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Boréale Blonde - Brasseurs Du Nord Inc.

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Boréale BlondeBoréale Blonde

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BA SCORE
74
okay

57 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 14.92%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasseurs Du Nord Inc. visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-10-2003)
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JohnnyBarman

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -4.8%

Beer one from a huge Montreal beer haul!

Poured into a rounded lager glass. Medium golden, rapid carbonation leads to a 1/2 inch head that quickly dissolves to an almost inperceptible ring.

Nose is light malts and honey, nothing too powerful here.

Malts and honey, but with a hollow, over-carbonated finish. Slight lemon and hops here. Drinkable, certainly refreshing, but lacks character.

Spritzy carbonation, medium body, almost like a below-average Belgian Pale.

Nothing special, but certainly drinkable.

04-28-2010 21:49:41 | More by JohnnyBarman
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kingcrowing

Vermont

3.33/5  rDev +5.7%

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a slightly cloudy wheat/blonde color with a big fluffy head and it looks like a decent amount of carbonation. Nose is a bit yeasty with light malt and an almost Belgian nose on it.

Taste is somewhat bland, it finishes really quick and only the carbonation lingers. Theres a light toasty maltiness on the finish that's pretty decent but it still has a distinct quebec taste that almost all their beers have.

12-17-2009 01:07:35 | More by kingcrowing
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Yoonisaykul

Quebec (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev +12.1%

341ml bottle.
A- Tons of bubbles, all different sizes. So many bubbles you could almost say it's bubble hazed. Giant white head is melting in clumps and leaves nice strands of lacing. Already different from on-tap.
S- Citric honey countered by some soft cream and butterscotch. Still pretty different from on tap.
T- Like the smell. This bottled version is a lot less aggressive than on tap. Can't really say it's a more watery version of the tap but it really is a less potent one. Not sure why. Like the tap version the bitterness is kind of rough but it is not a problem.
M- Pretty full body. Close to high carbonation. Reasonably dry.
D- Very good. If this is the best I could get, I would drink a bunch.

It was ok on tap but this mellower version is a better drink. It's good beer but the dirty tastes are just too present. I love bitter but dirty chemical bitter is not my thing.

04-30-2010 00:01:15 | More by Yoonisaykul
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

2.45/5  rDev -22.2%

Gold colour beer with a small head that disapeasr too quickly for my own liking. Not as much character as the rousse but still enjoyable. Again a mass-marketed brew from Boreal that will not change your world and doesn't require you to spend too much drinking it

07-16-2003 15:01:03 | More by Phyl21ca
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bloberglawp

Quebec (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +23.2%

Pours light golden yellow, huge head and nice sticky and wet lacing.

Aroma reminds more of a german pils, very clean, light and malt oriented. Nothing off in the aroma, just that fresh grass and malt aroma. Hints of fruity esters and honey, but very low. Flavor is again, very german lager oriented, alot of soft delicate malt flavors, nothing cristal malt sweet like your tipical Amerian Pale neither anything astringent or coffee-like found in a darker beer. I'm guessing this is a very simple recipe : 2 row, a bit of 20 cristal, perhalps a little honey malt. Hop presence is mostly noticable in the bitter balance rather than any actual hop flavor, again like a european beer. Finished a little accrid to me.

Not a "all over the place flavor" beer, but still very good beer.

08-29-2009 22:24:43 | More by bloberglawp
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CurtisD

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

06-27-2013 12:03:25 | More by CurtisD
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Noelito76

New York

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

02-02-2013 15:01:38 | More by Noelito76
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DaveR514

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

05-30-2013 15:51:43 | More by DaveR514
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

06-22-2014 14:38:50 | More by papat444
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

341ml bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance - golden yellow, clear, average carbonation, nice big foamy/fizzy white head, some lacing.

Smell - breadiness, honey comb, grains, hops, honey comb cereal comes to mind...

