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Bière De Miel Biologique - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Reviews: 172
Hads: 316
Avg: 3.88
pDev: 15.72%
Wants: 17
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-23-2002

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Photo of Sammy
3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A nice part of the LCBO release. Lasting head on light colored body. A mild honey aroma. The taste features the honey and a significant bitterness. A spot of funkiness. That's all we got. Decent drinkability.Middling mouthfeel.A little lemon. Something unique, and akin to a Belgian pale, why we can't rate strictly by style.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, earth, spice, honey, and white grape juice aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, chalk, spice, earth, honey, and white grape juice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth and spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with flavors that are more earthy than the smell indicates to me.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a hazy golden yellow color with a fluffy white head on top. The lacing has a light stickiness to it. The smell of the beer has some grainy farmhouse aromas mixed nicely with the sweet honey aromas as well. The taste of the beer is pretty good. It's sweet and flavorful wth some light herbal notes too, The mouthfeel of this beer is smooth, nicely carbonated and light bodied. Overall it's a pretty nice brew, Worth checking out I think.

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Photo of brentk56
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy wheatstraw color with a big head that leaves a few splashes of lace

Smell: Farmhouse aroma of hay, white pepper, yeast and, of course, honey

Taste: Bready, up front, with a developing peppery herbacious flavor; the floral and honey aspects develop after the swallow and persist, along with the pepper, into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with prickly carbonation

Drinkability: I had expected this to be far sweeter, but the balance between the saison farmhouse flavors and the fermented honey is compelling

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Photo of Phyl21ca
2.53/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle courtesy of mgermani: Poured a hazy golden color ale with a medium foamy head with some average retention and some minimal lacing. Aroma of overcooked vegetable and corn is very disappointing considering the brewery while the funky yeast notes kind of redeem this one a bit. Taste is also dominated by this weird malt taste with some gross sweet notes. I am wondering if I got a bad bottle or if something turned wrong as I was expecting a lot more considering it is one of my favourite breweries. This is definitely not something I would go for on a regular basis.

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Photo of biboergosum
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

250ml bottle. An organic, strong honey saison - sure, why the hell not?

This beer pours a hazy medium golden amber hue, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly eggshell white head, which leaves little in the way of lace around the glass as it quickly recedes.

It smells of toasted bready, biscuity malt, musty, earthy honey, phenolic black pepper and clove spice, warm lemon juice, mildly astringent yeast, and leafy, herbal hops. The taste is more of the same - a thick doughy, lightly biscuity pale malt, husky, grassy honey, softly heated citrus, wafting coriander and green peppercorn spice, and a slight medicinal booze warming.

The carbonation is light, a tad frothy, yet still a bit astringent at times, the body a heady medium weight for the style, and more or less smooth, the extra weight from the honey aiding and abetting. It finishes sweet, I think - it's hard to tell, what with all the musty, herbal, and yeasty essences lurking about.

I don't think that I've ever smelled, and consequently tasted, a beer like this. It's a saison, all right, and a warm one at that, but the addition of the honey, and maybe all that organic earth mother stuff really gives this a smelly hippie (in a good way this time!) character, one that makes me want to sit back in a sunny meadow somewhere sipping away, and carrying on.

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Photo of zeff80
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a hazy orange/yellow color with a white fizzy head. It left limited traces of lace.

S - It smelled of honey, yeast and a band-aid like aroma.

T - It tasted pretty sweet. The honey flavor is not a strong as I expected. Good spicy flavors with mild caramel malt and a slight alcohol taste.

M - It was crisp, fizzy and sharp. A medium-bodied beer.

D - This is pretty good but its just not a flavor and aroma I'd want to drink alot of.

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Photo of oberon
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a somewhat hazy orange/yellow with a huge blooming head what a nice sight to see,the aroma has some smoky hints to it with some lighter honey notes.A very diferent tasting beer I get some spiciness and the spicy yeast trait with the honey coming in late but not overpoweringly so,wow this beer is prety complex.I really like this beer I am still tryin to make out the different complexities to it,a real nice find.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer pours a cloudy golden/straw color with a finger of white head.

