Brouwerij La Fontaine
Brewed at De Graal

Style: Belgian Ale
Sas van Gent, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Belle & Forte is een mooi donker amber kleurig bier met een alcohol percentage van 7% dat bij de eerste aanzet van de degustatie een zoetige volmondige kruidige complexiteit te weeg brengt die overgaat in een frisse fruitige bittere afdronk waarbij een vleugje citrus geproefd kan worden wat te wijten is aan het gebruik van een Amerikaanse hopsoort. Een ideale dorstlesser voor in de zomer, maar kan ook perfect dienen als degustatie bier voor in de winter.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suedehead288 (411) - - OCT 8, 2012
2012.10.08 - bottle 33cl - amber beer, with creamy head - aroma : spicy, cinnamon (a lot and therefor too much in my opinion, it can’t be Christmas everyday) - taste : spicy, cinnamon again

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
corkyrory66 (810) - BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2015
Bière dite ambrée par le brasseur, refermentée, de 7 % abv. Couleur brun roux assez soutenu. Clarté nette. Bulles quasi nulles. Mousse beige, nappage un peu informe à 1 mm. Arômes de cerise noire, cuberdon, pointe d’anis. 1ère bouche souple informe entre des épices et des queues de cerise. Arrière-bouche qui fait penser à une kriek. 2ème avec des allures maintenant de brune rouge flamande. Arrière-bouche un rien plus équilibrée. 3ème avec une évolution sur le bois de fût imprégné, en cave humide. Arrière-bouche avec des relents de moût de vin rouge à papa. Longueur où on passe plutôt sur le vinaigre de vin. Jambes lisses, peu marquées. Levure un peu rigide. Alcool assez banal, peu de travail. Finale quelconque. CONCLUSION : une bière d’abord déséquilibrée, puis peu engageante. Si on résume, en fait, elle n’est ni belle ni forte.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
WingdSoldier (61) - BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2014
Very dark colored amber beer with a spicy flavour and a very bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jerre (2782) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 3, 2014
Taste @ home 33 cl bottle from Geers. Hazy amber color, with an off-white head. Aroma spices ! Medium body. Taste: sweet, spice, softbitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (2928) - BELGIUM - JUL 30, 2014
One of the first two beers of this brewery, erected in 2012 in Zeeland (the southwest corner of the Netherlands) but named after a Belgian brewery that was active in East Flanders till 1932. Moderately thick, pale beige, irregular but stable head, colour a very deep bronze with somewhat orangey hue, dark enough to call it a dark beer rather than an amber, cristal clear but cloudy after adding the deposit. Powerful aroma of sweet spices, even soapy almost like bathpearls, strong aniseed and lavender, supported by more subtle hints of caramel, nutmeg, grapefruit, chocolate, mango, tree bark, liquorice and nuts. Taste at first a bit neutral and mineral-like, fresh citrus, then strongly spicy built on a nutty and caramelly malt base, supple mouthfeel, towards the end increasingly hoppy only to end in a widely fanning, powerful, ’American’ hop bitterness, grapefruit- and tonic water-like, very long. An interesting ale with lots of personality, stylistically holding the middle between an American-style IPA and a Belgian-style spiced ale, but also a bit bizarre and certainly memorable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (16286) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle at chrisOs... Dark copper... Big tan head... Soft sweet spicy malts nose... Dark roast zezty fruits... Dark malts... Sweet fruits... Caramelised fruit

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EdwinLitzau (320) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2014
Donkerbruine kleur met een stevige beige schuimkraag. Ruikt lekker, kaneel, hour, anijs. Smaakt goed, beetje een dropsmaak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Douberd (2978) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2014
Stubby bottle 330 ml, from a trade with Countbeer, thanks! Into a tulip glass, ABV 7% Deep red brown colour on the body, clear, with two fingers of light beige head on top. Average retention, light lacing left on the glass. Aroma of spices, caramel, toasted malts. Taste of caramel, spices, light toffee, grass, herbs, some dark fruits. Quite bitter on the aftertaste, with long duration. Medium body, fizzy carbonation, a bit high. Nicely dry on the palate. Nice beer, quite interesting on its palate of flavours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJoer (907) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2014
Medium light brown mokka head, dark brown colour, delicate sweet cinamon caramel spicey smell, medium carbonation sharp spicey medium to high bitter, some citrus in the start, some caramel and herby ginger like flavours

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Countbeer (5034) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass: Firm creamy beige light brown foamy head on top of a hazy red ish brown colored beer. Aromas of chalk, caramel, bread, toaste wood, oatmeal, cloves, prunes. Flavours of toast, cloves, bitter, hay, dried leaves, some malts, toast, herbs and some dark fruit. Mostly cloves, malts a toast. Aftertaste dried leaves, some cloves, malts, bitters and some dried leaves. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied and a creamy texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (22453) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2013
Bottle at Ungstrup. Clear orange-red coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel and spices with notes of yeast. Fruity flavour of caramel and spices with notes of yeast. Spicy finish.

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