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Cuvée Des Jonquilles - Brasserie Bailleux

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

120 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.92%
Wants: 27
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Bailleux
France

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Loki on 10-29-2003)
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -33.7%

07-20-2013 22:12:10 | More by DonFrap
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ptykozoon

California

3.03/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hazy orange/yellow. Large inch head, fuzzy lacing on the sides.

Meh, pretty subdued, nothing much going on here. Lemon peel, oak, wheat.

Lime, a bit of oak - tastes like a watered down witbier. Fairly mediocre.

Average mouthfeel, tastes no where near 7%, more like 4%.

A nice beer, but really nothing worth any trouble.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2012 01:10:08 | More by ptykozoon
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kojevergas

Texas

3.2/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

75cl green glass (damnit!) bottle with cork top served into a Westvleteren goblet in Belfort, France, where it was also acquired. Reviewed live.

A: 1.5 finger head of decent cream, okay thickness, and good retention. Cloudy lemon-yellow colour.

Sm: Lemon, barley, and slight cream. A mild strength aroma.

T: Lemon citrus ester hops. Some welcome light cream comes through, particularly on the climax. A light barley body. Quite refreshing albeit simple. Well built and balanced for what it's trying to do. Typical for the style.

Mf: Coarsely sharp and wet, with enough smoothness to remain refreshing. Quite nice, and complementary of the flavours in the body.

Dr: It's very drinkable, relatively high ABV, decently priced, and of enjoyable quality. It's not special, but it's worth a go. Give her a spin, lads.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2011 20:15:24 | More by kojevergas
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alenonbeeradv

California

3.3/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - a nice blond barnyard color. hazy hay hues and beaming yellow.

S- old man armpit. Bitter and funky. Tart farmyard.

T - yeasty but not too funky. Surprisingly sweet and floral hens the daffodils on the bottle I take it. Kinda biscuity on the finish.

M - pretty low in carbonation. Kinda like a mix between a limbic and a champagne. Yeasty and active.

O - pretty nice. Not something I'm gonna buy for just myself again. A little too sweet to drink the whole bottle alone.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2011 04:44:01 | More by alenonbeeradv
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crusian

Oregon

3.45/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from awesome girlfriend from beertopia in Omaha.
The pour is amazing... pours a nice murky yellow, and the head ia simply amazing. I have never quite seen anything like this... the pour fills 3/4 of the glass, with about a finger of head. And then it begins to grow, like the compressed sponge toy for kids. It slowly grows out of the glass, and I mean slowly...and by the time it stops, it is about 3 inches out the top... incredible.
Funky lemon on the nose.
Taste has some peach, lemon, some apple and a bit of funk and a dry crisp finish.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2011 04:16:40 | More by crusian
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

12-27-2013 20:49:54 | More by acurtis
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LoveStout

New York

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

12-29-2013 20:22:11 | More by LoveStout
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

07-20-2013 18:18:21 | More by tom10101
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emmasdad

Colorado

3.65/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Ken for sharing this one at a recent tasting. Poured a hazy yellow with a lingering ring of white foam. Aromas of bread, lemons, yeast and flowers. On the palate, this one was light bodied, tart and prickly, with flavors of straw, vanilla, yeast, lemons and light floral notes with a smooth dry citrus finish.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2011 02:30:52 | More by emmasdad
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

06-10-2014 01:19:03 | More by Gonzoillini
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RBorsato

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

03-09-2014 18:26:53 | More by RBorsato
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mklisz

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

05-07-2013 20:14:31 | More by mklisz
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pepelemofo

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

08-26-2012 03:10:10 | More by pepelemofo
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EROCK75

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

05-20-2014 13:08:50 | More by EROCK75
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

11-22-2012 19:49:05 | More by djrn2
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Farnswurth

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

04-02-2013 18:35:58 | More by Farnswurth
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Hex92

Virginia

3.81/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Rare beer club beer. This is another one of those beers that make me happy to be I the club. I never would have picked this up off the shelf in a store. This a a really nice beer. Doesn't smell like much, but it really comes through on flavor perfect summer beer. Crisp but flavorful.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2013 02:49:23 | More by Hex92
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NoLiberty

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

App: Golden straw color pours from the 750 ml bottle. Big foaming white head settles to a lasting head, low lacing and fairly clear for being unfiltered.

Aroma: Smells more like a saison than a biere de garde. Spicy, slightly sweet, some earthy funk and peppery notes. Pretty crisp and clean. Good, but not to style.

Taste: Fairly flat but more flavor than their saison with more sweetness and spicier with dryness and some mild hoppiness in the middle and finish.

Mouth: Light to medium bodied with slightly more carbonation than the saison. Dry but still sticky in places.

