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 AsburyParkJMH on 02-21-2003

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Photo of RBorsato
4.38/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Light golden with a nice off-white head and good carbonation. Smooth malty aroma and flavor; nice graininess and light nutty character. Medium bodied and smooth.

A solid lager by Canadian standards and one I would gladly go back to...

Best Before: 03/04 (notched)
Tasted: 12/18/04

(341 ml) (B. Scott)

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Photo of CliffBrake
4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

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

Photo of arnulfooxblood
4/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of Kloug
4/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of ElGallo
4/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of Dewso
4/5  rDev +21.6%

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

Ok I had try every Belle gueule of the mix pack
with rousse,pilsner,lager d'hiver and this one
an american pale lager, and this is the best (and the original, thats the name of it)

This one look the more inviting to be drink:
more head that stay until the end,with lacing and retention. Nice amber,blond color,with very fine bubbles, nice carbonation.

It smell malty

Taste is nice: malty,its well balanced
bitterness is enjoyable but not over the top.

mouthfeel is alright,quite smoothe and crisp

Drinkability is good: I would drink more of that stuff during any party or hockey game or dinner

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

Photo of Barraclou
3.77/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: It pours a nice pale straw colour with ok carbonation and some white lace on head.

Smell: It got a nice sweet aroma.

Taste: It got a good sweet taste with some good blonde attitude. Most of the time we see almost just Labatt Blue on-tap (except at some specialized / upscale pubs). This one is good alternative to all the macro crap kegs.

Mouthfeel: It was ok. Its on-tap version is good enough to be recommended.

Drinkability: I would drink more and more and more of it...

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Photo of femond
3.75/5  rDev +14%

Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.66/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer has a great bottle design with a blue Centaur backed by gold. The blue, gold and black color scheme is cool.

Pours a deep brassy gold, a little darker than Pilsner Urquell. A long lasting frothy head leaves generous accumulations of lace behind. The aroma is sweet with some grain husk and saazy hops. The taste is malty with some nice floral hop flavor and little hop bitterness. Spices and honey emerge in the middle. The mouthfeel is thick for a pale lager and rather lightly carbonated. The finish is sweet but never cloying.

This is a tastey lager, its on the sweet side but its sweetness is natural and understated. Very refreshing and worth trying.

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

Photo of andrenaline
3.52/5  rDev +7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I was rather surprised to see a 6-er at my local LCBO, and recall having it years ago when visiting Montreal.

A - Pours a nice dark golden colour, thin layer of head with little retention and no lacing.

S - Sweet corn, light caramel undertones, very bready with hints of pilsener-like grassy hop notes.

T - Reminiscent of a more flavourful mass produced lager like Canadian, but loads more bready malts and the grassy hops are also coming through quite well. Sweet corn lingers alongside a leafy bitter aftertaste.

M - No complains here, easy drinking and smooth.

O - Tasty ale, and given the style its fitting and offers up a solid dose of flavour for what is otherwise a fairly tame style. I would certainly prefer this over some other mass produced lagers.

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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 karait95
3.51/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Really nice color, a yellow-orange color but very brilliant, with a well formed head that dissipates slowly, bubbles are small, compact and many.

S: This is the poorest part, barley is sensed but is not too intense or complex.

T: It is a pleasant tasting really malty as a lager should be but somehow a short flavor.

M: A really little sweet at the beginning changing slowly to a faint bitterness that last in the tongue and something in the throat, not to intense the sweet nor the bitter.

D: Refreshing tasting with a satisfactory sensation combined with the flavor makes a good combination.

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Photo of DaveR514
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Niceroad77
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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

Photo of JOaikido
3.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Best before end od September 2006. So it is 3 weeks past due. Didn't notice anything off with it and tasted pretty much as I remembered though.

A- Golden amber. Medium head that dissipates. OK bubbliness in the beer. Very clear, no cloudiness.

S- Sweet malt with a slight floral odour. Mild. Somewhat ordinary beer smell overall.

T- Floral and grassy hops bitterness. Mild malt flavour. Like a particularly good macro or slight cut above.

MF- Ordinary, average beer feel. Nothing great.

D- Quite easy to drink. Would ge OK with most food. Not bad, but a little lacking in character.

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Photo of 01121987
3.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pour golden copper with a head that disappears to fast for my liking
aroma of malt and caramel
smooth but a little to much caramel sweetness for my liking
leaves my mouth with sweet stickyness
very drinkable but not my kind of beer.
im not impressed by it but im sure others like it.

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