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

bottled
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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 !


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Pour is a clear golden color, little bit of yeast floating around, with a fluffy white head. Very floral nose, slightly spicy and citrusy, some pine, and a little grassy. Grassy and slightly peppery taste, there’s some not-quite-dark fruit in there, almost a perfumey taste. Light bodied, medium carbonation. Quite tasty, very floral, but the aroma was a lot better than the taste.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (1971) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2014
Draught at The Florist, Bethnal Green on 18 Oct. Poured a light amber, with a slight haze and a halo of white head. Aroma of peaches, grain and Belgian yeast esters. Soft fruit flavours, with hay and bready malt. Finish was flowery, with some tinned fruit and mango sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Digzis (81) - Nancy, FRANCE - OCT 19, 2014
Bière assez sympathique et rafraîchissante. Plutôt fruitée, avec des notes citronnées, des notes d’agrumes et légèrement de fruits exotiques. L’amertume n’est pas trop forte, il y a une certaine rondeur en bouche, avec un côté légèrement mielleux.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bewyder (35) - FRANCE - OCT 17, 2014
Premier test réussi. Les suivants un peu moins. Plutôt bonne blonde, très agréable, amertume mesurée malgré les 3 houblons, fruitée et florale. Reste relativement modeste et manque un poil de caractère et d’accroche. Première bouteilles bue au bar de La tête à l’envers, Vincennes, France, le 09/02/2014.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrMuddley (19) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
Straight down the middle Blonde that’s very enjoyable. Hop flavour upfront which gives a passing bitterness that is quickly rounded off by a sweet honey finish. Well balanced and great with food.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gyllenbock (4864) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2014
Sample at SBWF 2014. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma and taste of floral hops, light spices, hay and some bread. An ok one.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HKdIPA (260) - HONG KONG - OCT 8, 2014
Bottle at John's in France. Clear orange-golden pour. Aroma is yeasty Belgian and apple juice. Taste is not as hoppy as hoped for. Tastes more like a full bodied lighter Belgian ale. Not bad but nothing special.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LeFaune (6) - ST MANDE, FRANCE - OCT 5, 2014 does not count
Pungent litchi aroma, also very present in the taste - a bit too much, destroying all around it, although you can taste a bit of berries in the back. More on the side of IPA than bière de Garde. The palate is fizzy and very nice. A bit of foam with nice laces. In globality a refreshing one, balanced. Would like to try it on tap.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
poech73 (202) - Nivelles, BELGIUM - SEP 27, 2014
@Auchan Louvroil. Bière blonde à la belle robe paillée et au col épais avec un nez parfumé aux chaumes fleuri très citronné. C’est un corps malté assez robuste qui s’offre aux papilles mais sans lourdeur. C’est ce qui est sympa dans cette blonde: elle se termine sur une pointe sèche assez surette. La bouche est donc plutôt ronde mielleuse développant des arômes de grain d’orge d’agrumes et de foin. En finale je note une amertume légèrement astringente. Pas mal équilibrée. Sympa.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Habanero (2666) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2014
Bottled. Pours clear golden with a small, lacing and white head. Aroma of yeat, fruity notes and a lillle spice. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and with a hint of bitterness.Medium bodied, oily texture and average carbonation a nice Blonde.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (3905) - 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.


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