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Spring Blonde - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
79
okay

396 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 396
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 13.29%
Wants: 5
Gots: 25 | 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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Reviews by RonaldTheriot:
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +15.6%

New Belgium Spring Blonde has a thick, white head, a clear, bubbly (etched glass), straw appearance, and fairly heavy lacing left on the glass (it looks like Budweiser!). The aroma is of sweet, white bread and some sort of fruit (cantaloupe?). Taste is of mild, sweet, white bread, with a pleasant, straight-forward hop bitterness coming through in mid-sip. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and New Belgium Spring Blonde finishes crisp, refreshing, easy going, and mellow. It reminds me of a kolsch, in some ways. Overall, this is delicious, and I recommend it.

RJT

01-26-2014 14:33:45 | More by RonaldTheriot
More User Reviews:
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

01-12-2014 01:48:22 | More by tbryan5
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sicilian

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

03-20-2014 14:27:19 | More by sicilian
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kcc

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

03-15-2014 22:46:18 | More by kcc
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BubalooBrewMaster

Nevada

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

02-06-2014 04:40:44 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

05-03-2014 00:20:14 | More by danthehopslamman
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Todd

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

02-11-2014 02:29:37 | More by Todd
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

02-03-2014 01:30:50 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

01-29-2014 18:07:38 | More by Jason
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Meyers1023

Texas

1.75/5  rDev -49.4%

08-09-2014 02:43:39 | More by Meyers1023
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev +17.1%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a New Belgium Globe glass. Bottle says enjoy by June, 15, 2014.

Appearance: Pours a bright golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. One finger of white head which slowly settles into a thin patchy layer. Leaves a lot of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A bready and yeasty blonde style aroma with hints of fruit and spice. Belgian yeast with some hints of clove and black pepper. Bready pale malt with hints of biscuit, grains, cracker, and dough. Fruit hints of lemon, orange, apple, and pear. Also some hints of floral and grassy hops. A pretty solid and balanced aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a bready and grainy Belgian style taste with notes of fruit and spice. Belgian yeast with some black pepper and clove. Pale malt with bready notes of biscuit, grains, cracker, straw, and dough. Fruity notes of lemon zest, apple, pear, and orange. Decent hop background with some floral and grassy hops. Starts sweet but finishes fairly bitter. A solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp and fairly tangy with a drying finish.

Overall: A pretty solid twist on a Belgian style ale. Good pilsner like biscuity notes with some fruit presence.

02-25-2014 07:41:34 | More by MattyG85
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Mantooth

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

06-18-2014 23:13:10 | More by Mantooth
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Golden32

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

02-13-2014 02:36:34 | More by Golden32
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briandaube

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

06-11-2014 17:18:19 | More by briandaube
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HoppySeb

Washington

4/5  rDev +15.6%

06-09-2014 19:35:02 | More by HoppySeb
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

02-08-2014 09:53:26 | More by WVbeergeek
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.35/5  rDev -3.2%

Jan. 2014 review of this on tap, confirmed with an April 2014 bottle.
Large, semi-durable white head that leaves plenty of foamy lacing. Excellent clarity.

More hoppy than malty and with only a faint trace of Belgian yeast, this tastes about as much like an APA as a blonde. Lemony. Mildly bitter finsih.

F: medium-light body with medium, high carbonation.

O: a good if hoppy version of the style.

01-27-2014 18:35:56 | More by chinchill
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valkyre65

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

02-08-2014 14:46:05 | More by valkyre65
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timontheroad

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

02-08-2014 13:21:48 | More by timontheroad
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tallfellapgh

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +15.6%

05-05-2014 12:17:50 | More by tallfellapgh
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Adkins1203

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

05-08-2014 19:42:42 | More by Adkins1203
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

05-16-2014 20:46:20 | More by LXIXME
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ste5venla

California

3/5  rDev -13.3%

04-09-2014 03:07:35 | More by ste5venla
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Brenden

Ohio

3.81/5  rDev +10.1%

This beer is a pale gold, completely clear. In fact, it has a glassiness that almost makes it clearer than even the lightness of color makes possible. The head is just over one finger tall, almost pure white, with a dense fluffiness and good stick.
This beer is an interesting blend of sweetness, soft not-quite-raw, not-quite-earthy elements, and a variety of fruit notes as well as grains. It showcases pale malts, almost crackery but soft, maybe slightly doughy. Mild grassiness shows a light hops addition along with a hint of herb that comes in and out. A mild but high sweetness is on the nose and the tongue from beginning to finish. The sweeter notes include citrus (like lemon and/or orange Italian soda), something like honey, banana and soft white flesh notes of apple and pear. The herbal notes become a little more prominent as it goes, not overtaking the sweetness but putting up a good show alongside it. From middle to finish, more graininess pulls into the flavor. The finish is comprised mostly of that mingling of herb and sweetness.
It's crisp and light on the palate with a crisp bite accompanied by a soft fluffiness even into a slightly slick but gently nipping finish.

02-24-2014 17:40:01 | More by Brenden
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RDW

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

03-15-2014 01:15:12 | More by RDW
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Spring Blonde from New Belgium Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 396 ratings.