Belle Gueule Originale | Brasseurs R.J.

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Brasseurs R.J.
Quebec, Canada

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by SixpointJMH on 02-21-2003

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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of StormAles
3.51/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JOhn_Molson
3.27/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Boo-urns
4/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FredGaudreault
2.94/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pretty decent for what it is. Nothing extraordinary but still easy to drink and pretty good when ice cold. I could see myself drinking this on a regular basis.

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Photo of EmreOz
3.88/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OneTuffPony
3.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PJT
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of VbolieuV
3.48/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

See through copper color with a really small head. In the nose you get malts, bread and some hops. For what it is I find the taste really passable, better than other cheap lagers. There's some caramel malt I guess which gives it a nice little taste.A little more hops and would be better but overall it's a good cheap beer.

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Photo of TheHammer
3.9/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Appearance: Poured with a single finger of head that didn't stick around and thus did not lace. The body is a orange amber color with excellent clarity but limited carbonation.

Smell: Simple clean caramel barley malt punctuated by a mild mix of herbal, floral and grassy hops. Warming didn't really help it's case. Nothing bad here, but a little more potency would be desirable.

Taste: Starts with a doughy milder malt with only the barest hints of straw and then kicks into gear slowly turning to a more caramel experience and then in turn slowly giving way to the aforementioned hop blend. It's beautiful in it's simplicity, but that said simple can only take you so far.

Mouthfeel: This is an all around smooth ride here as the beer transitions exceptionally well. The hops cleanse the palate leaving a pleasant mixed malt after-taste. However points do get deducted for the lack of head and the rather lacking carbonation that may have helped bring out the flavour even more.

Drinkability: Light bodied, easy to drink, low carbonation means it settles down well, no aspect of the beer really takes away from me wanting to drink it, so yeah perfect score here.

Final Thoughts: This is what a lager should be, simple, easy to drink, a degree of straw-like doughiness, malty sweetness and hoppy bitterness that you could pound back like a madman, but don't because it's got enough character and interest to be simple guzzled. Now that said, the carbonation is lacking and there's not much in the way of smell, but this one comes through where it counts. Thumbs up.

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Photo of mynie
3.63/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I went nuts on the single can section of a Montreal-area grocery store, grabbing one of everything I didn't think I could find in the states. Real neat, I know.

This pours quite dark for a generic pale: amber with a nice, white head. Smells of crisp grain and generic medium-strength hops: no adjuncts are apparent.

Tastes like it smells: I'm not picking up any corn at all; just caramel malt with some surprisingly decent strength hops. It's similar to a run of the mill English pale ale--like, say, Bass--only with a much more aggressive, North American hop profile. While the final product isn't anything I'd go to any length to seek out, it's still a lively and quaffable lager that I had no problem finishing.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
2.34/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Bright straw color with weak activity. White 1 finger head, lasts 5 minutes, with poor legs.

Aromas and flavors of corn, sweet roasted malts, a little herbal spices. High on the sugar with a syrupy feel, and bit bready.

Slick light body with moderate carbonation. Faint finish ending with a roasted malt feel, slightly bitter dry.

Overall a dull craft having faint watery adjunct flavors. Too sugary and thin, but still fresh. Even from tap it doesn't help.

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Photo of MasterOfArgos39
4/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good, clean lager with a strong taste and smell that I found to be quite appealing.

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Photo of papat444
3.53/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rugene
3.06/5  rDev -7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.02/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of Mack
2.5/5  rDev -24%

Photo of ledjip
1.75/5  rDev -46.8%

Photo of Dewso
4/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of kevofficiel
3.37/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very popular in Quebec so why not give it a try.
About smell Im a little disappointed, doesn't smell that much.
Nice gold color, light carbonation, and taste is a fruity caramel.
This beer is much better than those Budweiser, Molson Dry and some cheap beer.
For me the price is a little bit hight compare to Sleeman.
So would I recommend it ?? On special Yes.. As I said the price is a little bit high and to find a 12 pack hard to find it,, so if you find it on special go for it.

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Photo of Niceroad77
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Socialiste
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of MDDMD
3.37/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A-golden amber color with a decent off-white head and some lacing

S-bready malt, caramel, slight herbal

T-bread dough, caramel, hint of fruit, mild bitter finish

F-light body with moderate carbonation, crisp

O-average lager, better than adjunct, but not very compelling

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Photo of Noelito76
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of AnHeroicHippo
2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of Kloug
4/5  rDev +21.6%

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