Getbetter (554) - Cucamonga, California, USA - AUG 27, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
From a bottle , a very tasty sour head beer, i was really heisted about the beer having a sasion based but wow seek this out!
egajdzis (4894) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of bacteria, toast, vanilla, lemon, and citrus. Taste of vanilla, white wine, wood, tropical fruits, and a tart finish.
Errl (563) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2012 750ml bottle) Pour is a murky orange with Medium white head..Nose is grapefruit, citrus, tartness, farmhouse...Taste is sourness, acidic, citrus fruits, smarties candys, tartness...Palate is tart but not to lingering..Wow, this may be the most easy drinking sour ive had.
jzzbassman (1362) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - MAR 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy gold with very little head aside from big bubbles. What a nice funky, tart, and appetizing aroma! At 4.5% this blows away 99% of the over sweet examples Iíve had lately....it may not be a "traditional"saison but it is a wildly unpredictable one of the type Dany would approve of I would imagine. Tart, sour yet vinous, with apricot and sour strawberry. The low carbonation makes it more drinkable rather than less. Had I known how good this was Iíd have bought a case.
dreddy (17) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle into a tulip glass.
A soft hiss upon opening but the bottle nearly gushes, stopping short just before the foam erupted. Effervescent body is a hazy golden color, bright and yellowish with a thin wisp of off-white foam. Excellent aroma, with fruity hop notes balanced nicely with a whiff of Bretty funk and a tinge of sourness. Grassy, with barnyard hay and earth, too. The dry-hopping has really worked nicely for Das Wunderkind!
Oh wow. I am now sold on Jester Kingís mission of bringing Farmhouse wild ales to the imbibers of Texas. Tart notes from the Lactobacillus mesh beautifully with funky Brett and earthy, grainy malt notes. Sour grips the sides of the tongue, but not so much that the rest of the palate canít enjoy the delicate hop flavor. Crisp, medium-thin body with a perfect carbonation level. In many ways, Das Wunderkind! reminds me of New Belgiumís Le Terroir---the sour, dry-hop, and funk all blend together supremely well. Really enjoyable, and at 4.2% ABV, immensely drinkable. Easily Jester Kingís finest effort to date.
ngeunit1 (1535) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A - Hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. Fades fairly slowly.
S - Sweet wheat and grainy malts, lemon zest, tart green fruits, funky Brett and other yeasts, lactic acid, Belgian yeast, light spices.
T - Sweet grainy malts and wheat, tart green fruits, funky Brett and other yeasts, lactic acid, Belgian yeast, coriander, some other spices, lemon zest, citrus hops.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sour, tart, and dry finish.
D - Great sour saison. Good balance with nice complexity and body.
Metallion66 (26) - - MAR 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was the complete opposite to my uberkind experience. The first bottle I had in January blew me away. It was funky, sour, tart, and very carbonated. Almost gueze like so to speak.
But this time. The sourness and funk was subdued. Still a fantastic beer. But it amazes me what 2 months can do.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
In my opinion, itís Jester Kingís best beer so far. Light, so it doesnít get in the way of the sourness.
bu11zeye (11111) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2012 (750ml bottle and Draught) Pours a clear golden orange body with a moderate white head. Aroma of citrus,yogurt, herbs, florals, earth, pine, vanilla, oak, and grass. Flavor lacto, pedio, lemon, light herbs, earth, and oak with a dry finish. Nice!
NobleSquirrel (3286) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Kan. Thanks! Pours a pale orange-gold with a billowy head. hazed. Nose is really nice. Fruity & tart, loads of Brett C. Peaches and clean. On tasting, light & dry, medium tartness. More peaches and a robust brett profile. Lactic acid and some light vanilla. Quite clean and seems intentional.