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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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tanzbodeli

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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

Alabama

3/5  rDev -13.8%

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

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +14.9%

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

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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

Wisconsin

4.13/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Indiana

3/5  rDev -13.8%

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

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -21%

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

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -13.8%

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

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -13.8%

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

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

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

Michigan

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +14.9%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

05-04-2014 20:51:32 | More by ricecracker420
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derryd

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

05-03-2014 23:30:12 | More by derryd
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

05-03-2014 00:20:14 | More by danthehopslamman
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JustOneMorePlz

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

05-02-2014 00:05:31 | More by JustOneMorePlz
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Piske41

Illinois

3/5  rDev -13.8%

05-01-2014 01:39:22 | More by Piske41
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a clear medium golden amber color with a two finger head of white billowy foam. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a great level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is very light overall with just a bit of a citrus smell of lemon and some candied sugar, toasted malt, and some yeasty smells.

Taste – The taste begins with a bready and slightly yeasty flavor. Some lightly toasted Belgian malt flavors quickly come to the tongue along with some sweeter flavors of fruit with them being of a pear and a bit of apple. A little bit of a candied sugar taste later comes to the tongue with some lemongrass coming as well. All the while, the bready flavors convert more toward a doughy flavor as the taste advances to the end. Some hay comes to the tongue at the end as well, leaving a somewhat crisp but lightly sweetened malty flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. Both are rather nice for the mix of Belgian malt flavors and candied sugar/fruit flavors all while the higher carbonation level really does a nice job of keeping the brew crisp and refreshing.

Overall –While a bit light in the Belgian spice, the Belgian malt was quite nice and made for an interesting and overall nice drinking brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2014 02:50:48 | More by Darkmagus82
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g_jenkins

California

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

04-27-2014 23:49:03 | More by g_jenkins
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cutout

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

04-27-2014 13:44:33 | More by cutout
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billab914

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

04-26-2014 22:04:47 | More by billab914
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phishterrrrrrr88

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -21%

04-25-2014 18:56:16 | More by phishterrrrrrr88
Spring Blonde from New Belgium Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 385 ratings.