Bière De Miel Biologique | Brasserie Dupont sprl

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87
very good
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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4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip glass
cork says 2011

A- This beer pours a crystal clear golden yellow body that gets hazier with each pour. There is a thick rocky snow white head that hold above the glass and turns sticky with each sip. There are strands of microbubbles that trail to the surface.

S- The aroma of cereal is faint and blends into a sweet masa aroma that turns just a bit floral and finishes with a dry wild honey note.

T- The dry mead character has a hint of wasp spray, but in a good way, with a wildflower dry honey taste in the finish. A faint bubble gum ester comes through when it really opens. A nice crisp pils malt flavor turns into sweet masa flavor that grows but is never overpowering.

M- The light mouthfeel has a crisp fizz in the finish and no alcohol heat.

O- This beer is light and delicate with a nice subtle complexity that balances mead and beer very nicely.

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4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
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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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brassy blonde with loose champagne-like froth that clings. Herbs, Wheetina, honey and spiced candle on the nose - lots of layers.
Cut grain, more honey, candy sugar, appley esters, and a hint of pear, then a waxy hit and basil and lemon balm herbs.
Slight white pepper finish and spicy numbing linger. Medium, some cling, fizzy.

Complex saison - underplays the yeast while the honey deepens the sweetness. A very herbal take on the style. Rounded and well integrated.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden color with an orange hue. The head is pure white and is dense but not huge, settles into a solid cap.

The aroma is sweet and floral. Some bubble gum and clove from the yeast, which I expect from Dupont. Some apple fruitiness. There is a soapy lavendar aroma which must come from the honey. The honey itself is noticable as well. Unique aroma.

The taste starts off with the traditional belgian yeast characteristics. Clove and other medicinal notes provide a spicy character. There is some tart apple to go with a dry malt flavor. The honey makes its way towards the finish and provides a smooth sweetness. Not nearly has floral in the flavor as the aroma. A good amount of grassy hops in the end.

The feel is moderate with fizzy carbonation. Sweet, floral, peppery and lightly bitter on the palate but well balanced. The malt is quite dry.

Another winner from this brewery. A slightly beefer saison with the addition of the honey.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a Dogfish signature glass. No readable freshness date.

A- Pours a hazy dark gold color with a 1/2 inch head that's very loud and fizzy but retains decently enough before arriving at an 1/8 inch head. Not much lacing.

S- Uh-oh. I was hesitant to purchase this since it's in green glass plus I got it at a Whole Foods and, sure enough, there's definitely a powerful wet cardboard smell that's, almost without a doubt, due to skunking. A little bit of sweetness from the honey, but the wet cardboard prevails in the aroma.

T- Improves a little in the flavor but not much. Mainly wet cardboard and a touch of sweetness from the honey. This beer, after making the far trip across the Atlantic only to sit on the shelf for who knows how long, is just a shell of its former self.

M- High carbonation is the one thing making it drinkable. Very spritzy, almost like seltzer water since the body is so light.

O- What a disappointment. Saison DuPont is one of my favorite beers, but I wanted to try something different by these guys. Lesson learned: always be wary of buying beer at a grocery store, especially if it's in a green bottle.

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3.18/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at the Les Caves. Pour is deep amber orange with a fluffy tan head. The nose has tons of candied sugar and pine syrup. The honey is over powering with sticky caramel sitting lightly in there as well. The flavor is very sweet, light notes of yeasty spice as the honey takes over and dominates. There is a light citrus hop presence and bitterness to round it out. Full bodied and syrupy, very thick with a rough carbonation in the finish.
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Bottle 10/8/10
A-glowing golden yellow with a big pure white head with lacing left behind.

S-nose is big, just a hint of honey up front with hints of barnyard musk, a fair bit of leather and touch of cheese, the yeast and peppery spice comes in behind but play a small role.

T-the flavor is exactly the same, a little more sweet honey up front with a slightly more leathery funk as the cheese and musk are present but lighter. the yeast is behind with just a hint of peppery spice. hay like hops and light bitterness round this off.

M-lively carbonation that tingles throughout with a medium to light body and crisp strong bite that finishes semi dry.

D-loads of funk for a saison, almost too much. not enough peppery spice to it and yeast as I would have liked to see, but the complexity and funk make this something unique and still quite tasty.

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

On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Poured into tulip glass.
Nice yellow copper hazy color, with little head. Floral, belgian yeasts, and honey aroma. It looks dense...
As the name suggests, honey dominates the flavour. Lots of floral notes, mixed with grassy and hay notes.
Nice job with the abv...not over strong, but it does balance out the strong flavor; otherwise it may have been overwhelming...
Very enjoyable.

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Bière De Miel Biologique from Brasserie Dupont sprl
3.89 out of 5 based on 344 ratings.
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