Augustijn Blond - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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246 Ratings
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Ratings: 246
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 1
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: MeisterBurger on 12-01-2009)
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of LXIXME
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big white head settles into a into a fairly decent lacing above a clear copper golden colored beer that seems to have some pretty good carbonation to it.

Light aroma with grain malts, bread, cooking spices, lemon, and a lighter sourness.

Lemon pepper with grain malts and some breadiness along with other light spices in a warming taste.

A dryish aftertaste with just a hint of the tastes remaining on this medium bodied beer.

This is a pretty good beer considering they call it a blonde, has more and better tastes than most blondes around here, well blonde beers anyway.

Photo of Agent1
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Great head retention. A striking and beautiful white layer of head. Very active and bright. Larger bubbles can be seen throughout and until this settled, it was fairly spongy and foamy-looking with plenty of lacing. This pours a vivid orangey-gold. Quite colorful. Carbonation appears to be quite active.

Smell - Lemon, honey, light toffee notes, wheat and barley, banana, cloves and sourdough/ bread.

Taste - Honey, pineapple, faint licorice notes, caramel, toffee, subtle spices such as cinnamon, cloves and coriander, orange peel, apricot and lemon citrus. There are even hints of banana to this as well, although not too obvious. Light breadiness on the finish, which is nice.

Mouthfeel - Stimulating mostly the roof of the mouth, this does not seem to activate all areas of the palate. This may be this beer's weak spot. Personally, not the greatest. Not terrible, but not one of Van Steenberge's best.

Overall - Reminds me of Gouden Carolus' Tripel, however, perhaps not as complex or defined. Nice tropical fruits can be noted in this beer when paying attention. Fairly smooth. More in the style of a Tripel to me than a "Blond" per se, but still great nonetheless. Definitely worth buying again.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of PaulThePolymath
4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and some mild grass and hay aromas. Taste is of malt, grain, grass, hay, and some fruity flavors on the finish. There is a mild hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and pretty refreshing.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Bung
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2. From a sampler pack. My bottle says 8.0 abv.
A solid gold with some haze to it. Giant head overflows the New Belgium glass even with a very careful pour.

Aroma, my nose is a little stuffy, but there is sone yeasty spice and clove. A faint fruitcake and caramel.

Taste, taste has some more earthy hop notes to it. Stone fruit, some clove, light bready malt back. Finish is a little spicy clove.

Pretty light feeling with the high carbonation. There is just enough stickiness to it though. A good middle to slightly above example. Nothing to complain about, nothing to rave about. Worth trying.

Photo of Kooz
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Slightly cloudy orange colored brew with a good off-white sticky head that leaves a nice lacing around the glass. Looks appetizing.

Smells of malt with a bit of a floral essence. It's nice and not overpowering.

There's an explosion of flavor, with floral hints and a heavy bitterness followed by a malty aftertaste. There's a slight sweetness to the aftertaste too. It's pleasant.

Mouthfeel is excellent. Nice consistency with some bite, but not much. Creamy foam on a swish, which makes he flavors pop. All beers should be this good in this category.

I don't know if I'd have more than 2 or 3 in a sitting, but that would be plenty. This might be a good beer to end a night with. A sipping beer for after work.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of TwelveOunces
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 Oz bottle poured into a tulip glass

A- Hazy golden straw yellow with a massive three finger head with a slow pour. Good retention and lacing.

S- A lot of wheat in this beer. There is a lemon zest to it. Belgian yeast. A slight spiciness. An earthy hop note.

T- A very sweet beer is the first thing I notice. The Belgian yeast comes through very much so in this beer. It has a spicy earthy quality to it. A lot of wheat in here and a lot of graininess. A slight dry and bitter aftertaste.

M- High carbonation, a nice feel thanks to the wheat and yest. It goes down easy except the carbonation kind of keeps it at a slow pace.

O- I really enjoyed this one, its not the type of thing I drink often so this was a nice change of pace and a well made beer.

Photo of jonmikel
3.3/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter glass from a 330 ml bottle.

It is opaque. It's colour is orange with some golden sparks.

In my opinion, it smells to cheese (I would say Edam) with some hints of lemon. The alcohol is also present.

The mouthfeel is quite good. A little bit bitter, in my opinion.

The overall taste acomplishes my expectations but it is not the best Belgian Pale Ale that I've tasted.

Photo of Absumaster
3.4/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An orange, golden beer with a settling head.

Smell is fruity with notes of peach and melon, some light solvent.

Taste is fruity with a nice fruity character of mostly peach and a little melon. Bitterness is low and fits the style. The beer is nicely balanced. The mouthfeel is smooth and not sharp in the back. This beer has a higher carbonation than the Brune, but it is right ibn style for a Blonde.
I did not expect that this beer would be this balanced and smooth, although not very special this beer is decent and worth seeking out.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Augustijn Blond from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
84 out of 100 based on 246 ratings.