Bière De Miel Biologique - Brasserie Dupont sprl
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4.18/5 rDev +7.2%
Corked and caged 750 mL bottle served lightly chilled in a Brewer's Art chalice.
Appearance: After I easily popped the cork with an audible bang, there was wonderfully ominous gunsmoke wafting upwards. Pouring into my glass was a lovely hazy burnished brass yellow liquid that produced a quickly dissipating, but vibrantly white head. I strapped on my tasting gear and had at it. I should note that no lacing was left on the glass.
Smell: A heavenly scent of flowers, hay, mild honey, yeasts, and belgian style hops greeted my anticipating nostrils. Quite brisk and sublime. I dug it.
Taste: *sip* Ok, so there's this interesting taste akin to wintergreen meshed with pale malt sweetness that makes up the predominant flavor here. Honey made from clover, coriander, and pepper featured on the aftertastes. There's this overall sour quality to the beer. Brettanomyces?
Mouthfeel: Surprisingly light bodied. Hides it's booze quite well. Very smooth and crisp. Aftertastes linger lightly on the palate.
Drinkability: A lovely beer, all around. Not for everyday drinkin', but for everyday savorin'. I bet this stuff rocks with food. Mmmm, salmon...
01-17-2004 03:01:54 | More by ManekiNeko
4.03/5 rDev +3.3%
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.
12-21-2003 02:39:15 | More by oberon
4.03/5 rDev +3.3%
being a fan of their foret, it nabbed this one up too. it pours a hazy gold with a nice plump white head. lovely. a swirl of the glass and big aromas of honey rise as well as grass/hay and yeast. the flavor is big on honey, light earthy undertones and grassy barnyard (bad word i know, but it's meant in a good way) flavors come through. sweet and mellow, its hides it's alcohol well. champagne like body, light and bubbly and a pleasure to drink. a good beer that is unique and a treat in its own special way.
$5.99 for 750ml
12-09-2003 08:21:53 | More by DESTRO
4.4/5 rDev +12.8%
Pours a serious head that leaves a nice lace. pour SLOWLY. A cloudy amber color. Nose is sweet and malty. Starts sweet, smooth and malty, finishes the same. Leaves a lot of chunky bits on the bottle of the glass. The high ABV (it's 8% now) is not really noticeable. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. $6.95 for a 750ml bottle.
10-25-2003 23:11:11 | More by jdhilt
3.93/5 rDev +0.8%
The biere pours a murky golden amber color, the head is portly in size, the structure frothy to creamy, the color a very light tan, and the residual lace a velvety sheet to seal off the glass. Sweet honey aroma, joined with malt, some yeast thrown in for good measure, a very interesting and complex nose, even a bit medicinal for the lack of a better description. Sweet honey malt at the start, the top skimpy, the finish strikingly acidic, the hops delicate in their spiciness, quite dry aftertaste, a beer that I will need to sample again to determine how much I like it.
05-13-2003 15:23:57 | More by Gusler
2.9/5 rDev -25.6%
Hazy orange color. Medicine nose (cough syrup) Thick lasting white head. Alot of clove and honey sweetness to the taste as well as big medicinal notes (pepto bismal) and a slight hop bitterness to the finish. Medium to full mouth. Too medicinal and astringent for my taste.. not my thing I guess (this is why drinability is so low).
04-16-2003 12:41:47 | More by frank4sail
4.28/5 rDev +9.7%
Lots of carbonation is apparent as the cork was launched across the room when opened. Pours a lovely bright hazy golden color with a tall, thick, and creamy white head that dissipates into a good amount of lightly sticky lace. Nose is quite floral with notes of perfume, honeysuckle, and roses. Medium in body with a very crisp and spritzy mouthfeel. Taste is sweet and fruity up front with notes of fresh honey, apricots, and lemon. Flavors then turn towards the spicy side with notes of yeast, fresh mint, and a touch of clove. Mild hop bitterness in the end leaves a dry finish with a bit of a minty aftertaste. A very nice brew, though not as good as the other Brasserie Dupont brews Ive had.
03-05-2003 20:06:55 | More by Morris729
4.22/5 rDev +8.2%
This beer popped loudly and shot the cork across the room. The yellow beer was very cloudy and had a great long lasting head. The aroma of honey and malt dominated the nose. The taste of honey was strong but the beer was not overly sweet. The three of us drinking the beer agreed that the honey taste was there but honey sweetness was not. The beer was sparkling and was very drinkable.
