Belle Gueule Originale - Brasseurs R.J.

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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 18.4%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: SixpointJMH on 02-21-2003

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Ratings: 45 | Reviews: 21
Photo of MasterOfArgos39
4/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good, clean lager with a strong taste and smell that I found to be quite appealing.

Photo of kevofficiel
3.37/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very popular in Quebec so why not give it a try.
About smell Im a little disappointed, doesn't smell that much.
Nice gold color, light carbonation, and taste is a fruity caramel.
This beer is much better than those Budweiser, Molson Dry and some cheap beer.
For me the price is a little bit hight compare to Sleeman.
So would I recommend it ?? On special Yes.. As I said the price is a little bit high and to find a 12 pack hard to find it,, so if you find it on special go for it.

Photo of MDDMD
3.37/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A-golden amber color with a decent off-white head and some lacing

S-bready malt, caramel, slight herbal

T-bread dough, caramel, hint of fruit, mild bitter finish

F-light body with moderate carbonation, crisp

O-average lager, better than adjunct, but not very compelling

Photo of andrenaline
3.52/5  rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I was rather surprised to see a 6-er at my local LCBO, and recall having it years ago when visiting Montreal.

A - Pours a nice dark golden colour, thin layer of head with little retention and no lacing.

S - Sweet corn, light caramel undertones, very bready with hints of pilsener-like grassy hop notes.

T - Reminiscent of a more flavourful mass produced lager like Canadian, but loads more bready malts and the grassy hops are also coming through quite well. Sweet corn lingers alongside a leafy bitter aftertaste.

M - No complains here, easy drinking and smooth.

O - Tasty ale, and given the style its fitting and offers up a solid dose of flavour for what is otherwise a fairly tame style. I would certainly prefer this over some other mass produced lagers.

Photo of gskitt
2.96/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had on tap in Montreal (Bobards). Pours a clear faint gold, shiny white head, looks like a lot of carbonation, lots of bubbles. Scent is really non-apparant, a bit of grain, not much else. Taste is pleasant, some malty sweetness, mouthfeel is dry, crisp and drinkable. Overall, not bad, average and nothing special.

Photo of karait95
3.51/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Really nice color, a yellow-orange color but very brilliant, with a well formed head that dissipates slowly, bubbles are small, compact and many.

S: This is the poorest part, barley is sensed but is not too intense or complex.

T: It is a pleasant tasting really malty as a lager should be but somehow a short flavor.

M: A really little sweet at the beginning changing slowly to a faint bitterness that last in the tongue and something in the throat, not to intense the sweet nor the bitter.

D: Refreshing tasting with a satisfactory sensation combined with the flavor makes a good combination.

Photo of spinrsx
2.89/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

341ml bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance - pours a clear golden yelow colour with a huge foamy off-white head. There is lots of carbonation and there is a decent amount of lacing left on the glass.

Smell - Hops barley and yeast. Also a sweet corn smell.

Taste & Mouth - Low carbonation on the drink, which is surprising because it looks like there is lots. Comes across as slightly watery. Starts off somewhat dry with some hops and a breadiness and finishes light and refreshing.

Drink - An average beer, probably not something I would buy again.

Photo of TerryW
3.16/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Probably one of the best of the lot of a mixed case of beers from this brewer, but overall still just an average beer.

Looks good enough. Clear gold with a moderate head that settles to a film. Gives a surprising amount of lace. Gentle aroma of grassy hops and bready malts. Flavour dominated by bitter hops laid down on a decent malt backbone. Finishes metallic with a lingering bitterness. Moderate nothfeel - not watery nor overbearing.

Well put together for an average brew.

Photo of mrmanning
2.75/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle- Charred golden colour with a decent white cap. Aroma is biscuity malts and some grassy/floral hops. Good hop bite albiet a bit watery with the malts and sweetness. Mineral bread finish. I'm willing to give this one a second chance if I see it again.

Photo of Otterburn
4/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ok I had try every Belle gueule of the mix pack
with rousse,pilsner,lager d'hiver and this one
an american pale lager, and this is the best (and the original, thats the name of it)

This one look the more inviting to be drink:
more head that stay until the end,with lacing and retention. Nice amber,blond color,with very fine bubbles, nice carbonation.

