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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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Anthony311

Indiana

1/5  rDev -71.3%

02-08-2014 16:09:36 | More by Anthony311
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brejohns

Montana

1.5/5  rDev -56.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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! :(

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 03:56:18 | More by brejohns
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J2t645

Michigan

2/5  rDev -42.5%

02-17-2014 01:31:17 | More by J2t645
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MalibuKyle

Ohio

2/5  rDev -42.5%

02-15-2014 23:12:57 | More by MalibuKyle
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ScorpyX

Colorado

2/5  rDev -42.5%

03-25-2014 20:27:29 | More by ScorpyX
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Thanx4AllDaFish

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -35.3%

04-02-2014 16:28:20 | More by Thanx4AllDaFish
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DamnYankeeHeadHunter

Alabama

2.25/5  rDev -35.3%

02-11-2014 05:51:18 | More by DamnYankeeHeadHunter
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olsontl

Colorado

2.28/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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

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

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

Taste:
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.

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

Overall:
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 01:11:47 | More by olsontl
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TwoLips

Colorado

2.3/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 01:11:08 | More by TwoLips
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MoyaHoya

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

06-23-2014 18:21:34 | More by MoyaHoya
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Adkins1203

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -21%

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

Tennessee

2.75/5  rDev -21%

02-19-2014 19:49:33 | More by TheSleepyMonkey
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -21%

03-11-2014 19:44:20 | More by Kmlund
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Tpitty23

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -21%

02-20-2014 00:06:02 | More by Tpitty23
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memphischas

Tennessee

2.75/5  rDev -21%

02-21-2014 04:20:04 | More by memphischas
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phishterrrrrrr88

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -21%

04-25-2014 18:56:16 | More by phishterrrrrrr88
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RockinRob925

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -21%

02-24-2014 00:12:00 | More by RockinRob925
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

2.75/5  rDev -21%

02-05-2014 05:15:55 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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zbooks

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -21%

01-30-2014 00:17:05 | More by zbooks
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Westuh

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -21%

05-29-2014 00:54:02 | More by Westuh
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brutusmuktuk

Michigan

2.83/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2014 20:03:13 | More by brutusmuktuk
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ZoomanCru

Colorado

2.94/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 21:17:33 | More by ZoomanCru
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ste5venla

California

3/5  rDev -13.8%

04-09-2014 03:07:35 | More by ste5venla
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m0unds

New Mexico

3/5  rDev -13.8%

06-15-2014 01:52:08 | More by m0unds
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beerbrains

Nebraska

3/5  rDev -13.8%

06-18-2014 07:18:54 | More by beerbrains
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Spring Blonde from New Belgium Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 385 ratings.