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VI - Brasserie de Jandrain-Jandrenouille

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VIVI

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BA SCORE
88
very good

49 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 12.59%
Wants: 6
Gots: 3 | 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: beerpirates on 08-05-2010)
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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazed amber with thin soapy white head, settles to a thin ring; a few dots on the glass. Smell: nectarine, hay, notes of bubblegum, sweet citrus peel, and herbs. Taste: lemon, sweet orange, herbal and spruce-ish, bubblegum with a doughy back. Low carbonation picks up towards the end of the sip, slick feel but nice drying/sticky nectarine finish. Unlike most of the hoppy and sweet saisons out there, this one works. Bottle has some numbers and gibberish and 30/12/2012. If a couple years old, it's aged well.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of clayrock81
3.89/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a wheat beer like body with a cloudy yellowish gold and big head and a citric pepper like kick in the aroma with some yeast and some other floral hop notes. Beer is smooth and there is a decent amount of sweetness to it but mostly a citric, earthy hop presence with some spices that goes down easy with the yeast sticking out a little. Easy, crisp finish with a little bit of carbonation and overall a pretty good beer but laid back on the saison aspects as I really don't get any funk/sourness at all (then again, not a traditional wheat beer either).

Photo of eastpt
4.81/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Something about the grapefruit taste that brings me back to Moeder Lambic in Belgium for this refreshing Belgian beer. The color and aroma are pleasing as well.
The taste is crisp and no lingering aftertaste. I only wish I could find it here in the USA.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of metter98
3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Mugs Alehouse, Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is slightly hazy pale light yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a large patch of bubbles in the center and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of citrus from the Simcoe hops along with notes of peppery spices in the nose.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell, except that the citrus is a little subdued and there are strong notes of Belgian yeast to go along with the notes of peppery spices.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The Simcoe hops in this beer definitely make it interesting and lend a little complexity to the smell and taste.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL bottle

I never mention bitterness in my reviews, my bitterness taste buds are ridiculously under-
sensitive.

APPEARANCE : Bright yellow body, slightly cloudy. The head doesn't come easy - even tried making my pouring somewhat more violently, it still barely rose. The head also doesn't stick around very long - strange for a beer that contains a reasonable percentage of wheat.

SMELL : First nose is citrus hops, bright pale malt and a tiny bit of barnyard funk. Second nose brings out the malt some more, and also has the wheat show itself a little bit. Third nose follows the second, with more intensity.

TASTE : Somewhat light, the citrus hops are much more present on the nose. On the palate, they express a much more earthy and vegetal side. Very refreshing pale malts and wheat.

MOUTHFEEL : Dry and dusty, very crisp and light. Good structure, but the nose had me expecting something with more texture, more volume and roundness.

OVERALL : A very good summer beer, refreshing and crisp and very laid back. Nicely done.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

God head, settles to rim bubbles and fine layer in the center of the glass. Left a single ring of lace. The liquid is a hazy neutral gold.

Smells sweet, almost like Kool-ade. No wheat that I can detect.

Leans to the malt, but there's a notable hop presence. Highly carbonated--spritzy. There's a touch of sourness in the swallow. Mild aftertaste.

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VI from Brasserie de Jandrain-Jandrenouille
88 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.