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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

97 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 5
Gots: 9 | 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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2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

Kerrie, Nov 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

Dave_Treat, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of gfreed
3.13/5  rDev -20.8%
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.

gfreed, Nov 04, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

mendvicdog, Sep 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Johnhaley1989, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of impending
3.48/5  rDev -11.9%
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

impending, Jun 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

johnnybelgians, May 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Rand_ale_Thor, Dec 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

ygtbsm94, Jan 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

MaineMike, Dec 27, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

UnknownKoger, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of laituegonflable
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
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.

laituegonflable, Oct 26, 2009
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

sholland119, Dec 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

beernads, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of gollem
3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

gollem, May 30, 2013
Photo of Sammy
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

Sammy, Oct 09, 2009
Photo of cpetrone84
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

cpetrone84, Oct 22, 2012
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3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

ccrida, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of Halcyondays
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

Halcyondays, Nov 12, 2011
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3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
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.

VelvetExtract, Oct 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

valkyre65, Aug 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

JeffreyJDavis, Jun 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

RandyKemka, Aug 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

st9647v3, Aug 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

DrBier, Jul 15, 2014
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Bière De Belœil from Brasserie Dupont sprl
88 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.