Drink: Yeah, pretty nice.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2008 22:29:54 | More by NoLiberty
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mactrail

Washington

3.84/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Good thing I had the bottle pointing away from me, as the cork suddenly blew out and bounced off the ceiling without being touched. Somebody is just one bad luck day from losing an eye on these damned Belgian corks. Really fruity aroma is outstanding, and inescapable on every sip.

I would call this more of a Saison with the rich and mellow taste. If it's not Brett, it sure tastes like it to me. Deeply funky. Less of the drying effect of most Belgian yeast. Pineapple and yeast flavors, with some spiciness.

A totally distinctive brew that should be tried just for the education. From the 750 ml Belgian-style bottle purchased at Bottleworks in San Diego for 14 bucks.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2013 05:56:41 | More by mactrail
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larsenju

Wisconsin

3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Hazy golden body with a bubbly white head, dropped quickly with little lacing. The head retention could use some work.

S-Bready malts and a yeasty character dominate with a little lemon and some light pepper along with a dry and hidden mineral quality.

T-Lots of bread with some fruity esters and just a little spice. As the beer warmed I started to get some ripe pear and even just a hint of cherry. There is also a little floral character, especially on the finish.

M-Big spritzy carbonation, light body and finishing quite dry.

D-True to its purpose this is a very refreshing, albeit strong. I liked its simplicity, and some of the fruits really set this beer apart from others. Although the ABV is beyond what would be traditional, it is well masked and I didn't think it detracted from the overall experience. Worth trying, but I don't know if I will buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2011 02:52:42 | More by larsenju
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a hazy deep golden yellow with a thin tight small bubbled head. Nose is pretty nice, light barnyard yeast notes, lemony and airy with a faint spice to it. Taste is similar, a bit brighter with more barnyard, nice balance of yeast, more peppery mid to back palate, assertive carb, semi dry finish, light and refreshing, gets a touch sweet and syrupy towards the finish

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2012 13:27:51 | More by cpetrone84
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Dlish

California

3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A- good straw haze color that comes out, good amount of thin yeast, three-four fingers of foam.

S- Pretty estery, and of banana and clove, hint of fruit, like apple or strawberrys.

T- Increasingly mouth taste and texture. Very dry taste, good amount of red grape taste to it. Hint of apple, bit of coriander seed, just hints of orange rinds and boiled vegetables. Not only is it dry it also have a bit of sourness to the ending.

M- very fine bubbles, increasingly smooth tasting. It fits well for the fruitiness and makes it a great spring time beer.

D- Very smooth a dry, I'm not sure the bottle date, its been sitting in my brew shop for a what looks like a few months. I'm a little disappointing by the smell, the taste is good, but I wanted a bit more herb, then vegetable. The mouth-feel is what sets this one a apart from other beers for me.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2011 05:47:44 | More by Dlish
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oline73

Maryland

3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

We had this during our time in France. Poured from the bottle into a champagne flute.

Appearance: pours a cloudy yellow with an amber hue. There is a finger of white head that fades to a ring around the glass.

Smell: light and sweet with herbal notes along with some banana and bubble gum. There is a slight tartness showing up.

Taste: Wheat malt shows up, but not very sweet. Fruity and floral. Banana, clove, and bubble gum. Herbal banana finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with lively carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: carbonation lightens flavor. Easy to drink, no hint of abv.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2012 20:59:49 | More by oline73
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spoony

Colorado

3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From a 750 ml bottle into a tulip.

A-The cork jumped out with very little effort, but no gushing, which was nice. Still, there was some serious carbonation that produced a solid three-finger off-white head. The brew was slightly cloudy with colors like straw and wheat.

S-This beer had a mild smell. I picked up some funk and a little citrus (lemon mostly). Also some grassy, earthy notes.

T-The taste is bigger than the smell. I again got funk and light citrus flavors with some grass and straw, but also honey and vanilla. There was a pleasant cereal grain and malt taste on the back end.

M-Nicely carbonated and lighter to medium bodied. Slightly sweeter finish, but not heavy or cloying.

O-A really solid, if unremarkable, beer. The smell and flavors do not hit you over the head, but I don't think that is what this beer was trying to do. High marks for a well-balanced mouthfeel, too.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2012 16:23:53 | More by spoony
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goatxpower

California

3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Serves up a hazy straw color with a thick, frothy white head

S- Lemon, hay, "Belgian" aromas

T- it has an almost lemon bar like taste. There is a tartness that is paired with a creamy sweetness. There are some pear notes and some ambiguous spice notes. It is somehow complex, yet subtle at the same time. Bier de garde isn't usually my style, but this one is goood.

M- nice level of carbonation, slightly creamy body

O- this is a good beer. It would be great on a hot day (today is NOT a hot day). The tartness took me a minute to get accustomed to, but I was really digging it towards the end of the bottle. This was a tasty find.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2012 02:47:53 | More by goatxpower
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Cuvée Des Jonquilles from Brasserie Bailleux
92 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.