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


on tap


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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ethereal (2421) - 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 (3077) - 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 (7653) - 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 (5285) - 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 (7102) - 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.)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (2883) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbrus (4990) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 3, 2009
The body was a honey brown color and just slightly cloudy, a fairly thick quarter inch of tan head was produced but had vanished before I had a chance to drink. Very mild smelling beer aroma was difficult to pick up, but I could detect a faint floral lemon sent and just a touch of yeast but like I said this aroma was way too weak. Dam surprisingly strong alcohol flavor for such a low percentage, lemony tasting malts and a fairly good yeast presence made for a some what enjoyable flavor. For a Belgian Ale every thing seemed slightly off, looked the wrong color and no cap, smell was way to mild, and the taste has way to much alcohol, but this still wasn’t a bad beer to drink it’s just a bad Belgian ale

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VertBaconStrips (2279) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 26, 2009
This beer starts of good and ends poorly - all in a matter of about 15 minuites. Poured out nicely, but came up a little short on the head - and that died just before my enjoyment died. First sip was quite yummy with a creamy feel, but seemed just a little too thick - couldnt place the aroma (sorry - someone else will have to, cause I ain’t purchacing another bottle), but it was quite fresh. The golden apperance was a bit cloudy and you could see stuff floating around. Half way through the glass, everything changed - for the worse. A bitterness showed up accompanied with a pile of alcohol...odd ending for a promising beer. The label is kinda cheap looking and so was the beer.

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