Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Brasserie de Jandrain-Jandrenouille V Cense

I picked up a bottle of Brasserie de Jandrain-Jandrenouille V Cense from Discount Wine and Liquors in Boonton, NJ. The beer pours a dark amber color with a frothy beige colored head that receded at first rapidly but a thin part of it lingered for a while and left a bit of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of caramel, pepper, banana, raisin, and plantains. The taste has a bit of burnt toffee and caramel on the front end with a dry grassy backbone. There is some raisin and banana flavor that comes out and it has a very dry finish with a hint of alcohol. The alcohol content is 7.5% ABV. I liked how dark and caramel-heavy this farmhouse ale was, all while retaining the dry grassy and peppery flavors in the finish. While it is sweet on the front end, it definitely dries out in the end. For those expecting a light-bodied farmhouse ale, you will not get what you are expecting, but it is a delicious beer.

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