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Beersel Blonde - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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80
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52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: zerk on 09-18-2003)
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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of smcolw
4.15/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is not "blond" per se, but solidly amber. Mild chill haze. Good bar pour head that leaves a touch of streaky lace.

Well balanced nose of depleted malt sugars (ie quite dry) and hop pellet bitterness. Light yeast in background.

This tastes like a Belgian IPA. It's earthy and dry to start but quickly yields to black pepper hop flavor. There's also a mild yeast bite. A touch alcohol warmth to the otherwise bitter aftertaste. Full bodied with plenty of carbonation.

Typically, I don't like earthy brews but this one is complex enough to have something for everyone.

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of mdfb79
3.95/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From 10/02/12 notes. Had this on tap at Ginger Man in NYC.

a - Pours a hazy, dark golden color with one inch of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of oranges, citrus, Belgian yeast, spice, pepper, and some bready malts. Nice citrus, but not super strong.

t - Tastes of wheat, Belgian yeast, spice, floral hops, citrus hops, earthy notes, bready malts, and dough. A little bit stronger and of a step up from the nose.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Body is insanely smooth and very easy to drink.

o - Overall a very nice Belgian pale ale. VERY easy to drink and some nice citrus and bready malts to it. Would like to have it again.

Photo of zerk
3.78/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy gold with a thin but persistent white head. Aroma is musty horse blanket, corriander and a touch of sour apple. Flavor begins slightly sweet with flavors of musty yeast, some peppery notes, and a slightly sour finish. Mouthfeel is smooth with low carbonation and a light body. Not bad, but not overly impressive.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of draheim
3.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

11.2oz into a tulip. Pours a hazy golden color w/ a fluffy white head, some patchy lace.

Aroma is floral, bready, yeasty w/ a hint of spice.

Taste is likewise gently floral and fruity with a lightly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, balanced.

Overall an enjoyable, drinkable BSPA but nothing extraordinary.

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Nostradamus flute glass. Pours a very hazy medium golden amber with a fine two finger white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of spicy Belgian yeast, cardamom, aged stone and apple juice, light bready malt. Flavor follows, with bready malt, apple and light stone fruit juice, Belgian yeast and spicing, hints of wheat; flavor beginning semi-sweet,but finishing a bit drier with a sharp Champagne-like peppery carbonation. Light to medium bodied, but with some smooth creaminess in the mouth feel. Flavors are somewhat subdued, but well balanced; a bit dry and astringent finish. A nice, light well made Belgian blonde. I will get this again.

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter.

3.5 A: Moderately hazed orange brown color. Two plus fingers of frothy/creamy white head. Retention is good and an irregular ring of lacing is left.

4.0 S: Sugary frutiness with a good spicy backbone. Good bit of pepper. Peach and candied pineapple fruitiness. Clean overall except for a light yeastiness. Quite pleasant.

3.5 T: Taste is like the nose, but less sharp. The sugariness is reduced, but is still there. Peach and pineapple fruitiness again. Very subtle pepperiness. Touch of yeast and touch of breadiness, though still clean. Not bad.

3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. The only thing I don't like is that the carbonation isn't super spritzy, which is what I love most about Belgian mouthfeels. Reasonably creamy.

3.5 D: Solid beer though it is a little weird having a non-sour from 3F.

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3.51/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drank it straight from the bottle. To lazy for glassware.

Appearance - unknown

Smell - musty citrus with a hint of wheat

Taste/Mouth- slight bitterness with with a hint of pineapple and wheat. Quite strange combination. Very thin and dry but quite refreshing for a hot day.

Overall I would purchase this again. Seek it out? Probably not.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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Beersel Blonde from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
80 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.