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Grimbergen Blonde - Brouwerij Alken-Maes

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584 Ratings
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Ratings: 584
Reviews: 306
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 15
Gots: 43 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Alken-Maes visit their website

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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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From my beer journal. Reviewed in Early May 2011. Served in a Shipyard Tulip.

A: Dark golden color with a nice thick head

S: I'm getting a sweet, fruity aroma. Apples?

T: This is sweet up front with enough carbonation to keep from being cloying. Surprisingly a bit sour too.

M: Medium body with a dry finish.

O: I actually really enjoyed this. This was my first of the style and I thought it was great!

tony223366, Oct 17, 2011
Photo of BMoldy
2.9/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Vigorous pour yields a small, fizzy white head. Crystal clear golden brew. Some faint lacing.

S: Pale, sweet malts with an odd graininess attached to them. Musty yeast character with very present clove-like phenols that are almost overwhelming. Very mild herbal hoppiness.

T: Very sweet malts with a sickly, Belgian yeast twang (banana, but more so cotton candy). Minimal hop presence both in terms of bitterness and flavor.

M: Cloying and a little too light in body. Carbonation faded too quickly, though in all fairness that may have been from my aggressive pour.

O: Certainly not like I remember it. Times change, and I guess so does my palate. Way too sweet and yeasty, which is made all the worse by the thin body. Bummer, dude...

BMoldy, Oct 11, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought in Brussels in 2011. The color is yellow, very clear. Nice white foamy head on top. Typical soapy looking foam head. The aroma is dominated by yeast, not sure I like it. Some fruits, better. Light aroma. I bit disappointing. Taste is fruity with a very dry finish. Warm. Floral notes in the taste too. Taste is ok. A good beer. Nothing to call home for 'tho.

ZorPrime, Oct 08, 2011
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3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - A dark yellow fluid with adecent white head. There a some carbonation bubbels racing to the top. The head slowly retracts until a fluffy head remains.

S - More yeast than citrus but definitly present. There is also a touch of sweetness to be discovered. Overall an invititing smell.

T - There is some sweetness in the taste but mostly its a bit sour, rather dry and bitter.

M - Medium carbonation with a bitter after taste.

O - A decent blonde, but in total not much to go for. I am missing floral hops and some extra sweetness.

Mar02x, Sep 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I first had this on a trip to France and loved it. I picked up a six-pack here and it's still quite good. I think it may have suffered a little bit through the importing.

It's a pale straw-colored ale with a decent head and very nice lacing. The taste is nice, what you'd expect from a nice Belgian ale. I can't help but thinking, for the price, that Leffe is a better deal, at least for my tastes. Grimbergen is good but Leffe, in my opinion, is just a little better and more inexpensive for this general price range.

chefelf, Sep 12, 2011
Grimbergen Blonde from Brouwerij Alken-Maes
84 out of 100 based on 584 ratings.