Telenn Du - Brasserie Lancelot
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3.65/5 rDev -5.4%
330ml bottle poured in a chalice.
A: Pours a dark brown/black colour with a nice and dense foam head. Medium retention and some lacings left
S: Smells oak. Nice sweet smell. Candy sugar, caramel and roasted malts. Reminded me a whiskey or a good port wine.
T: Woody taste. Quite smooth. In fact, it tastes like it was bit stronger. Difficult to imagine that it's only 4.5% ABV beer
M: Light to medium body. Good carbonation. Moderate on sweet and bitterness
O: Definitely a drinkable beer. I could easily drink "half crate" of it... :p
10-23-2009 16:07:17 | More by eduardolinhalis
3.65/5 rDev -5.4%
Part of a variety pack of 3 beers my dad got me as a present from his vacation in France.
Pours an ink black with a small tan head that sinks down to a film and leaves some nice spotty lacing around the glass.
The smell is not very strong but roasted and smokey with plenty of caramel and malts. There's something in the back of the nose that reminds me of green olives as well.
Flavour is similar but stronger but with some chocolate added and less of the smokiness. Some grainy flavours, bits of pepper and a nice coffee like bitterness wrap up the taste.
Mouthfeel is a little grainy and thin but certainly drinkable.
Overall this is a nice surprise, who knew the French could make beer as well? It's a good dark lager that is sufficiently complex yet easily drinkable. Certainly a beer I'd enjoy having again should the opportunity arise.
09-16-2012 16:08:10 | More by Aethien
3.7/5 rDev -4.1%
A very dark brown beer with a creamy off-white head.
Smell is roasted with light coffee notes. It has a nice bottom fermented smell which is clean. A very nice smell.
Taste is really smooth with light coffee and roasted notes. Almost burned, but in a mild way, like black patent. The typical bottom fermented clean taste. Body was medium and mouthfeel was incredibly smooth. If I have to be a little critical, it lacked bitterness and hops.
07-21-2008 07:00:33 | More by Absumaster
United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
3.73/5 rDev -3.4%
330ml bottle bought in the Bootlegger, Paris, March 2006...
Poured a very dark mahogany red / brown colour... Creamy tan head poured pretty thick and foamy and faded to light thin layer... very patchy lacing...
Aroma - Roasted chocolate malts, wheat notes, slight smokiness, some tobacco hints, coffee, light pepperiness, some fruits (blackcurrent)...
Taste Smokey, definite dark chocolate malt notes, light sweetness, some hop bitterness, buckwheat...
Feel - Quite smooth with some spritziness underneath. Medium body. Pretty drinkable...
Overall - A pretty good beer... Worth a try....
05-15-2006 09:21:18 | More by mdagnew
3.73/5 rDev -3.4%
Sorry but this following comment is in french :
Appearance : bière brune, brassée avec du sarrasin (blé noir). Ton brun, mousse fine et dense
Smell : bonne odeur de grain
Taste and mouthfeel : puissante, charpentée et légère à la fois, délicate amertume
Drinkability : La Telenn Du (harpe noire en français) est une bonne bière à base de sarrasin
11-16-2007 21:42:52 | More by thierrynantes
4.03/5 rDev +4.4%
Intense dark opaque color. The head is brownish, very fine and dense. Nice appearance. The smell is wheaty and citrusy. The taste is of buckwheat (it's a buckwheat beer) with a smoked aspect. Fruity and citric. Enjoyable. The mouthfeel is creamy and unctuous. Very round. Some winy red fruits aspects in the taste too.
05-19-2004 18:13:43 | More by tjd25
4.05/5 rDev +4.9%
My second Breton buckwheat beer.
Looks murky brown in the glass with a rocky white head that leaves good lacing.
Smells of buckwheat (a certain distinct spiciness) and darker malts; milk chocolate, light coffee, (salty) caramel, hint of smoke, hint of barrel perhaps and sweetness.
Tastes nice, buckwheat and a chocolate/caramel sweetness. Slight coffee.
Medium-light, creamy mouthfeel with good carbonation composed of tiny bubbles.
Overal a very good beer, especially if you consider it is 4.5%.
I already like this buckwheat stuff!
08-12-2013 20:30:10 | More by IPA35
4.05/5 rDev +4.9%
750ml capped bottle. Served cool at Het Blauwershof, Flanders, France.
