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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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timontheroad

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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

West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

02-08-2014 09:53:26 | More by WVbeergeek
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emwild12

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

02-08-2014 05:52:49 | More by emwild12
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Ejayz

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

02-08-2014 03:23:08 | More by Ejayz
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Zach136

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

02-07-2014 23:58:53 | More by Zach136
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vader06

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

02-07-2014 20:49:38 | More by vader06
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bismarksays

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

02-06-2014 18:30:41 | More by bismarksays
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BubalooBrewMaster

Nevada

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

02-06-2014 04:40:44 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
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boku56

Nevada

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

02-06-2014 02:54:13 | More by boku56
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robebo44

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

02-06-2014 02:39:26 | More by robebo44
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alk3kenny

Georgia

3.88/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a straw color with a nice fluffy white head that is sticking around quite nicely... very bright and clear. Smell is of bright citrus slightly sweet I bet this is going to go down easy and be quite refreshing... Taste lemon slightly sour some bitterness... slight biscuit note very refreshing... Only thing I don't like about this beer is I'm drinking it when it's like 30 degrees out lol Would be much better suited in the warmer spring/summer months...

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2014 01:15:58 | More by alk3kenny
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Kerrie

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

02-06-2014 00:01:12 | More by Kerrie
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Beermazter310

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

02-05-2014 21:51:28 | More by Beermazter310
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

02-05-2014 21:24:38 | More by OregonGrown7
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inlimbo77

Delaware

3.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz, Enjoy by 5/25/14
Large snifter

A: Pours a crystal clear piss yellow (lager like) color. Loose bright white head. Leaves little to no lacing.

S: Cereal grains. Lemon. Light smelling. Belgian yeast notes. Very basic smelling.

T: Get cereal grains and lemon up front. It’s very easy drinking. Plain Jane. Finish is light but not “bitter” like the label mentions.

M: Light bodied. Crisp finish.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 14:15:24 | More by inlimbo77
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grumpygerman

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

02-05-2014 05:17:02 | More by grumpygerman
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

2.75/5  rDev -21%

02-05-2014 05:15:55 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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gregu2

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

02-05-2014 03:03:59 | More by gregu2
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hiphopj5

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

02-04-2014 21:25:01 | More by hiphopj5
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savagejeep

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

02-04-2014 17:39:29 | More by savagejeep
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

02-04-2014 06:08:51 | More by oriolesfan4
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allengarvin

Texas

3.44/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Well, a new NB... they rotate out almost all their brews constantly these days. This one is a very pale light gold color,, crystal clear, with a thin topping of foam. The nose has a nice crackery malt scent and a light dusting of hops. The flavor profile is extremely clean, with light malt, but a pleasant amount of bitterness for a generic session beer. Yeast character is mostly neutral--maybe a hint of fruitiness. Light bodied. In general, completely unexceptional--the type of light beer every microbrewer had at one time. Inoffensive. NB should bring back their Porch Swing Single, which was light but had lots of character. It's becoming a brewery with no particular character itself.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2014 01:02:33 | More by allengarvin
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

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

Colorado

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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gtermi

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

02-02-2014 04:16:06 | More by gtermi
Spring Blonde from New Belgium Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 385 ratings.