La Wambrechies - Distillerie De Genièvre Clayessens
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Reviews by 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
More User Reviews:
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
La Wambrechies from Distillerie De Genièvre Clayessens
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