A- Black, Some visible carbonation, big booming tan head.
S- Burnt wood, ash, chocolate, coffee and sweet malts.
T- Much the same as the nose, very burnt, roasted malts, chocolate, with a wonderful aftertaste.
M- Pretty thin, it reminds me much of a German Dunkel Lager with more class, and theres nothing wrong with that.
D- at 4.5% i could drink this everyday. Fairly complex this is a great beer! I paired my half of the bottle with some authentic Flemish Beef Stew and Frites @ Het Blauwershof, Flanders, France.
*if you see this, buy it!
05-05-2008 18:20:35 | More by ATPete
4.05/5 rDev +4.9%
Monk's habit, dark in appearance. A lot of particles. 1/2" of beige head.
The smell: buckwheat, cerals. Roasted, but delicate, not burned. Yeast and breadcrust.
Sweet liquorice, flowers, raisins. At teh end, hazelnut and cappucino.
The taste is sweet, with a lot of sweet liquorice, and again cereals and buckwheat. Delicate and drinkable. Herbaceous.
Slightly smoked, probably due to the buckwheat.
In the aftertaste remains for a long time a sweet liquorice, and a soft herbaceous.
Soft and round beer, structured and complex. Medium-light in body.
06-19-2005 16:00:39 | More by stcules
4.23/5 rDev +9.6%
Dark brown and virtually opaque in the glass. Attractive off-white head. Very nice creamy carbonation and silky mouthfeel. Dark roasted flavor, a nutty, mushroomy dankness enlivened with the touch of tartness. Mellow maltiness along with that grainy buckwheat flavor. Aromatic broth nose and smells like, yes, a galette, the buckwheat crepe of the region.
Not at all sweet, but rich with malt and just slightly charred. Hops don't provide much flavor but add the right balance of bitterness in the background. Totally refreshing and pleasing beer. This is a category crowded with mediocre beers more suitable for washing down pizza. I give it a high rating for being so interesting and heads above the crowd. All the better for being so flavorful a low-alcohol brew.
Poured from the 500 ml Belgian-style bottle. Purchased at the center city supermarket in Rennes, Brittany.
09-28-2012 19:37:39 | More by mactrail
4.45/5 rDev +15.3%
I stumbled upon this brew in Moscow's largest chain of discount supermarkets, nestled right in there amongst dozens of examples of Russian and imported macro swill. 33cl brown long-neck bottle wiht a mysterious black and white label that doesn't say much (and what it says is all in French. Apparently the Russian importer didn't understand it either, as the import label desribes this as "pale" and lists only purity law ingredients. Best before 2/24/07, I opened it on 9/3/05.
My oh my. I brought it home a week ago. It sat in the pantry for four days, then in my fridge for another seven. Nevertheless, when I popped the cap and set it down to get a glass, the foam came pouring out the top. Once poured, deep dark hazy brown liquid sits under a magnificent tan head that finally peaks at 2.5 fingers and then fades at a snail's pace, leaving thick luxurious sheets of lace clinging to the glass. Lovely. The nose is candy sweet, even almost cinnamon tangy. The buckwheat is also there, lurking underneath much like a bowl of porridge with cinnamon on top. The mouth is very well carbonated, but heavy nonetheless, and quite sticky. The flavors are almost too numerous to recount. Sugary candy, mild and sweet spice, tart fruit and weighty grain. I don't like buckwheat much (it is ubiquitous in Russia), but this somehow works wonderfully. This hophead wishes there were a hops undertone here to offset the sweetness, but this is a marvellous brew, worth seeking out.
09-03-2005 19:12:17 | More by Globetrotter
4.47/5 rDev +15.8%
Poured from a 33 cl bottle.
Appearance: Dark brown/black with a nice tan ringof head.
Smell: Wheat smell with hints of honey and peper.
Taste:Tasted of toasted grains with tons of complexity. Coffee, honey and several spices. I am tempted to give this part a five.
Mouthfeel: Smooth but sticky, not lacking in carbination.
Drinkability: I can see myself spending a night with a six pack of these.
Overall: A great French beer, my second beer from Brasserie Lancelot and they've both been great. I'll have to check out more of their stuff.
12-27-2005 10:28:29 | More by descartes
Telenn Du from Brasserie Lancelot
86 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.