It smell malty

Taste is nice: malty,its well balanced
bitterness is enjoyable but not over the top.

mouthfeel is alright,quite smoothe and crisp

Drinkability is good: I would drink more of that stuff during any party or hockey game or dinner

Photo of 01121987
3.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pour golden copper with a head that disappears to fast for my liking
aroma of malt and caramel
smooth but a little to much caramel sweetness for my liking
leaves my mouth with sweet stickyness
very drinkable but not my kind of beer.
im not impressed by it but im sure others like it.

Photo of rodenbach99
3.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

bouteille de 341ml.

bière de couleur ambrée-cuivré, la mousse chimique blanche disparait rapidement, seulement un léger voile. nez de houblon frais et de malt, en bouche elle est légère facile à boire, arrière-goût passablement amère qui la distingue. agréable.

Photo of JOaikido
3.46/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Best before end od September 2006. So it is 3 weeks past due. Didn't notice anything off with it and tasted pretty much as I remembered though.

A- Golden amber. Medium head that dissipates. OK bubbliness in the beer. Very clear, no cloudiness.

S- Sweet malt with a slight floral odour. Mild. Somewhat ordinary beer smell overall.

T- Floral and grassy hops bitterness. Mild malt flavour. Like a particularly good macro or slight cut above.

MF- Ordinary, average beer feel. Nothing great.

D- Quite easy to drink. Would ge OK with most food. Not bad, but a little lacking in character.

Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.66/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer has a great bottle design with a blue Centaur backed by gold. The blue, gold and black color scheme is cool.

Pours a deep brassy gold, a little darker than Pilsner Urquell. A long lasting frothy head leaves generous accumulations of lace behind. The aroma is sweet with some grain husk and saazy hops. The taste is malty with some nice floral hop flavor and little hop bitterness. Spices and honey emerge in the middle. The mouthfeel is thick for a pale lager and rather lightly carbonated. The finish is sweet but never cloying.

This is a tastey lager, its on the sweet side but its sweetness is natural and understated. Very refreshing and worth trying.

Photo of danadeny
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a clear light orange body with a good size head. smells lightly malty, bready, and a tinge on pils like hops. light flavor overall, easy and smoth. little bit of spice to the hops, well ballanced. Overall just an average pale ale, but beats the hell out of any maco light or maco regular.

Photo of Barraclou
3.77/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: It pours a nice pale straw colour with ok carbonation and some white lace on head.

Smell: It got a nice sweet aroma.

Taste: It got a good sweet taste with some good blonde attitude. Most of the time we see almost just Labatt Blue on-tap (except at some specialized / upscale pubs). This one is good alternative to all the macro crap kegs.

Mouthfeel: It was ok. Its on-tap version is good enough to be recommended.

Drinkability: I would drink more and more and more of it...

Photo of RBorsato
4.38/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Light golden with a nice off-white head and good carbonation. Smooth malty aroma and flavor; nice graininess and light nutty character. Medium bodied and smooth.

A solid lager by Canadian standards and one I would gladly go back to...

Best Before: 03/04 (notched)
Tasted: 12/18/04

(341 ml) (B. Scott)

Photo of Rastacouere
2.75/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Straw golden, minimal head. Cereals, light citrus and hops in nose. No surprise in mouth, it tastes pretty much what it smelled with an okay bitterness. Nothing Special I believe this to be my least favorite from the line. Is it me or those beers have been downgraded lately?

Photo of pootz
3.05/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled....poured a gold hue with orange highlights...well carbonated, 1 finger white cap reduces quickly to a fine ring. Aromas of sweet roasted malt are understated... a whisp of grassy hops. Starts sharp... prickly carbonation of a macro goes a bit creamy when the malts kick in (munich?) -finishes clean with a slight bitterness and drying...not bad, better than the premium macros but certainly lacks the characteristics I like in a Vienna (if it is in fact a vienna) too dry, too pale, not enough malt presence and way too "fizzy"....I put this in a category with St. Andre...a Vienna wannabe that misses.

Photo of Phyl21ca
3/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Gold amber brew with a medium head. Small hopps taste. Nothing distinctive about this one. I had this a couple of year back and the spice taste was much stronger then the one I had recently. This is more of an everyday beer or for a hot summer days beside the pool.

Photo of Shiloh
3.38/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This lager pours a clear coppery colour with a thin head..The body is full. The taste is very smooth mellow and refreshing.
Very sweet to the palate with a slight hop finish..I would recomend this beer to those who prefer a sweeter product.
Not a session beer.

Belle Gueule Originale from Brasseurs R.J.
76 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.