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Jenlain Bière De Printemps - Brasserie Duyck

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Jenlain Bière De PrintempsJenlain Bière De Printemps

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77
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59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 17.38%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Duyck visit their website
France

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
This is a Bière de Mars.

(Beer added by: jed on 03-30-2004)
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3.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle I brought to share at AndrewK’s tasting.

Pours a murky honey orange with no head and no lacing. Smell is of malt and honey with some slight notes of oxidation. Taste is much the same with a sweet finish. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer that shows poor aging coupled with a extremely lacking mouthfeel.

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4/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours red-gold with a crip white soapy head. Chunks of yeasty sediment.

Aroma is malty sweetness tempered with anise hints of melon and vague yeasty spice.

Taste is caramel malt up front. Slight acidic fruit notes. Musty and peppery. Finishes with a a hint of mint and a lingering mineral quality.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied.

Overall a very interesting and flavorful beer.

Photo of bashiba
4/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a bright cloudy orange, nice inch of sticky white head, and lots of sediment settling about.

The smell has a nice light sweetly malt with a bit of grain, and a light mustyness.

The flavor is sweet and lightly corny malt, a bit of mustyness and some light tartness, long lingering spices, a touch of oxidization.

The mouthfeel is light with nice carbonation and a mild level of oilyness.

Very solid, benchmark quality Biere de Mars.

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2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

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4/5  rDev +22%

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3.48/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A pale yellow, almost clear beer with a small, fast falling head and decent lacing. Aroma is mostly sweet, with a touch of light spiciness. The taste of this beer is very much the same; simple, perhaps a bit overly sweet, with faint spices and a hint of tartness. Very low bitterness; almost no hops presence to speak of. A little fruity citrus note underneath all the sweetness. Still, fairly light, the malt aspect isn’t too interesting either. Not complex at all. It’s pretty refreshing, with good carbonation and a clean finish. Paired well with a pizza dinner. Can’t say I’ll be rushing back to buy another bottle though. One-dimensional and a bit overpriced.

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2/5  rDev -39%

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3.73/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

from 750ml bottle

A- pours a light cllear yellow color with a smallish fresh white head just a touch of lacing but a fresh collar ring remains

S- was light fruit and funk with some wet grass and earth notes of citrus hops,noble hops are in the smell also

T- was fruit with some floral hops a touch of crisp noble hops hit he tongue,some sweet caramel malts and some musty earth tastes mixed with a barnyard sour mix

M- was sweet with medium carbonation,a touch of fruit tartness with a dry finish

O- nice drinkable BDG,that was more like a saison to me, sweet and creamy very easy to drink and tasty

Photo of metter98
3.23/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is slightly hazy light yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that quickly died down, leaving delicate lacing covering the surface and a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of grainy malts and apples in the nose along with some hints of floral hops.
T: Similar to the smell, the beer has some fruity flavors with notes of apples and some malty sweetness; these are balanced off by flavors of grainy malts towards the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There are some hints of dryness towards the end of the finish.
O: The beer is very easy to drink and refreshing, unlike some of the other beers in the style.

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3.98/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light golden yellow with a small white head
Smells of mandrin orange with some light foral notes
Tastes of bananas and clove with a small hint of orange peel
Mouthfeel is nice and light fits the style well nice carbonation
Overall great first offering from a brewery that i am new too, will be seeking out more of this soon

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2.95/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I had originally read the 'Traditional French Farmhouse Ale' and skipped over the 'Biete de Mars' on the label and confused this with a saison. Imagine my surprise when I cracked this open.

Poured a light amber color with a bit of white head. Decent lacing left on glass.

Nose consists of some sweet malts and a hint of pepper.

Taste is slightly sweet. Very mild. None of the pepper flavor I detected in the nose. Minimal bitterness.

This is an ok, though fairly forgettable beverage. I wouldn't go out of my way to try this one.

Photo of Halcyondays
3.85/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 mL green bottle, haven't had a beer from my favourite French brewery in a while, saw this 750 under $8, picked it up,

A: Pours a light amber/orange with a small white head, but leaves impressive lace and has very good retention.

S: Sweet orangey malt, very small hint of hops.

T: Toffee, some light caramel, quite malty, but never too sweet. Hint of earth and a bit of pine on the finish, but this one leans more towards the malt.

M: Medium-bodied, frothy with some crisp carbonation, but easy going in the finish.

O: I really don't get the overall C+ on this beer. It's not as good as Jenlain Ambree, but, it's clearly well made and another tasty effort from Duyck.

Photo of BeerResearcher
4.1/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 dark green bottle. Freshness date is indecipherable.
Served in a Corsendonk goblet.
The Printemps is actually a Biere de Mars, not a Saison or Farmhouse.
It pours a clean golden color with a snow-white head on top with loads of trailing and sticky lacing.
A refreshing smell of wildflowers spring forth. Smells of sweet malt and barn grains inch forward, as does a whiff of resinous hop and mixed fruit.
The taste is certainly in its own class. Bready malt, lightly sweet, with an edgy resinous and citrusy hop bite. A light taste of tart, un-ripened fruit cup lingers throughout.
It looks lighter than it actually is. The malty body is fairly rich, though the fine effervescence lends the illusion of a thinner-bodied ale.
This is a very refreshing brew with a clean finish. Goes well with any creamy cheeses and light poultry dishes.

Photo of 7ways
2.65/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Saison / Farmhouse Ale? The bottle describes it ad nauseum as a Biere de Mars. Well done, random BA.

Inauspicious beginnings-- this pours like a lame pilsner, sallow yellow with a minimal stark white head that dies a quick death. Can a beer smell thin? Kind of smells like an adjunct (corn) lager fermented with some nice fruity Belgian yeast. Sulfery too, layered over cereal and slight caramel.
This does not taste nearly as good as the Ambree or even Blonde. There is a distinct lack of bitterness until the very end, and the sweetness tastes artificial. Some nice malt and fruit in the background, but I may be too generous.
Languid mouthfeel.

EDIT (5 minutes later): This beer tastes like soda. I just took my first sip without really thinking about it, and it struck me how much it tastes like a less sweet Mellow Yellow.

Photo of donkeyrunner
2.8/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I'd like to think this is French for Duck Brewery.

Large white bubble foam head. Opaque maize color displaying a storm of yeasty floaties despite my careful pour. Good retention and lots and lots of lacework.

Smells like apricot cream marmalade. Or those Werther's cream sucker things. I'm getting a hint of steely, in the can, pineapple juice. Lightly farmy. Very, very lightly farmy.

Taste us sweet fall fruit, kumquat, and minor farm fare. Pretty weak. Not as effervescent as I'd like to see from the style.

I don't have a problem with a beers taking liberties with style. I do have a problem with beers that aren't any good.

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Jenlain Bière De Printemps from Brasserie Duyck
77 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.