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Joseph Bellarmin - Microbrasserie de l'ile d'Orléans

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BA SCORE
80
good

28 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.53%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Microbrasserie de l'ile d'Orléans visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: eat on 10-02-2009)
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +9%

07-03-2014 01:13:49 | More by DaPan
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Triat00

Quebec (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

06-07-2014 23:44:48 | More by Triat00
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New Brunswick (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

03-11-2014 23:55:17 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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wizo

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

11-16-2013 20:50:40 | More by wizo
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -12.8%

08-12-2013 23:05:08 | More by acurtis
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mspang

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

07-15-2013 03:53:48 | More by mspang
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Whatup14

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -12.8%

07-11-2013 14:12:18 | More by Whatup14
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Krakpoff

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -12.8%

06-08-2013 04:00:49 | More by Krakpoff
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Billington

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +9%

05-18-2013 03:19:31 | More by Billington
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TheDoctor

Quebec (Canada)

3.81/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A:
Pours a pale gold with tinges of a funky green around the edges. Has a frothy white inch-and-a-half head with some lacing and good retention.

S:
Cantaloupe, sugar, weed, hay.

T:
Ripe melon drizzled in lime juice with a slight bitterness and some fresh cut grass.

M:
Crisp and refreshing with good carbonation up front, underneath there is a very pervasive melon flavor (I think so at least, it is really sweet but not in the citrusy or malty way you usually get with beer), earthy, bitter finish.

O:
Really tasty and (if not for the high ABV) a good session beer. It really is a sweet that I am not used to in most readily accessible beers. Could be hoppier to fit the style better. There are hops but it is mainly the linger hop "feeling" that you notice. There don't seem to be strong hop *flavors*. I liked it but since it is advertised as a Double IPA I expected something a little more punch-you-in-the-face bitter. Would drink again.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2013 19:09:20 | More by TheDoctor
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4ster

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

12-12-2012 01:06:49 | More by 4ster
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +9%

11-29-2012 01:34:15 | More by KalanM
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

09-13-2012 01:10:35 | More by Molson2000
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Jeffo

Netherlands

3.2/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Got this one at Peluso in Montreal. Fantastic store.

From a 500ml bottle into a snifter

APPEARANCE: Pours a one finger, medium looking, off-white head with good retention. Hazy burnt umber in color with no carbonation evident. Head fades to a faint wisp and ring, though only a splotchy wisp remains until the end, leaving no lacing down the glass. Decent look.

SMELL: Pale malts, honeydew melon, cantaloup, and some light caramel notes. Some hints of floral hops round it out nicely. Decent.

TASTE: Pale and caramel sweetness up front, with some piney hops and floral bitterness at the swallow. Bold and persistent aftertaste of piney and bitter hops, floral notes, and a touch of melon sweetness as balance. Quite nice actually.

PALATE: Medium-light body with medium levels of carbonation. Quite creamy smooth on the palate, goes down nicely and finishes slightly dry. Lighter for sure, but not as bad as Turcault or D'Esgly, and creamy enough to compete.

OVERALL: Along with their imperial stout Laforge, this is one of their better efforts. Like all their beers, this one is flavorful and interesting, but the palate isn't quite up to snuff. I'd like to see these guys thicken up the feel and make their big beers a little heavier, as that would really make these brews a more enjoyable experience. Try this one if you get the chance.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2012 14:30:04 | More by Jeffo
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

3.08/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

No apparent freshness date.

An absurd amount of head on this one. A restrained pour just fills up the glass with white head. Beer is a caramel colour, rather orange.

Some citrus scents in the nose, but these are less obvious than the sweet caramel malt that dominates the scent. Pine is there as well.

Taste is a surprise after the nose, and not a pleasant one. Doesn't taste very similar to any DIPA I have had. A taste of ginger is strong, the whole beer has a distinct mineral taste and the citrus flavours are present but subdued. The sweet caramel malt is in there. Finish is minerally and not very pleasant. Beer is bitter. Not very good.

Full bodied, high carbonation level, a bit oily.

Overall, a disappointing beer. Not sure what is happening with this one but I am not a fan.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2012 00:10:31 | More by jrenihan
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

03-15-2012 13:34:43 | More by oldp0rt
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

2.63/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottle from Broue HAHA. From notes.

A - Dark gold pour. Bright with mild carbonation. One finger of white head leaving a film of retention and sticky lace all around.

S - Dusty citric hops, bread, pineapple.

T - Pineapple, booze, dusty hops again.

M - Mild carbonation, slightly watery body, very little bitterness.

O/D - Simple. Not balanced and not really all that tasty. Not good for the style. Not something I'd seek out. Definately needs work.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 22:05:01 | More by tbeckett
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

2.33/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

500 ml bottle into a tulip glass.