S: Definitely has a honey-like aroma. Quite floral and sweet with a nice citrus note of orange and orange peel. Pale cracker malts and yeast round out the aroma.

T: Plenty of sweetness to this beer. A strong fruit character to the beer consisting primarily of oranges and melon with just a hint of white grapes. More of the floral honey quality that existed on the nose. A very light maltiness which provides some bread and sweetness.

M: Light to medium in body with a moderate carbonation.

O: I've passed on trying this beer for quite some time. While it was good, I don't think it would be a repeat purchase.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.73/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a hazy, straw-colored body with a short-lived white head.

Smell: Aroma of flowers and ripened bananas.

Taste: Sweetish, fruity bananas laden flavor with hints of honey, lemon juice, flowers, and spices. Finishes citric and sour.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Well carbonated. Watery texture.

Drinkability: Just another saison for me.

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Photo of jlindros
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this guy on tap at Armsby Abbey.

A: Thick frothy 2 finger head with nice lacing around the glass as it fades. Super cloudy and hazy with a pale orange brown color.

N: Very saison farmhouse like nose with some citrus, orange zest, lemon grass, slight creamy vanilla, slight oak, and some Belgian malts and yeast.

T: Also very saison farmhouse, spices, Belgian malts, yeast, some alcohol taste, citrus, lemon grass, a touch of honey, juicy, and slightly bitter, and pretty dry.

M: Semi thin with a boatload of carbonation, spicey and alcohol warmth.

F: Finishes very dry and slightly bitter, its also pretty earthy and has a slightly wild funk taste. Pretty clean finish otherwise.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was quite shocked to find that this beer really holds its honey character, even after a few years in the cellar!

The long-standing bottle poured a fairly clear golden body beneath a dollop of froth that settled shortly into a compact head of dense off-white foam.

The honey is present in the nose, but no so much as it is in the flavor. It's candy-like malt and honey are surrounded by delicate, refreshing notes of grassy hops, soft summer fruits, and a touch of peppery spice.

The flavor follows suit, but the sweet malt prevails above the yeasty fruitiness, spiciness, and hop character. Surprisingly, or perhaps not, although it's sweetish, it is well-balanced with lemon, grass, a flicker of alcohol, and specks of cracked black pepper helping to dry it a bit in the finish. This is meant to be a bit of a sipper, not a quaffer, and in that regard it works quite well.

I'd imagine that this would pair quite nicely with a soft buttery cheese and some crusty bread. It seems a bit bigger and more malty than the standard Saison Dupont, but it's an interesting beer in and of itself, and makes a nice change. Well worth trying!

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Photo of kojevergas
2.34/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

33cl brown glass bottle (Best before date December 2012) served into stemware in Ghent, Antwerp. Reviewed live.

A: Half finger head of fair cream, decent thickness, and terrible retention. Yeast-ridden hazy honey-gold colour. Nontransparent.

Sm: Honey, butterscotch, medicinal muscle spray. Floral hops. Not as bad as that description might make it sound. A moderate strength scent.

T: Honey and lavender. Cough spray. Bleh. Complicated but to its detriment. I wish it were straight simple honey. Unrefreshing. The notes on the nose are all present, but overtaken by the medicinal lavender cough spray. It's a bit similar to Vick's inhaler nose spray. Eck. Hides the alcohol fairly well.

Mf: Smooth and wet, complementing the good flavours of the body, as well as the style.

Dr: Covers up its high ABV well, but the taste is inherently flawed. Leave this one on the shelf.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cork reads "2004" Samples 10-2006

Pours evenly cloudy gold with a white head that recedes quickly and leaves a thick lace on the way down. Nose carries a slight tone of yeast with a slight sweet flair. Taste is superbly smooth. It says it is made with honey, but I get very little sweetness or honey flavor on the palate except on the end. Though I find as it got warmer the taste was smoother and a touch sweeter. Mouthfeel is just about where it should be I think. Highly drinkable. The more saisons I drink, the more I like the style, and this one has helped to further my appreciation.

