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Quintine Blonde - Brasserie Ellezelloise

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very good

67 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Ellezelloise visit their website

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 08-09-2002)
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3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Cute little 11.2 oz swing top bottle, freshness date is noted on the side of the label. Long blurb about the beer and brewery on the back label is interesting. Thanks to Daniel from The Moan & Dove in Amherst, MA for the sample.

Appearance: Awesome white lacing that almost shimmer against the light. The lace holds strong from an active bubbly carbonation. Clouded pale golden with tiny particles of sediment floating around.

Smell: Ripe apple with a faint tangerine and lemony tartness, mild raw honey and light powdery yeast in the aroma.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Uniformly crisp and smooth from a well developed conditioning. Carbonation is medium to high within a moderate body. Fast to the fruitiness of apple with yeasty overtones. Estery without a doubt, alcohol warms slowly with a ghost like solvent alcohol. An underlying layer of maltiness is sweet on the palate. Big veggie hop bitterness with a huge earthy backing of husky grain, hop flavour and yeast. Slightly astringent with a semi-sweet finish.

Notes: Swift in its complexities and tries to make my taste buds hesitate for a bit, there is a balance within the layers and further into the finish. A decent digestive with the higher carbonation and bitter qualities. A treat none the less. Anyone to play around with such a small swing-top bottle has got some funk in the trunk.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2003 15:50:18 | More by Jason
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A-The brew pours with a one and one-half finger head of white foam that drops pretty quickly to a thick cap. The color, a copper/golden/amber, is darker than some "blondes". Carbonation is readily visible.

S-The smell has some caramel, some grassy grain, and fruity, medicinal alcohol. Overall, the brew gives off a sweet, slightly sugary aroma from both the alcohol and the malts. Hops are noticeable, but bitterness is mild.

T-Taste follows smell pretty closely. The fruity, medicinal alcohol is clearly there, but never hot or overtly aggressive. There is a fair bit of caramel malt taste for the style. Hops are more assertive at first, but fade on the finish.

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Flip-top 11.2 oz bottle.
Thanks Todd.
Poured into snifter.
Bready and wine-like with bits o spice, a tad oxidized, some sweetness approaching a light caramel. Complex and nice.
Even with a loud pop upon opening, poured with virtually no head. Very cloudy and muddy looking. Significant yeast disturbance (and bottom of bottle is very darkly covered).
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Quintine Blonde from Brasserie Ellezelloise
86 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.