Belle Gueule Pilsner | Brasseurs R.J.

Belle Gueule PilsnerBelle Gueule Pilsner
BA SCORE
3.25/5
58 Ratings
Belle Gueule PilsnerBelle Gueule Pilsner
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by SixpointJMH on 12-01-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,767
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
58
pDev:
16.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 58 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of Phyl21ca
2/5  rDev -38.5%
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 nickfl
3.3/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured with one finger of white head that doesn't stick around long. The body is clear and golden with light rings of lace on the glass.

S - Sweet, grainy malt and a hint of herbal hop aroma.

T - Sweet malt up front with some graham cracker and bready notes in the middle. The beer finishes with dry, grainy notes and light, grassy hops.

M - Medium body, moderately high carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - A reasonably well done euro lager, a bit light to call it a pilsner, but it has a but of hop character. Nothing to write home about, but drinkable.

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Photo of smcolw
3.91/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great four-finger head which leaves very good head on the glass. The liquor is clear and dark gold in color.

The nose features a raw grain (unmalted) smell. There is appropriate light hop in the background.

I'd describe this beer as accurate in flavor to the style. Nice blend of malt and hop with neither overwhelming the other. The body is also accurate for the style which is to say that it is moderate to low against most micros.

I received this beer in Montreal...I would recommend this for anyone who enjoys pilsners and find themself in Quebec.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.3/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle at Chez Sophie in Sept Iles Quebec
Bready grainy a bit sweet with some faint hops. For a pilsner this needs more hops!

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Photo of plaid75
3.45/5  rDev +6.2%
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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Photo of spinrsx
3/5  rDev -7.7%
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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Photo of RBorsato
3.65/5  rDev +12.3%
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 Canada_Dan
2.95/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of mynie
3.63/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It'd be silly to do so in a formal sense, but so far as my reviews are concerned, I've started to regard Quebecois adjunct lagers as their own, distinct sub-category of style. And, to me, they are the best tasting of subset of adjuncts, even if they don't quite reach the heights of Schlitz and Grain Belt.

This does not seem to be a Czech pilsener in the slightest--the hops aren't Saaz, and there's plainly some adjunct in the grainbill.

It pours medium dark with a white, retentive head. Smells earthy, grainy, and herbal: cereal, corn, hay, and bit of a Ricola. Tastes like it smells--a very nice melange, assertive but quaffable, firm but not too sweet. The finish contains some mild, pleasant esters as well as a surprising rush of hop dryness.

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Photo of papat444
3.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Whatup14
2/5  rDev -38.5%

Photo of oldp0rt
2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of StormAles
3.51/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Noelito76
2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of rarbring
3.68/5  rDev +13.2%
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 TerryW
3/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Comes across as a lightweight without the distinctive hoppiness and crispness of a proper pilsener.

Clear gold colour with a moderate head that leaves just a ring. No lace. Subdued across the board in its aroma and taste. Hops and malts present but not a particularly flavourful brew.

Drinkable but uninspired. Needs hops. Not real interesting as pilseners go.

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Photo of Mack
2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of Cycle69
3.44/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CurtisD
3/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of 4ster
3.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Shiloh
3.7/5  rDev +13.8%
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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Photo of DamageCase76
3.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of cam477
3/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of KalanM
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of mrmanning
2.68/5  rDev -17.5%
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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