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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
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
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
272
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
24.15%
 
 
Wants:
61
Gots:
67
For Trade:
3
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Reviews: 33 | Ratings: 272
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 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 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 Drezzok
4.74/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Cloudy, Dirty Golden, almost no carbonation or lacing

Smell: Beautiful, Floral is an understatement, Potpourri, Like Michaels Art Store, Like a Comfortable old musty hobbit hole you never want to leave

Taste: Once it reached 54 degrees it was like Fireworks on the tongue, Subtle Explosions in my mouth of fruity tartness. A Beautiful mustiness, Rustic Glory, Lemony, hints of green apple

Mouthfeel: Little to no Carbonation, Light

Overall: This one is up there with Boxers revenge but so subtle and elegant need more than a bottle to be pick up all the subtle flavors. Just let it warm and open up and it is a beautiful sipper

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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 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 gtermi
4.51/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer pours a cloudy golden body with a thin white head that quickly disappears to nothing.

S: To me this smells freaking amazing. I get that strong amount of sourness, some wheat and a little bit of sweet fruitiness.

T: Like the smell, I am getting a strong amount of sourness, a decent amount of wheat and a little bit of sweetness.

M: There is a strong amount of carbonation on the back of the tongue and the tip of the tongue. Sort of has a champagne type mouthfeel.

O: Just another great beer by Jester King!

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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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Das Überkind Organic Vieille Saison from Jester King Brewery
4.1 out of 5 based on 272 ratings.
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