Red Haired Jeanne (Roste Jeanne) | De Struise Brouwers

Red Haired Jeanne (Roste Jeanne)Red Haired Jeanne (Roste Jeanne)
BA SCORE
64.2%
Liked This Beer
3.84 w/ 67 ratings
Red Haired Jeanne (Roste Jeanne)Red Haired Jeanne (Roste Jeanne)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers
Belgium
struise.com

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
Ranking:
#15,017
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
67
Liked:
43
Avg:
3.84/5
pDev:
8.59%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 67 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of Sammy
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
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 spycow
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.39/5  rDev -11.7%
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 DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of jlindros
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on [email protected] 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 mendvicdog
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of duceswild
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of mikesgroove
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
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 mdfb79
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 09/25/10 notes. Had on tap at Churchkey in Washington, DC.

a - Pours a murky reddish color with less than 1 inch of white head and low carbonation evident.

s - Smells of dark fruits, sweet fruity malts, caramal malts, and Belgian yeast.

t - Tastes of bready malts, dark fruit, caramel malts, and sweet fruit.

m - Medium body and low carbonation, very easy to drink.

d - A very solid Belgian dark ale; I felt like I could drink this all day. Would like to try again.

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Photo of womencantsail
4/5  rDev +4.2%
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 johnnnniee
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
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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Photo of stakem
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml offering. Urbain states this brew is made with Trappist Westvletern yeast. After a couple sips, it is somewhat familiar to some of the St. Sixtus offerings. However, I never would have made that connection easily without his description.

This brew pours amber with an off-white cap. Decent retention overall but a light swirl revives the cap and produces spotty lace that sticks to the glass.

The smell is very malty and rich almost with a touch of darker nutty aspects. A touch of herbs and belgian yeast phenols create some depth.

Tastes sweet and malty with a nutty touch. Some yeast and weedy to herbal hops faintly in the aftertaste breaks things up a bit. Some yeast and fruit is evident as it warms. Aftertaste of toffee is quite enjoyable and familiar.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. Quite malty with lots of flavor and depth to a rich sweetness to layers of malt. A very unique and enjoyable brew.

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Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of MasterSki
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ordered this from the web shop. Served in a pint glass.

A - Two-plus fingers of off-white soapy foam. Good retention with glass-coating lace. Hazy orange-brown body that is kind of homely.

S - Zesty noble hops, pine, and floral notes, with fruity apple, candi sugar, and caramel malt flavors.

T - Taste is pretty similar with plenty of fruit and toffee notes. Finishes quite bitter, but it doesn't linger that long. Somewhat understated - nice but nothing special.

M - Carbonation is a little high, but it's not harsh. Medium-light body that is a bit gritty. Again, solid but nothing super-exciting.

D - A 12oz bottle was easy to drink, but I don't feel the need to have another bottle any time soon. One of Struise's less interesting offerings.

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Photo of AngusOg
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +4.2%
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 Gueuzedude
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sampled at Het Oude Schooltje; July 2010
The head on this is quite firm, long lasting and it sticks quite well to the sides of the glass. The beer is a hazy, light red to amber hue. The nose on this has an interesting subtle funkiness to it; musty at first but then it moves into a light cheese like note. This also smells quite fruity, most like currants and something I want to call pink grapes.

The flavor is very lightly sweet up front, but has a firm bitterness to it that nicely balances. Other flavors of red table grapes and currants are balanced by a touch of herbal hop character. This beer is quite nice, I like that it is dry overall; this makes for an appetizing, light beer that has a touch of sweetness (that seems like it is more from fruit notes than a sugar sweetness if that makes sense). The flavor also has that touch of mustiness and funky ripe cheese. This is a very nice, complex beer and I am really digging the complexity that the little touch of open fermentation gives this beer.

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Photo of tigg924
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
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 Jwale73
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

33cl bottle served in my DT tulip. Lot A Month M (May) 13 indicated on the label (I'm assuming this means best before May 2013). Pours a deep cider, almost plum color with a quarter inch, frothy white head embedded with ringlets. Nose expresses yeast and sweet, fruity esters (perhaps strawberries). Taste starts off slightly metallic, followed by dry, dark fruit (plums and prunes) and yeast. Mouthfeel is light-medium with a prickly carbonation and a semi-dry finish. All and all, a somewhat bland Belgian Dark. Decent, but not a particularly engaging or memorable example of the style.

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Photo of jrallen34
3.26/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from the webshop into my De Struise glass...This is gusher, too much carbonation, only could pour half a bottle at a time. The head is nice, thick, foamy, great retention, really nice thick swiss cheese lacing. The beer itself is a muddy river brown with red highlights, just not appealing to me...Aroma is light candied sugar, apples, mostly sour rye, musky, just not appealing...Taste is sweet rye to start but then again mostly musky, lots of saison qualities but none of the good ones...Crisp drinker but just so boring.

One of the worst De Struise beers, not worth getting or trading for.

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Photo of dgilks
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy red colour with a small, creamy, light tan head. Fair head retention.

Earthy, nutty malt with some light spicing and a subdued fruit note. A touch of rhubarb and a very mild vinous note round it out.

A light and airy Belgian ale with a fine balance of light malt, fruit and some spice notes. It is a little simple and dull but still well balanced.

Medium body with moderately-high carbonation. Decent.

A nice Belgian ale but it doesn't reach the same highs of Pannepot and Struise's other beers.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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Red Haired Jeanne (Roste Jeanne) from De Struise Brouwers
Beer rating: 64.2% out of 100 with 67 ratings
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