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Bière De Belœil | Brasserie Dupont sprl

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3.96/5
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131 Ratings
Bière De BelœilBière De Belœil
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by TheLongBeachBum on 05-30-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,773
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
131
pDev:
8.84%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
18
Trade:
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3.72/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into my large Gulden Draak tulip, Bière De Belœil is burnt gold with a big bubbled white head that is pretty quick to dissipate, leaving light lacing.

Smell is fruity esters, tropical.

Taste is also rather fruity, with a very sharp dry biting finish, a mix of minerality and alcohol. A little caramel from the malt, develops more as it warms.

Mouthfeel is dry, medium bodied.

Drinkability is pretty good, nice stronger, slightly maltier saison.

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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 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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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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

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

A new one for my neck of the woods from Dupont...a must try...green bottle, caged and corked, of course.

Cork says "2.011"

Pours super cloudy darker apricot/chestnut, the beige head is over the top large and equally long lasting. Going to a meraingue and very thick and coating irregular bands of sheeting/lace. Great looking beer.

Nose of honey, flower, Belgian yeasty goodness and toasted malts.

More honey, pepper, more pepper, earthy hops and more yeasty notes. Yum yum yum.

Quality, complexity, flavorful goodness. Label says this goes well with rustic cheeses..gave it a try..they are right...will def. buy more of this one..well worth a try..Belgian lovers rejoice....

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Photo of Swonkie
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of ChaseBacon
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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 valkyre65
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of ste5venla
4/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.45/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Sammy
3.7/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

L`autre Oeil, with Mathieu. Nice Belgian pale style that is in fact cloudy brown, with a half ince of head and very yeasty.Above average mouthfeel, this is a nice drinker with any meal.There are spices in the yeast, pepper, cloves, vanila, honeyish,coriander.A little sweet.

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Photo of augustgarage
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The label looks like it is from the era of whern Moinette was initially imported to the states, but the cork says "2011" - so I'm going to assume this isn't nearly as old as it looks. In any case...poured from a caged-and-corked 750mL bottle into my Troubadour tulip:

Mahogany, cloudy body with a towering mountain of beige foam. The slow moving merengue dissipates very slowly leaving behind thick tendrils of lacing. Perpetual retention.

Lovely phenolic yeast aromatics with a touch of winter fruit and alcohol in the nose. Candi sugar, honey, and very faintly toasty malt notes are hinted at as well.

Herbaceous/floral palate entry with touches of pink peppercorn and hay. Low bitterness; faintly soapy; finishes dough-y yet slightly dry. Well balanced and unique.

Heavily effervescent, though when the carbonation does finally settle down, the body is a touch thin.

Maybe the darkest "pale" ale I've encountered - this is still packed with yeasty goodness.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

La Biere de Beloeil
750 ml bottle, corked & caged.
No apparent freshness dating.

Poured carefully from a long-standing bottle the yeast remains sedimented, and it delivers a fairly clear orange-amber body beneath a creamy head of off-white. Subsequent pours are hazy, even to the point of becoming cloudy. Head retention and lacing are decent, but not great.

In the nose it's a touch musty, gently mineralish, and sweet with juicy red apple.

Not surprisingly, the flavor follows suit. The mustiness is pleasant, and a bit stronger than what you find in the aroma. It's also just lightly mineralish, which helps to balance it in conjunction with its very firm bitterness and herbaceous finish, as it's got a good bit of sugar to it with notes of honey, apple, and berry rounding it out. There's a touch of pepper and grassiness across the middle and through the finish, and it ends dry and a touch spicy amidst a bitter, herbaceous and earthy backdrop. The 8.5% alcohol by volume remains hidden throughout a first glass, but becomes more apparent in a second serving.

In the mouth it's effervescent, but not more than mildly prickly; and it's got a dextrinous medium/medium-full body that becomes a bit creamy once it warms.

Overall it's quite charming, mainly due to its fruitiness and musty component, but also due to it's 'chubby' nature... it's a touch bigger than some medium-bodied beers, but it's not overdone with malt (or spice, or anything else). It's just complex enough to keep you interested, while still remaining very drinkable because it's not so much so that it distracts you from your conversation or meal. Quite unique, and well worth trying.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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