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Celestial Blonde Ale - Old Forge Brewing Company

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Celestial Blonde AleCelestial Blonde Ale

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BA SCORE
81
good

42 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 10.99%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Old Forge Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 06-25-2009)
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Reviews by Knapp85:
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a bright hazy yellow color with a foamy white head on top that left a decent retention on top. The smell of the beer was soft with a grainy aroma, not much in the way of hops on the nose. The taste of the beer was soft, similar to a wheat beer a little bit. Mostly full of earthy flavors and soft grains, little bitterness. The mouthfeel was smooth also, low carbonation and easy to drink. Overall it was a decent brew.

Serving type: on-tap

11-10-2012 22:00:11 | More by Knapp85
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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.

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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.

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Celestial Blonde Ale from Old Forge Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.