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Jenlain Ambrée - Brasserie Duyck

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BA SCORE
85
very good

277 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 277
Reviews: 203
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.56%
Wants: 12
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Duyck visit their website
France

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Naerhu on 11-27-2005)
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Photo of PolarBear3
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a clear amber colour with frothy white head that retains fairly well

S - Caramel, toffee apple, sweet malts on the nose. More like a sweet dessert.

T - Very sweet caramel, candy, a hint of some dark fruit, figs, cherries with a slight boozy finish.

M - Medium bodied with Medium carbonation

O- Not a bad beer but a little too sweet for my liking. Could only just finish the one. Gets rather sickly after a while.

PolarBear3, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of FLima
3.05/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pretty amber copper color, but with a thin head with short retention.
Surprisingly malty and hay aroma with earthy notes and caramels.
Sweet caramel malty flavor with herbal notes, tutti fruit, though mostly plums and oxidized apples, and candied sugar. No aftertaste.
Light to medium body with medium carbonation. Alcohol of 7.5% is well hidden.
Overly sweet beer with low complexity, not really pleasant after warming up. I kept lowering its grade. Definitely overrated.

FLima, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of gazmanjones
5/5  rDev +33%

gazmanjones, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of pin
3/5  rDev -20.2%

pin, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of yancot
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

yancot, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of ryan1788a5
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

A: Clear red-orange in color. Off white head retains fairly well at a half and inch. Delicate patchwork of lacing.

S: Caramel and crust from the malts. Toasted grain too. Juicy berries and some peach and apricot notes. Slightly musty and very subtly spicy yeast remains at an even keel in the background. Herbal and oily/spicy hops have some kick on the nose.

T: Caramel maltiness lays down a coating blanket of flavor. Toasted grains and crust. Juicy fruit tastes of apricot, peach, and suggestions of berries. Very subtle yeasty undertones. Oily, herbal, and spicy hops come out more toward the back end. Sweet finish of caramel and fruit with a subtle lingering spicy hop bite.

M: On the thicker side of medium bodied. Syrupy and coating texture is lifted a little by some firm and prickling carbonation, but not quite enough. Mild alcohol warmth and hop oils.

O: The hop bitterness and flavor comes on a bit stronger than in other examples of the style, but is still never in any danger of usurping the malt character. In fact, the flaw of this beer may be that the body is a little more weighty and dextrinous than it should be, and this makes it less drinkable.

ryan1788a5, Jan 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

scottbrew4u, Jan 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

BillRoth, Dec 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

rolltide8425, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of pipinmalikonj
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

pipinmalikonj, Nov 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

HabiMendes, Nov 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

jaydoc, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of Valencia
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Valencia, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of IrishFrenchman
4/5  rDev +6.4%

IrishFrenchman, Oct 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

pknyc, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of muratakinci
4/5  rDev +6.4%

muratakinci, Sep 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Sspeer1, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of parkwood
3/5  rDev -20.2%

parkwood, Aug 17, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

SimonTja, Aug 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

MystikCelt, Aug 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

RedneckBeerz, Jul 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

WOLFGANG, Jul 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

mrfrancis, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of IchLiebeBier
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Russet colored; medium head

Aroma: Malty; spicy; fruity

Taste: Malty; spicy; tart; dry; complex finish

Remarks: One of my favorites. I'd buy it almost every time we went to Cora in Strasbourg. I missed it so much I homebrewed some.

Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

IchLiebeBier, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of Janeinma
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Janeinma, Jun 10, 2013
Jenlain Ambrée from Brasserie Duyck
85 out of 100 based on 277 ratings.