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Cuvée Des Jonquilles - Brasserie Bailleux

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140 Ratings
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Ratings: 140
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 8.72%
Wants: 30
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Bailleux
France

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Loki on 10-29-2003

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From: Urbana Common Ground Co-op
Date: None on bottle (arrived at co-op 4/20/2013)
Glass: Tulip

Brouwerij Bailleux has an excellent saison with their bright, tropical and citrus-fruity with hints of Brettanomyces and Belgian yeast. Right on the western border of Belgium, the brewery pulls in Belgian traditions but maintains a fairly unique flavor profile in this delicious beer. Definitely something I can see myself drinking plenty of in spring, summer, and early fall if it were locally available, this one should be sought out and enjoyed by all.

Pours a 2cm tall head of fairly clean, white foam made up of small-sized bubbles, creating a frothy appearance. Retention is excellent, the foam slowly decline to a 0.5cm cap atop the beer. Lacing is quite good, foam clinging to the sides of the glass in numerous ways, most curiously in large arches. The body is a semi-hazy (40-50% opaque) light orange-yellow, light bringing out brighter, though paler, yellow shades. Carbonation is readily visible streaming from the center and along the sides of the glass, vigorous and numerous.

Aroma is yeast-driven, also with notes of dried lemon rind, sharp medicinal phenolics, and a bit of dried grass.

Bright, citrusy, spritzy, and a bit funky with Brettanomyces-like phenolics, this is an excellent, sunny Saison. Front of palate is of substantial yeast, medicinal and burnt-plastic-like phenolic compounds, with sweetness from pale malts and a light pineapple, lemon and orange ester fruitiness smoothing these heavier flavors nicely together. Mid-palate is of bright, citrus-like lemon and orange rind with diluted pineapple juice; coriander; Belgian yeast; sharp, medicinal and slightly burnt plastic resin phenolics, which somehow work in an appetizing way; and a notable amount of pale malt sweetness helping to blend all these disparate ingredients together into a delicious whole. Back of palate is rich with sharp, medicinal, and plastic-like phenolics; heavy yeast; dilute pineapple, lemon and orange rind esters. Aftertaste is of pale malt sweetness; dilute pineapple, lemon, and orange flavors; slight yeastiness and sharp phenolics.

Beer is medium-bodied with carbonation of high intensity, resulting in a mouthfeel that is fizzy and spritzy, appropriate for the bright flavors of the beer, but perhaps a bit too much so as well. Even with time, the fizziness does not fully fade. Closes dry, with substantial stickiness lingering on the palate and lips.

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Cuvée Des Jonquilles from Brasserie Bailleux
92 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.