Jean-Claude Van Blond - Wit's End Brewing Company

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Jean-Claude Van Blond
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Reviews: 2
Hads: 13
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: n/a
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wit's End Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: bfields4 on 04-02-2012

What?
Jean-Claude Van Blond is inspired by the action hero in all of us. It features a Belgian yeast strain and is built on a lighter malt profile with just a touch of oats for a silky body and some additional depth. You will find this beer intriguing and hard to define—which is just the way we like it.

Why?
The yeast provides some fresh dough, banana, pineapple and clove aromas to dazzle the senses. The lighter malts give this beer its color and soft grainy flavors. It is mashed longer and at lower temperatures to produce a dry yet complex beer. Although easy drinking, there is soft and surprising intensity just like the ancient Dim Mak technique!
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Reviews: 2 | Hads: 13
Reviews by bfields4:
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4.15/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy yellow haze. Nice white head, but doesn't hold.

Smells of lemon zest, bananas and maybe even a bit of apricot. Very Belgian yeasty.

Crisp citrus bite. Banana yeast tones. Nice oat mellowness. Not a complexity of flavors but hits all the right notes.

Good easy drinker. Nice warm weather/lighter beer to enjoy a few of. The oat provides a good smoothness throughout. (382 characters)

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3.73/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Funny name, decent beer. I've had better blondes, but this one wasn't bad at all. I'll try other offerings from this brewer when I see them around town. I did get a faint oat taste, as advertised, but certainly not like in an oatmeal stout or something more intense. That's fine for a beer this light. (305 characters)

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Jean-Claude Van Blond from Wit's End Brewing Company
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