- My Rating: [B-], I gave it a (3.4 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Jardinier (Belgian-style Pale Ale) – The Bruery, 4.9% ABV – 1 pt 9.4 fl.oz., (Placentia, CA, USA)
on the back label:
“Jardinier, which is French for ‘gardener’, was inspired by the fresh, thirst quenching beers on the Belgian dinner table. A perfect beer for any occasion, casual or ornate. Jardinier is best enjoyed fresh. The ideal serving temperature is 45°F (7°C). Best servied in a tulip or wine glass.”
- Style: Belgian Ale
- Taste: Creamy crisp soft bodied tangerine wheat malt dry wheat malt
- Where I got it : Bottle Jockey / N. Burnaby
- How much: $11.80 CAD (after 12.5% off) – 1 pt. 9.4 fl.oz., February 2016
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: no, only slightly engaging
Visual: Hefty bottle. Pours opaque pale golden orange with a LARGE foamy head, 3mm retention with sticky lacing, barely visible singular micro streams.
Nose: pineapple wheat, Belgian yeasty, tangerine. (lvl-5)-pungency
Attack: crisp, foamy-airy CO2, light-bodied entry
Mid-palate: tangy banana wheat malt, yeasty-airy, (lvl-2)-sweetness, background soft bitter hops, tangerine hop oils,
Finish: pineapple exhale, wheat malt palate rough DRY
Summary: Solid quality mouthfeel, decent body for a less than 5%er, good brightness as advertised. Not particularly deep (as expected), some palate roughness in the finish. A table beer indeed, not too interesting.