Das Überkind Organic Vieille Saison | Jester King Brewery

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Das Ãœberkind Organic Vieille SaisonDas Ãœberkind Organic Vieille Saison
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
275
Reviews:
33
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
8.29%
 
 
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59
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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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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4.39/5  rDev +7.1%
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...

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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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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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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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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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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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Das Überkind Organic Vieille Saison from Jester King Brewery
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