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

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dès le 9ème siècle, les moines de l’Abbaye de Wissembourg, inspirés par on ne sait quelle voix, ont choisi de brasser leur bière sur le site actuel de la brasserie Meteor. Wendelinus perpétue aujourd’hui la tradition des bière de dégustation initiée par Saint Wendelin, patron des agriculteurs toujours fêté à Hochfelden. Wendelinus est une bière blonde (6.8% Alc Vol) au reflets ambrés. Elle est caractérisée par une rondeur et un moelleux très puissant. Elle se déguste idéalement entre 8 et 9°c.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Tulip. Appearance: Clear golden-orange with thin white head and no lacing. Aroma: Very sweet and fruity, with banana, apricot, plum and some other odd fruit that I can’t identify. Taste: That odd fruit from the aroma dominates the taste. Banana, apricot and plum are noticeable as well, but overripe and too sickly sweet. Very light spicy and grassy hops at the end do not provide enough counterbalance. Palate: Moderate carbonation, syrupy body with too much residual sweetness. Overall: The sweetness, the syrupy body and the almost rotting fruit taste really makes this a very poor Belgian Blonde Ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (1828) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 13, 2011
Light head with no lacing. Taste has grass, malt, hay, citrus (grapefruit?), honey, bread, and what I can only guess is sweet cloves. A lot is going on here. The finish is light, sweet and absent hops.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 8, 2011
On tap at a small bistro in Lyon, 18th Nov 2010. 25cl. Orange amber, clear, with a persistent white head. Looks like Leffe. Sweet, tastes pretty much like Leffe Blonde but a bit lighter. Syrupy. Not that bad but very forgettable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tgncc (2753) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2011
The aroma is grassy, spicy, peppery. A bit like a premium lager as opposed to a biere de garde, but then I smell the peppery yaest strain reminiscent of the Bdg style. The appearance is a straw gold, clear, white head (also like apale lager). The flavor is malty, bread, pepper, spicy, sweet corn. The finish is a light hop bitterness, like noble hops, and a bit of pepper. Medium in body, lots of carbonation. Not bad at all.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tderoeck (4448) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2011
5/05/2011 75cl bottle @ Klaas’ place - BB: 02/09/2011 (2011-191) Thanks to Mattie & Georges for the bottle!

Clear orange beer, small white creamy head, unstable and bit adhesive. Aroma: fruity, peaches, overripe fruits, citrus, bit of hops. MF: soft carbon, light to medium body. Taste: fruity, citrus, bit of hops, grapefruits, bit malty. Aftertaste: cit of hops, citrus, yellow fruits. So the French know how to brew after-all, who would have thought? ;-)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - APR 22, 2011
50cl draught at Le Tambour d’Arcole in Paris. Poured a golden amber with a small white head, and not much lacing. Aromas of candied sugar, caramel and bread. Body is full for the syle, but medium overall with lively carbonation. Taste is smooths, caramel, orange zest, and a little spice. Malt is balanced nicely on the back end. Overall not bad, went well with my meal.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jaghana (3753) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - JUL 25, 2010
bottle 75cl. A clear gold-amber beer with almost no head. Smell is on sweet caramel and orange. Aroma is sweet, lager yeast like and medium malty, some agrumes notes at the finish, bit lemony too. Hop character is low, notes of spices like cardamom, not bad but very common.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6143) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2010
Biggish white head quickly shrinks. Deep yellow body. Sugary floral mealy aroma with fruity golden notes. Dry-sweet malty syrupy strawy taste with fruity alcoholic notes. Light body. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish mealy alcohol and toffee aftertaste with floral notes. Nice, drinkable, not terribly remarkable. (0.75l bottle, Auchan, Illkirch, Strasbourg.)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (2186) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 28, 2010
This is from the notes I took on a napkin on the TGV train 6196 Avignon - Paris: Poured a nice off white creamy head that lasts and some lace. Color was a clear medium amber. Aroma was malty, yeasty, apricot, honey, dark ripe fruit, spicey, and a bit floral. Flavor was like aroma. Good bitter/sweet balance. Good body, champagne fizz. A slow session beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2009
Bottle@Home. Sweet malts and apple aroma. Dark yellow colour, beige head, fine lace. Pretty sweet, bitter, light malty, apple. Alcoholic, soft and sticky. Clean and more like a Heller Bock than a Belgian Ale but not really bad.


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