Bière De Belœil | Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by TheLongBeachBum on 05-30-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
130
Reviews:
42
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
8.84%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
18
For Trade:
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Ratings: 130 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pundit_of_Potability
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This one comes on strong with a powerful malty flavor. The smell is malty and boozy. It has a beautiful head and significant lacing. Their is some fruitiness there that allows for a tart finish... There is also some bitterness in that sip too, with some boozy undertones. This is on the creamier side of this style, with some spicy notes, and the appropriate zing of carbonation. This is a solid ale. Worth the purchase, but I have had better.

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Photo of Tinfang
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bitterbill
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle from 2014. Not a gusher.

Pours a semi clear deep gold with plenty of long lasting foam. Serious lacing.

Spicy fruity malty nose with an apple like presence that suggests dryness. Hmm. .that's an expected quality from the style.

Fruity again with an almost tart flavour or 2. Malty and spicy and hoppy with the latter bringing a lot of dryness. I like the interaction between the malt and hops.

Medium body with very lively carbonation.

I expected something good considering the brewery; I was not disappointed.

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Photo of Rwalford74
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2014 Vintage according to the 2,014 on the cork.

Big dark green bottle like many of the Belgian farmhouse beers I love so much. Label shows some sort of Belgian Castle and has a little discription on the back label. A beautiful bottling all n all. Poured into a stemmed skinny belgian style tulip.

A - dark reddish orange, rustic and burnt. Hazy and nice small specs of sediment floating about. Head pours very big and has a nice tight appearance to it, like a fluffy pillow covered in a sheeted case.

S - funky belgian yeast with some light fruitiness along with big wafts of dirty herbal notes. Some spices and notes of sweet and biscuit malt. Almost a flowery note as it warms

T - lovely dupont yeast adds the funk I expect. Weird herbal notes are quite nice paired with fresh flower and light fruits. Some real sweetNess going on in the back ground of caramel, small hints of chocolate and buttery biscuit malt. Belgian funk paired with subtle spice finish things off nicely.

M - excellent body. Smooth and thick with a sticky texture that coats the entire mouth. Tasty and enjoyable from one of the great farmhouse breweries.

O - this is an excellent offering from Dupont. They make some of the greatest farmhouse ales on the planet and this is no different. A little bit darker and sweeter than the original dupont, but a damn tasty ale that makes me forget the cold February weather and think of a warm spring day. This Is What Beer is about.. Taking our minds to places they'd rather be. Dupont does that with this gem. I was a bit worried about the 2014 date, but we know some things age well. And this one definitely has.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 11/20/2015 at Doherty’s Ale House in Warwick, RI, served in a snifter glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains fruit, caramelized malts, faint Belgian yeast and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel and fruit. Then some Belgian yeast comes in along with a hearty malt character and a touch of alcohol. The hops presence is very mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

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Photo of Dazka
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of desint
3.49/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle

L - Dirty blond/brown with no clarity, not filtered, and 1/2 a finger of head

S - Dupont belgian yeast. candy sugar

T - Apples, pears, and slightly, very slightly, sour. Tasty!

F - Light bodied and well carbonated

O - A very good belgian ale. Easy to drink, and the high ABV is well hidden

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Photo of ChrisinRI
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of dcmchew
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heygeebee
3.17/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From notes.

Fills glass with fizz
Dull stale note lots of bread lots of earthy malt, little Belgian-ness
Nicely carbonated
Overall a bit stale and flat tasting :-(
Brasseries DuPont worst offering to date

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Photo of InspectorBob
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bauchet
4.39/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kingfireeater
4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Blue Monkey

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Photo of TongoRad
4.48/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First thing to note- the head on this is insane; it's been 5 minutes and it literally looks like meringue. So tightly knit with a silky sheen. It's got me hypnotized, to a certain extent, but onward I shall go. The aroma is soft and elegant, and intricately woven together. Wildflowers and citrus hit me first, bringing to mind a bright sunny day. Underneath are bread, caramel, hay, gentle spiciness (coriander, anise, vanilla). Whether there are any genuine spices in here or not I couldn't say, but those are the aromatic impressions I'm getting. The palate is moderately full, highlighting caramel most of all, but the spiciness is right up there with it. Lemon peel and straw come out on the long finish. It's a bit sugary while on the palate, but finishes pleasingly dry with just the slightest warming sensation from the alcohol. At the very end I'm also getting a slight hint of dried lavendar.

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Photo of Foxybrau
4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Legit. Banana, yeast, and sweet malt. Solid in the style.

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Photo of ScaryEd
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rutager
3.87/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A. Pours a hazy amber-orange, 1.5 fingers of off-white head that fades to a thick skim.

S. Orchard fruits, mainly pears and apples. Light brown sugar, a touch of banana and spice, light fruity phenols.

T. Light orchard fruits again, sweet light malts, spicy yeast and light earthy hops with a bit of bitterness in the finish.

M. Medium+ body, medium+ carbonation.

O. A good brew. I'd drink it again.

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Photo of nathanmiller
3.17/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pat61
4.47/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

La Bière de Beloeil pours copper amber with a slight haze under a very fluffy off-white foam collar that slowly dissipates to ¼” and leaves very clingy, clumpy lace. Caramel on the nose with hints of chocolate and light citrus. On the palate starts light fruit and spice introduce dark malt flavors balancing between caramel and chocolate that dries out on the finish with a mellow bitter accent. Medium to medium full body and fine soft, natural carbonation. Big flavor, easy to drink.

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

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Bière De Belœil from Brasserie Dupont sprl
3.96 out of 5 based on 130 ratings.
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