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Spring Blonde - New Belgium Brewing

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400 Ratings

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Ratings: 400
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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1/5  rDev -71.1%

Anthony311, Feb 08, 2014
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1/5  rDev -71.1%

Would give it a lower score if I could. This brewery is atrocious.

chris1919, Aug 31, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -56.6%

I am a huge fan of Belgian style ales. This beer intrigued me and I was excited to try it...I have had great experiences with New Belgium in the past.

The smell and appearance of Spring Blonde excited me, everything was great...until my first sip!

The taste of Spring Blonde was overwhelming...and not in a good way! I struggled through the first bottle of the six pack, hoping it would grow on me, and then dumped the rest down the drain. What a disappointment...I would highly recommend that you DO NOT try this beer! I have been extremely happy with all other New Belgium beers that I have purchased but this one seems to miss the target...so disappointing! :(

brejohns, Apr 13, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -49.4%

Meyers1023, Aug 09, 2014
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2/5  rDev -42.2%

J2t645, Feb 17, 2014
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2/5  rDev -42.2%

MalibuKyle, Feb 15, 2014
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2/5  rDev -42.2%

ScorpyX, Mar 25, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -35%

Thanx4AllDaFish, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of olsontl
2.28/5  rDev -34.1%

I'm not certain if I received a bad batch based on the reviews of this beer, but my experience was not good.

Looks a bit light for a Belgian ale, deep blonde color, filtered and clear.

Smells a bit like something you'd find at a frat party with a bit more of a zesty note.

Starts with a crisp refreshing light blonde feel, then quickly reverts to a somewhat skunky flavor like that of a very poor beer. Reminds me deeply of what you'd find at a frat party (Rolling Rock, PBR), though the aftertaste lasts even longer.

Feels a bit bubbly in the mouth though smooth going down (aside from flavor)

I was ecstatic to see a new Belgian/Blonde ale from NB and picked it up immediately. I have loved everything I've ever tasted from New Belgium until today. As I said, I'm not certain if I received a poor batch, but I'm incredibly disappointed with the quality of this beer. I'm amazed that a craft brewery (and such a good one too) could have brewed what I just drank.

olsontl, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of TwoLips
2.3/5  rDev -33.5%

This "Blonde" tastes like a Pilsner with a higher ABV. Strange - I had it on tap initially and enjoyed it, in that form the alcohol was evident but it was refreshing and sweet. In the bottle, Pilsner sneak attack. Blech. A real swing and a miss from New Belgium.

TwoLips, Apr 16, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

MoyaHoya, Jun 23, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

Adkins1203, May 08, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

TheSleepyMonkey, Feb 19, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

Kmlund, Mar 11, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

Tpitty23, Feb 20, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

memphischas, Feb 21, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

phishterrrrrrr88, Apr 25, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

RockinRob925, Feb 24, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

westcoastbeerlvr, Feb 05, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

zbooks, Jan 30, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

Westuh, May 29, 2014
Photo of brutusmuktuk
2.83/5  rDev -18.2%

Pours a clear yellow with a nice foamy white head. Smells like lemon and yeast. Taste is subtle lemon and a very strong grassy flavor. The grass throws off the whole beer for me, reminds me of dirt. Overall it’s okay, but I wouldn’t go out of my way for another.

brutusmuktuk, Feb 16, 2014
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2.94/5  rDev -15%

Spring Blonde – Belgian Style Ale (6%) - New Belgium Brewing Co. (Colorado)

App: Pours a true gold that is crystal clear. Nice one and a half finger stark white head settles quickly but leaves steady ring of bubbles and a lot of intertwined lacing.

Smell: Nose is primarily grain with a slight bready sweetness. Gentle malt notes with almost no hops presence and just a hint of fruity esters.

Taste: Bready and sweet on the foretaste with ample bitterness that complements the light sweetness well. To me it tastes more like a Kolsch than any belgian ale I've had. There's almost none of the fruitiness I've come to associate with belgian styles. Also has a slight metallic taste after swallowed. Perfectly sessionable, not particularly engaging.

Mouth: Pretty heavily carbonated and not without a noticeable dryness and acidity. Easy drinking.

Home tasting, 12oz bottle into Snifter. 1/21/14.

ZoomanCru, Jan 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

ste5venla, Apr 09, 2014
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Spring Blonde from New Belgium Brewing
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