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BottleTree Belgian Blonde - BottleTree Beer Co.

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BottleTree Belgian BlondeBottleTree Belgian Blonde

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BA SCORE
79
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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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rramsey

South Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

03-27-2012 20:16:55 | More by rramsey
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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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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

09-07-2013 23:09:05 | More by AlaskanYoung
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theboozecruise

Louisiana

2.63/5  rDev -23.8%

Poured into a stange glass, it's a clear yellow with a finger worth of white head. Decent retention and lacing, but not overly impressive.

It has a grassy aroma, with hints of hops. Smells more like a pilsener really. There is a little Belgian spice but not too much.

The taste is just like the aroma, earthy, nice hop bitterness, but a little funk too.

It's got a lot more body than expected, do higher marks there!

Overall this is a forgettable mediocre beer in my opinion.

04-22-2011 00:36:30 | More by theboozecruise
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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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jaswilson2

South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

05-20-2014 14:21:41 | More by jaswilson2
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RochefortChris

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

12-04-2013 04:54:29 | More by RochefortChris
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NeoZaZ

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

01-27-2013 22:23:14 | More by NeoZaZ
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4Socialanxiety

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -13%

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

Florida

3/5  rDev -13%

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

Virginia

3/5  rDev -13%

02-03-2013 04:31:05 | More by Mrbseward
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Jas45678

Michigan

3/5  rDev -13%

08-04-2013 01:44:59 | More by Jas45678
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BrewCrew2010

Mississippi

3/5  rDev -13%

A: Pours a golden yellow underneath a white frothy head that quickly dissipates to about 1 finger depth. Clear in color allows one to see a lot of lively carbonation reminding me of champange. Should I be drinking this in a fluted glass? Maybe. No evident lacing.

S: A strong yeast aroma with a malty backbone. Some hints of lemon, wheat, herbs & spices can also be detected.

T: A nice malty flavor with apple and pear notes. A slight breadiness can also be picked up creating a light and dry palate.

M: A light body with a ton of carbonation and a watery texture.

D: Not a bad beer, but not a big fan of it. I wouldn't go out and buy it, but I would definately drink it if someone offered it to me. Great for hanging out in the backyard during the summer.

08-24-2010 23:55:55 | More by BrewCrew2010
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ADTaber

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -13%

08-12-2013 23:30:43 | More by ADTaber
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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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GPHarris

Alabama

3.03/5  rDev -12.2%

a - poured a one finger thick eggshell-colored head into a snifter that left decent lacing throughout. the body was a bright, golden color.
s - lemongrass with a hint of yeast.
t - lemon, grass, bread, yeast.
m - bubbly and smooth.
o - decent offering but i'd like a less intense yeast strain here. seems to dominate the other flavors.

10-17-2011 18:57:19 | More by GPHarris
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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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beerwolf77

Wisconsin

3.1/5  rDev -10.1%

Thanks goes to brewcrew2010 for this extra.

A: Light golden color. Huge three fingers of bright white head. Thick chunks of lace left behind, thick cap. Looks great.

S: Complex array of ingredients going on in the aroma. Belgian yeast and spices. Sweet malt, earthy grains and hints of citrus.

T: The flavor is a bit of a let down after the promising nose. Light pale malt and a touch of hop bite. Some belgian yeast and spices peak out. An off putting metallic flavor comes through in the finish. Sending this one off the deep end.

M: Light thin body. Low carbonation.

D: All bark and no bite. Drinkable yet forgettable.

01-12-2011 01:40:04 | More by beerwolf77
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Netdigger2

South Carolina

3.15/5  rDev -8.7%

This beer pours a hazy yellow with ample white foam. I got a ton of lacing out of this.

The smell is bready with a little bit of farm and citrus.

The taste is typical of a decent blonde, strong brett bitterness accompanied by some lemon zest and bread. As with other Thomas Creek beers I've had, there wasn't much hop presence at all.

The mouthfeel was medium with high carbonation.

Overall, pretty decent representation of the style.

01-05-2012 16:59:00 | More by Netdigger2
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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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speter

New Jersey

3.18/5  rDev -7.8%

A: Pours an ever-so-slightly hazy deep golden color with a three-finger large-bubble white head that leaves a fair bit of lacing.

S: Bready malt, candi, and Belgian yeast.

T: Spicy and lightly bitter, there's not much development from front to back. The aftertaste has a lightly metallic twinge to it.

M: I have to admit that the large bubbles get in the way of the mouthfeel, lending an almost harsh quality to it.

O: A nicely-crafted BPA, although vigorous swirling is needed to offset the coarse carbonation.

04-12-2012 23:06:44 | More by speter
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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

02-11-2012 04:33:58 | More by RobertColianni
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benloho

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

01-31-2014 15:27:28 | More by benloho
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avalon07

South Carolina

3.28/5  rDev -4.9%

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a golden yellow color and a mostly clear consistency. There was a thin amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. No real lacing to speak of.

S: A nice aroma of fruit, yeast, and malt.

T: Tasted of apples and yeast up front, with a malty finish. Kind of thin and watery without a whole lot of character.

M: A well carbonated beer with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

D: A decidedly average beer.

07-14-2010 14:04:39 | More by avalon07
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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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BottleTree Belgian Blonde from BottleTree Beer Co.
79 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.