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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 255   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Belle-Fleur India Pale Ale. The pure taste of hops


Rastacouere's rating

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6136) - 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShivanDragon (1778) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2014
helder gouden met schuimige witte kraag. aroma is niet overdreven maar eerder wat licht, goede co2, kleverig, moutig, citrus en den. Eerste slok; redelijk bitter, zwak en vlakt vrij snel af, vrij dunne body, dun, in de afdronk wat droog. mwah gaat

4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pricey290483 (386) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2014
On tap at mother kellys a nice beer with a little grassy aroma not over the top hop taste but you get a good hop kick on the after taste a really good beer that you could drink all night

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
guiroul33 (95) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle 33cl from Malting Pot @ home. A perfectly balanced IPA, with a lot of aromas. Probably my favorite IPA. Wonderful.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (3416) - Vantaa, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2014
33cl bottle, bbe Juni 2015. Murky light brown, thick off white head. Spicy, floral aroma, hoppy with some medicine notes. Flavor has floral notes grapefruit, yeast, spices. Long bitter finish. Awesome.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suurjuust (1143) - ESTONIA - NOV 14, 2014
Murky amber yellow, big frothy white head. Nose is malt, hay notes, grapefruit. Starts peachy and malt, some mild caramel sweetness, some biscuity tones, ends herbal-grapefruity bitter. Not bad at all.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1578) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2014
October 4, 2014. Bottle at home, best before march 2015. Hazy orange/golden with a large white head. Aroma is floral, fresh cut grass, light citrus. Taste is light sweet biscuit, light fruity and medium bitter. Finish is light to medium bitter with floral notes. Light to medium bodied, a bit thin in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
florent.janssens (29) - - NOV 11, 2014
Bonne odeur de houblon. Goût houblonné et asser fraîche en bouche. Arrière goût de houblon qui reste longtemps. IPA classique

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ulysse (84) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 11, 2014
Fruity spicy hop aroma. Strong hop aroma. First mouthful rather bitter. A typical IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11649) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle shared at Moeder Lambic Fontainas - Brussels. Pours clear yellow-gold with a big, fluffy white head. Nice airy hops, some pithy citrus fruits, dried wheat, lemon zest. Medium sweet flavor with lively citrusy hop character, some grassy bitterness, pine. Medium bodied, fluffy, with average carbonation. Nicely balanced pn the finish, with pale bread sweetness, some white grape, pine needles, hay, rindy lemon, pithy grapefruit. Quite impressive.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
HugoNeto (23) - BRAZIL - NOV 3, 2014
This IPA features more hops in the aroma than in the taste, expected by dry hopping in the process. Light, citrus and with a persistent foam.


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