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IV - Brasserie de Jandrain-Jandrenouille

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BA SCORE
87
very good

110 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 7
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie de Jandrain-Jandrenouille visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RblWthACoz on 03-28-2009)
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Photo of dcmchew
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%

Shiny golden pour, surprisingly not totally hazy, with a rich fluffy white head that recedes to a few foamy traces and sticky lacing.
A "soft" smell, with honey, sweet red berries, faint apricot, flowers, white bread, a bit of clove, spicy hops, and not a lot of funk, just some faint lactic sourness and some raw grain.
Surprisingly fruity and quite complex without being sweet, with strawberry, apricot, yellow apple, quince, faint melon, faint pink grapefruit. Some honey sweetness with extra floral notes, as if it had petals in it. Yeasts aren't too heavy, just some white pepper and coriander seed with a mix of herbs. Faint funk, just some green hay and some raw grain, with a hint of lactic sourness felt especially in the aftertaste. Some earthy and also spicy hops in the finish, the kind that reminds of pilseners, with a mild bitterness.
The aftertaste is a bit more bitter and funky, feeling like an Aspirin that got stuck in the throat. Some nice fruit gets through too, fortunately. Light bodied, on the verge of being watery, if not for a hearty carbonation.
Like with the "V Cense", great complexity, not enough strength to push it forward tho. What remains is a light (in many ways) saison, fruity, refreshing, really enjoyable.

dcmchew, Monday at 04:08 PM
Photo of cbnz
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

cbnz, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of suckaj
3.52/5  rDev -9.3%

suckaj, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of mattfancett
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%

mattfancett, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of Slatetank
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I enjoyed this at Moeder lambic, served chilled in a cervoise.

The color is medium golden with good clarity and 2 fingers of light almost white cream atop withfine bead and thick lace stickage. The aroma has a grainy raw scent with light herbal hop and moderately fruity yeast scent with woody hop aroma and 'green' type of hop quality in the nose. The feel is lightly creamy textured with moderate bitterness and semi-dry quality with medium body and light sweetness with mild alcohol in the feel with a dry spiced finish.

The taste is moderately bitter with some herbal flavors and light citrus in the hop profile yet a light tangy, spicy yeast contributes equally with light alcohol apparent in the mid taste. There is a slight fresh hop with almost floral element and moderately toasted malt in the dry finish.
This is a pretty decent saison, not world class but earthy and interesting with nice blend of yeast, malt and hops wit subtle alcohol.

Slatetank, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of Schmoog
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Schmoog, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of pariah_peels
5/5  rDev +28.9%

pariah_peels, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of AvaStJames
3/5  rDev -22.7%

AvaStJames, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of babaracas
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy light orange with thin, fast fading soap bubble head with a spray of dots on the grass. Smell: floral, peach, mildly acetic; with pops of: citrus rind, bubblegum, barnyard, grassiness. Taste: tart nectarine, sweet melon and white grape, acetic edged grainy funk, spicy and citrus peel note. Light bodied with very low carbonation; dry finish, earthy and a bit chalky. Best by 12/30/2015 or 2016. Nice flavor.

babaracas, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of gjayb
4/5  rDev +3.1%

gjayb, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of bobv
4/5  rDev +3.1%

bobv, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of bpfrush
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

bpfrush, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of SteeleWright
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

SteeleWright, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of kingjohnh
4/5  rDev +3.1%

kingjohnh, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

nmann08, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of Caudalie
1.75/5  rDev -54.9%

Caudalie, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Latarnik, May 27, 2014
Photo of ShanePB
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

ShanePB, May 27, 2014
Photo of williamjbauer
4/5  rDev +3.1%

williamjbauer, May 08, 2014
Photo of freemanj
4/5  rDev +3.1%

freemanj, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of SimonTja
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

SimonTja, Apr 07, 2014
Photo of MarioM
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

750 ml poured into Delirium Tremens snifter.

A: Pours an incredibly crisp clear yellow with a slight tint of orange. Thin white head and medium carbonation with slight lacing around the glass. This beer is incredibly clear with absolutely no cloudiness from the yeast.

S: A very fruity aroma, almost peach like with a hint of strawberries. Sweet almost but more fruit forward than malt sweetness. Also get a slight earthy hop aroma but not much, I have to really work the beer hard by swirling it to get much else than fruit.

T: Ok, this is where I get that yeast character that I get from a good saison and what lets me know its a farmhouse ale. Good fruity yeast character with a touch of funky phenols and nice sweet/fruity malt to support things together. Getting a delicious earthy hop flavor that starts off almost strawberry like in its fruitiness but then transforms into a nice dry lingering bitterness that eventually fades away in your mouth to nothing but bitterness and then suddenly you're ready for the next drink.

M: The dryness of this beer lends its way very well for a lingering bitterness that I like. Dry and almost carbonated water like in its feel. Not thin feeling from the high carbonation but bitterness is dry and lingers in the back of your mouth.

O: I'm enjoying this brew and I like it enough to want to explore more beers from this Farmhouse brewery. Definitely will buy again if I see this but there are certain things about it that are special but just not my cup of tea. The yeast character is great but the dry dry back of the throat bitterness you get from drinking carbonated water is strange. I'm usually a fan of 'strange and weird' but in this case it doesn't necessarily add nor remove anything. Not a deal breaker for me just something I wanted to point out since I don't get in many beers. Overall if you see this grad it, you will not be disappointed.

MarioM, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of dkw0063
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

dkw0063, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of BILF
4/5  rDev +3.1%

BILF, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of vfgccp
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Beautiful, bright, banana gold body. Tall, pure white head has nice retention and lace.

S - Tart lemon rinds, grapefruit pith, grass, fresh hay, barn dust.

T - Light, bright and refreshing. Grass, cilantro stems, rose water, dry earth. Resiny dry finish.

M - Soft, light frame. Light, fizzy carbonation.

O - A simple, classic saison. Brewed with a restrained complexity and all the better for it.

vfgccp, Nov 30, 2013
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IV from Brasserie de Jandrain-Jandrenouille
87 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.