Niall73 (2153) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at the Rate Beer European Summer Gathering on 09/08/14. From brief notes… Pours a light orange with a white head. Nice, sour lemon curd aroma. Light body, zingy. Lemon meringue - but tart! Nice.
RichTheVillan (4071) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines drank during RBESG; cloudy light orange pour with a thin bubbly white head, aroma of tart fruits and citrus, tart fruit taste with some grapes and citrus, some malt action and acidity.
roxtersoxter (358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch #15. Pours light hazy yellow with very fizzy white head out of bottle. Aroma of grass, citrus and barn. Tart taste to start but finishes with smooth citrus and fruit. Great sour!
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HoppyBudgie (812) - SOLA, NORWAY - JUL 28, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy golden with small head. Good lacing Aroma is tart, bretty, some wood, critrus, pine, lots of grapefruit and some barn. Taste is grapefruit, brett, nice acidic. Lots fo fruits, grapefruit. Sour and nice saison that is perfect top sip on a warm summer day. Just what i needed, Bottle is 1 year thou so the acidity is stronger. Soft carbonation, oily texture
crajun (1047) - , Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a sour, really a saison. Nice aroma - grass, citrus. Taste was light, good amount of carbonation. light citrus and then tartness - no bitterness or much funk and not sour. good for summer; just not a tart beer liker
DrunkSanta410 (491) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to glass. Batch 15 - 2/25/14. Pours a hazy light yellow with champagne like white head. Aroma is funky, with yeast and tart notes. Hops come through a bit with some tropical fruit, peaches. Smells delicious. Taste is lightly tart, slight vinegar, slight salinity. Funky. Some citrus, slight grass. Lightly fruity. No real bitterness. Very smooth. Palate is light body, heavy carbonation. Overall this was a fantastic beer, not overly sour but what tartness is present lingers on the palate. Would be great on a hot day. Well done.
MikeLuke23 (83) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This might be my favorite JK beer. Nice aroma of funk and pear. Good Co2, great mouthfeel. slightly tart, but not to sour. Very drinkable.
allmyvinyl (5501) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle from the brewery via Anthony at a brew night. Pours hazy yellow, no head. Light sour aromas, spice, lemon, hint of the oak. Taste is complex, lots going on, whilst also refreshing. Lovely stuff.
HuskerTan (700) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A- Citrus, wheat, yeasty, tart, funk.
A- Very pale yellow color, hazy liquid, white head.
T- Vinegar, citrus, sour, tart, funk, yeasty, pickles, sweet, slightly bitter.
P- Light body, crisp texture, medium carbonation, tart finish.
O- My first sour and what an experience it was. Not as sour as I was expecting it to be however. I couldn’t tell that it was aged in oak or whiskey barrels at all but that really doesn’t seem to matter. This beer has a vinegar and tart citrus taste that works quite well and finishes with a lingering dill pickle flavor. Very odd and unique but nothing less would be expected from Jester King. Already looking forward to trying my next sour.
jbuskirk (554) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 13, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
It’s remarkable when you can find a beer that has a huge richness of flavor but doesn’t have a lot of alcohol. Das Wunderkind hearkens back to the Belgian ales of yore, a time when lively yellow ales like this one were brewed for hydration as well as enjoyment. Smelling of funky, fruity esters, Das Wunderkind alerts the nose of the yeasty properties of this beer. On the tongue, the ale has a sour bite like vinegar and citrus rolled into one. The finish is smooth and satisfying. Known for their delicious oddball concoctions, Jester King clearly has what it takes to work with these strange yeast strains. Though not easy to find these days, Das Wunderkind is definitely worth seeking out.