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Bellerose - Brasserie des Sources

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BelleroseBellerose

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BA SCORE
88
very good

99 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 9
Gots: 12 | 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:
Beer added by: charleseddy on 04-04-2012

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Ratings: 99 | Reviews: 24
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of oberon
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

To me this is a perfect day for a French country ale,a beautiful spring day.Pours into an oversized wine glass a clear light golden with a half finger white head leaves a sheet of lace as it settles into a frothy mass.Musty notes in the nose along with bready malts,faint leafy hops are detected as well.A little sharp and prickly in the mouth from a good amount of carbonation.Dry on the palate with real crisp breadiness, herbal sharp hops in the finish,the dryness makes it very drinkable.A quaffing country beer that is uber food friendly,a good choice to start the beer drinking day.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of thierrynantes
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

Photo of bmwats
3.67/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

Photo of InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of braedon_peluso
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of eric5bellies
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
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.

Photo of aengleman
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.86/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours amber with a large white head.
Nose shows doughy Belgian yeast, spicy phenols and orange peel.
Pretty similar flavours, more orange peel, spicy phenols, light malt and cinnamon. A little heavy on the spices but still nice.
Good moderately high carbonation.

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of RobertJBeer
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of fionn13
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Bieniek30
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of wl0307
3.17/5  rDev -19.1%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Slatetank
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

an 11.2 oz from half time enjoyed chilled slightly in a can shaped glass.

The color is deep golden with light hazed with thick white cap with average sized bead and spots of lace cling. The smell is fruity with some light apple-like aromas with mild spice esters from the yeast. The feel is good, moderately carbonated with slightly warming alcohol and spiced texture with mild sweetness and semi-dry finish.

The flavor is somewhat herbal from the hops with a light fruit tinge from the yeast which has a subtle apple/pear like flavor with mild sweetness from the malt and a slightly honey like tinge with subtle grainy quality. Overall this is a tasty bier with some nice yeast components in the flavor with mild maltiness and fruitiness making for an interesting belgian ale. I would recommend this if you enjoy the style.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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Bellerose from Brasserie des Sources
88 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.