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Duyck Jenlain Bière de Printemps

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
In 1991, the brewery decided to revive an old custom harking back to the 14th century when there were no means of refrigeration. Beer was then traditionally brewed in early December and stored over the winter under naturally cool conditions. The first barrels were only opened in March, as the days started to become warmer. It has a fresh, springlike bouquet with dominant tones of malt and grains. It is made using a top fermentation yeast, malted barley and newly harvested Alsation hops. With 5.4% alcohol by volume, it is a pure malt beer that is highly refreshing. It has a fine white head and clear golden colour, a dominant hoppy taste with a hint of fruitiness. Best served between 5 and 6°C.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DarkElf (3051) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 30, 2014
30-Jan-14 (750-ml corked-and-caged bottle: Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, CA)
This beer has a hazy, dark-golden body and half an inch of off-white head that settles to a ring and dusty sheet. The nose is sweet and fruity, with caramel, brown sugar, honey, and ripe apples. Pretty similar on the palate, lots of sweeter, malty, and fruity flavors like brown sugar, baked apples, caramel candy, and a gentle, dried grassiness. Sweet to bitter ratio is clearly on the sweet side as the beer is medium sweet but very lightly bitter (practically non-existent, actually). It’s medium in weight, light-medium in carbonation, and very smooth and easy to drink. Overall, this is a pretty simple, straight-forward beer that focuses on the malt, but since I actually enjoy malty beers, this has offered a nice break from the tendency toward more extreme beers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Erzengel (7755) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 22, 2013
Der Antrunk ist laff-süßlich. Im Hauptteil wird es herber und muffiger. Der Nachgeschmack ist leicht herb-süßlich, wobei die chemich-muffig-süßliche Note überwiegt. Insgesamt ist es aber sehr laff. Es schmeckt ein Bißchen, wie frische Frühlingserde riecht...
Test vom 12.4.2008, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,7,10,5,13,7 - 7,95

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (5339) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2013
New Beer Distributors, NY 330ml ($3.50): Pours a light amber with a whitish head. Aroma is honey, yeast, and maybe some flowers. Taste is rather sweet and malty, without too much else going on. Hops are barely there. Body is close to medium. Beer is meh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gachupines (1248) - USA - NOV 8, 2012
Clear golden with a slight white head. Aroma is mildly fruity, vague apple notes. Flavor is clean and crisp with a tart sweet finish almost like a less sweet apple cider. Fairly decent, probably wouldn’t go for it again though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivnizub (10136) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAY 10, 2012
Bouteille (merci,Stephane!): Golden with a greenish sheen, small and stable foamy layer, moderate sweetish-grainy nose with some citrussy hops in the background; moderate sweet-bitter flavour, light to medium bodied; slightly lingering malty and hoppy finish. Quite good by french standards.......

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MoritzF (9423) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - APR 30, 2012
(bottle, 25cl) Slightly hazy, pale golden colour with a short foamy white layer. Moderately sweet pale malty aroma with strawy and shy grainy notes, accompanied by traces of subtle fruity and woody hops. Slightly sweet flavour, light to medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Strawy pale malt-character with hints of cardboard and a shy grainy touch; sweet and delicately bitter hoppy touch. Drinkable. 04.IV.12

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niko100 (2671) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Clear amber/gold color; Light to medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of yeast, floral, some fruit, & spice; Flavor of malt, yeast, caramel, citrus, light fruit, and mild hops; Finish is dry & slightly sour/tart; Not that bad - decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pinball (11928) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2011
Bottle from kalundborg vinhus. clear yellow, small white head. malty, slightly frutiy (apple), faint white wine aroma. some hints of wood. flavor is grainy, hay, malts, faint flowery swetness. A bit messy, true to the style so to speak..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
scottw86 (1165) - Maryland, USA - AUG 3, 2011
Poured a slightly hazy yellow color with a smaller white head. Aroma is a bit skunky with some lemons and grass. Taste is a little bit like cardboard with some skunky flavors. Lots of lemon in the finish with other light fruit flavors that make it a little sweet. Some creamy yeasty notes too. Overall ok, but not a great biere de garde.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
altonbrownd (5629) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUL 13, 2011
On tap at Bier International, Harlem USA. Gold body with white head. Nose malty and skunky. Taste also malty, and spicy, but not much to it. Kind of dissapointing.

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