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Belle Gueule Lager D'hiver | Brasseurs R.J.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Phyl21ca on 01-20-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,812
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
18
pDev:
11.82%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 18 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of Organdrew
3.43/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Glass bottle poured into a flute glass. Served at ~6 Degrees Celsius.

Look: Pours clear, dark, red-brown liquid with noticeable carbonation and virtually no head.

Smell: Sweet, toffee, caramel, candy. Very subdued.

Taste: I liked it. Some spices and hop finish. Slight caramel. Hop bitterness is noticeable and dominant. Some slight sweetness too.

Mouthfeel: Slightly creamy mouthfeel. Lots of carbonation. Finishes somewhat dry.

Overall: Overall, it was good. Competes with some more premium macrobrews. More than I expected, but still not a high-tier drink. As a cheap beer, I can imagine it's slightly watered down. I'd really like this with a bit more punch and toned down slightly on the hop. I would drink again.

I recommend if you haven't tried. My favorite so far from Belle Gueule.

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Photo of tyronegangsta
3.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SebTBL
3.17/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Boo-urns
4/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheHammer
3.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Appearance: Poured with a nice light copper color that boasted a vey high, almost Belgian level of carbonation that produced a half finger of head that retained exceptionally and produced ample lacing.

Smell: High carmel malt with a nutty backing and some earthy hops. Warming helps bring out the smell a bit but not overtly so.

Taste: Starts with some mild chestnut notes with some malt presence that pushes forward ever so slightly before being dusted away from earthy and herbal hops that strike me as just a very barely in excess. It's unique that is for sure, and certainly more for a pale ale fan.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation does help out the end of the beer, but the hops linger for a bit too long for my liking. Transistioning is a little bumpy too.

Drinkability: On the lighter end of medium bodied, the high carbonation simple doesn't want to ever settle down on this one and I wouldn't call it smooth. That said, I still don't have any problems getting it down in short order. It's kinda odd really, it's pushing the wrong buttons but I don't seem to mind.

Final Thoughts: This is a seasonal brew for a reason, and given this brew is in June...I'm probably in the wrong season. That said, I think this would be a much better porch drinker in the fall for the time when there can be no dobut summer is over.

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Photo of VbolieuV
3.42/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

See through copper brew with a small white head. Smell like an aluminum can, with a typical lager aroma, you get some bread aromas too that are nicer. In the mouth you almost only taste the malts with some hops. Metallic taste.

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Photo of Cycle69
3.46/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kevofficiel
3.6/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Belle Gueule Lager D'hiver (Winter) on this 3rd December 2014 here in Montreal.
The look of it. Orange, yellow color on the light. Low carbonation. Nice head about 1 to 2 fingers.
The smell of it. Malt and hops, typical for a Lager.
The taste of it : Thats a good lager right here. Malt and caramel on this after taste.
So overall would I recommend it ? For a lager, damn sure. As a beer in general, yes on this winter season thats a pretty sweet tasty beer !

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Photo of Mack
2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of papat444
3.24/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle, no #freshbeer info.

Pours a light copper, good sized head but retention is average and not much lacing afterward. Aroma and flavor have a nuttiness mixed with dried fruits and a prominent metallic twang. Ok but didn't find it that great.

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Photo of AnHeroicHippo
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Whatup14
2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of oldp0rt
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Otterburn
3.8/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It looks good. Very clear, amber color, small head, low carbonation.

smell a bit nutty.malty

Taste is a bit nutty, some sweetness at the end, some bitterness at first, everythings balanced
to make a unique taste

mouthfeel is low carbonation, small bitterrness on tongue

Drinakabilty is good

bought a 15 mixpack with blond,rousse,pilsner,lagerd'hiver for 15$
good deal, for quality

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Photo of JOaikido
3.73/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

341 ml bottle.

A- Nice amber colour with coppery tinge. Smallish off-white head. OK bubbles. Attractive overall.

S- Malt and mild hops. Pleasant, but nothing original.

T- Slightly sweet malty lager. Balanced with clean tasting mild hops. Well balanced and pleasant though somewhat unremarkable. Maltier than most lagers.

MF- Fairly crisp lager feel. Less thin than many, which fits the winter lager concept.

D- Easy to drink without being too light. I liked this one.

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Photo of rodenbach99
3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brown bottle of 314ml.

A: blond, very clear with a liitle amber hue. foamy head, almost creamy, it's stayed for a long time.
S: some malt, fresh hops, herb (green odors). I wold say very green on the nose.
M: medium
T: spicy mouthfeel, nice lenght, some tasty hops on the final.

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Photo of Barraclou
3.53/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Almost each time since a few weeks, I drop by the local store, I see this brew. I didn't see so many 6-packs, but mostly 12 packs. Anyway, tonight, I am giving it a try.

Presentation: The usual 341 ml canadian beer bottle

Appearance: An interesting red / dark color with a very respectable head.

Smell: It invites you. A good blend of malts, caramel and hops. The first smell was awesome.

Taste: Good roasted malt and caramel. Not really strong, but refreshing.

Mouthfeel: Maybe a little too weak.

Drinkability: It worthes a try.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is another seasonnal beer from Brasserie RJ. This is actually a winter lager. Pourred a light colored brew with a medium head. The taste is quite light with a nice sweet aftertaste. I would have expected a stronger brew since this is a winter seasonal beer but overall it is not too bad.

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Belle Gueule Lager D'hiver from Brasseurs R.J.
Beer rating: 3.3 out of 5 with 18 ratings
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