Brewed by Brasserie des Sources (formerly: de St. Amand)
Style: Belgian Ale
Saint-Amand-les-Eaux, France


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RATINGS: 210   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Bottled & Keg;
Bellerose is a Top fermented beer made with 3 hops from 3 different continents by Brasseries Des Sources(Brewery of the Springs). A mix between French "bière de Garde" and IPA with distinctive aromas of citrus & litchi with a hoppy but refreshing aftertaste ! After less than one year of brewing, this beer have won three medals in prestigious beer Comeptition and was elected as the "Best Ale over 5% in the UK" at the International Beer Challenge of London 2011 !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (4552) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2014
33cl bottle: BBD 28th Feb 2016. Poured into a ’Chimay’ chalice on 24th Sep 2014. A present from my son. Looks good, golden, clear, bright and clean, on top a full and deep white foaming head: the head stayed for a while before retreating to a thin wisp and collar. Blind tasting and I would swear this was Belgian such is the yeastiness and feel to both the aroma and taste. Hoppy, yet semi-sweet with a hidden maltiness, mild traces of citrus fruits but not enough to give a lemon or grapefruit flavour, just a mini hint within the taste. Interesting and pleasant, very pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
crlnts (380) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 18, 2014
Yellow, white head with lacing. Hoppy and peppery (pink peppercorn) aroma. Orange blossom, litchi. Surprising. Don’t know if blond ale is the best fit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6718) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle from Independent Spirit, Bath. Clear gold with a slight, white, head. Aroma of floral hops, hay and honey. Flavour was sweet and slightly metallic, with stone fruits, white pepper and a moderately bitter finish. Fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1564) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - SEP 15, 2014
Appearance: Dark golden, clear. Some white head.
Aroma: Fruit, citrus. Some hops.
Taste: Lots of fruit, citrus. Some hops and slight sweetness. Nice and summer-y.
Bought: Saveur-Biere.com, 330 ml, €2.80
Info: 12/9-2014, 64/300M, BB: 30/8-2015

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (2056) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle west riding. Golden good white head. Aroma is fruity grassy yeast taste is nice lychee sweet citrus yeast light hoppy finish. Medium body prickly carbonated. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MPA (860) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy golden with white head. Aroma of dirt, yeast, lime and a hint of apple. Flavour is sweet malty with a yeasty, dirt bitterness to finish it off. Really nice and well balanced. I could drink loads of this. Slight resemblance with Orval in both aroma and flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBHansen (294) - Køge, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle @ sister’s place: Appearance: golden with average frothy white head with good lacing. Aroma/taste: hay, caramel, lemon and spices. Palate: medium carbonation, medium body with notable sweetness, slightly dry finish a slightly watery texture Overall: ok blonde.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ejr (188) - Sarpsborg, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2014
Klar gyllen med et hvit skum, skummet varte lenge. Aroma av malt, gress, frukt og gjær. Deilig smak av malt, karamell, frukt, appelsin, sitrus og gjær. Medium kropp og en lett fin bitterhet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4697) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Pours gold into a tulip. Bright white head with medium retention recedes leaving spider lacing. Hay and summer fruit aromas. Soft with caramel and dough upfront turning to mild summer fruit before the lasting bitter earth finish. Overall, I enjoyed it more than the sum of its parts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rikstar (1165) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2014
Meerdere malen gedronken op zomervakantie in Frankrijk 2014. Helder goudgeel blondbiertje met een witte schuimkraag. Geur is hoppig met fruittonen lichi en citrus zijn hier inderdaad in terug te vinden. On de hoofdsmaak domineert de kruidnagel met een bitterzoet boeket. Afdronk is redelijk met een opbouwend bittertje. Een van de betere Franse bieren die ik heb geproefd.

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