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Bière De Miel Biologique - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
87
very good

260 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 260
Reviews: 166
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 13
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-23-2002)
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +9%

07-12-2013 00:20:31 | More by WOLFGANG
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-24-2013 14:47:41 | More by InspectorBob
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 2 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

$9 for CL at Atwoods, Somerville MA

Gold with a tight white head that only lasted a few minutes. Off with it's head. Smells like honey. Has an earthy, springtime lean too. Like motoboating mother nature after a shower. Tastes like it smells with an airy herbal bitter in back. Some dryness to help balance the sweet honey and tropical fruits underneath.

I don't often like honey beers but this was a good one.

Serving type: on-tap

06-23-2013 12:39:50 | More by donkeyrunner
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allergictomacros

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy amber with a somewhat loose foam. Looks like a couple of yeasty chunks got in this pour.

S - Nose is medicinal lemon-citrus/orange. A bit earthy/musty, fruity and floral.

T - Dry,-ish, very lightly bitter and a bit herbal. Yeasty, spicy cloves, and light fruitiness. Takes a while but the alcohol finally comes through, giving a bit more depth.

M - Medium-light. Appropriate carbonation.

D - Feels like a sipper to me. Goes down quickly for an 8%

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2013 00:20:12 | More by allergictomacros
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nh2032

New York

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

06-16-2013 22:38:34 | More by nh2032
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dwagner003

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-10-2013 23:26:58 | More by dwagner003
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle poured into a Biere de Miel snifter.

A: Pours a hazy orange color. A pleasant creamy white head settles shortly, but can be revived with a few strong swirls of the glass. Minimal wisps and patches of lacing slide back down into the glass.

S: Honeyed sweetness rides alongside biscuity malts. Slight acidic lemony tartness and hints of must. Clove-like phenol and estery aromas of nectarine. Tame herbal hop component.

T: Honey sweetness greets the palate, but is quickly countered by a subtle acidic tartness. Clovey phenols precede a delicate touch of alcohol that is barely perceptible. Biscuity malt is blanketed by the honey. Yeasty spice and a dried banana fruitiness add to the complexity. Playful tropical esters of pineapple, nectarine, and marmalade really start to pop as the beer warms. Grassy and herbal hops complete the deft balancing act. Finishes semi-sweet with some lingering honey, doughy yeast, and fading herbs.

M: Hefty medium body. Somewhat weighted feel. Slightly syrupy and chewy, presumably from the honey. A moderate amount of scrubbing carbonation lifts this syrupy texture just enough. Filling and creamy in the mouth.

O: The main attraction of this delightful nectar are its many contrasting flavor profiles. In that light, Biere de Miel is a tightrope walk. Tip the scale too far in any one direction and the beer would lose its balance and suffer. Thankfully that doesn't happen. All of these opposing flavors are able to come together and achieve a perfect harmony that rewards the drinker with a deep complexity. The sweetness, syrupy texture, and comparatively weighty body make it a great bottle to share with a friend, as either a digestif or perhaps even a primer to the meal.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 01:54:40 | More by ryan1788a5
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RickS95

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle with a date code I don't understand

There's plenty going on, just in the pour. It's got a beautiful golden copper color, but it's full of floaties and other goodness. The bottom of the bottle is about as thick as any beer I can recall and requires a pretty good swirl to mix it up. The head is standard thickness, but never fully dissipates. It's a nice looking beer.

You can smell it across the room. Very champagne like with pepper and green grape. A bit of lemon and as the bottle suggests, honey. Faint pineapple as well.

There's a strangeness to it, like most saisons, but it's just the honey. I generally don't like honey in beer, but this is superior honey. Lots of fruit, apple and green grape. Pepper spice.

Has most of the bases covered with sweetness and spice, slight bitterness, acidity, carbonation. Medium bodied. While the ABV is up there, it's masked well. The finish is dry and crisp with only the spice lingering a bit.

This is a really good beer to sit back in a recliner and sip out of a snifter so you can pick up the scents as well as the flavors. It's easy to drink because the flavors and mouthfeel are pleasant. It's got good ABV and a solid beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 02:58:37 | More by RickS95
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patrick802

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +9%

06-03-2013 21:42:41 | More by patrick802
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kelvarnsen

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

05-31-2013 21:43:14 | More by kelvarnsen
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jimctin

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9%

05-27-2013 15:41:14 | More by jimctin
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.66/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

250ml Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for $3

Appearance - Slightly hazy amber colour with a small size fizzy white coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for around 2-3 minutes.

Smell - Breads/grains, clove/yeast, honey, wet hay

Taste & Mouth - There is a low amount of carbonation and I can taste breads/grains mixed with some honey and hay. There is also some tart lemon and some yeast. It ends with tart yet sweet honey aftertaste.

