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Bellerose - Brasserie des Sources

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very good

86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.97%
Wants: 7
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie des Sources visit their website

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: charleseddy on 04-04-2012)
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5/5  rDev +27.9%

mquinn919, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of beerbuddy11735
4.85/5  rDev +24%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

My drinking beer buddy on his recent trip to France and Belgium brought back some local bottled beers for me to try. Bellerose was one he found in France. Who knew the French make some pretty great beers besides wine. This Belgian IPA pours like a typical IPA with some medium carbonation. Smell was right on with American craft IPA with hints of hops and taste was hoppy but not overwhelming so probably IBU in middle of the pack. Overall this IPA is one I like but my local beer store does not carry it.

beerbuddy11735, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of maddogg
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

maddogg, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of Guerra
4.58/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bellerose is a very  interesting beer.
Firstly for his taste. It is very original, tasty and spicy with a kind of fruity taste.
Secondly for his design and concept. Bellerose means 'Beatiful rose' in french. On the bottle and all the packaging, we can see a pin-up. She gives to that  beer a funny and glamorous touch.
I recommend that french beer 'Bellerose' for all the beer lovers who want to discover and appreciate new flavor and taste! Enjoy.

Guerra, Jul 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

ant1, Jul 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

valkyre65, Feb 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

kkmiller76, May 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

braedon_peluso, Jan 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

DELMAU, Mar 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

ceetee26, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of Adrien
4.48/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bellerose is a tasteful beer with fine aroma of litchis and citrus fruit that give to the beer a very refreshing after taste. By poring the beer into a glass, I was able to appreciate it’s nice bright colour; typical for this IPA style of beer.
What I also like with this beer is the bottle and the label itself. It gives a very French and glamorous touch to the beer with a retro and vintage look!
To sum up my "Bellerose experience", I would say it is the perfect beer to share with some friends around couple of nice French cheese!

Adrien, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of mwilbur
4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750 mL bottle into tulip.
A: Pours a clear golden yellow with moderate carbonation producing a 1/2 inch white head. Excellent retention. Hint of lacing.
S: Honey, herbal notes, sweet melon, minerally mustiness, and a pleasant subdued floral note. Quite nice.
T: Tart fruit and a dry mineral note up front. Then comes a pleasant and fairly delicate melange of herbs (very similar to a chamomile tea) and floral (lavender) notes. A distinct note of lychee. Finishes like a dry sparkling white wine.
M: Light body. Some carbonated effervescence. Lightly sweet with a slightly oily feel. Pleasantly dry finish (more wine-like, not a hoppy bitter dryness).
D: An eminently drinkable brew. Very nice for style. Delicate, complex, and intriguing. Refreshing and wonderfully sessionable.

mwilbur, Feb 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Hessian257, Mar 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

abrodsky, Feb 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

RBorsato, Mar 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Kurmaraja, Aug 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Haywire, Jan 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

DRBiser, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of flagmantho
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750mL corked & caged bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a clear body but for a few floaties. Effervescence is strong and the head is two thick fingers of frothy, pillowy ivory foam. Quite good.

Smell: sweet malt with a robust, aged quality. Not super complex, and not really strong enough to be called a funk, but merely a light farmhouse sensibility which I find dreadfully sophisticated.

Taste: lightly malty with a moderately complex phenolic character, slightly reminiscent of cloves and band-aids. It's nice and restrained, though, which I really like. This beer is classy without being challenging; an approachable entry into the style. I like it.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a well-integrated effervescence which explodes into a satisying, and surprisingly persistent, creaminess. Très bien!

Overall: as I said, perhaps not the most complex bière de garde, but one which has a subtle sophistication that really rubs me the right way. Wonderful stuff.

flagmantho, Jun 18, 2013
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4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

mizx, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of Dope
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a clear golden amber. Enormous frothy and fizzy white head. Fades very slowly with excellent head retention. Huge island of foam persists. Big fluffs of lacing everywhere on the glass.

S: A very crisp and refreshing aroma. Lots of light citrus with lemon and oranges. Light grassy notes and some yeasty bread and black pepper. All light and crisp. Very saison-esque.

T: Lots of sweet citrus up front. Lemons yes, but primarily oranges. Kinda orange marmalade-ish. Has some melon in there too, cantaloupe? Has a bit of a tropical fruit taste in fact too, too light to really identify but it's nice. Some bread in the middle. Spicy in the finish and into the aftertaste, primarily black pepper I'd say.

M: Very smooth and medium bodied. Higher carbonation gives it a fluffier mouthfeel too.

O: Very nice biere de garde. Very saison-esque but it's lighter and crisper than most with a nice hop presence (but it's no west-coast IPA of course). I guess I would describe it as a mild ipa and a saison hybrid. Tasty.

Dope, Feb 04, 2013
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4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Palest bronze with a lumpy white carpet of foam that rings and speckles immediately.
Big yeasty nose with some lemon peel and herb underneath.
Baguette crust, green apple skin, and flowers, an ester hit, maybe a bit of lychee like the label says, then Noble spice hops with a hint of tangerine peel.
Leafy herbal end and long yeasty linger. Light to medium, lively, creamy, some cling.

Nice to see France getting in on the American-influenced beers (along with Britain and Belgium) - this is pitched as an IPA/biere de garde hybrid. Three hops in here (from 3 continents, apparently), and I'm guessing there's both traditional and US in there, along with NZ tropical fruit. Adds up to a multi-layered hop kick which, together with a very soft body, makes this very easy to drink and a great dinner table beer.

StJamesGate, Nov 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

ste5venla, Jan 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

intoxabroad, Jun 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

jheezee, May 09, 2013
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Bellerose from Brasserie des Sources
87 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.