Belle Gueule Houblon | Brasseurs R.J.

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Belle Gueule HoublonBelle Gueule Houblon

Brewed by:
Brasseurs R.J.
Quebec, Canada

Style: American Double / Imperial Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 25
Photo of Electros
4.14/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A little caramel colour on the pour, good head retention through. A smooth sweet taste, malty at first with a nice hop balance at the end. Perfectly carbonated. Considering the abv, quite easy on the palate.

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Photo of DaveBar
3.71/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at a Metro in Montreal Quebec 473ml can for $3.00 plus tax and deposit was around $3.50 or so. Served at 5deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a 1/2" high white head that lasts for 2-3mins before film out. Dark gold colour and filtered clear

S- Not a lot here. Some hops but not dry hopped at all

T- Nice mild sweet malt to hops balance. Very American pale ale flavored. Not too strong in any department and as expected nothing sticks out at you either.

M- Dry and a bit tart. Some creaminess on the way down

O- Nice un-offensive however uninspiring IPA. Safe on all respects makes this brew a safe one albeit predictable one. No complaining but every company should have a solid go to IPA in this American style

Food Pairing

This nice little brew went well with....... Cheese stuffed BBQ's sandwiches. Top 'em the way you like.


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Photo of VbolieuV
3.56/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

See through copper brew with a small white had with some lacing. Nice smell of fresh hops, also there's some bread aromas and malts aromas too. Good bitterness and hop flavor but there's nothing else good in it.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured alight amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of floral hops is enjoyable thought not that powerful. Taste is also dominated by a mix of floral and dry hops with some green grassy notes as well. Malt presence is pretty subdued and of limited interest. Body is about average with good carbonation. Nice enough hops profile overall while retaining the drinkability associated with the brand.

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Photo of Alexc11
3.46/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Amber color. Medium lace. Scent is hops. Taste is hoppy balanced with I want to say a hint of honey flavour which counteracts the bitterness keeping it to a nice minimum. Carbonated but has a layer of smoothness to accompany it.

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Photo of kevofficiel
3.02/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Belle Houblon. Its says this beer retired but it still on here in Montreal.
The look of it is really amber. Lots of carbonation.
The smell of it : Hops hops and hops.
The taste of it. Well taste similar like an IPA. The hops is going back on ur tongue. Not bad but, this is a copy from an IPA.
So overall would I recommend it ? Yes but if you wanna try a IPA or a Pilsner get something. This beer is unique but from belle gueule there is much better

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Belle Gueule Houblon from Brasseurs R.J.
3.53 out of 5 based on 25 ratings.
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