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Belle | Devil's Canyon Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: Bière de Champagne / Bière Brut

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by afrokaze on 03-20-2012

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Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of MikeWard
3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

poured from a 750ml bottle into a flute. no dating that i could see.

looks very attractive, pale yellow with lots of small carbonation. head is small and bright white.

mild aroma, slightly champagne like.

taste is also very mild, some maltiness, quite pleasant really, just no particular powerful flavor. could probably slam this all night.

feel is a tad below medium, only slightly dry at the finish.

overall, an interesting experience. likely wont be avidly hunting this style down again, but would consider it if one popped up on the shelf.

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Photo of jwswigs
3.89/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuck13
3.1/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of drummerdwzp
4.17/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mactrail
4.04/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Attractive golden brew with a modest foam in the Troubadour tulip. The warm wheat taste is so inviting. There is just a touch of yeastiness, and the dry finish does reveal the Belgian character, though rather shyly. Fruity aroma with a pleasant pear taste.

Light bodied but definitely malty. Totally drinkable, mild, and mellow, but with a Belgian yeasty zing. I think this is a category that should be explored more by American brewers. From the 750 ml bottle purchased at Whidbey Beer Works in Oak Harbor for $8.25.

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Photo of WasupBeerQueen
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Coorsy
2.96/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dental
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BAsbill
3.18/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of bostonryan
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aquazr1
3.49/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chris1919
4.08/5  rDev +14%

Photo of Raziel313
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Paccamacca
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Beervana
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of GClarkage
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of watchnerd
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Large format bottle decanted into a flute over the course of several pourings. This effervescent sparkly brew is a light lemon yellow color with a frothy persistent white head. Aroma prominently features doughy pilsener or pale malt, apple and pear-like esters along with a little Belgian yeasty funk, hard fruit candy, and faintly fragrant and earthy hay-like hops. Smells like a hybrid continental lager/Belgian or French ale, quite unique, although the aroma was subdued overall. Palate was also quite distinctive and surprising, a solid backbone of doughy sweet malts propping up a strong gooseberry hop flavor that gathered steam over the course of the session and some mellow yeast-derived phenols. There is quite a pronounced residual sweetness that almost veers into cidery territory, the carbonation is much lower than expected (or than the appearance suggests!), and the mouthfeel is almost chalky and thicker than expected. Finishes rather hoppy, more gooseberry jam and candied lemon. This beer does not jive particularly well with written descriptions of the style (e.g., Larson's "Beer Select-o-pedia", 2014) although it does convey some Belgian character and is interesting on the basis of its own merits. I probably wouldn't move mountains to obtain another bomber.

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Photo of YamagamiTravis
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of hayesjw
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Knapp85
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of BierJager89
4.06/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a translucent golden with a white head.

S: Non-citrus-forward-fruity hop character in the nose, with peach, apricot, and fruity Belgian yeast esters.

T: Malty, crisp, some apricot, funky belgian yeast, citrus.

M: Light bodied and smoothish.

O: Pretty good, though I feel like the style is more apt for a hoppier, more orange, tropical fruit-forward taste.

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Photo of thecheapies
3.34/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Straw-light gold color with a thin sizzling disc of white foam. Retention is near poor.

Dry malts with a crackery nose and a fruity push of white grape and gooseberry. Faint crispness masked by active yeastiness and vinous character. Hint of white cranberry, without the tartness.

Has too much sweetness for a Brut. Pale malt sweetness with light strawberry. Gooseberry and faint banana. Finishes a little drier with leftover carbonation. Body is wet, but boring. Does not exude crispness or real drinkability.

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Photo of wiltznucs
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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Belle from Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 40 ratings
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