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

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RATINGS: 119   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkel07 (4258) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2012
330ml bottle. Dirty amber colour but clears to a nice orange colour with a slight white head. Aromas of lots of fruit, peach, nectarine, melon. Great flavour with a smooth mellow finish and mildon the palate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LinusStick (2992) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2012
Not a bad Biere de Garde. Aroma was nice. Sweet malt and grains are very big and full. Smells delicious. Pour was a nice clear light gold with a one finger white head. Taste was a little on the sweet side but was pretty good. Sweet, light and grainy with nothing much coming through other than sweet malt.Tastes like freshly drawn wort with carbonation. Decent beer

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3451) - Radom, POLAND - MAR 10, 2012
barnyard, floral, citrus, herbs, cereal, bread, toast, nuts, clove, banana, bubblegum, alcohol, woody, amber, hazy, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, heavily sour, umami, full body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (6635) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2012
330. Pours a crystal clear medium gold with a scant wispy white head. Loose spotty lace. Big sugary nose, just overflowing with white sugar. Honey and aluminum there as well. Lot of aluminum. Watery light body with light carb. Aluminum and carbonic bite on the mid-palate, very like a glass of tonic water. CO2-ish finish. Unpleasant.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (12310) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Bottle (250) from Paula. Pours gold with a creamy white head. Aroma is sort of earthy/grassy. Med body. Flavor is slightly sweet, with some sort of flower or herb, and it has an underlying barnyard tinge. The level of sugar sort of detracts from the earthy note. Still it’s very drinkable.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
crossovert (9092) - Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2012
250ml bottle. This abbey drew the short straw. This beer isn’t deserving of the abbey name, similar to leffe.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3472) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2012 Vigorously lively-bodied, golden-bronze with a 1/2 thick, Brussels-laced head. Bready nose with a musky prick of spice. The aromatics make this seem like a full-grain meal in a glass. The body is lively, and at the same time, a bit syrupy, doughy, and honey-peppered. Well-balanced and quite a bready treat. A nice change of pace. Re-rated 2-23-12: Banana bread taste is much more pronounced--it has a bit of unripe banana to it.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mellonius (73) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - DEC 14, 2011
Poured from 330 ml bottle into a tulip glass. Nice thick and foamy head with good retention and lacing. Aroma is very sweet, honey notes evident with some Belgian style fruitiness. Bubble gum somewhere. Almost none bitterness and a quite disappointing lack of hops in the afterstate, which does not linger for long enough. Almost watery. If it wasn’t for the high ABV and perhaps excessive sweetness, could be a sessionable brew.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beernovice39 (3251) - Montana, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Bottle pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Sweet malt scent with some grain. Taste is sweet malt with some fruit.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (1979) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 15, 2011
Bottle 330ml at the TGV towards Paris. Great sweet and "yeasty" beer. Aromas of hazelnut, caramel, and hints of butter. Taste is sweet, with bitter notes, and long length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Amber, with a thin head.


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