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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

35 Reviews
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Reviews: 35
Hads: 65
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 4.97%
Wants: 7
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers visit their website
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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Reviews: 35 | Hads: 65
Photo of KickbacksSteve
4/5  rDev +4.7%
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.  (342 characters)

Photo of twelvsies
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
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. (625 characters)

Photo of BobZ
3.41/5  rDev -10.7%
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. (868 characters)

Photo of benclimbs
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark red/brown with a thick, one finger head and some lacing.

nose is simply great, big raspberries, nice malt backbone and a complex, almost herbal yeasty, earthy character.

taste is a lot less exciting, a fairly simple but fruit character driven belgian dark ale...good but nothing to blow me away.

feel is good, lots of carbonation, not sticky.

also quite drinkable, good balance of flavours to mask any residual alcohol taste. (444 characters)

Photo of thepeter
3.45/5  rDev -9.7%
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. (615 characters)

Photo of haz77
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
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. (674 characters)

Photo of weissbierdrinker
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
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. (489 characters)

Photo of STEG
4.17/5  rDev +9.2%
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. (439 characters)

Photo of gyllstromk
4/5  rDev +4.7%
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. (287 characters)

Photo of randjuke
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle fron Struise. Murky yellow-brown with huge light yellow head. Aroma faintly sour with fruits. Taste fruits, spices, malts. Not as much yeast as most Belgians in my opinion. Finish mildly bitter hops and somewhat prolonged. Mouth feel light but not watery, not as heavy as other Struise beers. Alcohol really not apparent.

Highly drinkable beer. There is a lot here but it's not heavy and you could easily pound down a few of these in an evening. (453 characters)

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Red Haired Jeanne (Roste Jeanne) from De Struise Brouwers
86 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.