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Kasteel Blond - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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Kasteel BlondKasteel Blond

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very good

206 Ratings

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Ratings: 206
Reviews: 147
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.82%
Wants: 17
Gots: 15 | 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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3.38/5  rDev -13.3%
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

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.48/5  rDev -10.8%
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.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
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.

5/5  rDev +28.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

Kasteel Blond from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
88 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.