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Grimbergen Blonde - Brouwerij Alken-Maes

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BA SCORE
84
good

562 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 562
Reviews: 306
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 13
Gots: 34 | 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%

Knoxrb12, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of tgbljb
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Poured a lovely golden color with dominating white puffy head. Superior lacing from a head that lasted throughout the glass. Smell is tripel-like, with strong notes of bananas, candy sugan and yeast. Taste follows through on the taste with bananas and other fruits present. Finish is somewhat ordinary, with the taste rapidly disappearing from the mouth. A good, easy drinking beer, but nothing spectactular.

tgbljb, Sep 12, 2006
Photo of beerpadawan
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

beerpadawan, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of Ty1607
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Ty1607, Apr 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

skywizzard, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of bezakjon
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

bezakjon, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of vancurly
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Pale amber, frothy white head, lovely thick lace, which remains.
Fleshy yeast aromas. Spicy notes, like ginger or nutmeg or anise or...dunno...complex... Hint of wild gaminess also..
Flavour of complex malts, candy sweetness, with a touch of tartness too. Alcohol evident. Lingering malt flavours, some wild character again. Light bitterness.

vancurly, Aug 20, 2006
Photo of Georgiabeer
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Georgiabeer, May 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

mwar, Dec 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Latarnik, May 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

zenithberwyn, Oct 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Jmick28, May 25, 2012
Photo of scarletfire79
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

looks nice and smells nice. not a bad start. pick up some slight fruit notes, almost a slight bananna bread flavor. definitly a little clove. kind of a saison-like funk in the aftertaste. really nice though. one of the more sessionable belgians i've tried, not offensive in anyway. i guess i'd just prefer something a little more kicked up, but to each his own. very good beer, would definitly try again.

scarletfire79, Jun 21, 2007
Photo of JSuperman
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

JSuperman, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of rvdoorn
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Look: clear golden pour with a fluffy white head.
Smell: Yeast, malts with some spicy character. Light fruits like citrus and apple.
Taste: Yeast, clear grain notes, lemon, white grapes and some hop and grass
Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation, medium body
Overall: This beer is perfect for quenching your thirst. Not spectacular, but one of my favorites from the more commercial blond beers.

rvdoorn, Jun 04, 2011
Photo of Stinger80OH
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Stinger80OH, Aug 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

cjac, Apr 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

shigg85, Dec 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Gakusei, Aug 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Odri, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of lstokes
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Lasting head and lace on top of a golden yellow brew, the smell is slightly over-sugared yeast and banana.

It's a bit sugary at the beginning and end, but also includes some nice apple, banana, clove and pepper. Sweetness is the predominant characteristic, with just enough spice and yeast to keep it from getting cloying. That said, the mouthfeel wasn't as full as I would have liked, and could have contributed to taking this from a so-so beer to a genuinely good one.

lstokes, Mar 16, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

t0rin0, Nov 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

mikehillman, Oct 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Rgalvin, Dec 12, 2012
Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

A: star, mildly hazy with touch of gold.

S: citrus, light floral and sweet (possibly apple)

T: less citrus in the taste however still sweet. Grain and malt notes.

M: fuller bodied than most blondes. Very smooth. Light carbonation.

O: refreshing and easy to drink. Tame taste but not too bad overall. I am new to the Belgian pale ales but so far I am enjoying the genre.

kylehay2004, Jul 05, 2011
Grimbergen Blonde from Brouwerij Alken-Maes
84 out of 100 based on 562 ratings.