Brewed by Dauphiné
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Saint Martin d’Hères, France


on tap


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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 2.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
La Mandrin au sapin, née bière d’hiver, a de belles saveurs résinées et épicées. Elle vous transportera dans nos magnifiques forêts Alpines. Sa robe cuivrée laisse deviner son tempérament de feu, adouci par une belle rondeur.

La naissance de la Mandrin au sapin
Ma première dégustation de "sapinette" (bourgeons d’épicéa macérés dans de l’alcool et du sucre) a fait germer en moi cette idée de bière au sapin. C’est un dimanche de ballade familiale en Chartreuse que j’ai cueilli les premières brindilles épineuses de sapin et d’épicéa. Les essais en marmite furent décisifs : oublié l’épicéa, c’est sur le sapin que je jetais mon dévolu pour la confection de la Mandrin au sapin. Mon choix de malts allait être complété par des variétés de houblons aromatiques puis par les épines de sapin du Vercors et de la Chartreuse, soigneusement séchées.

MaltDawg's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2009
(Sample Date: 1/1/2009 Source:Mekong) 8% ABV Light peach pear fruitiness with oranges and candi sugar. Mostly clear with small fine white head. Flavor of oranges and other light fruits with a malty and candi sugar sweetness medium body and mouthfeel. Finish is sweet and lightly spicy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Evilman (133) - Taverny, FRANCE - SEP 1, 2016
I was expecting a more pronounced taste, I’ve been a bit disappointed on this specific side but it’s overall a quite decent and refreshing beer. Pine aroma is there, just not enough for my own but it results in a very fruity, sweet, light and enjoyable beer. I’d definitely would try their other ones, this one was a positive surprise. Thanx Julien! APPROVED BY TAVERNY’S BLACK METAL CREW!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (3682) - Weelde, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2015
Along with Yves at his home hazy brown colored body with a white head and a spicy hop malt aroma a spicy malt hop herby fruity bitter sweet taste with a bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Yves (2851) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - NOV 10, 2015
Shared with wim at my home. Hazy dark amber colored beer with small white head and only few carbonation visible. Fruited malty aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is sweet fruited slightly bitter.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bawelt (582) - Lyon, FRANCE - JUN 19, 2015
Vraiment pas grand intérêt. Peu de corps, subsiste un léger arrière goût de sapin bien tristounet et esseulé ce qui ne la sauve absolument pas.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jice (324) - Grenoble, FRANCE - FEB 1, 2015
les premières notes: fruitée (sucre) et alcool. Amertume en fin de bouche. A l’aveugle et sans le savoir, c’est difficile de trouver le côté résineux/sapin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DwarfeD (2797) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2013
33cl bottle. Hazy yellow/orange with a full white head. Sweet and slightly bitter. A lot of fruit and spices. A very decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
clemced (2) - FRANCE - JUN 24, 2013 does not count
This is a great suprise. In first time, I think : "this is a tourrism beer" but when I drink it WHAAOOO Very Good. Well balance, not taste too strong, foam fits in the glass. The next time, I’ll go to Grenoble I’ll buy It !!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (23727) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2013
Bottled at La Fine Mousse, Paris. Hazy pale amber, lively brief head. Fruity nose with pine needles. Sweet and fruity with medium body. Juicy, piney and fruity. Mid bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Niko100 (2707) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Murky amber color; Medium body; Aroma of malt/yeast, some caramel, & light citrus; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, citrus, and spice; Not sure what to make of this…

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deusax (459) - Grenoble, FRANCE - FEB 1, 2012
probably one of the best of Mandrin’s brewery. I had this one several years ago. I will complete when I’ll drink it again.

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