Duyck Jenlain Bière de Mars
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Brewed by Duyck
Style: Bière de Garde
Jenlain, France
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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With this fine, malty ale, the Brewery Duyck continues the long tradition in Northern France of cooking up a special brew in the first months of the year to celebrate the longed-for end to winter’s cold and darkness. Bière de Mars, or "March Beer" - so named for the season in which the first bottles were usually ready to drink - was made from the best ingredients of the last growing season, and was heartier and more flavorful, meant to be laid down and drunk for many months. The chief aroma is of grain, in this case France’s famed barley and wheat malt, which is balanced on the palate by the refreshing and bitter fruitiness of great Alsatian hops. Intended to be served chilled.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Bottle, from a Brown Derby, Springfield MO. Golden orange pour with a modest top of fine white. Lots of cooked corn in the nose, then a touch of butter. Under that, some rustic barn notes that are pretty nice. Flavor is slightly rancid butter, spritzy dry toast, sawdust. The buttery quality interferes with an otherwise pleasant touch of brambly hops in the finish. Not sure if this just didn’t travel well or what, but this particular example is not so good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
portableparty (1979) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2013
750 ml bottle. Pours an unclear orange with a soapy white head that fades to a thin soapy film and collar. Aroma is skunky funk some yeast straw grassy and malt. Taste is sweet malty yeast a little funk/skunk flavors along with grass straw and faint fruit/citrus flavors that tail off to some cardboard. Palate is thin slightly fizzy and dry. Not a bad brew, but not going in any real stand out direction!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (2362) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle. Pours a light golden color with white head. Crisp, straw aroma. Flavors of straw, hay, and bread. My overall opinion of this beer is that it is pretty pale and lacking in flavor. Very drinkable but not overly exciting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcmisko (352) - New York, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Pours a cloudy yellow with a touch of amber. No head, just a few white bubbles. Sweet flowers and malts, and a little earth on the nose. Taste is simple and clean, with wheat, honey-like sweetness, and minimal dry hop finish. Balanced taste. After taste is something like pellegrino, clean and fresh, but not too exciting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jredmond (5815) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Draft at rattle n hum with baron streets. Pours an amber with thin white lacing. Aroma is light and sweet. Mouthfeel is thin and smooth with notes of sweet wheat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ContemplateBeer (1620) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 21, 2010
Aroma of citrus, coriander, honey and leather. Appearance is transparent gold with white head. Flavor matches the nose, with lots of honey, white grape and light tart raspberry. Palate is bubbly and creamy. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7224) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2010
750mL bottle. Poured slightly hazy medium golden with an easily-resuscitated, dense white head.. looked good in the glass. The aroma was soft dusty, dirty yeast, earthy notes, and a touch of lemon zest.. bready backing.. smelled quite refreshing. The flavor found more of the lightly sour bread and a pinch of honey at the core.. lemon zest, dusty yeast, and a little spruce around.. dry and a tad soapy on the finish. Medium-bodied at most with low carbonation on the palate (could’ve used more).. lightly tart and quite refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LilBeerDoctor (3507) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma of straw, pale and bready malts. Flavor of pale, light malts, some sweet corny/bready notes, perhaps a touch of light fruits. Pretty basic, tastes like a pale lager really, but drinkable nonetheless. 5/4/6/3/12 [3.0/5]

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2010
Bottle. Aroma of pale malts, a bit of nuttiness, something vaguely sulfur-like, a generally chemical feel. Flavor a bit peppery with cardboardy pale malts. Troubled and fairly offensive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8938) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 19, 2010
Tap at CK thanks to Travlr. Pours a clear to translucent, glowing, light yellow with a thin, wispy white head. Decent lacing. Aroma is air freshener, laundry detergent, somewhat artificial light tropical fruits. Taste is grassy hops, mostly mineral water, some pale malt, white corn, very slight tartness. Very average.

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