Jadis - Greenbush Brewing Company
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3.61/5 rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I picked up a bottle of Greenbush's Jadis a couple days ago for $1.69 at The Lager Mill. I think Greenbush is a pretty solid brewery so I thought I would give their Winter White Ale a try, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date, but It just showed up so it's fairly fresh. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a imperial pint glass.
A- The label looks nice, I like the unique black and white winter scene in the background, but I don't think it's too eye catching. It poured a nice and hazy orange color that was slightly golden and it took on more of a darker orange color when held to the light with a finger worth of off white head that quickly died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and left a little bit of spotty lacing behind. This was a nice looking beer, but it would be nice if it had a little more head and retention.
S- The aroma starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness that has a light molasses and brown sugar like aroma to it followed by loads of spices up front that pretty much dominate the aroma of this beer and impart some clove and cinnamon like aromas with ginger and nutmeg seeming to stick out the most. Up next comes a light wheaty aroma with a light citrus rind like aroma, but the spices seem to overpower them. The aroma was nice, it smelled more like Gingerbread then some Gingerbread beers I've had, but I wish the wheat and citrus rind aromas came through a little more to provide better balance.
T- The taste seems to be pretty similar to the aroma and it starts off with a medium amount of sweetness that has a slight brown sugar like aroma to it followed by all those spices that I picked up in the aroma with the ginger and nutmeg still seeming to stick out the most. Up next comes a malt flavor with some grainy and caramel malt like flavors coming through. On the finish there's a slight orange rind flavor followed by a lower amount of bitterness with a slightly malty and fairly spicy aftertaste. This was nice a tasting beer and I thought the taste was more balanced then the aroma which I liked.
M- Fairly smooth, crisp, surprisingly clean, a little dry, medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel was nice and it worked well with this beer.
Overall I thought this was a nice beer, to me it wasn't the best example of a winter white ale simply because it didn't have that pretty noticeable wheat and citrus rind aspect to balance out all those spices, so I think it fits fine into the Herbed Spiced beer category and that's what BA has it classified as, I also think it could fit into the Winter Warmer style. This beer had decent drinkability, it was smooth, clean, not filling and the taste did a decent job at holding my attention, but I think this beer would start to wear on me after awhile so I think one or two would be enough for me. What I like the most about this beer was the taste, I think it had better balance then the aroma did and I thought the spices showed up just enough. What I liked the least about this beer was the appearance, it wasn't bad at all, but a little more head and better retention would help it out. I might buy this beer again, I don't know if i'll get another bottle this season, but if they release next year there's a good chance I'll get a bottle. I would recommend this to anyone who likes spiced beers. All in all I thought this was a solid beer, it wasn't over spiced like a few beers that come out around this time of the year. It's not my favorite Greenbush beer, but it's by far my least favorite. Keep up the good work guys.
Serving type: bottle
12-19-2013 04:43:28 | More by StoutHunter
4.68/5 rDev +23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
This is a great example of a winter white... Greenbush Jadis has just the right amount of spice - not too much. The spices will hit you at first and slowly tapper off. This is the perfect beer to drink while sitting by a fire in a ski lodge!
Load up on the bottles if you can. T
Serving type: bottle
12-06-2012 23:17:37 | More by Filabee
3.78/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
I listed this as a spiced beer. It is described as a winter white ale. I listed it by taste.
Single finger head with nice lacing on a murky golden amber body. Aroma of molasses, caramel malts, orange peel citrus and seasonal hers and spice. Flavors are similar with caramel malts, seasonal spices including nutmeg, citrus and a hint of mint in the finish. Hops are earthy with slight metallic nature. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Not a bad brew, certainly a nice one for the season with a well balanced flavor of both seasonal spices and malts.
Serving type: on-tap
11-24-2012 20:21:52 | More by kylehay2004
Jadis from Greenbush Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 17 user ratings.