BottleTree Belgian Blonde - BottleTree Beer Co.
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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
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
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
3.55/5 rDev +2.9%
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.
12-21-2011 22:34:55 | More by chinchill
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-
11-06-2011 00:24:07 | More by TheDinger
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
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.
09-17-2011 14:17:00 | More by tone77
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.
08-30-2011 11:48:02 | More by oberon
Nova Scotia (Canada)
3.58/5 rDev +3.8%
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
08-29-2011 02:35:25 | More by doopydoogle
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.
08-24-2011 03:09:34 | More by tugdriver7
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.
07-31-2011 00:15:04 | More by bucklemyshoe
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.
06-29-2011 12:48:22 | More by joepullara
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
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.
03-19-2011 21:21:06 | More by twiggamortis420
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
BottleTree Belgian Blonde from BottleTree Beer Co.
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