Taste & Mouth - sweet notes, yeast and malts, nice dry refreshing finish

Drink - This is a great summer day session beer, definitely above average

08-07-2010 00:09:03 | More by spinrsx
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Shiloh

Ontario (Canada)

2.53/5  rDev -19.7%

Not a very impressive beer by my standards but it does have some minor character to keep it on the market.
This brew arrived a cloudy straw colour with a very short head, glass ring and some island lace.
The carbonation is less than medium and the body is a little short of being full.
The nose has a citruslike quality to it and roasted barley as well.
The taste is sweet to start, wondering where the citrus aroma came from? A little evidence of cascade hops to end.
Not a very well balanced blonde.

01-09-2006 00:24:16 | More by Shiloh
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Melomanemusher

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

08-19-2012 19:14:34 | More by Melomanemusher
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Yoozeo

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

01-07-2013 20:35:42 | More by Yoozeo
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NikD

Maryland

3/5  rDev -4.8%

07-01-2014 16:36:00 | More by NikD
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Whatup14

Quebec (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

04-17-2013 13:51:18 | More by Whatup14
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DoctorStrangiato

Alberta (Canada)

3.33/5  rDev +5.7%

Poured a 341-ml bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance - firm yellow colour with thin lacey head. Bright carbonation, looks very active.

Smell - faint vanilla malty scent with some underlying corn. Not a lot going on.

Taste - the decent balance is what I notice first, a consistent, subtle flavour throughout tasting. Limited bitterness toward the end. Kind of watery overall.

Mouthfeel - this is a smooth beer, surprisingly so for the amount of carbonation noted. Not bad at all.

Drinkability - not horrible, but a lack of overall character holds this beer back. Not memorable enough to stand out.

04-25-2009 00:28:44 | More by DoctorStrangiato
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Exaltedeyes

Quebec (Canada)

2/5  rDev -36.5%

02-17-2013 18:32:42 | More by Exaltedeyes
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TheBeeraholic

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -4.8%

06-16-2013 16:49:09 | More by TheBeeraholic
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.43/5  rDev +8.9%

Light amber and clear with a thin layer of bubbles in the head; leaves no lace.

Lacking any definitive smell. I'd describe it as more malt than hop, but still extremely mild.

Refreshing flavor of mostly lighter colored malts. Very low hop until the swallow--still pretty mild. The body is the best element of the beer--full with carbonation that is appropriate.

This would be decent in a pinch--closer to a micro than a macro.

08-20-2008 00:48:27 | More by smcolw
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kabritz

Quebec (Canada)

1.75/5  rDev -44.4%

08-01-2013 14:12:49 | More by kabritz
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rale

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -4.8%

05-12-2013 05:38:49 | More by rale
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Petitetouale

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +27%

08-12-2013 03:22:08 | More by Petitetouale
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

11-24-2011 02:21:53 | More by oldp0rt
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Suds

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev +1.6%

This one was a gift from a friend who lives in New York’s North country. The beer pours a light golden-straw color with an average sized white head. Moderately carbonated. The aroma is clean and slightly grassy, with a solid malt smell. The beer is essentially on the sweet side, with a very light continental hop flavor. The finish is slightly sweet and clean. It’s not an exceptional beer, but it is slightly better than middle of the road, and much better than the usual macros.

08-08-2006 09:48:00 | More by Suds
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JOaikido

Quebec (Canada)

3.03/5  rDev -3.8%

Best before 21 December 2006 (notched)

A- Golden beer with decent initial white head. Bubblinees lacking and unispiring.

S- Standard beer. Light malt and mild fruity notes.

T- Light, sweet all-malt beer. Balanced by hops but lacking a bit in character. Too much like Molson Ex. A slight notch above the better ales fron Canadian macrobreweries.

MF- Average beer. Too watery for me. Carbonation OK.

D- Decent beer to wash down food. Goes down easy but lacks interest.

Overall, not a bad beer, but nothing special. More or less my definition of average beer.

10-09-2006 00:36:18 | More by JOaikido
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Boréale Blonde from Brasseurs Du Nord Inc.
74 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.