Brouwerij Kortrijk-Dutsel

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Brouwerij Kortrijk-Dutsel
Bière de Champagne / Bière Brut
3.51 | pDev: 15.38%
Oct 13, 2016
Feb 11, 2013
Notes: None
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3 by mikr from New Jersey on Oct 13, 2016
3.79 by GRG1313 from California on Aug 21, 2016
3.65 by djrn2 from New Jersey on Oct 24, 2015
3.91 by olafphysics from Minnesota on May 18, 2015
3.64 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey on Sep 11, 2014
4.92 by Jocelynclonts from Kansas on Aug 30, 2014
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3.77/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Smakawhat from Maryland

Poured from the bottle into a champagne flute. Jan 2013/14 produced? No cork.

A real nice light lemon body, somewhat clear, with loads of fast rising cola and champagne like carbonation to keep the head going. Head is really not that big or frothy compared to most brut biers, simple off white pin head and only about two fingers tall. Decent and solid appearance.

Lovely nose and bouquet. Some light florals and dry yeast. Crisp and lots of dried fruits, apple , apricot, pear. Faint sugary lemon as well, but light on the sweetness. Real lovely.

Palate is really neutral. A good amount of crisp carbonation, but with a cider like flavor and feel. Faint washing of bready malts with some toasty qualities, but more apple like cider flavors hit on the aftertaste then beer. Very light bodied with little malt depth, and slightly watery.

Overall this comes off more like large fermented cider, or cheap bubbly, than a classic brut bier.

Jul 30, 2014
3 by Halluxone from Georgia on May 27, 2014
2.5 by largadeer from California on Apr 04, 2014
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3.1/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

listed as a biere brut, i don't quite get that here, not as dry and clean as it should be to meet that style guideline, but it is plenty well carbonated. my problem here is that the green bottle has allowed this to get skunk on the nose. i only loosely get the belgian yeast through the stench, not nice. in taste i get a little better vibe, but its gone off. not sure how long these bottles have been sitting, but for 18 bucks a pop, buyer beware that unless this has been kept dark, its likely skunked as well. i can see the potential of the fresh beer though, and respect what it might have been. light white wheat malt, dry belgian yeast and effervescent bubbles. a refreshing summertime toaster, worthy of celebrations. in its current form its ruined. hard to get a fair take on this with my specimen. will revisit at some point.

Jan 03, 2014
4 by Bandi from New York on Dec 12, 2013
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3.76/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by metter98 from New York

A: The beer is hazy light pale yellow in color and has a small stream of visible carbonation rising from the center of the glass. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a patch of bubbles on the surface and a thick collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of fruity white wine are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has initial flavors of fruity white wine, which transitions to flavors of dry white wine towards the finish. Little if any alcohol is perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is some dryness, which is mostly noticeable in the finish and lingers through the aftertaste.
O: This beer has very good drinkability because it hides its alcohol very well. I liked how it exhibited both fruity and dry flavors.

Dec 12, 2013
3.75 by jaydoc from Kansas on Nov 28, 2013
3 by Coren from Belgium on Oct 17, 2013
3.5 by GraduatedCashew from California on Sep 23, 2013
4.25 by Janeinma from Massachusetts on Sep 17, 2013
2.75 by Aisha from Massachusetts on Sep 16, 2013
3 by mendvicdog from Maryland on Sep 10, 2013
3.75 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania on Sep 05, 2013
3 by beernads from Florida on May 08, 2013
3.5 by TheBeerAlmanac from Kentucky on Apr 01, 2013
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3.74/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by macrosmatic from Florida

First - I don't know if the style I selected is correct. The bottle only says "Special Ale. Contains Barley Malt." But it struck me like champagne, which is why I picked the Biere de Champagne style.

Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into a fluted pilsner glass.

A: Clear gold, with a *huge* fluffy white head, and tons of big-bubble carbonation.

S: Fruity esters (apple, pear, grape) with vinous & barnyard funk characteristics.

T: Follows the nose, and overall seems very much like champagne in character. It has the fruity esters with a bit of funky barnyard. Dry finish, and a bit tart.

M: Champagne-like mouthfeel, light body, tons of carbonation sensation, and moderate alcohol presence.

O: I don't know about this one. It's ok, seems different than any other beer I've had. And in some respects, doesn't seem much like beer. Not bad though.

Feb 11, 2013
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