Bière De Miel Biologique
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Bière De Miel BiologiqueBière De Miel Biologique
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Style:
Belgian Saison
Ranked #753
ABV:
8%
Score:
88
Ranked #12,384
Avg:
3.91 | pDev: 11.25%
Reviews:
184
Ratings:
358
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Brasserie Dupont sprl
 
Belgium
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Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
88
Very Good
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Photo of captaincoffee
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml brought back from recent trip to Belgium. Pours slightly hazy with a nice puffy head that lasts a while and sticks to the glass. Nose is somewhat similar to the regular saison, although a bit softer, with additional floral and honey elements. The taste is particularly interesting. In some ways, it is a classic saison. However, the honey flavor is very much present. As a brewer who has done meads as well, I'm impressed how they brought so much honey flavor without drying out the beer or leaving the honey unfermented and overly sweet. I'm surprised this beer isn't scored over a 4 here...it is honestly very good. A great twist on a great beer from a great brewery.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A 250ml bottle with a BB of April 2018. Gifted to me ages ago by my brother and stored in a box. Described on the label as an organic honey beer.

A: Poured into a tulip. Bottle conditioned. A rich orange-amber hue with plentiful carbonation and some floating sediment. Yields a huge head of creamy white foam with good retention; this slowly reduces to a patchy surface layer. Nice lacing.

S: Aroma of fruity Belgian yeast with hints of esters, mild honey, floral sweetness, earthiness, amber malt, subtle leafiness and a twinge of funk in the background. Possibly very slightly oxidised. Nicely rounded, and has held up well.

T: Tastes of fruity yeast esters with notes of floral sweetness, mild honey, subtle dried fruit, earthiness, light grass/hay, amber malt and faint leafiness. A hint of booze in the background. Quite dry, with little bitterness to speak of.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with lively carbonation and great body. Creamy but not overly so - just right. Aftertaste of fruity yeast, honey, mild dried fruit, subtle leafiness and earthiness.

O: Satisfyingly rounded and balanced, not to mention having aged gracefully. Looks superb, while the aroma and flavour showcase Belgian yeast character, mild honey, earthiness, malt and subtle leafiness. Faint oxidation doesn't do much harm. Lovely body. Goes down a treat. Well worth sampling if you have the chance.

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Photo of stortore
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into a tulip glass. Had 3/18/17.

Pours a hazy, golden color with a one and a half inch foamy head and lots of foamy lacing. Aromas of strong honey, Belgian yeast, spices, cloves, some white grapes, light malt and wheat. A bit floral overall. The taste mostly follows along, with the yeast and malt taking the lead and the honey not as strong as the nose. Spices, cloves, white grapes, a little bread. Smooth, creamy, fairly dry and crisp, a good, lighter body, well carbonated.

Of the handful of this style that I’ve had, this is the best. Great aroma, very good flavor, good price point. Well worth a purchase.

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Photo of sokol_1993
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a 750ml bottle from Spirit of St. Germain, La Jolla, Poured into a 25cl Duvel glass.
Look: beautiful golden color, just like honey water. White creamy head with a lot of lacing.
Smell: Very floral. There's the earthy floral, barndoor-like hop notes just as a normal saison, but one can also smell the honey notes in there too, lots of floral notes, sweet smelling honey. There's some minty smell, strangely.
Taste: Just like a saison. Quite prominent hop notes, earthy, making one think about a nice cold beer after a hot day of working in the field. The smell of hay, barndoor, wheat. However, after that came the strong honey taste, sweet, floral. This tasted just like royal jelly. Not too complex, but very enjoyable.
Feel: medium-full body, very warming from the 8% alcohol.

An excellent beer. I'll definitely get it again!

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Photo of smcolw
4.11/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very cloudy with a dirty gold color. Moderate head that settles to rim bubbles. A few spots for lace.

Sweet, candy smell without any notable honey notes. Reminds me most of a cherry bubblegum. (On a later smell, I do get some sourness.)

The taste is similar to the smell but without being overly sweet. Even though this is a Saison, I don't get much sourness. The body leans rich and the carbonation leans bubbly--it works overall. Short aftertaste with a touch of bittering hop. Good balance overall even with the sweet notes coming throughout the tasting.

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Photo of Dzu
4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 0.25l bottle.
L: Turbid amber with a massive white foam head.
S: Belgian yests, honey, pears.
T: Sweety and fruity, apples, pears, honey.
F: Medium body and carbonation.
O: Great refreshing saison.

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Photo of moose1980
4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2015 vintage.

Semi-cloudy, yellow hay colored with a respectable snow white head. Aromas of bready malts, banana, and honey Graham Crackers. So fresh and clean. Upon first sip, the spritzy mouthfeel is the first thing noticed. Spicy throughout with bitter sweetness.

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Photo of tekstr1der
4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Clear golden pour with finger pillow of lasting white head. Looks pretty. Aroma is both sweet honey and sour funk excellently balanced Tastes follow similarly with a bit of citrus in the mix, more malt than was discernible from the nose, and it's just really tasty. Finish is neither cloying nor dry - maybe a little bubbly for my liking. Very well done.

