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Belgian Strong Blonde - Pfriem Family Brewers

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Belgian Strong Blonde
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86
very good

27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 8.59%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pfriem Family Brewers visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: beertunes on 04-02-2013

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Ratings: 27 | Reviews: 5
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Photo of Fatehunter
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a half finger on a clear light straw body.
The aroma is coriander, lemon and spice. Nice.
The taste is light grain, floral and mild honey sweet.
The texture is smooth with low carbonation.
It's enjoyable.

Photo of VTBeerGirl
4.52/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pfriem's Belgian Strong Blonde is a delicious blonde ale with a punch. Refreshing and easy to drink with a maltier mouthfeel and taste that lingers longer than your typical blonde ale. A perfect companion to my hearty salad for lunch. It was my favorite beer during my trip to Portland.

Photo of DefenCorps
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I wasn't planning on stopping by, but while walking along the HR waterfront, I noticed Pfriem just there, and on my way back, I had to stop in to check them out.

Clear golden yellow, dense off white head with great retention and lace. Nose is really muted. Faint pear, floral notes, orange blossoms, minimal yeast. Pretty clean. It does open up nicely as it warms up. Palate is mildly spicy, with blend of clove and a little yeast. Fruit with citrus, a little honey, pear and a little alcohol. Medium light in body and moderately carbonated, this beer has a drying finish that's mildly spicy and mildly fruity. A touch husky astringency heightened by spice. Alcohol presence is mild. Nice.

Photo of ccrida
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On draught at Hall Street Grill, served in a shaker pint. Appearence is clear gold with a little white skim, very light, sticky lace.

Smell is sweet esters, bananas.

Taste is not too sweet, but estery, phenolic.

Mouthfeel is off-dry, light.

Drinkability is solid, clean but a bit simple.

Photo of beertunes
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served in tulip. Poured a very slightly hazy golden yellow, with a bit over a half-inch of bright white head that had decent retention and good lacing.

The aroma was a nice blend f good grains, very gentle hops, a touch of alcohol, and that spicy Belgian yeast scent I love so much. The flavors followed along closely, the beer was a bit sweeter at first than in the nose, but the yeast, grains, and hops all solidly filled their roles. The taste didn't have as much of the yeasty spice as I would have liked, but YMMV.

The body was nicely smooth, just a bit fuller than medium, and had a slightly sweet finish. Drinkability was very good, if it wasn't $8 a tulip, I'd have several. Overall, a very good beer. A must try if you see it, and probably worth some effort to find.

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Belgian Strong Blonde from Pfriem Family Brewers
86 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.