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Bière De Miel Biologique - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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295 Ratings

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Ratings: 295
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 14
Gots: 7 | 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 sabrills70
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml cork and caged green bottle with 2.004 on the cork. Pours a hazy medium gold with a 3 finger head that faded rather quickly and OK lace. Initial smell of skunkiness upon opening, but not noticed again. Good yeast and honey aromas with a bit of apple. Good honey and yeast flavor as well as wheat malt. Apple flavors as well. A bit of harsh alcoholic taste, but not much. Good drinkability considering its 8% ABV. A good summertime beer, but not a lawnmower beer. Decent but there are much better Saisons out there

Photo of clvand0
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew pours a cloudy amber/orange color with a small head that falls fast and doesn't leave much lacing on the glass. The aroma is very sweet with a lot of honey character. There's some yeast character and a little alcohol also. The flavor is much like the nose. Lots of sweet honey flavors along with some alcoholic kick and a flowery character. Complex and interesting. I like it. The body is moderate and the drinkability is pretty good for the level of alcohol.

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.

Photo of SkeeterHawk
4.22/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a very slightly hazy golden yellow color with a fluffy half-inch of white foam. There are many bubbles rising to maintain the head at about ¼”. There is some lacing left on the glass after drinking.

Aroma: Very dry and bready aromatics with a noticeably sweet and floral presence that I would guess is from the honey. There is a light, but inviting citrusy thing going on in the background. There seems to be a floral component added by hops too that becomes more noticeable as the beer warms a bit.

Taste: There is some noticeable sweetness that you get in the beginning, but then the fruity flavors start to take over and drive the whole tasting experience. The middle of the profile is well carbonated but still very slick and creamy. The creamy thing doesn’t last long as the grainy/bready flavors take over and lead you into the finish. Late in the finish, there is a pleasant floral flavor that reminds me of honeysuckle.

Opinion: I have tried this beer in the past, and I don’t remember being too impressed with it…but now I recant that thought. This is a really tasty beer. It is a tad grainy for my taste, but this isn’t a bad thing.

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

Pours a hazy golden color with a fluffy one inch head that slowly settles down to a thick cap that lasts throughout, leaving loads of lace in my glass.

Smell; there's a bit of earthy, barnyard funkiness along with some citrusy fruits that I can't quite nail down. The honey comes out as it gets a little warmer.

Taste; there's a nice lemon zest that initially hits me along with a peppery spiciness, and then that barnyard/hay funkiness steps up along with some sweet honey that makes this beer really interesting. Mouthfeel is light bodied and very smooth, and finishes a bit dry.

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

Nice lasting head and a light bronze beer with lots of haze. Nose has lots of brett, litle horsesweat, good dosed sourness, wheat and light honeynose with some cherries. Good nose overal and very funky. Taste is good also being full tasty with nice sourness and good maltyness, bretty and phenolic dry. Yes a good beer and a crossover to the geuze's. Fine and balanced mouthfeel also partly cause of good carbonisation. Yes this is enjoyable and good drinking.

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

On-tap at the Muddy Pig: Slightly murken golden color with a small dense white cap of smoothed over foam. Served in a Duvel tulip glass keeping the lacing from sticking along the inside curve of the glass and always quickly dripping back down into the liquid.

Pleasing aroma of spicy grasses, lemon, honey, melon husks, sweet candy, and pepper. Quite an herbal mixture on the nose. Sweetness seems to be the mainstay with the honey and candy stuff but those spices keep poking through with balanced effort.

Taste...mmm, quite nice here, very sweet and tender with adequate showings of malt and dark lemon tones. Sweetness is akin to dark candy chews and/or melony stuff. Great little spicy finish with grasses, pepper, and alcoholic phenols floating by as the sweet malt texture continues to surge across the entire palate.

Feel is boldly set within a medium creamy body. Chewy in some respects as its malt texture seems to really stay forward and present as the after effects of lemon, grassy hops, and spice make for nice balancing additions to its character. A malt sided Saison with nice grassy/lemon sided hops and easy goin' alcoholic touches and spice. Drinks down a bit slower after awhile, as at first, this pulls you in to drink it more, but you slow down after the malt body makes its home in your head.

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

After popping the cork on this 750 mL, what elation to read 2.001 (sic) on the cork. Catholic guilt since this baby knew what to do when I said "Come to Butthead!" with no one to share in the delight. Oh well...all the more for me.

Artistic label of honey bee hive and barrels declaring 8% ABV. Back labels drones on about 1920 Loius Dupont and malt water, ...

