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
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18
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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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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Little Bear in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a slightly murky honey orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is grain, malt, grape juice, and some spice aromas. Taste is much the same with a medium amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a better taste than smell in my opinion.

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Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of metter98
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear amber in color and has a high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a two finger high light beige head that has excellent retention properties and took a very long time to slowly die down, also leaving lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: The smell has moderately strong aromas of earthy yeast.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of earthy yeast but also has added complexities with flavors of biscuit and hay like malts plus hints of floral hops and fruits. Notes of peppery spices are present in the finish. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied and very dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer shares some similarities with a saison, but is much more complex in taste and is also a little fuller bodied. No traces of alcohol are detectable.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a dark dirty beige color ale with a large foamy head with great retention and good lacing. Aroma of Belgian malt with some notes of peppery yeast. Taste is also dominated by some semi-sweet Belgian malt with some notes of peppery yeast and a final dominated by some dry floral hops. Body is full with some limited filtration and some great carbonation and no alcohol was apparent. Very complex and very well done for this fine brewery.

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Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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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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 ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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

Photo of mendvicdog
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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

Photo of smithj4
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Deep maple syrup colored with an orangey glow. Very turbid with a huge, choppy head.

S - Acidic, tart, funky yeast. Dry and tangy with some mild citrus notes, and a subtle spice. In comes some sweetness in the way of dates, prunes, molasses and raisins. A hint of fennel.

T - Spiced and sweet with a warm side. Sweet dry fruit sugars, slight barnyard funk and yeast notes. Grape skins and fruit nectar, with a bitter component also. Pretty complex flavor profile.

M - Mellow bodied with a soft effervescence. Clean drinking with a dry finish.

O - A good BSPA with what I hoped for, a complex palate.

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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 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 t2grogan
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a cloudy medium to dark orange amber, just about the color of honey. Massive very light brown head with good retention and tons of lacing. Looks very good. Aroma of light stone fruit, Belgian spicing and light caramel malt. Flavor follows, dominated by caramel malt, peach and apricot fruit overlayed by bitterness from hops and spicing. Finishes somewhat dry malt, fruit and residual hop bitterness with slight caramel aftertaste. Medium bodied, but active carbonation gives it a lively mouth feel. Flavors a bit attenuated, but pleasant. A nice pale Belgian with an interesting flavor progression.

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Photo of beernads
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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

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

On tap at Max's.

The beer pours a slightly hazy, copper amber color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is pretty nice as well, as I pick up some sweet malt, light clove and orange citrus. The flavor profile replicates the nose, though there's a touch of licorice in the finish as well that helps to counter the modest sweetness. There's a nice dollop of spice as well in the finish, which adds to the enjoyment. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with adequate carbonation, and the finish is fairly long and spicey.

Nothing extraordinary here, but for all that, another tasty beer from Dupont.

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood I,

A: Pours a dark red with a small off-white head, solid retention, some lace.

S: Dark bread and yeast, hint of plum and pear.

T: Fairly dark malt for the colour and style, some hefe similarities. Classic ester flavour, nothing really huge though.

M: Medium-bodied, creamy and fluffy, smooth, easy drinking.

O: A pretty standard representation if bordering a bit on BSDA and dubbel, but still carries the gamut of flavours of the BSPA. But don't expect anything close to Duvel. That's fine, the Belgian styles are fluid and allow for a lot of experimentation as Dupont has showed lately, showing why they're one of the best out there.

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