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RATINGS: 317   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Traditional, sour, low gravity saison aged in oak wine and whiskey barrels with naturally occurring wild yeast and bacteria from the Texas Hill Country.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dreddy (17) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2012
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.

Sudz4Dayz (160) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2017
750ml bottle obtained in a trade. Pours hazy golden yellow with a fizzy bubbly white head. Very carbonated. Smells funky and tart. Hops and barrel wood come through as well. Winey musk to it along with a wheat finish. Tastes tart, sour, funky, woody, hoppy bitterness cut out with the dry barrel wood. Very good. Nice full mouthfeel and funky aftertaste. Dirnks like a crisp pale ale with a sour finish. I enjoyed it.

ads135 (5031) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 18, 2017
A good, dry sour. Pours light, but has a very aggressive malty, oaky character that lends balance to the sourness. Courtesy of Emma for Christmas in 2016.

gephross100 (943) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2017
On draft at the source. Pours hazy yellow with a white blanket of foam on top. Lemon pie filling, farmhouse tart dry finish.

MarcoDL (5381) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2016
Bottle at tasting. Aroma of sour citrus, dry yeast and oak. Nice taste of soft tart, citrus, oak, whisky, dry yeast and some grain. Very balanced and tasty.

NachlamSie (3568) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2016
25.36 oz bottle at El Camino. This is a hazy gold with no real head. The aroma is a little sour and peppery, certainly funky. My favorite thing about Jester King is how absurdly dry most of their beers are. This is no exception, it’s drier than most any other beers I can think of. Even, pleasant sourness is in the flavor with notes of oak, straw, barnyard, and lemons. Very tasty.

JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 7, 2016
Bottle. Cloudy yellow orange pour, with a white head. Light fruit, citrus, oak, some funk, and some sour apple.

RobertDale (6851) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 16, 2016
750 ml. shared bottle. Pours a somewhat hazy pale gold with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, wood, and funk. Taste is citrus, fruit, wood, and funk. Nice one.

BuckeyeBoy (8473) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 7, 2016
750ml thanks to rich pours out a cloudy golden. Nose is brett funk spice some oak barrel. Taste is more of the brett funk some citrus and a nice spice.

sunevdj (4128) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 23, 2016
On tap at CBC 2013. Pours a clearish yellow with a white head and hints of lacings. Sour with a light sweet- and bitterness. Aromas of sour apples with grassy hints of hops. Medium bodied. Soft carbonation. Dry finish.

oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2016
pours a golden yellow color with a quick dissipating head. Aromas of sour funk with some wood notes. Tastes almost guezelike...

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