Friday, December 2, 2011

Jenlain Noel

Brewed and bottled by the Brasserie Duyck in Jenlain France, since 1922.

This 6.8% ABV French Christmas Ale pours a deep and dark copper in color, glowing with orange tints.  There is an off-white head that is short lived and dissipates very rapidly.  The aroma is intensely fruity, very citrusy, citrus fruit peels, over a caramel malt base.  The taste is a tangy and tart citrus blend, lime, grapefruit and orange over a counter balancing sweet caramel malt base.  It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  This is a tasty and pleasing beer that shares similarities to some other styles of beer, but remains unique. Highly recommended.

1 comment:

  1. Bob, gotta try it as St. Bernardus Christmas Ale is currently at the top of my gotta have list!