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Belle Gueule Pilsner | Brasseurs R.J.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasseurs R.J.
Quebec, Canada
brasseursrj.com

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by SixpointJMH on 12-01-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,572
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
60
pDev:
16.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 60 |  Reviews: 24
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2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.19/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of juliendesrochers
2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of StormAles
3.51/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of rugene
2.58/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Phyl21ca
2/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottle - This one pourred a very light brew with a small white head. This brew has a light body with even lighter malt taste. Below average pils from a brewery who seems to be missing in the fresh idea department. I won't be seeking this one again anytime soon.

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Photo of CurtisD
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Noelito76
2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of Canada_Dan
2.95/5  rDev -9%

Photo of plaid75
3.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a medium straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and decent lacing.

The smell featured a soft creamy malts with a slight hop spice.

The taste was a bit muddles with an overly soft malt. Some hop spice came through, but most was dampened by the creamy, full malt.

The mouthfeel was overly creamy for the style.

Overall a tasty beer, but not the best example of the style.

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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of papat444
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of spinrsx
3/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

341ml bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance - straw yellow coloured, medium size fizzy white head, and medium carbonation. Minimal lacing.

Smell - bread/grains, a fruit like sweetness, faint hops.

Taste & Mouth - yeast, barley/wheat, above average

carbonation, sweet notes, and a dryness, almost like a white wine.

Drink - This is beer is okay, but there's many other beers I'd rather be drinking.

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Shiloh
3.7/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pilsner is just average in both outward categories, but is very good where it matters.
A hazy golden yellow offering with a small crown and adequate carbonation.
The nose is barely noticable, maybe a very low presence of yeast.
The flavour is very good and well defined. Well balanced to begin with a grainy maltiness mixed with a floral like bitterness ending slightly to the hops.
I believe to be an exellent session brew.

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2.68/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle-Grassy, grainy nose with some apple and yeast. Pours a clear sparkling gold, and caps with a thin white fizz. Slightly sweet flavours of grain and malts with a touch of floral like hops and some mineral flavours too. Light-Medium body with good carbonation.

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Photo of TheDeuce
3.14/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Belle Guele Pilsner….in a bottle….

Appearance-blond pale color into the glass, foamy white head comes up and leaves quickly. Crackly bubbled carbonation.

Smell-typical grainy nose with a small dash of hops and alcohol, the smell lingers pleasantly

Taste/Mouthfeel-light mouthfeel, more grain and a touch of hops, malt nowhere to be found, slight floral touches but they don’t really stay around or make much of an impression. Taste is somewhat balanced and pleasant, ok smoothness down a pretty clean finish that leaves a last touch of cooked corn.

Overall-a pleasant pilsner, would’ve liked to have seen more fullness or some hops and other character added but this is mildly pleasant and inoffensive.

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2/5  rDev -38.3%

Photo of rarbring
3.68/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A clear golden brew, a white high head, medium lacing.

Smell of pears, some lemon and fresh grass.

Tasting of white bread, some lime, and a grassy bitterness.

Medium carbonation, a fresh coarseness, a medium body and a dry finish.

A clean and nice pilsener.

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Photo of Alexc11
3.49/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Light gold color. Decent lace. Floral/citrus smell. Mlld bitterness, crisp, good tasting Pilsner.

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Photo of RBorsato
3.65/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy straw-yellow color with a full pillowy white head and decent carbonation. Light almost cooked-corn type aroma with the faintest hint of hops. Tastes much like it smells with considerable Blond Ale character. Light-Medium bodied (leans Medium) and smooth with Ale qualities.

Not very Czech-like as label states ... more of a Blond Ale (although it's not an ale) or a standard Pilsner.

Best Before: end of 03/04
Tasted: 05/12/04

(341 ml) (B. Scott)

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Photo of Organdrew
3.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

375 ml glass bottle poured into flute-style glass at around 5 degrees Celsius.

Look: Clear golden, slight orange, small head with little retention. Almost no lacing on the glass.

Smell: Very subdues, light scent of specific hops and malts. Smells like a lightweight drink.

Taste: Very light, some mild hop and malt. That common "pilsner" taste is evident and comes on near the middle of the drink. Finishes very slightly dry with subtley mild, but noticeable, hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Tastes like a lager beer, moderate carbonation, nothing too observable.

Overall: Very easy-drinking. It's a light-tasting beer with some pilsner qualities. Not bad in any way, but not special in any way. Still kind of has that cheap beer taste but not awfully horrible like some others. A nice refreshing drink in the summer or if you're in the mood for a crisp and easy-drinking beer. I would drink again, but wouldn't go out of my way to get one.

The label classifies it as a "blonde lager brewed in the pilsner style". I'd say that's not far off the mark. It's light like a lager, with some pilsner notes.

I've tried Rousse, Original, houblonée, and pilsner from Belle Gueule, and it's probably my favorite so far.

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