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Das Wunderkind! by Jester King Craft Brewing
Sour Ale
4.20 % ABV

Sour Saison: 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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Review by everetends on 02/10/13  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 2 10 18 3 8 2013
750 ml bottle picked up at Piggly Wiggly Homewood recently. Served up in Jester King goblet.

A: Pours up an apple juice colored body that is hazy but still has some clarity to it. Held to the light, the oranges and yellow brighten up and make more of a vibrant presence. Carbonation activity is incredibly slow and that leads to sad lack in head retention. The bright white foam started at about a finger of tight head, but it falls quickly to a thin ring with just a wisp of foam in the middle. No real lace to speak of.

S: You can really pick up that Brett first and foremost. Funky, barnyard quality that is at just a beautiful level. Not too assertive, but still very present. Behind that is some lemon, various other citrus zest, and a touch of apricot and peach. There is a very light, floral herbal note. Can't put my finger on it exactly but it is incredibly pleasant. Light sweetness from the malts.

T: Lemon starts things off here, a little on the tart side. The lactic qualities come out a bit more here and are merry well with that lemon flavor. The Brett brings some funk but not as much as in the nose. Crackery malt tames most of the tartness, leaving it simple and enjoyable without being overly aggressive. The peach note from the nose is very light and the apricot is incredibly mild but shows up a bit as well. Just an incredibly refreshing flavor. Touch of a soap/lotion like quality to it sometimes lingers in aftertaste.

M: Light mouthfeel leaning closer to medium. Carbonation starts a bit brisk but actually mellows and flattens out incredibly quickly. ABV is small and it stays that way in its actual presence. On the palate it is mostly tart but with a hint of sweetness. Aftertaste is all tart lemon with just a touch of herb and soap.

OA: Very tasty. Flavors are big even though the beer is not. Everything about this beer screams easy drinking and refreshing. The quenching quality of the beer might be improved with a bit more carbonation, but it is still excellent. Each characteristic works seamlessly with the others. Nothing out of place. Mighty fine sour saison that just hits the spot.

Served In: Goblet

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