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Brewed by Meteor
Style: Bière de Garde
Hochfelden, France
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip

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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Another idea from the abbey Brewed in the tradition of the monks of Wissembourg, who had their beer made on the current site of the brewery, Wendelinus is the result of a centuries-old know-how. Beneath its amber colour and creamy head is an abbey beer with a range of flavours that mature on the palate with every mouthful. Strong, with a pleasant touch of bitterness, this is a beer to be savoured for its persistent mellowness and caramelized fruity flavours. Take your time with it! Une autre idée de l’abbaye Derrière sa robe aux reflets ambrés et sa mousse onctueuse se cache une bière d’abbaye aux parfums multiples qui murissent en bouche à chaque gorgée. Puissante avec une agréable pointe d’amertume, cette bière de dégustation sait aussi surprendre grâce à son moelleux persistant en bouche et ses notes caramélisées et fruitées


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Digzis (91) - Nancy, FRANCE - JUN 12, 2014
Blonde avec une couleur claire, mousse assez rare. Assez sucrée (note de caramel ou de sucre roux), nombreuses notes de fruit (raisin, pommes). Pas terrible dans l’ensemble, trop sucrée à mon goût. Mais à sa décharge, je l’ai sans doute goûtée pas suffisamment fraîche.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (4042) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2014
25cl bottle: part of a six pack bought at a French supermarket in Calais. Poured into a Chimay chalice on 23 Feb 14. Looks lager/pilsner like: clear, deep golden hue to the clean body, the head a thin wisp from the start and just a collar after 10 seconds. The aroma is semi-sweet grainy: the taste very similar with just about enough flavour to hide the alcohol. It lacks depth and character but it isn’t a bad beer, just a little one dimensional and not really my thing even though I prefer malty and sweet beers. Scored objectively.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lux_edwards (126) - - FEB 1, 2014
33 cl bottle. Aroma: vanilla, brown sugar, sweetish. Appearance: dark yellow, white head that dissipates. Taste: sweet. Palate: relatively smooth, sweet aftertaste. Overall: alright - too sweet for me though.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Calisky (1028) - ALSACE, FRANCE - NOV 26, 2013
Couleur orange trouble, belle mousse. Gout de fruits legerement caramel et assez doux. Pas de fin de bouche. Biere de garde simple mais pas trop mal.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stevoj (2292) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Sweet malt and some floral accents make this a nice effort from Meteor. Dark orange amber with tiny skin of a head. Malt and fruit (apples and oranges)notes are up front in the aroma and taste. smooth and mellow, simple but complex.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vestlake (144) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Bottle pours a golden color with a finger of head. Aroma is malt, yeast, and a little spice. Taste is malty and spicy, pretty good taste. I would rate it higher but it lacks a kick that I look for in strong ale’s.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (6249) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle, DØE Øllets dag @ Bdr. Schmidt, Viby Centeret. Pours golden with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, yeast, wood, light hops. Flavor is malt, honey, yeast, wood, little hops, light booze. Medium body, lively carbonation. 070913

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ThirstyBird (1674) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - SEP 5, 2013
Pours a clear amber color with a light tan head. Smell is light caramel malt, fruit. Taste is sweet up front with the previously mentioned flavors ending sweet and a little dry. Medium body with course and active carbonation. Not a particularly good beer.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kirk36 (142) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Beer of the month selection. Pour this into the disposal. Carbonated black licorice. Nasty stuff. I did not like this. Nauseating. Strong sweet upfront and then black licorice. Gross. Nasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jrwhitney6 (327) - - AUG 21, 2013
Not sure why this beer seems to be so unpopular with other reviewers. Pours a beautiful, incredibly clear orange color with a finger of foam that is retained for a while. Pleasant aroma of burnt sugar and honey. Doesn't taste as good a or looks or smells, but still good. A little syrupy, with caramel, spice and a hint of alcohol on the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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