Biolégère
Brasserie Dupont sprl

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From:
Brasserie Dupont sprl
 
Belgium
Style:
Saison
Ranked #773
ABV:
3.5%
Score:
82
Ranked #27,051
Avg:
3.52 | pDev: 11.65%
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
19
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 23, 2022
Added:
Jul 29, 2005
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  5
SCORE
82
Good
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.19/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
250 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 3.5%. Pale straw colour, only slightly hazy, moderate to small white head. Strong aroma of grass and weed, some of it rotting. Refreshing dry flavour with yeasty and mildly spicy notes, also hints of citrus and herbs. Moderate hops.
Jul 23, 2022
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Reviewed by Arjen from Netherlands

3.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Bottle @ Het Warme Water, Brussels. Hazy straw yellow colour. Rocky white head with good retention. Aroma's: grainish, fruity and hoppy. Retronasal it's sweetish, light herbal, wheaty sour, with light hops. Flavour is light bitter, light sweet, herbal. Light bodied. Long finish, slightly dry, moderate bitter. Nice and sesionable.
Jun 10, 2019
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Rated by josanguapo from Spain

3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
From 2d2despuma. In Teku glass. Playing Avernum 2. Green apple, pear notes, dry and with a very light funkyness. Fine but boring, too bland.
May 14, 2018
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.34/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
750 ml corked bottle from Boise Co-op. Light and somewhat bland saison. Listed on the label as a "table beer" (mine is labeled as "Avril") this would be good for drinking with food at lunch or dinner. Pale hazy golden with thick airy head. Light lemony/citrus aroma. taste is more grassy than floral, more hay than spice, extremely lightweight all around.
Mar 02, 2018
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Reviewed by FLima from Brazil

3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Light yellow color with a huge four-fingers head with great retention.
Aroma with notes of lemon drops, hay, pineapple, Belgian yeast, a good deal of herbal hop and lots of spices.
Flavor with notes of pineapple juice, Belgian yeast, ginger, nutmeg, hay and dough. Dry aftertaste with a spicy finish.
Light body with effervescent carbonation that makes it more filling.
This is actually quite fun to drink despite its low abv. Hoppy, juicy, yeasty and spicy. Still, much milder than their well-known Saison.
Jan 20, 2018
 
Rated: 3 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts

Nov 18, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by mollykats from Pennsylvania

Sep 09, 2017
 
Rated: 3.44 by Giangio from Italy

Mar 20, 2017
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Reviewed by Beginner2 from Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
While this beer is made for the table -- and with all that carbonation -- designed to cut through the fat of frites and butter.... I'd have to conclude that I would go to many more blonde Belgians -- and most others from Dupont -- before going back to Biolegere again.

Reviewed in the "1001", Biolegere arguably is not good enough to make the list. Being organic is no longer enough since northern Europe produces so many now: the beer must be good also. Biolegere may be good, but it will be a while before this low alcohol level is great in my book.
Jul 09, 2016
 
Rated: 4.03 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden

Apr 07, 2016
 
Rated: 3.57 by dougbreathe from France

Feb 19, 2016
 
Rated: 3.57 by jrfehon33 from Pennsylvania

Sep 09, 2015
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Reviewed by flyingpig from Scotland

3.49/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
250ml Bottle from Beers of Europe (£1.29):
Not a bad beer for one that comes in at a mere 3.5% abv., it certainly packs a lot in for such a low alcohol content with plenty of yeast, spice and tart grabbing your attention throughout. The beer is easy to drink and reminds to a lot of Duvel, the only thing letting it down was that the taste could definitely have been a bit stronger, were it not for that then this would have all the makings of a classic.
Dec 26, 2014
 
Rated: 3.93 by desint from Belgium

Nov 07, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Mattias from Sweden

Oct 03, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by mattfancett from England

Aug 26, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by leitmotif from Romania

Jul 14, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Ciocanelu from Romania

Jul 09, 2014
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Reviewed by dcmchew from Romania

3.83/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours hazy golden, one finger foamy head, nice retention.
Smell hits you with Belgian spicy yeasts, clove and spicy herbs, honey, flowers, some faint barnyard funk, really spring-timey.
Starts fruity, green apple and pear, some cherry plum, faint gooseberries, lemon. Grains and green hay follow, lots of green spicy notes, like coriander, green pepper and lemongrass. Lots of floral notes too. It all rounds up to a decent hop bitterness in the finish, a bit dry, but leaving nice spiciness in the aftertaste.
Medium body and carbonation, refreshing, unfiltered.
It is indeed "légère", very green, fresh and quite tasty. Perfect for this time of the year, and a nice refresher during the day.
Jun 16, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by GRUUMSH from Belgium

Mar 20, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by tom10101 from Canada (QC)

Nov 13, 2013
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Reviewed by trebbates from Texas

3.94/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured a nice copper color with a big white head that dissipated quickly and left little lacing. Nose was bready and spicy. Nice. My initial taste was of almost a caramel apple? with nice carbonation. Felt good on the tongue, not too heavy. It finished with a nice mulled spice. Over all I thought it was a very nice ale and would definitely have it again.
Aug 11, 2013
 
Rated: 3.8 by samEBC from Belgium

May 02, 2013
 
Rated: 3 by BeerTruck from Portugal

Oct 29, 2012
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Reviewed by cpetrone84 from Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pour is pale yellow with tons of tight white head. Nose is big and has a fair bit of spicy yeast with a nice farmhouse funk behind. Notes of zest and herbal hop in back. Taste isn't quite as bright but still offers the spicy yeast, peppery, light grain note and assertvice heabal and floral hops finish with soft carbonation, clean and lightly bitter.
Jul 23, 2012
 
Rated: 3 by Julien

Feb 25, 2012
 
Rated: 5 by Beertracker from Oklahoma

Jan 27, 2012
 
Rated: 3 by ygtbsm94 from Utah

Jan 05, 2012
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Reviewed by BucBasil from Rwanda

3.88/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5
Served form the 250mL bottle into a tulip at Delirium Cafe on recommendation from the bartender.

