The Trip XIII (Blonde Ale) - New Belgium Brewing

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The Trip XIII (Blonde Ale)
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83
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16 Ratings
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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Doodler on 08-27-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 4
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Photo of Beaver13
3.02/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle. Pours clear copper orange with a medium frothy white head that quickly goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet floral clover honey.

The flavor is grainy malts and sweet floral clover honey with a light bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a bit watery.

Overall, an OK honey beer.

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a light to medium golden amber. Fine white one finger head with good retention and great lacing. Aroma of biscuit and perhaps a bit of toasted malt, with an unusual herbal element. Flavor is light and sweet, almost floral. The honey has a distinct presence and a pleasant herbal overtone from the chamomile. Finishes with light hops and malt and the honey leaves a light reminder. Light bodied. A light, subtle blonde ale, but quite pleasant and perfect for a hot day in summer.

Photo of Doodler
4.15/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber. Golden amber pour with nice fluffy head. A refreshing Belgian style blond. Light caramel, little yeast flavor, dry mouthfeel. Decent carbonation. Balanced finish with a hoppy character overall. This is a nice beer and a great collaboration between New Belgium and Elysian. Keep it up!

Photo of grittybrews
3.97/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy orange with a finger of bright white head. Aroma of honey, lemon, and caramel with floral notes.

Moderate carbonation and a full mouthfeel. Caramel and honey sweetness up front with a solid biscuit backbone. Chamomile is subtle but present. Only a slight bitterness on the tail end, which finishes fairly dry.

Nice overall, good balance.

The Trip XIII (Blonde Ale) from New Belgium Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.