Red Haired Jeanne (Roste Jeanne) | De Struise Brouwers

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Red Haired Jeanne (Roste Jeanne)Red Haired Jeanne (Roste Jeanne)

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De Struise Brouwers

Style: Belgian Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Reviews: 36 | Ratings: 67
Photo of mdfb79
4.1/5  rDev +7%
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 jrallen34
3.26/5  rDev -14.9%
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 Brabander
4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I have taken this beer home after a visit to the Struise last week. As we were there my buddy Michael drank this one. I could only smell at this beer because i was the driver. So i bought me a few.

Poured in my Struise glass the beer looks stunning. A big broken white/grey head wat a very nice ambercoloured beer. Nice carbonation and a very pleasant smell.

This is one of the drinkable beers of the Struise when you are thirsty.

Sweet but fresh taste, good hop and herbs.

Next time i will buy me some more!!

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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 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 STEG
4.17/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A special thanks to stowehop for this generous freebie

Pours a deep reddish brown color with a generous khaki head. Smells of currants sour cherries brown sugar and tobacco.
Taste is slightly sour cherry and malt up front with almost a dr.pepper like finish. Mouthfeel is very light with an ever so slight warming alcohol presence towards the end. Highly drinkable with its light mouthfeel. I will most likely seek this out in the future.

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Photo of thepeter
3.45/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I would not have guessed this to be a Belgian Dark ale, but hey what can I say? Nice pretty deep amber color, slightly hazy with a very decent head. Smells of hops but not the overpowering kind, which was a nice surprise, some spicy yeasty oders in there as well and pale malts. Very clean tasting with an English biscuity malt flavor (not sure if that makes sense but that's what I wrote!) and some zest possibly from the yeast. Lighter bodied and easy to drink. The hops are held at bay and a nice clean palate is left. Nothing special but a very drinkable beer. I could drink more but would not go out of my way.

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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 MasterSki
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
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 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 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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