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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:
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(Beer added by: MeisterBurger on 12-01-2009)
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Photo of Sigmund
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml stubby bottle, bought at Voldby Købmandsgård, Denmark. ABV is now 7% - seems to vary quite a bit. Pale yellow colour, slightly hazy, huge and white head lasts "forever". Fairly nice aroma of spices and Belgian ale yeast. The flavour is mildly spicy with moderate notes of white candi sugar, not too sweet, quite nice. Moderate hops. Light bodied for its strength, alcohol is well hidden, pleasant to drink.

Sigmund, Jul 18, 2010
Photo of seanyfo
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33cl bottle poured into a delirium tremens chalice.

A- Cloudy(should be clearer) amber body with a 2 finger head on aggressive pour. Head reduces to a whispy 1 finger but produces good lacing and otherwise has staying power.

S- Biscuity toffee malt, some spice. some citrus quality although muted.

T- Malts are subdued but toffee sweetness detected with the hop bitterness comes through in the dry finish with a hint of vanilla and alcohol

M- Spritzy medium carbonation, medium body

D- An easy drinking belgian pale ale with a muted flavour profile on the tongue but refreshing in the dry finish. A nice example

seanyfo, May 17, 2010
Photo of giblet
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured pale into the glass. good two inch head that remained. good steady carbonation and good lacing. this is a very good beer. nice malt hop balance. light fruit finish. i could really go for more of these gems! would go well with a tray of cheese!

suckem up and movem out.

giblet

giblet, Mar 11, 2010
Photo of ecoastman
4.43/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

So far, with only 6 reviews, I think this beer is underated. While it's not the best BPA in the world, it is certainly a great session beer considering it's 7%. This might be my all-round favourite regular drinking beer so I'm rating it higher for my personal list. I just wish I could buy it by the case in Ontario.

The appearance had some of the best sheet-lacing I've seen. A nice golden haze makes this a great looking beer.

The aroma is traditional sweet, complex belgian malt. The taste is the same with low bitterness and a smooth, creamy feel.

I'll be keeping an eye open for this again.

ecoastman, Mar 07, 2010
Photo of ludachris
3.2/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy burning gold with a massive chunky white head that displays excellent retention and leaves thick, cloud-like patches of lace. Active carbonation but not as aggressive as in other Belgian Pale Ale's I've had.

Huge whiff of leather, medicinal phenols, bubblegum, pear and a bit of spice and butter.

Medicinal phenols upfront with the leathery yeast being a bit more tame in the taste, followed by faint notes of bubblegum and pear against a buttery backdrop and semi-dry finish. The lower level of carbonation for the style makes itself very apparent in the taste. It's still there, but not explosive like the others of the style. It still manages to hide the alchol quite well.

Mouthfeel is crisp and at the heftier end of the light scale. Refreshing and a tad creamy. It's nothing bad, but could be better.

Overall, a decent Belgian Pale Ale, but nothing fantastic. The pronounced notes of leather and medicinal phenols in both the nose and taste were a bit of a turn off and didn't seem to have any qualities to bounce it back from this. For me down in Ontario, this beer is only available in the Belgian mixed 6 pack. It's one of the weaker offerings of the set, but the pack is still worth picking up for the other bottles in it.

ludachris, Jan 31, 2010
Photo of jujubeast6000
3.03/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed 12/2/2009 (Bottle 02D1):

Pours a humongous slightly off-white head, big frothy bubbles, somewhat lasting. Body is a clear burnt yellow color, bubbly. Very fruity, floral aroma. Light fruit like apple, pear. Very strong pear aroma. Sweet smelling. Very light taste, some light fruit, a hint of floralness. White grapes and pears perhaps. Refreshing. Watery palate.

jujubeast6000, Jan 15, 2010
Photo of mintjellie
3.35/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazed honeyed orange in colour with lots of visible carbonation. The head is absolutely massive, taking up almost half the glass and leaving a patchwork web of lace on the walls of my glass as it slowly recedes.

The beer shows aromas of green apple and lemon with faint musty, medicinal bitterness in the background. A little on the sweet side, it tastes of apple and lemon. The leafy, medicinal finish feels musty and drying.

Medium-bodied with fine carbonation. Feels crisp. An approachable and simple pale ale from Belgium.

mintjellie, Jan 06, 2010
Photo of KTCamm
4.08/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

330 ml stubby, poured into a Duvel glass.

Pours crystal clear golden yellow with erupting white foam. Long lasting, and very clingy.

Mild malty and fruity/spicy smell.

Very clean fruity taste - hints of bubblegum? Evolves into a slightly sour finish. Very clean finish.

Creamy mouthfeel.

Very tasty, light hop close. Another solid brew.

KTCamm, Dec 26, 2009
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
Photo of MeisterBurger
3.05/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Kind of surprised not to see this listed here.

Pours a clear golden honey color topped by a bright white pillowy head. Lively carbonation. Fantastic head retention.

Slightly sweet fruit aroma, but the leathery yeast is the star of the show here.

The alcohol and spicy yeast characteristics seem to dominated the taste. There's some bittersweetness underneath all that but it's hard to peg them exactly. Leathery aftertaste lingers a little too long.

The mouthfeel is crisp and yet smooth.

Overall this is a decent Belgian ale, but it's a little rough around the edges for me.

MeisterBurger, Dec 01, 2009
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Augustijn Blond from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
84 out of 100 based on 235 ratings.