Bière De Miel Biologique | Brasserie Dupont sprl

Bière De Miel BiologiqueBière De Miel Biologique
BA SCORE
3.89/5
346 Ratings
Bière De Miel BiologiqueBière De Miel Biologique
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dupont sprl
Belgium
brasserie-dupont.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 08-23-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,997
Reviews:
180
Ratings:
346
pDev:
11.57%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
23
Trade:
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Ratings: 346 |  Reviews: 180
Photo of ambiguousfigures
5/5  rDev +28.5%

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

Photo of ukieguy
5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Superb, the aroma of honey and the refreshing taste are hypnotizing...or perhaps it is the 8% vol? Either way you'll love it. Great summer BBQ beer !!! Buy a bottle...or two, I actually got the whole case, and enjoy the experience.
Pair it with some goat cheese and apricots, desserts such as scones, or grilled pork tenderloin with carrots and spinach. Your girlfriend/wife might like it too since it has that nice honeyed smell.

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Photo of theredsquirrel
5/5  rDev +28.5%

Photo of Patrick999
4.94/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Typical Dupont loud, violent cork-pop, a very good sign! Poured into an Ommegang goblet. Radiant unfiltered cloudy gold, loads of head, excellent retention. Looks the way a saison should look, but not quite the lacing I expect. 2006 on the cork, so this has a *little* age on it.

S - Big time nose we have here. I do sense the sweet honey immediately, over a bit of leathery, wet earth farmhouse aroma. Peppery. Some fruity esters I am struggling to identify. There's a lot there, and it just beckons a taste.

T - Absolutely superb, everything the aroma offers and more. Peppery and hoppy enough to cut through spicy food, indeed I am having this with a pork chipotle pepper burrito. A little yeasty funk, and a verdant, luxurious essence of honey, though this honey contributes only trace amounts of sweetness, as this is a dry beer through and through like other offerings from Dupont. The honey. Aftertaste is long on lemon-y hop, yeast, and all that beautiful wild mountain honey. Damn, this is a superb beer.

F - Weighs on the palate with a minimalist touch. Prickly carbonation cleanses the palate in a hurry and gets you primed for the next sip. Don't see how the mouthfeel could get much better.

D - Like Foret, Avec Les Bons Voeux, and regular Saison Dupont, this is a masterpiece, and is about as drinkable as it gets. Will pair extremely, extremely well with just about any food. We have a winner here. I could have easily given this straight 5s, but I had to knock a half-point off for the relative lack of lacing in the appearance. Virtually flawless by my reckoning. The contents of the 750 ml bottle have just about disappeared, and that makes me sad. Another underrated saison - I don't see how this is not an A++ beer. Could easily be my favorite beer, period.

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Photo of BeTheBall
4.85/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on draft at The Publick House. Poured a beautiful amber color with a nice two finger head, and retained a small head the entire time.

The aroma is amazing, very complex aromatics. When I tasted it, I knew this was the best beer I've ever tried. Everyone at my table that tried it had beer envy, and ordered it next. The flavor is refreshing and delicious and ever changing. The honey is not overwhelming at all, but adds just a touch of sweetness to counteract the hops and yeast.

I bought a case two days after this sample, and treasure opening every bottle.

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Photo of Crazycanuck17
4.8/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Nice honey taste, not overpowering. A must try.

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Photo of silenius
4.79/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

In a Duvel glass at 50 degrees F. 2001 date on the cork. Pours a nice hazy golden orange sunset like color with an creamy off-white head that starts big then quickly recedes to a thin layer. No lacing here.

Great mix of smells with coriander, lavender, licorice, general florals (but not too sweet) and those chalky wafer candies whose name escapes me. Very inviting. No hoppy aroma detected here.

Refreshing taste for sure with a great mouthfeel! Hits with a mouthwatering burst of some mellow citrus-like character along with a sweetness that shifts into a nice spice bite. Very nice taste here that begs for roasted chicken. As it warms slightly it takes on a slight spiced apple cider aftertaste. Yum!

