IV - Brasserie de Jandrain-Jandrenouille

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BA SCORE
87
very good

114 Ratings
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 8
Gots: 8 | 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:
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(Beer added by: RblWthACoz on 03-28-2009)
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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3.9/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of dcmchew
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.52/5  rDev -9%

Photo of mattfancett
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%

Photo of Slatetank
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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5/5  rDev +29.2%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of babaracas
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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1.75/5  rDev -54.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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IV from Brasserie de Jandrain-Jandrenouille
87 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.