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Grimbergen Blonde - Brouwerij Alken-Maes

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529 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 529
Reviews: 304
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 10
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Alken-Maes visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Romabrew on 01-06-2003)
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-30-2013 23:24:16 | More by Doppelbockulus
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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle served at about 6 degrees Celsius into a kronenbourg half pint glass while on vacation in Paris.

Appearance - rich clear bright golden color, with about a finger and half of pearl white head. Great retention and nice levels of spidery lacing down the glass. The beer is clear with lots of active bubbles.

Smell - some Belgian yeastiness as expected and also a light amount of candied baked goods. Some light floral touches and a trace of pepper too.

Taste - fairly straightforward a sweet but bready flavor combined with the Belgian yeasts and maybe some candied baked goods. Straightforward but quite tasty.

Mouthfeel - smooth and creamy yet fairly light, aided by moderately high carbonation, with a slightly drier than average finish.

Overall - really tasty and was considering a second one despite the outrageous price tag, a given with the Arc de Triumph, sitting prominently in the background, but definitely a good one and something I would buy if I ever saw it at home.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2014 15:53:05 | More by DenisKolkin
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3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

(bottle code 0409 V L247<1> - poured into a balloon)

A: completely clear, suntanned golden liquid... half-inch pad of smoky, semi-open foam... splotches of lace

S: really dry, lightly toasty, champagne notes... mild grass, mild bubblegum... graham cracker notes coming through, honey-kissed... the aromas die off hard and fast in little time, leaving only a delicate medicinal alcohol note, similar to handy wipes

T: mildly fruity, somewhat toasty, clean and dry... little bit of burnt sugar and spice, bit of a white vinous note on the tail end - phenolic, but a sanded-off edge... slight metallic tang in the aftertaste, common in these "industrial" abbey blondes

M: clean and quite dry, but not so much crisp... cottony-soft sudsy wash keeps it all quiet and calm, pretty light-bodied aside from that... kinda has a sudsy, dry liqueur type of texture and flow, snuggle-y on the palate

O: like a mildly maltier, less sharp-boozy cousin of Delirium Tremens... not quite as full as a Leffe Blond, a bit spicier than that, but otherwise very similar to it... I can't understand why these beers get lumped into the Belgian "pale ale" category - they're (blond ales) clearly a distinct subset with very recognizable, idiosyncratic flavors

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Grimbergen Blonde from Brouwerij Alken-Maes
84 out of 100 based on 529 ratings.