Edit: Near the end of the bottle, I poured in ALL the sediment at the bottom to see how it would be different. I felt it was slightly sweeter and smoother than what i had drank without. Keep in mind this was also the warmest I had drank this brew.

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Photo of chinchill
4.23/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle served in a St. Bernardus snifter.

Pours a hazy honey-orange color with a moderate size head that settles too quickly and leaves no lasting lacing.

Aroma: Very appealing mix of light fruits, honey and hops. Some alcohol after warming.

Taste: as expected after the nose, the flavor is also quite fruity, with hints of apple juice, pears, grapes and raisins. Sweet, with a clear presence of natural honey. Somehow not too sweet, with a significant hop component that partly counters the sweetness and add some spiciness. Somehow not too sweet, with a very natural honey flavor. Nicely spicey and peppery too. Fine lingering aftertaste of spiced biscuit with honey.

Feel: Medium-high carbonation; crisp; medium body.

O: Marvelously well-crafted with excellent balance (level) and mix (aromas and flavors) of honey, yeast, malt and hops. The most honey flavor I have had in a beer, and certainly one of the best honey beers (thinking of Hopslam too). Although sweet and in rather large quantity (750 ml), I enjoyed this more and more as time passed. Extraordinary.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy amber hue, light layer of white foam, stays a sufficient length.
Nose is soft and citric, hoppy, with honey quickly commandeering this aroma and making it all it's own, but mingled with lemon and orange, nice and sweet.
Taste is smooth, rich, full malt, light hops, high on the honey on the palate, sweetly citric, the yeast and the slight sour/must that you gotta get in a saison, it all combines admirably.
This 750 ml bottle was shared among friends as the end of a line of honey ales, and came in second, behind Atlanic Brother Adam Braggot,but that's a different style, so we'l let it slide. As for this brew, I know I'll be going back for more.

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Photo of WesWes
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a hazy pale gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a pale malt scent with the addition of Belgian yeast. It smells a bit dry, yet fruity. There are some hints of sweet honey here. The taste is good. It has a pale malt palate with a smooth, warm finish. It has a dry, yet slightly sweet honey flavor. It finishes fruity with the Belgian yeast. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a fine saison. The honey adds certain good and bad qualities to the flavor. It also is a bit warm for me. I like this style to be a bit refreshing. All in all, this is a decent drinker.

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Photo of GClarkage
2.9/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

07/13/05- Purchased at Nugget Market in Vacaville, CA

Presentation- 750ml bottle, caged and corked. Not dating listed.

Appearance- Wonderful full white head, golden murky pour with very nice lacing.

Smell- Damn, you lost me here. Has that barnyard scent with some citrus fruit as well, but it also has a funky medicinal/green olive scent that is really turning me off.

Taste- Spices galore here. Too many IMO. Corriander and clove and tons of pepper. With a barage of about 100 different fruits. Way, wayyyy to much here for me. It's overkill IMO. A bit of a sweet and sour beer combined.

Mouthfeel- Moderate carbonation for a saison. Taste stays in your mouth for quite a while.

Drinkability- Not one of my favorite saisons. Can't wait to try the regular Dupont Saison though. This one was just a bit too much of everything for me.

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Photo of Gavage
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: cloudy light orange in color with yeloow highlights. One finger head lingers around a bit.

Smell: simple sweetness - honey and some grassy tones.

Taste: honey, pears, apples, soft citrus, and decent grassy bitterness rounded out with soft biscuit tones.

Mouthfeel: smooth at the start and finish. Mildly dry. Sweetness lingers briefly on the tastebuds after swallowing.

