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Red Haired Jeanne (Roste Jeanne) | De Struise Brouwers

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Red Haired Jeanne (Roste Jeanne)Red Haired Jeanne (Roste Jeanne)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers
Belgium | website

Style: Belgian Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by johnnnniee on 05-08-2010

BEER STATS
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
67
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
11.49%
 
 
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Reviews: 36 | Ratings: 67
Reviews by randjuke:
Photo of randjuke
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle fron Struise. Murky yellow-brown with huge light yellow head. Aroma faintly sour with fruits. Taste fruits, spices, malts. Not as much yeast as most Belgians in my opinion. Finish mildly bitter hops and somewhat prolonged. Mouth feel light but not watery, not as heavy as other Struise beers. Alcohol really not apparent.

Highly drinkable beer. There is a lot here but it's not heavy and you could easily pound down a few of these in an evening.

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Photo of tigg924
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap. Pours clear, ruby in color with 1/2 inch head. Taste is plums, brown sugar, and toasted malt. There also appears to be light hopping for slight bitterness at the end. While I prefer others in the style, this is very tasty and well worth a try.

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Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to jkwalking05 for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours an amber color with a white head. The aroma is alcohol with some cherries and caramel malt. The flavor is a lot of dark fruit with a little tartness and some malt notes. There is also a little brown sugar in the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of simoen
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of mattfancett
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Sammy
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ken's bottle from Struisse. A smooth light body and mouthfeel. An attractive quarter inch head. Lacey. Smooth drinker, though a bit of sourness that you will find in a brown ale. Unfiltered, a little hoppy,sugar and cinammon, good drinkability. Dry finish.

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Photo of BierMeJohn
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Diomede
5/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.39/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a medium amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some great lacing. Aroma is a mix of caramel and light spices. Taste is a mix between some caramel malt with light spices and limited sweetness. Body is average with great carbonation. Not bad but not even close to the best I tasted from this brewery.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The pour was probably the best part of this one as the rich, dark brown liquid poured down into the glass. A huge head of tan then rose up to a height of around two inches before settling back down into a frothy and foamy cap that stayed with it throughout the session. Only real knock here being too much head if anything. Aroma was fairly light, nice spice notes up front, hints of caramel, dark prune like fruit notes and a hint of cinnamon of all things. Carried over well in the flavor which was equally rich. Strong notes of spice up front and a smooth, mellow texture that really seemed to hit the nail on the head. Earthy and herbal with nice hints of dark fruit, I really felt it summed up the part quite well. Very drinkable and the rich, fruity profile lended itself well to being a fine sipper.

Overall a very solid and lighter dark ale

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Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of eric5bellies
4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a cloudy red colour with large bubbled haed that dies quick.

S - Sweet fruits and Belgian Yeast.

T - Sweet fruits and some caramel with some yeast and a little booze.

M - Medium body and low carbonation.

D - This is a solid De Struise brew and I would seek it out again.

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Photo of KickbacksSteve
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml into Struise tulip. Tan head. Fluffy with high retention. Soapy lacing. Aroma spicy and sweet. Nice carbonation on the tongue.  Some peppery spice on taste, malty sweet, old banana like Belgian yeast with nice candi sugar flavor. Almost a chocolate flavor pops out at warming  also reminesent of fig newton a bit. Highly drinkable. 

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Photo of FreshHawk
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark, hazy, red plum color. Very large, thick, creamy, rocky, foamy, meringue like, sticky, off-white head. Great retention leaving a nice, thick, creamy lace.

S - Plenty of fruit with dark cherry, orange, ripe apple, and touches of pear. Slight musty and yeasty aroma. Slight floral hops and a touch of caramel malt. Interesting and pretty well balanced. The fruity and musty/yeasty aroma are strongest.

T - Bready and toffee malt combine with a berry/fruity flavor. Fruity flavors include cherry, apple, orange, berry, slight sweet grape, sweet plum, and pear. Also some herbal and floral tea flavors. Very faint bitter finish.

M - Medium body with good carbonation. Fairly smooth.

