Bière De Miel Biologique
Brasserie Dupont sprl

Bière De Miel BiologiqueBière De Miel Biologique
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From:
Brasserie Dupont sprl
 
Belgium
Style:
Saison
Ranked #607
ABV:
8%
Score:
87
Ranked #16,682
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 11.31%
Reviews:
186
Ratings:
176
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 23, 2022
Added:
Aug 23, 2002
Wants:
  23
Gots:
  26
SCORE
87
Very Good
Bière De Miel BiologiqueBière De Miel Biologique
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.45/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Bottle at Den Tatoverede Enke, Copenhagen. Funky farmhouse aroma with notes of honey. Flavour has some honey (not much), but is surprisingly dry. A bit watery and bland though.
Jul 23, 2022
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Reviewed by FBarber from Illinois

4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a mostly clear burnished copper color with tons of yeast suspended in the beer giving it a somewhat cloudy appearance. Thick, pillowy, and fizzy white head collapses pretty quickly leaving just a ring of white foam along the outside of the beer.

The aroma has strong notes of hay, fresh ripe grains, a bit of musty wet hay, alfalfa, and a light honey sweetness. Reminds me of a misty July morning in a hay field.

Taste follows the nose with some funky notes of grain, wheat, hay and a peppery spice. The finish is spicy, but there is a slight sweetness to this one - finish is semi-dry with a lingering twang in the back of the mouth.

Feel is incredibly carbonated - the prickling assault start as soon as the beer hits the lips and doesn't let up until after you've finished swallowing. Its medium bodied, and somewhat full in its feel, but still is pretty easy drinking and somehow comes across refreshing.

Overall this is a lovely saison. As for it being the biologique, I honestly am not sure that I could discern much of a difference between the organic and non-organic versions if I were to have them side by side.
Apr 04, 2020
 
Rated: 3.06 by Catalinmunteanu from Romania

Mar 16, 2020
 
Rated: 3.84 by nmann08 from Virginia

Jan 25, 2020
 
Rated: 4.46 by jrfehon33 from Pennsylvania

Nov 12, 2018
 
Rated: 4.18 by Loli88 from California

Nov 05, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by mishi_d from Romania

Jun 23, 2018
 
Rated: 4.15 by goopy from California

Jun 03, 2018
 
Rated: 3.91 by santino_butler from Massachusetts

May 07, 2018
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Reviewed by captaincoffee from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
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.
Apr 28, 2018
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Reviewed by jazzyjeff13 from England

4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
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.
Apr 23, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Feb 12, 2018
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Reviewed by stortore from Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
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.
Jan 29, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by jcb7472 from Florida

Jan 18, 2018
 
Rated: 3.26 by gwydno from Spain

Nov 30, 2017
 
Rated: 4.57 by benlhoest from Belgium

Nov 25, 2017
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Reviewed by sokol_1993 from California

4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
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!
Oct 23, 2017
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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

4.11/5  rDev +5.7%
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.
Sep 09, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Stengelfoot from California

Sep 01, 2017
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Reviewed by Dzu from Russian Federation

4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
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.
Jun 23, 2017
 
Rated: 4.41 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

May 15, 2017
 
Rated: 4.15 by dansushi from New York

May 14, 2017
 
Rated: 4.74 by Curt3 from New Jersey

May 05, 2017
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Reviewed by moose1980 from Germany

4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
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.
Apr 02, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by vidisad from California

Jan 17, 2017
 
Rated: 4.38 by Gearsm from California

Dec 22, 2016
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Reviewed by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

4.14/5  rDev +6.4%
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.
Nov 04, 2016
 
Rated: 3.52 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden

Oct 30, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by Aisha from Massachusetts

Sep 24, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by thoglund from New York

Sep 17, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by Gkruszewski from New York

Sep 17, 2016
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Reviewed by REDAMI from Ohio

4.14/5  rDev +6.4%
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.
Aug 27, 2016
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Reviewed by aleigator from Germany

3.28/5  rDev -15.7%
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.
Jul 22, 2016
 
Rated: 4.47 by eire from Alaska

Jul 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.88 by Griphon from Florida

Jul 05, 2016
 
Rated: 3 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts

Jun 17, 2016
 
Rated: 3.27 by Euroglot from Belgium

May 27, 2016
 
Rated: 3.96 by aufie from Texas

May 26, 2016
 
Rated: 3.88 by Ivangoal from Denmark

May 18, 2016
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Reviewed by drmeto from Germany

3.93/5  rDev +1%
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
May 01, 2016
Bière De Miel Biologique from Brasserie Dupont sprl
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 362 ratings