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Black Diamond Free Style Belgian Blonde Ale - Black Diamond Brewing Co.

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Black Diamond Free Style Belgian Blonde AleBlack Diamond Free Style Belgian Blonde Ale

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54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 12.64%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Black Diamond Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: stephendr on 03-23-2007)
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Reviews by Troyone:
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Troyone

California

4.15/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy light golden color with a copper hue with some action, this is a twist off so try to buy this fresh (no date found on bottle).

Has a light barley malt aroma.

Barley grain malt taste, slight butter, and some mild pink grapefruit flavored hops with a hint of spice in the background.

Light bodied, resinous, with lively soft carbonation.

This is one of the better Blond Ales in the bottle too bad there is no date to assess the freshness of this twist off.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2009 01:49:10 | More by Troyone
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S - Nice nose. A bit malty for the style. A range of esters balance it. Nearly no hop notes.

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Black Diamond Free Style Belgian Blonde Ale from Black Diamond Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.