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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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no score

(send 'em beer!)
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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Farnswurth

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

02-28-2013 17:25:49 | More by Farnswurth
More User Reviews:
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gillagorilla

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

03-25-2014 06:57:29 | More by gillagorilla
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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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Mattias

Sweden

4/5  rDev -1.2%

01-25-2014 21:27:46 | More by Mattias
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Jordy777

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

12-09-2013 01:30:45 | More by Jordy777
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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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smithj4

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

12-08-2013 22:56:05 | More by smithj4
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

12-08-2013 18:23:54 | More by rolltide8425
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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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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

12-01-2013 20:27:52 | More by UncleJimbo
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

11-28-2013 14:17:40 | More by Dactrius
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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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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-08-2013 22:52:43 | More by Texasfan549
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-08-2013 22:52:37 | More by kjkinsey
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samEBC

Belgium

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

06-01-2013 18:25:24 | More by samEBC
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

05-19-2013 18:06:39 | More by DeutschesBier
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mjryan

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -38.3%

12-28-2012 00:15:16 | More by mjryan
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

10-06-2012 20:40:57 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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ceetee26

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

10-02-2012 17:11:32 | More by ceetee26
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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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geocool

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%

09-28-2012 13:08:55 | More by geocool
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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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getbehindthemule

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +23.5%

08-18-2012 16:17:07 | More by getbehindthemule
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theminutemen

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

06-14-2012 14:12:38 | More by theminutemen
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