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Kasteel Blond - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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Kasteel BlondKasteel Blond

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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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4/5  rDev +2.3%

dcmchew, Nov 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

polopaul20, Oct 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Poupae, Sep 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Ciocanelu, Aug 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Vsarmatov, Aug 25, 2013
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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
Photo of eonbluekarma
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
Photo of WOLFGANG
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
Photo of FLima
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
Kasteel Blond from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
88 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.