Bon Secours Myrtille | Brasserie Caulier

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Bon Secours MyrtilleBon Secours Myrtille
Bon Secours MyrtilleBon Secours Myrtille

Brewed by:
Brasserie Caulier

Style: Fruit and Field Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 22
Photo of jrallen34
4.61/5  rDev +41.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Drank from a bottle into a chalice in Brussels

Great dark blueish purple color with decent white head on pour. No lacing here.

This beer is all about the smell and taste. Very strong smell of blueberries and a light touch of spice.

Taste is just like blueberries. My favorite lambic by far.

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Photo of Bierschenker
3.83/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Now that summer has returned to Flanders, I restart my quest for sweeter and fruitier beers. Bought this one a few times before at my local supermarket. They have a wide range of Caulier brews.

When I poured it in a chalice, a strong head developed. Very large at first, evolved in a nice thick and creamy whitish pink coloured head. The berry scent is strong.
I could describe the colour very simple: A lush dark red cherry. The beer is misty.
The odour is a combination of berries and a kind of medicinal syrup. Strong bitter-sweet.
First taste is sour, bitter and sweet at the same time. A bit tonic like with sugar. Quickly followed by the bilberry taste. Strange and unique taste of the bilberry becomes overpowering and ends with a dry feeling in the back of the mouth.
A kind of medicinal fruit tonic taste lingers on in the back of the mouth, while the tip of the tongue is still swirled in sweet bilberry.
This beer needs to be ice cold when opened.

I personally appreciate this beer for its unique character. And just because the flavour is daring and for away from mainstream taste. I can enjoy a few, but I would not be able to convince the majority.

Ut Vivat, Crescat, Floreat!

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Photo of wl0307
3.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Coming in Bon Secours' elegant long-bamboo-neck, swing-top brown bottle, BB 07/2011, served chilled in Rodenbach's slim goblet.

A: purple-ish red in colour, coming with a dark pink fluffy head that slowly settles to a thin blanket, resting on top of a moderate fizzy body.
S: a light dusty note precedes a wave of rather fresh/refreshing juicy fruits; Blueberry? Yes, it's like that, but not without hints of raspberry as well as citrus. Pleasantly juicy but not cloying, overly sour, or even cough-syrupy like many other fruit beers - just about right~~
T: surprisingly the taste is quite bitter from the beginning, scattered with medicinal and rough bitterness and tannic blueberry-skins with a special sour-bitter edge that stays pretty much throughout the drink; the beer base is very faint in maltiness, even showing a touch of wheat as in witbier, due to a more pronounced performance of hops on the overall balance. Lingeringly chewy in the very end...
M&D: fresh, but the carbonation comes a bit sharp for my palate, but the chewy palate soon glosses over it and renders a prolonged tannic palate. The bitterness is the most pronounced part of this fruity ale, making it quite different from all (just a few actually...) fruit beers that I've tasted.

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Photo of thierrynantes
3.53/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer bottle (33cl), tasted in 2007.
Appearance: red colour, beautiful pink foam , well effervescence
Smell: aromas of raspberries and strawberries
Taste and mouthfeel: beer dry, not sweet, but it's difficult for me to taste the blueberry
Drinkability: good beer traditional fruit (without added sugar), but I prefer the dark!

Review added 12-06-2007, translated from french 1-27-2008.

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Photo of JonCorbett
3.49/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2015 Vintage

Appearance: Caramel coated apple red with a slight blue cast making it more purple in the denser part of the glass, with a near fist sized whopper of pink tinged head. It is light and fluffy, and dissipates at the same rate as the octogenarian in a near mint 1934 Desoto Airflow who has forgotten where his going; and is driving in front of you on a one lane road, leaving behind him the odd spatter of speckled lacing.

Aromatics: Very fruity. Blueberry (obviously), a more tart blackberry and soury lingonberry note. Some gentle floral and green orchard leaf finds it's way into the mix in parts.

Taste: It has a very basic blueberry flavour base, that is slightly vinous, has a bit of a dusty leather quality. But it doesn't seem to have developed much of a sourness in this one, and its sweetness is fairly tame. That's not to say it is not delicious.

