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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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Photo of matovu
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

matovu, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of tugdriver7
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.

tugdriver7, Aug 24, 2011
Photo of BirdsongHollapeno
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

BirdsongHollapeno, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of bucklemyshoe
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.

bucklemyshoe, Jul 31, 2011
Photo of cdizinno
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.

cdizinno, Oct 21, 2010
Photo of joepullara
4.08/5  rDev +18.3%

Wow - A beer from my home town!

This beer pours a nice golden color with a decent head. Nice lacing on my glass.

The smell is Belgian - yeasty, with hints of citrus fruit.

The flavor is outstanding - nice balance of malt in the beginning with a hops finish. Very smooth, but not weak at all. The finish is unexpectedly dry - right up my alley.

This is a very nice beer. Very drinkable. I'll drink this one again.

joepullara, Jun 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

rudabegga9, Jan 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

wrightst, Jun 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

alxndr33, Dec 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

herrburgess, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of branimal9
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.

branimal9, Jun 10, 2010
Photo of oberon
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.

oberon, Aug 30, 2011
Photo of untamedbeer
3.9/5  rDev +13%

Clear, deep golden color. Pleasant, clean aroma with a hint of Belgian fruitiness. Flavor is very light malt with a slightly sour pucker at the end. Finishes clean with minimal bitterness.

Overall, this is a very good summer beer. It's light, refreshing and mild, so it's a good intro beer for those that aren't into intense beers. However, it has enough of a Belgian twist to keep more advanced beer drinkers interested. Versatile enough to enjoy one with a meal or multiple at the lake or playing cornhole.

untamedbeer, Jul 03, 2010
Photo of twiggamortis420
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.

twiggamortis420, Mar 19, 2011
Photo of Mojo
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.

Mojo, May 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Ktakat, Jun 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

ckk527, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of sendbeer
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

sendbeer, Oct 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

OldTime, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of I_BYE_MI_BEER
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

I_BYE_MI_BEER, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Appearance: Pours a yellow-hued body with excellent clarity and capped with a foaming, white head.

Smell: A scent of honey carefully drizzled over cracker dough and given a fine dusting of ground cloves. Also, lightly fruity notes of peaches and apricots. Very small hint of alcohol.

Taste: Lightly bready, cracker-toned pale malts with a brushing of sweet honey rounded with a hint of puffed grains. Small pinch of piquant spiciness. Light, fleeting traces of fruitiness representing Golden Delicious apples, peaches, and apricot. Faint hoppiness and subsequent bitterness. Drying finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: It's a pleasant, easy drinking brew. What else have you got going on, BottleTree?

ChainGangGuy, Jan 28, 2011
Photo of TheDinger
3.68/5  rDev +6.7%

Poured from 12oz. bottle into a pint glass. Deep golden color with a nice cloudy finish. 1 inch of off white head with light lacing. Smell is of citrus and fruity malts. Perhaps a bit of spice and bread notes. Taste is a little underwhelming to me. My first BPA, so I'm not sure what to expect. Was wanting more of the citrus to pop through. A bit of hops on the finish. A decent amount of carbonation to compliment the citrus and malts for a good feel. A touch dry and watery. Overall- Not a bad brew and would be great on a hot summer day. Felt a little on the watery side and I wanted more of the citrus to come through on the taste. Would not turn another one down-

TheDinger, Nov 06, 2011
Photo of tone77
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.

tone77, Sep 17, 2011
Photo of kkipple
3.63/5  rDev +5.2%

Hot diggity dang, a new beer from the Carolinas! Bring it on, sez I. Bottle Tree is a new company out of Tryon, North Carolina that is getting their beer contract brewed by the friendly folks down at Thomas Creek in South Carolina. Interesting. This recently landed at our local beer shop and I had to try it.

A. Pours a clear, rich, vitamin-B pee yellow. Fizzy, and sports a low, never-die egg white head. Yup, it's a blonde. Not bottle conditioned and no lace.

S. Light and crisp malt notes, rather pils like but enough malt sweetness to avoid being confused for one. Pretty clean and unremarkable with a slight lemony twist.

T. Not bad... semi-dry and quite easy drinking pale malt is the star here, with just a touch of hops, honey, and a citric bent; this finishes dry and lightly grainy. A bit of corn distracts. Overall easy and enjoyable.

M / D. More body than your standard light beer, but still easy enough to quaff on a hot day. Lovely carbonation is spot-on for drinkability. Is that a word now? The finish has just a tad more sourness than I'd go in for, but it's easily remedied by taking another sip.

BottleTree Blonde is a fine first attempt but at $10 a six pack is a bit hard to justify since it ain't THAT far removed from some other brews that are far cheaper... if this were six or seven bucks I'd go back to it quite often. Still for a local, this is a solid lil guy and one that I would happily have again, especially in this beastly heat wave.

kkipple, Jul 21, 2010
Photo of mikesgroove
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.

mikesgroove, Jan 18, 2011
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BottleTree Belgian Blonde from BottleTree Beer Co.
79 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.