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


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RATINGS: 233   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Belle-Fleur India Pale Ale. The pure taste of hops

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6129) - Montreal, Quebec, - JAN 27, 2013
A gentle haze punctuate this straight golden ale which develops a towering frothy, dense white foam. Resinous and fairly green, herbal nose delves into the spicy, bready yeastiness to raise up a chivey, accentuated spicy profile. Not as fresh as I should have drank it, but I can see how the mostly faded dry-hopping must have been strongly flowery and resinous earlier on. At this mature stage (probably closing on 1-yr old), the yeast is fairly present though fortunately not stealing the show from the hops and the malt remains just gently cerealic and on the pale, bready side of the spectrum. This makes for a straightforward oiffering that does not necessarily strive for balance, but rather focuses on hops and I can see how enjoyable that must be for variety’s sake in Belgium. Fairly dry, yet convincingly warm and bold for a 6% offering, offering a relatively dense texture presumably thanks to the non-filtration and smallish, tighter than average bubbles. Hop-forward indeed despite having several months under its belt (BB Apr. 2014). Pretty good, though at this stage, it’s stronger on bitterness than aromas.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (575) - 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 !!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (7397) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer4000 (4476) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 21, 2014
330 ml bottle @ Patricks. Unclear golden body with a big and long lasting white head. Strong aroma of citric fruit and spicy yeast. Flavor is sweet malt and quite bitter, citric fruit and spicy yeast like aroma. Quite sweet, but like typical Belgium beer it manage to have a certain balance and don’t become sticky. Feels like a good combo of American hops with traditional Belgium pale ale. Fine balanced body with a decent aftertaste. Nice and moorish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (2450) - NORWAY - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle at Cafe Sara, august 1st 2014. Near clear golden body with a big white head. Aroma of mango, lemon, oranges, pine. Taste is light spicy, again fruity, with a semisweet malt presence. Dry hoppy finish, not as fruity as the start promised, still a nice ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EvilCat (80) - FRANCE - AUG 6, 2014
Bouteille 33cl. L'île du malt. Robe orange pale , joli col de mousse blanc. Nez houblonné et fruité. Bouche fraîche et délicate , sur les fruits exotiques et les agrumes. Finale sèche , amère et florale. Une ipa raffinée. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (6290) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle from Beer Emporium, Bristol. Hazy gold in colour, with a thick and rocky, off-white head. Citrus fruit, sweet marmalade aroma. Flavour had more fruits, a yeasty edge and sharp, bitter finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crlnts (293) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 5, 2014
Hazy Straw. Nice white head. Citrus aroma, grapefruit, ananas. Bready. Peppery saison notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LomYst (487) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2014
@kaaps festival 2014 soft citrus, first the bitter and then the sweet, soft carbs long bitter citric finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jerre (2672) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 3, 2014
Taste this many times first @ home on bottle 33 cl oct. 2012. Hazy darkgolden to Amber color, with off-white head. Aroma: malts, fruity, citric hops. Medium body. Taste: malts, fruits, caramel note, nice fruit hops, good bitterness. Nice beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Csouye (36) - OLNE, BELGIUM - AUG 3, 2014
Perfect equilibrium, citrus aromas due to hops: I really love it ... A great IPA !

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