Palate: Very well balanced, smooth and consistent carbonation, it is dry and the bitter is barely a bitter on the palate. The finish is fairly clean with just a slight lingering in the dusty bitter which likes to sit right in the middle of the tongue. OK medium body, and their is a bit of refreshing watery feel when it passes through the sides of the tongue.

Overall: A decent fruit beer/lambic. I do enjoy mine with a bit more sweetness though, but this is a really good beer with a nice berry flavour that is not overdone. You still feel like it is beer and hasn't drifted into a sparkling wine or cider territory.

Pairing: I'd put this on the table with a nice simple inside/outside round steak with spice roasted potatoes, and green beans (maybe with a few slivered almonds) and plain old salt n pepper. This beer feels very down to earth and homey and does need to be dressed up with too fancy of flavour.

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Photo of Beer-Zombie
3.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours up a nice light pink head, brownish red colored brew. Smell of very apparent blueberries. Taste of blueberries for sure. Kind of a bitter sweet taste with a dry finish. Also some kind of medicinal artificial flavoring. Medium to light bodied, medium carbonation. Pretty interesting but definately not my first choice of a fruit beer.

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Photo of MsNitch
3.2/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a hazy purple with crimson highlights, a weak but pink tinted head that leaves no lacing

S: Blueberries and alcohol

T: The hops/yeast present an extremely delicate sour that peeks through the maze of the blueberry sweetness. A tang of malt settles on the tongue after a few sips but all around the juicy berry taste is present.

M: Dry and alcohol lingering with a slight hop holding onto the end

O: Being a 7% alcohol instead of the usual 4 or 5 of a fruit beer makes this a better choice then the usual female geared tonic, but is lacking in body. The malt is hidden and the hops are shy, but overall a nicely balanced, all be it, in the wrong direction, berry beer. You get what you pay for and you paid for a blueberry beer.

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Photo of paterlodie
3.16/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

BB 08-08. Nice pink head and a beautifull redbrown beer with co2 bubling up. Nse is lots of the blackberryarome, litle sour, sweetcandylike and overall IMO far overdone on the fruit. Taste is dry, bitter, tard and the blackberries stay in your mouth for a long time. Overall not thaqt bad but the phenolic bitterness just hangs too much IMO and also hurts mouthfeel. Drinkability is IMO OK for a fruitbeer as the fruits probably are fermented and no sugar is added afterwards.

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Photo of ThaCreep
2.9/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Nose reminiscent of blueberry, but without being excessive. The mouth is also following this trend without any syrup that is omnipresent. Quite pungent in the mouth, it does not contain much sugar. But without that tangy, somewhat tannic, the body remains fairly bland outside of the fruit mentioned above. However, even this result is rather bland and back and the body is far from complex, nor, conversely, of being easy to drink. A little too flawed for a fruit beer.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.71/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

7% ABV confirmed. Bottle served into a La Rulles glass at the Delirium Cafe in Brussels, Belgium. Reviewed from notes taken June 2010.

A: Pours a five finger head of pinkish cream, nice thickness, and great retention. Colour is a dark red sanguine. Nontransparent. Visible yeast particles.

Sm: Blueberry fruit esters. Floral hops. Other less distinct berry esters.

T: Berry throughout, but not necessarily blueberry. A very fruit estery climax. Hops are a bit messy, negatively impacting the balance. Still, it's complex enough and built alright.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with adequate coarseness through the climax to bring out the flavour more. Kind of complementary of the flavour, but not ideal - or tailored specifically to the taste.

Dr: Very drinkable and offered at a decent price by local standards. Worth a go for fruit beer fanatics, but I expected better.


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Photo of Phyl21ca
2.38/5  rDev -27%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle: Poured a deep pink/purple color ale with a nice foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma dominated by Myrtille with some cough syrup notes which I didn't particularly enjoy. Taste is also dominated by some strong notes of Myrtille with some notes of cough syrup also noticeable. This was a very weird mix and not one that I particularly enjoy.

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Bon Secours Myrtille from Brasserie Caulier
Beer rating: 3.26 out of 5 with 22 ratings