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Photo of REDAMI
4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 750ml bottle into Chimay goblet

L - Pink grapefruit color, minimal foam, cloudy.

S - Honey, wet straw, citrus/strawberry.

T - Raw honey, grass, slight spice, very herbal finish.

F - Rather sticky, oily flavors, stinging carbonation. Dry finish.

Overpowering feel of clover honey, a very flavorful Biere de Garde. Almost like biting into a piece of honeycomb. Complex and interesting, quite enjoyable.

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Photo of aleigator
3.28/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Pours a sunny golden-amber color with a huge, froth white head.

Smells of a piney, flowery grass quality, which gets enriched by slightly sweet wild honey. Offers a rich wheat aroma, which gets perfectly accentuated by sweeter cakey malts.

Has a higher carbonation among a very soft mouthfeel, which turns a tad cloying during the sweet, honey defined finish.

Mimics the herbal, grassy quality from the aromas in the taste, with cakey malts being more present, building up a gateway for the honey to enter the palate in a smooth, synergetic fashion. Maintains its organic, rustic character, while the honey turns quite sweet during the finish, overwhelming all other flavors while ending clean and smooth.

A bit too one dimensional as for what I am expecting from Dupont, this relies too heavily on the honey to convince overall.

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Photo of drmeto
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

L:
-pours a cloudy bright golden with a small,foamy,white head
-medium carbonation visible
S:
-lemon,honey,spices,apricot,wheaty,faint acidity,yeast sweetness
T:
-Follows the nose plus mango and clove
-very dry finish
F:
-medium to high carbonation
-alcohol noticeable
-light to medium body
O:
Very good Saison/Honey Blend

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Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Excellent label. Poured into a stemmed tulip. Color is very resembling of high quality honey golden orange. Murky with a lovely head. Aroma is of Belgian spices with hints of lemongrass and sweet honey. Flavor is a touch more fruity than the nose with a touch of lemongrass and Belgian funk while the honey notes take their display in a smooth finish. The texture is sticky and fairly thick for the style. Highly drinkable and very enjoyable offering from Dupont.

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Photo of microbrewlover
4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This brew pours a copper/straw color with a fluffy three finger head which dissipates in a few minutes but leaves a collar and moderate lacing. The brew is about 60% opaque and has lots of carbonation.

The smell is amazing with earth, musty, straw, wet hay, with floral notes and bubble gum.

The taste mostly follows the nose with a lot of sweetness, probably from the honey, which you can taste when you first sip it. There are some spices in there, though I can't tell exactly what, and the finish is a bubbly, dry champagne like taste with a little bubble gum. I can't pick up any hops.

Overall this is a nice clean tasting beer to drink. It is good for a hot summer day.

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Photo of emyers
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From notes.

Appearance: Clear straw with a huge, billowing fluffy white head.

Smell: Strong fruity esters with subtle honey and some noble hops.

Taste: Like a good saison with a touch of honey (honey is very subtle but there). Finishes a tad sweet.Very pleasant.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, nice and crisp carbonation, but stays very smooth. Excellent.

Overall: Very good.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Biere de Miel pours hazy gold with a light copper tint under a 2” creamy, persistent, rocky off white foam cap that leaves thick, clumpy lace. Floral, honey notes start the nose with light grains and hints of fruit. Rich malts with light fruits initiate the palate with a light hop accent on the finish. The honey grows through the journey across the tongue and fresh white bread flavors join in mid palate, evoking a light baguette smeared with honey. As you drink the honey coats your mouth growing stronger as the glass lowers. Honey, malt and bread flavors linger for several minutes. Medium body with a rich creamy texture and very fine soft carbonation.

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Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.87/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Draft @ Moeder

A large fluffy white head crowns a hazy golden body.

Sweet honey, earth, grain and spice on the nose.

Palate follows along the aroma.

The texture of the mouthfeel is quite nice letting the honey notes pop as it envelops your mouth.

Quite an enjoyable beer here. DuPont always comes through.

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Photo of wordemupg
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

250ml bottle poured into wine glass 12/10/14

A murky orange liquid with loads of sediment, a finger of bone white foam slowly falls to a thin film leaving a few patches of lace, looks like thick liquid

S lots of yeast, honey, cereal, some spice and lemon, smells pretty good

T spicy, yeasty, reminds me of a honey lemon cough drop, not what I was expecting after the nose, a step backwards but still decent

M leaning towards full, enough bubbles to give it some life, a little booze on the way down, sweet and spicy finish

O interesting beer, I wasn't really sure what to expect but it went down fairly fast, worth a try

I never noticed this one before on a shelf in Alberta, a little hard to keep track in these parts I suppose

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Photo of keithmurray
3.46/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - hazy golden color with white head

Smell - ginger, coriander, honeycomb

Taste - ginger, lemongrass, lemon

Mouthfeel - medium body, high carbonation, dry finish

Overall - honey was supposed to be a part of the mix of the flavor profile, but I didn't get any. Overall, an ok beer

Price Point - $10.99/750ML BOTTLE

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.6/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, earth, spice, honey, and white grape juice aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, chalk, spice, earth, honey, and white grape juice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth and spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with flavors that are more earthy than the smell indicates to me.

