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VI - Brasserie de Jandrain-Jandrenouille

VIVI

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BA SCORE
89
very good

43 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.6%


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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clayrock81

Virginia

3.89/5  rDev -4%
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).

Serving type: on-tap

02-21-2014 23:54:09 | More by clayrock81
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eastpt

New Jersey

4.81/5  rDev +18.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-04-2014 19:02:23 | More by eastpt
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metter98

New York

3.86/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-09-2013 01:27:18 | More by metter98
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FrostBlast

Quebec (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2013 19:28:27 | More by FrostBlast
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.61/5  rDev -10.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-22-2013 19:33:56 | More by smcolw
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wisrarebeer

Wisconsin

3.48/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

$11.99 for a 750ml from Discount in Milwaukee

A: brilliant amber color, clear, some head but not as much as expected
S: medium nose, classic farmhouse, with yeast and spicy, pepper
T: good traditional farmhouse taste, hop bitterness in finish that was not expected, spicy and somewhat subdued probably due to wheat backbone
M: a bit thin and watery, expected more zest and mouthfeel like trad saisons

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2012 02:07:51 | More by wisrarebeer
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StJamesGate

New York

4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Platinum with lumpy champagne head.
Subtle and layered nose: lemon peel, flowers, grain and a yeast hit.
Gentle melon and mango with cracker and a bit of hay, a blast of wax, and smooth, even tangerine hops.
Grapefruit peel finish and tingly but mild white pepper linger.
Soft, fizzy, creamy, light.

For starters, not a saison, so don't look for funk. A wheat beer with Belgian yeast but US hops - Simcoe (the most understated I've ever tasted it) + another from Yakima Chief. And the hopping is deft, not the heavy-handedness you often get with US beers. (There's some pineapple, too, but not in a Lagunitas way). It's not up to Brooklyn-Schneider Weiss standard for hoppy wheats, but with the silky feel it makes an easy but complex quaffer.

Another well-integrated, accomplished beer from J-J.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2012 16:16:07 | More by StJamesGate
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oline73

Maryland

4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

We had this on-tap at moeder lambic fontainas. Served in a tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden/yellow color with two fingers of white head. This beer has some good retention and nice lacing.

Smell: Refreshing, slightly sweet with some herbal and fruity notes. There is a slight tartness in the nose as well.

Taste: Sweet wheat malt with some fruit and herbal notes. Some bitterness in the finish kicks in just in time to balance things out nicely.

Mouthfeel: Medium to thin body with smooth carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This is a really refreshing brew. The body and carbonation could have been fuller, but I would definitely have another.

Serving type: on-tap

05-17-2012 02:04:19 | More by oline73
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homebrewhawk

Kansas

3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle served in a tulip. Poured a slightly hazy gold with two fingers of big bubbled head. A little citrus and some Belgian spice in the aroma. More Belgian spice in the flavor. Light bodied and dry with a good amount of carbonation. Very easy drinking. Nothing over the top, but a solid, well made beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 00:16:27 | More by homebrewhawk
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA

Mounds of foam flowed from the tap, making a good 5 minutes or more of settling time necessary for a full pour on this one. Eventually served in a tulip glass, pale straw-yellow with a very slight haze, and a small (when presented) white head that reduced to a wisp and left just a tiny bit of lacing on the top of the glass. Aroma was pretty subdued, faint sweetness, spice, and a touch of wheat. Taste was light but nice, crisp and grassy, herbal, a little wet hay, but not too heavy on the funk as you might expect; light notes of peppery spice and citrus zest. Smooth as silk, as far as mouthfeel goes, went down easy and clean; not high alcohol, but it seemed even lower than it was. Not bursting with flavor, but very nice overall nonetheless.

Serving type: on-tap

02-02-2012 12:40:11 | More by Rifugium
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks Thorpe, served in a tulip. Beer is yellow, mildly hazy, white head, decent retention, a little lacing, moderate to low carbonation.

Aroma is sweet with some piny / earthy hoppiness in there.

This place likes hops and I like them back for it. Beer is light in body, not very carbonated on the palate and nicely hopped, moderate bitterness on the back, a vegetable garden earthiness in the midpalate probably from a lot of noble hops. Mild fruitiness in this one too, another nice saison.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2012 02:27:33 | More by drabmuh
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike.

The beer is light yellow and fairly hazy with a small white head. The aroma is hop forward with floral and herbal notes. Good flavor, with a blend of hop, herbal, and floral notes. Light bodied with low carbonation. The beer could use a bit more carbonation to enhance the feel and support the overall flavor. Overall, this was drinkable and enjoyable. Easy to get through a snifter of this. Could use some minor improvements and tweaks. Pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 00:33:39 | More by Huhzubendah
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.55/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Moeder Lambic Fontainas during last week's trip to Belgium. Reviewed from notes.

Served in a Jandrain-Jandrenouille goblet.

Pours a slightly-hazed straw color with a 2-finger white head. Great lacing, of course. The nose has lots of wheat plus a light bit of coriander-type spice and some faint citrus. Very dry and crisp. Flavor adds a bit of light white pepper. Dry and crisp throughout. Hops bring a light floral character. Absolutely fantastic.

Serving type: on-tap

09-15-2011 21:06:33 | More by Thorpe429
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Mora2000

Texas

3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a pale yellow color with a white head. The aroma is nothing but wheat. The flavor is wheat with a little bit of lemons mixed in. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very tasty, easy to drink wheat beer. Not complex, but still enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2011 02:34:04 | More by Mora2000
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a clear bright golden color ale with a quite large pure white foamy head with light retention and some lacing. Aroma of light citrus and bitter hops with wheat malt and fruity ester is somewhat unique and interesting. Taste was a weird mix between some lightly citrus notes with some light bubblegum wheat malt and some US hops also thrown in the mix. Body was average with good carbonation. Weird mix and not something I would seek on a regular basis but interesting nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2010 21:15:18 | More by Phyl21ca
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beerpirates

Belgium

4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Moeder Lambic Fontainas in Brussels.

Hazy dark yellow pour with a big white head.

Aroma holds unbelievable peach and nectarine, along with more subtle hints of dough, coriander, and grassy hop.

The flavor is pretty close to perfect for this style of beer; fruitiness fades a touch to reveal amazing yeast, hops, bread, and spice components.

Mouthfeel is masterfully drinkable yet full-bodied. Superb.

Serving type: on-tap

08-05-2010 22:16:19 | More by beerpirates
VI from Brasserie de Jandrain-Jandrenouille
89 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.