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Belle-Fleur - Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar

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88
very good

57 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: lanbewardin on 12-08-2011)
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3.76/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Franck
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of Sarmento
4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22.4 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 2/2016. Pours slightly hazy bright golden color with a 2-3 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange peel, peach, citrus rind, pine, pepper, herbal, floral, grass, cracker, bread, light honey, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of bright citrus/pine hops, spicy yeast, and light-moderate pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange peel, peach, citrus rind, pine, pepper, herbal, floral, grass, cracker, bread, light honey, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy bitterness/yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange peel, peach, citrus rind, pine, pepper, herbal, floral, grass, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and robustness of bright citrus/pine hops, spicy yeast, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with a nice crisp hop/yeast/malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Belgian IPA. All around great complexity and balance of citrus/pine hops, spicy yeast, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of SVD
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of dcmchew
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Shiny orange pour with a rich fluffy white head, nice retention, lots of sticky lacing.
Smells really inviting, with grapefruit and a bit of nectarine, nice clear pine, faint pineapple, caramel. If not for a small hint of yeasts (that, granted, gets stronger later on), you wouldn't be so sure this is a "Belgian" IPA right after pouring.
Taste makes it clearer tho, with some hay and herbs straight in the front, mixed in with the bitter citrus (nice clear grapefruit, oranges, lemon, faint tangerines), faint tropical fruit and some peach. Splash of caramel, hints of honey, some bread and a big floral note, really perfumey. Spicy hops and yeasts with a really funky combo in the finish: white pepper, grass, straw, some clove, coriander, citrus leaves. Not a really bitter finish, but a bit over the standard and with a nice clear hop presence, somewhat muddled with the yeasty finish.
Medium body and carbonation. Aftertaste is hoppy, not too much fruit, but the spicy yeasts seem to pile up after half the drink, getting harder and harder to really feel the hoppy goodness with each new sip. Floral note is still there, and pretty nice.
A nice Belgian IPA that becomes very "Belgian" as you drink more and more, but still the hops are there. It would have been nicer if it were the same from start to finish.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.84/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.45/5  rDev +13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A- Pours a hazy, glowing orange color. Head is thick, doughy and lasting. Lost of sticky, thick lacing.

S-Hops are quite floral. Lemon hops as well. Spicy but the yeast is not very present or dominating here. Some lighter honey malt. Nose is restrained.

T-Floral hops, grassy hops and honey sweetness. Followed up by a spiciness that is imparted by the hops and the yeast. I enjoy how the Belgian yeast doesn't come in too assertively but I'd like more of an intense flavor here.

M-Medium bodied. Not much bitterness. Dry, no lingering flavor. Soft bubbles. Easy drinking.

O-It's a decent beer but I paid way too much for this. More mild than any $12.50 beer should be.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of ATLbeerDog
4.36/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From a 660ml bottle with a fairly high fill and a best before date of June 2015

A cloudy grapefruit color super foamy pour enters the glass and is crowned with a thick egg shell/yellow head that just refuses and refuses to recede. Sweet flowery hops dominate the nose with a unique aroma unlike an American IPA. First sip is super yummy, lighter in flavor than expected, yet impactful. It starts sweet then a refreshingly bitter finish takes over. I am not sure what hop or yeast is used but they are unique and complimentary. As it warms, slight citrus notes emerge. Mouthfeel is spot on thanks to near perfect carbonation. The clingy lacing is wonderful too and just adds to the overall awesomeness of this beer. I do like this beer’s malty backbone with the yeast adding a Belgium twist. Light and refreshing, I am so glad to have an IPA that traveled across the pond that tastes so very fresh. De Dochter rocks again.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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Belle-Fleur from Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar
88 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.