Belle-Fleur | Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar
Belgium

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by lanbewardin on 12-08-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
91
Reviews:
28
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
9.49%
 
 
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7
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17
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4.62/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4.49/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.47/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle served in and ordinary glass.
Bought during a business trip in Luxembourg in one of the best beershops I've ever visited, the Mi-Orge Mi-Houblon in Arlon - Belgium (http://miorgemihoublon.be)

Enjoyed @ a hotel room in Luxembourg :/

A: Pours a nice orange to amber cloudy color forming a big and solid, and creamy white head. Excellent retention and tons of soapy and lingering lacings left in the glass

S: Excellent smell of fresh and flowery hops. Very citric, quite American profile. Notes of orange, orange zest and sweet grains. American style IPA with some touches of Belgian bready yeasts

T: Dry, grainy, crispy and bitter. Sweet pale malts. Fruity with notes of orange and orange zest. A bit bready with a huge hops bitterness in the end...

M: Light to medium body. Citrus hops bitter aftertaste

O: Excellent drinkability. Excellent IPA. Quite American to a Belgian IPA but absolutely recommended anyway

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4.46/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.45/5  rDev +14.1%

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4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A favorite brewer of mine imported by the great 12% Imports!

This is balanced, tasty, and much better than other Belgian IPAs I've had.

Just yesterday I had a double IPA from a well-known CA brewer. This Bell-Fleur is so much more enjoyable!

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4.38/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From a 660ml bottle with a fairly high fill and a best before date of June 2015

A cloudy grapefruit color super foamy pour enters the glass and is crowned with a thick egg shell/yellow head that just refuses and refuses to recede. Sweet flowery hops dominate the nose with a unique aroma unlike an American IPA. First sip is super yummy, lighter in flavor than expected, yet impactful. It starts sweet then a refreshingly bitter finish takes over. I am not sure what hop or yeast is used but they are unique and complimentary. As it warms, slight citrus notes emerge. Mouthfeel is spot on thanks to near perfect carbonation. The clingy lacing is wonderful too and just adds to the overall awesomeness of this beer. I do like this beer’s malty backbone with the yeast adding a Belgium twist. Light and refreshing, I am so glad to have an IPA that traveled across the pond that tastes so very fresh. De Dochter rocks again.

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice slight grassy hops aroma, good head and head retention, mild carbonation. Amber slight copper in colour. Hoppy flavour that has a slight spice bitter dry finish

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4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22.07.2016

Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar – Belle-Fleur
Belgian IPA - 6% - 330ml – Best Before 10.2017

From the brewery’s website:
Light blonde, intensly hopped beer with dry-hopping, 6% vol.
Belle Fleur is a fresh, hoppy and thirst-quenching beer, with pronounced citrus / floral flavors. A bitter and aromatic beer for the enthusiast who is looking for the rich smell and taste of fresh hops. In terms of alcohol it is a lighter version of this beer style that is growing strongly in popularity. Very accessible and tasty, delicious on a sunny terrace. Fine as an aperitif or with spicy food.

Appearance: Bright orange and perfectly clear, like lucozade, except for the huge, brilliant white head, one of which has formed inside the bottle! Lots of lively carbonation.

Aroma: Lots of fruity new world hops on the aroma. This smells very fresh.
Taste: Earthy and sherbert like notes, hoppy middle and bitter end. Nicely balanced and not overly bitter like a lot of other modern IPA's that are around at the minute.
Mouthfeel: Slightly oily then turning dry at the end but still leaving behind a resinous coating on the palate. Slightly prickly carbonation.
Overall: A really good modern IPA from Belgium. Quite delicate for the style and very well balanced.

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4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

dark golden color with a white head that shrinks to a collar and doesn't leave tons of lace. nose and taste are tropical fruit, apricot, citrus, flowers and sweet malt. fruity hop flavors play with the malt well. slight bitterness in the back end as there should be. very nice balance. medium body, low carbonation and a soft and silky feel. much more AIPA than Belgian-style to me, but whatever... always impressed by de dochter. fun and easy to drink.

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4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty good brewery. Tried several beers and I liked them a lot.
Liking IPA's , so i'm curious about this.

Orange colour. Fizzing beer, but a good head. nice lacing. cloudy as it's poured out.
Smell is fruity: apricot, mandarine fruit, clear pine as well.
Taste is bitterness, as expected, but not crazy. Spicy as well.

Overall it's a nice beer. Always good smell, taste delivers.

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