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BottleTree Belgian Blonde - BottleTree Beer Co.

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BottleTree Belgian BlondeBottleTree Belgian Blonde

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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 rramsey
2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

rramsey, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of Mudawg
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Mudawg, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of AlaskanYoung
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

AlaskanYoung, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of theboozecruise
2.63/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

theboozecruise, Apr 22, 2011
Photo of bendukes86
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

bendukes86, Feb 22, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

jaswilson2, May 20, 2014
Photo of RochefortChris
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

RochefortChris, Dec 04, 2013
Photo of NeoZaZ
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

NeoZaZ, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of 4Socialanxiety
3/5  rDev -13%

4Socialanxiety, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of jonathaniler
3/5  rDev -13%

jonathaniler, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of Mrbseward
3/5  rDev -13%

Mrbseward, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of Jas45678
3/5  rDev -13%

Jas45678, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of BrewCrew2010
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

BrewCrew2010, Aug 25, 2010
Photo of ADTaber
3/5  rDev -13%

ADTaber, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of Beerbuddha
3.03/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Beerbuddha, Feb 06, 2011
Photo of GPHarris
3.03/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

GPHarris, Oct 17, 2011
Photo of tdm168
3.08/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

tdm168, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of beerwolf77
3.1/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

beerwolf77, Jan 12, 2011
Photo of Netdigger2
3.15/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Netdigger2, Jan 05, 2012
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3.18/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

thagr81us, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of speter
3.18/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

speter, Apr 13, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

RobertColianni, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of benloho
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

benloho, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of avalon07
3.28/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

avalon07, Jul 14, 2010
Photo of theghost3
3.4/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

theghost3, Aug 12, 2010
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BottleTree Belgian Blonde from BottleTree Beer Co.
79 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.