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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 603   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.



3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 23, 2006
Bottle. Hazy amber beer with a nice off-white head. LIght earthy aroma with some malt and then some sweet honey. Becomes a dusty/honey aroma wityh an herbal background. Dry finish, but has a fruity flavor with some herbal (almost minty) tones. Some spice. Light but has some complexity

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 21, 2006
2005 bottle, consumed on a lovely Spring day in January, 06. No surprises in the appearance, full, frothy, dense white head that is well retained and laces wonderfully. Lightly hazy honey-copper with peach skin tints. Minute, bottle conditioned bubbles rise listlessly. The nose is subtle yet rich and refreshing. Honey-like pils malt mixed with light herbal hops, just perfectly done (neither too dominant nor too light). Clean, signature dupont yeast adds light dryness and that subtle touch of dry spiciness. Soft angel food cake on the end, with very light esters of nectarine skins and very light lemons. Very strong and just wraps around the nostrils sensuously. The flavor might even be a step up from the aroma. Flowery, spicy fresh hops lightly dot the palate as a medium bodied, honey grain malt softens things and allows for the yeast to counterbalance perfectly on end. Light traces of honey fermentation on end as well (touch of sourish/acidic dryness) with just the faintest hint of alcohol warming, though certainly no alcohol flavor. Moist, just- baked biscuits covered in honey (I seem to say that a lot about Dupont beers). Dry fruits again, apricot, nectarine and peach skin (I always get that from Dupont yeast). Just supremely balanced in flavor. Texture is supportive and supple from the low filtration and wonderful conditioning in the bottle. Carbonation begins, quite expectedly, very strong and rather expansive. But that is simply due to the youngness of the beer (and the fact that I’ve only had the bottle open for 15 minutes thus far). But after a good 25 or so minutes the carbonation settles out perfectly. Some of the honey-fermentation biproducts do build on the palate, adding some acidity and its quite yeasty as are all dupont beers, but if those are complaints, they are about as minor as I could imagine giving a beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorqui (2112) - Brescia, ITALY - JAN 10, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2007 Bottled 0,33L. Creamy and compact foam, good adhesion and duration. Orange clearly color clearly, much hazy and load, very impenetrable one. Much coolness and complex scent; notes of orange peel, pollen and spices. Alcoholic, powerful and level taste. Much cake and flowery with a durable and long-lasting final. Elegant and rich.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - JAN 6, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2006 Bottled 2004. Pours a hazy golden color with a fluffy one inch head that slowly settles down to a thick cap that lasts throughout, leaving loads of lace in my glass. Smell; there’s a bit of earthy, barnyard funkiness along with some citrusy fruits that I can’t quite nail down. The honey comes out as it gets a little warmer. Taste; there’s a nice lemon zest that initially hits me along with a peppery spiciness, and then that barnyard/hay funkiness steps up along with some sweet honey that makes this beer really interesting. Mouthfeel is light bodied and very smooth, and finishes a bit dry

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3583) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2008 [bottle - corked & caged 750 ml] Murky and thick golden pour with a fizzy yet lasting white head. Light and sweet aroma of honey, yeast, champagne and some bubblegum. The taste is lots of champagne mixed with a nice yeasty flavor and some very light hints of honey and some other sweetness. Very thick and creamy.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jonas (5842) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2005
Bubblegum aroma. Orange amber, creamy head. Perfumed bubblegum flavor. Medium to light body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrnutsnbolts (204) - Berkeley, - DEC 15, 2005
Bottle. Pours a hazy straw color with a big white head. Smells of esters, spice, bubblegum, honey and caramel. Tastes more or less like it smells with more pronounced yeast, sweet and spicy notes.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (21505) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2005
Bottled. Hazy golden coloured with a mdium sized white head. Fruity aroma with notes of spices and light acidic notes. Sweet fruity flavour with notes of spices and flowery notes. Bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 22, 2005
Bottle at Hop Leaf in Chicago. Solid and hazy gold body. Sweet yeasty honey aroma. Sweet honey, lavendar, malt. Not too bad, but a bit boring.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2005
Hazy orange-bronze body. Smells like yeasty Honeycomb cereal w/ sweet apricots. Very yeasty flavor - sweet pale malt under banan, apricot, light leafy hops and dry minerals. A nice beer, easy to drink.


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