Jenlain Biere de Garde Ginger-flavoured

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Jenlain Biere de Garde Ginger-flavoured

Postby old faithful » Thu Apr 07, 2005 5:40 pm

This is very good: fresh and frothy and with a fine edge of ginger flavour. The Jenlain garde taste is just detectable under the spice but the ginger tends to predominate. Fair enough since this is a beer, "aromatisee". But I'd like to taste Jenlain "nature". And 5% may suit a flavoured beer, but served in a small package it is just a teaser. By the way the little metal bottle insulates the beer very well, I think I have just tasted (from) the future of beer packaging.

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Postby lister » Thu Apr 07, 2005 6:46 pm

There was a segment on Daily Planet a month or so ago about using metal cans for beer or other beverages. Metal has the trait of absorbing heat/cold very quickly but at the same time it releases heat/cold very quickly as well. That's why cold cans feel so cold, it releases the cold to your hands more quickly than glass. Speaking of which, glass has the trait of absorbing heat/cold slower than metal and releases that heat/cold slower too. As a result a glass of beer will stay colder longer than a similar sized can of beer.
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Postby baiser » Thu Apr 07, 2005 10:07 pm

i believe metal feels colder because it conducts the heat from your hand faster, rather than 'releasing' the cold to your hands....but same difference :D
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Postby beanmedic » Thu Apr 07, 2005 10:37 pm

That's right. things can only get more hot or less hot. Cold is simply the absence of heat.
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Postby pintbypint » Mon Apr 11, 2005 6:33 pm

Does it really matter that the can is aluminum, none of us drink from the bottle (can) anyway... or do we :wink:

For what's it's worth the beer was a big dissapointment for me.
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Postby northyorksammy » Mon Apr 11, 2005 6:38 pm

except that I have a big investment in aluminum
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Postby pootz » Sun Apr 17, 2005 2:03 pm

Gotta say I didn't mind this flavored beer at all...much like a spiced beer spritzer for patio or lawn chair in the heat...refreshing with a nice hint of ginger twang in the finish. I liked it and I don't usually like these type of light summer spritzy drinks

With the right promotion and distribution I think this would knock off some Molcorbatt territory and also some of the segram spritzer drink market as well.
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Postby DAN-D-MAN » Thu Apr 21, 2005 4:26 pm

Damn, this is a tasty treat!

I had one a couple of days ago and bought more since. In fact, I'm enjoying one right now.

Just for the record, I hate ginger!
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Postby Andicus » Fri Apr 22, 2005 1:31 am

Yes, I enjoyed it too. I'm also not a big fan of ginger, apart from the occasional bit of pickled ginger with sushi.
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Postby tupalev » Fri Apr 22, 2005 9:06 am

I have to say I am quite surprised at the positive reaction to this beer, especially given the eclectic group of discernable palates here on Bartowel! I thought it was nothing more than gimmick cooler type drink, a Canada Dry with a kick (maybe this is what Molson should have done)and I had a hard time locating its beer origins (and this isn't an invitation to explain to me how it is made, I'm sure it is a beer, I believe you). Neat "bottle" though. But to each their own. The only one of this meager release I have gone back for more of is the Choulette Blonde.
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Postby Blankboy » Fri Apr 22, 2005 10:10 am

tupalev wrote:I have to say I am quite surprised at the positive reaction to this beer, especially given the eclectic group of discernable palates here on Bartowel! I thought it was nothing more than gimmick cooler type drink, a Canada Dry with a kick (maybe this is what Molson should have done)and I had a hard time locating its beer origins (and this isn't an invitation to explain to me how it is made, I'm sure it is a beer, I believe you). Neat "bottle" though. But to each their own. The only one of this meager release I have gone back for more of is the Choulette Blonde.


Couldn't agree with you more. It's no better than what my Father-In-Law drinks which is Lakeport mixed with a President's Choice ginger-ale. It's good for people who hate beer I guess but the exorbitant price will limit it's sales greatly.

The Spring release is the most dissapointing release that the LCBO has had as far as I can remember.
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Postby esprit » Fri Apr 22, 2005 12:10 pm

if you find the release disappointing...write to chris.robertson@lcbo.com. and kathy.messersmith@lcbo.com. as they made the buying decisions.
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Postby Blankboy » Fri Apr 22, 2005 12:14 pm

esprit wrote:if you find the release disappointing...write to chris.robertson@lcbo.com. and kathy.messersmith@lcbo.com. as they made the buying decisions.


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Postby GregClow » Fri Apr 22, 2005 12:40 pm

Blankboy wrote: It's no better than what my Father-In-Law drinks which is Lakeport mixed with a President's Choice ginger-ale.


AH-HA! I was trying to figure out what this stuff reminded me of, and you just jogged my memory. At a friends cottage a dozen or so years ago, we would spend the afternoons drinking beer (one of the President's Choice beers, I think) mixed with cheap ginger ale. It was refreshing enough on a hot summer day, but certainly not great if judged as a beer. That's what this Jenlain stuff is like.
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Postby Andicus » Fri Apr 22, 2005 1:18 pm

Blankboy wrote:It's good for people who hate beer I guess but the exorbitant price will limit it's sales greatly.


Wasn't aware that my enjoying this meant that I hated beer, but thanks for your opinion! Good thing taste isn't a subjective thing.

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