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Grimbergen Blonde - Brouwerij Alken-Maes

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84
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585 Ratings
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Ratings: 585
Reviews: 306
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 15
Gots: 43 | 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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3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

DenisKolkin, Jul 21, 2014
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap in Paris. Served in chalice. Clear golden/ orange appearance. Head was creamy color. Nose was fragrant with mild spice, floral. Taste bread, malt, spice. Light hop finish. Mouthfeel smooth, lingering flavor. Was surprised by refreshing overall experience with this beer.

NT101, Jul 18, 2014
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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 585 ratings.