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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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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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Ratings: 64 | Reviews: 35
Photo of kwjd
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from the Struise Yeast Store. Pours an amber brown colour with thin off white head. Some more hops in the smell than I was expecting, quite spicy too. Some mild chocolate roast it seems too, with the Belgian yeast. Smooth mouthfeel. I enjoyed this beer.

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of DRBiser
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of bobv
4/5  rDev +3.9%

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.

Photo of GJ40
3.62/5  rDev -6%
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.

Photo of samEBC
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of uturn
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Brabander
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 WynnO
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of mattfancett
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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 jkane101
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of dasenebler
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

33cl, best by June 2013.

Pours a cloudy, red-purple amber with a very nice, thick tan had. Lace sticks the glass very well, though the retention is not as epic as some Struise beers.

Aroma is of fruity esters, some banana bread and dried, woody hops.

The flavor is solid. Very dry and hoppy-woody. The malts add very nice notes of caramel, toffee and crusty, dark toasted bread. Surprisingly not so much fruity as just dry, Maillardy and bitter. Simple, but nice. The mouthfeel is full and fluffy, with slightly harsh bubbles for a Struise beer. Lacks some of the typical DSB smoothness and finish.

Not nearly as impressive as some of Struise's other brews, but nevertheless a drinkable Belgian dark.

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.

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of Beerenauslese
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Red brown body with a small head that dissipates to a ring. Some lacing.

Nose is plum/raisin sweet, a bit of brown malt sugar. Harbinger of interesting tastes to come.

Tastes of brown malt, plum notes, a bit of roast in the middle palate, finishes dry with some cocoa and slight grassy hop bitterness. Taste is a bit subdued given the nose.

Body is light and carbonation is low, with a light almost mineral water mouthfeel.

This is a good, light, fruity dark beer, pleasant but not spectacular. Good for pairing with food, had this with a sweet potato black bean chili and it hit the spot.

Photo of rvdoorn
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
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

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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 beerpirates
3.49/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

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 BobZ
3.41/5  rDev -11.4%
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.

Photo of SStein
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Jeeb
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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