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Kasteel Blond - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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very good

193 Ratings

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Ratings: 193
Reviews: 147
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 14
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V. visit their website

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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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

SGToliver, Aug 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

pkenkman, Aug 05, 2013
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4.43/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

eonbluekarma, Jul 08, 2013
5/5  rDev +27.9%

WOLFGANG, Jul 05, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

shanny1981, Jun 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

desint, May 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

johntfox, May 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

korene84, Apr 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

grahamboudreaux, Mar 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

spycow, Mar 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

gwydno, Feb 17, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

ErwinGS, Nov 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

nico_freespirit, Nov 19, 2012
Photo of BlackHaddock
2.78/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

33cl Bottle poured into the correct (lovely) glass on a sun terrace of a bar in Valkenburg, Holland, 23 Oct 2012. The bottle had a BBD of Oct 2013.

As the name might suggest to you, the beer is golden blonde in colour, on top sat a full white crown of bubbles. It's glass helps to make it look special in my eyes.

The nose is a bit sweeter and grainer than I like: seemed wheaty and sugary even before the first sip and I wasn't looking forward to trying it.

Luckily it wasn't as sickly and weak as the aroma first indicated: still had a sweet front, but it calmed down mid-sip and got even a little hop bitter and dry towards the end of each mouth full.

Can't say it was great, but it was OK I suppose: not very well balanced, almost dis-jointed in that the flavours didn't blend or mix. I'll not be having another by choice.

BlackHaddock, Nov 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

peagasus, Nov 02, 2012
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3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden colour, not completely clear. Smells apple, citrus, some banana and vanilla based on bread. Low carbonation with small bubbles. Very smooth flavour, more than expected from belgians, though with a superior drinkability (maybe this was the idea). Alcohol (7%) is surprisingly well hidden, just sensed in the aroma. Taste is pretty consistent, it does not change much over time. Liked the proposal.

FLima, Oct 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

beerpadawan, Aug 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

ceetee26, Jul 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

bckayaalp, Mar 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

phaedrusovchaos, Feb 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Beertracker, Jan 27, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Nice golden clear color, body seems light due to the transparency even it is not, head is white in color but very compact formed of small bubbles it was not really large but dissipates not too fast and leaves some traces on the glass.

A: Clear malty aroma, maybe some dust - woods forest like on the back but basically intense barley aroma.

T: Also very clear simple but intense flavor, barley malts with also some

M: The sensation while drinking this beer is quite nice, nothing to regret with slow easy starting and getting a little more complex as time passes by for a nice balanced ending not sweet not bitter.

karait95, Jan 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

supermeniscus, Jan 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

jophish17, Dec 24, 2011
Kasteel Blond from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
88 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.