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Kasteel Blond - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

198 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 198
Reviews: 147
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 15
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
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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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

DuncanMcBommer, Oct 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Allegue04, Oct 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Cramerican, Oct 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Gakusei, Sep 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

killcore, Sep 23, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +3.3%

celikelf, Sep 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

patre_tim, Sep 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Antiantianti, Sep 08, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev +1%

mattfancett, Aug 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

bird_soul, Aug 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

emincems, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of Dentist666
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into snifter.
Pours clear golden beer with thin head, skinny ring on a top. Aroma is yeasty and fruity, lollipop. Taste is clean and excellent, dry, wheat, not alcoholic. Medium-bodied beer with good carbonation. Ok for summer,but not in common.

Dentist666, Aug 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Etrusco, Jul 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

GRG1313, Jul 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +27.9%

bobbobrewski, Jul 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

stomioka, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of chogm54
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330mL bottle, best before date of Oct 2014. poured into a tulip glass.

A - clear, copper, pours a thin white frothy head that fades into a thin 4mm lacing.

S - sweet, fruity (banana and mandarin) aroma with some malts and honey. Subtle, but distinct.

T - sweet, grass-like yeasty flavours surrounded by malts and a hint of cloves. Mixes with a slight sourness towards the end. Bitter hoppy aftertaste, although alcohol is muted. A bit different - nothing too strong in the flavour area, but it goes go down well.

M - Light body, oily texture, moderate carbonation for this style, slightly metallic finish.

O - pretty good, I enjoyed the sour kick to the intense sweetness. nothing too outrageous here, either good or bad. the alcohol is well hidden (which is good for me). Overall this goes down very well, but nothing in here to excite. I would definitely try again, if the price suits.

chogm54, May 17, 2014
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3.38/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

330ml bottle, poured into over sized tulip. A:
Golden colour, clear, one finger head, faded
quickly, some lacing. S: Yeast, esters, fruit. T:
Surprisingly thin for a 7% beer, had slight hints of
yeast, wheat, fruit, diacetyl, but pretty bland. M:
Minimal carbonation, thick body. O: Not great, a
lesser version of the standard common Belgian
Blonde.

jonb5, May 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

danthehopslamman, May 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

TedD, Apr 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

leitmotif, Feb 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Gamsy, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of WGO
3.48/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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.
Quite spicy, bitter, lemon, apricot and some banana flavours.
Possibly too lively feels overly carbonated to me.
Overall in my view not that great.

WGO, Jan 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

parintele, Dec 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

muskiesman, Nov 22, 2013
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Kasteel Blond from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
88 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.