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Belgian Blonde Ale - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: EliteDigger on 07-16-2011)
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

GennyCreamAle, Oct 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

DarthGuitarHero, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of garymuchow
3.61/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottles for summer in late May early June, as best as I can tell. Poured into Boulevard tulip.
Nice sweet malt with nice layer of spicing (a little pepper, but more than that too.).
Slightly cloudy golden and firm mostly white head. Some small lacing.
Reasonably complex flavors with good drying in the finish. Sweet up front. Mix of alcohol and spice towards the beginning too. As warms a bit the pale malt takes on oddish flavor. Maybe it's the mixing of the hops with the malt, but it's a bit off - not a flaw, just not a great mix.
Carbonation towards higher level on moderate to slightly less body.

garymuchow, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of facundoCNB
3.24/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

a hazy golden pour with a finger of head which quickly diminished. smells of honey, grass, coriander, cinnamon. a slight grassy bitterness in the flavor, tea leaves, peppery yeast. medium body with a sweet finish.. medium carbonation.
this is a decent blonde ale, nothing really outstanding about it, but pretty tasty and refreshing.

facundoCNB, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of scaliasux
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Orange-gold. Quite hazy, nearly opaque. Thin white head with little persistence.

Smell - Fruit and white bread. A spicy orange is probably most prominent.

Taste - Pale malt and citrus. Quite fruity with a good deal of sweet orange character. A little bread, a little spice.

Mouthfeel - Medium - light.

Overall - A nice refreshing summer option. Fruity and light while still identifiably beer.

scaliasux, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of Ri0
3.3/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

poured 12oz bottle into Duvel tulip

A - Hazy dark off color yellow with a 1.5 finger bubbly white head. Dissipates quickly leaving a thin collar and no lacing.

S - Some bubble gum, sweet corn, wheat, buttered bread and yeast.

T - Tastes like bubble gum, sweet corn, wheat, buttered bread and some Belgian yeast. Hops aren't very present.

M - Light and creamy with some carbonation. Finish is somewhat buttery.

O - It's an attempt at a Belgian style PA from CW. Not great, rather average and a bit too sweet.

Ri0, Jul 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

tbergsli, Jul 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Watershed, Jul 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

jabo134, Jul 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

jdkitchi, Jun 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

sami, Jun 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

DLS168, Jun 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

ajzy, Jun 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Grinky, May 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

RobinLee, May 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

cadaugherty, May 08, 2013
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3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a twelve ounce bottle into a pint glass. Pours hazy dark yellow. Some white foam sits atop. Gritty yeasty nose. Chalky. Taste is a light malt. Belgian yeast throughout. Smooth mouthfeel, no evident carbonation. Good beer, not great. Nice example of the belgian pale style.

KTCamm, Apr 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

atone315, Apr 20, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Hugonaut13, Apr 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

MarshMan71, Apr 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

wmobley, Mar 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

theminutemen, Feb 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

beerwolf77, Jan 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

lilsmizzul1225, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of SerialHiker
3.03/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a classic golden color…fairly transparent with a few bubbles percolating…no real head to speak of…(2/5)

Smell: Classic blonde Belgian ale aroma…sweet malts, yeast, citrus and floral hops throughout…wheat, banana, lemon, grapefruit, toasted grains, clove and a couple other spices…lots going on here when I get my nose deep in there…(3.5/5)

Taste: Sweet malt, yeast and tons of hoppy bitterness…citrus and floral hops all over this…malt is sweet and balances the hoppy bitterness really well…then fades, allowing floral bitterness to extend further unimpeded…the after taste does settle, not leaving anything overly bitter on the palate…finishes really clean for what’s going on here with the ingredients…(3/5)

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body…crisp flavor…carbonation does fluff a bit on the tongue and isn’t overly bitter which is nice…floral finish…(2.75/5)

Overall: This is good…it’s light, crisp and refreshing…a summer seasonal that would be fantastic on a hot day chillin’ by the beach…it’s still good now as the weather is turning…the sweet floral, citrus and bitterness all play well together, there isn’t too much of anything even though there is a ton happening…absolutely no sign of alcohol heat in the taste…classic Belgian blonde, it’s a flavor that's worth dabbling into…there could be a bit more spice added that would take this to another level, but it is solid for what it’s trying to do and worth drinking again in the future…(3/5)

SerialHiker, Jan 11, 2013
Belgian Blonde Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.