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BottleTree Belgian Blonde - BottleTree Beer Co.

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61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 14.2%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
BottleTree Beer Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mikesgroove on 08-16-2010)
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Mrbseward

Virginia

3/5  rDev -13%

02-03-2013 04:31:05 | More by Mrbseward
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oberon

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +13%

The bottle says Belgian blonde so Iam gonna say this is a...Belgian blonde.Poured into a tulip glass a slight hazed lighter golden with a nice fluffy crown atop that held well.Aromas are floral with some phenols creeping into play.Flavors are fruity with light pehonls,the phenols dont overpower wich is nice.This is a really nice summertime Belgian pale,it goes down easy and is flavorful enough to enjoy.

08-30-2011 11:48:02 | More by oberon
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.55/5  rDev +2.9%

12 oz. bottle poured into a goblet.

A: Pours a more than a little fizzy (think under-carbonated soda). Clear light amber. The fizzy head quickly dissipates, leaving no lacing.

S: Bready, yeasty, floral and spicy.

T: Lightly bitter with a fairly good balance of spiciness, maltiness, and yeast. Floral and spicy hops seem to be 'enhanced' with clove and nutmeg. A hint of bananas. Has a fruity, lightly earthy finish with good hop-malt balance.

M: Light+ body. Coarse carbonation to start; not enough at the finish.

O: A nice crisp blonde with more spiciness in the flavor than the aroma.

12-21-2011 22:34:55 | More by chinchill
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.08/5  rDev -10.7%

A - pale yellowish copper with a thin lacing of head that has no retention

S - apples, grainy, sweet

T - apples, grainy, sweet, faint funky yeast

M - medium bodied, crisp, over carbonated

This is a rather mediocre beer. It has some fruity, sweet flavors that are overwhelming. None of the traditional spicy, yeasty qualities are present. This is a pretty disappointing offering.

06-10-2012 13:31:53 | More by tdm168
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branimal9

South Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +15.4%

Sampled from 12oz bottle - 6/8/2010.

Pours a slightly hazy pale gold with plenty of carbonation & a nice white head. Snappy pilsner-esque aroma with a hint of lemon zest on the nose. Crisp in flavor, grassy with glimpses of apple and lemon. Refreshing, with a nice dry finish.

06-10-2010 16:32:56 | More by branimal9
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Ktakat

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

06-24-2013 20:22:16 | More by Ktakat
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.18/5  rDev -7.8%

Served from tap into a shaker. Poured a golden pale yellow with a one finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, sugar, fruit, banana, and dark fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, banana, earth, fruit, banana runts, and sugar. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly decent brew. There was a lot going on in this one, but the majority of it was a big sweet aspect. This was a little off-putting if I am honest. The banana runts was a nice touch, but definitely out of place in my opinion for this brew. Worth trying if you like sweeter brews, but if not, I wouldn’t waste your time doing so.

12-31-2012 13:17:01 | More by thagr81us
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bucklemyshoe

Georgia

4.22/5  rDev +22.3%

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: It pours a clear golden color with a finger of creamy head that laces well.

S: Sweet pale malts, berries, floral notes, and some fruity candy-like aromas.

T: Lots of sweet and fruity maltiness, floral notes, and a finish of crackers and sweet tarts.

M: The body is light with average carbonation.

O: This is delicious in a very unique way. I'll seek out more for sure.

07-31-2011 00:15:04 | More by bucklemyshoe
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev +5.2%

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a rich golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, a touch of biscuts. Taste is good, malts, lightly hopped, some biscuty notes as well. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an easy drinking and quality brew.

09-17-2011 14:17:00 | More by tone77
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4Socialanxiety

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -13%

07-02-2012 16:13:29 | More by 4Socialanxiety
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theghost3

Louisiana

3.4/5  rDev -1.4%

Pours a translucent yellow with lots of fizz and a 3-finger white head. No lacing.

The smell is yeast, wheat, slightly medicinal with a little lemon zest. The taste is a little musty--yeast, herbal, and some citrusy hops. Mouthfeel is crisp, watery, and dry.

This is fairly drinkable. I like the citrusy notes, but I don't like the thin body or the medicinal scent.

08-12-2010 02:17:28 | More by theghost3
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tugdriver7

Maryland

4.33/5  rDev +25.5%

Enjoyed a bottle at the Backyard Restaurant in Hilton Head, to go with the best shrimp & grits I've ever had. Gold color with nice carbonation. Taste was unique blend of flavors, a light sweet (almost wheat-like) malt and a very subtle hint of floral hops with a soft bitterness that balanced the whole thing very nicely. Not typically a Belgian fan, but this one was well worth the trip. I wish I could find it back home in Maryland. Very drinkable and flavorful as it warmed, too. This is easily one of those I could keep for regular drinking.

