1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Jenlain Blonde - Brasserie Duyck

Not Rated.
Jenlain BlondeJenlain Blonde

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

125 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 125
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 18.29%
Wants: 2
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: brakspear on 11-02-2002)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 125 | Reviews: 90 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of RCane1
4/5  rDev +22%

RCane1, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of brend2b
3.12/5  rDev -4.9%

brend2b, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of laituegonflable
1.96/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Pours a clear gold colour, whispy white head, not much lace. Pretty dull.

Smells grainy. Sweet with creamed corn, rice and rolled oats. Honey as well. Smells... Bad. Not just boring. Bad.

Taste is rubbish as well. Grainy, rice, corn, puffed oats. Fairly dull, overly sweet. No balance, no finesse. Meh meh MEH.

Thin, bit gluggy at times from the solvent sugars. Bad.

Do not like. Will not drink. No construct proper sentences.

laituegonflable, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of Soterios
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Soterios, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.56/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jenlain Blonde has a thin, off-white head, a semi-clear, orange-gold appearance, some bubble streams, and an enormous amount of suspended, powdery sediment. The aroma is extremely faint, but one might pick up a ghost of fruit and light malt. Taste is of syrup & apricots, sugar, light malt, and mild, background bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium and somewhat soft, and Jenlain Blonde finishes semi-dry, easy drinking, and not the slightest bit alchohilic.


RonaldTheriot, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.48/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle served in a tulip glass.

A: Pour a clear golden yellow forming a medium bubbled white head. Medium retention and some lingering and molasses lacings left in the glass

S: Sweet grains, vanilla and honey. Malty and fruity. Flowery and bit citrus hops

T: Sweet malts upfront with strong notes of honey. Notes of oranges and flowery hops. Moderate bitterness. Balanced

M: Medium body. Molasses. Medium carbonation. Sweet malts aftertaste

O: Good drinkability. Good beer

eduardolinhalis, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of mikefuski17
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

mikefuski17, May 19, 2014
Photo of KindaFondaGoozah
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

KindaFondaGoozah, May 13, 2014
Photo of MaevaS
2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

MaevaS, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of BJSmit
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

BJSmit, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of MarkoNm
2.2/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Didn't really know what to expect.
Poured a hazy amber color (between amber and gold) and was topped with a thin white head.
The aroma is easy to pick up - some malts along with the fruity aroma.
It starts sweet and fruity, slightly yeasty feel, followed by a bittery body with slightly off-putting metalic feel and quite obvious alcohol feel.
Not my favourite, to be honest.

MarkoNm, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of magnusdave
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

magnusdave, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of Schmoog
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Schmoog, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of kkmiller76
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

kkmiller76, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of FLima
3.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beautiful golden color with over 6 fingers of thick and fluffy head with great retention and leaving lots of laces. Apparent carbonation and with floating particles at the bottom of the bottle.
It has a light tartness to its aroma with notes of lemon and a hint of horse blanket. I wasn’t expecting this last one.
Sweet flavor with hints of oranges, tea leaves, champagne, pear soaked in alcohol and green apples.
Medium body with good carbonation and a citrus acid feeling.
It is a mix of a Tripel, Sour and a bit of Belgian IPA. Worth a try, not sure I would have this again.

FLima, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of tkdchampxi
3.61/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Quick review: saw the bad reviews on this, so I wasn't expecting much. I was pleasantly surprised when I tried it and it was somewhat floral and pretty smooth and light.

I had a bottle that was somewhat aged, so I don't know if that somehow affected the flavors. Served in a tulip glass, garnished with an orange. A little too sweet if I had one criticism, with the cloying floral notes often present in a cheaper Belgian style Trippel. Nice mouthfeel, a little on the smaller side.

BOTTOM LINE: I probably wouldn't get this again because there are better beers for the price, but I would get it again for about $5 per 750ml. Nothing really special about it.

tkdchampxi, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of pipinmalikonj
2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

pipinmalikonj, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
3/5  rDev -8.5%

jaydoc, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of gshackles
3/5  rDev -8.5%

gshackles, Oct 13, 2013
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

WOLFGANG, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of mrfrancis
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

mrfrancis, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of Brewsed
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Brewsed, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of Janeinma
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

Janeinma, May 21, 2013
Photo of dbrauneis
3.43/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a lightly hazy light to medium golden yellow in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some deep golden yellow + light orange highlights. The beer has a half finger tall sudsy white head that quickly reduces to a mottled very thin film that covers about 75% of the surface of the beer and a thin ring of medium sized bubbles at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of carbonation are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of sweet malts, sweet light fruits (apple and a touch of grape), and just a light hint of spices.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of sweet grainy malts with moderate flavors of sweet light fruits (apples dominate). Very light hints of herbal hops and a touch of spices. Minimal amounts of bitterness which fade quickly are observed.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Hints of dryness in the finish.

O: I remember drinking this beer way back in the mid-1990s when this was a very interesting beer but unfortunately it did not stand the test of time for me, the industry has moved on but these guys have not changed in the least.

dbrauneis, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of smithj4
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

smithj4, Apr 20, 2013
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Jenlain Blonde from Brasserie Duyck
76 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.