Belle Gueule Rousse - Brasseurs R.J.

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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 18.29%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: kbub6f on 01-13-2003)
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Reviews by wizo:
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Phyl21ca
2.98/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Amber style beer with a good head. Lack of spice or aftertaste. A bit too bland for my liking... This is an everyday beer but in no way is it a session beer. It seems like the Belle-Gueule have lost some ground in the past few year or maybe it is my beer taste that have evolved.

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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of DaveR514
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of DamageCase76
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of spinrsx
3.33/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

341ml bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance - pours a clear copper with a fair size foamy off-white head. There is lots of carbonation and there is a medium amount of lacing left on the glass. Doesn't really look all that 'red' for a red beer.

Smell - has a dry smell, slight hops and bread notes

Taste & Mouth - Low to average amount of carbonation in the mouth. Starts off somewhat dry and then finishes with a brown sugar like sweetness. It actually has a nice balance of taste.. perhaps a little too watery though.

Drink - probably my favorite of the Belle Guelle family. But even with that being said, there are much better beers out there.

Photo of BBM
3.4/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this beer on tap on my trip to Canada. It pours a dark red color with minimal head and a decent amount of lacing. Aroma was non-descript, slightly nutty and sweet.

The taste was also a bit on the nutty side, with a solid caramel malt presence and just enough hops to give it balance (Canadian micro-breweries don't seem to be as obsessed about hops as their American counterparts). Overall this is a solid lager that wouldn't be bad as a sessioner.

Photo of jneiswender
4.08/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this beer at the Mundial de Biere in Montreal. On tap served in a tasting glass of 8oz.

Great clear garnet/brown color with a nice head that stays around and leaves some nice lacing.

The smell is nutty and sweet. Very appetizing.

The taste is nutty and malty sweet. Not heavy but not overly carbonated. A little too sweet though.

Overall, a nice session beer. I could drink quite a few of these during a hockey game.

Photo of Shiloh
3.9/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew arrived as a very deep golden hue heading towards amber. The original crown was just short of two fingers which disapated to a thick frothy full island lace with a mountainous glass cling.
Carbonation was explosive downsizing to a light summer's rain heading north.
The taste was a combination of grain, malty flowers and mildly of nuts balanced with a mid hoppiness to counter but not lead.
Body was full and smooth going down....well done.

Photo of Whatup14
2.25/5  rDev -31.4%

Photo of RBorsato
3.65/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark gold to light amber with a nice full off-white head, good carbonation, and leaves lace rings. Light toasty malt aroma and flavor -- maybe a bit thin but soft enough. Light-medium (leans light) bodied and fairly smooth.

Probabaly a bit light all around for the style but not bad for a Canadian brew....

Per Label: "Lager" & "Munich malt"

Best Before: end of 03/04
Tasted: 07/31/04

(341 ml) (B. Scott)

Photo of Exaltedeyes
1.5/5  rDev -54.3%

Photo of kevofficiel
3.68/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

One of the most popular beer in Quebec as I see.
Second time that I try a Red Ale. After trying the Boreale my exception is a bit high and the Belle Gueule did pretty well, so well that I give the same mark 3,75.
Same, Nice smell of light caramel. The taste is roasted coffee.
Nice carbonation, and very smooth to drink.
So would I recommend it ? If you find it and its on special, yes why not, give it try. Its not that different from a Blonde beer as it taste. Some extra sweet flavour will come that u will enjoy it.

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2.25/5  rDev -31.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

Photo of danadeny
3.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a clear orangish-light brown body and billowing head. smells a a bit hopy and bready. nice roased malt front, and enough hops to ballance everything, but not much else. mouth feel is watery and finishes clean and dry. drinkability is good, this would be a good choice for a summer session beer.

Photo of nokes
3.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From notes.

Poured mahogany-brown with very minimal bubbly head that dissipated quickly leaving faint lacing on the glass. The colour is really nice, but the head was underwhelming. At least there's some lacing.

Smells malty, maybe a bit sweet. Very average.

Taste is pretty nice. Malty with some sourness, a faint sweetness. Hey...nutty. And bitter afters. It's good beer. I like it.

Mouthfeel is quite reasonable; moderate carbonation and medium-bodied.

This is quite drinkable. It's a bit sticky, but not so much as to make it unpleasant.

This is a pretty good beer. I'd take this over the Keith's Red Amber I had earlier any day.

Photo of JOaikido
3.88/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Best before end of September 2006. So it is 23 days past date. Still tasted fine and I know this beer well so I feel no guilt using it for a review.

A- Red amber colour. Nice light beige head. Good bubbliness. An attractive beer.

S- Malt. Touch of hops. Touch of roastiness. Very ordinary.

T- Taste better than smell. Roastiness and caramell. Nice maltiness with just the right touch of hops. Lacking a little punch to be truly great. Needs to lose that slightly watery note in the middle and finish.

MF- Carbonation high but acceptable. Not too watery but could be fuller.

D- Very easy to drink. Good mealtime beer. A good everyday lager.

Photo of Viggo
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear red/brown, small off white head, no lacing. Smell is sweet, malty and floral. Taste is sweet and malty, some chocolate and grassy hops are present. Mouthfeel is smooth, medium carbonation and medium body. Good session beer and one to try when in Quebec.

Photo of Barraclou
4.05/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Belle Gueule Rousse is a good choice, if you want a Quebec micro beer. Quite easy to find in store, its price is very average. I have immediately observed the fact is a high quality beer for something competing on the mass market. That's a real pleasure to smell that lager. It remembers me good memories. What I like less about Rousse is the not enough stronger mouthfeel. When cold, this beer really shows its personnality, but it seems to fade too quickly before I finish my bottle contents. It may compared to be a Canadian Sam Adams Boston Lager.

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2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

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