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Bon-Secours Blonde - Brasserie Caulier

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Bon-Secours BlondeBon-Secours Blonde

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83
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31 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 16.25%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 11-04-2003)
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TheJudge

New York

4.43/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A small bottle at Petit Abielle, not on the menu but the owner found it for me. The pour is perfect. A beautiful fluffy white head with perfect lace. A lovely opaque dark yellow, this looks real good.

The smell is exceptional as well. Strong malts, aroma of citrus and perhaps banana. The citrus smell carries into the taste with a bitter bite that is very nice. Yum. Not overly carbonated, the malts run off the tongue, a great feeling at the back of the mouth.

I could certainly have more of this. Would like to find it on tap somewhere. Yum.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2005 15:37:11 | More by TheJudge
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rojavaga

Bulgaria

4/5  rDev +10.2%

07-12-2014 17:13:33 | More by rojavaga
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Gamsy

Germany

3/5  rDev -17.4%

02-17-2014 15:15:01 | More by Gamsy
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dcmchew

Romania

4/5  rDev +10.2%

10-31-2013 11:48:56 | More by dcmchew
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safaricook

Netherlands

4.18/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bought at my second visit to the Bierparadijs in Meer, Belgium. Opened swing-top bottle with a gigantic plop. Poured into a Koninck chalice.

fluffy thick foam that lasts forever but not much of a lacing, slightly murky pale orange-yellow body with some carbonation.

smells of Belgian yeast, citric esters and orange, herbs

taste is a fine balance of restrained bitterness and (biscuit?) sweetness, but also some spices that remind me of a Belgian Tripel rather than a Blonde as in the name or as it is categorized here.

great fluffy foam to bite through, body is light but not watery. some carbonation tickles on the tongue.

This a very good and balanced Tripel. It is very well balanced. I wonder why I haven't seen that more often as it stands side by side with the best of its category. I have not a single complaint and I love the fluffy thick head. Definitely a winner.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2013 18:05:05 | More by safaricook
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stevoj

Germany

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

05-06-2012 14:53:28 | More by stevoj
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CampusCrew

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

appearance: like a lemon mergiune pie, bright yellow with a fluffy white head

smell: citrus, honey, typical belgian yeast aroma.

taste: bready and sweet, acidic flavors, lemon

drinkability: overall its a nice belgian ale would match it vs any blonde ale. nice....

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2012 00:54:26 | More by CampusCrew
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

01-05-2012 08:58:54 | More by ygtbsm94
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +10.2%

11-25-2011 21:14:15 | More by Rochefort10nh
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ThaCreep

Belgium

2.85/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Colored grapefruit juice. Fruity aromas including the classic combination of coriander and Curacao. Full flavor, quite fruity but unfortunately, a few notable finish. A passable lager without much originality or great folly, which is struggling to convince anyway.

Serving type: nitro-tap

09-16-2011 17:48:09 | More by ThaCreep
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tall necked flip-top 33cl bottle, unable to find any best before date.

Poured into a Duvel glass: when I say poured, I really mean gushed into the glass because as soon as I flipped the top it rose like an active volcano all over the table before I could get the glass to it.

The beer was therefore murky and dirty in appearance, a grubby, dull old gold colour. The head was huge, large bubbles of pure white sat above the dishwater looking body of beer.

Really yeasty aroma, almost as strong as when leaning over a fermentation tank during the yeast rising (to a cauliflower head) period. Spicey hops too.

The beer began to settle a bit and it became more of a grapefruit juice colour and thickness. Darker towards the bottom of the glass, as the sediment slowly sank. The taste was semi-sweet and sour, with lemon, pink grapefruit, coriander and pepper all coming and going within the tasting.

The beer was medium bodied once the sediment fully settled and quiet pleasant, just took so long before I could write this about the beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2011 20:40:49 | More by BlackHaddock
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stephen1162

Massachusetts

3.35/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I opened the 750ml bottle and the foam began to rise immediately. I quickly poured about 10 ounces into my generic Belgian glass. The beer was pale blond, with a generous head. The smell was typical for a Belgian blond, but not overpowering. The taste was also typical Belgian blond - mild citrus and coriander, but once again, somewhat weak in flavor.

