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Belle Gueule Originale - Brasseurs R.J.

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37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 17.33%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SixpointJMH on 02-21-2003)
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

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
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

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
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RBorsato

Virginia

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)
Tasted: 12/18/04

(341 ml) (B. Scott)

12-21-2004 18:08:59 | More by RBorsato
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

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
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -24%

03-15-2012 13:45:13 | More by oldp0rt
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev +1.8%

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

02-05-2014 23:43:53 | More by MDDMD
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +21.6%

11-22-2011 03:17:21 | More by ElGallo
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pootz

Ontario (Canada)

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
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CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

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
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Noelito76

New York

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

10-14-2013 11:59:22 | More by Noelito76
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TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

3.15/5  rDev -4.3%

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.

08-01-2010 16:46:48 | More by TerryW
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Rastacouere

Quebec (Canada)

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
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Shiloh

Ontario (Canada)

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
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mrmanning

Ontario (Canada)

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
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -8.8%

11-29-2012 00:43:35 | More by KalanM
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Whatup14

Quebec (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -24%

04-17-2013 13:57:45 | More by Whatup14
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

11-04-2013 04:39:31 | More by DamageCase76
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CurtisD

New Brunswick (Canada)

3/5  rDev -8.8%

08-13-2013 00:37:39 | More by CurtisD
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Socialiste

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-17-2014 05:13:25 | More by Socialiste
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CliffBrake

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

06-18-2012 14:31:22 | More by CliffBrake
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rodenbach99

Quebec (Canada)

3.1/5  rDev -5.8%

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.

12-26-2007 22:58:28 | More by rodenbach99
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gskitt

New York

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
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JOaikido

Quebec (Canada)

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
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karait95

Mexico

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
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Wordslinger

Ontario (Canada)

1.25/5  rDev -62%

05-05-2012 10:09:58 | More by Wordslinger
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Belle Gueule Originale from Brasseurs R.J.
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