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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

92 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 92
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.14%
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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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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

Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
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!

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2013 03:39:40 | More by mwilbur
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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

Alabama

3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
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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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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

New York

4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2013 02:05:23 | More by metter98
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od_sf

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

01-18-2013 04:56:40 | More by od_sf
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

11-17-2012 16:19:42 | More by ABokononist
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Swonkie

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

11-14-2012 14:33:53 | More by Swonkie
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gfreed

Massachusetts

3.13/5  rDev -20.6%
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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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
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
Bière De Belœil from Brasserie Dupont sprl
88 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.