08-24-2011 03:09:34 | More by tugdriver7
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Mudawg

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

06-25-2012 16:34:23 | More by Mudawg
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.6/5  rDev +4.3%

Saw this one on the shelf at the tap room and they had a special going so I went for it. Served cold and poured in a pint glass,

The pour was nice, light golden in color with a tight head of white that clung to the surface and sides rather nicely.

Light aroma, pears, light belgian spices and a nice round citrus hint that punctuates it quite well. Warming brings out herbal touches, hints of a meadow or some kin of flower. Smooth, light and easy to drink this was a no brainer to put down quickly.

Overall a really solid beer that I would have no trouble going after again any day.

01-18-2011 20:47:02 | More by mikesgroove
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.83/5  rDev +11%

12 oz bottle pours a very clear, light gold color with a decent cap of white head. Retention is just ok and does not show much lacing.

Nose is pretty fruity and the yeast very Belgian. Grainy malt and a light dusting of grassy hops.

Taste also shows plenty of Belgian influence with a tropical fruitiness and alcohol warmth. Bread dough and biscuits are offset by a 'just-enough' hoppy bitterness on the finish. This is a pretty decent American attempt at a tough style to nail, I could drink a couple of these in succession without any problem at all.

03-19-2011 21:21:06 | More by twiggamortis420
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cdizinno

South Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +18.8%

Poured into a tulip glass from a bottle as picture with no visible freshness date.

A: Golden yellow with a white head that quickly dissipates to a thin film with continuous bubbles. Clear with minimal lacing.

S: Strong yeast and malt aroma. Some lemon, wheat & spices are also present.

T&M: Nice, smooth malty flavor with something fruity that I can't really identify. Maybe mild banana with apples Slightly bready. light bodied with a dry finish.

Not bad. Nice light and drinkable beer that is good.

10-21-2010 21:58:58 | More by cdizinno
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NCLorax

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

04-15-2012 16:22:05 | More by NCLorax
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Beerbuddha

Louisiana

3.03/5  rDev -12.2%

Appearance: This brew pours a golden yellow with a medium size white head. Lacing present

Smell: Very yeasty(doughy) smell with hints of clove and lemon zest.

Taste: Again very doughy from the yeast with hints of lemon, tropical fruit and apple tartness. Has a nice hint of pepper as well. Very slight hop character. A bit astringent. Not sure the age of the bottle as there is no date on it.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with medium carbonation.

Overall: This is just an ok brew. Not sure what it would taste like if fresh or even if this was fresh since there is no date on the bottle. I was a bit disappointed.

02-06-2011 23:46:59 | More by Beerbuddha
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feelmefoam

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Bottletree Blonde pours a light honey color with moderate carbonation running up from the etching in the glass into a finger of head that doesn't last long at all and leaves almost no lacing when it dissipates. The head is white in color and almost soapy in appearance. Lots of Belgians I've had throw up an excessive amount of head, this is the opposite.

The smell is decent, you can pick out some pilsener malts and other light buttery malts as well as a bit of light fruitiness. A little more assertive and appropriately hopped would do well.

The flavor isn't bad, but it certainly isn't the best representation of a Belgian pale I've had. The beer starts with a bit of light, sweet malt and a bit of pear and apple fruitiness. From there, it progresses into a grainier flavor followed by a bit of spiciness, though not too much. I could do with a little more complexity, but it's not bad.

The mouthfeel is decent. Maybe a bit smoother and a bit less carbonation would do the beer good, but other than that it's alright. Light body with a fairly high amount of carbonation, very slightly dry on the finish.

Overall, this is a drinkable beer even though it's not a standout for the style. There certainly isn't anything repulsive about it and I'm kind of intrigued by the brewery as this is my first beer from them. I'll be looking for more in the future, they're local and they've done a decent job on a style that's not my favorite.

10-27-2010 06:05:07 | More by feelmefoam
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

11-12-2012 23:00:02 | More by IPAchris
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ckk527

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

01-21-2013 02:39:54 | More by ckk527
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bendukes86

South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

02-22-2013 23:48:05 | More by bendukes86
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jonathaniler

Florida

3/5  rDev -13%

11-25-2012 01:44:24 | More by jonathaniler
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gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

01-16-2012 20:04:17 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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Mojo

Alabama

3.81/5  rDev +10.4%

12 ounce bottle poured into tulip glass.

This beer is a pale gold as it name might suggest. The nose is kind of bready with apple and yeast notes. Taste is better than I expected. I even detected some citrus notes. Mouthfeel is about average. Not bad. I'm not a fan of Belgians, but I enjoyed this one.

05-03-2013 04:56:07 | More by Mojo
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BottleTree Belgian Blonde from BottleTree Beer Co.
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