Beer #7: Jandrain-Jandrenouille IV Saison/ Brasserie de Jandrain-Jandrenouille, Jandrain-Jandrenouille, Belgium
I know what you're thinking: "this blog is totally the most awesome thing to ever happen to the internet! But I wish the beer list was a bit more adventurous. I mean, Victory? Yards? Brooklyn? What's next, Yuengling? Call me when they drink something not sold at the Wegman's in Malvern."
Consider it done. You have any Jandrain-Jandrenouille in your fridge at home? No? Didn't think so.
Spent the afternoon at TJ's Everyday in Paoli, where they have 36 beers on draft and a wealth of other great options by the bottle. Figured a farmhouse ale would be a nice, light & flavorful way to get the day started. Eh... not entirely. Tried a new beer that I've never sampled before from a brewery that I've never heard of before (as it turns out, the brewery is only 3 years old). For a saison, it was fairly underwhelming. It lacked any great flavor, really, and came off as slightly bitter but rather nondescript. I was expecting a bit more, and it made me sad that I could have had something else for my hard earned dollar. Such is the fate of the beer adventurer, I suppose. Next time I want a saison, I'll grab a Saison Dupont instead.
Thing To Think About Today:
While sitting at the bar, we managed to catch a some college basketball on tv. This is the first hoops I've seen from the young season (Temple vs. Texas). I've been playing basketball since I was 8 or 9, and I still love the sport. So, we'll leave you with maybe the best call from one of the best announcers ever, Bill Raftery. Send it in, Jerome! I love Gus Johnson, but Bill is old school at it's finest.