V Cense | Brasserie de Jandrain-Jandrenouille

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BA SCORE
46.1%
Liked This Beer
3.74 w/ 89 ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie de Jandrain-Jandrenouille
Belgium
brasseriedejandrainjandrenouille.be

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Phyl21ca on 08-17-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,310
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
89
Liked:
41
Avg:
3.74/5
pDev:
11.23%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 89 |  Reviews: 41
Photo of joaopmgoncalves
3.34/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Celtics76
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beginner2
3.64/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Great fortune to have this "5th Sense" on a hot summer day at a family reunion (one of my nephews is a hop-head.)
Aroma was hugely citric and the initial taste was refreshing, but the hops took over and I drank no more as I knew it would not go with the food. And what are saisons for, but to go with food?

Interesting that this beer is inspired by American IPA's. But, they seemed not to make it too bitter to drink...just too bitter to go with food.
Bought this because it was on the "1001" beers list and, arguably, should not have been.

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Photo of dougbreathe
3.46/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fostachild
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.27/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of leitmotif
4.13/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jordanian2
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of saeh
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of pat61
4.24/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It pours a clear chestnut color with a nice creamy one finger head. The aroma has sugars – caramel or molasses with a little spice in the aroma and they admit to adding a secret spice. This is their amber. It’s a good drinking beer and probably leans towards the Farmhouse ale biere de garde category with its sweetness and spiciness.

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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Spencerp808
4.56/5  rDev +21.9%

Photo of parintele
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Franck
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Chico1985
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml split 2 nights ago, reviewed from notes.

This poured a brownish amber color, darker than expected, off-white head retains fine. Pretty cool and unique dark farmhouse thing goin' on. I get apple, pear, musty grape, earthy/farmy yeast, light caramel malt, lots of various spice rack (cinnamon?). Good foamy carbonation with a dry finish.

Better/more interesting than expected, the spice element is nice somehow blend well with farmhouse/dark fruit/wine-like flavors. Would like to try this again.

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Photo of dcmchew
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%

Pours hazy dark orange, going to ruby, small head quick to a thin lace and some sticky traces.
Orange jam in the smell, candi sugar, tons of caramel, crackers, dried apricots, white raisin, persimmon, cherry plum, faint mango. A sticky "tasty" smell.
Didn't detect any tartness in the smell, but there's a bit in the taste, right from the start, a bit of cherry with a faint hint of vinegar. Also a bit of lactic sourness. Not that fruity tho, aside some red apple, there's some apricot, some faint raisin, fig, some orange, all pretty faint, but otherwise just a layer of caramel sweetness and grainy biscuit. Saison funk, with hay, grass, spices. Finishes with some mildly bitter hops and lingering yeasts.
Medium body and carbonation, easy to drink. Aftertaste is fruity, hoppy, yeasty, all at once.
The main characteristic of this beer is that the flavours keep mixing, taking turns, i guess. Berry jelly and dried fruit one time, then funky, then crackery, then fruity again, and so on. The flavours may be toned down, but it's all quite complex. Still a bit more of an "oomph!" would've helped.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of mattfancett
3.3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of babaracas
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear copper with billowing cream colored head, rings of thick lace down the glass. Smell: spicy, sweet orange peel, whole grain cracker, dried apricot, dates. Taste: sweet and fruity upfront: apricot, marmalade; then cut with mild tartness and soft grain; then milk caramel note and rye cracker. Medium bodied with hefty, fluffy carbonation, finishes drying with herbal notes. Really tasty and interesting composition, with a sweet label. Unlike IV and VI, can't find any date on this bottle.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of shelby415
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Latarnik
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of MarvinSnyder
4.75/5  rDev +27%

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V Cense from Brasserie de Jandrain-Jandrenouille
Beer rating: 46.1% out of 100 with 89 ratings
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