Bellerose Biere Blonde Extra | Brasserie des Sources

BA SCORE
86
very good
121 Ratings
Bellerose Biere Blonde ExtraBellerose Biere Blonde Extra
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie des Sources
France
globalwinespirits.com

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by charleseddy on 04-04-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
121
Reviews:
34
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
10.42%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
19
For Trade:
0
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Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness
2.75/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Herbal, slightly funky - somehow the different flavours don't mesh and it's ultimately unappealing.

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Photo of Vanz
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of TheBigBoy
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of Rifugium
3.03/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of samEBC
3.11/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of wl0307
3.17/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Coming in a 330ml slim brown bottle, BB 31/08/2014, served lightly chilled in a long-stemmed wine goblet.

A: pours a translucent dim golden colour, coming with a thin sheet of off-white foam to last and constant but moderate streams of carbonation.
S: I thought I’d be forgiven for mistaking this beer as a pasteurised malty and fruit estery brew by some larger breweries in the UK, if I was sniffing it blind-folded? Upfront comes a dense wave of thick sweetness (as of melted crystal-sugar and also boiled dark sugar cane juice) from pale malts, underlined by cooked-fruit-like esters and… sweet ginger essence(?); a swirl would bring up the more diverse aroma elements as in sweet citrus, sickly perfumy green apples, sweetened pineapples, coriander seeds, etc. Overly sweet and very unbalanced.
T: the foretaste is sour-sweet fruit estery, aromatically and sweet spicy, and very messy in terms of the overall flavour elements; the main theme has a lot of fruit esters to showcase, but quite thin-bodied at the same time with a dose of sweetness too much to float on top of an equally weak platform, while the alc. is all so easy to notice on the palate. As the beer breathes over time, the herbal/spicy esters come forward to complement the main malt and estery body, rendering an aftertaste which is tad drier and slightly chewy due to the zesty hoppiness emerging belatedly, but the lingering unwanted sweet touch is still too much to my liking…
M&O: moderately effervescent, medium-minus bodied, the flavour profile is intended to be complex but the result is a messy beer where the esters rein freely, hops fail to compete despite so much effort invested (3 hop varieties?) and the attenuation level could’ve been tuned higher to render a better drinkability. I really find very little to like about this beer, so will not try it again for sure.

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3.2/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of RobertJBeer
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.26/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Bellerose

Pours a light gold. Aroma of musty yeast and sweet grains. In the taste, quite Sweet, like refined sugar. Not very bitter. Metallic. Herbal Saaz type hops. Only faint bitterness. Alcohol is mild. Medium bodied with spritzy carbonation. Overall, this is an average, everyday table beer. The strength was there, but the flavors could have been more pronounced, this was quite light.

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Photo of Hanglow
3.31/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours clear light amber with voluptuous head. settles fairly quick

some nice typical belgian yeasty notes on the nose, sweet, doughy. Not bad


Bit too sweet for me, ok malty and yeasty flavours.

nice body and carb


really needs a tad of bitterness

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Photo of Zorro
3.33/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear brass colored ale with a small white colored head.

Smells of apples and leaf tobacco. Scent of brown sugar and pepper.

Starts out mildly sweet and woody with a apple flavor. Fruity and semi-dry. Slightly woody in taste. Taste of leather and toffee. Taste actually tastes more like a British Pale Ale.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a good ale but not outstanding.

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Photo of ninkasibrew
3.35/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of toinoucos
3.47/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aengleman
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of LJWalker
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of CCutch
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Aggro
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of golf4collet
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of brez8791
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of ARoman
3.52/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a high ball glass. The aroma has a honey sweetness and a dry spice to it with undertones or oranges and toast as well as a bit of a waxy crayon. There's a hint of banana and clove on the nose late. It's a clear, pale - gold color with a filmy thin white head that has only light levels of retention and lace. The flavor is a medium bittersweet. The texture is oily, and a bit thick with a zippy, light carbonation. The medium body is spicy with notes of herbs, honey and/or bitter marmalade and toast. It finishes crisp with clove and bitter lemon notes as well as a notable crayon. The aftertaste is lightly cloying with herb, bread crust, and citric acid. Overall, specifically in the finish and aftertaste, it's not too dissimilar to a mild, floral IPA.

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Photo of eric5bellies
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Drank from my Mane Liquor tulip.

A - Pours a clear honey colour, with a two fingered head that reduces quickly, but does lace.

S - Plenty of yeast (Belgian) plenty of citrus and a little funk

T - HAs a bit of funk up front, and the hop is submerged and not present enough. The yeast too dominant. Bits of citrus and grain also present.

M - Medium body and mouthfeel.

O - Not a bad BdG but Tres Monts is a far better example.

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Bellerose Biere Blonde Extra from Brasserie des Sources
3.84 out of 5 based on 121 ratings.
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