I believe this is the first French beer I have ever had. I'm sure the French can make some good beers, but they seem to be more well-known for their wine. Wine goes better with their reputation too. This is Jenlain Blonde, which poured a nice golden honey color with a big fluffy white head, that disippated rapidly. The brew was very carbonated. It tasted to me like a Belgian blonde ale, but since France and Belgium are so close in proximity, I guess that shouldn't surprise me. I enjoyed my first French beer, but it seemed like a matter of "been there, done that" - when compared to a Belgian.