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.
Yorker (1857) - Herning, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl bottle @ home. Pours hazy golden with a little sediment and a white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are citrus, yeast, brett, and oak - with a dry finish.
tomer (2402) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - OCT 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught, almost no head, mellow yeasty aroma with some fruit and just a funky hint, flowery flavor, medium shrubby bitterness and a bit of vinegary sourness that becomes stronger, bitter but not too hoppy. Good.
Bricktop86 (675) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap pale clear yellow with a white head. Aroma is funky and fruity. Taste follows nose.
thorongil2 (1966) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) hazy, pale yellow colour with a small white head; aroma of citrus, stewed fruit, then funk; smooth palate; balanced flavour with a long, light bitter and sour finish
onceblind (6053) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy hay hued with a thin foamy white head. Huge meaty and peppery nose, funky saison and grassy tones. Great peppery and blonde malty flavor with a bit of cured meat and earthy funk. Lovely.
Martinus (4280) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber golden colour, white head. Sour aroma, apricot, malts. Sour flavour, citrus, yoghurt. Sour, spicy finish.
(from bottle @ RBESG ’14 London Grand Tasting, Moncada tasting room)
rouhlas (1701) - GREECE - AUG 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From tap. Hazy yellow color with off white head. Funky yeasty aroma, dusty, bretty, barnyard notes, wood, tart citrusy fruity. Sweet and light acidic taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
Ratpatrol1019 (70) - Palm desert, California, USA - AUG 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: lemon and sour grass.
Appearance: cloudy with some yeast floaties
Taste: tart and some of the essay character.
Palate: thin lively carbonation.
Overall: taste fizzy refreshing spritzer like with the flavor of the lemon grass you chewed on as a kid.
GreatDane1632 (1124) - Alabama, USA - AUG 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle poured into Prairie stemware -- very cloudy be with tiny but persistent white head. Aroma is tart lemon and hint of yeast funk. Flavor is a well attenuated slight tart Saison. Refreshing and well done.
jrob21 (3046) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared by ericteusink at 4th of July. Wild barnyard, hay, and yeast aromas and flavors. Little bit of sourness on the finish with some pepper spice. Light lemon fruit working throughout.