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 King’s 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 can’t enjoy the delicate hop flavor. Crisp, medium-thin body with a perfect carbonation level. In many ways, Das Wunderkind! reminds me of New Belgium’s Le Terroir---the sour, dry-hop, and funk all blend together supremely well. Really enjoyable, and at 4.2% ABV, immensely drinkable. Easily Jester King’s finest effort to date.
bigda83 (343) - Jamestown, New York, USA - APR 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Feb 2014 bottle. Poured slowly to a clear straw golor with a small bubblywhite head. Aromas of yeast, funk, hay, fruits, and floral. Flavor was funky brett, hay/straw, tart cherry, and a bit of earthy and wood notes. Body was light with a thin texture. Carbonation was very high and fizzy and bit the tongue a bit. Dry wine type finish.
jbruner (2837) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at catch 22 bottle share! Pours a hazy yellow a thin white head. Aroma and taste of awesome brett funk, citrus over horse blanket barnyard goodness. This was a nice treat!
danlo (1503) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 pt 9.4 fl oz bottle from Mikkeller webshop. Yellow golden colour, frothy white foam head leaving lacing and nose of lemon rind, wheaty, leather, funk. Flavour is malt & wheat, woody oak, old leather, funky, with tart fruity citrus rind sourness. Light bodied, high carbonation, dry sour finish. Nicely drinkable.
pineypower (2667) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle via trade. pours out a decent, somewhat cloudy orange color with a small white head. Aroma is of some funky yeast, light plastic-like brett, some sweet floral notes, mild lemon peel. Taste is of light grains, not as much funk as in the aroma, but it is there. Body is pretty light, some mild tart citrus, basement, plastic, funky/tart yeast notes.
tderoeck (5721) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
6/III/15 - 75cl bottle @ ACBF 2015 (Vichte) - BB: n/a (2015-282) Thanks to all for sharing today’s beers!
Clear pale yellowish beer, creamy off-white head, little stable, adhesive, leaving some lacing in the glass. Aroma: funky, sourish, floral, somewhat weird, vinegar. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: bit salty, bitter, funky, brett notes, some vinegar-like acidity. Aftertaste: funky, brett, some coffee, vegetables. Meh...
markoijelena (983) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAR 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0.75l taste sample at Alvinne Craft Beer Festival 2015 Vichte Belgium.Pour it hazy golden color with small white head.On the nose herbs, sour.Taste and aroma of artichokes, herbs, cereals, sour on the end.Good balanced and very interesting.
BOSSbrewer (2319) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 19, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had with Bruce from a bottle he picked up at a gas station in Austin and generously shared. Pours a clear golden with two fingers of foamy head. Aroma is yeasty with lots of citrus and some funk. Really nice aroma. Flavor follows with lots of citrus, especially orange peel, and nice bitterness. More funk. Very light and refreshing and bursting with flavor. Really nice beer. Enjoyed this almost as much as the company of Bruce.
weihenweizen (2027) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle, blended on August 14, 2014, poured into a glass. Clear golden with small/medium white head. Aroma is dry yeasty aroma, medium/light body, medium/light carbonation, and some medium-bubble lacing. Taste is yeasty, some funk, a little oak, little complexities, and dry finish. Saison, not a sour.
ThirstyBird (1993) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAR 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled @ ACBF 2015. Pours a pale, golden yellow with an off-white head. The nose is grain, spice and fruit. The taste is spice tart fruit, ending dry, spicy and crisp. Light in body and effervescent.
Bierridder_S (208) - BELGIUM - MAR 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
07/03/2015 sample from 750 ml bottle @ ACBF 2015, Vichte.
Hazy orangr. Aroma : lemon, hops, funky. Taste : lemon, citrus, hops. This is not my favorite taste but I could imagine opening a bottle on a hot summer’s day and I would be glad with it.