St Martin Blond Ale - Brasserie De Brunehaut

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St Martin Blond AleSt Martin Blond Ale

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94 Ratings
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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 14.2%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie De Brunehaut visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Gusler on 02-28-2003)
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3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 10/2010. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, orange, apricot, pear, apple, light banana, honey, bread, light clove, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, orange, apricot, pear, apple, light banana, honey, bread, light clove, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Slight earthy bitterness/yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange, apricot, pear, apple, light banana/clove, honey, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt sweetness; with a good malt/yeast balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly creamy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice Belgian blonde ale. All around good robustness and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt sweetness; and very smooth to drink for the ABV. I felt like yeast ester flavors were a bit restrained and could have been bolder. Otherwise a nicely enjoyable offering.

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

very good blonde beer, spiciness gives the amazing taste.

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.8/5  rDev +8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.95/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml squat, bulbous bottle - one of the non-organic, non-GF offerings from this brewery, I presume?

This beer pours a rather hazy, medium golden amber hue, with three fat fingers of puffy, frothy, and generally creamy off-white head, which leaves a few disintegrating towers of soap scum lace around the glass as things slowly seep away.

It smells of gritty, grainy pale malt, white pepper and clove spice, earthy yeast, mixed light orchard fruit, a bit of hay-like grassiness, and softly lilting alcohol esters. The taste is much more of the same - dry, bready, crackery pale malt, muddled savoury spice, restrained (for a Belgian offering, anyway) yeast, banana chips and other sundry dried drupe fruit, and once again, some subtle booze emanations.

The carbonation is fairly easy-going and barely perceptible after its initial spastic outburst, the body an adequate medium weight, and generally smooth, nothing really in the mood to muss that up here. It finishes well off-dry, the pale malt gaining a few sweet caramel notes, perhaps due to the booze, or maybe the lingering pear and apple fruitiness, hard to say.

A decently rendered version of the style, the purported strength doled out in small measures, at most. Well rounded, with any and all hallmarks that one might be seeking in such a brew - plain malt, yeast, fruit, and booze, full stop, without the wonderment about what might be missing due to gluten protein manipulation after the fact.

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of dcmchew
3.59/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy golden, huge head forming up almost spilling out of the glass. Sticky retention.
Smells of light grains, acidic fruit, citrus and Belgian spices.
Sweet acidic fruit, with red apple, yellow pear, white grapes, mixed with some sweet oranges, light banana and pineapple, really nice. Malts are mild and sweet, cloying just a little. Belgian sugars, light hints of honey also. Spicy yeasts, bringing clove, low vanilla, some nice prickly pepper.
Somewhat citrusy and green hops, bitter in the finish.
There's a big acidity and mineral feel to this one, quite fizzy also, getting burpy, quite a bit unbalanced.
Too bad, taste was really nice, but the body and some off notes are in the way.

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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St Martin Blond Ale from Brasserie De Brunehaut
80 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.