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:
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(Beer added by: zerk on 09-18-2003)
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look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance. Pours a hazy gold with over a finger of thick white head that leaves some nice bands of lace behind.

Smell. Fruity yeast and floral hops with a touch of light grainy malt and butterscotch.

Taste. Light caramel and spicy Belgian yeast, a touch of floral hops and smooth light malts.

Mouthfeel. Medium body. medium+ fine carbonation.

Overall. Not bad for the style but nothing I would seek out again. I'll stick with the wilder choices in the product line.

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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.

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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.

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3.31/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Best before 1/11/14.

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy bone head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, and earthy aromas. Taste is much the same with grain and grassy flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is refreshing but somewhat mild and forgettable all around in my opinion.

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3.21/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A steady pour into my Tripel Karmeliet tulip produces a three-finger thick, pale tan colored head (almost more of a full cream hue). The beer is a pale amber / gold color that shows clear’ish, full gold hue when held up to the light; additionally it shows an aggressive carbonation. The aroma smells of grassy grain, floral notes, cracker like malt, honey-like malt, and slightly metallic leaning, generic lager beer like, “beer” notes towards the finish that play a fairly prominent role; everything but the last is fairly inviting.

Slightly sweet, with a pale malt sweetness, touches of honey like malt character and a somewhat cider like fruitiness are found up front. The beer has a creamed corn like, sweet grain finish that has a bit of edge to it. Underneath this last, dominant note, is a touch of pale cracker like malt, a hint of floral / herbal hops and just a suggestion of hop bitterness. This does have a nice effervescence to it that nicely accentuates and offsets at the same time, the lightly viscous, easy drinking body that this beer has.

Hmm, I have always had a hole in my palate for recognizing DMS. It is one of those stupid things that should have been pointed out / associated to me long ago, but somehow never has been. Unfortunately, in this particular case, this beer has pinpointed that for me; this has a ton of it, creamed corn is perhaps a little bit in the right direction for this flavor, it is also slightly metallic, definitely accentuates sweetness and an off-sort-of fruitiness, but what it really reminds me of is cheap American lager that I drank at Frat parties in college. I should be ashamed to admit this discovery, but I am so happy to have filled this gap in my palate that I can easily overlook it. This is certainly a deeply flawed beer, but, my personal enjoyment of this beer is greatly enhanced by my personal discovery to define exactly what DMS in a beer is; I have distinctly noticed this in quite a few beers over the years, but for some reason not made the proper connection; I blame the fact that I learned early on techniques to avoid this in my own brewing, without personal, direct experience, so never had to really troubleshoot this particular off-character :-).

Hmm, I wonder how this mixes with the rest of the bottle of GFAR that I was otherwise going to turn into vinegar…..

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