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

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RATINGS: 362   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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.


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere (6123) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2009
Cloudy, almost opaque dull golden pour which produces a surprisingly small, almost disappointing white head. A bright, fresh, perfumey, floral, pepper&sage spicy aromas. This can’t be mistaken for anything, but a Belgian Saison. Dry and spicy (white pepper) palate with fresh, fragrant citrus notes (white grapefruit, lemon), leaving a considerable bitterness for the style. Soft citric acidity stays on all along. Large-bubbled carbonation is active, engaging. For its attenuation, the body remains considerable, medium-full bodied, yet drinkable. Totally my style. Spot on yet original Saison.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2009
The pour reveals a slightly cloudy golden color with a thick, frothy, white head. The aroma is solid, there’s a good presence of citrusy hops and peppery yeast that pleases my senses. The flavor is really good, I like the fresh, crisp, citrusy hops in there along the peppery yeast, also, it’s very well attenuated, which is a must for a saison. The palate is near perfect, the body has a medium thickness with a creamy texture and lively carbonation. This saison has a lot of great things going for it, it’s very impressive.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2009
My Bottom Line:
Heavenly peppery grapefruit juices burst out of this idiosyncratic Saison’s doughy yeast, before sizzling piney hop bitterness establishes its reign until the very next sip.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A hefty head of foam laces all around the chalice, decorating the cloudy blond gown.
-That grapefruity and peppery perfume is captivating.
-The body is well attenuated, creating high drinkability.
-Carbonation is frothy, as is expected of the style.
-Funnily enough, this feels authentic and "New World" at the same time.

Bottles; best before 2013.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4656) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2009
Bottle: Poured a clear bright yellow color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of lightly funky ester with some nice Belgian malt and a dry hoppy finish. Taste is also dominated by funky ester and dry hops with a good malt backbone. Body is somewhat full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Well done even though mix between hops and funky yeast is not totally balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (2938) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 13, 2009
Brown bottle, 75 cl, via Importations Privées Bièropholie, savoured on June 13 2009; eye: golden with a straw hue, hazy, good effervescence, voluminous white head that falls and turns into a tiny ring, light lacing; nose: yeast, spices, light malt, light hops, coriander; mouth: yeast, spices, coriander, light malt, light hops that becomes more present towards the finale, herbal, finale in hops with presence of coriander, light astringency, medium body, rather carbonated, lightly bitter, refreshing, thin; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 75 cl, via Importations Privées Bièropholie, savourée le 13 juin 2009; œil : dorée avec une teinte paille, voilée, bonne effervescence, mousse blanche volumineuse qui tombe et se transforme en un petit anneau, légère dentelle; nez : levure, épices, léger malt, léger houblon, coriandre; bouche : levure, épices, coriandre, léger malt, léger houblon qui devient plus présent vers la finale, herbacée, finale en houblon avec présence de coriandre, légère astringence, corps moyen, plutôt carbonatée, légèrement amère, rafraîchissante, texture mince; en résumé : bien

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7278) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2009
750ml Bottle that I picked up in Belgium, forgotten where, consumed 04-06-09 Pours hazy lemony yellow with a white head. Nice citrussy hoppiness on the nose, quite fresh. Crisp and refreshing in the mouth, some lemon, yeast, but very refreshing. A very decent beer. A7 A4 F7 P4 Ov14 3.6

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
diabel (1606) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2009
Bottle
Quite clear, bit off-white head. Well balanced aroma of citrus, orange, ... Moderately bitter, lightly sweet flavour, mainly of hops. Good balance and lightly complex. Very nice and very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bragesnak (5346) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2009
From Beer Mania, Brussels, Belgium. Bottled, 280309. Golden with white head. Aroma of citrus and esters. Flavor is malt with fruit notes and hop bitterness

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
henrikb (1258) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2009
Draft - Very hazy golden body, fine white head; Extremely well composed and balanced nose, all elements are there and a fresh citrus hop part steps out; Quite bitter body with a very light texture, very fine; Long finish, very hop and yeast dry. Excellent very very well composed beer. Fine!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OleR (4786) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2009
On tap@Zythos Beer Festival 209. Pale straw yellow with a milky-white shade. Nice stable foamy white head. Inviting aroma of summerflowers, sweet grapefruit, spices and yeast. Taste is crisp and dry malty paired with an acidulous fruitiness. Properly spiced. Mild bitterness with cellar notes. Spritzy mouthfeel. Medium body. Fruity-bitter ending. A quencher, I really like this one.


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