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Bellerose - Brasserie des Sources

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BA SCORE
87
very good

81 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 81
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.97%
Wants: 7
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie des Sources visit their website
France

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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Vanz

Australia

3/5  rDev -23.3%

04-05-2014 11:41:54 | More by Vanz
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -23.3%

02-16-2013 04:10:13 | More by TheBigBoy
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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

3.18/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Coming in a 330ml slim brown bottle, BB 31/08/2014, served lightly chilled in a long-stemmed wine goblet.

A: pours a translucent dim golden colour, coming with a thin sheet of off-white foam to last and constant but moderate streams of carbonation.
S: I thought I’d be forgiven for mistaking this beer as a pasteurised malty and fruit estery brew by some larger breweries in the UK, if I was sniffing it blind-folded? Upfront comes a dense wave of thick sweetness (as of melted crystal-sugar and also boiled dark sugar cane juice) from pale malts, underlined by cooked-fruit-like esters and… sweet ginger essence(?); a swirl would bring up the more diverse aroma elements as in sweet citrus, sickly perfumy green apples, sweetened pineapples, coriander seeds, etc. Overly sweet and very unbalanced.
T: the foretaste is sour-sweet fruit estery, aromatically and sweet spicy, and very messy in terms of the overall flavour elements; the main theme has a lot of fruit esters to showcase, but quite thin-bodied at the same time with a dose of sweetness too much to float on top of an equally weak platform, while the alc. is all so easy to notice on the palate. As the beer breathes over time, the herbal/spicy esters come forward to complement the main malt and estery body, rendering an aftertaste which is tad drier and slightly chewy due to the zesty hoppiness emerging belatedly, but the lingering unwanted sweet touch is still too much to my liking…
M&O: moderately effervescent, medium-minus bodied, the flavour profile is intended to be complex but the result is a messy beer where the esters rein freely, hops fail to compete despite so much effort invested (3 hop varieties?) and the attenuation level could’ve been tuned higher to render a better drinkability. I really find very little to like about this beer, so will not try it again for sure.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2013 11:02:44 | More by wl0307
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RobertJBeer

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

11-06-2013 17:20:27 | More by RobertJBeer
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

05-10-2013 15:31:45 | More by twenty5
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.26/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Bellerose

Pours a light gold. Aroma of musty yeast and sweet grains. In the taste, quite Sweet, like refined sugar. Not very bitter. Metallic. Herbal Saaz type hops. Only faint bitterness. Alcohol is mild. Medium bodied with spritzy carbonation. Overall, this is an average, everyday table beer. The strength was there, but the flavors could have been more pronounced, this was quite light.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 05:54:41 | More by Stinkypuss
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aengleman

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

12-07-2013 23:04:22 | More by aengleman
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

03-13-2013 14:42:45 | More by Ciocanelu
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LJWalker

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

08-07-2013 13:59:04 | More by LJWalker
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CCutch

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

05-29-2013 17:02:35 | More by CCutch
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Aggro

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

05-18-2014 09:08:59 | More by Aggro
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golf4collet

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

01-21-2013 01:05:50 | More by golf4collet
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

05-21-2013 18:35:31 | More by brez8791
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

05-30-2014 15:47:29 | More by Latarnik
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

02-02-2013 05:26:03 | More by djrn2
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eric5bellies

Australia

3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Drank from my Mane Liquor tulip.

A - Pours a clear honey colour, with a two fingered head that reduces quickly, but does lace.

S - Plenty of yeast (Belgian) plenty of citrus and a little funk

T - HAs a bit of funk up front, and the hop is submerged and not present enough. The yeast too dominant. Bits of citrus and grain also present.

M - Medium body and mouthfeel.

O - Not a bad BdG but Tres Monts is a far better example.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 08:35:03 | More by eric5bellies
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thierrynantes

France

3.56/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer bottle (75 cl.) purchased from Super Market, and tasted in 2014.

Appearance : golden color, with white foamy head.
Smell : fruity and yeasty aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : fruity and yeasty flavors with light bitter finish.
Overall : a medium beer in the style Golden Ale.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 18:03:02 | More by thierrynantes
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 33 cl bottle into a teku.

A: Golden hue. Continually rising effervescence. Pours a 2 finger, tight, bubbly white hood. Settles to a thin layer of foam. A slight bit of spider web lacing.

S: Yeast, coriander, and clove.

T: Tastes like it smells... yeast a little lemon pith and some coriander and peppercorn.

M: Light and a little bitter sweet. Pepper remains in the aftertaste.

D: Sessionable.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Nice effervescence and head, a little spider web lacing. Nose is yeasty and spicy. Yeast, citrus pith, and spice. Overall, this is a pretty good quaff.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2014 01:36:35 | More by bmwats
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

04-26-2014 21:45:12 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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fionn13

Ireland

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

09-27-2013 21:38:00 | More by fionn13
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MaevaS

France

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

08-25-2013 19:14:41 | More by MaevaS
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pknyc

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

04-13-2014 21:40:04 | More by pknyc
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cnbrown313

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-01-2013 15:53:54 | More by cnbrown313
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trebbates

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

08-02-2013 14:49:51 | More by trebbates
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Hellpop65

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

01-26-2013 17:36:57 | More by Hellpop65
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Bellerose from Brasserie des Sources
87 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.