Jenlain Blonde French Golden Ale

Brasserie Duyck

France

Ribbit. Ribbit. Ribbit. That's right, this is a "French Golden Ale." And it's also 6% ABV, which makes it stronger than the French Army. It had the same characteristics as a lambic (without the fruit)...very champagne-like in its effervescence and aroma, and foamed up really quickly. Surprisingly, it was pretty good. I honestly thought it would suck, like most things French. I'll have to try a different French beer if I want to use the Monty Python quotes that I was thinking of.

Reviewed: June 26, 2004

Rating: 6/10

Here's a news flash: the French should stick to making wine. Bet you never would've guessed that, huh? Maybe it suffered from the long trip across the pond, but it poured orange, it smelled sour, and it didn't taste a helluva lot like ale. Maybe the French figured, since most silly American types with their knees bent running behavior drink swill like Budweiser, we wouldn't notice they'd put the same swill in a pretty bottle and charged us extra. Go and boil your bottoms.

Reviewed: September 26, 2004

Rating: 2/10

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