Bière De Miel Biologique
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Belgian Saison
Ranked #760
Ranked #12,451
3.91 | pDev: 11.25%
Brasserie Dupont sprl
Very Good
Bière De Miel BiologiqueBière De Miel Biologique
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Reviews by wordemupg:
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 peensteen
3.67/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy orange with a ring of white head, no lace to speak of here. Smell is an odd mix of raw honey, what and yeast, like the monk's stout there is a bit of a plastic like quality to the nose perhaps the result of yeast, something that is a bit like vomit here as well as some spice. Taste is much better than the nose, honey and yeast with some spicy points as well, sweet initially but dryer toward the finish, fruit and some orange, honeyish aftertaste. Medium carbonation, medium body, nice dry feel. Aside from the odd smelling nose of this, its actually quite pleasant and very drinkable, nice to try but probably not something I would gravitate towards.

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Photo of larryi86
4.32/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle, 2012, poured into a tulip

A- A hazy golden copper with a huge fluffy white head.

S- Wheat, honey, floral notes, some funky yeast, touch of tart apples.

T- Honey, wheat, floral notes, some funk, some tart light fruits, great balance.

M- Smooth, light to medium body.

O- A solid Saison and a great example of why I like the style so much. Really enjoy the balance of flavors.

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Photo of jmkoscie
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of gtermi
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of rudzud
4.48/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle is a 2009 vintage. Picked this sucker up almost a year ago at a beerfest. Loved the honey aroma and flavor.

A - Massive three finger head that left big, clumpy lacing down the sides of the glass. A really nice looking golden colour with lots of carbonation bubbles. Not quite 100% crystal clear; it is full of tiny suspended particles.

S - Huge, huge funk. This is what people mean when they say barnyard funk. Mixed in with all that dank barnyard is the sweet smells of honey.

T - Just like the nose just more intense. big funky flavors backed up by that sweet honey. A really pleasant taste of funk, honey, and just a solid dry, crisp finish.

M - Light, almost medium carbonation. For the amount of bubbles the actual carbonation is a bit lacking from what I remember. Maybe thats the age showing though. Dry, dry, dry and the light slickness due to that sweet honey.

D - Just as good as I remembered it. The honey really works wonderfully with the funkyness. The 8% ABV is completely nonexistant with this one. Just goes down easy and is genuinely delicious. Glad I'm ending the summer with this great brew.

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Photo of Howlader
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of beerpirates
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of desint
3.13/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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

Photo of spinrsx
3.64/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

250ml Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for $3

Appearance - Slightly hazy amber colour with a small size fizzy white coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for around 2-3 minutes.

Smell - Breads/grains, clove/yeast, honey, wet hay

Taste & Mouth - There is a low amount of carbonation and I can taste breads/grains mixed with some honey and hay. There is also some tart lemon and some yeast. It ends with tart yet sweet honey aftertaste.

Overall - Not something I'd drink a whole lot of.. but definitely an interesting brew. Not sure I've ever had anything quite like it. It has a little something for everyone taste wise.. sweet/tart/funk. Worth trying to keep things interesting.

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Photo of mrfrancis
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy, shimmering gold with a thin white mousse that doesn't make a point of sticking around for any length of time.

S: Floral aromas reminiscent of chamomile and lavender join honey, citrus, and herbal, grassy hops on the nose. Interesting.

T: Opens fruity, floral, and tart with notes of honey, lemon, bitter orange, lavender, chamomile, grass, and lactic, pungent yeast. The finish is dry and puckering with tart citrus, honey, and grass notes.

M: Light-bodied, thin, and extremely dry. The high alcohol content takes quite some time to become noticeable.

O: This is an interesting twist on the classic Belgian saison, and is worth a shot if you're a fan of the style. That being said, it's probably one of Brasserie Dupont's lesser brews, but it's still very solid.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.34/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

33cl brown glass bottle (Best before date December 2012) served into stemware in Ghent, Antwerp. Reviewed live.

A: Half finger head of fair cream, decent thickness, and terrible retention. Yeast-ridden hazy honey-gold colour. Nontransparent.

Sm: Honey, butterscotch, medicinal muscle spray. Floral hops. Not as bad as that description might make it sound. A moderate strength scent.

T: Honey and lavender. Cough spray. Bleh. Complicated but to its detriment. I wish it were straight simple honey. Unrefreshing. The notes on the nose are all present, but overtaken by the medicinal lavender cough spray. It's a bit similar to Vick's inhaler nose spray. Eck. Hides the alcohol fairly well.

Mf: Smooth and wet, complementing the good flavours of the body, as well as the style.

Dr: Covers up its high ABV well, but the taste is inherently flawed. Leave this one on the shelf.

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Photo of Digimaika2
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best before stamped: 11/2014
(4.0) A: Hazy peachy-copper colour with a thin blanket that recedes to a ring fast. Minimal lacing.

(3.75) S: Cloves, yeast, honey, tropical fruits, cane sugar, and grains. Nice lush tropical fruits including some banana and mango. Honey isn’t as intense as I would expect but it’s noticeable.

(3.75) T: Apricots, banana, grains, honey, spices, and lemon juice. Not a discernible amount of honey in this but it's there, and it doesn't taste artificial either. A very dry and grainy taste with a helping of belgian spices.

(3.75) M: Medium bodied with higher carbonation. Slick and chalky textured with a fair amount of fizz.

(3.75) D: Tasty. I enjoyed the apricot taste coupled with real honey and the general dryness throughout.

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Photo of fostachild
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of draheim
4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750mL (2011) into a Hennepin glass. Pours a slightly hazy honey color w/ a thick creamy dirty white head that lasts forever. Turbulent carbonation rises vigorously from the bottom of the glass, leaving behind sticky, gravity-defying clumps of lace. Gorgeous.

Aroma is typical Dupont barnyard funk along w/ a wonderful flowery honey fragrance. Smells like a field of clovers. Nice clean peppery Belgian yeast too. Really impressed w/ the delicate fragrance here; it captures the essence not only of honey, but also that of the flowers the honey came from. Smells like no other beer I've had.

Taste follows nose. Honey is abundantly apparent. There's also a waxy quality, almost as if from the honeycombs themselves. Floral, delicate, refreshing.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, again w/ that floral waxiness. Smooth, creamy, great carbonation. Finishes dry of course.

Overall, yet another reason Brasserie Dupont is among my favorite breweries. Outstanding.

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Photo of yapi
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Couldn't really pour a head on this one... Smells of honey, grass, light fruits. Sweet honey taste, but also bitter finish. I did a side by side with the barbar honey ale, and I prefer the latter. Sweet is my personal preference. Barbar smells even better IMHO.

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Photo of WillCarrera
4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of vfgccp
3.7/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DVMin98
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of od_sf
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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