Jenlain Blonde | Brasserie Duyck

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Jenlain BlondeJenlain Blonde

Brewed by:
Brasserie Duyck

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by brakspear on 11-02-2002

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Photo of Euroglot
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of duvel1979
1/5  rDev -69.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Gajo74
3.89/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I don't get the poor reviews because I really liked this one. I admittedly know next to nothing about Biere de Garde style, so perhaps the novelty makes me rate it more highly.
It poured a golden color with a massive head that almost spilled over and a soapy lacing that swirls around the glass.
Sweet aroma of honey malts and apples. The taste is also sweet as reflected in the aroma. Along with the honey malts and orchard fruit, there is a lemon like quality, some peppery tones, and a tiny bit of hops for balance. Also, a slight bubblegum quality makes this one feels like a sweeter, milder and less alcoholic version of a Belgian Pale Ale. The feel is medium bodied but on the chewy side, slightly syrupy and effervescent in the mouth.
I had this one with dinner and it feels like a good one to pair with a meal; perhaps better than drinking it alone.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5


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Photo of farrago
3.33/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The pour barely creates a thin surface dusting, you can not only see but hear it sizzle off rapidly, no lacing of note. Filmy orange to yellow hued liquid with an enormous quantity of very large bubbles, they almost seem to crowd each other out, translucent with no way to see through it. The nose is bready with a slightly metallic to sweaty edge, challah, honey, orange peel, the fruit is straightforward apple, pear, apricot to white grape, at times there’s notes of room temperature butter. Full-bodied, it’s gluey in texture and all those visible bubbles do not add up to much active carbonation. Faded flowers, dough to sweeter baked breads, the honey is close to oppressive. More spiced orange peel, lemons and cola bean notes, maybe coriander or ginger. Same array of apple, pear, peach and maybe melon fruit. On the back end comes a mild pepperiness as well as that metallic touch. Otherwise, not much for balance and the treacly sweetness and density gets to be a bit much. Extremely bready finish. It’s not that such a beer does not have its place but this one wore me out.

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Photo of probert
4/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stevoj
3.46/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

.5 l can consumed from plastic cup in hotel. So much for the ambience... Very malty aroma, medium golden in color with medium creamy head. Flavors is malt, bread with a tiny amount of bitterness. Not bad considering the circumstances I’m sampling this in...

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Photo of Bruno74200
3.04/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of TopherBreski
2.88/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Wow! For this price? Fuck no!

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Photo of papat444
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Flashback #336

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Photo of tdm168
3.29/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jborg
3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of spycow
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of RCane1
4/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of brend2b
3.12/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of laituegonflable
1.97/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Pours a clear gold colour, whispy white head, not much lace. Pretty dull.

Smells grainy. Sweet with creamed corn, rice and rolled oats. Honey as well. Smells... Bad. Not just boring. Bad.

Taste is rubbish as well. Grainy, rice, corn, puffed oats. Fairly dull, overly sweet. No balance, no finesse. Meh meh MEH.

Thin, bit gluggy at times from the solvent sugars. Bad.

Do not like. Will not drink. No construct proper sentences.

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Photo of Soterios
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.54/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jenlain Blonde has a thin, off-white head, a semi-clear, orange-gold appearance, some bubble streams, and an enormous amount of suspended, powdery sediment. The aroma is extremely faint, but one might pick up a ghost of fruit and light malt. Taste is of syrup & apricots, sugar, light malt, and mild, background bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium and somewhat soft, and Jenlain Blonde finishes semi-dry, easy drinking, and not the slightest bit alchohilic.


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Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.47/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle served in a tulip glass.

A: Pour a clear golden yellow forming a medium bubbled white head. Medium retention and some lingering and molasses lacings left in the glass

S: Sweet grains, vanilla and honey. Malty and fruity. Flowery and bit citrus hops

T: Sweet malts upfront with strong notes of honey. Notes of oranges and flowery hops. Moderate bitterness. Balanced

M: Medium body. Molasses. Medium carbonation. Sweet malts aftertaste

O: Good drinkability. Good beer

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Photo of mikefuski17
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of KindaFondaGoozah
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of MaevaS
2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of BJSmit
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of MarkoNm
2.23/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Didn't really know what to expect.
Poured a hazy amber color (between amber and gold) and was topped with a thin white head.
The aroma is easy to pick up - some malts along with the fruity aroma.
It starts sweet and fruity, slightly yeasty feel, followed by a bittery body with slightly off-putting metalic feel and quite obvious alcohol feel.
Not my favourite, to be honest.

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Jenlain Blonde from Brasserie Duyck
Beer rating: 24.5% out of 100 with 139 ratings
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