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Belle Gueule Rousse - Brasseurs R.J.

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Belle Gueule RousseBelle Gueule Rousse

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BA SCORE
77
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40 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 17.88%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasseurs R.J. visit their website
Quebec, Canada

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 01-13-2003)
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Photo of Phyl21ca
2.98/5  rDev -9.7%
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.

Phyl21ca, Aug 28, 2003
Photo of Viggo
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

Viggo, Sep 14, 2005
Photo of spinrsx
3.33/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

spinrsx, Aug 17, 2010
Photo of RBorsato
3.65/5  rDev +10.6%
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)

RBorsato, Aug 02, 2004
Photo of oldp0rt
2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

oldp0rt, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of kwjd
3.43/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at the Irish Embassy in Montreal. This was labeled as their house amber, but the bartender told me it was the Belle Gueule. Pours a bright red colour with very thin off-white head. Head dissipates fairly quickly with little lacing. Smells incredibly malty and sweet, caramel and quite nutty. Sweet flavour, almost no bitterness. Carbonation is quite high, I'd prefer a bit smoother. A nice enough amber.

kwjd, Nov 08, 2010
Photo of Kendo
3.08/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. Body is chestnut-amber with a small off-white head that settles quickly.

S: Sweet, caramel malt. Corn syrup? A touch of husky grain.

T: Caramel malt and toffee, with a bit of wet cardboard and minerally hop bitterness that tries to offset the malt but fails. Lingering sweetness on the aftertaste.

M: Light-to-medium in heft, feels a bit thin/watery at times. Carbonation is active and fizzy, but gentle and thus not offensive.

O: OK. Nothing special.

Kendo, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of Noelito76
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

Noelito76, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of TerryW
2.38/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This is a very subdued, bland beer.

Pours clear amber with a moderate head that settles to a partial film. Sweet caramel malts, some hops. Thin mouthfeel with a slightly unpleasant metallic finish. Overall, simply an average beer at best, but with a brittle edge that makes it less than drinkable.

TerryW, Jun 21, 2010
Photo of Whatup14
2.25/5  rDev -31.8%

Whatup14, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of kbub6f
3.9/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stolen from my sister-in-law's fridge, bottle's history unknown.

A nice, medium-sized, cream-colored, coarse head. Smooth waves of lacing droop down the glass but stop before reaching the surface of the deep copper beer. Lots of fast carbonation. The smell is malty and sweet. And there's a somewhat strange roasty smell that's not unpleasant. Malt, nuts, roasted grains in the front. Alcohol, caramel, a touch of chocolate and some strange sour fruit in the middle. Some decent bitter hoppiness in the finish. Nice nutty aftertaste.

I like this beer. It's a good, dry, nutty, fairly bitter amber lager.

kbub6f, Jul 02, 2003
Photo of Shiloh
3.9/5  rDev +18.2%
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.

Shiloh, Mar 14, 2005
Photo of videofrog
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

videofrog, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of KalanM
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

KalanM, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of PatandDavid
4.47/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this in the bottle in Montreal, and am enjoying one from my sixpack at the moment. I am guesing at the style: the brewery website calls it an amber lager, I looked over the BA beer styles and chose Vienna style lager based on the color of the beer and alcohol content, so I may be wrong.

This pours a beautiful amber color, although the head doesn't last, and no lace to speak of at all. Very, very fine bubbles cascade to the top of the glass. The smell is what I would expect of a European lager, but it's not overwhelming. I gave this beer 4.5 for taste, mouthfeel, and drinkability because it pairs wonderfully with food, and due to the alcohol content of only 5.2, is very drinkable. Not overly hoppy, but you do know you are drinking a lager. It was a very pleasant surprise. Not an overwhelming beer, but if you are looking for something smooth to drink and are looking for a somewhat different session beer, I would recommend this.

PatandDavid, Jan 13, 2003
Photo of jneiswender
4.08/5  rDev +23.6%
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.

jneiswender, Oct 11, 2007
Photo of DamageCase76
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

DamageCase76, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of Socialiste
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Socialiste, May 17, 2014
Photo of CurtisD
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

CurtisD, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of Mack
2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

Mack, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of wizo
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

wizo, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of rale
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

rale, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of BBM
3.4/5  rDev +3%
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.

BBM, May 27, 2007
Photo of rodenbach99
3.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

bouteille brune de 341ml.

bière de belle couleur cuivrée, avec une mousse blanche disparce, nez très malté avec un peu de caramel, en bouche la bière offre une palette fraîche, du malt, un léger goût de caramel. elle se termine sur une finale équilibrée avec une belle amertume. bonne bière.

rodenbach99, Dec 28, 2007
Photo of JOaikido
3.88/5  rDev +17.6%
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.

JOaikido, Oct 24, 2006
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Belle Gueule Rousse from Brasseurs R.J.
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