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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: 324   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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6159) - 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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mortlach (1248) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 27, 2015
330ml bottle @Luppolo Station (Rome). Pours deep golden, a bit unclear, with a giant head. Aroma is malty, caramel, citrus notes, orange zest, light floral notes and spices. Flavour is balanced, high malt profile with a decent bitter end. Medium body, medium carbonation. A bit boring...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tognetta (291) - Campinas, BRAZIL - JUN 25, 2015
Laranja escura, espuma de fácil formação, média duração. Aroma lupulado, cítrica (menos que uma american IPA), mais doce que o esperado, sem ser negativo. Paladar de amargor muito bem balanceado, sem ser cansativo. Corpo e carbonação médios. Aftertaste prazeroso, muito boa.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
poech73 (273) - Braine, BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2015

From Boone (Nieuwpoort)
Très bonne IPA belge offrant un beau nez très parfumé fleuri, avec de la levure et un beau corps malté trouble assez classique: assez rond légèrement mieleux; on devine le Pilsen, accompagné d’une astringence moyenne du froment qui tapisse bien toute la bouche et soutient l’amérisation assez longue, sur des notes fleuries, légèrement résineuses et minérales, mais sans agresser le palais et accompagnées de saveurs fruitées de mandarine, de pomello voire de litchi.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (4373) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle from at Cotteridge Wines; clear burnished amber pour with a frothy white head, aroma has marmalade and light spice, taste has light citrus, pale malts, digestive biscuit, a hint of grapefruit, ok.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheKernOwl (10) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2015
Pure-tasting IPA. Peachy, pine-y, citrus (lime zest) and some yeast on nose. Overall, very balanced between hoppy bitterness (very international mix of hops) and refined, earthy but clean and classy finish. Quite the beautiful flower!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Turboninja (209) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 17, 2015
Bottle@Kaisla, Helsinki, Finland. Medium aroma with fruits like citrus and peach with hint of bitterness. Orange color with light/medium white head and hazy liquid. Medium taste with fruits combining nicely to malts and some hops. Balanced and soft. Medium taste spectrum and medium/long aftertaste sweeter fruits and hops. Medium body with medium carbonation. Overall high quality IPA with especially soft touch.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nicolas_M (91) - BELGIUM - JUN 16, 2015
I asked for a real IPA, and not a false advertised one like we can easily find nowadays, and I wasn’t disappointed at all. Aroma and taste are totally linked regarding hops, and the bitterness following it is just awesome. Sadly my written review is done four days after testing, so not very constructive, but the notes were done live.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerman33190 (76) - FRANCE - JUN 13, 2015
Fruity, zesty, floral tastes and aromas in this refreshing, well-carbonated ipa. The bitterness of the hops although quite low-key while drinking is surprisingly lasting on the palate. Stock up for summer I say.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (1939) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle from the Trembling Madness, York. Pours golden with an off white head. Mild citrusy fruit aroma. The taste is lightly spicey with pine notes. Some earthy undertones. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moolesen (319) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2015
Bottle 33cl. Amber with a white creamy head. Strong flower hops and some citrus. Nice flavour, bitter without being over the top. Medium length


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