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Photo of byronic
3.52/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours golden but slightly hazy. This white head with minimal lacing.

Definitely alcohol forwards with hints of citrus. Earthy and musty.

Bready, malty and grassy. Initially a bit bitter/tart followed by honey sweetness. The alcohol is only present in the finish.

Slightly heavy and a bit syrupy. Nice acidity paired well with the carbonation.

Definitely an interesting brew although I'm not sure I would rush out to try it again.

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Photo of More_betterness
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Glowing hazy golden body topped with a massive creamy white head. Tons of lacing persists on the glass.

S: Potent clove and peppery phenolics. Borderline medicinal in a positive way. A bit of overripe banana.

T: Sweet honey, more yeasty clove, and floral hops. Slight citrus with a moderately bitter finish.

M: Airy mouthfeel with spritzy carbonation. Dry finish.

O: Easy drinking and refreshing. No trace of the ABV. Very balanced but not exceptional in any aspect. Still glad I grabbed this one.

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Photo of JeffreyJDavis
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml into a New Belgium Goblet at about 45F.

Very nice and super earthy "organic" saison from the masters of the style. Lovely glowing orange with a very creamy and resilient head. Plenty of biscuity malt , honey sweetness, citrus esters and barnyard phunk on the nose. Taste is similar: grassy / herbal hops, balanced by tangerine / nectarine citrus, light dry maltiness and a very earthy , organic Brett funk. The honey serves as kind of an integrator to round it all out and tie it together. Probably a little bit heavier bodied and less peppery of a finish than a classic Dupont Saison, but very nice. 8% is undetectable and you could easily get in trouble with this one. I could session the hell out of this beer.

Another Belgian Classique.

4.0 / 5.0

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Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.39/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Purchased 250 ml bottle from LCBO for $2.95 CDN. Was intrigued by this as it was something i haven't seen before in these parts so figured it may be worth a try. Served cool into an oversized wine glass.

Appearance- Hazy golden color with many hues of dark orange. Nice 1/2 finger of white head came and went quickly but left a decent soapy residue on top of the glass. Some effervescent bubbles are present and maybe even tiny yeast particles are also in there.Some lacing once the beer is partially consumed.

Smell - Boozy with honey maybe melon and a undercurrent of clean sanitary smells. The last is a little strange but doesn't completely wreck this as it somehow works with the booziness and the sweetness of honey and melon. Also a bit of a smokiness to my nose which may actually be than cleanness I smelled on the first whiff. Anyway there's a lot going on and it smells different but quite appealing.

Edit - after having the taste I figured the cleanness smokiness smelled a lot like minty mouthwash.

Taste - Starts fairly sweet with the honey flavors and seems very light and floral tasting on the tongue. then the alcohol kicks in and it becomes a little more like minty mouthwash. Also finishes with a bit of heat which is probably alcohol induced. Although as it warms the mouthwash resemblance slowly disappears.

Mouthfeel - Fairly rich and decadent while at the same time remaining light on its feet. Slightly dry finish, but nothing out of the norm.

Overall - While crafted and certainly different, but didn't like the seemingly mint flavors in the beer and the heat afterwards was not really to my liking. The one thing it didn't to that i had hoped it would is that the beer was not terribly refreshing. Any while certain beers styles do that more than others, at the end of the day it's just something I wouldn't buy again.

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Photo of biboergosum
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

250ml bottle. An organic, strong honey saison - sure, why the hell not?

This beer pours a hazy medium golden amber hue, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly eggshell white head, which leaves little in the way of lace around the glass as it quickly recedes.

It smells of toasted bready, biscuity malt, musty, earthy honey, phenolic black pepper and clove spice, warm lemon juice, mildly astringent yeast, and leafy, herbal hops. The taste is more of the same - a thick doughy, lightly biscuity pale malt, husky, grassy honey, softly heated citrus, wafting coriander and green peppercorn spice, and a slight medicinal booze warming.

The carbonation is light, a tad frothy, yet still a bit astringent at times, the body a heady medium weight for the style, and more or less smooth, the extra weight from the honey aiding and abetting. It finishes sweet, I think - it's hard to tell, what with all the musty, herbal, and yeasty essences lurking about.

I don't think that I've ever smelled, and consequently tasted, a beer like this. It's a saison, all right, and a warm one at that, but the addition of the honey, and maybe all that organic earth mother stuff really gives this a smelly hippie (in a good way this time!) character, one that makes me want to sit back in a sunny meadow somewhere sipping away, and carrying on.

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Photo of donkeyrunner
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 2 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

$9 for CL at Atwoods, Somerville MA

Gold with a tight white head that only lasted a few minutes. Off with it's head. Smells like honey. Has an earthy, springtime lean too. Like motoboating mother nature after a shower. Tastes like it smells with an airy herbal bitter in back. Some dryness to help balance the sweet honey and tropical fruits underneath.

I don't often like honey beers but this was a good one.

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Bière De Miel Biologique from Brasserie Dupont sprl
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 358 ratings