Now what’s happening everyone? Drinking beer? Well, I’m about to. For today’s craft beer review I’m going to be sampling the Das Überkind made by the Jester King Craft Brewery positioned in Austin, Texas.
I may have mentioned this before, but I’ve had some mixed reactions when it comes to Jester King. I sure hope that this one is doesn’t disappoint.
From the website, jesterkingbrewery.com, I stumbled upon this description.
Funk and tartness abound in this dry, golden, “old” saison aged for months in oak barrels. Unfiltered, unpasteurized and naturally carbonated through re-fermentation in the bottle.
Ok. Let’s get to this.
It came in a 25.4 oz. bottle with an ABV of 6.5%.
The brew poured a semi clear, golden/honey color. An easy pour produced a small, white head that had a fizzy and soapy texture. The retention time lacked a little as did the lacing, but it still looked fairly attractive standing in the snifter.
The nose brought about a nice sourness. Tones of white grape with a subtle, but pleasant oakiness. It was semi-musty and semi-funky. Some spices were accounted for as well as some earthiness. After it warmed a touch I began to discern an odd doughy biscuit scent. Hmm. It wasn’t distracting or anything… just different.
The flavor discharged a medium sourness and tartness. Light green apple skins and white grape. Quite white wine like I thought. Some of the woodiness was unhinged toward the end. The medium strength funk stayed consistent throughout. Lying underneath was a solid yeast and coriander type spice savor.
The mouthfeel was medium bodied. It was slightly sharp, crisp and bitey with good medium strength carbonation. A lot of flavor was left behind on the palate after each sip too.
Yeah, I thought this to be a very nice beer. It got much better as I went along in both the aroma and the taste. It became a lot more harmonious also. It had a great drinkability and I’d be more than happy to pick this up again and I would be more than happy to recommend it to anyone that’s interested in craft beer. So, if you can get Jester King products, pick up the Das Überkind and see what you think about it. I’ll say that it’s probably one of my favorites from them. Not that that matters really.
Score: 4.15 out of 5