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

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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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 !


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HKdIPA (284) - 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 (9) - 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 (208) - 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 (2721) - 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 (4009) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
crlnts (317) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6445) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1452) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (1616) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MPA (828) - 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.


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