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Jambe-de-Bois is balanced but generously hopped Triple. It is a powerful and full-bodied beer and most likely the bitterest Triple beer in Belgium.
When you pour Jambe de Bois into your beer glass, you’ll notice a beautiful blonde colour beer with golden reflections filling the glass. It has a creamy, firm, white head.
On the nose, the hops aromas dominate but are accompanied by orange, citrus, grass and banana. You will also notice the aromas of fermentation and another fruity aroma that resembles a pear. The floral, honeyed sweetness of malts and spicy notes appear as well.
The beer flavours are unique. In the mouth, you will experience a balance of bitterness and fruitiness. A ripe banana taste can be noticed. Malt is another dominant taste. The strong alcohol content gives it roundness and the absence of residual sugars makes the finish hoppy and bitter.
De la Senne brewery is known for its quality beers and has created some true gems. Jambe-de-Bois is a unique triple and should not be missed when degustating Belgian beers.
Story of Jambe-de-Bois name
The Senne Brewery gives tribute to the Belgian revolution and more specifically a Belgian soldier Jean-Joseph Charlier with this beer. Jean-Joseph fought in Napoleon’s army and lost his leg. His new wooden leg did not stop him. Later, in 1830, Jean-Joseph was a cannoneer during the Belgian Revolution against the Netherlands.
What else can we know about Jambe-de-Bois beer?
What’s on the Jambe-de-Bois beer label?
The beer label is related to the story of the beer name and is dedicated to the Belgian revolution. The illustration shows someone with a wooden leg sitting on a cannon. That would be Jean-Joseph Charlier! The label also used to state “No Dutchman was hurt in the making of this beer,” while now it reads Belgian Revolution Triple.
Where is Jambe-de-Bois brewed?
De la Senne brewery is located in Brussels in the Molenbeek-Saint-Jean area.
How to serve Jambe-de-Bois beer?
The best serving temperature is 8 degrees celsius. It is best to use a tulip-shaped glass that can get the hoppy aromas out. Pour the beer slowly into a glass so it can form a nice foamy head.
What are the ingredients of Jambe-de-Bois beer?
The beer contains barley malt, sugar, hops, yeast and water.
How bitter is Jambe-de-Bois beer?
It is quite a bitter triple with an IBU of 49. Triple beers' IBU range is usually between 20-45.
Is Jambe-de-Bois gluten free?
No, it is not gluten-free. But we do have a gluten-free beer collection in our catalogue.
What are some other beers by de la Senne brewery?
De la Senne is one of the best craft beer breweries in Brussels and has many other great beers to offer. You should also try their Zinnebir, Taras Boulba, Bruxellensis, Saison du Meyboom and Stouterik.
Photo: Brasserie de la Senne
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