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: 444   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 varietys 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, its stronger on bitterness than aromas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drpimento (3528) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 2, 2017
Aromas not bad, but a touch skunky, aromatic hops and a little caramel malt. Flavor has only the bittering quality of the hops, not the flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (3699) - CROATIA - APR 24, 2017
Bottle, 330 ml from Pivoljub. Shared with Max and JFK10000. Pours clear golden with huge white head. Moderate hoppiness, citrus notes, yeasty, some caramel maltiness, lasting moderate bitter finish. Medium bodied. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (4824) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 16, 2017
660 ml bottle served a bit past the BB date stamp. Poured a pale amber color with a slight haze. A gentle pour raised a large, dense, bone-colored head that settled very slowly, leaving a thick layer of foam on top of the beer for a long time. Lots of sticky lacing. Aroma - Hops, spicy yeast and bready malts in good balance. High complexity. Hints of mixed fruits including lemons, limes, grapefruit, and green apples) and traces of herbs and cut grass. Flavor - Low funk from the Belgian yeast; ample hops; surprisingly clear input from bready malts. Hints of mixed fruits, pepper, and faint herbs. Feel - Medium body and carbonation. Overall - A flavorful yet mild Belgian IPA. Recommended.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nikokaoja (207) - Ljubljana, SLOVENIA - MAR 13, 2017
13. 3. 2017, Ljubljana. Bottled. Full aroma, pleasant and delightful. Bitter start but just as fast decay which develops in nice smoothing out finish. Lightbodied with good aftertaste. Medium carbonated, lasting off white lace. Goooood! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (3093) - Belgrade / Amsterdam, SERBIA - MAR 13, 2017
Draft 0.15l at Foeders Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 01.02.2017. Pour it hazy golden color with big white head. Aroma grassy, floral and yeasty. Taste pretty much floral, continues with bitter orange zest, finish quite light bitterness, light to medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, same yeasty feel, OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Banzale (269) - FRANCE - MAR 2, 2017
Acheter tabac&co palais des bires dans famiflora dottignies. Bouteille de 33cl. Couleur dun beau orange reflet cuivre . Jolie mousse crmeuse et abondante. Au nez : cest floral, houblonn, agrumes et pignon de pin. En bouche : cest trs doux ! Une sensation floral et agrumes au rendez vous . Note pamplemousse agrable qui rvle une amertume progressive et moelleuse. Un arrire bouche plutt floral avec des note ms de pignons de pin . Ipa avec beaucoup de corps.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomat (3785) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2017
Bottle @ NWAF 2017. Hazy yellow with a medium white head. Fruity and spicy tones. Fruit, malt, spices and hops. Medium body with a nice bitter / fruity finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ardeo (364) - Flmalle, BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2017
Blonde orange mousse abondante. Nez floral, houblonn, pin et pamplemousse. Belle entre en bouche avec des notes trs subtiles rappelant le nez et une (bonne) moyenne amertume. Cette IPA trs quilibre est une autre russite de la brasserie NL-B la plus connue.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeanmarcmoud (7) - FRANCE - DEC 19, 2016 does not count
Une trs bonne IPA qui ma fait penser lAnosteke prestige. Riche en got, persistant mais trs bien quilibre. Une bire que je recommanderai.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oleg85 (194) - Yaroslavl, RUSSIA - DEC 5, 2016
Ещё один бесподо& бельгий& ИПА. Золотис& цвет, огромна& шапка, чумовые аромат и вкус. Ну и как всегда перебор с карбо.

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