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

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RATINGS: 290   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   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.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TAR (2765) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, 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.


3.5
enriclozano (60) - - JUL 25, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2017 Botella compartida en Club de Cata Olut. Poco alcohol, creiamos que tenia un poco más, y poquita amargor.

3.1
silencifobic (66) - Sabadell, SPAIN - JUL 25, 2017
Shared bottle at Olut Sabadell. Pale yellow with white head. Wild yeast aroma. Refreshing, bitter and lightly citric. Very subtle and noble.

3.2
patita (47) - Sabadell, SPAIN - JUL 25, 2017
Shared bottle @OlutSBD Club de cata. Pours light yellow with white head. Slight citrus aroma. Light hopiness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
cobaink2 (693) - seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2016
Bottle from chucks hip shop. Crisp and clear with a large head after opening. Almost champagne like. Yeast is very nice and peppery and slightly tart. Quite refreshing and the low alcohol makes this a very good example of farmhouse style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
high_on_hops (809) - Burlingame, California, USA - APR 14, 2016
Pours a light straw gold with a foamy white head. It has a light grain and biscuit aroma with a flavor of bready yeast and a light body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
markducommun (1117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2016
Super light cloudy hay color, stark white head. Very herbal, some funkiness, honey floral. Grassiness. Bitter, some light sourness, very dry. Light effervescent body, quite a lot of carbonation. Watery. Fine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
SuperTiti33 (891) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2016
Blonde très pâle voilé. Belle mousse. Très sèche. Belle amertume. Florale. Épicé. Levuré. Brett. Céréale. Citronné. Aucun sucre résiduel. Rafraichissante. Sublime. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Poured into a tulip. 3.75 A: Well hazed yellow brown color. Big pillowy off-white head. Retention is good and a decent amount of lacing is left. 3.75 S: Grainy herbalness, flowers, dry woodiness. Grassy, hay, a touch of lemon, and earthy hoppiness. 4.0 T: Like the nose, but better. Layers of herbs and flowers. Woody with grass and hay. Earthy hops, lemon peel, and maybe a hint of apple. 3.75 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Light creaminess and super smooth. 3.75 D: Tasty and super drinkable. ★ 520 characters DavoleBomb, Aug 13, 2013

3.7
GreatDane1632 (1169) - North Dakota, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 19 July 2012 -- Very interesting and good Definitely a yeast driven beer. Perfect to study with at such a low ABV.

4.3
ClarkVV (6708) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 7, 2015
2013 bottle drunk 4/7/15
THANK GOD, not oxidized. After two severely and unexplainedly oxidized bottles, this one finally has no signs of it (leave it to the delicately noble-hopped, ultra low abv beer to be the one that isn’t oxidized, haha).
Clear (bottles having sat cold for a long time) golden liquid has a small amount of bubbles rising to create a medium-sized white head that recedes rapidly to cover.
Lovely noble hops in the nose showcase meyer lemons, dry grass, light thyme and a touch of lime. That this low gravity of a beer has such a clean, clear, strong nose at 18-20 months is pretty incredible, I can only imagine what this must have smelled like fresh (and will hopefully find out soon, once I get more). Light yeast esters give a fresh plaster-like note which is distinctive and very intriguing/enjoyable.
Lemons, spongecake, fresh herbs and grassy hoppiness all combine in the flavor, with an almost brett-like zestiness from the yeast sitting in the background. Absolutely flawlessly clean and perfectly extracted malt. Not a touch of hop or yeast dirtiness, no doughiness and most importantly, no astringency/malt tannin, which at this low of a gravity, is a very impressive feat. Reminds me quite a bit of Batch 1 Redemption; one of my all time favorites. While this one is a bit more mild, even, than that one, it’s still incredible. Can’t get enough of the combination of hop and yeast phenols on the finish. Light body, but not thin (or more watery than it should be for its size). Carbonation is ample and tight. Hop bitterness is gracefully low throughout; something I can really get behind (perhaps that’s just preference but I’ll take this any day over XX bitter or Guineu Riner and the like)
As an after-note, even the bottom of the bottle with a bit more yeast inevitably mixed in, tastes amazing. If this is the only good bottle of the 10 I have, I’ll be happy enough (and will certainly be trading for fresh bottles of this).


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