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Brewed by Brasserie Dupont
Style: Bière de Garde
Tourpes-Leuze, Belgium
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip

bottled
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RATINGS: 289   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Brewed by the Dupont brewery in Tourpes with malt from the Beloeil maltery.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tadiau (4) - ITALY - DEC 9, 2011 does not count
caramel, floral, licorice, vanilla, orange, cloudy, rocky head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter,

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (527) - BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2013
Bière de château dont la recette date déjà de 25 ans, mais avec toute l’expérience et le savoir-faire de cette brasserie Dupont. On est admiratif des recettes de cette brasserie... Bouteille de 75 cl, bouchonnée de liège, à l’étiquette sobre (même si c’est un produit de château, et quel château …), confirmant ainsi que cette brasserie s’attache beaucoup plus à ses bières qu’au marketing d’étiquette, mais on le savait parfaitement.... Niveau d’alcool abv : 8,5 %. Couleur roux moyen superbe. Clarté pure, clean. Bulles moyennes par milliers, présentes dans le moindre mm du verre. (déjà l’explosion à l’ouverture était très belle, mais on en a la confirmation visuelle dans son verre...) Mousse beige claire à cratères magnifiques du type trappiste.... Arômes de lie de vin, prune, poire, malts divers (il y en a 5!!!!) dont le caramel, candi, cassonade, amandes. 1ère bouche à la très belle prise veloutée sur des épices fortes, de la muscade, du poivre et de la girofle. Arrière-bouche maltée et un peu tourbée, à l’amertume soutenue. 2ème nez de miel de châtaigne. 2ème bouche assez vineuse, mais à la très grande arrière-bouche maltée. 3ème nez tourbé. 3ème bouche pleine, complète, dans le style pain complet et fruits très mûrs. Arrière-bouche du type d’une brune extra-forte. Longueur à la densité énorme et à la grande ampleur. Arrière-bouches remarquables. Levure dense, forte, prenante, qui a tout d’une grande. Alcool magnifique, à la progression linéaire, constante : un soutien parfait au goût. Finale immense. Un sommet brassicole : malt/fruit/bois/levure. Conclusion : à défaut d’abbaye réelle de la moinette (ce qui est dommage, mais un fait historique même s’il y a eu une cense et un moulin ...), cette bière fera parfaitement office de bière de château. Pour l’anecdote, le sceau « abbaye de la moinette » figure encore au bas de l’étiquette, comme les bières ont pu s’appeler au départ … mais ce n’est plus qu’une nostalgie... Ceci dit, « bière de château » est très bien aussi !!! (cfr par exemple la Kasteel … qui en est bien fière...). La recette de 1988 est parfaite pour une bière de château, elle est très noble, avec l’emploi de 5 malts et un superbe équilibre général. Petite suggestion personnelle : dans l’esprit d’une dégustation Dupont au sommet, pour obtenir un résultat certain, je propose de remplacer la moinette brune par cette bière de Beloeil, de façon à avoir un ensemble blonde et brune avec une cote maximale … (et il y a d’ailleurs d’autres choix pour la note maxi … quelle brasserie merveilleuse!!!).

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Storm_Warning (75) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2012
Currently drinking while typing. Damn this is one amazing beer, it certainly is right up my street! After I popped the cork and poured this beauty into a tulip glass I admired the malty caramel aroma for a while and then remembered what I was doing. There are mountains of sweet sugary caramels from the Beloeil malt blend that are surrounded with Belgian yeasts, dough, grassy hops and nuttiness. It appears as a beautiful vessel of amber goodness with an off white/beige/light brown head that sustains throughout! Amazing sweet, brown bread flavours from the blend of 5 malts, mellow hops, Belgian yeast flavours with a sustained finish of malts and hops. Incredibly smooth yet full feel with a suitable carbonation. This is among one of the best beers I have tried this year, it has such an amazing blend of everything! Every ingredient of this beer blends perfectly with every other one, I’m over the moon with this one!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (3592) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 12, 2013
75 cl. traditional green bottle @ home. Porchused from Willems. Very loud pop when opening but no gusher. Cork says 2011 on it – so 2011 Vintage? Pours a cloudy / murky heavily brown amber with a very creamy white head. Smell is incredible, wonderfully EU hoppy, sweet tangerine, biscuit, delicious caramel and sticky toffee, dried orange peel, flowers,… reminds me a bit of the finest fresh Orval bottles I have had. Taste is sweet caramel, dried orange peel, tangerines, light floral, EU hoppy, brown sugar, sticky toffee, alcoholic flourishes, light grass, very fruity, nectar, nectarines,… boozy. Full, perfect carb. Incredible, one of the best I have had so far. Wonder if this beer is always this excellent or I just got lucky because some of the bottles of regular saison I have had, have been one of the finest beers ever, like ever and others were just infected or not as good etc. At this price, I may need to investigate further because this is stellar.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (2183) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2014
This brewery makes just rocking good beers. La Beloeil lies on the milder side of their portfolio. But do not mistake that is not a complex and fascinating beer. aroma is yeast fruit malt candy sugar spice. A slight hint of sour balances things out and along with the body rounds this out to another excellent brew. I could see this peer with a very nice salad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2006 Pour is warm amber with a fluffy off white head...smell is yeasty, sweet malts, a little citrus...wonderful balanced mouthfeel...delicate flavors of tart citrus, biscuits, maybe salty...alcohol completely hidden...my new favorite DuPont beer!!!!!!!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - AUG 16, 2005
’la Bière de Beloeil’ - 75cl bottle from Beers of Europe. Reddish orange with persistant rocky head. Aroma of orange, pepper, oily hops, brett and grapefruit. Great spritzy mouthfeel, long, hoppy finish. No sweetness at all. This was excellent stuff and closer to Orval than any other beer I’ve tasted.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 4, 2011
Shared this bottle at The Brauhaus. A dark amber colour with thick beige head. Awesome aroma of musty sour Brett, leather, wet cardboard, horse blanket, cigar box and lemon. Flavours of Brett, leather and a little lemony sourness. Lots of barnyard funk! Foamy mouth-feel with lovely lingering musty Brett and chewy caramel linger. Superb!

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
erickok (3424) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - FEB 28, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2012 Nice cloudy orange body and good solid white head. Very nice sweet, fruity aromas, peach, mild grassy hops and cereal. Maybe coriander as well. Great smooth mouthfeel but a brilliant bitterness in the aftertaste keeps it alive. Very tasty beer and well balanced. Will definitely have again! (5,95 ER, 75cl bottle) (Rating re-indexed)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernest (6160) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2004
Bottle, Cafe Delirium, Brussels. Head is initially large, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy medium amber, bottle conditioned. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, cookie), moderately hoppy (flowers), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of honey, peach, and toffee. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. A lovely beer in the pattern of La Bavaisienne, though slightly more attenuated and thus a little less luscious but by the same token more easily quaffable.


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