Eye candy: Bright glowing orange and copper hazy bottle conditioned pour topped with a dense frothy antique white head cap, leaving dense frothy hop induced lattice lace in the tulip.

Her perfume: Malty hard candy like lolipop and Jolly Rancher. Some floral Earthy aspects of wet hay but no horse blanket. Blended bouquet of some dandelion hints and apples.

She kissed me: Sweet underpinning of honey, durely, but sublime. Tang breakfast drink notes and flowery organic notes. Some mellow citrous lemony twinge. Lightly yeasty notes, grassy and sugary sweet in the warmed finish. Lingering aftertaste of flat 7-Up soda aspects.

Felt her up: Restrained carbonation with a soft medium body. Delicate feel, but plenty of flavor.

Got her digits: 7-Up and a suggestion of apple/orange. Dupont??!!! Really???!!! Coulda knocked me down with a feather! Wow! Not a carbon copy of Saison Dupont at all. A diversion worth enjoying for Saison fanatics looking for a detour.

Beer is good. Belgian happy bering.

Photo of KoG
3.31/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Looks good. Golden body with a great head that last forever and leaves a bit of lacing.

Smell is funky, like a farmhouse. Slight grain with must and a bit of honey and alcohol. Not bad, but strange.

Taste is somewhat odd as well. Slight citric punch followed by honey and apples. Alcohol is also a bit evident.

Goes down creamy smooth but dries the mouth. A decent brew and one to try if you like the "funk," but not something I would buy regularly. Might pick it up again if it's at a good price.

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.

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

This beer appeared an opaque honey color and produced a 1 1/2 finger frothy head. Aromas of light clove, mint and honey. Taste was like honey and candylike. Wheat brackground with clove and vanilla in the mix as well. Balanced mouthfeel with tingle at the back of the tongue. A highly drinkable beer. The alcohol kind of sneaks up on you though.

Photo of NoLiberty
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours with a light orange/golden hue with a slight filmy head. The aroma develops with subtle fruitiness and prominent honey characteristics. Biere De Miel sits heavy in the glass with dominant alcohol presence without actual alcohol content. It's strong flavors present alcohol and hops. Finishes with lingering hay-like qualities and subtle sweetness.

Photo of grassrootsVT
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Monks:

Biere de miel was poured a light orange/golden hue - very little head the first time, and i bit more upon the second pour [small wine glasses]. Its slight white filmy head did not linger with the liquid but left after a few sips. A beautiful honey color... an aroma of subtle fruit and honey. It sits heavy in the glass and is a most pleasant and indulgent experience. One of the best honey beers i've ever had. There is no particular flavor profile - no significant ester/phenolic or over-the-top belgian character - it sort of reminds me of a delectable and ancient beverage...but i'm a romantic and a wine glass full of honey beer is going to fill my head with visions of high-gravity sweet meads and beautiful blonde haired temptresses. It felt great in my mouth - and sat ever better in my belly. I highly recommend the experience.

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

Cloudy gold pour with a big white head in my tulip; head gradually dissipates but leaves some nice lace.

Aroma is yeasty with the honey, some mint, and a bit of fruit. Vaguely reminiscent of Saison Dupont.

Taste: The honey comes through much more clearly in the taste. It's still yeasty and somewhat tart, with the honey coming through in the finish. It lingers on the aftertaste, but it's a pretty interesting combination betwene the honey and the funky yeast. The mintiness is also a very nice touch. Mouthfeel is medium with a fair amount of carbonation.

Overall, not bad and an interesting beer, but I don't think I'll be dropping 8 bucks on this one again soon.

Photo of GCBrewingCo
3.18/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer poured into the chalice crystal clear pale golden with a low white head that worked hard but never really laced the glass.

The aroma was medicinal with honey. A slight belgian yeast spice character was shrouded by a band-aid, rubbery aroma. The honey aroma that was present was well done.

The flavor was medicinal with honey flavor, but no honey sweetness. The spice was understated and overwhelmed by the other characteristics.

The finish was dry with a lasting rubbery flavor. The body was medium. I would not suggest this beer.

750 ml corked and bailed bottle. 2.002 on cork.

Photo of Citadel82
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy though not quite cloudy sunshine yellow with a rocky white head and abundant carbonation.

Smell was grass and clover honey,

Taste was initially sweet, though not cloying, there is dfinitely honey in there, more like the whole comb was used not just the honey itself. The taste dried up nicely to a short balanced finish.

Mouthfeel was light and refreshing making this a very drinkable organic brew.

Photo of marburg
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy orange-yellow beer. An intriguing aroma of weeds, honey, mint, orange, and a bit of dry farmhouse ale funk.

