Celestial Blonde Ale - Old Forge Brewing Company
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3.64/5 rDev +2.5%
Even at this point in the game, I am still leery when it's a Belgian ale. No offense to anyone out there. This carries that bready and yeasty character that I find is prevalent in a lot of American-produced Belgian ales. However, with this beer, it seems to work pretty well. It's consistent and the sweet edge works well in things. I can dig it. I'd tone it down and smooth it out, if it were up to me. But it ain't too shabby as it is.
06-27-2013 03:09:25 | More by RblWthACoz
4.3/5 rDev +21.1%
crystal clear bright golden hue with a finger of sticky crystalic white head. Wonderful fruity and yeasty aromas on the nose. Banana and clove, apple and pear skins, hay. Very rustic and farm like.
Smooth creamy carbonation. Flavor isn't as intense as the nose but a very good beer. Sweet breads up front followed by dried apricots and pears. Tart apple flavor somewhere along the mid palate with a funky saison like expierence mixed in. Finishes dry with mild alcohol presence. A really awesome belgian style ale in a can. Wish I had this available to me at all times, would make a great summer sipper.
06-12-2013 23:42:18 | More by jtierney89
4.01/5 rDev +13%
I'm going to go ahead and say that this beer poured a very clear golden straw color with a pure white head that quickly dissipated to a nice ring and very little on top and nice delicate lacing that seems to last through the beer.
I got an aroma profile like a belgian beer with a slight banana like yeast mixed with sweet malts and maybe a little biscuit type nose. You might be able to pick out pears or mild apple if you are looking for it. Pears maybe. Apple, I don't find them. Overall it's sweet. Nothing in the way of hops.
The beer tastes just like the aroma. The sip starts off carbonated and malty and then mid way through it really smooths out making room for sweet malt, banana and pear to be followed by a little bit of a grassy texture maybe? Someone described it as astringent. I don't know if I would go that far, but it borders there with mild hop. There is a definite hop character, but it takes a while to come out and I am guessing that it does it's fair share of balancing this beer as the finish is slightly dry and bitter.
I think the mouthfeel is working its way towards creamy, sweet and medium. Well balanced. The carbonation is slightly higher than mid-range giving it a very mellow champagne likeness. It finishes mildly dry and is really well balanced.
Overall, I think this beer fits the description of American Ale except that it may be a little bit sweeter than the average.
02-21-2013 01:08:57 | More by WissBrauSean
Celestial Blonde Ale from Old Forge Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.