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Spring Blonde - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
79
okay

385 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 385
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 12.64%
Wants: 4
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tbryan5 on 01-03-2014)
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BeerWizard

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3.19/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a glass, has a nice billowy white head, and a pale, straw colored appearance, completely clarified. When I first poured it I was getting some aromas like that of NB's Trippel, which is one of my go-to's, and I wondered if it was going to be something like a Trippel Lite. Closer inspection revealed a weakish lemony aroma, and some corn-like malts - not bad but not what I would call stellar. First taste, to be honest, I could barely taste anything. I had my wife taste it and she called out the lemony, tart front end and the bitter finish, which is pretty much how the label describes it. As I got through the glass, the tartness up front and bitter back end became more apparent, but the mouthfeel is pretty light and watery. I compared it to a Coors Light, which I have nothing against, just not something I drink/buy/think about with any regularity. It does have a little more going on than a CL, and the airy mouthfeel could be considered refreshing. The abv is low enough that you can have a few without getting totally smashed, but do you want a few? Just a question to ask yourself. JSYK, I am really hard on Belgian pales in general, but this beer did not stand out to me whatsoever, and my wife used the word "pointless" to describe it. I actually do like New Belgium and buy their products quite a bit, but don't need to get this one again.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 22:24:30 | More by BeerWizard
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Spring Blonde from New Belgium Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 385 ratings.