Sigmund (7470) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 28, 2013
Shared 750 ml green corked "champagne" bottle, from Voldby Købmandsgaard. Reddish brown colour, moderate off-white head. Moderate but nice aroma, malts, herbal hops and a hint of caramel. Harmonious flavour, not very sweet, herbal hops, highly drinkable. Better suited to accompany Christmas dinner than its sweeter Belgian counterparts. BlackHaddock (7329) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2012
Obtained from a huge French Hypermarket in Calais in Dec 2010, this brown 25cl bottle was one of many in a multi-pack.
Best before 25 Nov 2011, this last bottle of the pack was opened and reviewed during one of my ’random beer tasting evenings’ in April 2011.
Poured into a La Chouffe stemmed tulip shaped goblet: clear toffee apple red body, with an off-white head on top. A great pity that the head goes completely before you get a real chance to appreciate it.
I found hints of malts and cloves in the nose, so fairly Christmassy.
The taste was of sweet malts which faded quickly to a nasty metallic feel, this dried the mouth out and combind with the thin, weak body depth left me very disappointed.
Years ago I thought the Jenlain (Duyck) beers were the best in France, either I’ve changed my taste, or they’ve changed their beers!
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 16, 2009
Clear copper kettle color/ fleeting head. Strong chestnut, grassy earthy aromas. light/medium body. Earthy malty chestnut flavors with mild grass, lightly sweet caramel. HogTownHarry (6834) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2006
Bottle (750ml). Shared with blankboy and tupalev - my bottle. Poured clear ruby with an average diminishing head. What a weird aroma! Exactly like tangerine Koolaid with mild seasonal spices, dead wildflowers and yeast - incredibly sweet, dusty and somewhat appealing in an odd way, but not really beer-like. Taste of bitter cloves, sweet fake grapefruit, candied fruits, mild spices; floral - it’s sneaky-strong, I realy really felt this one. Mouthfeel very lively but watery - almost sickly, syrup-sweet. Too sugary for me, glad I tried it ... just don’t seem to "get" bière de garde. BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 14, 2006
I had a nicely worded commentary about this beer but the server logged me off and I lost it. WTF it was only a few minutes since I brought up this screen. I am pissed off right now.
Beer5000 (6483) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 22, 2007
Anyway, this bottle is over a year old and was a complete surprise. It was soft and smooth, yet kept me interested till the last drop. Sadly this review does not do the experiance justice and I am too angry to rewrite it since the beer is now gone.
Oh it posted now, damn it!
750 ml bottle. Golden red body with dense white head. Malty, spicy and hoppy aroma, a bit vague. Complex flavor of malt, citrus, candy sugar, hops and spices. This beers also gives me some association of an old and moldy basement. A characteristic I have learned to appreciate a lot. mansquito (6435) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Whole Foods, Bowery 750ml ($6): (bottled as Jenlain Winter... abv is the same, so I assume that I make no mistake) Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is yeast, sugar, fruit, and caramel. Taste is a bit sweet, and it leaves a lingering sugary aftertaste. Carbonation is somewhere is the middle. Body is nice and full. I had an off-taste in a couple of swigs that tasted like cheapness. Overall, this is not bad though. Suttree (6385) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 12, 2009
Copper, big loose beige head. Very malty, yeasty aroma, with maybe a hint of sour. Flavor is very toasty, bready, with a very mellow sourness. Maybe a hint of smoke and molassess in there, as well. Tasty and surprisingly quaffable. JPDIPSO (6223) - Wauwatosa, USA - DEC 13, 2004
UPDATED: APR 11, 2008 Rick orange topaz color with a taller head that is quite wispy as it settles leaving webs of lace. Orange candy and dark chocolate aromas with only hints of malt. Lightly spritzy feel. Flavors start with orange zest, mild chocolate and touch of yeast (Attic) followed by spicy alcohol. Light burn in the throat. Finishes with light nutmeg spice and the linger is more malty with toasted grains and caramel. Lots of flavor in this one, not sure if they mix and balance well, but at least there are no real faults. TheBeerGod (6221) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged. Ruddy amber with a short, foamy tan head. Aroma is dusty yeast, straw, subtle spice, dried flowers and caramel. Taste is also dusty yeast, caramel, mild spices, light toffee, straw notes, and soft earthiness. Body is medium with a mild, bubbly carbonation. Ends a touch sweeter with stronger caramel, sweet malt, spices, big yeast notes, straw, light flowery notes, and toffee.