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Bière De Belœil - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Bière De BelœilBière De Belœil

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BA SCORE
88
very good

93 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.16%
Wants: 4
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dupont sprl visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 05-30-2004)
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Kerrie

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -30%

11-21-2013 02:47:26 | More by Kerrie
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3/5  rDev -23.7%

02-03-2014 01:38:30 | More by Dave_Treat
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gfreed

Massachusetts

3.13/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

An atypical downer from Dupont, the color of beef bullion (made from past-the-expiration-date salty cubes) with a hint of old mushrooms in the aroma. More mushrooms in the taste, although the expected yeastiness smothers them enough to make it taste like a decent beer, but still not one up to Dupont's regular standards. It added nothing to "Port of Shadows." Eh.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 22:17:45 | More by gfreed
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

09-10-2013 13:44:45 | More by mendvicdog
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Johnhaley1989

North Dakota

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

10-05-2012 20:03:03 | More by Johnhaley1989
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impending

California

3.48/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

B-

750ml into a tulip. Pours a hazed deep amber orange with an orange hued towering head which defiantly resists receding, ridiculous dairy style clumpy froth.

Spicy sweet fruity yeasty aroma. Honey citrus apricot, and something a bit askew.

Taste of fruits and honey. Sharp but not overly dry, not as distinctively Dupont as I had hoped. The level of dry is matched by a level of undefined rind bitter. Strong phenols including a phenolic hint of zinc, green bottles are not to be trusted. Yet it remains interesting, warmth helps. Aftertaste fades quickly to an echo, to its betterment. Lively light to medium bodied mouthfeel.
cheers
jd

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2012 05:12:01 | More by impending
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johnnybelgians

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

05-13-2012 01:57:49 | More by johnnybelgians
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Rand_ale_Thor

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

12-03-2013 17:19:34 | More by Rand_ale_Thor
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

01-05-2012 07:08:49 | More by ygtbsm94
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MaineMike

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

12-27-2011 03:51:40 | More by MaineMike
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UnknownKoger

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

01-19-2012 18:35:39 | More by UnknownKoger
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laituegonflable

Australia

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice earthy orange with a nice thick haze, and hugely generous beige head that sinks all webbed out in sparse bubbling. Specks of lace but not much. Nice haze, great head. Would like more lace but otherwise near perfect.

Nose is very hoppy, and quite European in the hop character. Quite pilsenery actually, with a slight floral edge and a hint of pineapple, but mostly grassy and herbal. Bit of malt coming through but minimal. Not bad but lacks something.

Taste is very sour and quite phenolic, with a slight tangy citrus juice character on the mid followed by a longer rind kind of bitterness at the end. Quite acrid at times with lots of funk kind of character and some quite herbal phenols like Chinese medicine. Leaves a bit of a bitter hand which isn't tasty, but not overly offensive. Interesting is the best I can say about this.

Fairly nice mouthfeel, full body with some sedimenty texture, goes down pretty smooth and leaves a little dry. A good amount of slick.

Yeah, not too bad overall. Had a nice "flawed" character, with kinks that make it interesting, but not so much as to spoil the drinking experience.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2009 23:46:43 | More by laituegonflable
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

12-13-2012 15:58:46 | More by sholland119
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beernads

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

11-18-2013 04:03:50 | More by beernads
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gollem

Alabama

3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lovely amber color. Yeasty, strong. There's some caramel in it, though it stays well shy of a double. Makes good burpies: lots of carbonation. For the price ($11 for 75cl) it's a pretty decent beer, and it does go excellent with strong cheese. This is not my favorite Dupont beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2013 22:51:21 | More by gollem
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2009 00:24:08 | More by Sammy
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour is a rustic amber copper with a large bubbly off white head and a moderate lacing. The nose has a fair bit of yeast and peppery spice, dusty farmhouse notes with a lemon twang and lightly toasted biscuit to balance. Taste has less yeast to it, still nice and spicy in back lingering through the finish with toasted grains and lightly doughy malt body with a faint citrus hop in behind. Medium body with a creamy palate and assertive dry finish. Drinks more like a saison.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2012 13:05:31 | More by cpetrone84
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ccrida

Oregon

3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into my large Gulden Draak tulip, Bière De Belœil is burnt gold with a big bubbled white head that is pretty quick to dissipate, leaving light lacing.

Smell is fruity esters, tropical.

Taste is also rather fruity, with a very sharp dry biting finish, a mix of minerality and alcohol. A little caramel from the malt, develops more as it warms.

Mouthfeel is dry, medium bodied.

Drinkability is pretty good, nice stronger, slightly maltier saison.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 06:30:56 | More by ccrida
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Halcyondays

California

3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood I,

A: Pours a dark red with a small off-white head, solid retention, some lace.

S: Dark bread and yeast, hint of plum and pear.

T: Fairly dark malt for the colour and style, some hefe similarities. Classic ester flavour, nothing really huge though.

M: Medium-bodied, creamy and fluffy, smooth, easy drinking.

O: A pretty standard representation if bordering a bit on BSDA and dubbel, but still carries the gamut of flavours of the BSPA. But don't expect anything close to Duvel. That's fine, the Belgian styles are fluid and allow for a lot of experimentation as Dupont has showed lately, showing why they're one of the best out there.

Serving type: on-tap

11-12-2011 23:34:05 | More by Halcyondays
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours a cloudy, pale orange color. Head starts big but quickly dies off to a thin sheet. Speckly laced.

S-Musty and dusty with light, sweet, moldy bread. Earthy and yeasty. Light spice notes. Damp basement.

T-Again, very musty. Modest sweetness complemented by spice. Finishes a bit bready with a herby, earthy finish.

M-Softer carbonation. Medium bodied.

O/D-An interesting BSPA. Very old timey, I can see farmers blowing this bad boy back back in the day or at least something like it.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2013 01:34:47 | More by VelvetExtract
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valkyre65

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

08-07-2013 00:44:24 | More by valkyre65
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JeffreyJDavis

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

06-03-2013 15:48:59 | More by JeffreyJDavis
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RandyKemka

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

08-11-2012 23:15:00 | More by RandyKemka
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st9647v3

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

08-11-2012 22:58:03 | More by st9647v3
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

07-15-2014 02:42:18 | More by DrBier
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Bière De Belœil from Brasserie Dupont sprl
88 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.