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Belle-Fleur - Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar

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88
very good

58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.64%
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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Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of metter98
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear golden yellow in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a massive two finger high white head that has excellent retention properties and consistently left a good sized head covering the surface and rings of lacing around the edge of the glass.
S: The nose has a light but interesting mixture of floral and grassy hops, lemons and spices.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has some hints of herbs and a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate with a high amount of carbonation. There is a lot of dryness throughout the taste, which particularly stands out in the finish and aftertaste.
O: The flavors in this Belgian IPA are very unique for the style. It definitely makes for an interesting beer to sip and savor.

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.51/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a dirty beige color ale with a super large dirty white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of dry floral hops with light fruity ester and some bready malt. Taste is a mix between some bready malt notes with some fruity ester and some earthy and dry floral hops with light bitter finish. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Nice offering though not something I would look for on a regular basis.

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I had no idea what I was ordering in La Trappist, Brugge on 31st Jan 2014, but at 6% ABV this was the weakest beer on-tap and as I'd never had it before I chose to try it: glad I did.

I'm no expert on Belgian IPA's but this came across as a very drinkable beer indeed.

Came slightly cloudy, orange to light amber in colour with a good white head.

The aroma was floral with a citrus lead, pink grapefruit and something more tropical and sweeter.

The taste was also citrus led, again grapefruit came to mind, with yet again a sweeter feel within the flavours. The finish was leaning towards bitter, but didn't quiet make it the whole way.

Interesting and different, glad I picked it out.

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
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 DrBier
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of John_M
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Max's during their annual Belgian fest.

The beer pours a light gold color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is pretty nice, showcasing considerable honey, vanilla and light butter. The flavor profile genenerally replicatese the nose, though there is considerable hoppy bitterness in the finish that surprised me a bit. The hops really dry out the moderate sweetness on the finish, though there's also considerable underlying spice in this beer as well. Mouthfeel is medium bodied at most, with a long, bitter, fairly dry finish. Alcohol is well integrated into the flavor profile and barely noticeable.

Pretty nice...

Photo of atrocity
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Latarnik
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of thagr81us
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from tap into a Trappe Door tulip. Poured a hazy golden yellow with a two finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, banana, spices, sugar, and super sweet. The flavor was of sweet malt, spices, banana, sugar, and subtle fruit. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. The aroma on this one was a little overwhelming as far as the sweetness aspect goes. However the flavor was a little more subdued. This made it rather enjoyable and easy to drink in comparison to the aroma. Definitely worth trying if you see it around.

Photo of dcmchew
4/5  rDev +1.5%

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.

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.6/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.71/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

Photo of muskiesman
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Bierman9
3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I picked up this 0.33l bottle directly at the Brewery during a visit on 05OCT12 with Brabander. Best by date is July 2014; pretty far out there for an IPA. Have made my pre-storm preps, so time to quaff...

Poured most (save for a bit with some yeasties) into a small tulip. It's a bright golden color, still having a touch of cloudiness. Carbo is sparse and slow, and a hard-pour produced a fluffy, creamy white head of about 1/2". The foam slowly receded, with some decent lacing left behind. It has a good nose of some rindy citrus along with hints of jammy sweetness. Has a medium body, and is fairly smooth, with a touch of airiness present.

Flavor has little to no sweetness at all, just loads of bitter, rindy hop action. It's very pithy, with bitter citrus start to finish, along with a little herbal quality at the end. It's well made, but the lack of any real maltiness and/or sweetness doesn't quite cut it for me. Prosit!

3.7/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.66/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Puffy sticky speckly whipped cream head over ruddy gold.
Iodine yeast, orange juice and flowers on the nose.
Straight pale biscuity malts with some peach, orange hoppiness, a yeast hit and maybe a bit of tea.
Tangerine rind finish and aspirin linger.
Soft, medium, some chew, a bit coppery.

Belgian yeast, US hops, not much else. Real IBUs, but doesn't hang together. Simple to the point of dumb. No great shakes.

Photo of JohnK17
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Jeffo
3.13/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Got this bottle at Geers in Gent.

From a bomber into a snifter.
Best before April 2014

APPEARANCE: A careful pour yields a 2+ finger, medium looking, fluffy white head with great retention. Hazy gamboge orange in color with medium levels of carbonation. Head slowly fades to a good foam cap and clings to the sides of the glass. A half wisp remains and leaves some good lacing all the way down.

SMELL: Medium strength nose of pale malts, honeydew melon, grapefruit notes, pine and orange peel. NIce citrus and lemony fruit aromas. Enticing for sure.

TASTE: Pine, grass and straw flavors up front. Pale and caramel malts through the middle but not much real sweetness. A lot of piney and floral bitterness at the swallow, moving into a bold and persistent aftertaste piney, floral hop bitterness and spicy, peppery Belgian yeast. Very floral and bitter with a hint of melon sweetness. Doesn't really match the nose, but there's piles of bitterness and the Belgian aspect is there.

PALATE: Medium body and quite high levels of carbonation. Light and airy on the palate, with prickly carbonation. Goes down fine and finishes slightly sticky. Too carbonated, prickly and light on the palate.

OVERALL: A good attempt, but the feel is just too light and airy for my palate. The flavor is also very bitter without any accompanying flavor, unfortunately. That wonderful hop nose didn't quite transfer very well. Still, I like this bewery and appreciate what they're doing. Cheers guys. Keep up the good work.

Photo of samEBC
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Brabander
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of safaricook
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of mattfancett
4.45/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.35/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a Fullers snifter glass. BBD April 2014.

Pours a deep copper colour with a big white head.

Smells hoppy - fruity and flowery.

Tastes hoppy too - fruity, flowery, spicy, as well as quite heavy with sweet malts, and some yeast.

Overall a decent effort, a bit heavy on the sweet and spice though.

Photo of draheim
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650mL (best before Okt 2013) into a tulip. Pours a clear honey-golden color w/ a monstrous sudsy white head, big clumps of sticky lace.

Aroma is a blend of floral Belgian yeast and floral hops.

Taste is dry pale malt, floral hops w/ a bitter bite, Belgian yeast.

Mouthfeel is soft, medium-bodied courtesy of the wheat malt and bottle conditioning.

Overall a nice Belgian twist on an American-style IPA.

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Belle-Fleur from Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar
88 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.