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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

(send 'em beer!)
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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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.74/5  rDev -5.3%

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.

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

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +1.3%

750ml bottle served in a Duvel tulip

A - Hazy reddish orange with 2 full fingers of pillowy off-white head. The head never drops below 1/2 an inch.

S - Dry and yeasty, earthy mushrooms, bready malts in the background, old bubblegum, spearmint, fruity alcohol, spiced taffy, spiced tea.

T - Spicy yeast, very spicy, nutmeg, all spice, maybe some cinnamon, very dry but there is an underlying sweetness tied to the heavy malt base, some herbal spearmint-like hops, finishes dry with yeast coating the palate.

M - Full bodied, foamy carbonation, creamy body with snappy dry finish.

Yeast and spice dominate this beer. Not a typical BSPA which is nice. A sturdy malt base brings intentions of strong sweetness but is snuffed out but the dry yeast. Very complex and ever changing through the different temperatures of the drink. Dupont delivered my expectations of this beer.

09-27-2013 21:33:33 | More by StaveHooks
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

09-18-2013 20:18:17 | More by JohnK17
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

09-10-2013 13:44:45 | More by mendvicdog
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Hellpop65

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

08-18-2013 21:47:48 | More by Hellpop65
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

3.96/5  rDev +0.3%

Bottled "L12011A". Not sure what that means other than 2011.

Beer is chestnut-brown with a large off-white head. Good retention.

Nose contains apple, bready malts, yeast, caramel. A bit of spice.

The malts are prominent in the flavour. Bread and caramel. Yeast, some fruits (apple primarily). Finishes quite dry, but overall the beer is on the sweet side.

Full bodied, moderately carbonated. Chewy. Goes down easily.

Overall, pretty good. Solid on all fronts, but not exceptional in any way. Not something to seek out, but quite enjoyable if the opportunity presents itself.

08-10-2013 19:37:34 | More by jrenihan
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Juice-O

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

08-07-2013 23:58:24 | More by Juice-O
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valkyre65

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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

Minnesota

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
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

08-03-2013 19:48:10 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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stealth

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

08-02-2013 05:04:56 | More by stealth
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MRsojourner

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-21-2013 22:38:08 | More by MRsojourner
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

07-20-2013 17:09:37 | More by djrn2
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smithj4

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

07-18-2013 01:21:27 | More by smithj4
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bluesfan1181

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

06-22-2013 00:42:53 | More by bluesfan1181
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JeffreyJDavis

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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

Alabama

3.65/5  rDev -7.6%

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.

05-30-2013 22:51:21 | More by gollem
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-21-2013 05:15:13 | More by GRG1313
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

05-19-2013 18:03:38 | More by DeutschesBier
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JDavidRice

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-16-2013 23:19:53 | More by JDavidRice
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

04-19-2013 10:28:57 | More by Thorpe429
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sammy806

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

03-29-2013 13:39:03 | More by sammy806
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.3%

03-24-2013 06:42:40 | More by HoistinBrews
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metter98

New York

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
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od_sf

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

01-18-2013 04:56:40 | More by od_sf
Bière De Belœil from Brasserie Dupont sprl
88 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.