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Kasteel Blond - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

Kasteel BlondKasteel Blond

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BA SCORE
88
very good

179 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 179
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.79%


Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-21-2001)
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Reviews by TagoMago:
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TagoMago

New York

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 750 ml. magnum, poured into trappist glass.

Appearance: Faintly hazy gold with an orange hue. Pours with a moderate-sized head which fastly fades, probably due to the beer's high alcohol content. Some lacing is present.

Aroma: Elements of buttery diacetyl with sweet apricots and some clove-like notes. Toffee-like malts mix with citrusy hops and a musky Belgian yeast. The beer's overall aroma is somewhat tarnished by a green bottled skunk-like funk, but not too badly.

Taste: Upfront smoothness with creamy mouthfeel. Sweet nectarine/apricot notes and bready malts mix with citrusy hops and cloves. The alcohol is rather subdued for being 11% ABV. The carbonation is rather vibrant and the beer has a nice, dry, tart finish.

Overall: A masterpiece of its style. This is one of the best Belgian golden ales I've had in a while. This beer is packed with flavor and complexities - definitely recommened for Belgian lovers.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2004 05:26:09 | More by TagoMago
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Stubby bottle in a similar shape to other Belgian brews. Pretty uninteresting label.
Light golden colour body with bleached white head. Head fades quickly to a ring around the edge of the glass and an island in the middle. Considering not much head is left it clings to the glass admirably.
Sounds like a barbecue that is almost ready to cook on.
Corn, bread, orange, apple and banana aromas are all quite subtle and not putting up much of a fight to come through.
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Overall in my view not that great.

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A: served in a chalice. light golden in color, or maybe just blond.

S: some yeast, citrus and a hint of hop.

T: wow. one of the best experience i've had with a beer. not only is the Kasteel blond a pleasure to drink, it's complexity tingles the senses. With a slightly sweet front, the beer gives way to a cornucopia of flavor. Banana, hop, with a perfect finish.

M: medium carbonation. Really a pleasure.

O: I've seen some reviews of this beer out of the bottle, which I cannot say I've tried. The times I've experienced it, the beer came from a tap. Given that qualifier, this is one of the best beers I have ever had. I would recommend to anyone. It's like a Leffe Blond on steroids.

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Kasteel Blond from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
88 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.