I’ve had this beer for a little bit. As you probably know if you’re a Jersey resident, Jester King isn’t distributed here, so I picked it up in my travels to the city. When I decided to open this beer, I was excited about pairing it with some sushi. I’m not usually one to pair beer with things (despite the fact that I should be doing this more), but the thought of a citrusy saison paired with sushi sounded amazing.
Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “We’re pleased to announce the release of our latest beer – Le Petit Prince Farmhouse Table Beer. Le Petit Prince is a 2.8% ABV farmhouse table beer brewed with pilsner malt, wheat, a touch of Caramunich and acidulated malt, lots of Czech Saaz hops 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.”
Random: The guy on the label looks a little like a creepy alien.
This brew poured with a finger of white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a hazy light yellow color with remarkably low carbonation. The nose had a lot of yeast and lemon zest with clove and some coriander as well. The taste was a bit watery with lemon and some yeast. There was a lot of spice with clove and coriander as well. There wasn’t as much flavor as I expected. The body was on the thin side with light carbonation, especially for the style. It had a long, spicy finish with clove. I really wanted to love this beer, but it was only alright. Given how expensive it was, I wouldn’t rush back to have it again.
Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0