Belle-Fleur | Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar

Belle-FleurBelle-Fleur
BA SCORE
72.5%
Liked This Beer
3.94 w/ 91 ratings
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by lanbewardin on 12-08-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,028
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
91
Liked:
66
Avg:
3.94/5
pDev:
9.14%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
18
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 91 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of Azza_G
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of Jeffo
3.17/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Got this bottle at Geers in Gent.

From a bomber into a snifter.
Best before April 2014

APPEARANCE: A careful pour yields a 2+ finger, medium looking, fluffy white head with great retention. Hazy gamboge orange in color with medium levels of carbonation. Head slowly fades to a good foam cap and clings to the sides of the glass. A half wisp remains and leaves some good lacing all the way down.

SMELL: Medium strength nose of pale malts, honeydew melon, grapefruit notes, pine and orange peel. NIce citrus and lemony fruit aromas. Enticing for sure.

TASTE: Pine, grass and straw flavors up front. Pale and caramel malts through the middle but not much real sweetness. A lot of piney and floral bitterness at the swallow, moving into a bold and persistent aftertaste piney, floral hop bitterness and spicy, peppery Belgian yeast. Very floral and bitter with a hint of melon sweetness. Doesn't really match the nose, but there's piles of bitterness and the Belgian aspect is there.

PALATE: Medium body and quite high levels of carbonation. Light and airy on the palate, with prickly carbonation. Goes down fine and finishes slightly sticky. Too carbonated, prickly and light on the palate.

OVERALL: A good attempt, but the feel is just too light and airy for my palate. The flavor is also very bitter without any accompanying flavor, unfortunately. That wonderful hop nose didn't quite transfer very well. Still, I like this bewery and appreciate what they're doing. Cheers guys. Keep up the good work.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of chrismattlin
3.3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.37/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a Fullers snifter glass. BBD April 2014.

Pours a deep copper colour with a big white head.

Smells hoppy - fruity and flowery.

Tastes hoppy too - fruity, flowery, spicy, as well as quite heavy with sweet malts, and some yeast.

Overall a decent effort, a bit heavy on the sweet and spice though.

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Photo of thagr81us
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from tap into a Trappe Door tulip. Poured a hazy golden yellow with a two finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, banana, spices, sugar, and super sweet. The flavor was of sweet malt, spices, banana, sugar, and subtle fruit. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. The aroma on this one was a little overwhelming as far as the sweetness aspect goes. However the flavor was a little more subdued. This made it rather enjoyable and easy to drink in comparison to the aroma. Definitely worth trying if you see it around.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Il_proiezionista
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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

Picked this up at my favorite beer store in Belgium, Dranken Geers. Slightly hazy yellow-orange pour with a lot of carbonation visible, and a slightly off-white two finger head with great retention and nice clingy lacing. Spicy, floral, citrus nose with hints of grapefruit, lemon, grass, and pine with just a touch of white pepper and yeast. The taste is intensely bitter with lots of resiny pine along with hints of lemon zest and pepper. Just enough caramel malt to keep it honest, but the hops are definitely the star. The mouthfeel is a bit on the fizzy side with a great tangy, bitter, crisp, dry finish. Another great beer from a small, but impressive brewery.

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Photo of SVD
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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

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

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.52/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a dirty beige color ale with a super large dirty white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of dry floral hops with light fruity ester and some bready malt. Taste is a mix between some bready malt notes with some fruity ester and some earthy and dry floral hops with light bitter finish. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Nice offering though not something I would look for on a regular basis.

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Photo of Beer-Ed
3.52/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MoohMooh
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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Photo of supermeniscus
3.54/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I think it might have been an old bottle...................

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Photo of Dimitar11
3.55/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.56/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.57/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.75

Pours amber with a fading head.
Nose shows sweet grainy and hay-like malt, some soft Belgian phenols and sweet confectionery notes. A little subtle.
More sweet hay notes as a flavour. Some spicy and floral hops as well as a little honey. An assertive bitterness round things out.
Carbonation is much too high.

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Photo of lanbewardin
3.6/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I believe this is a new beer from De Dochter. I picked it up in a 33cl bottle from Dranken Geers outside of Gent.

Its see through gold, nice white fluffy head with good lacing.
Smells like a glazed bread, belgian yeasts, hops. More yeasty than hoppy. Tastes hoppy bitter, not american IPA bitterness though, grassy like rolling around in the yard, maybe a hint of metal , kind of a weird metally taste on the end but not necessarily offputting.

Its a bit watery , its not an in your face IPA. I would consider this XX Bitter's little cousin. Its a bit simple, the highlight for me is actually the yeast on the smell it smells really good. Overall its ok, a nice addition to the IPA scene in Belgium.

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Puffy sticky speckly whipped cream head over ruddy gold.
Iodine yeast, orange juice and flowers on the nose.
Straight pale biscuity malts with some peach, orange hoppiness, a yeast hit and maybe a bit of tea.
Tangerine rind finish and aspirin linger.
Soft, medium, some chew, a bit coppery.

Belgian yeast, US hops, not much else. Real IBUs, but doesn't hang together. Simple to the point of dumb. No great shakes.

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Photo of beerpirates
3.71/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.72/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A- Pours a hazy, glowing orange color. Head is thick, doughy and lasting. Lost of sticky, thick lacing.

S-Hops are quite floral. Lemon hops as well. Spicy but the yeast is not very present or dominating here. Some lighter honey malt. Nose is restrained.

T-Floral hops, grassy hops and honey sweetness. Followed up by a spiciness that is imparted by the hops and the yeast. I enjoy how the Belgian yeast doesn't come in too assertively but I'd like more of an intense flavor here.

M-Medium bodied. Not much bitterness. Dry, no lingering flavor. Soft bubbles. Easy drinking.

O-It's a decent beer but I paid way too much for this. More mild than any $12.50 beer should be.

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Photo of Bierman9
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I picked up this 0.33l bottle directly at the Brewery during a visit on 05OCT12 with Brabander. Best by date is July 2014; pretty far out there for an IPA. Have made my pre-storm preps, so time to quaff...

Poured most (save for a bit with some yeasties) into a small tulip. It's a bright golden color, still having a touch of cloudiness. Carbo is sparse and slow, and a hard-pour produced a fluffy, creamy white head of about 1/2". The foam slowly receded, with some decent lacing left behind. It has a good nose of some rindy citrus along with hints of jammy sweetness. Has a medium body, and is fairly smooth, with a touch of airiness present.

Flavor has little to no sweetness at all, just loads of bitter, rindy hop action. It's very pithy, with bitter citrus start to finish, along with a little herbal quality at the end. It's well made, but the lack of any real maltiness and/or sweetness doesn't quite cut it for me. Prosit!

3.7/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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Beer rating: 72.5% out of 100 with 91 ratings
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