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Brewed by Brasserie de Jandrain-Jandrenouille
Style: Saison
Jandrain-Jandrenouille, Belgium
Serve in Tulip

bottled
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RATINGS: 385   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Natural craft beer, non-filtered, non-Pasteurized and refermented in the bottle by the Brasserie de Jandrain-Jandrenouille.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (3063) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2009
750ml bottle, slight cloudy golden hue, with an off-white head, but leaving some lacing, yeasty, fruity nose of pineapples, mangoes, pears sand apples,with a floral herb, flower petal, lavender note, with some faint honeyed pale, bready dough aromas follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, fruity, flowery petal character of lavender, jasmine, with some citrusy, limey, leafy hop accents, leading towards a juicy lemon peel, zesty, hop leafy dry bitterness finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 3, 2009
750 mL bottle, capped...fairly fresh: clear straw, turning hazy towards the bottom of the bottle. Striking ivory head, very generous and fairly dense. Wonderful floral aroma with a dusty, fruity barnyard presence. Instant classic in my mind: dry, funky aroma paired with yeasty baked bread and sweet, overripe bananas, pears and mushy apples. Mouthfeel and texture is pure and simple: soft on the tongue with a slight tingle in the back of the mouth. Extremely dry finish, with a long, bitter, yeasty, fruity flavour...exactly what it should be in my view. Well done!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2009 In short: A Saison archetype. Dry, wild, floral, highly drinkable. Pleasantly straightforward.
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed when probably around 6 months of age.
The look: Cloudy blonde body topped by a medium white head
In long: Nose is sharp and wild, walking in a dusty attic with white pepper. Taste is really Saison. A bouquet of dead flowers, dusty attic, some grapefruits, some lemon skin, dandelions, dried bananas. The finish is very dry and mildly bitter and leaves a construction wood sensation. The beer is not very tasty (as should be a Saison) but this is a beer that exemplifies the Saison style and I’m a Saison head. Now, what happened to Jandrain-Jandrenouille I, II & III? Why start at IV? Star Wars producers did something similar when they debuted their franchise with Episode IV and it didn’t prove very successful now did it?

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - OCT 19, 2009
750 ml bottle. A hazy dark golden beer with a large, almost creamy, fully lating and lacing white head. The aroma is nicely hoppy with a good malt background and notes of flowers, herbs, orange, lemon, grapefruit, pineapple, some spices. The flavour is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Again, like the VCense a cross between Belgian and American school. Near medium body, lively carbonation, vry long finish with medium to high bitterness. I’d have preferred a more strong body and this is not the best season to enjoy this kind of stuff, but this beer is great and balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2009
Bottle@Home. Well balanced but not very expressive. Except for the bitterness pretty clean. High drinkability.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2010 Growler from Capone’s. Clear, slightly hazy yellow pour with a thin white head. Crisp malt aroma with hints of honey. Very floral with some grassy hops. Funky yeasty flavor. Slightly sweet with honey. Notes of brett and cereal. Nice hoppy finish. Crisp, easy to drink. Fantastic saison.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11637) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2009
(75cl bottle, thanks brainlair) Small white head atop cloudy straw body. Aroma is medium sweet, pineapple, orange, some melon/strawberry, light yeast. Taste is medium sweet, pineapple, some cat piss, grapefruit, light yeast. Light-medium body. Pleasant beer, but it isn’t really a saison.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9439) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2009
Bottle. gold pour. Big fluffy white head. spicy and peppery aroma with lemon zest and some caramel tones. Flavor is peppery, tart and a bit funky. Very fluffly in the mouth. Nice brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Pours a slightly hazy golden bronze with a well-lacing froth of white head. Aroma of fresh grapefruity hoppy notes and a touch of sweet biscuity malts. Starts with average fullness and some earthy fresh resiny hop character and some light pale malty sweetness before a drier bittersweet finish. Not much saison character, but good hoppiness throughout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK (4604) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2009
A better than average saison. Thick, for the style, and full bodied. Lots of yeast in the aroma and flavor. Well hopped. Sweet, and a cloudy yellow appearance.


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