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Brewed by De Dochter van de Korenaar
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Baarle-Hertog, Belgium
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 241   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Belle-Fleur India Pale Ale. The pure taste of hops


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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1393) - Brussels, - NOV 4, 2012
66cl bottle. Clear liquid with golden/orange color and medium snowy white head. Nose : tart with orange, orange zest. Apricot and lemonade. Sip : medium body with fluffy creamy texture. Low to medium carbonation. The taste is really interesting, quite different then any other IPA I tasted so far. It’s sweet with orange and tart, it develops a dry taste with aromas of orange seeds and orange bitter jelly. It’s surprisingly not that bitter as for this style but really satisfactory thanks to a well balanced taste and great body. Nice surprise.


2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
eczematic (1320) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2014
intense stuff. huge frothy head and overcarbonated belgian style - which makes the hops even more edgy tasting. aroma is resinous and amarillo (?) heavy - apricot and grapefruit. in the mouth the aforementioned CO2 rips out the body a bit and accentuates the treble - this is not helped by an apparently overzealous burtonisation and in particular abuse of MgSO4 i think i can taste - medicinally, heavily bitter from the salts and not in a good way. I’m sure it was a good idea on paper but.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kavu (2281) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 14, 2014
0,33l bottle @ One Pint Pub. Pours deep golden with a high head. Aroma is malts with floral hops. Flavor is malts, some fruits, some yeast and a hoppy finish. Good balance. Nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle served in and ordinary glass. Bought during a business trip in Luxembourg in one of the best beershops I’ve ever visited, the Mi-Orge Mi-Houblon in Arlon - Belgium (http://miorgemihoublon.be) Enjoyed @ a hotel room in Luxembourg :/ A: Pours a nice orange to amber cloudy color forming a big and solid, and creamy white head. Excellent retention and tons of soapy and lingering lacings left in the glass S: Excellent smell of fresh and flowery hops. Very citric, quite American profile. Notes of orange, orange zest and sweet grains. American style IPA with some touches of Belgian bready yeasts T: Dry, grainy, crispy and bitter. Sweet pale malts. Fruity with notes of orange and orange zest. A bit bready with a huge hops bitterness in the end... M: Light to medium body. Citrus hops bitter aftertaste O: Excellent drinkability. Excellent IPA. Quite American to a Belgian IPA but absolutely recommended anyway [ BA Review @ 4/6/2014 ]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (4864) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2014
Sample at SBWF 2014. Almost clear golden with a large white head. Aroma and taste of belgian yeast, hops, orange and citrus. Also some notes of soap. The finish was dry.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
finol (2192) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle sample at SBWF. Nice belgian yeastyness, hoppy and a unfortunate hint of soap.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AirForceHops (3295) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle purchased at 7-11 Kittery, ME. Lightly hazy gold with fluffy head retention. Aroma is very mild, light floral tones and weak yeast.

The flavor starts with straw, pale malts and citrus. The hops are floral and grassy leading into a mild bitterness. Lighter side of medium in body with a decent carbonation level. I’m sure this is real nice on draft, in a bottle not so much.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mmahut (1017) - CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle, trade with Benzai, thank you! Good till Feb 2015. Pours in amber body with very high frosty head, high visible carbonation. The carbonation really makes this an aroma bomb. Aroma has tropical character with mostly grapefruit hopiness, peach. White candi sugar like sugar in the aroma background too. Taste has high fruity bitterness with medium to high malty sweetness, expected more character given the aroma. Body is medium, very high carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4515) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
pours hazy/cloudy/murky pale golden with a big frothy three-finger off-white head, very good retention and lacing. spicy mintiness - pink peppermint specifically, very floral, herbal-grassiness, citrus, clean pale lightly spicy maltiness, clean fruity and spicy belgian yeast. lively carbonation - foamy, slightly disturbing at first, light body, dry spicy-floral-peppery finish. nice. interesting belgian take.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (636) - BELGIUM - SEP 4, 2014
Bière ipa de 6 % abv, avec orge et froment, refermentée, à date en octobre. Couleur abricot à orangé clair. Couleur un peu à la Orval... Apparence avec un voile de levure qui convient si bien à ce genre de bière, lui donnant une sorte de consistance solide. Bulles en une immense colonne centrale, telle un geyser, bulles très fines. Merveilleux. Mousse d’un blanc cassé très crémeuse, à la texture chantilly en haut avec des plaques lisses et d’autres en fins cratères. Sublime. Arômes de fleur de houblon, muscade, poivre, pointe légère de thym. 1ère bouche entre soyeuse et lisse, splendide fleur de houblon, rappelant par certains côtés l’Orval. Arrière-bouche davantage maltée, mais juste le houblon en balance. 2ème magnifique bouche houblonnée, de caractère mais aux cent nuances. 3ème bouche pour laquelle le mot saveur est un bien faible mot, tant cette bouche est intégrale (comme Orval, ça rime...). Arrière-bouche strictement divine, fraîche et pleine de baume. La longueur poursuit ce travail en développant le thème. Ce merveilleux thème de la india pale ale, qui fait maintenant beaucoup de superbes bières. La levure est immense, de caractère très mûr, avec des épices et des minéraux. L’alcool est un patient collaborateur qui travaille en strict parallélisme. La finale est encore en progression. CONCLUSION : les « cent nuances » de cette bière sont juste à l’opposé du « sans nuance » de beaucoup d’autres … Quelle belle composition florale que cette ipa, pas trop forte, mais à la « belle fleur ». Elle porte ainsi magnifiquement son nom !!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (7872) - Hasborn, GERMANY - AUG 24, 2014
Leicht trübes orangegoldenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch nach tropischen Früchten, sehr malzig. Geschmack sehr hopfig fruchtig, bitter, tropische Früchte, sehr gutes IPA!


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