La Wambrechies - Distillerie De Genièvre Clayessens

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Reviews: 9
Hads: 10
Avg: 3.64
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: tjd25 on 10-12-2004

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Reviews: 9 | Hads: 10
Reviews by 3Vandoo:
Photo of 3Vandoo
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Mar02x
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

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Photo of sfprint
2.72/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.51/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.42/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden colour, a head is white and quite large. Aromas of juniper, yeast and alcohol. Tastes of fruity notes with hints of unfiltered apple juice, apple purée, cider, sugar sweetness, biscuit and vanilla along with alcohol from it 7.5 ABV. It has a mild bitter sweet aftertaste. Overall a little better than I was expecting.

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Photo of Macca
4.2/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of tjd25
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Brabander
3.28/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of thierrynantes
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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Photo of stevoj
4/5  rDev +9.9%

La Wambrechies from Distillerie De Genièvre Clayessens
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