Once upon a time not too long ago there was a bar in SoHo ( South of Houston – pronounced How-stun) in Manhattan that had the bad fortune to order for cases of Jenlain ale. Actually, it was my good fortune as they sold the beer as a loss leader for $4.00(US) a bottle. To the best of my knowledge, I drank every one of those bottles of beer. And so, I approached facing this beer with a great deal of anticipation…
This is a bright yellow golden beer topped with a glistening fairly rocky head of small bubbles. The Belgian lace is a little disconcerting as it looks more like foam than lace.
The first impression is a generally fruity type aroma. The second impression exposes accents of apple and pear, and finally, the grainy undercurrents of malt. The moments between lip and sip reveals very little.
This beer is neither too dense nor too thin.
There is a particular house flavor imparted by the yeast used to ferment this brew. It strides ahead of any influence of either the hops or the malt. Nevertheless, when you try to find the two basic flavors of this brew they are there to be found.
The finish to this brew was on the sweet side. However, at the very end there is a bit of honeysuckle flavor left on the palate.
The brewery Site: http://www.duyck.com/indexuk.php