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.
drfabulous (3569) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the 750 bottle. Big yeasty saison. Some overall fruit and oak from barrel. Light brett. Not dry, but tasty.
Inbreak (1393) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
04.05.2013, tap @ CBC:
Frisk lett fruktig lukt med preg av klistermerketyggis, gjær, kalk, høy, gras sitrusskal. Frisk lett beisk syrlig smak med preg av lys malt, humle, syregras, sitrusskal, gjær, gras, høy, kalk. God bitterhet som set litt. Grei.
Reynolds314 (2011) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 13, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really nice oaky sour with nice noble hop bite at the back end. Lactic tartness and some lemon, funk, grass, and herbs. Nice beer.
drjay44 (2447) - Salida, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml. bottle. Pours a thin, poorly retained off white head, over a cloudy orange gold (SRM 6) body.....nose is light fruit with pear apple tones, hints of barnyard funk, light cereal.....taste is mild sour, lightly tart, hints of wood, light fruits pear apple, finishing with light sour....mouth feel light of medium, carbonation high with a clean acid finish. The pleasant sourness is somewhat too dominant for a Saison, and the malt backbone in both aroma and flavor is a bit too hidden. I did not detect the barrels. The net is a nice quenching, refreshing Sour that falls into no category except to be pleasant to consume. BJCP 7/3/13/4/6
Ernesto987 (3230) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow this is fantastic, hoppy and sour, herbal and awesome, I really like jester king
deekyn (989) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - pours hazy honey with no head. S - hoppy. Nelson hops. Musty, catty, lemony, yeasty. Floral notes as well. Hints of white wine and wet oak. M - dry vibrant and light. Hoppier than I expected. Bitter end. Lightly tart. T - drinks clean. Bitter grassy hops, Nelson hops. Light catty and musty notes. Lemon juice and yeast on the palate. End is bitter hops, mineral water and lightly astringent. The lemon juice and grassy hops through out. O - nice dry hoppy saison. 3.8
alexsdad06 (4353) - Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared by b3shine Dec. 2012. Pours a hazy golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor had a tingly tart fruity character with citrus and white grapes, some apple juice, woody, acidic,very mild whiskey notes, drying at the finish. Good flavor up front, but fades a bit at the end. Still, solid for 4.5%.
nuplastikk (4090) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle shared by Madbeerbaron. Hazy orange-tan body. Patchy, soapy white head. Mellow lemon-lime, citrus, tropical flavors. Really quite nice, sessionable, authentic. Effervescent, light and fluffy on the palate. Great.
jcartamdg (1599) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy orange gold with a paper thin white head. Aroma of fresh bitter hops, wheat and oak. Taste is bitter, slightly tart, slight malt presence, wheat, oak and citrus. Light and really drinkable. I don’t know that I would call this beer sour but there is a slight tartness.
tleaver33 (62) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours straw yellow with minimal white head. Aromas of apricot, lemon zest and white wine. Taste is very very much the same. Apricot and white wine flavors up front. Subtle lemon zest on the finish. Very light and refreshing.