts, tart green fruits, lemon zest, lactic acid, funky Brett, Belgian yeast, some coriander and other spices, citrus hops.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a tart, funky, and dry finish.

D - Nice sour saison. Good overall balance and complexity.

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Photo of facundoCNB
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
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!

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Photo of shadetree67
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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Photo of tectactoe
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

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Photo of WTKeene
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

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Photo of davewlfpckfan29
4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My buddy acquired this beer in a trade.
This is a beautiful beer. Wonderful lacing leads me to believe that this would be a nice beer to age.

I love the smell of this beer. slightly sour, tart fruit smell, you can also smell the Brett!

Green apple taste, very soft drinkable mouthfeel considering how tart it is.
Well done Jesterking, by far the best beer I have ever tried from a Texas brewery.

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Photo of angrybabboon
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

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