The pour here is initially pretty foamy but once everything settles down and gets into the glass, this reveals a clear copper body topped with several fingers of eggshell-white head. This simmers down into a sudsy ¾ finger that drenches the sides of the glass with thick swathes of foamy lacing. The aroma smells of off character, with a medicinal or almost plastic smelling flavor to the nose that is hard to get past. A touch of floral and bitter citrus accents can kind of be felt edges, while there is also maybe some sweet graininess across the back. It’s hard to tell.

Those off-flavors unfortunately carry over to the taste, hanging on the edges of the profile and surrounding more hoppy notes of raw green citrus flavor. Sweet grains from the malt and some tropical fruit notes seem to mostly balance the hops up front but then this ends HARD, with a harsh pithiness that is only made worse by those off-flavors. The mouthfeel is medium to fuller bodied, with a carbonation that has more of a creamy slickness to it despite the relative fullness of the body. There is some light heat here and while it isn’t overly warm, it does draw out a bit too much bitterness from the hops for my taste.

Eh, I mostly found this beer to be a mess. Even without the off-flavors, this didn’t seem well crafted to me at all, with way too much of an unbalanced raw hoppiness being present. I think it’s time to move on to something else from these guys.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2011 18:06:06 | More by Kegatron
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xpatriate

Quebec (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I found this beer out of the island of montreal.In terrebonne.Never had any d'orleans before.Liked the label and I'm a sucker for double ipa's.Poured into my dogfish head snifter with a one finger head.Nice smell.Nothing out of the norm.
The taste and mouthfeel caught me the most off guard.
I fool myself thinking I like a certain beer in a certain style.This beer suprised me.Very balanced.No after taste.crisp and clean.
Very much enjoyed it.
The cost would keep me from drinking this beer all the time.
Single bottle more than cost of a pint at a bar.Very good though.
One of the best double ipa's from quebec I have had.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2011 03:59:06 | More by xpatriate
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fostachild

Ontario (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

pours a cloudy burnt orange. not much head.

smell was good. hoppy, sweet. fruity, some citrus.

taste was malty - slight hops in the aftertaste, kind of bitter and alcohol noticeable.

overall i didn't find it to be that impressive but still an okay drink.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2011 23:21:05 | More by fostachild
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Digimaika2

Ontario (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Deep amber with a slight cloudiness. Nice bubbly head that slowly fades.

S: Bready malts, strong citrus notes (grapefruit and lemon), and lingering floral hops. Slight honey sweetness in there. Picking up a bit of alcohol. Overall very nice aromas.

T: Rather subdued in comparison to the full aroma. Some hops and citrus notes, but a surprising sweet malty flavour pokes its head in there just as much. No lingering bitterness at the end, but rather a bit of warming alcohol. Was expecting a bit more flavour indicative of the smell.

M: Rather grainy and a little oily. Mild carbonation.

D: Overall a decent brew, however I don't think I would seek this one out for a little while. Personally I prefer more hopiness in a DIPA but this is a bit of a different take on the style.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2011 02:25:28 | More by Digimaika2
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bartle

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Jovi.
Pours a nice amber, slightly rusty-copper-red hue. Nice cloud like white head. Looks good.

A load of citrus grapefruit, lemon zest, and a great floral aroma. A little bready and grassy herbs blended. Lots of big hop aromas.

Fronting with bitter-sweet citrus, pine like. A great balance of caramel/crystal malts. The malt really cuts the bitterness down a lot. A little yeasty on the back of the tongue. Very floral, pine, and caramel. A touch of warming from the alcohol, extra fruitiness (peaches).

Full bodied, moderate carbonation. Very balanced, very drinkable.

I'd love to have this more readily available.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2010 18:31:19 | More by bartle
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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

2.98/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep amber colour with a nice thick head and a bit of lacing. It smells quite sweet and fruity with some floral hops. Taste is quite sweet, but not in a very malty IIPA way, more of fruitiness. Some caramel flavour. It has a bit of floral hop flavour, but it not what I expected. If this was labeled as an English IPA I wouldn't have been as disappointed. I don't know what the IBU's of this beer are, but I don't get much bitterness. It is a smooth mouthfeel and easy drinking. It tastes ok, just not a IIPA.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2010 01:13:34 | More by kwjd
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notdan

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours into a pint glass as a hazy auburn with a large bubbly head that leaves just a touch of lace down the glass. Smells of smooth, tangy, nutty malts with floral hops. Not bad, but maybe a bit muted.

Taste is initially dominated by floral and citrus hops, then comes some nutty/caramel malts coupled with a mild alcoholic astringency. Aftertaste is similar to the aroma, tangy malts as well as a bit of diacetyl and lasting bitterness. Seems like an interesting mix between English and American IPA. Seems to follow with some other Canadian ones that use some citrusy hops as well as lots of malt.

Smooth, full mouthfeel with enough carbonation to tickle your mouth a bit. Drinkability is great; alcohol is hidden very well.

I'm glad I tried it and I'd drink this again if offered, but given that it cost $6 for a 500mL bottle in Gatineau, I'm not sure I'll buy it again too soon.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2010 06:04:32 | More by notdan
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Joseph Bellarmin from Microbrasserie de l'ile d'Orléans
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