Telenn Du | Brasserie Lancelot

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Telenn DuTelenn Du

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Brasserie Lancelot

Style: Euro Dark Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by stcules on 05-19-2004

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Photo of Globetrotter
4.45/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I stumbled upon this brew in Moscow's largest chain of discount supermarkets, nestled right in there amongst dozens of examples of Russian and imported macro swill. 33cl brown long-neck bottle wiht a mysterious black and white label that doesn't say much (and what it says is all in French. Apparently the Russian importer didn't understand it either, as the import label desribes this as "pale" and lists only purity law ingredients. Best before 2/24/07, I opened it on 9/3/05.

My oh my. I brought it home a week ago. It sat in the pantry for four days, then in my fridge for another seven. Nevertheless, when I popped the cap and set it down to get a glass, the foam came pouring out the top. Once poured, deep dark hazy brown liquid sits under a magnificent tan head that finally peaks at 2.5 fingers and then fades at a snail's pace, leaving thick luxurious sheets of lace clinging to the glass. Lovely. The nose is candy sweet, even almost cinnamon tangy. The buckwheat is also there, lurking underneath much like a bowl of porridge with cinnamon on top. The mouth is very well carbonated, but heavy nonetheless, and quite sticky. The flavors are almost too numerous to recount. Sugary candy, mild and sweet spice, tart fruit and weighty grain. I don't like buckwheat much (it is ubiquitous in Russia), but this somehow works wonderfully. This hophead wishes there were a hops undertone here to offset the sweetness, but this is a marvellous brew, worth seeking out.

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Photo of stcules
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Monk's habit, dark in appearance. A lot of particles. 1/2" of beige head.
The smell: buckwheat, cerals. Roasted, but delicate, not burned. Yeast and breadcrust.
Sweet liquorice, flowers, raisins. At teh end, hazelnut and cappucino.
The taste is sweet, with a lot of sweet liquorice, and again cereals and buckwheat. Delicate and drinkable. Herbaceous.
Slightly smoked, probably due to the buckwheat.
In the aftertaste remains for a long time a sweet liquorice, and a soft herbaceous.
Soft and round beer, structured and complex. Medium-light in body.

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Photo of tjd25
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Intense dark opaque color. The head is brownish, very fine and dense. Nice appearance. The smell is wheaty and citrusy. The taste is of buckwheat (it's a buckwheat beer) with a smoked aspect. Fruity and citric. Enjoyable. The mouthfeel is creamy and unctuous. Very round. Some winy red fruits aspects in the taste too.

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Telenn Du from Brasserie Lancelot
3.89 out of 5 based on 33 ratings.
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