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St Martin Blond Ale - Brasserie De Brunehaut

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St Martin Blond AleSt Martin Blond Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

89 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 14.49%
Wants: 5
Gots: 3 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Gusler on 02-28-2003)
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mattfancett, Aug 26, 2014
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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.

biboergosum, Jul 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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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.

dcmchew, Nov 13, 2013
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St Martin Blond Ale from Brasserie De Brunehaut
80 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.