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Red Haired Jeanne (Roste Jeanne) - De Struise Brouwers

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Red Haired Jeanne (Roste Jeanne)Red Haired Jeanne (Roste Jeanne)

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86
very good

64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 8.57%
Wants: 6
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: johnnnniee on 05-08-2010

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4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I have taken this beer home after a visit to the Struise last week. As we were there my buddy Michael drank this one. I could only smell at this beer because i was the driver. So i bought me a few.

Poured in my Struise glass the beer looks stunning. A big broken white/grey head wat a very nice ambercoloured beer. Nice carbonation and a very pleasant smell.

This is one of the drinkable beers of the Struise when you are thirsty.

Sweet but fresh taste, good hop and herbs.

Next time i will buy me some more!!

Photo of STEG
4.17/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A special thanks to stowehop for this generous freebie

Pours a deep reddish brown color with a generous khaki head. Smells of currants sour cherries brown sugar and tobacco.
Taste is slightly sour cherry and malt up front with almost a dr.pepper like finish. Mouthfeel is very light with an ever so slight warming alcohol presence towards the end. Highly drinkable with its light mouthfeel. I will most likely seek this out in the future.

Photo of eric5bellies
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a cloudy red colour with large bubbled haed that dies quick.

S - Sweet fruits and Belgian Yeast.

T - Sweet fruits and some caramel with some yeast and a little booze.

M - Medium body and low carbonation.

D - This is a solid De Struise brew and I would seek it out again.

Photo of ToasterChef
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from my tasting notes. Served in my Uprising Chalice at Novare Res. This is a De Struise offering I've been excited to try. I rushed out the door when I saw Novare had a keg of it.

The beer is colored red and brown. It is translucent and looks hazy inside (although I don't think there is anything suspended in the beer). This makes it difficult to determine how much carbonation is rising within; it doesn't look like much, but the bubbles could be obscured. The head is large and made up of tan foam. As I drink, good lacing is left behind.

What strikes me first about the aroma are the subtle grassy hops. The malts remind me of molasses cookies. It is a touch sweet, but robust.

The beer has a good amber malty flavor. I can taste molasses and toffee. There is some bitterness in the finish. The menu listed this as a Belgian Amber, which is an interesting take on a style I consider mostly American.

Jeanne has a medium/full body an good carbonation. There is a slight watery coat left after each swallow. It has only a touch of stickiness; for the most part what remains easily slides away.

I find this beer to be very easy drinking and refreshing. No extreme flavors ensures I won't get tired of this one. Fans of Belgian beers and De Struise in particular are encouraged to try this beer.

Photo of mdfb79
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 09/25/10 notes. Had on tap at Churchkey in Washington, DC.

a - Pours a murky reddish color with less than 1 inch of white head and low carbonation evident.

s - Smells of dark fruits, sweet fruity malts, caramal malts, and Belgian yeast.

t - Tastes of bready malts, dark fruit, caramel malts, and sweet fruit.

m - Medium body and low carbonation, very easy to drink.

d - A very solid Belgian dark ale; I felt like I could drink this all day. Would like to try again.

Photo of mikesgroove
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The pour was probably the best part of this one as the rich, dark brown liquid poured down into the glass. A huge head of tan then rose up to a height of around two inches before settling back down into a frothy and foamy cap that stayed with it throughout the session. Only real knock here being too much head if anything. Aroma was fairly light, nice spice notes up front, hints of caramel, dark prune like fruit notes and a hint of cinnamon of all things. Carried over well in the flavor which was equally rich. Strong notes of spice up front and a smooth, mellow texture that really seemed to hit the nail on the head. Earthy and herbal with nice hints of dark fruit, I really felt it summed up the part quite well. Very drinkable and the rich, fruity profile lended itself well to being a fine sipper.

Overall a very solid and lighter dark ale

Photo of johnnnniee
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange/brown color with a huge bubbly off white head that slowly recedes to a cap. Smells of bready malt, floral hops, and spicy yeast. Sweet dark fruits come to the surface as she warms. Taste is sweet with caramel and dark fruits up front. Hops and yeast gang up and overpower the malt for a half a second then the sweet candy, cherry and plum flavors win out. Long lingering sweetness after each sip. High level of carbonation, medium body, sweet syrupy mouthfeel. I really enjoyed this one. If it wasn't so difficult to obtain I might enjoy these more often.

Photo of Gueuzedude
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sampled at Het Oude Schooltje; July 2010
The head on this is quite firm, long lasting and it sticks quite well to the sides of the glass. The beer is a hazy, light red to amber hue. The nose on this has an interesting subtle funkiness to it; musty at first but then it moves into a light cheese like note. This also smells quite fruity, most like currants and something I want to call pink grapes.

