Augustijn Blond - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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3.88/5 rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
I have a strong feeling this beer has been sitting around the store for a very long time, probably expired.. Production code is 22IJ 11:06 but I have no idea what it stands for.
Appearance - Had to stop pouring less than half-way through because it generated 3 inches of white foam. Looks like soap suds and lasts a long time. Color is a dark copper/gold color. Has nice lacing.
Smell - Yeast, toffee, whiskey/alcohol, and spices.
Taste - Very sweet with honey, light spices, a little fruity, and a strong alcohol bite like a whiskey ale..
Mouthfeel - Thick bodied with a fair amount of carbonation.
Overall - This is the first Belgian pale ale I've ever tried but the alcohol aftertaste just grosses me out..
Serving type: bottle
12-13-2013 03:04:31 | More by jsisko01
3.61/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
330 ml bottle poured into an oversized wine glass. part of the six bottles from Van Steenberge at the LCBO for $18.95 CDN. Bottle indicates ABV is 7% not 8% as listed here.
Appearance - Pale golden / copper color with 1 finger of head. The head had a short retention time but left a soapy cap at the top and some lacing cascading down the glass.
Smell - Belgian yeasts, and bread notes dominate up front, transitioning into a some sweet candied fruits namely apricot and pear. Light boozy smell here as well.
Taste - Bready sweetness, boozy and less fruit in the mouth than was picked up on the nose. Might be some sort of candied pear flavor in there. Leaves a slightly bitter aftertaste, and to me was a bit bland given the nose on this beer. The beer does however, improve a bit as it warms.
Mouthfeel - Fairly rich and decadent, but a bit too much carbonation and is a bit syrupy. It does coat the palate nicely though.
Overall - It's a good but unspectacular Belgian pale Ale, would much rather move up the weight class a bit into Strong Belgian Pale Ales and have one of those.
Serving type: bottle
11-03-2013 14:41:56 | More by DenisKolkin
Augustijn Blond from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
84 out of 100 based on 232 ratings.