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Groundswell - Backlash Beer Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

69 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.14%


Brewed by:
Backlash Beer Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: OldIronLungs on 08-05-2011)
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nsheehan

Texas

3/5  rDev -22.7%

07-05-2013 02:39:24 | More by nsheehan
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smcolw

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look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I'm a little disappointed with the head which is only rim bubbles. I'll chalk this up to the bar pour. Still there's no lace. The beer is golden and appropriately cloudy.

Traditional sour, wheaty aroma with plenty of Belgian yeast as well.

Pale malt start with plenty of flowery wheat (slightly sweet). There's a good pepper kick from the hop. Thin bodied with a light (almost airy) but high carbonation level.

Serving type: on-tap

06-21-2013 23:14:10 | More by smcolw
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ksimons

New York

3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-a hazy golden color with a fingers worth of white head that leaves a ring around the top of the glass

S-pale malts, sweet fruity aroma, light citrus, and floral notes with a bit of Belgian yeast

T-pale bready malt, followed by bitter hops and citrus, and finishes with fruity sweetness

M-light to medium body, spicy carbonation

Overall a very refreshing beer, but still complex enough not to be boring

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 22:16:22 | More by ksimons
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BeerResearcher

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz dark brown bottle. No freshness date.
Pours an authentic Belgian Blonde (hazy gold/brass) with a fast-fading snow-white head, along with some patchy/spotty lacing.
Smells of barn hay resting in damp wood and powdered dried malt, mix well with a spritz of limey citrus, oranges and earthy yeast.
The taste begins with citrus zest upfront with a tart lime bite and a hint of a metallic tang. There's a bit of a doughy white bread taste (in a good way) to keep things in balance. A taste of sweet over-ripe pears slips forward as it starts to warm.
I'm reminded of a French Saison in its lightness of body, although I feel it could use a mineral effect to add a little complexity (yes, this is not a French Saison so why should it have anything it shouldn't). A bit of a gin-like booziness peeks through late.
The body is light and wet...not as dry as expected.
It lacks some of the dimension fond in some of the top Belgian Blondes, but all in all a very satisfying brew.
It paired well with BBQ Chicken and grilled veggies.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2013 00:44:41 | More by BeerResearcher
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Groundswell from Backlash Beer Company
87 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.