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Spring Blonde - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
79
okay

394 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 394
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 12.97%
Wants: 5
Gots: 24 | 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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FLBeerGuy

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

05-25-2014 03:30:34 | More by FLBeerGuy
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maviola

New York

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

05-24-2014 22:00:01 | More by maviola
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SamN

Colorado

3.63/5  rDev +4.6%

Huge, dense white foam head, like three fingers, but fades quickly. Bright and lively in the glass, surprisingly clear for a Blegian-style. Golden straw with tangerine highlights. Smell is a creamy doughiness, grassiness, hoppy florals. Quite aromatic and appetizing. Taste is right up there with what you might want in a spring-seaon ale; crisp, clean and simple. Pale malt bill right upfront with a not-to-bitter hop finish. Not much else, but quite good. A nice reminder that simple beers can be great, too.

05-23-2014 20:13:40 | More by SamN
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animal69

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

05-23-2014 00:10:24 | More by animal69
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

A-Clear yellow, not much carbonation, one finger head.

S-Wheat, straw. Not much else, very bland.

T-Very similar to the nose. A bland straw-wheat note. Nothing like a Belgian Pale Ale. No grass or spice. More like a boring old lager in terms of flavor profile.

M-Lighter, watery not much carbonation.

O-A boring bland beer. Not much good. I guess not being awful is a good thing.

05-20-2014 02:48:54 | More by rlee1390
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IllicitEloquence

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

05-18-2014 05:14:27 | More by IllicitEloquence
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kew

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

05-18-2014 02:39:37 | More by kew
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cdwil

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

05-17-2014 23:27:36 | More by cdwil
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Cramerican

North Dakota

3/5  rDev -13.5%

05-17-2014 08:05:19 | More by Cramerican
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tanzbodeli

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

05-17-2014 02:34:27 | More by tanzbodeli
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

05-11-2014 21:36:22 | More by thatoneguymike
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LJWalker

Alabama

3/5  rDev -13.5%

05-11-2014 04:25:29 | More by LJWalker
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MarvinSnyder

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +15.3%

05-10-2014 21:49:22 | More by MarvinSnyder
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ShepardCommander

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

05-10-2014 16:45:03 | More by ShepardCommander
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ParkbrauFan

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

05-10-2014 01:00:13 | More by ParkbrauFan
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.13/5  rDev +19%

12 oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.
6% ABV, Enjoy By: 08JUN14

A - Above the crystal clear pale yellow beer rests a rocky white head, fed by persistent carbonation, that leaves heavy lace on the glass for a feast for the eyes that makes the mouth water!

S - Light floral aromatics waft into the nostrils, followed by suggestions of candied lemon peel and a subtle backbone of grainy pale malted barley. Sure, the aroma is distant but its also bright and refreshing opening up with soft earthy Belgian yeast characteristics as the beer warms.

T - Simplistic pale malt offers a grainy intro that perfectly bows out to light floral hops, a touch of fresh-squeezed lemony tartness, and aromatically similar touch of soft Belgian yeast.

M - Bright and refreshing, it's hard to ask for a more crisp, clean beer than New Belgium's Spring Blonde. The slightly grainy initial feel washes away with perfect carbonation, only to fade out with just a touch of dry bitterness for the ultimate refreshing balance.

O - New Belgium's Spring Blonde might not have a ton of malt flavor. Its also light on the hoppiness, though floral aspects emerge. It doesn't even come straightforward with its Belgian yeast nuances but, what Spring Blonde does have is exceptional balance among these attributes. The finished product has just enough flavor to command interest but not enough to make multiple beers a chore - this one is a crisp and refreshing for an easy drinking, well-crafted experience.

05-10-2014 00:10:39 | More by BeerFMAndy
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Leowulfe

Indiana

3/5  rDev -13.5%

05-09-2014 18:03:26 | More by Leowulfe
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Adkins1203

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

05-08-2014 19:42:42 | More by Adkins1203
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chooch5

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -13.5%

05-08-2014 14:56:58 | More by chooch5
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TooGood

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -13.5%

05-07-2014 21:15:55 | More by TooGood
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NjalThorgeirsson

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

05-07-2014 05:33:17 | More by NjalThorgeirsson
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lochef81

Michigan

3.44/5  rDev -0.9%

Got a free bottle of this one from my beer guy, not something I'd normally try. This offering pours a very clear golden hue with a foamy white head that leaves a nice lacing. The aroma is that of sweet belgian yeast, lemon juice, and biscuit malts. The mouthfeel is light and smooth with just the right amount of carbonation. Flavors follow the nose with Belgian yeast and lemon upfront. It is a very light and refreshing pour, especially for the adv. Drinks like a light beer at best. This is a refreshing enjoyable summertime beer but lacks complexity or depth. Good but overly simple.

05-07-2014 04:41:31 | More by lochef81
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tallfellapgh

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +15.3%

05-05-2014 12:17:50 | More by tallfellapgh
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ricecracker420

California

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

05-04-2014 20:51:32 | More by ricecracker420
Spring Blonde from New Belgium Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 394 ratings.