Bière De Miel Biologique | Brasserie Dupont sprl

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87
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344 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
Ratings:
344
Reviews:
179
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
11.57%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
22
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Sammy
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A nice part of the LCBO release. Lasting head on light colored body. A mild honey aroma. The taste features the honey and a significant bitterness. A spot of funkiness. That's all we got. Decent drinkability.Middling mouthfeel.A little lemon. Something unique, and akin to a Belgian pale, why we can't rate strictly by style.

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Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.6/5  rDev -7.5%
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 Knapp85
3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a hazy golden yellow color with a fluffy white head on top. The lacing has a light stickiness to it. The smell of the beer has some grainy farmhouse aromas mixed nicely with the sweet honey aromas as well. The taste of the beer is pretty good. It's sweet and flavorful wth some light herbal notes too, The mouthfeel of this beer is smooth, nicely carbonated and light bodied. Overall it's a pretty nice brew, Worth checking out I think.

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Photo of metter98
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of biboergosum
4/5  rDev +2.8%
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 kojevergas
2.34/5  rDev -39.8%
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 SocalKicks
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of brentk56
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy wheatstraw color with a big head that leaves a few splashes of lace

Smell: Farmhouse aroma of hay, white pepper, yeast and, of course, honey

Taste: Bready, up front, with a developing peppery herbacious flavor; the floral and honey aspects develop after the swallow and persist, along with the pepper, into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with prickly carbonation

Drinkability: I had expected this to be far sweeter, but the balance between the saison farmhouse flavors and the fermented honey is compelling

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Photo of Phyl21ca
2.53/5  rDev -35%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle courtesy of mgermani: Poured a hazy golden color ale with a medium foamy head with some average retention and some minimal lacing. Aroma of overcooked vegetable and corn is very disappointing considering the brewery while the funky yeast notes kind of redeem this one a bit. Taste is also dominated by this weird malt taste with some gross sweet notes. I am wondering if I got a bad bottle or if something turned wrong as I was expecting a lot more considering it is one of my favourite breweries. This is definitely not something I would go for on a regular basis.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of zeff80
3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a hazy orange/yellow color with a white fizzy head. It left limited traces of lace.

S - It smelled of honey, yeast and a band-aid like aroma.

T - It tasted pretty sweet. The honey flavor is not a strong as I expected. Good spicy flavors with mild caramel malt and a slight alcohol taste.

M - It was crisp, fizzy and sharp. A medium-bodied beer.

D - This is pretty good but its just not a flavor and aroma I'd want to drink alot of.

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Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thorpe429
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of oberon
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a somewhat hazy orange/yellow with a huge blooming head what a nice sight to see,the aroma has some smoky hints to it with some lighter honey notes.A very diferent tasting beer I get some spiciness and the spicy yeast trait with the honey coming in late but not overpoweringly so,wow this beer is prety complex.I really like this beer I am still tryin to make out the different complexities to it,a real nice find.

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Photo of chinchill
4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle served in a St. Bernardus snifter.

Pours a hazy honey-orange color with a moderate size head that settles too quickly and leaves no lasting lacing.

Aroma: Very appealing mix of light fruits, honey and hops. Some alcohol after warming.

Taste: as expected after the nose, the flavor is also quite fruity, with hints of apple juice, pears, grapes and raisins. Sweet, with a clear presence of natural honey. Somehow not too sweet, with a significant hop component that partly counters the sweetness and add some spiciness. Somehow not too sweet, with a very natural honey flavor. Nicely spicey and peppery too. Fine lingering aftertaste of spiced biscuit with honey.

Feel: Medium-high carbonation; crisp; medium body.

O: Marvelously well-crafted with excellent balance (level) and mix (aromas and flavors) of honey, yeast, malt and hops. The most honey flavor I have had in a beer, and certainly one of the best honey beers (thinking of Hopslam too). Although sweet and in rather large quantity (750 ml), I enjoyed this more and more as time passed. Extraordinary.

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Photo of jlindros
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this guy on tap at Armsby Abbey.

A: Thick frothy 2 finger head with nice lacing around the glass as it fades. Super cloudy and hazy with a pale orange brown color.

N: Very saison farmhouse like nose with some citrus, orange zest, lemon grass, slight creamy vanilla, slight oak, and some Belgian malts and yeast.

T: Also very saison farmhouse, spices, Belgian malts, yeast, some alcohol taste, citrus, lemon grass, a touch of honey, juicy, and slightly bitter, and pretty dry.

M: Semi thin with a boatload of carbonation, spicey and alcohol warmth.

F: Finishes very dry and slightly bitter, its also pretty earthy and has a slightly wild funk taste. Pretty clean finish otherwise.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was quite shocked to find that this beer really holds its honey character, even after a few years in the cellar!

The long-standing bottle poured a fairly clear golden body beneath a dollop of froth that settled shortly into a compact head of dense off-white foam.

The honey is present in the nose, but no so much as it is in the flavor. It's candy-like malt and honey are surrounded by delicate, refreshing notes of grassy hops, soft summer fruits, and a touch of peppery spice.

The flavor follows suit, but the sweet malt prevails above the yeasty fruitiness, spiciness, and hop character. Surprisingly, or perhaps not, although it's sweetish, it is well-balanced with lemon, grass, a flicker of alcohol, and specks of cracked black pepper helping to dry it a bit in the finish. This is meant to be a bit of a sipper, not a quaffer, and in that regard it works quite well.

I'd imagine that this would pair quite nicely with a soft buttery cheese and some crusty bread. It seems a bit bigger and more malty than the standard Saison Dupont, but it's an interesting beer in and of itself, and makes a nice change. Well worth trying!

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of nathanmiller
3.11/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dcmchew
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.73/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a hazy, straw-colored body with a short-lived white head.

Smell: Aroma of flowers and ripened bananas.

Taste: Sweetish, fruity bananas laden flavor with hints of honey, lemon juice, flowers, and spices. Finishes citric and sour.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Well carbonated. Watery texture.

Drinkability: Just another saison for me.

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Photo of smithj4
4/5  rDev +2.8%

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