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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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Photo of Mudawg
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Mudawg, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of brendaniel
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

brendaniel, Jun 24, 2012
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 NCLorax
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

NCLorax, Apr 15, 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
Photo of rramsey
2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

rramsey, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of matovu
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

matovu, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of sizemore84
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

sizemore84, Feb 24, 2012
Photo of RobertColianni
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

RobertColianni, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of floydie83
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

floydie83, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of gratefulbeerhead
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

gratefulbeerhead, Jan 16, 2012
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
Photo of chinchill
3.55/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

chinchill, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of alxndr33
4/5  rDev +15.9%

alxndr33, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of TheDinger
3.68/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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 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 tone77
3.63/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

tone77, Sep 17, 2011
Photo of oberon
3.9/5  rDev +13%
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.

oberon, Aug 30, 2011
Photo of doopydoogle
3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a surprisingly dark gold for the style. A nice sparkly head quickly dissipates into a lingering trace of lace.

S: Bread and resinous grain with a slight metallic tinge. Some spicy notes and floral notes sing through the yeasts.

T: Clean and crisp with a vibrant malt profile. A subtle bitterness is supported by the floral and spicy character of the hops to create a balance front. Flavors dip out towards the middle but are followed with a fruity, clean, and refreshing finish rounded out by a nice residual malt.

M: Zesty carbonation explodes in your mouth but doesn't linger. The ale is light on the palate and very smooth

O: A nice lighter example of the style. This brew is clean, crisp, and enjoyable. A highly sessionable example for the style

doopydoogle, Aug 29, 2011
Photo of tugdriver7
4.33/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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 bucklemyshoe
4.22/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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 joepullara
4.08/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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
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 twiggamortis420
3.83/5  rDev +11%
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.

twiggamortis420, Mar 19, 2011
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
BottleTree Belgian Blonde from BottleTree Beer Co.
79 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.