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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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BA SCORE
86
very good

61 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 8.55%
Wants: 6
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: johnnnniee on 05-08-2010)
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jrallen34

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from the webshop into my De Struise glass...This is gusher, too much carbonation, only could pour half a bottle at a time. The head is nice, thick, foamy, great retention, really nice thick swiss cheese lacing. The beer itself is a muddy river brown with red highlights, just not appealing to me...Aroma is light candied sugar, apples, mostly sour rye, musky, just not appealing...Taste is sweet rye to start but then again mostly musky, lots of saison qualities but none of the good ones...Crisp drinker but just so boring.

One of the worst De Struise beers, not worth getting or trading for.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2010 19:56:56 | More by jrallen34
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.4/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a medium amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some great lacing. Aroma is a mix of caramel and light spices. Taste is a mix between some caramel malt with light spices and limited sweetness. Body is average with great carbonation. Not bad but not even close to the best I tasted from this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2010 15:56:23 | More by Phyl21ca
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BobZ

Massachusetts

3.43/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz. Bottle poured into my Duvel tulip. Thanks to Doug (Douglasjamjak), for yet again affording me the opportunity to sample another are De Struise brew.

Appearance: Pours a reddish brown with a small 1/4” head that quickly recedes to a cap. Decent lacing.

Smell: Hard to discern any real aroma, maybe some spice but all very mild.

Taste: Caramel is the dominant flavor I am able to pick up, some hints of spice. Basically a mild beer, in fact I can’t say “mild” enough. Not bad, it still has a nice flavor but nowhere near as deep and flavorful as any other Struise beer I’ve ever had. Just not a whole lot going on with this one.

Mouthfeel: Thin but not unpleasant, well carbonated.

Overall: Interesting brew just for the fact that it seems so ordinary when it comes from an extraordinary brewery. Once again, I’m glad I could give it a try.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2011 15:12:18 | More by BobZ
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beerpirates

Belgium

3.45/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

ABrown-yellow colored with hazy appearance, little yellow head. Plummy, sweet, brown sugary aroma with yeast and some grass here, decent one. Medium bodied. Flavor has some roasted side with still sweet plummy-chocolaty note here, aftertaste dries with yeast and same grass, little bit of carbonated in mouthfeel. Decent, easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 22:08:22 | More by beerpirates
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thepeter

United Kingdom (England)

3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I would not have guessed this to be a Belgian Dark ale, but hey what can I say? Nice pretty deep amber color, slightly hazy with a very decent head. Smells of hops but not the overpowering kind, which was a nice surprise, some spicy yeasty oders in there as well and pale malts. Very clean tasting with an English biscuity malt flavor (not sure if that makes sense but that's what I wrote!) and some zest possibly from the yeast. Lighter bodied and easy to drink. The hops are held at bay and a nice clean palate is left. Nothing special but a very drinkable beer. I could drink more but would not go out of my way.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2010 14:46:01 | More by thepeter
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

06-27-2013 21:57:39 | More by nmann08
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jkane101

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

05-16-2013 22:18:12 | More by jkane101
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duceswild

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

02-15-2014 17:01:50 | More by duceswild
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Jeeb

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

09-16-2013 17:40:22 | More by Jeeb
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

09-18-2012 23:43:43 | More by t0rin0
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Riggsy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

03-30-2012 22:15:05 | More by Riggsy
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

02-17-2014 17:16:34 | More by oriolesfan4
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dgilks

Australia

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy red colour with a small, creamy, light tan head. Fair head retention.

Earthy, nutty malt with some light spicing and a subdued fruit note. A touch of rhubarb and a very mild vinous note round it out.

A light and airy Belgian ale with a fine balance of light malt, fruit and some spice notes. It is a little simple and dull but still well balanced.

Medium body with moderately-high carbonation. Decent.

