Cuvée Des Jonquilles | Brasserie Au Baron

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180 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Au Baron
France
brasserieaubaron.com

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Loki on 10-29-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
180
Reviews:
69
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
9.02%
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
19
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 180 |  Reviews: 69
Photo of SFCraft
3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of -YJ-
4.58/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ristaccia
4.47/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of duceswild
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A canonical example of the style. Copper hue, slight haze, foamy head that subsides to a ring. Smell of toasted whole grain bread, almost buttery bread (no - not diacetyl, just that sweet savoriness that overlays bread when it's toasted and buttered), a slight clove and fruity (apple / grape / pear) coming from esters. A slim alcohol bite evident at the end; not hot, but inviting ... like in warm spiced wines. Maybe a bit of citrus. Feel is medium bodied, compulsively drinkable. Makes me crave a cheese and charcuterie plate!

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Photo of Quafftastic
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of James_Michaud91
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of captaincoffee
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I asked the good folks at La Cave a Bulles in Paris for some good biere de garde recommendations and this was one of a few they pulled for me. So pleased to see that it was the top rated French beer here on BA. Pours a straw color with fine white lace that clings to the glass. Nose is some light funk, lemon rind, and yeast. Taste is very subtle...bright, light fruit notes, lemon, and lemongrass with no sign of 7% alcohol at all. A lovely refreshing sip on a spring or summer day.

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Photo of Anatole
2.72/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Easy to drink, but nothing very interesting here.

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Photo of Johnny_Blackhands
3.87/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerdrifter
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at La Capsule Cave à Bière in Nancy, France. Cloudy straw-orange pour with a quickly fading two finger foamy pure white head with minimal lacing and quite a few floaties. The nose is crisp and citrusy with nice floral notes along with hints of lemon zest, grass, grain, white pepper, and yeast. The taste is bright, herbal, and fruity with huge citrus notes along with hints of honey, lemongrass, straw, pear, white pepper, apple, and very subtle vanilla. The mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing with medium carbonation, subtle sweetness, and a nice dry finish. Overall, this is a flavorful and refreshing beer that was a perfect choice after mowing the lawn. Well done!

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Photo of farmhaus
3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Pours clear with a very pale straw color.
Nose: Bright and floral with earthy/herbal overtones. Noticeable yeast presence with esters. Definite spice.
Taste: Very bright--keep coming back to a floral character crossed with an odd fruity note. Apricots?
Feel: Really pleasant mouthfeel--almost silky. Medium bodied. The finish seems a touch sweeter than a classic farmhouse.
Overall: A truly pleasant beer.

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Photo of Wiegers9
4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of WastingFreetime
4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dipso123
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of poster83nutbag
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.63/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of xJMFCx
4.54/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of williamjbauer
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlexFields
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of MrDarcy
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of scxcrunner
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of beernads
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Cuvée Des Jonquilles from Brasserie Au Baron
4.1 out of 5 based on 180 ratings.
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