Overall - Not something I'd drink a whole lot of.. but definitely an interesting brew. Not sure I've ever had anything quite like it. It has a little something for everyone taste wise.. sweet/tart/funk. Worth trying to keep things interesting.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 00:44:14 | More by spinrsx
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Surprisingly, the layer of sludge visible at the bottom of the bottle actually stayed there. The beer is therefore left translucent, albeit significantly blurred. Its golden smog imparts a rather viscous, sticky appearance; this thing definitely looks the part for a honey beer.

Bière De Miel is one interesting smelling beer. Both grainy and grassy, it showcases a selection of flavours that include corn, cantaloupe, lemon, plain white crackers, chamomile, sage and, of course, a divine wildflower honey which veils the beer in an air of sweetness and mustiness.

It's clear from the first sip that Billy Bee had no part in this recipe. The honey used is evidently of the utmost quality and was surely blended with pollen, beeswax and all (unadulterated and unfiltered). It carries with it (like a good honey should) strong floral and earthy elements that compliment the savory and spicy notes of the yeast and graininess of the malt.

I've no idea what kind of honey was used but the strong citrus accenting suggests orange blossom, the spicy grassiness reminds me of alfalfa, the leafy mintiness I imagine as eucalyptus, the flowery aspect one logically assumes maybe clover or general wildflower. These are just uneducated guesses, but they indicate the complexity and variety of flavours.

Brasserie Dupont's Bière De Miel strikes me as the ideal beer pairing for salty, tangy cheeses. Just the thought of a big bottle of this alongside some melon, berries, rustic bread, prosciutto, roasted almonds, honey-drizzled farmhouse cheeses and, of course, a bright sun and blue sky... Sheeeiit. Sounds to me like heaven on earth.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2013 16:24:10 | More by biegaman
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Foggy sediment clouding my glass, but not much settling. Sits a burnt orange color. Looks like pond water mixed with lemonade. The head looked solid before I re-topped my glass. Still holds pretty dear.

Has a distinct honey and cherry blossom aroma. A little syrupy. Decent heft from that farmhouse yeast. Very Belgique. Notes of stone fruits and pear with an almost sage-y element of spice. A burgeoning alcohol wants to make itself known, rather against my wishes. I need it to 'keep it down'.

Still a big Belgian yeast presence, but the saison notes have been blanketed by generous honey and other fruity and flowery yeast esters. Lots of pear, cherry, and apricot. Hiding beneath it all is a prominent sweetness that provides some tackiness in the feel. It creates a more syrupy body than would be expected from a beer of this style. Floral notes include cherry blossom and very light chamomile. A little peppery (with notes of wild sage) when rested on the tongue during the carbonation burst. Feels wet, still, as I wish some weight could be lifted. It would seriously promote drinkability. Anything to rush the fumes of a writhing booze note down the hatch. Instead, has a slight warming effect, especially on this warm spring night.

Glad I got to try one of these. Always saw it at my local supply store, until about a year-and-a-half ago. Spotted one on a shelf in the outskirts of town. Had to give it a whirl. Happy I did.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2013 01:47:52 | More by thecheapies
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CelticAleMan

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

05-20-2013 00:30:21 | More by CelticAleMan
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2013 22:57:32 | More by Sammy
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jmkoscie

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

05-15-2013 00:04:59 | More by jmkoscie
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Liquoric3

Germany

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-13-2013 17:34:06 | More by Liquoric3
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samEBC

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

05-10-2013 18:02:07 | More by samEBC
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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

05-06-2013 02:02:23 | More by kwjd
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soxandbeer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9%

04-28-2013 00:41:14 | More by soxandbeer
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philmen

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-27-2013 04:13:48 | More by philmen
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-26-2013 22:40:14 | More by randylangford
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chinchill

South Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2013 23:40:44 | More by chinchill
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

BB 11/2014

Beer is golden-hued with a smallish white head. Fades fairly quickly, but not totally.

The smell is intensely floral, quite perfume-like. The honey is noticeable. Yeast is also prominent, with some dry spice and light fruits. A bit bready. Unusual. In some ways I quite like it, but it gets a bit tiresome.

Taste is similar to the smell. Honey, bready malt, yeast, white pepper, light fruits. A bit of bubblegum. There is a sweetness, but overall the flavour is quite dry.

Medium bodied, moderately carbonated, smooth.

Overall, interesting and pretty good, but would not want to have it often.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2013 00:20:26 | More by jrenihan
Bière De Miel Biologique from Brasserie Dupont sprl
87 out of 100 based on 260 ratings.