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Spring Blonde - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
79
okay

412 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 412
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 13.29%
Wants: 5
Gots: 28 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by TheMarkE:
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Very pale gold with a decent head and lacing. Plenty of visible carbonation.

Smell: Yeast, barley, yeast, lemon, and yeast.

Taste: Barley, lemon, yeast.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, crisp, and dry, with the barest of bitterness in the aftertaste.

The Verdict: Pretty good. Very well balanced and quite refreshing. I wouldn’t mind making it a regular session beer this spring.

TheMarkE, Jan 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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Meyers1023, Aug 09, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

MattyG85, Feb 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Mantooth, Jun 19, 2014
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3.35/5  rDev -3.2%
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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.

chinchill, Jan 27, 2014
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Spring Blonde from New Belgium Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 412 ratings.