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


on tap

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RATINGS: 447   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Belle-Fleur India Pale Ale. The pure taste of hops

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6177) - 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.

rand (1730) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 24, 2017
Bottle 330 ml / Le Grain d'Orge - Crissier (CH). Orangy-amber beer with a nice off-white and persistent head, fine crackling. Laces. Aromas of citrus, flowers-honey, yeast, lemon. The taste is very fruity of citrus and stay on floral and spicy notes. The bitterness is well present but without overflowing. Tasty beer, smooth and fresh.

alex_leit (4809) - Minsk, BELARUS - SEP 22, 2017
Bottle. Dark golden color, white foam. Floral-citrus aroma, fruits. Taste: citrus with light acidity, strong hop bitterness, zest, fruity, unusual, but not bad.

AcctError484021 (47) - - SEP 8, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2017 Bière blonde cuivrée trouble avec belle mousse ecrue, un nez fleuri, avec une odeur suave. Belle carbonation, une amertume très forte en bouche qui passe par du côté sucré et qui fini en bout de langue. Bière étonnante

Zilverenmaan (249) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2017
Poors slightly hazy with big, dense white head leaving ample lacing. Aroma very inviting: lots of tropical fruits, oily, resin ( but not disturbing ). Taste less complex though: fine, fruity hops, mostly medium bitterness with a very "sandy", astringent, lingering aftertaste. As with more DVDK beers lots of loose, dark yeast present: bottom half of the bottle releasing more tropical fruits. Esthetically less pleasing but still very tasty, though the yeast kills the complexity of the aroma somewhat. Mouthfeel medium to thin, slightly oily. For me the taste could have been a bit fuller or richter but still a good IPA.

JaKeAFC (1249) - ITALY - AUG 22, 2017
33cl bottle at nuetnigenough, bruxelles, 6.50?. Amber color hazed, big bubbly head, persistent. Wow, extremely hopped, aggressive bitterness and violent alcolhol attack. Solid malts, light burned, some caramel, candy sugar, some dried orange peel as well as dried apricots and raisins. Dry hopped to the limit. Fluffy foamy texture. Taste is nice, full, tasty, syrupy and violently bitter. This is a strong one. Full body, strong carbonation. A massive belgian IPA nonetheless....

john44 (3202) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2017
Draught at GBBF 2017, Olympia, London, Aug 2017 and at GBBF 2012 - Hazy orangey gold in colour. Medium white head. Fair lacing. Very fruity; grapefruit and orange citrus. Hoppy; good hop bitterness, piney hops. Malty; pale malts, caramel. Bitter citrus fruity hoppy throughout. Liked this. Decent IPA. (2017-08)

AssKicker (592) - Strasbourg, FRANCE - AUG 12, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2017 couleur ambrée à la mousse bien présente aussi bien sur la forme que sur la durée. Nez très faible et difficilement identifiable. En bouche l’amertume tabasse d’entrée de jeu, mais s’adoussit assez rapidement pour laisser place à des notes fruitées d’agrumes, un peu de pêche et un peu de raisin sec. Finalement l’amertume persiste dans le temps et reste un bon moment en bouche. C’est différent de bon nombre d’IPA et c’est bien plaisant.

hopdog (12833) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2017
Bottle. Poured a golden to amber color with a large sized head. Floral, yeast, and some citrus.

ClaudeB04 (406) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - JUL 15, 2017
Golden slightly hazy with big white head. Dry bitter citrus fruits wth short bitter finish. Simple and to the point IPA which I enjoyed a lot with my lunch.

kaserov (884) - Oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 2, 2017
Color dorado, ligeramente turbio, con capa de espuma blanca de tres dedos de grosor (buena retención y apariencia de jabón). Carbonatación algo excesiva. Textura efervescente. No sé si todo el lúpulo es floral o está ligeramente oxidada porque no capto excesivo aroma más allá de algo floral y herbal. En boca es suave y fácil de beber, no tiene demasiado carácter. Algo floral y herbal, de nuevo. Amargor leve. Seca. Se puede beber y ya.

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