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Brewed by Brasserie Dupont
Style: Saison
Tourpes-Leuze, Belgium
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 602   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Biere de Miel is bottle conditioned and contains only water, barley and wheat, honey, hops and yeast. It has a marvelously delicate scent of honey, balnaced by a dry palate, resulting in a beer that is both estery and refreshing.

Disclaimer: Both the normal and the organic (biologique) version.



3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HerrBierkoenig (334) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 8, 2014
From 0.25l bottle. Version Biologique. BBD: 03/2015. Pours deep hazy golden to amber orange liquid (many particles floating inside) with big creamy white head - fell down medium quickly. Aroma: Gods aromas :)) Beautiful esters - mainly flowers, honey, some deeply sweet exotic fruits, yeast. Never sent such aroma :). Taste: light sweet to medium, light bitter, light sour. Again esters, but less harmonic. Honey, flowers, hops. Palate: light body, sticky texture, lively carbonation, long bittersweet dry aftertaste. Overall: Less carbonation and more noble bitterness would make this beer awesome, but all the way, excellent honey sweet Saison :)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2338) - New York, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Cloudy yellow pour from bottle. Cloves floral honey smell. Spices, cloves and honey. Fairly acidic. Some yeasty funk. Pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (8092) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 27, 2014
Leicht trübes goldenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch fruchtig, hefig. Geschmack ebenfalls hefig fruchtig, bananig, würzig.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BRW (1113) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 24, 2014
At BBF. Golden-orange colour with white head. Honey, malt aroma. Honey, sweet, malt and caramel taste. Medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ametras (483) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 23, 2014
250ml bottle. Hazy orange with a frothy white head. Flavors are honey, bread, wheat, orange, apricot and bubblegum with floral notes. Medium body, moderate carbonation, creamy texture.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RasmusOtt (1232) - Aalborg, DENMARK - APR 18, 2014
Pours sparkling golden with a white head. Aroma of sweet fruity esters. I get banana, peach, sweet orange and a little bit of bubblegum. Wheat, weak hops and a tiny note of honey. Taste is quite similar with a bit more bitterness than you find in the aroma. I also get the sweet grainy notes and the sweet estery notes. Decent saison but yet I miss some wilder brett notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaVillum (494) - Valby, DENMARK - APR 14, 2014
25 cl, flaske, 8,0 % ABV, 50 års gave fra Værste Fætter og Anne - tak! 14. april 2014. Honningfarvet økologisk belgisk øl med 1 cm flygtig offwhite skumtop. Duft af fernis, belgisk gær og humle. God, lidt krydret, smag. Fin balance mellem sødme og bitterhed. Tydelig gærsmag. Medium lang eftersmag. Kuldioxid indhold på medium niveau. Ganske fin lille øl.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
climberbob (108) - Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2014
Draft at Chez Moeder. Rated from memory so may not be the most accurate. Pale golden. Not too sweet. slightly metallic taste though that was a bit off putting.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AgentAle (745) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
Aroma is of honey, straw and sweet malts. Taste is fairly bitter with some sweetness from the light malts. Finishes fairly smooth with slight bitter tang a liquor bite.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldMrCrow (1910) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Five years old. Bottle from John’s Marketplace in Portland. I’ve been a bit "meh" with regard to beer lately -- especially with regards to bottles at home -- but this is a nice reminder of why I love the stuff.

Opening the bottle, I find 2009 printed on the cork. I bought this late December 2013. Maybe I don’t know how John’s Marketplace works, but I would have expected to see some sort of note that this was a very old bottle. On the other hand, maybe I shouldn’t bitch because (1) I would have bought it anyway and (2) at $10.95 this may be a 2009 price as well.

The beer pours straw-gold with an abundant if coarse white head. Some darker floaty material, small in size, mars the appearance. The beer is almost exactly what one would expect from the label. The aroma is Dupont yeast and a very distinct honey. Holly says "fruit punch", I don’t get it but I guess she’s reacting to the esters. Flavor is again textbook Dupont with an added sweetness (and honey essence) from the honey. Dry farmyard dust. Beyond an early hint of european hops, very little hop presence at this age, and more surprisingly almost no funk. A dry yeasty spiciness closes down the flavor profile. I like LuckyGirl’s descriptor "snickerdoodle". Little sign of the 8% but little excuse for it either -- this doesn’t come off as a big beer the way that Avec does. It is a good beer, but at least at this age is not the equal of the standard Saison Dupont.

tl;dr summary: I need to try it fresh.


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