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Jenlain Ambrée - Brasserie Duyck

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very good

275 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 275
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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4/5  rDev +6.4%

vhmf1978, Jul 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Poured a bright clear red caramel color with a healthy white head.

Aroma of toasted malts, caramel, and a touch of nuttiness.

Tastes of caramel, toasted malts, light spice, and some earthiness thrown in. Very nice.

Medium bodied, smooth and creamy, and moderately carbonated.

An enjoyable beer from Jenlain. Quite sessionable for almost-8%.

Monkeyknife, Jul 02, 2009
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

allenson21, May 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

A: Poured on tap at Novare Res Bier Cafe. Average-to-large sized, white head that slowly diminished to 1/4-finger. Body is dark orange with some haziness. Fair lacing left on the sides of the glass.

S: Interesting aroma... you get your sweetness with some fruity scents, and a tart, sour aroma as well.

T: Tastes very much like it smells... starts with a fruity sweetness, but finishes very slightly sour and dry. Overall, very smooth to drink.

M: Light-bodied, creamy texture, with average carbonation.

D: Solid across the board. Quite enjoyable.

berley31, Nov 24, 2009
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Pours with a medium head, leaving some lace. Nice amber color. Malty, citrus orange nose. Starts sweet and fruity and finishes with some tartness and underlying hops. Medium bodied. Very different for a French beer. Served at Passports in Glouster, MA ($4.75).

jdhilt, Sep 21, 2003
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Vylo, Feb 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

IrishFrenchman, Oct 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Poured a dense coffee froth colored head that fades slowly and left rings of lace. Sweet aroma is a mix of caramel, wheat, and lemon grass. It tastes like a mix of caramel and spring flowers with a dash of lemon zest. The don't exactly blend together, but they are complimentary. Towards the finish a mild bitterness and a dash of alcohol kick in and cut the sweetness. Averagely full body with light carbonation makes for a soft beer. An interesting beer that was well worth the 2.10 euro I paid for it in downtown Paris.

HappyHourHero, Jun 25, 2007
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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

JAYAR1, Oct 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Undated 11.2oz purchased at Merchant's in Dearborn and poured into a tulip.

Clear copper under a finger of light, beady vanilla that falls to a veiled ring that leaves good sheets of webby lace.

The nose has a nice balance between slightly caramel malt, spices, and hop aromas. Slightly nutty with something that reminds me of rose water.

The hops are more pronounced as well as the spice flavors. The spices come off as a peppered butterscotch like flavor while the hops are sharp and grassy yet mellow halfway through. Lingering caramel and nuts with some hop dryness. Interesting and complex.

Moderate mouth with just enough carbonation. I would like to try this again and see what it pairs best with.

ypsifly, Sep 01, 2006
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

This beer pours a clear amber color with a white head that settles to a ring around my glass with some decent lacing going on.

The aroma is slightly malty with some mild hop presence. The nose on this one doesn't really jump out at you.

The flavor is very balanced between malt and bitter hops and it has a slight amount of citrus flavor. This is a really great tasting beer.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

I highly recommend this beer and I would say it is very drinkable.

Brian700, Dec 20, 2005
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Slatetank, May 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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

Poured a brilliant amber/orange hue with a foamy head that collapsed quickly. The aroma was that of sweet malt with notes of oak, chardonnay, and cider. The beer had a medium/heavy mouthfeel and the maltiness was reasonably sweet - along the lines of a Marzen. After the main malt rush comes some nuttiness with a slight alcohol warmth. The noble hops help balance things out, but definitely take a back seat to the sweet malts used. The carbonation was fine and tight. Rich in flavor, but very drinkable.

SacoDeToro, Jan 09, 2006
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

11.2 ounce bottle. It's brilliant amber/orange/peach blends...and the head is a solid inch of fluff. Very sweet malty aroma, as well as peppery if you really sniff it. It's all about the malts here, caramel as the background, spicy alcohol, creamy then crisp in the finish, medium bodied. I enjoyed the hell out of this. I didn't know what to expect from France, but I was very pleased with the offering.

AudioGilz, May 21, 2003
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

uturn, Jan 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

rolltide8425, Nov 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

$2.99! I got ripped off for like $7 for a 750ml bottle of this stuff. oh well. This Biere De Garde poured a nice, matly, dark red colour with a tan-ish head. The aromas were very malty, slightly alcoholic, and a little hoppy. The taste was similar to the aromas, malty, a little hoppy and slightly alcoholic. The mouthfeel was light and air-y and the drinkability was damn good. A very good french style biere de garde.


francisweizen, Jun 17, 2003
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

albertjr21, Nov 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

LeahM, Aug 03, 2014
4/5  rDev +6.4%

WOLFGANG, Jul 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Warfarin, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

afsdan, May 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

jfcaa193, Feb 18, 2012
Jenlain Ambrée from Brasserie Duyck
85 out of 100 based on 275 ratings.