1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

La Wambrechies - Distillerie De Genièvre Clayessens

Not Rated.
La WambrechiesLa Wambrechies

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
no score

9 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 9
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 12.26%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Distillerie De Genièvre Clayessens visit their website

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tjd25 on 10-12-2004)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 9 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by 3Vandoo:
Photo of 3Vandoo

Quebec (Canada)

3.45/5  rDev -3.9%

Got this bottle by my cousin who just went to see his family in france!

A very big foamy and generous white head, coupled with a limpid dark golden, with a transparent body. Not much carbonation and the head let itself die slowly on the wall of the glass.

smell is very yeasty, fruity, in between a saison and a double with a nice touch of spices and fruit like hoppy flavours

Very harsh in mouth, carbonated and hard at the first sip, like a very cold pepsi, if you know what I mean.

The warmness of alcohol is present, and the flavours of the yeast come in mouth very strongly.

notes of grapefruits are present just after the yeasty taste, but a not pleasant cartonboard left over comes and tickle the palate.

12-05-2008 05:49:09 | More by 3Vandoo
More User Reviews:
Photo of Mar02x


4/5  rDev +11.4%

At a beer tasting in my place on the 26th of August 2011 it was the 11th beer we tried.

A - A very big foamy and generous white head, dark golden transparent body. Not much carbonation and the head let retracted itself.

S- smell is very yeasty, very nice fruits and hoppy flavors.

T - Nice fresh, light hoppy a real thirst quencher.

M - The warmness of alcohol is present, strong nice flavor

O - notes of grapefruits are present just after the yeasty taste. I really loved this beer and I most definitely will buy it again. This beer surprised us all that night.

09-12-2011 20:10:01 | More by Mar02x
Photo of sfprint


2.68/5  rDev -25.3%

From notes June 6th.

A: Yellow/orangy/brown with a (US) Budweiser head.

S: Witbier like, though has a darker smell.

T: Sweet, lemon flavor, somewhat bitter for this style which isn't pleasant.

M: Slight sting of carbonation bubbles, drying of the tongue.

O: Ok but not great. I would drink it if there wasn't something better.

06-24-2010 18:47:30 | More by sfprint
Photo of CrazyDavros


3.48/5  rDev -3.1%

Pours amber with a large, lasting head.
Nose shows baked apples, brown sugar, sweet malt and confectionery notes.
Sweet flavours again, more like apple cake though. Also a soft, spicy phenolic note too. Finishes very weakly though.
Carbonation is too high.

08-06-2013 06:38:50 | More by CrazyDavros
Photo of Macca


4.22/5  rDev +17.5%

Not sure that American Strong Ale is the best style descriptor for this.

750ml bottle under cork which popped like sparkling wine.

This pours a clear light golden colour with a generous dense white head.

Quite a yeasty nose. Quite sharp and tangy like a saison but with a bit more malt around it. Some citrus notes.

The palate is amazing. Very fruity almost raspberry like. I can also get the medicinal notes that I associate with gin. Some hints of alcohol.

Quite full bodied.

Very surprised with how interesting this beer. Won't be cracking another right now but I look forward to sharing a bottle with some beer mates soon.

12-21-2011 09:37:13 | More by Macca
Photo of tjd25


3.73/5  rDev +3.9%

Poofy and lasting dense head on a pale golden color. The smell is very yeasty and fresh, quite wheaty too. The taste is enjoyable but I wouldn't have thought about gin unless I had known that this was a gin beer brewed for a gin distillery. It is a bit wheaty with light hints of anise and liquorice. Mouthfeel is pretty good, and thicker than I expected from the appearance. Quite chewy with a potent wooden and grassy hoppiness. Not too much to write home about, but a nice beer that goes down easily, in spite of the 7.5% I wasn't really suspecting.

10-12-2004 21:42:36 | More by tjd25
Photo of Brabander


3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

We had a grand beertasting a few days ago thanks to Mar02x. A new BA member with a great mind on beer.

Poured in a normal winelike glass.

Lightyellow fluid with almost no carbonation and a decent head. Nice fresh smell and dito taste. The hops come slowly in this beer.

A surprisingly good French brew.

08-30-2011 20:40:34 | More by Brabander
Photo of thierrynantes


3.53/5  rDev -1.7%

Beer bottle (33cl), tasted in 2001.
Appearance : golden color, white foam head, with a good carbonation.
Smell : made with Jenever, citrus
Taste and mouthfeel : notes if genever, refreshing bitterness
Drinkability : a good beer in the style Belgian strong ale

03-14-2008 19:23:12 | More by thierrynantes
Photo of stevoj


4/5  rDev +11.4%

03-14-2012 17:24:03 | More by stevoj
La Wambrechies from Distillerie De Genièvre Clayessens
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.