Belle Gueule Rousse | Brasseurs R.J.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kbub6f on 01-13-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
55
Reviews:
22
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
16.14%
 
 
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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of DaveR514
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Whatup14
2.25/5  rDev -35.2%

Photo of Exaltedeyes
1.5/5  rDev -56.8%

Photo of rale
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Kendo
3.08/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. Body is chestnut-amber with a small off-white head that settles quickly.

S: Sweet, caramel malt. Corn syrup? A touch of husky grain.

T: Caramel malt and toffee, with a bit of wet cardboard and minerally hop bitterness that tries to offset the malt but fails. Lingering sweetness on the aftertaste.

M: Light-to-medium in heft, feels a bit thin/watery at times. Carbonation is active and fizzy, but gentle and thus not offensive.

O: OK. Nothing special.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -28%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of kwjd
3.42/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at the Irish Embassy in Montreal. This was labeled as their house amber, but the bartender told me it was the Belle Gueule. Pours a bright red colour with very thin off-white head. Head dissipates fairly quickly with little lacing. Smells incredibly malty and sweet, caramel and quite nutty. Sweet flavour, almost no bitterness. Carbonation is quite high, I'd prefer a bit smoother. A nice enough amber.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.3/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

341ml bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance - pours a clear copper with a fair size foamy off-white head. There is lots of carbonation and there is a medium amount of lacing left on the glass. Doesn't really look all that 'red' for a red beer.

Smell - has a dry smell, slight hops and bread notes

Taste & Mouth - Low to average amount of carbonation in the mouth. Starts off somewhat dry and then finishes with a brown sugar like sweetness. It actually has a nice balance of taste.. perhaps a little too watery though.

Drink - probably my favorite of the Belle Guelle family. But even with that being said, there are much better beers out there.

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Photo of TerryW
2.38/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This is a very subdued, bland beer.

Pours clear amber with a moderate head that settles to a partial film. Sweet caramel malts, some hops. Thin mouthfeel with a slightly unpleasant metallic finish. Overall, simply an average beer at best, but with a brittle edge that makes it less than drinkable.

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Photo of Otterburn
3.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

very nice dark amber color ,full of light,clear filtered
no head,mediumm carbonation

smell like any rousse, bit malty,caramel,nutty

taste is not strong for the genre, malty,smoothe
not stong but interesting,fresh.

mouthfeel is a bit watery, small tasty after taste

Drinkability is good

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Photo of nokes
3.33/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From notes.

Poured mahogany-brown with very minimal bubbly head that dissipated quickly leaving faint lacing on the glass. The colour is really nice, but the head was underwhelming. At least there's some lacing.

Smells malty, maybe a bit sweet. Very average.

Taste is pretty nice. Malty with some sourness, a faint sweetness. Hey...nutty. And bitter afters. It's good beer. I like it.

Mouthfeel is quite reasonable; moderate carbonation and medium-bodied.

This is quite drinkable. It's a bit sticky, but not so much as to make it unpleasant.

This is a pretty good beer. I'd take this over the Keith's Red Amber I had earlier any day.

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Photo of TheLiterati
3.38/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on tap at Restaurant Le Fripon in Montreal, Quebec.

Amber in color, strong and full-bodied with a pleasant mouthfeel. I was worried that the rather malty aroma would translate into the flavor, but was pleasantly surprised to find that it was not too sweet. Quite drinkable.

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Photo of rodenbach99
3.45/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

bouteille brune de 341ml.

bière de belle couleur cuivrée, avec une mousse blanche disparce, nez très malté avec un peu de caramel, en bouche la bière offre une palette fraîche, du malt, un léger goût de caramel. elle se termine sur une finale équilibrée avec une belle amertume. bonne bière.

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Photo of jneiswender
4.02/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this beer at the Mundial de Biere in Montreal. On tap served in a tasting glass of 8oz.

Great clear garnet/brown color with a nice head that stays around and leaves some nice lacing.

The smell is nutty and sweet. Very appetizing.

The taste is nutty and malty sweet. Not heavy but not overly carbonated. A little too sweet though.

Overall, a nice session beer. I could drink quite a few of these during a hockey game.

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3.38/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this beer on tap on my trip to Canada. It pours a dark red color with minimal head and a decent amount of lacing. Aroma was non-descript, slightly nutty and sweet.

The taste was also a bit on the nutty side, with a solid caramel malt presence and just enough hops to give it balance (Canadian micro-breweries don't seem to be as obsessed about hops as their American counterparts). Overall this is a solid lager that wouldn't be bad as a sessioner.

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Photo of JOaikido
3.84/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Best before end of September 2006. So it is 23 days past date. Still tasted fine and I know this beer well so I feel no guilt using it for a review.

A- Red amber colour. Nice light beige head. Good bubbliness. An attractive beer.

S- Malt. Touch of hops. Touch of roastiness. Very ordinary.

T- Taste better than smell. Roastiness and caramell. Nice maltiness with just the right touch of hops. Lacking a little punch to be truly great. Needs to lose that slightly watery note in the middle and finish.

MF- Carbonation high but acceptable. Not too watery but could be fuller.

D- Very easy to drink. Good mealtime beer. A good everyday lager.

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Photo of Viggo
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear red/brown, small off white head, no lacing. Smell is sweet, malty and floral. Taste is sweet and malty, some chocolate and grassy hops are present. Mouthfeel is smooth, medium carbonation and medium body. Good session beer and one to try when in Quebec.

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Photo of danadeny
3.51/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a clear orangish-light brown body and billowing head. smells a a bit hopy and bready. nice roased malt front, and enough hops to ballance everything, but not much else. mouth feel is watery and finishes clean and dry. drinkability is good, this would be a good choice for a summer session beer.

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Photo of Shiloh
3.88/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew arrived as a very deep golden hue heading towards amber. The original crown was just short of two fingers which disapated to a thick frothy full island lace with a mountainous glass cling.
Carbonation was explosive downsizing to a light summer's rain heading north.
The taste was a combination of grain, malty flowers and mildly of nuts balanced with a mid hoppiness to counter but not lead.
Body was full and smooth going down....well done.

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Belle Gueule Rousse from Brasseurs R.J.
3.47 out of 5 based on 55 ratings.
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