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Belle Gueule Rousse - Brasseurs R.J.

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38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 17.82%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | 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

Quebec (Canada)

2.98/5  rDev -10%

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.

08-28-2003 13:25:48 | More by Phyl21ca
Photo of Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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.

09-14-2005 17:55:51 | More by Viggo
Photo of spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.33/5  rDev +0.6%

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.

08-17-2010 02:50:59 | More by spinrsx
Photo of RBorsato


3.65/5  rDev +10.3%

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)

08-02-2004 15:46:34 | More by RBorsato
Photo of oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

03-15-2012 13:45:24 | More by oldp0rt
Photo of kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

3.43/5  rDev +3.6%

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.

11-08-2010 00:51:28 | More by kwjd
Photo of Kendo

New York

3.08/5  rDev -6.9%

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.

09-15-2012 00:33:10 | More by Kendo
Photo of Noelito76

New York

2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

02-15-2014 15:40:21 | More by Noelito76
Photo of TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

2.38/5  rDev -28.1%

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.

06-21-2010 01:41:16 | More by TerryW
Photo of kbub6f

New York

3.9/5  rDev +17.8%

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.

07-02-2003 06:53:55 | More by kbub6f
Photo of Shiloh

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +17.8%

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.

03-14-2005 23:45:19 | More by Shiloh
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2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

08-08-2014 03:17:10 | More by videofrog
Photo of PatandDavid


4.47/5  rDev +35%

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.

01-13-2003 17:02:10 | More by PatandDavid
Photo of jneiswender


4.08/5  rDev +23.3%

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.

10-11-2007 13:19:11 | More by jneiswender
Photo of KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

11-29-2012 00:44:44 | More by KalanM
Photo of Whatup14

Quebec (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -32%

04-17-2013 13:57:20 | More by Whatup14
Photo of DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

11-04-2013 04:40:48 | More by DamageCase76
Photo of wizo

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

02-10-2012 03:23:03 | More by wizo
Photo of CurtisD

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

09-11-2013 13:54:39 | More by CurtisD
Photo of Socialiste

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

05-17-2014 05:13:34 | More by Socialiste
Photo of BBM

New York

3.4/5  rDev +2.7%

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.

05-27-2007 22:44:03 | More by BBM
Photo of rale

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-25-2012 02:28:47 | More by rale
Photo of rodenbach99

Quebec (Canada)

3.45/5  rDev +4.2%

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.

12-28-2007 02:02:58 | More by rodenbach99
Photo of JOaikido

Quebec (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +17.2%

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.

10-24-2006 02:28:24 | More by JOaikido
Photo of DaveR514

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

05-30-2013 16:07:48 | More by DaveR514
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Belle Gueule Rousse from Brasseurs R.J.
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