Belle Gueule Brassin Des Fêtes | Brasseurs R.J.

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Belle Gueule Brassin Des FêtesBelle Gueule Brassin Des Fêtes

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Brasseurs R.J.
Quebec, Canada

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by Yoonisaykul on 11-25-2010

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Photo of DannyBaldoni
3.75/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yoonisaykul
2.81/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Was happy to see this beer for the first time a few weeks ago. Something new that might be good and not too expensive. A winter offering that might be perfect to bring to holiday gatherings and have family and friends taste something different.
Finally picked it up tonight.
Poured into an ordinary IKEA 17278.

A- Very clear caramel copper. You probably won't get too much head with this one but a nice layer remains throughout the serving. Very little lacing.

S- Caramel. Smells holiday-y. Not very strong though. I get cinnamon and nutmeg, not sure about anything else.

T- Taste like a slightly darker(burnt) malt, lightly spiced up Belle Gueule Pilsner. Watery. Very bad chemical bitterness which, even more than the wateriness, ruins it. Nutmeg burp which was a surprise considering how light tasting this is.

M- Medium but active carbonation. Very close to any other Belle Gueule. Doesn't feel watery like the taste does.

D- Decent I guess. Dirty after-taste but very light.
EDIT: I'm now having my fifth one of the night but I'm at the office, it's all I have and I'm really beer thirsty.

So yeah, I had high hopes for this one. If you like dirty macro beer but want some ''adventure'' this holiday season, go ahead and buy it, I recommend it. But if you want a real holiday treat... don't. It isn't really good. I'd rather drink a few good pilsners and a big winter warmer or two.

Don't think I'll be taking this to the relatives for the holidays.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a light clear copper color bock with a small foamy head with OK retention. Aroma of dry caramel malt is not as intense as I would expect from a Christmas beer. Taste is also dominated by light dry caramel malt with minimal complexity. Body is not that full with good carbonation. More bland and boring then I would expect from a Christmas type beer.

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Photo of ZorPrime
3.37/5  rDev +12%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I'm not expecting much from this brewery. They make decent beers, but nothing more than that. They don't have a reputation of making extreme beer too.

Beer color is copper, somewhat dark. Very little head. Aroma is spicy with some caramel malt. Typical christmas ale smell. Stronger smell that others beers from this brewery. In the mouth, it taste malty (caramel malts) with a dry finish. I like this. Light notes of roasted malts too. No trace of spices here, which is a downside to me for a christmas beer. However, it is in line with a bock if you as me.

Medium body. Easy to drink. A day to day beer for winter times.


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Photo of spinrsx
3.33/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

341ml Bottle from Broue Haha QC for 1.99$+tax

Appearance - Reddish brown colour with an above average size fizzy and frothy beige head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for 4-5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, dark fruits, caramel, all spice

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts and some caramel. There is also some dark fruit flavour and a very light spiciness. It ends with a malty aftertaste.

Overall - Not a whole lot of taste going on.. kind of like a basic lager with some extra malts and a touch of spice. I expected more but that doesn't mean this is awful. It has a nice taste but nothing that warrants trying again.

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Photo of Melomanemusher
2.25/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of Whatup14
2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of Organdrew
3.38/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a glass bottle into a flute glass at room temp (5 degrees Celsius)

Look: Pours a ruby-copper drink with little head and lots of bubbles. Very light lacing on the glass that quickly fades. Color is nice.

Smell: Rye, oak, banana, spices.

Taste: Comes on mostly sweet, some malt, and then banana. Some oak,. some spices, slight caramel. Doesn't have much of that cheap beer taste. Some mild hop presence.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, not too thin, somewhat syrupy. Lots of prickly carbonation. Finishes a mix of dry and sweet.

Overall: It's not bad, one of the better Belle Gueule brews in my opinion. Some different flavors popping in and out. A bit of Christmas character. It met my expectations. I'd say it's about 50/50 malt and hop, maybe leaning a bit more on the malt side, but the hope is definitely present, or that could be some spices. For the style, I'm not an expert on bock, but I think being categorized as a "Strong lager" is perhaps a close approximation.

It's still a cheap beer so don't expect a grand slam. Although it is good imo.

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Photo of kevofficiel
3.33/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Belle Gueule Brassin Des Fêtes from Brasseurs R.J. I bought in a 15 packs for 15,99$

Look: Red, brown color. 1 finger of white head.

Smell: Caramel and spieces but very light

Taste: Malt with light Caramel

Feel: Watery and carbonation. The aftertaste is more pleasant with the caramel back but on the light side.

So overall would I recommend it ? Sure I mean this is a nice Winter beer. Need maybe some improvement like a higher ABV with more powerful flavor.

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Photo of kabritz
1.75/5  rDev -41.9%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Boo-urns
4.15/5  rDev +37.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AnHeroicHippo
2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of femond
2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of TheHammer
3.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KalanM
3.25/5  rDev +8%

Belle Gueule Brassin Des Fêtes from Brasseurs R.J.
Beer rating: 3.01 out of 5 with 16 ratings