BREWVIEW ON BRASSERIE DES SOURCES – BELLEROSE BLONDE
September 7, 2020: This BrewView was originally published in Summer 2015. The bottle had been sitting a a dark corner out of Redding Liquor Barn’s florescent lights. I had been eying it for nearly 2 years, when I decided to finally try it. What a great experience!
STYLE: Belgian-style Blonde ale. 6.5% ABV.
APPEARANCE: Super hazy, medium to deep golden with dense, white head.
AROMA: Notes of orange, lychee, whiteflower. Big bready yeast phenols.
FLAVOR: Notes of citrus, spices, and huge yeast components.
MOUTHFEEL: Moderate plus carbonation, fills the entire mouth. Slightly bitter and spicy finish that gently lingers.
IMPRESSION: This was a pleasure to try, at the time I hadn’t tasted a good French beer in years. The amount of yeast chunks in it added to the overall complexity. World class.