Belle Gueule Originale | Brasseurs R.J.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by SixpointJMH on 02-21-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,745
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
55
pDev:
17.63%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
8
Trade:
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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of Phyl21ca
3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Gold amber brew with a medium head. Small hopps taste. Nothing distinctive about this one. I had this a couple of year back and the spice taste was much stronger then the one I had recently. This is more of an everyday beer or for a hot summer days beside the pool.

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Photo of spinrsx
2.89/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

341ml bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance - pours a clear golden yelow colour with a huge foamy off-white head. There is lots of carbonation and there is a decent amount of lacing left on the glass.

Smell - Hops barley and yeast. Also a sweet corn smell.

Taste & Mouth - Low carbonation on the drink, which is surprising because it looks like there is lots. Comes across as slightly watery. Starts off somewhat dry with some hops and a breadiness and finishes light and refreshing.

Drink - An average beer, probably not something I would buy again.

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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 Canada_Dan
3.02/5  rDev -8.2%

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 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 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 Whatup14
2.5/5  rDev -24%

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 StormAles
3.51/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ElGallo
4/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of Noelito76
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of oldp0rt
2.5/5  rDev -24%

Photo of TerryW
3.16/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Probably one of the best of the lot of a mixed case of beers from this brewer, but overall still just an average beer.

Looks good enough. Clear gold with a moderate head that settles to a film. Gives a surprising amount of lace. Gentle aroma of grassy hops and bready malts. Flavour dominated by bitter hops laid down on a decent malt backbone. Finishes metallic with a lingering bitterness. Moderate nothfeel - not watery nor overbearing.

Well put together for an average brew.

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Photo of pootz
3.05/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled....poured a gold hue with orange highlights...well carbonated, 1 finger white cap reduces quickly to a fine ring. Aromas of sweet roasted malt are understated... a whisp of grassy hops. Starts sharp... prickly carbonation of a macro goes a bit creamy when the malts kick in (munich?) -finishes clean with a slight bitterness and drying...not bad, better than the premium macros but certainly lacks the characteristics I like in a Vienna (if it is in fact a vienna) too dry, too pale, not enough malt presence and way too "fizzy"....I put this in a category with St. Andre...a Vienna wannabe that misses.

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Photo of Socialiste
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Mack
2.5/5  rDev -24%

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 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 CurtisD
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Rastacouere
2.75/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Straw golden, minimal head. Cereals, light citrus and hops in nose. No surprise in mouth, it tastes pretty much what it smelled with an okay bitterness. Nothing Special I believe this to be my least favorite from the line. Is it me or those beers have been downgraded lately?

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Photo of Shiloh
3.38/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This lager pours a clear coppery colour with a thin head..The body is full. The taste is very smooth mellow and refreshing.
Very sweet to the palate with a slight hop finish..I would recomend this beer to those who prefer a sweeter product.
Not a session 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 KalanM
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of mrmanning
2.75/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle- Charred golden colour with a decent white cap. Aroma is biscuity malts and some grassy/floral hops. Good hop bite albiet a bit watery with the malts and sweetness. Mineral bread finish. I'm willing to give this one a second chance if I see it again.

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Belle Gueule Originale from Brasseurs R.J.
Beer rating: 3.29 out of 5 with 55 ratings