Joseph Bellarmin | Microbrasserie de l'ile d'Orléans

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Microbrasserie de l'ile d'Orléans
Quebec, Canada

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Fall

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Added by eat on 10-02-2009

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Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of Supergenou
3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.34/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer21
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of johnnnniee
3.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Sherbrook.
Slightly murky orange amber color with a large long lasting tightly bubbled tan head. Sweet bready caramel maltiness with plenty of citrus and pine to balance. Seems a bit sweet and malty for a double IPA, but pretty tasty beer.

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Photo of VbolieuV
3.27/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Goldon color with a nice 1-inch head that disappear quickly with goo lacing. Pretty cloudy with lots of carbonation. Really fresh smell, lots of hops and tropical fruits with a weird maltiness odor. Lots of hops in the taste too but the weird malt is there in the taste too. Taste like a bowl of Kellogg's.

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Photo of mattycasey
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 2_Shaynez
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Pours a super hazy dull gold color, no yellow shine, slight green hues on certain angles. 2 Finger off white head making its way down and leaving nice lacing.

N: Creamy, Boozy, Grassy, Pine, Citrus, Marijuana, Melons

T: The booze gave me a bit of a shake, maybe a little underhopped, There is a nice grapefruit aftertaste, a bit of spiciness. Some tropical fruit flavors are present. Different, but not bad...

M: Pretty refreshing, nice body, good carbonation, a tad boozy

O: Not bad, decent brew from a decent brewery, a bit of an off flavor tho, but still drinkable

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of smcolw
3.78/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Moderate head that settles at a regular pace, leaving some foamy lace on the glass. Pale amber color and hazy.

This brew smells creamy with a strong alcohol nose. The hop is completely floral but also very light.

The flavor matches aroma. Plenty of caramel and pale malt flavors. The alcohol is also stronger than most DIPAs. Yet, the hop is quite understated. It's present, but this certainly no hop bomb. The aftertaste is balanced and moderate. Almost oilily in the body; low carbonation.

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of TheDoctor
3.82/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pale gold with tinges of a funky green around the edges. Has a frothy white inch-and-a-half head with some lacing and good retention.

Cantaloupe, sugar, weed, hay.

Ripe melon drizzled in lime juice with a slight bitterness and some fresh cut grass.

Crisp and refreshing with good carbonation up front, underneath there is a very pervasive melon flavor (I think so at least, it is really sweet but not in the citrusy or malty way you usually get with beer), earthy, bitter finish.

Really tasty and (if not for the high ABV) a good session beer. It really is a sweet that I am not used to in most readily accessible beers. Could be hoppier to fit the style better. There are hops but it is mainly the linger hop "feeling" that you notice. There don't seem to be strong hop *flavors*. I liked it but since it is advertised as a Double IPA I expected something a little more punch-you-in-the-face bitter. Would drink again.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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Joseph Bellarmin from Microbrasserie de l'ile d'Orléans
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 40 ratings