A nice Belgian ale but it doesn't reach the same highs of Pannepot and Struise's other beers.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2011 05:39:30 | More by dgilks
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

33cl bottle served in my DT tulip. Lot A Month M (May) 13 indicated on the label (I'm assuming this means best before May 2013). Pours a deep cider, almost plum color with a quarter inch, frothy white head embedded with ringlets. Nose expresses yeast and sweet, fruity esters (perhaps strawberries). Taste starts off slightly metallic, followed by dry, dark fruit (plums and prunes) and yeast. Mouthfeel is light-medium with a prickly carbonation and a semi-dry finish. All and all, a somewhat bland Belgian Dark. Decent, but not a particularly engaging or memorable example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2011 16:36:47 | More by Jwale73
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GJ40

North Carolina

3.61/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampled from a 33cl bottle I picked up in a trade in London. Best by date was May 2013 so I'm a bit beyond but wouldn't think that's a big deal with the style.

A stream of foam came pouring out of the bottle as soon as I opened it. Fortunately I had a glass close by and managed to salvage a good portion. I wasn't sure what to expect at that point.

A - A light brown color with serious haze and a small beige head. Looks a bit like pond water.

S - Brown sugar, apple, breads.

T - Lots of brown sugar with some green apple and hints of raisin.

M - Moderate, smooth mouthfeel with a mild carbonation of fine bubbles (I think the bulk of the carbonation exited before the pour).

O - Decent flavor. I'm not sure what caused the foamover but it doesn't seem to be infection.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2013 21:17:21 | More by GJ40
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rvdoorn

Netherlands

3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Look: the beer pours hazy amber color with a medium-large head.
Smell: Malts, caramel, fruits (apricot, peach) and yeast.
Taste: Caramel, fruits, yeast, biscuit, and spicy hops. Aftertaste is mildly bitter and spicy
Mouthfeel: a medium body, medium carbonation.
Overall: Ok brew, bit simple

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2011 15:20:39 | More by rvdoorn
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ordered this from the web shop. Served in a pint glass.

A - Two-plus fingers of off-white soapy foam. Good retention with glass-coating lace. Hazy orange-brown body that is kind of homely.

S - Zesty noble hops, pine, and floral notes, with fruity apple, candi sugar, and caramel malt flavors.

T - Taste is pretty similar with plenty of fruit and toffee notes. Finishes quite bitter, but it doesn't linger that long. Somewhat understated - nice but nothing special.

M - Carbonation is a little high, but it's not harsh. Medium-light body that is a bit gritty. Again, solid but nothing super-exciting.

D - A 12oz bottle was easy to drink, but I don't feel the need to have another bottle any time soon. One of Struise's less interesting offerings.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2010 00:21:55 | More by MasterSki
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ken's bottle from Struisse. A smooth light body and mouthfeel. An attractive quarter inch head. Lacey. Smooth drinker, though a bit of sourness that you will find in a brown ale. Unfiltered, a little hoppy,sugar and cinammon, good drinkability. Dry finish.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2011 13:45:22 | More by Sammy
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weissbierdrinker

Belgium

3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep orange amber color with thick creamy tan head that hangs around for awhile. Fades leaving sticky lacing all over the glass.

Smell is quite hoppy and zesty, with some bready biscuit notes.

Taste is malty. Not as much hops as I would have expected from the nose. Caramel, toffee, yeast, a little hop bitterness toward the end. Has a lingering malty aftertaste.

A pretty tasty little beer, nothing over powering and nothing really sticks out at me. I would drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2010 17:51:17 | More by weissbierdrinker
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haz77

Australia

3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a red-tinged copper with an inch of thick light tan head, which drops to a thin cap. A fairly handsome looking brew.

S - Pear drops, cherry, green apple, a small amount of sour barnyard funk, a hint of citrus, caramel.

T - Apple/citrus shifts into caramel/cherry by the middle of the drink. Pear pushes though towards the end. The finish is floral hops and some bready yeast notes. The lightly hoppy aftertaste lingers for some time.

M - Minimal carbonation, which works well, letting the medium body become as creamy as possible.

D - Pretty decent overall and well balanced, if unremarkable. I wasn't as blown away as I have been with other De Struise brews.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2012 19:56:56 | More by haz77
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BierMeJohn

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-21-2013 12:14:55 | More by BierMeJohn
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-24-2014 23:50:26 | More by DrBier
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samEBC

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-07-2012 18:50:45 | More by samEBC
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fickenmeimirish

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-29-2014 22:52:53 | More by fickenmeimirish
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rcjennings

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-01-2014 16:47:54 | More by rcjennings
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Red Haired Jeanne (Roste Jeanne) from De Struise Brouwers
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