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BottleTree Belgian Blonde - BottleTree Beer Co.

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59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 14.29%
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:
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(Beer added by: mikesgroove on 08-16-2010)
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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?

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2011 16:59:21 | More by ChainGangGuy
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oberon

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2011 11:48:02 | More by oberon
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.08/5  rDev -10.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

10-23-2012 21:02:25 | More by sendbeer
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.55/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2011 22:34:55 | More by chinchill
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2%

08-01-2012 00:23:38 | More by rolltide8425
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avalon07

South Carolina

3.28/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2010 14:04:39 | More by avalon07
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.18/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-31-2012 13:17:01 | More by thagr81us
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.83/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2011 21:21:06 | More by twiggamortis420
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2011 14:17:00 | More by tone77
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +16.6%

06-17-2014 02:37:09 | More by wrightst
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2%

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

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +2%

05-20-2013 00:22:59 | More by buckyp
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ADTaber

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -12.5%

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

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

07-11-2012 22:51:11 | More by OldTime
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beerwolf77

Wisconsin

3.1/5  rDev -9.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +2%

01-16-2012 20:04:17 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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Jas45678

Michigan

3/5  rDev -12.5%

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

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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

Alabama

3.03/5  rDev -11.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

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

South Carolina

3.63/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2010 02:22:02 | More by kkipple
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

05-20-2014 14:21:41 | More by jaswilson2
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rudabegga9

Georgia

4/5  rDev +16.6%

01-01-2014 15:23:19 | More by rudabegga9
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BottleTree Belgian Blonde from BottleTree Beer Co.
79 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.