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Spring Blonde - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
79
okay

406 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 406
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 13.29%
Wants: 5
Gots: 27 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

TX-Badger, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of zimm421
3.16/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip. Appears a hazy, bright yellow color with a oddly small white head that leaves great lacing.

The nose has soft yeasty characters, with breadiness, a touch of spiciness and sweetness. Beyond that, it's lacking in character. The taste is along those lines, but the spiciness is shown off more. Again, pretty laid-back and not something you want to go back for again. I expected a bit more yeast here, and a touch more malt character.

The mouthfeel is medium to light bodied, with a slightly sticky finish. High levels of carbonation finish this off. Overall, it's a decent brew but not something I'd reach out for again. Fairly laid-back and one dimensional, but refreshing.

zimm421, Jun 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

frlrv1020, Jun 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

vancean2, Jun 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

JMUbrewz, Jun 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

bigpoppa67, Jun 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Maltyduo, May 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

gatorlove, May 30, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

Westuh, May 29, 2014
Photo of stckhndlr
3.3/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A- This beer is impeccably clear. Light pale yellow blonde so clean you can read the newspaper through it. White crisp foam on top gives way to some clingy lace. But what really stands out above all is the clarity.

S- Light, ale aroma, citrus. Nothing over powering. Just solid enough.

T- Tart citrus up front, Belgian ale bitterness on the finish. Just a crisp flavor.

M- Everything seems spot on with this one. Easy and again, crisp. Just feels real sharp on the tongue but doesn't overdo it.

O- Pleasant light summer ale. Good working in the yard kind of beer. Nothing crazy about it, but just a good kick back after work and relax kind of brew.

stckhndlr, May 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Joe_Suave, May 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Gemini6, May 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

FLBeerGuy, May 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

maviola, May 24, 2014
Photo of SamN
3.63/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

SamN, May 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

animal69, May 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

rlee1390, May 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

IllicitEloquence, May 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

kew, May 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

cdwil, May 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Cramerican, May 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

tanzbodeli, May 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

LXIXME, May 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

thatoneguymike, May 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

LJWalker, May 11, 2014
Spring Blonde from New Belgium Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 406 ratings.