1. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.

Belgian Style Blonde Ale - Mazama Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Belgian Style Blonde Ale
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
85
very good

11 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 11
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 7.09%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mazama Brewing Co. visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ccrida on 07-26-2013)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 11 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ccrida:
Photo of ccrida
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draught at The Bier Stein, appearence is a hazly burnt gold with a small white collar leaving foamy lace.

Smell is bright and zesty, pithy lemon.

Taste is estery, lots of bananas and bubble gum, but with some spicy, clove like notes as well. Phenolic. Big flavors, but there's an elegance to it, well made.

Mouthfeel is light and dry, fully carbonated.

Drinkability is good, a solid blonde. These guys do a really nice job of crafting authentic Belgians with big flavors from the yeast, and high digestibility.

More User Reviews:
Photo of seanthornton152
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of jason_nwx
3.52/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Reidrover
3.66/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle bought from Lifesource in Salem OR $4.99. Says 7.7% alc on label. Pours a clear golden coloured ale , with a large and creamy.thick white head. The aroma is a little subdued but getting notes of spice,yeast and a little hop. Very balanced yeast with some really nice peppery notes above the caramel like malts and herbal hops. Mouth feel is fine and semi-thick with a nice drying finish. An OK beer

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of jemarent
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Hoptometrist
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap into a shaker glass.

A- Poured a dark amber color with small soapy white head that dissipated instantly and left no lace.

S- Banana, bubblegum, and phenolic Belgian yeast notes.

T- Big banana, bubblegum, phenolic and chalky Belgain yeast notes, and some juicy citrus notes.

M- Soft carbonation, medium body, smooth, and semi-dry.

O- Mazama seems to be making really great and authentic belgian ales. Very flavorful with lots of yeast expression.

Photo of DoubleJ
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a 22 ounce bottle, on to the beer:

This Belgian-styled blonde has a light orange color and is topped with an inch of head and spots of lacing. The aroma is dry with vague spices, some clove, and grass. With a flavor involving mint, grass, clove, candied orange, I was impressed with the complexity of this ale. Lingering in the aftertaste is a dry, grassy, and sweet flavor. It's a medium bodied beer with modest carbonation, and as a whole makes a good ale to wash down dinner.

Photo of fitius5150
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a hazy orange with almost no head from a 22oz bomber. Smells great but taste, to me, fails to deliver. Something just seems to be a little short of expectations, especially when it comes to those great, funky esters that should deliver the strong banana and fruit flavors in a Belgian style. It's there in this beer, just, well...underwhelming. Well made and very drinkable, I want to like this a lot more, and it is a fine brew, but there is definitely room for improvement.

Photo of Arkay
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of VanKieft
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Belgian Style Blonde Ale from Mazama Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.