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IV - Brasserie de Jandrain-Jandrenouille

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very good

121 Ratings
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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 8
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie de Jandrain-Jandrenouille visit their website

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: RblWthACoz on 03-28-2009

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle sealed with pressure cap.
poured into HF wine stem.

Appearance: glowing, slightly pale, straw yellow bodied beer. Head is about 3 fingers tall and is fluffy and dense. Head slowely drops to a thin cap leaving thick lacing on the side of the glass.

Smell: wheat malts, fruity and floral hops, slight rotten hay mustiness, and some minerals. Though the aroma has alot going on it is missing the wow factor because it is kind weak and not a robust as most saisons tend to smell.

Taste: This started off with the slightly sweetness imparted by wheat malt followed with light floral hop bitterness. Slight bit of fruity yeast adds a touch more sweetness, but white pepper and mineral heavy water well water adds some contrasting flavors that are desirable here. Phenols and banana peels also seem to be mixing into the favor profile. An earthiness and slightly bitter flavors of citrus zest(grapefruit is my closest guess on the citrus) are prevalent on the back end of this beer with a touch of that mustiness that I got a hint of in the nose as well.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with low carbonation levels. Dispite the low carbonation level the beer is still percieved as adequately carbonated. This beer feels crisp yet watery at the same time which is different. The beer is quite drinkable as well.

Overall: This is my first beer from this belgian brewery. I have been drinking a ton of different saisons over the last year and really have found a siason to be my "everyday go to beer style". This one didnt blow me away like a Hill Farmstead saison, but it is definately a solid saison. It is more of a rustic saison with more earthy flavors and less tartness.

Photo of crosenkrantz
3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of saeh
4.29/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of innominat
3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Axnjxn
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beerpirates
3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FLima
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazy amber color with a thick head with medium retention and leaving laces.
Fruity aroma with notes of pineapple, bread, hints of berries and some honey.
Flavor with notes of pineapple, lemon grass, a bit of spices, melon, pears, orange-lemon, strawberry and finishing floral and herbal. It doesn’t have a funky character, which is subdued. Dry aftertaste with a mild bitterness.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation.
Very refreshing and super balanced Saison with good complexity and very easy to drink. It is relatively quite mild on yeast and with perceivable hops. Perfect for summertime.

Photo of tykechandler
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of frontalot
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of parintele
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of spycow
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.

Photo of cbnz
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of suckaj
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.

Photo of Schmoog
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of pariah_peels
5/5  rDev +29.2%

Photo of AvaStJames
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of babaracas
3.87/5  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.

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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%

Photo of SteeleWright
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of kingjohnh
4/5  rDev +3.4%

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IV from Brasserie de Jandrain-Jandrenouille
87 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.