Grisette Blonde - Brasserie St. Feuillien
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3.24/5 rDev -6.6%
Pours golden, a bit cloudy, small white head that reduces to sticky lacing.
Smell of grain, citrus, fresh-cut grass, some spicy herbs and acacia honey.
Taste starts with a bit of sweetness that's quickly pushed away by sour citrus juice and some green hay, grass, mild barnyard notes. A veggie note (some pepper peel), Belgian spiciness (faint coriander and clove, some peppercorn) and weird funky herbs (a bit too much like toothpaste). Finishes with some mild grassy bitterness and a bit of sweetness comes back.
Light body, kinda fizzy. Funky aftertaste, but not exactly in a good way (some cardboard in there too).
Surprising, i thought this would be really bad. It's close to nice, a bit chaotic in the grassy notes, and with an unbalanced body.
06-23-2014 12:45:23 | More by dcmchew
2.7/5 rDev -22.2%
Cute 25cl bottle purchased from Plonk in Canberra.
Pours an unremarkable yellow-gold colour, with a touch of haze, and a fizzling, insubstantial head of bubble white. Very light body without a lot of visible carbonation. Some mild sudsy lace. Overall, it looks relatively similar to a bland mass-produced lager. I'm unimpressed.
Nose is sweet and round, cut with peppery, almost astringent ester characters, which give a whiff of wintergreen and mouthwash. Slight wet grain funk, bottom of the barnyard, hay left in the rain, fermenting grass clippings. It gives it almost a fishy or seaweed character. Hrmm...
Taste is blander, but the better for it: the funk and bordering rot/fish character disappears, leaving just the tomatoey roundness, the wet grain sack and a light sugary sweetness on the back. I mean, it's not great, but it beats putting some fragrant marine-life in your mouth. Palate is pretty flat.
At best, this is a run-of-the-mill, weak Belgian pale ale. At worst, it doesn't bear repeating. This is pretty insipid stuff, showing that even the Belgians can be completely uninspired, and can do bland and pedestrian with the best of them.
08-03-2012 06:42:24 | More by lacqueredmouse
3.83/5 rDev +10.4%
eer bottle (33cl.), tasted in 2003.
Appearance : yellow color, with white foamy head.
Smell : grain, with a little spicy yeast aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : sweet, malty, we feel fruity flavors and a discreet bitterness.
Drinkability : a good beer in the style Belgian Pale ale.
11-29-2008 17:07:19 | More by thierrynantes
United Kingdom (England)
3.78/5 rDev +8.9%
Brown 25cl bottle, best before April 2008, drank July 2007.
Poured into one of my Corsendonk tulip glasses.
It is a slightly hazy golden colour with a good white foaming head.
The aroma is yeasty with a sweetness, not unlike a freshly cut wheat or barley smell.
The taste is a lot sharper than I was expecting and a whole lot more sour than most Belgian blondes I've had over the years.
The tangy feel in the taste stays in the mouth and lingers well for a beer of 4.5%. There is no great depth to the flavours, but it is a well crafted drink.
I found this beer to be very interesting and will seek it out again when next in Belgium, well worth getting a bigger bottle, if I see one.
07-13-2007 17:07:10 | More by BlackHaddock
Grisette Blonde from Brasserie St. Feuillien
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.