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Belle-Fleur - Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar

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87
very good

50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.97%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | 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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Photo of dcmchew
4/5  rDev +2.3%

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.

dcmchew, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of saeh
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

saeh, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of drew74
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%

drew74, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of mattfancett
4.45/5  rDev +13.8%

mattfancett, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

GRG1313, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of muskiesman
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

muskiesman, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of BuckeyeFaninMI
4/5  rDev +2.3%

BuckeyeFaninMI, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of VelvetExtract
3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

VelvetExtract, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of LostCrew
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

LostCrew, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +2.3%

DrBier, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of atrocity
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

atrocity, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

ygtbsm94, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of ATLbeerDog
4.36/5  rDev +11.5%
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.

ATLbeerDog, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of KindaFondaGoozah
4/5  rDev +2.3%

KindaFondaGoozah, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of Il_proiezionista
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Il_proiezionista, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of AlvinLin
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

AlvinLin, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of Azza_G
3/5  rDev -23.3%

Azza_G, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of Sirre
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Sirre, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of Latarnik
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Latarnik, May 23, 2014
Photo of admiral
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

very nice, fruity and floral IPA with a nice bitter kick in it.

aroma: citrus malt with Belgian spice

taste: grapefruit, orange, citrus and orange marmalade with spice. Quite floral and fruity with strong bitterness back of palate and in aftertaste.

admiral, May 23, 2014
Photo of CrazyDavros
3.6/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.75

Pours amber with a fading head.
Nose shows sweet grainy and hay-like malt, some soft Belgian phenols and sweet confectionery notes. A little subtle.
More sweet hay notes as a flavour. Some spicy and floral hops as well as a little honey. An assertive bitterness round things out.
Carbonation is much too high.

CrazyDavros, May 07, 2014
Photo of craftbeersweden
4/5  rDev +2.3%

craftbeersweden, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of Vanz
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Vanz, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of eduardolinhalis
4.48/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle served in and ordinary glass.
Bought during a business trip in Luxembourg in one of the best beershops I've ever visited, the Mi-Orge Mi-Houblon in Arlon - Belgium (http://miorgemihoublon.be)

Enjoyed @ a hotel room in Luxembourg :/

A: Pours a nice orange to amber cloudy color forming a big and solid, and creamy white head. Excellent retention and tons of soapy and lingering lacings left in the glass

S: Excellent smell of fresh and flowery hops. Very citric, quite American profile. Notes of orange, orange zest and sweet grains. American style IPA with some touches of Belgian bready yeasts

T: Dry, grainy, crispy and bitter. Sweet pale malts. Fruity with notes of orange and orange zest. A bit bready with a huge hops bitterness in the end...

M: Light to medium body. Citrus hops bitter aftertaste

O: Excellent drinkability. Excellent IPA. Quite American to a Belgian IPA but absolutely recommended anyway

eduardolinhalis, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of SimonTja
4/5  rDev +2.3%

SimonTja, Mar 30, 2014
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Belle-Fleur from Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar
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