Bellerose Biere Blonde Extra | Brasserie des Sources

BA SCORE
86
very good
120 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:
120
Reviews:
33
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
10.42%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
19
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 120 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of mcpat1993
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great balanced flavor and goes down really easily.

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Photo of louislouis91
3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sephyrott
3.61/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of josanguapo
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From Alcampo. In Teku glass. After dinner. Typical notes of a biere de garde but with a much smoother feeling that makes it feel less alcoholic and more drinkable. Herbal, grassy, with belgian yeast esters

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Photo of vinicole
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clear dark straw. Plenty of effervescence. Thick lasting head.
Light spice and fruit aroma.
As above with added sweetness.
Rather cloying.
Apart from the extra sweetness it tastes the part.

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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 Bruno74200
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good belgian pale ale (this is not a bière de garde). Sessionable but the sweetness doesn't make it a quick drinker. The spices are there no doubt but the hops brings a good fruitiness

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

Photo of JonCorbett
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of steverx8
4.19/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled
Yellow bright clear body with spotty white head
Nutmeg and sour funk aroma
Similar flavour with wheat notes and semolina
Quite lively but it suits it
I quite like this

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

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 Andrewharemza
4.49/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From bottle, Sweet spice nose, cinnamon and cloves. Amber beer with fluffy white head. Light carbonation. Lightly spritzy mouthfeel. Taste is cleansing hop bitterness, Cloves, banana, cream, lemon, Very very nice.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.56/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brentk56
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy honey color with a one inch cap of rocky foam; the retention was just OK and it left a few strands

Smell: Shortbread malts (smells like a Bock) with some fruity esters - apple, pear, banana, lychee

Taste: Shortbread and apple, up front, with some toffee, banana and coriander elements developing; herbal phenols arrive in the mid-palate, along with flavors of hay; the sweeter malts dominate the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: No idea how old this beer is though I just bought it yesterday; if the brewer intended a Belgian IPA with hops from three continents this is either well past its prime or I would recommend he get a new compass as this beer is all over the map and not in a good way

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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 Baldpacker
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of justelizabeth
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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 NicoLR
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 JackieKu
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Xose
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Bellerose Biere Blonde Extra from Brasserie des Sources
3.84 out of 5 based on 120 ratings.
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