Belle Gueule Originale - Brasseurs R.J.
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3/5 rDev -8.8%
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.
08-27-2003 15:41:25 | More by Phyl21ca
2.73/5 rDev -17%
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?
09-28-2004 15:58:58 | More by Rastacouere
2.9/5 rDev -11.9%
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.
08-17-2010 02:25:16 | More by spinrsx
3.4/5 rDev +3.3%
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.
02-21-2003 14:48:38 | More by Shiloh
2.73/5 rDev -17%
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.
03-02-2010 13:49:49 | More by mrmanning
4.4/5 rDev +33.7%
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)
(341 ml) (B. Scott)
12-21-2004 18:08:59 | More by RBorsato
3.53/5 rDev +7.3%
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.
12-08-2010 03:24:20 | More by karait95
3.03/5 rDev -7.9%
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.
08-14-2011 23:04:53 | More by gskitt
3.25/5 rDev -1.2%
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.
06-08-2005 02:08:18 | More by danadeny
3.4/5 rDev +3.3%
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.
04-04-2009 22:35:56 | More by 01121987
3.48/5 rDev +5.8%
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.
10-22-2006 23:33:59 | More by JOaikido
3.53/5 rDev +7.3%
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.
03-17-2012 00:13:02 | More by andrenaline
3.8/5 rDev +15.5%
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...
05-10-2005 01:05:56 | More by Barraclou
3.05/5 rDev -7.3%
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.
08-20-2004 18:06:02 | More by pootz
3.65/5 rDev +10.9%
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.
03-08-2006 03:01:06 | More by CAMRAhardliner
Belle Gueule Originale from Brasseurs R.J.
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