Mar 9, 2009

St Landelin La Divine

Beer Label: St Landelin La Divine

With the weather suddenly turning warmer this past weekend, it was high time to try one of the recently purchased beers that have been in the basement for a couple of weeks. I know the warm weather will fade before Spring truly arrives, but what better way to celebrate some heavy duty yard work on such a wonderful weekend?

St Landelin La Devine from Les Brasseurs de Gayant is a French Bière de Garde. Based on the limited data on the company’s web site, the beer is shipped after a “…prolonged storage period…” I’m not sure how long that may be, but the wife and I enjoyed a couple of glasses on the deck.


La Devine pours a pale yellow in color with a small white head that faded rather quickly.


It doesn’t have a real powerful nose, but there is a subtle yeasty funkiness to it. Light toasted malt and grass like characters are also present.


This one reminded me a bit of Saison Dupont, yet not quite as refined and with a bit more funk to it. It’s definitely what I expected for a Bière de Garde — slightly funky, hay/grasslike notes and rather smooth.


I can think of a few beers I’d buy before this one, but as a first time experience goes, it was a pleasing and drinkable beer. It definitely hit the spot as far as being a well deserved brew.

Rating: 3/5

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