Overall, a mediocre offering, but not bad.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2010 09:29:31 | More by stephen1162
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weissbierdrinker

Belgium

3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy yellow.

Smells of citrus.

Taste is lime, citrus, lemon peel, slight pepper, some belgian yeast, candi sugar.

Has a high amount of carbonation but it doesn't take away from the brew.

Overall a good brew that's different than most blondes and offers a bit more complexity.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2009 17:48:08 | More by weissbierdrinker
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Absumaster

Netherlands

2.85/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A clear, golden beer with a crude big, bubbly head that settles into a lacing foam. Some yeast flakes float around in the beer.

Smell is a tad sharp, higher alcohols, oxidation, alcohol, not the most pleasant smell. Underneath there a low maltiness and a mdeium bitterness.

Taste is warming with the higher alcohols and simply alcohol present. A fruity yeastiness that has notes of exotic fruits like pineapple. Malt is buried under the unpleasant alcohols.

One of the least offerings from this brewery. Ambree and Brune are better.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2008 09:49:37 | More by Absumaster
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thierrynantes

France

4.22/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (33 cl), tasted in 2007.
Appearance: light color, well saturated (little bubbles). White foam particularly abundant, dense and tidiness, although white.
Smell: hop
Taste and mouthfeel: deliciously hoped. A sweet and alcoholic perfectly observed by a slight bitterness of hops.
Drinkability: a very good Belgian beer

Review added 10-29-2007, translated from french 1-27-2008.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2007 10:46:55 | More by thierrynantes
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cypressbob

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml flip top bottle

Pours with a cloudy amber body, straw yellow hints, patchy tight white head with good retention. Some lacing

Smell, fresh spicy pineapple and mango. Strong almondy esters, whiff of fresh bread, some dry yeast on the finish

Taste, bready alcohol, hint of pine nuts and lots of dry alcoholic fresh fruit. Little bit of mixed spice and lasting yeasty bready alcohol

A tasty belgian ale, pricey at almost £3 a bottle but worth a try

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2006 20:29:59 | More by cypressbob
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brentk56

North Carolina

1.75/5  rDev -51.8%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

2 liter bottle with a different label than shown here...

Appearance: Pours a hazy lemonade color with a meringue of a head; good lacing

Smell: Acetaldehyde (nail polish) aromatics; redolent of fusel alcohol

Taste: Starts with a lemony flavor that quickly becomes overly acidic; some residual sugar appears after the swallow; fusel alcohol finish

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation; considerable warming

Drinkability: Drain pour

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2006 02:24:08 | More by brentk56
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mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml swing top bottle bought from GapWines, Belfast

Poured a light coppery yellow colour with some golden hints... White head poured thick and meringue like then faded slowly to a thin layer... Fair amount lot of carbonation drifts to the surface...lots of sticky lacing coats the glass...

Aroma - Nice strong fruitiness (pineapples, grapefruits, pears), barely any maltiness, peppery / grassy hop bitterness, some creamy vanilla notes, hay, spicy, some salty notes, faint coriander / thyme hints...

Taste – Nice spicy hop bitterness, tart spicy fruits (apples, grapefruits, light lemons), light floral honey sweetness, some yeasty notes, light saltiness, creamy, pale malts, light grassy notes, peppery, some alcohol comes through...

M&D - Pretty sharp and dry. Light body... Very refreshing and pretty drinkable even at 8%...

Overall - A good clean crisp and well made pale ale.... Nothing groundbreaking but well worth a try...

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2006 10:31:35 | More by mdagnew
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Bierschenker

Belgium

3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first encounter with this kind of beer. When I drank it for the first time, I had to adapt a bit.
It comes in a 2 litre bottle so the first glasses are foggy golden. But the one I’m reviewing now is from the bottem of the bottle and I’m starting to wonder if there’s not too much yeast in my glass now. A deacent carbonation level. The first glasses had an enourmous head, but the last ones have yust some big bubbles along the side.
At this point the odour is overwhelming, yeast, fungus and alcohol. Someone sitting a metre away from me noticed that the odour was very strong.
Taste is rather simple, but strong in it’s simplicity. Overpowering are the yeast and alcohol. Adject are the (still strong) barnyard flavours. They remind me of the stables and I think there is even some earth there too. The more you get to the yeast on the bottem the more sour the taste becomes. And the earth tones turn more to beach sand.
The aftertaste is the continuation of the beer. But at moments it turns to very dark bread.

