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Jenlain Ambrée - Brasserie Duyck

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very good

271 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 271
Reviews: 203
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.56%
Wants: 12
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Duyck visit their website

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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3/5  rDev -20.2%

02-26-2013 11:48:05 | More by GRUUMSH
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

02-16-2013 07:59:37 | More by JellyJacket
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

01-12-2013 00:50:07 | More by uturn
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4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: big, poofy (2"), creamy, light-tan head - leaves a bit of lace - liquid is a crystal-clear, glowing, deep amber

S: extremely bold toasty-malty - the toast aroma is of a deeply-brown bread crust or a dried-out, slightly soured bread dough - also suggests copious crystal malt (though I know this isn't an ingredient) with a peculiar herbal edge to it (yeast-driven perhaps) - vague fruity esters in the background

T: quite possibly the most toasted-bread-crusty flavor in a beer that I've ever experienced - also in there is an apple cider or grape-like fruitiness in the back and a strange herbal-alcohol note - good bit moreish

F: slight warming sensation in the finish, pleasant and mellow - suggestion of a fullish body - the carbonation, aside from a tiny tingle up front, does not seem to factor in much - it kind of just drops off dry in the end, reminiscent of a German Helles or Pils.

O: nice, interesting, different - varies ever so slightly from the draft version I had a few months ago, as far as this here having a bolder toasty flavor and bitterness

definitely worth checking out!

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 03:59:21 | More by Bouleboubier
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New York

2.25/5  rDev -40.2%

11-15-2012 03:02:05 | More by sneaks2210
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3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a very nice clear orange color with a thin white head on top. The head fades quickly, no retention or lacing. The smell of the beer is sweet smelling with some grain aromas. Maybe a hint of honey on the nose too. The taste is sweet, caramel and honey-like flavors with minimal hop bitterness. The mouthfeel is light, a little watery, some moderate carbonation and drinkable. Overall is starts out sweet with a dry finish, it's a. Good brew but nothing something I would rave about.

Serving type: on-tap

11-04-2012 21:01:08 | More by Knapp85
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4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

750 ml that's been sitting in the cellar(hall closet) for 6 mos. or so...sweet and brown,amber maltiness...very slight booziness in the aroma and taste but it's not hot...the sweetness lingers and makes me take another taste because it is pleasant...decent head after a fast pour...subsequent pours yield a thin head with some lacing...initial taste showed standard carbonation...wanted a Euro biere de garde after drlinking Two Bros. Domaine Du Page, which isn,t too far off...overall has a taste up my alley and one that I'll revisit soon

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2012 00:51:40 | More by JAYAR1
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

10-06-2012 18:52:03 | More by Geiseman
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

09-28-2012 23:17:52 | More by Gww1864
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

08-21-2012 01:20:12 | More by slowdaddy
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3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a nice clean bright amber with a thick white head, light lacing and mild head retention.

The smell had a nice bit of barnyard funk and mustyness mixing in nicely with a big sweet malty and bready quality.

The flavor was mild comparted to the nose, very clean and even malty flavors, a touch bready with a bit of toffee and citrus fruit, just a hint of minty hops in the finish with a bit of mustyness coming through as well.

The mouthfeel had nice body and carbonation.

Overall pretty solid benchmark Biere de Garde.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 15:38:46 | More by bashiba
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-01-2012 10:37:08 | More by KimenTshom
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-13-2012 21:20:04 | More by SFC21
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

06-02-2012 22:23:01 | More by craigdb
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Orange copper colour with a very big, foamy white head at the top of the beer that manages to leave some good lacing and shows visible signs of strong carbonation.

Strong malts and quite a sweet aroma from this beer along with a bit of spice and some milder caramel. There is also some bread and a light helping of hops and some sugar.

Sweet and sugary to taste with some fruit, apple being the most pronounced. There is also some malts, light caramel and a touch of honey in there.

Smooth and well carbonated with a medium to light-medium body and a light bitter finish.

Nice tasting and quite smooth with strong, sweet flavours and a bit of sugar in there along with a nice malt base. Best of the style so far for me.

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Serving type: bottle

05-30-2012 21:14:44 | More by flyingpig
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

05-04-2012 01:44:46 | More by tbeer40
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

05-02-2012 22:26:46 | More by theminutemen
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

04-25-2012 17:41:22 | More by Morningstorm
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

04-22-2012 16:01:09 | More by Niklas
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

04-08-2012 23:10:50 | More by biercycle
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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

04-01-2012 22:53:28 | More by oxfordmini
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-25-2012 03:34:55 | More by Vylo
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-18-2012 23:14:33 | More by jfcaa193
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4.48/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted On: 02-13-2012
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 330 ml brown bottle
Glassware: Tulip
Purchased: Single from Grace's, Nashville

A: Cloudy and amber colored, with good lacing and retention from the medium-sized white head.

S: Malt sweetness, spices, grape/wine mustiness, caramelized molasses, and woodsy, floral hops make for a pleasant and complex aroma.

T: Rich and malty, with spices such as cinnamon and clove, ripe dark fruits, and a woody/oak flavor as well. Superb taste!

M: Smooth, with a medium body and carbonation that is medium to high. Finish is malty, slightly sweet and spicy. Good alcohol warming effect as well.

O: I liked this beer very much and would highly recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 04:04:08 | More by sommersb
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New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

01-12-2012 21:36:28 | More by djrn2
Jenlain Ambrée from Brasserie Duyck
85 out of 100 based on 271 ratings.