Jambe De Bois - Brasserie de la Senne

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Jambe De BoisJambe De Bois

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very good

34 Reviews
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Reviews: 34
Hads: 140
Avg: 3.82
pDev: 21.99%
Wants: 5
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
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Brasserie de la Senne visit their website

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: ggaughan on 04-05-2009

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.13/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Consumed on Jan 4th 2013; reviewed from notes.

A 330ml bottle with an uncertain BB date (not marked). Purchased from a Belgian webshop more than a year ago and stored in my garage; I hope it hasn't aged too badly. Jambe-de-Bois translates as wooden leg - the label calls it a Belgian revolution triple.

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A hazy golden-amber hue with good carbonation and plenty of chunky sediment. Produces a huge head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before slowly reducing to a frothy surface layer. Aroma of earthy Belgian yeast esters, tart apples, mild coriander, a slight fruitiness and a hint of spice. Faintly sweet, with a hot, solventy note of booze in the background.

Tastes of fruity, earthy yeast esters with a mildly spicy character and a dry finish. Notes of earthy yeast, unripe apples, indistinct fruitiness, mild coriander, subtle spice and stewed hops. Slightly peppery. A weak bitterness upon swallowing, along with a significant dose of solventy alcohol. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry, spicy and tingly, with good carbonation and nice body for the style. The booze adds an oily quality. Rather astringent, with an aftertaste of earthy yeast and fruity hints.

So-so. The alcohol is a bit excessive and the hint of apples suggests a flaw. It's OK, but the aroma and flavour seem pretty average. The mouthfeel and body are nice though. I like this brewery and I was hoping it would be better; it could be that age has sullied it's quality a little. I'll have to re-review a fresher bottle when I can get one. Decent but no need to go out of your way to find it.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Nostradamus flute glass. Pours a hazy light straw with gold highlights and a fine two finger white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Nice active carbonation. Interesting aroma of sweet apple and pear juice, bready malt, light citrus; nicely floral. Flavor starts very subdued, but develops into remarkable sweet pear and stone fruit, honey, light citrus, finishing with nice hop and herbal bitterness and residual very nice fruit juice. Quite complex and interesting. The middle is quite sweet but the finish is more semi-sweet as if the herbal elements are drying out the fruit components (but not winning). Medium bodied with light creaminess. I really liked this tripel. It has some sweeter than normal elements, but there is so much going on here that it the sweetness seems perfectly balanced. This is a very nice Belgian ale that I will be picking up again very soon. I'm two for two for this brewery now and hope to see other varieties.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Keegan
3.19/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

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

I had been looking for this beer for awhile and finally came across a bottle at Poechenellekelder in Brussels. The beer was served in nice Brasserie De La Senne tulip style glasses. The beer poured a clear bright yellow color with a massively thick white head with some fluffy white bubbles. The nose had some strong hoppy notes and a decent malt tone in the aroma as well. The taste was a good touch of citrus combined with a good malt backbone. The taste also provides a nice hope bite on the tongue and a lasting after effect. There is also a sweet touch to the beer that rounds this out very nicely. Another fine beer from De La Senne that I hope to see more of in the future.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.2/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of StephRai
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of jcruelty
3.09/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of KYGunner
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden pear coloring this is bright and seems to be a summer beer. The head was thick and bright white with a settled foam.

The scent held a lot of summery orchard fruits, honey, white wine, vinegar and a doughy, bready malt.

The flavors held much of the same varieties of the scent as the honey, white wine and bready malts come through. I also found honeysuckle, Apple, pear, banana and even a little bubblegum.

The feel is effervescent, bubbling, sparkling and alive but not harsh. There is also a tinge of sour and a bit of sweet.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4/5  rDev +4.7%

From a bottle.

This nice ale, a first for me from this brewery, pours a hazy light yellow with a dash of amber
in there with nice tight beaded white bubbled head and frothy lacing. Nose of coriander,
yeasty goodness, Belgian candy sugars, herbal hops, and a light lemon grass aroma. This is
rather complex in nose and taste. Flavors are Belgian candy on the front with a light lively
mouthfeel. Coriander and lemon grass dance about with a light sourness that is far from
unpleasant with a dry finish and very light bitter aftertaste. Almost a Belgian sweet tart, this
ale expands in flavors as it warms making a re-review certainly coming in the future. Very nice.

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2.75/5  rDev -28%

Photo of Ajlvt
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of ManforallSaisons
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pale end of the spectrum for a tripel but thick-looking and full of bubbles, under a finger of creamy foam. Nice but subtle hop flower, citrus , a tinge of toast and yeast in the smell. The flavor is strongly hopped for the style, a bit of citrus pith in the bitterness, but still with a dose of malt. A nice toasty note, too. Substatial in the mouth but more-ish and cleansing, a nice feel. An updated take on the tripel.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a cloudy light orangey color ale with a nice foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of dry bitter hops with nice peppery yeast notes and some light floral notes. Taste is particular for a triple with loads of dry and medium bitter notes mix in with a peppery yeast strain and a semi-sweet floral malt backbone. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Interesting take on the style and something I could drink on a regular basis.

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Photo of mrcraft
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of smakawhat
3.43/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured on tap into a snifter at Churchkey DC.

Real lemon looking body on this beer, opaque with a simple off white top, pretty nice and straightforward, love this glowing hue to the brew.

Nose is a bit muted, some mild white sugar sensations and dense malt, but a few floral notes seem to creep in here and there.

Taste hits very mild for a tripel. Light hop action on this beer with a nice buttery feel sans diacetyl. Some soft malt comes in with no trace of booze like heat. Unfortunately not much else.

Overall it's not a bad beer, but for a fav style of mine this beer feels incredibly neutered and toned down. There's nothing really memorable here for me.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Amalak
4.07/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This has a lovely soapy and fruity taste. Very flavorful and it changes as it goes along. There's a grassy, celery taste there. A hint of honey. Light to medium bodied, fairly carbonated and refreshing. Quite complex, I really enjoy it.

There's an orange hue but a dark yellow all around. It has a huge foamy white head and a lot of lacing behind. Bubbles coming up throughout. Opaque. There's a thick straw and celery scent, a but fruity.

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Photo of largadeer
4.26/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Westcoastbeerlvr forgot this in my fridge, and now I'm drinking it. Thanks, Craig.

Surprised by the low rating for this stuff. It's a good tripel.

Pours from the bottle a hazy straw yellow, pretty typical of the style; gentle pouring yields three fingers of lasting froth.

The nose carries a pleasant mix of grain and yeast esters. There's a bit of red apple and pear, crusty white bread, a touch of coriander-like spiciness both from the hops and from mild phenols. Has a soft, lactic, almost creamy quality to it.

Opens with a soft, doughy malt character that's quite impressive. Dry, and thankfully not too ham-handed with the esters; tastes like it was fermented at relatively cool temperatures. Pear, pineapple and apple flavors lend nuance, and there's a decent hop bite that dries out the finish. This is perhaps a bit hoppier than a traditional tripel, but it's by no means abrasive.

Quite good overall. De la Senne rarely disappoints.

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Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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Jambe De Bois from Brasserie de la Senne
85 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.