Bière De Belœil - Brasserie Dupont sprl
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Reviews by mwilbur:
4.05/5 rDev +2.5%
Poured from 750 mL bottle into snifter.
A: Pours a cloudy orange-amber with 1-2 inch light tan head (tightly packed bubbles form a quasi-meringue). Good retention.
S: Bright herbal yeast notes hit first followed by spicy notes (white and black pepper in particular). Dancing in the background are caramel malt notes, mint tea, grass, and honey. An invigorating aroma.
T: Caramel malt, honey, and spicy herbal yeast upfront. White pepper, dry grass--hay, herbal tea, light toast, and candi sugar. A bitter hop note lingers throughout. Hint of apple and pear emerge with warming.
M: A distinct blend of tea-like tannins and hop bitterness...both leading to an astringent feel. ABV is extremely well hidden. Light-medium body. Clean and crisp.
D: A well-designed brew. Refreshing and yet intriguingly complex. Seek it out!
08-05-2013 03:39:40 | More by mwilbur
More User Reviews:
4.13/5 rDev +4.6%
A new one for my neck of the woods from Dupont...a must try...green bottle, caged and corked, of course.
Cork says "2.011"
Pours super cloudy darker apricot/chestnut, the beige head is over the top large and equally long lasting. Going to a meraingue and very thick and coating irregular bands of sheeting/lace. Great looking beer.
Nose of honey, flower, Belgian yeasty goodness and toasted malts.
More honey, pepper, more pepper, earthy hops and more yeasty notes. Yum yum yum.
Quality, complexity, flavorful goodness. Label says this goes well with rustic cheeses..gave it a try..they are right...will def. buy more of this one..well worth a try..Belgian lovers rejoice....
11-27-2011 02:08:27 | More by Billolick
3.68/5 rDev -6.8%
L`autre Oeil, with Mathieu. Nice Belgian pale style that is in fact cloudy brown, with a half ince of head and very yeasty.Above average mouthfeel, this is a nice drinker with any meal.There are spices in the yeast, pepper, cloves, vanila, honeyish,coriander.A little sweet.
10-09-2009 00:24:08 | More by Sammy
4.08/5 rDev +3.3%
The label looks like it is from the era of whern Moinette was initially imported to the states, but the cork says "2011" - so I'm going to assume this isn't nearly as old as it looks. In any case...poured from a caged-and-corked 750mL bottle into my Troubadour tulip:
Mahogany, cloudy body with a towering mountain of beige foam. The slow moving merengue dissipates very slowly leaving behind thick tendrils of lacing. Perpetual retention.
Lovely phenolic yeast aromatics with a touch of winter fruit and alcohol in the nose. Candi sugar, honey, and very faintly toasty malt notes are hinted at as well.
Herbaceous/floral palate entry with touches of pink peppercorn and hay. Low bitterness; faintly soapy; finishes dough-y yet slightly dry. Well balanced and unique.
Heavily effervescent, though when the carbonation does finally settle down, the body is a touch thin.
Maybe the darkest "pale" ale I've encountered - this is still packed with yeasty goodness.
03-21-2012 02:23:05 | More by augustgarage
4.22/5 rDev +6.8%
La Biere de Beloeil
750 ml bottle, corked & caged.
No apparent freshness dating.
Poured carefully from a long-standing bottle the yeast remains sedimented, and it delivers a fairly clear orange-amber body beneath a creamy head of off-white. Subsequent pours are hazy, even to the point of becoming cloudy. Head retention and lacing are decent, but not great.
In the nose it's a touch musty, gently mineralish, and sweet with juicy red apple.
Not surprisingly, the flavor follows suit. The mustiness is pleasant, and a bit stronger than what you find in the aroma. It's also just lightly mineralish, which helps to balance it in conjunction with its very firm bitterness and herbaceous finish, as it's got a good bit of sugar to it with notes of honey, apple, and berry rounding it out. There's a touch of pepper and grassiness across the middle and through the finish, and it ends dry and a touch spicy amidst a bitter, herbaceous and earthy backdrop. The 8.5% alcohol by volume remains hidden throughout a first glass, but becomes more apparent in a second serving.
In the mouth it's effervescent, but not more than mildly prickly; and it's got a dextrinous medium/medium-full body that becomes a bit creamy once it warms.
Overall it's quite charming, mainly due to its fruitiness and musty component, but also due to it's 'chubby' nature... it's a touch bigger than some medium-bodied beers, but it's not overdone with malt (or spice, or anything else). It's just complex enough to keep you interested, while still remaining very drinkable because it's not so much so that it distracts you from your conversation or meal. Quite unique, and well worth trying.
01-19-2012 23:12:53 | More by NeroFiddled
4/5 rDev +1.3%
Bottle: Poured a dark dirty beige color ale with a large foamy head with great retention and good lacing. Aroma of Belgian malt with some notes of peppery yeast. Taste is also dominated by some semi-sweet Belgian malt with some notes of peppery yeast and a final dominated by some dry floral hops. Body is full with some limited filtration and some great carbonation and no alcohol was apparent. Very complex and very well done for this fine brewery.
02-08-2008 20:08:56 | More by Phyl21ca
4.03/5 rDev +2%
Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a cloudy medium to dark orange amber, just about the color of honey. Massive very light brown head with good retention and tons of lacing. Looks very good. Aroma of light stone fruit, Belgian spicing and light caramel malt. Flavor follows, dominated by caramel malt, peach and apricot fruit overlayed by bitterness from hops and spicing. Finishes somewhat dry malt, fruit and residual hop bitterness with slight caramel aftertaste. Medium bodied, but active carbonation gives it a lively mouth feel. Flavors a bit attenuated, but pleasant. A nice pale Belgian with an interesting flavor progression.
08-14-2012 02:47:15 | More by LiquidAmber
4.09/5 rDev +3.5%
A: The beer is clear amber in color and has a high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a two finger high light beige head that has excellent retention properties and took a very long time to slowly die down, also leaving lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: The smell has moderately strong aromas of earthy yeast.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of earthy yeast but also has added complexities with flavors of biscuit and hay like malts plus hints of floral hops and fruits. Notes of peppery spices are present in the finish. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied and very dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer shares some similarities with a saison, but is much more complex in taste and is also a little fuller bodied. No traces of alcohol are detectable.
01-23-2013 02:05:23 | More by metter98
Bière De Belœil from Brasserie Dupont sprl
88 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.