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Augustijn Blond - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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235 Ratings
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Ratings: 235
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.59%
Wants: 1
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MeisterBurger on 12-01-2009)
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Photo of BBP
4.08/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Golden, and hazy. Good carbonation, and intensely frothy head, almost to the point where I'd penalize the mark for being too full. Extraordinary lacing, but that's what you'd expect from a behemoth head.

S- Tons of yeast, and slight spiciness. Bit's of light fruit as well, pear, apple, etc.

T- Pretty fruity but contained at the same time. Notes of banana and apple mostly, but blended well and balanced with the yeast. There actually is a fairly good hop balance that keeps this one a tad more bitter than the average BPA. For what it's worth it's a solid representation of the style.

M- Creamy and full bodied. Carbonation gives it a nice full feeling, but keeps it light at the same time. A little dry, and slightly sticky finish.

D- A solid example of a Belgian Pale ale, but nothing really stands out, however, if you're looking for a BPA fix, this one definitely won't let you down. The 7% is almost invisible, and it's a fine drinker.

BBP, Nov 12, 2010
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.06/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Augustijn Blond has a pretty thick, off-white head and a somewhat hazy, bubbly, golden appearance, with a large amount of thick lacing left behind on the glass. As a side note- the contents exploded out of the bottle when I popped the cap. The aroma is of overly-sweet, strong malt and grain husks. Flavor is the same, with some fruitiness and even caramel, if one can believe it. The alcohol is masked, to an extent. Mouthfeel is medium and a bit slick, and Augustin Blond finishes semi-dry, sweet, and fairly drinkable. Overall, this is not for the weak-at-heart, but it is still a bold, wonderful beer. It’s worth the price!

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of PaulThePolymath
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A cloudy rust orange looked gorgeous in a glass. Had a very foamy sticky head that laced around the glass like crazy. foamed up a little too much, had to let it sit for a few minutes to drink it.

Smelled like malt and some floral notes, not too crazy.

The flavor hit me immediately, the mouthfeel was fantastic, i wish all beers were this way. Mouthfeel contributed to the flavor as it "carried" the flavor across perfectly. The aftertaste is a little sweet, but the beer doesn't come off as a sweet beer at all. Very creamy and smooth.

Overall a 4, its 8% ABV (Least thats what my bottle says!) And is great for sipping and enjoying the turn of the seasons.

PaulThePolymath, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of Beer4Baltimore
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

- fresh from the brewery sampler pack
A - a hazy very bubbly golden ale with a towering foamy head that lingers quite awhile.
S - not much aside from belgian yeast and faint malt. The carbonation is quite ticklish.
T - a light citrus hop bite I wasn't expecting but it's there and goes well with the mild sweet bread.
M - goes down smooth with a fairly clean non-lingering finish.
D - quite drinkable.

Beer4Baltimore, Apr 24, 2011
Photo of kegger22
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Augustijn Blond pours yellow but looks amber in the glass. It has a huge, creamy white head with all kinds of lacing and retention. The aroma is that musty smell that I often sense in Belgians. The taste I get is sour apples, but there is some sweetness also. The feel is medium bodied, smooth and well carbonated but not overly so. Drinkability... I would be happy if I had a couple more of these.

Augie Blond is a very nice Belgian pale ale. It is not over carbonated, which I prefer, unlike so many of the Belgians.

kegger22, Dec 20, 2009
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

tectactoe, Aug 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Janeinma, Apr 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

azorie, May 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

jheezee, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Stugotzo, May 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

zonker17, May 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

jsnoek, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

ThinkAgain, Jan 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

campofapproval, Jan 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

nicoga3000, May 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

4balance, Feb 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

mcgrat07, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this 11.2oz bottle out of a Belgian tulip glass.

A: Pours a clear golden hue with a huge, frizzy, white that lasts forever leaving a nice trail down the side of the glass and ends in a solid, fizzy, persistent lace.

S: Sweet and tart fruity Belgian yeast aroma.

T: Slightly sweet and sour apple tart flavor with a Belgian yeast middle and finishes slightly dry.

M: Medium body and high carbonation.

O: Decent BPA – not my favorite but worthy of a try.

ckollias, Feb 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

ROGUE16, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

truuby536, May 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

DocG, Nov 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

bryehn, Jan 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

VALIS666, Feb 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

zeff80, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of bamadog
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at The Sharp Edge in Pittsburgh, PA and poured into a goblet (hooray for proper glassware in a bar!). Review is from notes taken on 6/4/2011.

Appearance: Pour is a golden/coppery color and has just a short, thin 1/4 finger white head that is uneven and pockmarked; body is a little hazy; it has a thin, foamy cap, that while short, really lasts throughout the entire drink; shows moderately strong carbonation bubbling up throughout; a few splatters of lacing are left behind.

Smell: Nice and malty, with a touch of caramel to them; spicy Belgian spiciness (clove, cardamom); just a light touch of bitter and floral hoppiness lies in the back.

Taste: Really matches to the nose to a "T" and the spiciness comes through just a touch perfumey; malts are soft and provide a decent backing to the spice and mild hop bitterness; hops are little more present than I thought they would be and provide a bitter, herbal/floral piece to it all.

Mouthfeel: Body is medium/light; carbonation is strong and prickly; body is "wet," and leaves a moderately thick and sticky coating that holds the spice and hops long into the aftertaste.

Overall: It's a solid and refreshing beer that would be great for the summer, but certainly enjoyable any time of year. Nice, lighter body with refreshing attributes and an ABV that has a presence, but isn't overwhelming or anything.

bamadog, Jun 09, 2011
Augustijn Blond from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
84 out of 100 based on 235 ratings.