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K-O Blond Beer - De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

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89 Ratings
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 08-19-2004

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Ratings: 89 | Reviews: 61
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.14/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazed golden color with a white head and some lacing. The aroma has green apple and a bit of rustic funk. The taste has green apple, cotton candy, toffee and alcohol. As it warms everything smooths out and a soft dark fruit note comes out. Large malty flavor, does nicely as it warms initially a burst of pungent hops was a bit off putting.

Photo of Rick778
3.59/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.6/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of UncleAddie
3/5  rDev -22.3%

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of MRsojourner
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

blond/dark golden in appearance with a super thick rocky head that persist.

aroma is light but semi-sweet cotton-candy with a touch of spicy/flowery hops.

really clean and light and dangerous for how much alcohol is in this beer. spicy esters and a touch of hops to balance out the sweetness leaving your palate with just a bit of bitterness..

mouthfeel is just right. very dry but still slick and refreshing.

this beer does what is says on the label K.O

Photo of crowsoup
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Kam
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of metter98
3.82/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Mugs Alehouse, Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is hazy dark yellow in color. It poured with a finger high white head that died down and left a large patch of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of honeysuckle flowers and other sweet malts in the nose. Candi sugars become present as the beer warms up.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and also has slight hints of sweetness and flavors of apples. No bitterness is noticeable.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. No dryness is perceptible.
O: The beer tastes a little strong and makes for a slow sipper but the alcohol is well hidden for the taste. It seems a little too sweet for the style.

Photo of smithj4
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of falloutsnow
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From: Friar Tuck's, Savoy, IL
Date: None listed
Glass: Tulip

Though I suspect my bottle to be several years old, this remains a beer I would drink again and be very interested in trying on tap. The complexities in the malty aromas and flavors are substantial, leading me to believe that with greater hop presence, this would be all the more intriguing.

Pours a 1cm head of slightly off-white foam, which is composed of medium and large-sized bubbles. Retention is somewhat below average, the head collapsing well within a minute to a thin ring around the perimeter of the glass with a few hazy islands of ghostly foam atop the body. Lacing is exceptionally exquisite, perhaps the strangest and most interesting I've seen in any beer, with near calligraphic pictures adorning the sides of the glass, at times looking like the artistic depictions of black metal band names. Body is a hazy golden brown color, with light bringing out paler tones of gold and orange. Unfiltered, I'm unable to note any carbonation in the body.

Aroma is composed of heavy caramel, yeast, viscous honey, hot whole-grain breakfast cereal, and slight nuances of ethanol when warm. At this age, scents are largely dominated by malt and yeast products as opposed to hops; still, this is a fairly complex and substantial aroma.

Taste opens with heavy caramel, yeast, and honey sweetness. Mid-palate takes these sweet, malty elements and adds surprising traces of decomposing pine needles, a bit of hop bitterness, and some ethanol. Back of palate develops the ethanol further, adds a bit of whiskey, and continues with the caramel, yeast, and honey-like malt components.

Beer is medium to medium-heavy bodied, with medium-low levels of carbonation. The result is a smooth mouthfeel. Ethanol is well-felt from mid-palate and beyond, with modest heat, warming, and slight burn in nostrils and throat. Finish is dry, with lightly sweet coating on palate.

Photo of SalMineo
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of impending
3.47/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5


33cl into a tulip. Pours a fully hazed butterscotch honey, minor orange cream colored head, minor lacing.

Aroma is sweet rotting apricot, some citrus, honey and yeast.

Flavor is precisely as indicated in the scent, precisely. Has nice dry cusp which trails off into minor bitter and pleasant solvent alcohol. Lively medium bodied mouthfeel. Warms well.

Photo of nelnutter
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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K-O Blond Beer from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
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