VI | Brasserie de Jandrain-Jandrenouille

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by beerpirates on 08-05-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
62
Reviews:
19
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
14.96%
 
 
Wants:
8
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3
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JakerLou
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of desint
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Anatole
3.43/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MSandahl23
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leitmotif
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of mytu420
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
1.44/5  rDev -62.2%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

750ml bottle with J&J pressure cap.

poured into SP wine stem.

Appearance: This is a sad looking saison. Translucent pale yellow beer. A sparse and thin formed head that pours only to a thin cap of loosey packed bubbles. This is not what a non barrel aged saison should look like.

Smell: It smells like apple juice and a hint of grain. That is it.

Taste: The taste is the same except it is waterdown apple juice. Dare I say that I have drank an american adjunt lager with more flavor than this saison. Unfortunately it is the truth.

Mouthfeel: Super thin body and low level of carbonation. Undercarbed and almost lifeless mouthfeel. Drinkable yes, but nothing makes me really want to drink this.

Overall: What a let down... I had Saison IV by Jandrain-Jandrenouille last month and thought it was very solid. I picked up this bottle since I enjoyed the other saison made by this brewer. I think that the drain will like this beer much more than I will. I think that this must be infected or it has a severe carbonation issue. Either way, I can say this is easily the worst saison that I have ever drank.

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Photo of dcmchew
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of saeh
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of innominat
2.98/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

I am a fan of saisons and wheat beers but was not sure what to make of this beer. It has a very thin mouth feel which I disliked. I am not sure really what style of beer they are trying to make here.

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

Photo of DerekMorgan
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of mattfancett
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of Julissa
3.64/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of babaracas
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazed amber with thin soapy white head, settles to a thin ring; a few dots on the glass. Smell: nectarine, hay, notes of bubblegum, sweet citrus peel, and herbs. Taste: lemon, sweet orange, herbal and spruce-ish, bubblegum with a doughy back. Low carbonation picks up towards the end of the sip, slick feel but nice drying/sticky nectarine finish. Unlike most of the hoppy and sweet saisons out there, this one works. Bottle has some numbers and gibberish and 30/12/2012. If a couple years old, it's aged well.

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Photo of Molson2000
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of simont1
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of gillagorilla
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of clayrock81
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a wheat beer like body with a cloudy yellowish gold and big head and a citric pepper like kick in the aroma with some yeast and some other floral hop notes. Beer is smooth and there is a decent amount of sweetness to it but mostly a citric, earthy hop presence with some spices that goes down easy with the yeast sticking out a little. Easy, crisp finish with a little bit of carbonation and overall a pretty good beer but laid back on the saison aspects as I really don't get any funk/sourness at all (then again, not a traditional wheat beer either).

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Photo of eastpt
4.79/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Something about the grapefruit taste that brings me back to Moeder Lambic in Belgium for this refreshing Belgian beer. The color and aroma are pleasing as well.
The taste is crisp and no lingering aftertaste. I only wish I could find it here in the USA.

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Photo of Mattias
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Jordy777
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of metter98
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Mugs Alehouse, Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is slightly hazy pale light yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a large patch of bubbles in the center and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of citrus from the Simcoe hops along with notes of peppery spices in the nose.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell, except that the citrus is a little subdued and there are strong notes of Belgian yeast to go along with the notes of peppery spices.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The Simcoe hops in this beer definitely make it interesting and lend a little complexity to the smell and taste.

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VI from Brasserie de Jandrain-Jandrenouille
3.81 out of 5 based on 62 ratings.
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