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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

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Added by lanbewardin on 12-08-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,363
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
94
pDev:
9.14%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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6
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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

660 ml bottle served a bit past the BB date stamp.

Poured a pale amber color with a slight haze. A gentle pour raised a large, dense, bone-colored head that settled very slowly, leaving a thick layer of foam on top of the beer for a long time. Lots of sticky lacing.

Aroma - Hops, spicy yeast and bready malts in good balance. High complexity. Hints of mixed fruits including lemons, limes, grapefruit, and green apples) and traces of herbs and cut grass.

Flavor - Low funk from the Belgian yeast; ample hops; surprisingly clear input from bready malts. Hints of roasted nuts, dried fruits, pepper, and faint herbs. Nicely complex and balanced. Some lingering grapefruit bitterness in the aftertaste.

Feel - Medium body and carbonation.

Overall - A flavorful yet mild Belgian IPA. Recommended.

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Photo of Oleg85
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.52/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks opaque amber; if you pour in the yeast residue you get lovely swirls before it settles. One finger head, very airy. It settles into an honorable ring which lasts the whole time you're drinking the beer.

Hoppy smell : orange and some fruit which I know I know but can't place right now. Caramel.

Very bitter. Almost unbearably so at the beginning, but I either got used to it or it softened as the beer warmed. Overly hoppy (bitter orange mostly) though there are faint traces of caramel in there as well as bitter cocoa. Some toasted bread. Spicy and peppery. The hops overpower everything.

Very "full" mouthfeel, rich, a bit prickly. It would definitely be an easy drinker if it wasn't so bitter.

I usually don't shy away from really bitter IPAs, but this would have benefited from less hops. As it is, they don't leave enough room for the beer's other elements. I'm surprised, since this is not labeled an Imperial IPA by the brewer (which would explain the extreme hoppiness), and their other IPAs -- and more generally, their other beers -- are much more complex and well-balanced.

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4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
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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3.56/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Meyers1023
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a bottle dated February 2016, poured a murky gold color with over two fingers worth of foamy white head that stays around for a while. The smell is floral with a hint of citrus and a bit of spice. The flavor is herbal and spicy with a citrus bitterness as well. The Belgian yeast is balanced in the flavor but doesn't overpower. The feel is less than medium with very light carbonation. This is an enjoyable beer but I don't know how to explain how the flavor just stops as if there is no after taste. Other than that I thoroughly enjoy this IPA.

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4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
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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4.46/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.62/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.49/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
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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3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle bought from The Vineyard, Belfast

Poured a light golden colour with a slight haze... White head poured big, thick and foamy and faded slowly to good thick layer... lots of sticky clingy lacing...

Aroma - Lots of spicy yeast mixed with tart fruits (lemons, limes, grapefruits, sour apples), light honey sweetness, grassy and citric hops, light biscuit malts, some traces of basil and light coriander, quite floral...

Taste - Again strong spicy hop bitterness and Belgian yeastiness mixed together, lots of citrus notes, hint of green grapes and melon, quite grassy, light sugary sweetness, peppery, quite herbal, floral, alcohol just coming through..

Feel - Very sharp and dry. Light body. Refreshing and very drinkable at 6%..

Overall - An excellent example of a Belgian IPA... recommended

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