Mouthfeel is a slickness with a creamy carbonation that is in support to keep it cleansing. A truly impressive carbonation injection that has bubbles so tiny it is almost like a nito-tap texture. A slight drying at the end leaves my palate clean.

Drinkability is high due to the wonderful combination of smells, flavors, and textures. Superb!

I didn't think I was going to like this beer as much as I did. B. Dupont's other organic beer was good, but not impressive. This one wowed me!

This brewery produces truly impressive beers!

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Photo of GPGURU
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of umpbumpfizz
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of Curt3
4.74/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of drperm
4.72/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

God, this is good stuff. Where has it been hiding all my beer-drinking life?

on-tap at the Thirsty Monk, Asheville.

Appearance: Looks suspiciously like mead.

Aroma: Wildflowers, honey, and malt.

Taste: Hominy, and non-sweet honey.

Palate: PERFECT! Smooth with a bit of spritz.

Overall: Quite refreshing and thirst-quenching. The fact that it's 8% ABV is WELL hidden. Saison-ish. The fact that it's a Dupont creation is not surprising given the high level of quality. The fact that it's organic makes me very happy. Amazing beer. More of this. Often.

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Photo of Bonhoeffer
4.72/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This one is truly exceptional. A hybrid between a saison and a braggot. Niiice. Beautiful saison yeasty spiciness. Mostly dry, but a little residual sweetness that goes well with the honey flavor. Hops are very subdued. Nice mouthfeel from a very high carbonation level. The 8% alcohol is not at all noticeable. This one goes down easy and is supremely enjoyable. Far more interesting than Saison Dupont.

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Photo of Metalmonk
4.7/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Corks reads 2006. Hmm...I hope it's still okay.* Poured into a Moinette goblet, which may not be the recommended glassware, but it seemed appropriate enough...

Hella-big "POP!" as the cork is pulled. Head is tightly-wrapped bubbles frothing and popping atop a mildly hazed straw-golden body with a zillion dancing bubbles making their way frantically toward the top. Head retains extremely well, and becomes creamier on the surface as it sits. Lace is abundant and beautiful. Even if the rest sucks, it sure is a beauty to look at.

Aroma finds mild, earthy honeycomb comfortably sharing space with fruity, slightly dirty yeast. Fresh-baled hay, white grape, and more zesty fruit/yeast partnership. Delightful. No mistaking what part of the world this beer comes from.

The succulence of honey is present in the flavor immediately, but a tartness comes along with it, as does a very well-controlled candy sweetness reminding of red "licorice" whips. Mildness of water crackers and/or fresh-baked white bread lends something gentle to the flavor. The typically "farmhouse" yeast funk lays low...it's there, but rather than slamming you over the head with Brett, it remains merely one remarkable component of this delicious, delicate beer. The mouthfeel helps the delivery of flavor with a light airiness and a fairly dry finish that manages to keep the yeast and floral elements rolling.

So insanely close to perfect. Hadn't had this in years, and if it weren't for msubulldog25 (let's call him Brian) reminding me of its greatness, I might not have picked it up for awhile. Cheers, Brian, and cheers to Brasserie Dupont for another winner.

*oh yeah, it's pretty fu**in' okay.

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Photo of fitzy84
4.67/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Moan and Dove. Its appearance was extremely murky orange colors. The head laced away very quickly. The aromas were very strong as well: icy sharp honey and hops. Taste was exceptional: rich, earthy, quasi-smoked, sweet honey flavors. The mouthfeel had a great carbonation and crispness to it also. Overall, really awesome.

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Photo of rosebud
4.62/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A honey beer with a nice golden color with an earthy/spicy aroma. Nice tight white head that leaves a nice lace in the glass. Has a wonderful mouthfeel that has a dry, minty finish, with almost an "apricot" flavor. This beer is a difinately worth trying, especially if you like tripels. I've had two vintages, 2000 and 2001. I have to say, the 2000 was the nicer of the two, refining the fruitiness of the beer and mellowing the carbonation out a bit.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
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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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of nh2032
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of Vylo
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of brandoman63
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of personpitch
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of Jspriest
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of Element1290
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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