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Josef Belgian Blonde Ale - Brouwerij Martens NV

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BA SCORE
75
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57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 15.58%
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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3.9/5  rDev +21.5%

retry4z, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of illpass78
3.77/5  rDev +17.4%

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.

illpass78, Aug 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9%

WoostaBia, Aug 19, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

BuddyZ, Aug 15, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +34%

ynoT0207, Aug 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Artjsantos, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of jayrom
2.15/5  rDev -33%

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.

jayrom, Aug 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

allstar255, Jul 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

watchnerd, Jul 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

GClarkage, Jul 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +24.6%

KyleSweetsema, Jul 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

irthesteve, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of HazelEyedHippie
3.34/5  rDev +4%

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. ;)

HazelEyedHippie, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.39/5  rDev +5.6%

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

RonaldTheriot, Jun 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +24.6%

KevMo84, May 23, 2014
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3.3/5  rDev +2.8%

11.2 oz bottle with no date but a mysterious code on the back. actually a product of belgium, wow.

standard golden look, silky head, good lace. taste is crisp and grainy with some sweet english hops and some belgian yeast notes (clove, banana, bublegum). cloying metallic finish.

half a good beer, but cheap

jimmah120, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of HeightsEats
3.78/5  rDev +17.8%

Has a massive amount of sticky carbonation when poured into a glass. Aroma is sharp and biscuity with a hint of roasted malt. The flavor is full-bodied malt with a subtle sour aftertaste with just a bit of hops. There are elements of a macrobrew in the drinkability, but with a lot more flavor and clean crispness--no weird adjuncts. A really good all around beer.

HeightsEats, Mar 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

tdm168, Mar 13, 2014
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2/5  rDev -37.7%

dsm45, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of vitesse
1.76/5  rDev -45.2%

My first review in years (joined BA 11 friggin years ago and forgot I still had an account here. Wow.)

Anyway, this is an absolutely awful beer. Terrible, sweet afterstate that's cloying in a not-good way. Smells like a Belgian janitor'ass. Thin mouthfeel.

There is no reason for this beer to exist.

vitesse, Jan 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

cb8282, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of Spikester
3.13/5  rDev -2.5%

Beautiful beer. Pale gold with a huge long lasting white head and plenty of lacings.
Smell is light lemons some herbal notes and spicey hops. No detectable yeast aroma.
Tastes like a light Pilsner. There is a tiny after taste of what might be a Belgian yeast but it is so faint I could be mistaken.
Overall not what I expected. There is a pretty fair noble hop presence but where is the tartness? Lightly dry bitter finish. Still an attractive beer. It still has a small white head with about an inch of liquid left.

Spikester, Dec 15, 2013
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3.64/5  rDev +13.4%

11.2oz single from Trader Joe's. Bought a couple other little things as well, for it was not yet noon, & I still feel a bit of shame about these things occasionally.

Ommegang Anniversary glass. Swishing, purdy, vibrant, gold body. White wash head.

Smell is saline, plain Cheerios, solid peppery/herbal hops, & a bit of Euro stickiness.

Taste is honey-ish & citrusy upfront, becoming more about sweet Ritz crackers & twiggy/earthy bitters as it goes. Dry, flinty, dusty grain finish.

Plush, microbeaded carbonation & some good acidity to help break up the syrupy body.

Still don't like blondes, but I just can't get angry when they cost me $1.34 a bottle.

PEBKAC, Dec 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

OldSmaug, Dec 02, 2013
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Josef Belgian Blonde Ale from Brouwerij Martens NV
75 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.