D - Easy to drink and a nice complex yet balanced flavor. I enjoyed drinking it and it was good, but nothing great. I would gladly drink it again and gladly drink a couple in a night.

Notes: Good, though not great, beer that was enjoyable, complex, and fairly balanced. The flavors didn't pop, but rather provide a nice easy drinking beer. I would gladly drink it but probably wouldn't get it due to the price.

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Photo of beerpirates
3.49/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

ABrown-yellow colored with hazy appearance, little yellow head. Plummy, sweet, brown sugary aroma with yeast and some grass here, decent one. Medium bodied. Flavor has some roasted side with still sweet plummy-chocolaty note here, aftertaste dries with yeast and same grass, little bit of carbonated in mouthfeel. Decent, easy to drink.

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Photo of twelvsies
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draught at upstanding establishment. Nice pour in a tulip glass, leaving plenty o' room for a large head to roost on top. Straight amber in color. I would call this a Belgian amber rather than a Belgian Dark Ale - it's not particularly dark in color or flavor. Moving on... nice malty aroma, very subtle hoppage, earthy. Nice round flavor to this - signature Struise fruityness and mild sweetness, pretty malty, with a slight earthy funk (not sour). Smooth on the palate. This is a nice drinkable ale from De Struise - not an over the top flavor assault like many of their others (which I love). Just a nice Belgian amber.

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Photo of lanbewardin
5/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of jlindros
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap@ Armsby Abbey.

A nice thick 1.5 finger head rises and slowly fades leaving a crazy tick 95% covering head. The beer is slightly clear murky reddish brown maroon color.

Nose brings some malts, slight dark Belgian malts but not a lot. Some light fruit with apple and pear, and light Belgian yeast fruit.

Taste comes with more Belgian malts, some dark but mostly light. Slight strong ale flavor with some sweetness and hint of booze. Plenty of fruit with pear, a little apple, and more Belgian yeast fruit flavors. Some bitterness too with a little mild grassy hop character. Finishes with lingering hop bitterness as well as some light sweet malts and plenty more fruit. Lighter than expected overall.

Mouth is medium bodied with decent carbonation.

A decent drinkability with light bitterness, a decent dry finish, and very light boozy taste.

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Photo of AngusOg
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of WynnO
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of womencantsail
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Kevin for sending me this one.

A: The pour is a hazy dark orange color with a creamy, khaki colored head.

S: Sweet oranges and caramel maltiness (with a hint of candi sugar) on the nose with scattered hints of dark fruits. I cannot really name any of them in particular, as it's just more of a fruity character.

T: A fairly pronounced bitterness that was unexpected. Lots of oranges and particularly orange peels. A balance of malt and sugar notes and perhaps a slightly toasted flavor.

M: The body is medium with a fairly high level of carbonation like you would expect from a Belgian beer.

D: I was curious as to what this one would bring, and I did enjoy it. It seemed sort of like a Belgian take on an American Red/Amber ale.

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Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of weissbierdrinker
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep orange amber color with thick creamy tan head that hangs around for awhile. Fades leaving sticky lacing all over the glass.

Smell is quite hoppy and zesty, with some bready biscuit notes.

Taste is malty. Not as much hops as I would have expected from the nose. Caramel, toffee, yeast, a little hop bitterness toward the end. Has a lingering malty aftertaste.

A pretty tasty little beer, nothing over powering and nothing really sticks out at me. I would drink this again.

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Photo of johnnnniee
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange/brown color with a huge bubbly off white head that slowly recedes to a cap. Smells of bready malt, floral hops, and spicy yeast. Sweet dark fruits come to the surface as she warms. Taste is sweet with caramel and dark fruits up front. Hops and yeast gang up and overpower the malt for a half a second then the sweet candy, cherry and plum flavors win out. Long lingering sweetness after each sip. High level of carbonation, medium body, sweet syrupy mouthfeel. I really enjoyed this one. If it wasn't so difficult to obtain I might enjoy these more often.

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Red Haired Jeanne (Roste Jeanne) from De Struise Brouwers
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