A: A hazy golden color topped with a 2.5 finger thick white head with ok retention.

S: Slightly hoppy with a bit of an apple and citrus character. Balanced by a bready note.

T: Sweet on the tongue - a lighter version of Duvel. Wow, that's unexpectedly good. Crisp green apple and a touch of honey. Very fresh tasting.

M and D: Somewhat watery, but forgivable for the alcohol content. A good very drinkable session beer.
Nov 04, 2010
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Reviewed by Sammy from Canada (ON)

3.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
From State Line. A very nice yeasty mildly spicey Belgium, at a low ABV. Very drinkable. This is sometimes called the Avril. Lots and lots of drinkable foam, very nice with lunch. Beige tone, a little farm in the aroma but more or less neutral.Good mouthfeel.
Oct 05, 2008
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Reviewed by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

3.51/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Bottle courtesy of mgermani: Poured a hazy light yellow color ale with a super large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of funky yeast with what smells like some light wheat malt notes. Taste is a mix between some funky barnyard notes with an interesting Belgian malt base. While I applaud the decision to brew a light ABV saison type beer form the brewery I feel that the funk is not balanced as well as in some off their other offering and I would have also like a more prominent hops presence in this beer without going overboard. Interesting but also disappointing considering the brewery reputation and I can't understand why so many are in awe of this beer - I would take the Saison Dupont or the Moinette any day over this.
Aug 19, 2008
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Reviewed by thierrynantes from France

3.48/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Beer bottle (25cl), tasted in 2002.
Appearance : Golden color, with good white foam head.
Smell : malt, grain and spicy yeast aromas
Taste and mouthfeel : soft and yeasty in the mouth with notes of corriander.
Drinkability : a good beer (Bio) in the Belgian style Saison
Mar 19, 2008
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Reviewed by BlackHaddock from England

3.12/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
This beer was tasted at the 2007 Zythos fest.

The weakest beer (in alcohol strength) I tried.

Hazy, light urine yellow, go and see a doctor if you pass anything like this, no head to speak of.

The aroma was of yeast, malt and summer flowers mixed up with lemons, not normal, but not unpleasant either.

Tasted fine, slight fizz to it, citrus fruits to the fore which made it fairly sour and bitter.

Mouthfeel wasn't great, the bitterness hung around for a while, otherwise nothing much at all.

A summer, hot day beer, I would have another, but not search one out.
Mar 10, 2007
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Reviewed by TheLongBeachBum from California

3.73/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Presentation: 12 ounce bottle picked up as a part of a mixed Biologique Six-Pack during a recent trip to the Dupont Brewery in Tourpes at Easter. Standard 25cl Belgo-style brown bottle sealed with a black crown cap which has a dark red ‘Dupont Tourpes’ shield on it. Main label is green and white with the word ‘Biolégère’. Has plenty of Organic stamps of approval. Unfiltered with a listed strength of only 3.5% and a Best Before Date of 06/2007.

Appearance: Soft pale golden body with a light milky haze, underscoring the unfiltered nature of the brew. Creamy white head formed easily and the retention was throughout. Carbonation is medium in strength but the carbon dioxide seems to form larger than normal bubbles. Nice overall presentation.

Nose: Hoppy, not intensely but more of a freshly harvested hop character. Lively aromas hold some yeast and Saison background traits. Light citric rind sharpens the senses.

Taste: Fruity start, pears and apples mix with a funky yet hoppy middle. The pears, gently sprinkled with peppers and a delicate herbal trait, make an appearance again in the finish. Zesty lemon rind tickles the tongue in the middle and shortly after the swallow. Fruity overall finish with a green stained fresh hop ending. Some orange in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, but not watery. Enough resilience to give sufficient backbone to what is, after all, a low strength Pale Ale. The carbonation assists greatly but the fresh hop nature lends some pleasant feel to it.

Drinkability: Refreshing and I intensely quaffable. I could easily manage a few gallons of this one on a warm Summers day, without feeling too impaired too.

Overall: Given its relatively low strength of 3.5%, this is a surprisingly tasty and very drinkable libation. A solid hoppy Organic Pale Ale that has quality. I have never come across this one before, and probably will not see it again for some time, but I would recommend giving this one a drive round the block if you see it. Very interesting indeed.
May 03, 2006
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Reviewed by paterlodie from Belgium

2.66/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
BB 04-2006. Nice head leaving laces and a golden beercolor. Frairly huge particles in it. Nose is hoppy, buttery, malty overal not 100% fresh but ok its a lightbeer. Taste is also buttery, grainy, sharp bitterness and some cheese. No this is drinkable but shurly not my taste. Moutfeel shows the emptyness of the brew and is quiet watery with not pure hopbitterness. Drinkable but rather drink half a real beer then this.
Jul 29, 2005
Biolégère from Brasserie Dupont sprl
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 35 ratings