02-01-2003 23:31:20 | More by LarryKemp
4.22/5 rDev +8.2%
Big 750 ml green bottle. Shape of a champagne bottle. Label is faded yellow with scene of barrells sitting in a field with a bee hive sitting on top of it. "Ale Flavored with Honey" clearly labeled as well.
Cloudly golden color. Rocky white head. Smell is very much like a belgian triple, sublte citrus fruits, and rich yeasty goodness. Just a hint of honey aromas. Lots of spicy fruit flavor right up front, apricots mostly. Very much like a belgian triple. Citrus tartness is nicely done. Honey taste kicks in at the end, and is done right. Not overpowering. Just a hint. Sweetness lingers. Not sticky though. The bottom of the glass yeiled some murky yeast sediment. Hot alcohol presence also notable on the finish. Medium bodied, but highly carbonated. Paired with grilled chicken, brown rice and green beans. Very good. Worth a try.
01-14-2003 18:24:53 | More by StevieW
4.1/5 rDev +5.1%
This beer has a touch of honey in it during fermentation and that is the signature brew from this brewery - It was famous for it after it opened in 1844. This beer is exceptionally good - not great but definitely good. Fruity nose thick creamy like head. Cloudy golden white colour. I really enjoyed this one. The hops are on the mild side for my palate but still good. The maltiness is contrasted by the sharpness of fermented honey. I highly recommend giving this one a try. There is a sweet alcohol scent to it in the head as well that gives that combined with the yeast smell gives a fruity aroma.
01-13-2003 08:46:53 | More by AtrumAnimus
3.08/5 rDev -21%
Golden in hue w/ a light haze. The lively, effervescent carbonation supports a fluffy, well retained ivory white head. A waft of sweet nectar and distinctly floral honey upfront in aroma along with notes of perfume, rose petals and an odd herbal hint of dried oregano. Mild clove winds its way through, lending a unique spicy and floral melanage aromawise. Initial snap of crisp honey like sweetness is ceded by light must and mellow tart fruitiness. Herbal notes of dried oregano and perhaps rosemary continue from the aroma, and unfortunately combine with the underlying clove to form a slightly rubbery, medicinal impression. Hop bitterness is meager, but does offset malt sweetness enough to lend a fairly balanced overall profile. Fruitiness is citrusy, being comprised of light lemony tartness. Lightly bodied and well attenuated, w/ a crisp, lightly spritzy mouthfeel that belies the relative strength. Finishes dry, w/ that phenolic and herbal mix lingering on the palate. Biere de Miel is a very odd brew. It's certainly quite flavorful and unique, but that rubbery / herbal flavor creeps up in intensity and becomes distracting. Fortunately, there is sufficient complexity to prevent that flavor from being overbearing. Surprisingly light on the palate for the ABV. Bottled in 2000.
12-02-2002 18:34:49 | More by marc77
3.73/5 rDev -4.4%
[750 mL bottle, 2000]
Nice golden colored brew, with plenty of CO2 apparent in the body. A bit hazy, but I poured in a bit of the sediment (I usually wait and try a beer with the 'dregs' later). Fluffy white head quickly fades to a thin lace. Smells of spices, fruit, and honey. Aroma is almost candy-like in it's spicy sweetness. Flavor is quite good. It's spicy, with a mild fruitiness with a bit of yeast flavor thrown in. Finishes fairly dry, with noticeable alcohol and a slightly acidic tang. A bit thin and watery on the tongue, but overall a pretty good brew. Could be a good conversion brew for some wine drinkers I know.
11-07-2002 13:28:03 | More by Viking
4.6/5 rDev +17.9%
A honey beer with a nice golden color with an earthy/spicy aroma. Nice tight white head that leaves a nice lace in the glass. Has a wonderful mouthfeel that has a dry, minty finish, with almost an "apricot" flavor. This beer is a difinately worth trying, especially if you like tripels. I've had two vintages, 2000 and 2001. I have to say, the 2000 was the nicer of the two, refining the fruitiness of the beer and mellowing the carbonation out a bit.
08-23-2002 19:03:28 | More by rosebud
Bière De Miel Biologique from Brasserie Dupont sprl
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