Brasserie de Jandrain-Jandrenouille VI Wheat – Wheat Ale at 6% ABV

Brasserie de Jandrain-Jandrenouille VI Wheat – Wheat Ale at 6% ABV (2019 Craft Beer Advent Calendar #2, 330 ml, best before 31-Jul-2021, acquired 22-Nov-2019, reviewed 2-Dec-2019)

Appearance: slightly hazy straw with two fingers of fluffy white head, excellent retention and moderate soapy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: citrus, dry hay, pale malt, herbal, faint bubblegum. (7/10) Taste: moderate-low sweet, moderate bitter, light spice. (7/10) Palate: medium-light body, moderate carbonation, dry crisp mildly warming finish. (4/5)

Only my second by this brewery, but considering the first one was a nine, I wasn’t exactly annoyed to see this come out of the calendar! I’m not entirely certain whether they were going for a Saison here, but there’s certainly very little funk if that’s the case. On the other hand, there’s not a lot of typical wheat character (e.g. bubblegum) here either, though it reminds me of some of the Brasserie de la Senne offerings in some ways. I suspect the use of American hops might cause fits for purists, but all in all I find this to be quite pleasant, with a refreshing dry crisp finish accompanied by a mild warming. (15/20)

7.5/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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