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Josef Belgian Blonde Ale - Brouwerij Martens NV

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BA SCORE
75
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67 Ratings
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 16.3%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Martens NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: wedge on 07-21-2013)
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11.2 oz bottle poured into a tulip.

Appearance: Pours a mostly clear gold with a huge white head. Wondering if this was shaken before opening because the head is huge. Some moderate lacing on the way down.

Aroma: This beer has a more floral presence than I expected. Also some malt and dry hops. Very faint funk.

Taste: The floral notes appear on the palate as well, along with some vague sourness and nice malt backbone. Kind of yeasty. Nice balanced flavor.

Mouthfeel: Good depth for the style. Sessionable in body.

Overall: Nice Belgian pale. There's a lot of great Belgian beer out there and this one doesn't necessarily grab you by the collar, but it's a nice, reasonably complex ale.

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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I just picked up a 6-pack at Trader Joe's, and I'm really disappointed. It tastes like a cheap German beer with a little sweetness added. It's not terrible, but absolutely not good either. I'd rather spend a few bucks more and something good. This is a mass-produced rip-off.

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Overall a good Belgium beer. Clean flavor, but love that it's got some depth to it as well. It's a bit more bitter than I like (I'm a lightweight, I guess), but I wasn't really bothered by it. If you like Belgium's beers, I think you'll like this one as well. It's at least average, if not better. ;)

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3.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Joseph Belgian Blonde Ale has a medium, white head, a mostly clear (very fine sediment is visible), bubbly, golden appearance, and a bit of lacing left behind. The aroma is faint, but one can detect mild malt and cracker. The taste is the same- mild cracker malt, with a kiss of hops at the end. Mouthfeel is medium and a somewhat slick, and Josef Belgian Blonde Ale finishes dry and easy going. No alcohol detected.

RJT

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Josef Belgian Blonde Ale from Brouwerij Martens NV
75 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.