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

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 2.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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

3.7
   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DwarfeD (1109) - 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.

4
   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 !!!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19805) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Niko100 (2036) - 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…

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deusax (448) - 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.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Travlr (13023) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Bottle at Churchkey, tasted side by side with the Noix. This one had maybe a bit of pine aroma if I use my imagination, but the taste is green apple skins. Interesting.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnnyJ (4483) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 19, 2011
Bottle purchased in Paris. Orange/amber pour, off-white head. Sweet caramel malts, fruit, and piney spruce. Not very interesting of a beer despite. I am not a big fan.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaghana (4085) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - DEC 15, 2010
Bottle 33cl. A cloudy amber beer with low head. Aroma is grainy, lightly toasted, with some fruit presence like honey and wood. A bit acid but drinkable, interesting but not exceptional.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Sweet malty nose, some caramel and a definite citrus/resinous note which I guess is fir mandrin. Lightly tart, lightly sweet taste, light acetic acid, but it’s very mild. Finishes with a good dose of citrus. Quite nice. Glad I didn’t get a bottle from the prior batch.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Bottle shared by ryan. Pours a hazy orange-yellow with a nice light tan head. Flowery fruity aroma with notes of apple, tropical fruit and citrus. Some must and funk. Flavor is moderately sweet, with spice, maybe coriander. Fruity with citrus and pineapple. Slight tartness with a bitter orange peel finish. Interesting beer. Slightly medicinal and the sweetness was a bit much for me, but otherwise a good beer.


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