Formerly brewed at Brasserie du Pays Flamand

Style: Smoked
Lille, France


on tap


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
All information at www.labelle-biere.com Noted as Biere de Garde but done with peaty smoked malt with distinctive aroma in the beer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maximilien (22) - - MAY 10, 2012
50cl, bottled. Pours golden in the glass, with small head. Aromas of smoke. Flavors of hops, smoke, which provides a new sensation, because of the like "bitter-smoke" style. Interesting !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MeadWhisperer31 (17) - - FEB 1, 2017
Pour les amateurs de whiskys d’Islay, La tourbe est vraiment bien présente, et ne ressemble en rien à ce que l’on peut trouver dans une adel scott, ou une mortimer. De la tourbe, de la vraie, pour ceux qui aiment ça.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
humlelala (1371) - DENMARK - NOV 30, 2013
(50 cl bottle from Saveur Biere) Pours a hazzy amber with rich head. Decent retention and good lace. Another megagusher from Pays Flamand / LaBelle, which detracts from the appearance because of yeast floaties that get disturbed. If you put a thumb to the tip of the bottle for five seconds once you remove it you will hear a "poof" because of the excessive carbonation escaping the bottle. Peaty aroma remniscient of Serie Noire. Relatively harmonic though although a bit surprising for a beer of this appearance. After a while the peaty aroma notes seem to even out a bit - possibly because of the carbonation transporting them away - making room for a bit more yeasty notes that remind you of the biere de garde base beer. Amusingly the fusion of peat and biere de garde creates associative hints of banana and caramel, which are probably not in there. Oily texture, medium body, fizzy carbonation and a long, peaty, slightly sweet yet astringent finish. Flavour is banana, yeast and peat. I understand other raters being impressed by the cojones of the brewer of this beer. It’s definitely not conventional and worth a tasting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (13057) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2013
Bottle. Golden blonde, hazy. Peaty smoke in the aroma. Malty, fairly dry peaty flavor with pineapple and peach. Well balanced. Firm peaty smoky aftertaste. Good.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
kraddel (7502) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2013
who’s tired??? i tried this as well, i TRIED it . couldnt drink it . huge smoky smell, very very awfull taste . please dont ever make me drink stuff like this again !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (9267) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2013
Courtesy & thx! to Benzai. Sampled 50 cl. bottle @ the some people are tired tasting. Hotel post day #1 @ Borefts 2013. HUGE GUSHER. Hazy golden. Medicinal nose, peated Islay malts, plastic & bitter herbs. Taste is plastic peated malts, Islay style, yoghurt, white bread, white sugar, contradictory mix, this seems a bit off, bitter herbs in the back, huge yeast & spices. Big yeast body. Benzai gave some to Kraddel who spit it out after tasting it, hilarious. Benzai also gave some to Menno who noted “the brewer who made this had some serious balls”, he makes a good point, comes to show that a brewer can shine an entirely different perspective upon these things etc. provide valid insights. Overall not entirely bad, not wholly correct either.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DutchDrebus (5821) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle @ borefts. First beer of the morning after. Murky yellow, no head. Smells smoke, fingerpaint, clay, peat. Tastes lots of peat, malt, clay, fingerpaint. Medium body, low carbo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle @ borefts. Aroma is smokey malt, malty caamel. Flavour is smokey malt, sweet malt. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (23272) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle at train station... Murky yellow... Lught smoky.. Light yeast nose.... Dry hop... Bug meatt smoke. Not for me

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Benzai (15126) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2013
Sampled from bottle @ the some people are tired tasting (after borefts 2013 day 1). Extreme gusher indeed, I should have been more careful, but thanks to EricKok for getting me yhe bottle. Hazy yellow to orange color, medium sized white head. Smell malts, smoke, a slight sourness probably due to the smoke. Tastes about the same. Not bad but a little bit weird I’d say.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (3201) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2013
Dark blond, medium carbonation. Well balanced between sweet and bitter. Roasted malts and peat. Smoky finish. Also some fruitiness. Good beer!

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