Bière De Belœil - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
88
very good

105 Ratings
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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 5
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 05-30-2004)
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Photo of ccrida
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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Photo of VelvetExtract
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.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

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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.

Bière De Belœil from Brasserie Dupont sprl
88 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.