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Das Überkind Organic Vieille Saison | Jester King Brewery

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Das Ãœberkind Organic Vieille SaisonDas Ãœberkind Organic Vieille Saison
BA SCORE
4.15/5
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276 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#2,047
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
276
pDev:
8.19%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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59
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Trade:
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Photo of Seanniek91
4.52/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.39/5  rDev +5.8%
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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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.86/5  rDev -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.

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Das Überkind Organic Vieille Saison from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 276 ratings
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