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


on tap

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RATINGS: 118   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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sevenlee (1538) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2011
Pours a light amber colour with with little head. Aroma is sweet malt, yeast and caramel. Taste is also sweet malt, caramel with a slightly warming alcohol effect. Nice soft mouthfeel, little bitterness. OK but nothing to rave about.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4809) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 9, 2011
This is also quite tasty. Some bubblyness, a bit of maltiness; also has some spiciness that the dremmwels had. Thanks ’rents for bringing these back from France!

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (2701) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tgncc (2998) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tderoeck (5859) - 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? ;-)

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jaghana (4491) - Strasbourg (Alsace), 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6625) - 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.)

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