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Jester King Le Petit Prince Farmhouse Table Beer (Batch 1-10)

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Formerly brewed at Jester King Brewery
Style: Saison
Austin, Texas USA
Serve in Tulip

bottled
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RATINGS: 281   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 87   ABV: 2.9%
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We’re pleased to announce the release of our latest beer – Le Petit Prince Farmhouse Table Beer. Le Petit Prince is a 2.9% ABV farmhouse table beer brewed with pilsner malt, two row malt, pale malt, pale malted wheat, a touch of Caramunich and acidulated malt, lots of Czech Saaz, East Kent Golding and/or other hops (depending on availability) and farmhouse yeast. This is a beer we’ve been excited about for quite some time now, as we believe that it’s a clear, simple expression of the delicate, delightful interplay between noble hops and farmhouse yeast.


TAR's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JAN 23, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2013 Pale gold. Big-bubbled but well-sustained fluffy white head. Attractive nose of white peach, lemongrass, uncured hay, gum, flowery hops and some peppery phenol. Hint of plaster, mineral, Dupontlike sulfur, gooseberry, and lactic acid. Gentle pinpricks of carbonation. Highly invigorating with a well-rounded lemony tartness to open things up. Complementary surge of ripe, well-detailed haylike pils malt provides a reasonably sturdy base as delicate breaths of soft lilac gracefully poke through. Elegantly weightless malt, yet fairly textural with a pleasant grassiness. Wheatlike twang augments drinkability as does a slippery melonlike dimension. Lactic acid nestles snugly into the palate, firming up the highly mineralic body. Remarkably light in body, yet far from frail or empty. Conversely, things are brightly flavorsome, with a healthy dose of hop-derived nectar and well-extracted malt aiding the light frame as they supply the body with much-needed depth. Finishes with a lactic acid snap which gently curbs the semi-starchy pils malt. Tasty medley of grassy and floral hops lingers. Up until now, the three JK beers I have sampled have been emphatic duds. But I’ll be darned if this isn’t a pretty nice one. Could still use a bit more pils depth to offset the tangy wheat and acid malt, as well as some ramped up hop bitterness, which is pretty much nonexistent. And it does lack some of the rustic charm and estery sophistication of the greats like De la Senne Zinnebir, Taras Boulba, De Ranke XX Bitter, etc. But as this is my favorite style of beer to drink, hands down, one might say this is a step toward redemption. Any brewery that can brew a clean and sessionable beer from noble hops and light-colored grains gets a thumbs up from me! A pleasant saison.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (7514) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2015
750 ml bottle. From some Texas beer store.
The bottle doesn’t say what batch is it but it’s bought before Oct 2013 so it must be batch #10 or earlier. Cloudy yellow colour with a small white head. Mild juicy fruity hops, mild yeast and some dry maltiness in the aroma. The flavour is dry malt, grassy hops, mild bitterness, grainy notes and some spices. Easy but enjoyable Saison. A bit thin though but hey... it’s only 2.9%.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brandman (2165) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2015
Clear golden body, very small wihte head. Green hue. Aroma has light maltiness, noble hops, bit mellow yeast. Peppery notes. Flavour is quite mellow and phenoly peppery notes come through. Light sorbus, some acids, very nice yeasty notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10980) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2015
Bottle. Batch 9/10. Frothy White good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Light malty and heavy hoppy and light yeasty aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
roxtersoxter (353) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Pours unfiltered yellow with thick white head out of bottle. Aroma wheat, flowers, and bread. Light flavor of wheat with hint of citrus. Good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6165) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 28, 2014
"Delicate lemony floral and grassy aroma and flavor. There’s a little grainy malt and yeast in the flavor as well. Crisp and clean...pretty damn good for a low abv beer. Too bad it ain’t priced like one."

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (2628) - BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
Belgian-style blonde table beer with wheat malt. Stable, cream white, sticky, moussy head and pale blonde colour with greenish hue, hazy like a witbier. Wheaty aroma with citrussy hops, sour cream, bread, cookies, green apple. Smooth and light palate with fresh citrus touch, light wheat sourness and mellow, bready barley malt, flowery and even peppery hop bitterness in the finish, much stronger than in normal Belgian table beers, long and a bit drying acidity; evidently a watery mouthfeel. Not sure what to think of this, it reminds me more of Dupont’s Biolégère and therefore a table beer version of saison rather than an actual triple table beer.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
John25 (734) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle. Clear yellow with a huge white head. Apple juice aroma. Light malts blend well with the farmhouse yeast. Super clean and light. A little grass and hay. Overall, easy but very forgettable. -- Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2014
In short: A low abv and well hopped Belgian blonde ale that is not watery. Interesting alternative thirst quencher.
How: Bottle 750ml, a few times, always fresh.
The look: Cloudy yellow-blonde body topped by a small white head.
In long: This is a beer I’ve had a few times, never thought it was much of a Saison even if ratebeer says it is a Saison. Of course the beer is dry (d’oh, 2.9%) but I never thought it had that Saison character. What it had was extremely high drinkability, as easy to drink as a 2.9% beer should be without sacrificing the taste. You’ve got the typical Belgian blonde ale fruity esters and flavors (bananas and others) and a generous grassy hoppiness. Doughy round chewy cereals. Never watery despite its size. Quite an aromatic little beer. I wish someone would make beers like that in cheap 6-pack, but in semi-pricey 750ml I’ll go back to cheaper low abv pale ales to quench my thirst. Named after a famous book, that thing that is like a very long rating that doesn’t talk about beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hermod (3563) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2014
75cl bottle, Gråsälstasting #4. Thx Jookos! Pours hazy golden, frothy white head. Nice citrusy, fruity, sour notes, apricots in aroma. Flavor has apricots, wheat, citrus and kiwi. Nice fruity finish. Awesome. And only 2,9.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SperkeleForce (641) - FINLAND - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle 75 CL. Ty to Jookos. Hazy yellow color with frothy lacing head. Nice fruity hops, apricot, citrus. Great taste for such a low alcohol level.

- beerbasher


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