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Petrus Blond - De Brabandere

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187 Ratings
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Ratings: 187
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
De Brabandere visit their website

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cbl2 on 10-22-2005)
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

zestar, Yesterday at 09:29 PM
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4.9/5  rDev +40%

ordybill, Sep 07, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev +2.9%

mattfancett, Sep 01, 2014
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3.69/5  rDev +5.4%

ryanpj, Aug 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

A: Off white head with nice sustain that held on for over a minute. The small bubbles rested on the beer after it fell. Tiny spotted lacing is left on the edge of a teku glass when agitated. The beer is golden in color with brilliant clarity.

S: The nose is moderatly apple cider forward with light spicy clove phenols. Bready pils malt aroma is mild with a overall earthy, dirt, noble hop character that makes it very effervescent smelling.

T: Spicey noble hop character adds a nice mild/moderate bitterness that stays consistent with the hop flavors from beginning to end. Crisp bready malt flavor that evolves into light toffee and pie crust flavors with a mild sweet finish. Fermentation is very clean and almost reminds me of a germanic style lager.

M: Very light clean and refreshing on the pallet. No harshness or off flavors detected. The carbonation is moderate with a finish thats on the drier side but not extreme.

O: The overall impression I got from the beer was like a crisp german lager with noble hops but with the phenols and carbonation of a belgian single. Interesting beer and nicely refreshing.

guityler83, Aug 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

petewheeler, Aug 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

leitmotif, Aug 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

bogine4ka, Jul 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

SolCollins, Jul 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Codycusey, Jul 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

patre_tim, Jun 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

kayrex, Jun 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

LMH88, Jun 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

wrightst, Jun 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

ahentz, Jun 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Latarnik, May 25, 2014
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3.08/5  rDev -12%

Got it from Belgium. Bottle 0,33l.

A - Really nice orange color,low carbonation,almost no foam. One finger at first,but quick settled.
S - Almost nothing. Some pale lager smell.
T/M - Taste is much better. Lots of bitter honey aftertaste aroma. Medium carbonation. Some spices.

O - Untypical Belgian Ale,at least for me. Didn't expect so ordinary and low aromatic beer.

djura, Apr 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

VeganUndead, Apr 05, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

GRUUMSH, Mar 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

DrunkinYogi, Mar 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

dmorgan310, Mar 23, 2014
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3.3/5  rDev -5.7%

From a 330 ml bottle (label says 41463) into a tulip.

A-A normal pour produces about one and one-half fingers of off-white head. The head drops quickly to a cap, but cap stays around for two minutes (maybe more) and leaves some decent lacing on the glass. The beer is light-golden/orange and nearly clear. There is some visible carbonation in there.

S-The aroma is moderately strong, but the Euro hops have a bit of skunkiness to them and the result is Euro lager-like. There is some also slightly sweet fruit like apple, but main flavor is pale malt and toasted grain. I get just a hint of Belgian yeast, but very little banana or clove or other typical "Belgian" flavors. l

T-The taste is pretty similar to the smell. There is just a bit of sweet, lightly tart fruit (apples mostly) to balance the dull, almost metallic pale malts and vague hops. The finish has a bit of bitterness with dry-straw hop flavors. There is just a slight hit of Belgian yeast on the mid-palate, but very little else going on.

M-The feel is light to medium in heft with a good amount of carbonation. This is quite crisp for a Belgian beer.

O-Aside from Aged Pale, I have really struggled to enjoy the Bavik beers. This one strays dangerously close to looking, smelling, tasting, and feeling like a Jupiler. The flavor is assertive, but the individual flavors do not mesh well and the result feels a bit like a cheap lager. Oh well.

spoony, Mar 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

kjkinsey, Mar 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Sspeer1, Mar 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

BJSmit, Feb 02, 2014
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Petrus Blond from De Brabandere
80 out of 100 based on 187 ratings.