Drinkability: the sweetness could get a little old after a while, so I knock it down a notch to just below good even though this one glass was enjoyable. Definitely worth trying.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2001 cork date, Sampled August 2004
Pours a hazy gold color with a thick cream tan colored head. Sharp musty aromas great my nose as I take my first sniff of this brew. I also get notes of apple and pear as I go in for some more vigorous sniffing. Lightly sweet up front, with a thin body, and a sharp spiciness. The beer fades away and all that is left after a draught of this is a bit of menthol in the back of the throat. There are some nice apple & pear fruit notes here as well as some spice (ginger, pepper, and orange peel) and herbal notes, but nothing really seems to jump out at me. All of the classic Dupont notes are here but they seem a bit muted and washed out. There does seem to be a bit of honey character here as well, but I am afraid that the honey lightened this beer up a tad too much. Quite tasty, just wish that it had a bit more flavor definition to it.

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Photo of tempest
3.04/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Had a glass at the Muddy Pig in St. Paul. I have to say this was an interesting beer, but not one I'd order again. The hazy yellow beer was dominated by a thick, floral honey aroma and flavor. It reminded me of beers like Hops Infusion, where the brewers goes overboard on a single flavor and it no longer tastes good. This may not have been over-hopped, but something in the character has taken this beer over.

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Photo of Halcyondays
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Beachwood BBQ,

A: Pours a cloudy yellow, with a medium cap of white foam, good retention and lacing.

S: Strong smell of honey. very floral, light malt essence.

T: Tastes like Saison Dupont with honey, though the overall complexity seems to be a little lighter in this one. Malt is bready, light funk, earthy hops. Honey presence does not dominate, meady, but is almost used as a spice, very tasty.

M: Light on the tongue, creamy, realatively dry, surprising for a honey beer, but not surprising considering the style.

D: Drinkability is good, a nice refreshing saison, to add to my experiences of the Dupont lineup, I don't think they can make a bad beer.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
2.94/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Brown 25cl bottle, best before 09/2011 drank as my second honey beer (of four) during mid Nov 2010.

Poured into my 'La Chouffe' tulip, it refused to give me any sort of head, so a still, slightly hazy, golden liquid sat in my glass, looking not too beery.

The small was mildly of honey, some summery, floral notes too.

The taste was dry, yet with a heavy honey content, I couldn't take to this beer at all. Strange brew from start to finish. The worst of the four honey beers I reviewed that night.

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Photo of liamt07
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from the LCBO, 330ml into a tulip. Best before November 2014.

Hazy pale orange, white head with light lacing and mild retention. Nose has strong wheat notes, saison yeast, some honey/malt sweetness and and herbal and spice character off to the side. A bit of mint and bubblegum as well. Palate has more wheat, and herbal and minty character (Winterfresh comes to mind?). Some spice, alcohol and leaves the palate slightly drier than before it arrived. Medium feel, higher medium carbonation. Interesting, but not something I'd buy again immediately.

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Photo of Zorro
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hyper well carbonated, the cork literally blew out of the bottleneck the moment the cork cage was undone.

An opaque gold colored beer with a small and fast fading white head. I was careful when I poured this and I am certain that I allowed no yeast or sediment in but this beer never clears up in the glass when it warms.

The smell is sweet and flowery with a stronger than expected aroma of coriander. Honey is present and these bees hung around a lot of flowers. Strongly floral scented I detect lavender the most strongly and roses as a secondary flower scent in the honey.

The taste begins sweet and floral with a significant residual honey sweetness. Sweet for a Saison this has significant coriander flavor and a stronger than expected hoppy and herbal finish. There is a lingering sweet and pollen powder aftertaste to this that pleasant. If this beer has a defect it is a little on the sweet and mild side.

The mouthfeel is OK and thicker than your average Saison.

This is certainly easy to drink, it somewhat is like a mead in that it in no way seems as strong as it is. Sweet for the style and mild are what this beer does the best.

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Bière De Miel Biologique from Brasserie Dupont sprl
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