The flavor is very lightly sweet up front, but has a firm bitterness to it that nicely balances. Other flavors of red table grapes and currants are balanced by a touch of herbal hop character. This beer is quite nice, I like that it is dry overall; this makes for an appetizing, light beer that has a touch of sweetness (that seems like it is more from fruit notes than a sugar sweetness if that makes sense). The flavor also has that touch of mustiness and funky ripe cheese. This is a very nice, complex beer and I am really digging the complexity that the little touch of open fermentation gives this beer.

Photo of twelvsies
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draught at upstanding establishment. Nice pour in a tulip glass, leaving plenty o' room for a large head to roost on top. Straight amber in color. I would call this a Belgian amber rather than a Belgian Dark Ale - it's not particularly dark in color or flavor. Moving on... nice malty aroma, very subtle hoppage, earthy. Nice round flavor to this - signature Struise fruityness and mild sweetness, pretty malty, with a slight earthy funk (not sour). Smooth on the palate. This is a nice drinkable ale from De Struise - not an over the top flavor assault like many of their others (which I love). Just a nice Belgian amber.

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to jkwalking05 for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours an amber color with a white head. The aroma is alcohol with some cherries and caramel malt. The flavor is a lot of dark fruit with a little tartness and some malt notes. There is also a little brown sugar in the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Photo of KickbacksSteve
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml into Struise tulip. Tan head. Fluffy with high retention. Soapy lacing. Aroma spicy and sweet. Nice carbonation on the tongue.  Some peppery spice on taste, malty sweet, old banana like Belgian yeast with nice candi sugar flavor. Almost a chocolate flavor pops out at warming  also reminesent of fig newton a bit. Highly drinkable. 

Photo of FreshHawk
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark, hazy, red plum color. Very large, thick, creamy, rocky, foamy, meringue like, sticky, off-white head. Great retention leaving a nice, thick, creamy lace.

S - Plenty of fruit with dark cherry, orange, ripe apple, and touches of pear. Slight musty and yeasty aroma. Slight floral hops and a touch of caramel malt. Interesting and pretty well balanced. The fruity and musty/yeasty aroma are strongest.

T - Bready and toffee malt combine with a berry/fruity flavor. Fruity flavors include cherry, apple, orange, berry, slight sweet grape, sweet plum, and pear. Also some herbal and floral tea flavors. Very faint bitter finish.

M - Medium body with good carbonation. Fairly smooth.

D - Easy to drink and a nice complex yet balanced flavor. I enjoyed drinking it and it was good, but nothing great. I would gladly drink it again and gladly drink a couple in a night.

Notes: Good, though not great, beer that was enjoyable, complex, and fairly balanced. The flavors didn't pop, but rather provide a nice easy drinking beer. I would gladly drink it but probably wouldn't get it due to the price.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of womencantsail
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Kevin for sending me this one.

A: The pour is a hazy dark orange color with a creamy, khaki colored head.

S: Sweet oranges and caramel maltiness (with a hint of candi sugar) on the nose with scattered hints of dark fruits. I cannot really name any of them in particular, as it's just more of a fruity character.

T: A fairly pronounced bitterness that was unexpected. Lots of oranges and particularly orange peels. A balance of malt and sugar notes and perhaps a slightly toasted flavor.

M: The body is medium with a fairly high level of carbonation like you would expect from a Belgian beer.

D: I was curious as to what this one would bring, and I did enjoy it. It seemed sort of like a Belgian take on an American Red/Amber ale.

Photo of stakem
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml offering. Urbain states this brew is made with Trappist Westvletern yeast. After a couple sips, it is somewhat familiar to some of the St. Sixtus offerings. However, I never would have made that connection easily without his description.

This brew pours amber with an off-white cap. Decent retention overall but a light swirl revives the cap and produces spotty lace that sticks to the glass.

The smell is very malty and rich almost with a touch of darker nutty aspects. A touch of herbs and belgian yeast phenols create some depth.

Tastes sweet and malty with a nutty touch. Some yeast and weedy to herbal hops faintly in the aftertaste breaks things up a bit. Some yeast and fruit is evident as it warms. Aftertaste of toffee is quite enjoyable and familiar.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. Quite malty with lots of flavor and depth to a rich sweetness to layers of malt. A very unique and enjoyable brew.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A cover just begging to be consumed during Halloween.

Pours cloudy red with a big frothy head. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate; hints of spice like anise. A smokiness on the finish with notes of coffee, vanilla, and a certain grape element. Feel is on the thin side for a larger beer.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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Red Haired Jeanne (Roste Jeanne) from De Struise Brouwers
86 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.