Préaris Blond - De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
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Ratings: 8 | Reviews: 2 | Show All Ratings:
3.59/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
33cl bottle cellared 6-7 months. Didn't look that leggy on the pour but in the bulb of the tulip glass, it's quite opaque and thick-looking, light honey colored, with a rapidly clearing scrim of large-bubbled, ivory foam. Really good in the nose -- hops like a summer field, orange flowers (I suppose we don't get those in summery, but anyway), hay, grass, clover, vanilla, caramel. A hoppy attack, tempered and complicated (in a good way) by a bit of caramel malt, strawberry, banana, citrus flavors, some cilantro and herby notes to boot. Just a teensy bit of mineral on the finish. Lots of feel, too -- creamy but effervescent, a bit to chew on, but not so's to put off the next sip. Def'ly not your Flemish opa's blond, a bit more modern (especially in the nose). But even as I say that there's a bit of Orval-like profile to it.
Serving type: bottle
10-25-2013 19:17:10 | More by ManforallSaisons
United Kingdom (England)
3.19/5 rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij for Vliegende Paard Brouwers.
33cl Bottle: BBD 29 May 2014. Poured into my huge 'Judas' glass on 5 Aug 2013 during a Belgian Tasting Evening with myself!
Looked fine in the glass: bright golden body with a large head (you can really pour fast into a Judas glass) of snow white bubbles.
Light nose of yeasts, hop notes and freshly cut grass.
The taste was also light, delicate might be a better word. Hints of flavours rather than 'in your face' powerful features. Slight citrus feel to the piece, with a mini grain undertone. I found it pleasant enough but it was completely overshadowed by the other Belgian brews I had around it.
In short: a refreshing but weak Belgian offering, start with this, don't have it mid-session.
Serving type: bottle
08-06-2013 09:51:06 | More by BlackHaddock
Préaris Blond from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.