Saint Landelin La Divine | Les Brasseurs de Gayant

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Saint Landelin La DivineSaint Landelin La Divine
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Les Brasseurs de Gayant
France
brasseurs-gayant.com

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Sammy on 10-02-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
135
Reviews:
101
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
11.56%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Photo of DrSascha
3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear, with weak head. Smells and tastes of toffee and caramel. Sweet without being cloying. Smooth mouthfeel with mildly sweet-citrus after-taste. Similar to Affligem, but less sugary on the tongue. Lower carbonation suits the flavor, but is a bit disappointing as the glass progresses. As another reviewer says, "dangerously drinkable" for an 8.5% ABV!

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Photo of josanguapo
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From Alcampo. Ik Teku glass. Watching Sons of Anarchy 6x03-04. Reminds me a saison but more alcoholic. However, that doesnt spoil it but maybe even improves it. Its dangerously drinkable. Herbal

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.52/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stevoj
3.86/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Yummy! Tastes of malt and toffee with an abrupt, dry finish. Tiny oil slick head on golden/amber body. Aroma has same notes as taste, but lighter. Taste come on full strength at first sip. This is really lovely.

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Photo of Bruno74200
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of der_meister
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.24/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

March 2013 bottling. Lite auburn pour with off white head. Funky and boozy black fruit aromas. Barleywines overtures. Black cherry and funky sweet candy flavors. Medium lite mouthfeel with great funky tongue coating. Different and excellent. The ale has aged nicely into a weak sherry like state.

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Photo of BadAxeBeer
3.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Carmel toasted roasted bitter after taste.

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Photo of SayBoom
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sarmento
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of JellyJacket
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of mmilyko
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of rxmk
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of uturn
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of MacStinson
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of BillRoth
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of beerhunter13
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of sfprint
3.08/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A: No head, a sparse column of carbonation rising from the center. very close to Rose (the wine) in color.
S: Biere de Garde-ish, malty but with a strange fermented fruit flavor, like an unsweet peach
T: Retains that unsweet peach flavor which can be a bit odd. But still decent.
M: Mild to moderate stinging carbonation which is fairly pleasant.
O: Okay, but not my favorite flavor.

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Photo of jmkoscie
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of zonker17
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of biegaman
3.59/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

St Landelin La Divine has a toasted golden tone that would be well on its way to becoming tangelo orange if not for the brown suede gloss. The beer's complexion is perfectly transparent and replete with pin-needle-sized holes poked into it by excited bubbles. Its head has a high tide/low tide effect depending on the recentness of the pour.

Neither exactly grassy nor grainy, neither entirely sweet nor bitter nor spicy, it has an evasive yeastiness and subdued malts. It smells a bit like soggy honey-nut cereal and damp grains. There's also passing, short-lived rose-like florals. Alcohol is present. All in all, a bit of an odd duck.

The flavour has a surprisingly assertive toast to it. Roasted grain and chestnuts, grass clippings and fermenting orchard fruits (pear, apple, plum) make up the bulk of the flavour (though these descriptors don't accurately portray the true flavour which, frankly, is a bit too ambiguous to be properly defined). Again, alcohol feels the need to say 'bonjour!'.

The beer has a mild, almost sanitized amount of 'farmhouse' mustiness. It has a heavily drying note that resembles something like wooden shoots. Earthy bitterness is persistent but negligible; kind of like a fly that won't go away, it's annoying but not actually problematic. Same goes for the alcohol, which is nearly imperceptible but thins out the caramelly toast.

For the most engrossing, captivating beers elements of time and place either evaporate entirely or they are irrefutably reinforced - this beer does neither. It embodies neither the proud (often overlooked) French brewing tradition nor the proper capacities of the Bière de Garde style. While it's a fine enough beer, it doesn't leave much to recommend it for.

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Photo of andrenaline
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Props to my in-laws for this treat...

A - Pours a clear golden colour, finger of head, solid retention and nice chunky, sheeting lacing.

S - Nose offers up some fruity sweetness, musty pears, caramel, buttered pecans and a touch of sour apple on the finish.

T - Much like the nose, fruity sweetness, with the pears and sour apple coming through alongside the caramel and a touch of musty peat on the finish.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and surprisingly wet.

O - At 8.5%, this is incredibly smooth, easy drinking and dangerously drinkable. Easily one of the smoothest 8%-ers I've ever had. I will be grabbing another bottle of this.

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Photo of GratefulEdd
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of twenty5
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of RedAleMan
4/5  rDev +7.5%

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Saint Landelin La Divine from Les Brasseurs de Gayant
3.72 out of 5 based on 135 ratings.
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