Great brew, I have bought two so far and am going around to share this brew with friends. The bottle on it’s own is a magnificent piece.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2006 00:55:11 | More by Bierschenker
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3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy pale gold with a substantial amount of foam for the ABV. The aroma was cotton candy, followed by honey and apples. Taste was was honey/apples/ginger, with some hop influence to balance it out. Finish was a little bit of pepper. The mouthfeel was lively and well carbonated. Overall, a very refreshing beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2006 14:14:50 | More by
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GCBrewingCo

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer poured into the chalice lightly hazy pale golden with a low white head which was wispy but lasted enough to lap at the glass.

The aroma was malty with a strong caramel presence and a light fruity citrus with alcohol spicy phenolics thrown in for good measure. The aroma was toffee and interesting.

The flavor was light, almost too light with a nice caramel flavor and a light peppery spice and a decent bittering that was just a bit on the low side. Nothing about the flavor was over the top or even near the edge, quite the contrary and more rear of the pack.

The finish was dry with a light spice and a husky character lasting into the aftertaste. The body was medium with a creamy mouthfeel. Alcohol was really only a factor in the aroma and warming after consumption. I would not go out of my way to find this one again, but would take it if someone offered.

11.2 ounce flip top bottle (I would have sworn that it held more than that just by looking at the bottle.) No freshness dating.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2006 23:36:06 | More by GCBrewingCo
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atigerlife

Hawaii

3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A 330 ml bottle with a flip top poured into a Julius tulip glass. "Best By" dated 07/05, which I missed by 8 months.

Opened the flip top to a very loud champagne cork like sound. Took me a little by surprise...but a grand enry.

Poured a huge white head, fluffy and large bubble. A nice orange/golden color, slightly hazy. Lots of carbonation rising. Also, rather strangely, lots of sediment. Certainly the most I've seen in any beer.

Smell is peppery and winey. Quite smooth. Not too much there. Taste is sweet with mostly the yeast coming through. A dry aftertaste with some bananas and sour apple hints. Don't taste the 8% alcohol [but I feel it now!]. Nothing outstanding, but nothing offensive.

Mouthfeel is quite light with only a slight carbonation tingling [which is surprising since it showed a good amount of carbonation when poured]. Overall, it is reasonably drinkable. I certainly won't go out of my way to buy another, but would certainly accept it if given to me.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2006 03:42:09 | More by atigerlife
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paterlodie

Belgium

3.08/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Best before 11-07 so more then in time and probably quiet fresh. Bon secours pours in very fine with a huge and long lasting snowwhite head. Color is gold with some haze in it.
Smell is sweet malty, candysugar, alcoholic and probably litle DMS. Taste is sweetsour malty with litle bitter aftertaste comming also from yeast. Quiet empty for a 8% beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2005 15:37:11 | More by paterlodie
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ybnorml

Rhode Island

3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a cloudy dark yellow colored ale with a big bright white head. The aroma has a fruity sour aroma (like a lambic) with a peppery hop background. Has a light fruity sweetness followed a easy tart sour flavor. The finish is a snappy peppery hop ending. Although not an agressive Belgian but still a tasty treat.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2004 00:19:27 | More by ybnorml
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm more into brunettes and redheads, but what the hell...
Pop goes the swing-top, and we begin. Pale dull yellow color, cloudy, underneath a milky white tarp, well-retained. Citric and sour in the nose, with an indefinable, but utterly Belgian funk about it, honeyish and peppery at the same time.
Taste? Sweetness, more honey and green apples, bunked up with citic sour, pears and peach, creating a neat spark on the palate, then softly finishing. An unusual mix, this one, not for everybody, but an intriquing brew to set aswim in the mouth.
Light bodied, but makes a memorable impression, although I can't say I'm too crazy about it.
Not bad, but not for me.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2004 09:58:27 | More by feloniousmonk
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Bon-Secours Blonde from Brasserie Caulier
83 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.