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Biolégère (278 of 1001)

Rating: 3.65

This organic beer is considered amongst the best ‘table beers’ in the country, coming in at a mere 3.5% in a country famous for it’s huge beers and produced by the Dupont brewery who also brew the more widely known Saison Dupont, a beer that I reviewed here previously. I picked this beer up thanks to a recent Christmas order from Beers of Europe’s online shop due to the fact that a small, 250ml bottle was available and a very reasonable price and because the beer features along side Saison Dupont, Moinette Blonde and the yet to be reviewed Bons Voeux as one of four beers produced by the brewery that feature in the 1001 beers book, this particular one being the 278th beer from the book that I will have reviewed.


Appearance (4/5): Pours a slightly cloudy, golden amber colour with a fluffy looking white head that sits about a centimetre tall initially. Retention isn’t the worst as the head slowly fades over the opening two minutes to leave a nice surface lacing that falls just short of turning patchy at this point.
Aroma (8/10): Smells quite fresh and Belgian with some yeast and fruity notes upfront, there is some grapes and a few apples as well. I got some pears on the nose as well and touches of funk and tart that hint at a saison but it’s not quite as strong as I’d usually expect for the style. Citrus notes and some spice rounded things off with a few touches of malts as well, very nice stuff indeed.
Taste (6/10): Some sourness and tart upfront with a malty base and plenty of yeast, spice and citrus flavours coming through. Again the beer shows that it is definitely a Belgian one with a lot of fruits coming through around the middle, there is some apples, pears and grapes among others and some touches of floral hops add some bitterness right at the end.
Palate (4/5): Smooth bodied and tarty giving the beer quite a sour feel. The beer has lively carbonation and a light-medium body with a lot of crisp dryness towards the end.

Overall (13/20): Not a bad beer for one that comes in at a mere 3.5% abv., it certainly packs a lot in for such a low alcohol content with plenty of yeast, spice and tart grabbing your attention throughout. The beer is easy to drink and reminds to a lot of Duvel, the only thing letting it down was that the taste could definitely have been a bit stronger, were it not for that this would have all the makings of a classic.

Brewed In: Tourpes-Leuze, Belgium
Brewery: Brasserie Dupont
First Brewed: 1992
Type: Saison/Farmhouse Ale
Abv: 3.5%
Serving: Bottle (250ml)
Purchased: BeersOfEurope.co.uk
Price: £1.29

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