Obvious honey sweetness up front -- but this really dries out quickly. Bread crumbs in flavor and texture, some disorienting funkiness, and some mild hops. Citric and creamy as well, this has some of the right characteristics to make me think it should be good. And it's OK. But whatever creates the natural cohesiveness of the great saisons, this doesn't have it.

Photo of BeerBuilder
3.18/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours to a deep yellow-orange color with a minimal off white head. The aroma herbal and yeasty with a slightly fruity melon smell. It has just a touch of honey. The flavor is light and herbal with a lightly fruity, yeasty characteristic. Nothing special. I wanna give props to Stu mutha fn Bob for drinking this bottle with me.

Photo of beerceller99
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

75 cl. bottle. Has a hazy yellow tint with a huge white head which leaves a beautiful lace. Smells of malted apples, bubblegum, and lemons. The lemony sweet follows to the taste (not too sweet, though ) with some spice flavors on the edges. Medium bodied, lightly carbonated. Has a decently bitter finish.

Not as sweet as I'd expect a honey brew to be. Reminds me of Triple Karmeliet. Very nice brew.

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.

Photo of kindestcut
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The Biere de Miel pours a beautiful gold with a fluffy white head. It has visible effervescence and the head leaves a fine lace as it slowly recedes.

The nose is quite pleasant and thankfully I note that honey is among the dominant aromas. All to often, I have to search for major ingredients but this is an easy one. I also detect a flowery aroma as well as citrus.

The taste is good, although I would say that this is a case of a fine beer toyed around with a wee too much. The honey is a nice addition but I detect too many flavors I am not so fond of including pepper and coriander.

The flavor is good but the drinkability suffers for me because of a lack of true direction. I wish the honey flavor was more pronounced. I think the brewer attempted to create a large beer but failed. Unnecessary flavors that add little to the equation are not good...all in the name of "complexity."

Finally, my true feeling for this beer is not negative. There is a bit of disappointment because I love the idea of a Belgian honey ale but I get the nagging suspicion that the same result could have been achieved by adding honey to a good tripel. I will have this again but I will know what top expect next time...and what not to expect.

Photo of silenius
4.79/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

In a Duvel glass at 50 degrees F. 2001 date on the cork. Pours a nice hazy golden orange sunset like color with an creamy off-white head that starts big then quickly recedes to a thin layer. No lacing here.

Great mix of smells with coriander, lavender, licorice, general florals (but not too sweet) and those chalky wafer candies whose name escapes me. Very inviting. No hoppy aroma detected here.

Refreshing taste for sure with a great mouthfeel! Hits with a mouthwatering burst of some mellow citrus-like character along with a sweetness that shifts into a nice spice bite. Very nice taste here that begs for roasted chicken. As it warms slightly it takes on a slight spiced apple cider aftertaste. Yum!

Mouthfeel is a slickness with a creamy carbonation that is in support to keep it cleansing. A truly impressive carbonation injection that has bubbles so tiny it is almost like a nito-tap texture. A slight drying at the end leaves my palate clean.

Drinkability is high due to the wonderful combination of smells, flavors, and textures. Superb!

I didn't think I was going to like this beer as much as I did. B. Dupont's other organic beer was good, but not impressive. This one wowed me!

This brewery produces truly impressive beers!

Photo of drewbage
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sampled straight up at the BJ's August Saison Tasting.

Beer poured into Silly Saison straight sided glass and is light golden bright and clear with a tall white head.

Aroma is of waxy flower petals and perfumed spices, rose water and a low earthiness with a strong growing sense of ginger and black pepper.

Beer starts light and crisp with a CO2 lightened body before a large honey sugared sweet runs over the whole mid palate. Spices rise up to slowly clear the sugar from the tongue and bringing a finely drying character to finish that combines dry spice with a typical Saison acidity.

Photo of dave750
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aroma is of black cherries and menthol with candy sugar coming in later.Hazy gold in color with a steady stream of fine bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. A tight, medium height, off white head doesn't last too long and leaves a ring around the edge of the beer.
A sharp, nicely bitter hop and toasted grain initial taste remains throughout. A lambic-like tartness joins in at mid-taste along with oak, walnuts and earthy influences. Hints of citrus and mint pop in and out late. A mild alcohol warmth emerges as flavor comes to a close. Body is on the thin side of medium with very good carbonation and balance.
Very interesting, hard to describe flavor. Goes down smooth and easy without much indication of the alcohol content. A very enjoyable beer

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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Bière De Miel Biologique from Brasserie Dupont sprl
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