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La Wambrechies - Distillerie De Genièvre Clayessens

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Reviews: 8
Hads: 9
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: n/a
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Distillerie De Genièvre Clayessens visit their website

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: tjd25 on 10-12-2004

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Reviews: 8 | Hads: 9
Reviews by Macca:
Photo of Macca
4.2/5  rDev n/a
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. (632 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Mar02x
4/5  rDev n/a
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. (567 characters)

Photo of sfprint
2.72/5  rDev n/a
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. (332 characters)

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.51/5  rDev n/a
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. (256 characters)

Photo of 3Vandoo
3.52/5  rDev n/a
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. (717 characters)

Photo of tjd25
3.73/5  rDev n/a
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. (552 characters)

Photo of Brabander
3.28/5  rDev n/a
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. (305 characters)

Photo of thierrynantes
3.53/5  rDev n/a
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 (259 characters)

Photo of stevoj
4/5  rDev n/a

La Wambrechies from Distillerie De Genièvre Clayessens
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