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V Cense - Brasserie de Jandrain-Jandrenouille

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67 Ratings
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 5
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie de Jandrain-Jandrenouille visit their website

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Phyl21ca on 08-17-2009)
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Reviews by Cozzatoad:
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3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle, label says best before see bottle but i can't find it

A- Pretty intense orange colour. One finger white head that shows both good retention and lacing. A bit of hazyness and quite a lot of yeast sediment in the last pour

S- Delicate malts with caramel notes along with a light yeast note. Fruity notes of stawberry and cherries in the background. Maybe the faintest citric touch. Overall very much on the sweet side but still soft and delicate

T- Quite sweet for the style with notes of caramel and honey from the malts. Subtle fruity notes on the back of things as the smell suggested, with strawberry being the easiest to pick up. Some slight floral/herbal hints showing up from time to time. A bit of citrus in the aftertaste. Quite dry on the finish. Sweet for the style as the smell suggested. Reaper16 nailed it by saying subtle but not complex

M- Light to medium body with medium carbonation, a bit too watery given the ABV

O- Decently refreshing. Being so fruity this is not your typical saison, but still a not very interesting or complex one in my opinion. Highly drinkable and overall still pleasant. I'm a saison fan, but i was not impressed with this one

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2012 15:28:04 | More by Cozzatoad
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3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle served in a Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a beautiful dark color. Clear. Forms a thick, solid and creamy beige head. Good persistence and some spotty lacings left in the glass

S: Sweet nose. Strong notes of caramel. Red fruits. Spicy too: notes of honey, black pepper. Flowery hops and Belgian yeasts in the end

T: Follows the nose: sweet and fruity. Strong notes of caramel and crystal malts. Notes of honey, black pepper and red fruits. Flowery hops. In overall, a sweet, malty, peppery and watery taste. Mild hops bitterness in the very end. A bit metallic too

M: Light, watery and slightly molasses body. Medium to low carbonation. Caramel and pepper as aftertaste

O: Good drinkability. Quite close to an amber ale, in fact. Too mild spiciness to a Saison but still a pleasant beer

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2013 20:00:06 | More by eduardolinhalis
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3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

How this is categorized as a saison is beyond me. As a big fan of the IV (an excellent saison) and the VI (saison/wit hybrid imo) I figured it was time to retry this one as it has been a couple of years and I didn't really remember much about it.

Pours a deep ruby/amber color with a thick white-ish head. Quite dark for a saison, but amber saisons are out there...

Nose; caramel, ripe fruits, brown sugar, this is smelling and looking a lot like a Belgian Amber.
Taste; yup, straight up Belgian Amber ale. Faint spice/yeast character, sweet fruits, caramel, some grains, nothing saison about it aside from the fact that it is somewhat dry. This is a prime example of how the term/category of "farmhouse ale" is stupid. Just because it's brewed in a "farmhouse brewery" doesn't necessarily mean you will have a beer that is a saison/saison like.

Sweet and creamy, a little dry, but not nearly dry enough for a saison.

Overall; this is a great Belgian Amber, a style that does very little for me, but this one was quite good. If you're looking for a saison fix, skip this one and grab the IV or the VI and you won't be dissapointed. If you like a good Belgian Amber, grab this one.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2013 09:07:36 | More by pixieskid
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.23/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Recently stumbled across my notes from The Festival 2012. Lets do this!

A - Poured a clear crimson hue with a thin off white head that faded rather quickly to leave behind a thin off white halo.

S - Aromas of faint malty sweetness, light darker fruits, caramel, spice, and rather fake cherry cough syrup.

T - Taste is like the nose, not bad enough with light figgy sweetness, caramel, spice notes, and them wham, medicinal cherries.

M - Mouthfeel isnt bad, nice carbonation but still feels a bit heavy/syrupy.

O - Overall, not my favourite one at all. Way too much fake cherry here for my taste.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2013 23:27:26 | More by rudzud
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3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I had a glass of Jandrain V Saison at Lord Hobo in Cambridge on the recommendation of one of the servers. I was glad to try this interesting take on the style.

Appearance (4/5): Jandrain V pours a hazy straw/yellow color with a minimal white head. It has that typical, great look that quality saisons often have. Nice, tight bubbles and a bit of carbonation is visible when looking at the beer from above.

Smell (3.75/5): Some Brett and peppery, yeasty funkiness going on here in the aroma! One thing that's very interesting about this particular saison is that the Brett has imparted a bit of lactic tartness to the beer. Underneath the funkier smells I detect some light sweet malt. Interesting, though not quite a beauty.

Taste (3.75/5): Lightly noble hoppy flavor that I didn't detect in the smell hits first. A bit of tartness from the Brett flexes in the middle and back. Spicy, peppery, musty yeast is also quite notable and makes this more than your average, run-of-the-mill saison. There's also a fruitiness that comes on late that tastes similar to black cherry. The flavor is fairly complexed, though a bit jumbled and incoherent. The unpredictability keeps the beer interesting, but I'm not enamored by the flavor. The 7% is well hidden.

Mouthfeel (3.5/5): The mouthfeel lacks in the carbonation department a bit (it would have benefited from a more spritely carbonation level), but the beer has good medium body to it.

Overall (3.75/5): Jandrain V Saison is a very interesting take on the farmhouse ale style from a Belgian brewery that we don't hear a whole lot from. Its complex yeastiness is something most American breweries couldn't hope to reproduce. It's definitely worth a try, but I wouldn't name it as a standout in the style category.

Serving type: on-tap

06-09-2013 00:23:09 | More by hagbergl
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V Cense from Brasserie de Jandrain-Jandrenouille
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