Cuvée Du Flo Blonde
Brasserie Artisanale Du Flo

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Strong Ale - Belgian Pale
3.76 | pDev: 13.03%
Brasserie Artisanale Du Flo
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
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metter98 from New York

3.86/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is crystal clear golden yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Strong aromas of fruity yeast are present in the nose along with some hints of candi sugars.
T: Like the smell, the taste is quite fruity with flavors of bananas and tropical fruits and a bit of sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer doesn't taste as much like a Belgian Strong Pale Ale and seems to taste more like a watered down version of a triple.

Jul 27, 2013
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RoamingGnome from Wisconsin

3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from 750 ml bottle into CBS snifter. Served at optimal temp.

A) This one kind of exploded a bit out of the bottle. This is a hazy honey gold. There was a pretty large 2-3 fingers of white foam. This settled slowly to a thin collar. There was spotty lacing. Sediment also noted.

S) Light aroma, which featured citrus, fresh flowers, spices and yeast.

T) This starts out nice with banana and some citrus. There's some farmhouse to this as well, with nice spices. Then things get really floral, and I found the backend uncomfortable, like the taste of a cheap aroma therapy candle. Strangely, the aftertaste was quite pleasant, despite the whole candle taste, which was kind of soapy.

M) Medium body with about the same from a carbonation standpoint. Quite a smooth beer, very mellow and comfortable mouthfeel.

O) This one lost me on the taste front. There were more positives than negatives, but I just couldn't get past the soapy, plastic candle flavor that I found. I'm still bewildered as to how the aftertaste was so pleasant. Not bad....

Sep 27, 2012
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ManforallSaisons from Belgium

3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pouring 33cl bottle into tulip glass created a cloud of soapy, big-bubbled white head, which cleared away almost immediately. It left an attractively luminous, copper or chestnut-honey colored brew, thickly flecked with sediment particles. The smell was of apricot, banana, candy (not toffee) apple, chewing gum... zero hop or funk. Yellow fruit came through in the flavor -- sweet like a sugar-and-lemon crepe. Cloying at first, the mouthfeel was redeemed by a good burst of effervescence. Different, very unfashionable in these hoppy times, but enjoyable.

Sep 19, 2012
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El_Flippo from New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I used a wheat beer glass for this 750ML bottle.

A: Pleasing, foamy if pouring draft from the tap. Nice cloudy-golden color. The final pour released an impressive amount of yeasty sediment that had been lying-in-wait at the bottom of the bottle. I was then looking at a decidedly darker hue of golden. No effect on the taste.

S: The citrus nose was very pleasant.

T: Smooth, and just slightly sweet. I'd prefer just a tad more carbonation.

M: A brief moment of thin-ness, but the flavor more than compensates for this. Pleasant aftertaste that lingers as the beer warms.

O: I would definitely buy this again. This is an above-average example of the style.

Jul 22, 2012
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weazal from California

4.28/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

SMELL: Real subtle aroma of mostly dried sweet banana and faint tangerine. There's some clove spice to add balance, but honestly the whole smell's so faint it's pretty hard to detect much.

TASTE: The profiles switch drastically and really ratchet it up. A full barrage of juicy orange and tropical fruit with an incredibly appealing tangy/tart kick that quickly takes over. The drier banana is still there but comes in afterwards and through the end. A wonderful arc of flavor and mouthfeel. Sweet, but not cloying, and definitely not bitter.

Really fun and easy to enjoy full-flavored brew.

Jul 22, 2012
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rfgetz from New Jersey

3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy gold color with fizzy and bubbly head. Scent leads with citrus rind, mellows into a blend of damp dried grain, watery plum and apple, light yeasty spice. Pleasant and very fruity taste, citrus rind, apple and grape with damp dried grain and some brown sugar. Medium bodied, some pricklyness to the carbonation and a light lingering sweetness. Highly drinkable, not overly complex.

May 07, 2012
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mwilbur from Minnesota

3.3/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 750 mL bottle into tulip.
A: Pours a nice hazy lemon with 2 inch bubbly white head. Good retention. Very nice.
S: Pleasant and soft belgian yeast, citrus (lemon and orange), golden raisins, and a hint of spice (?cinnamon) and earthy funk.
T: Hmmm...takes a bit of a dive here. Butterscotch, citrus (especially orange), toasted malt, cloves, and a hint of bready belgian yeast. Plantain and apples in the finish.
M: Light-medium body. Very sweet. Soft, slightly creamy with crisp fresh apple coming through in the finish. As this warms, the finish turns more toward a defizzed pop sweetness.
D: After a promising start, this interesting one settled into very average. This one may be hard to get, but isn't a great brew. Too sweet for my taste.

Apr 03, 2012
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StaveHooks from Oklahoma

3.19/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

750ml poured into a Duvel Tulip.

A - Pours a hazed apricot orange, with a one finger head that forms a center island. Lackluster lacing.

S - Tropical yeasty esters, green banana, mango, pineapple, peach, wheat, peppery, hints of wood and grass, fruity alcohol, slight floral hops.

T - Lots of peach and mango, hints of green banana peel, wheat , pineapple, herbal honey, some lemon citrus and astringent alcohol hints mid drink and mixes with throws everything off. Some rough vanilla and wood round off the that finish.

M - Lush carbonation, medium bodied, creamy feel, alcohol heat.

This has nice tropical yeast esters and drinks good except for the fusel alcohol heat. At 7.5% the alcohol shouldn't be noticeable at all but seems to be choking out everything except for tropical flavors which end dull. This beer has a great start but needs a 2nd half.

Mar 24, 2012
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WastingFreetime from Wisconsin

4.29/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured at room temperature into a tulip glass.

A. Opaque and cloudy gold with brownish highlights. Has a brief moment of fizzy head that disintegrated to nothing at all in about a minute without leaving any lacing at all.

S. The most prominent elements on the nose are sweet bananas and papayas. Lesser elements include a tangy sort of rich buttermilk aroma, and a healthy dash of florals (honeysuckle, some faint lavender perhaps ?) as well as a restrained barnyard funk element that is content to stay in a supporting role rather than take over center stage.

T. Flavor is more about overripe oranges and papayas on top of a caramel malt backbone. Hopping flavors are more earthen than floral at first, but at the finish they switch places and the florals come to the fore and the earthy tones recede. The musty barnyard funk and yeast flavor remains just as restrained and subtle as the nose originally implied. However, that intriguing buttermilk aroma had no counterpart in the flavor to my palate. (Which is probably for the best, now that I think about it.) A mild garnish of cloven yeast spice rounds things out in the second half of the sip. Absolutely no hint of the 7.5 ABV is to be found in the nose or flavor.

M. High levels of soda spritzer carbonation sound like rice krispies under milk to my ears throughout the entire glassful. Lighter side of medium thickness, snappy and refreshing despite being on the sweeter side of most Blonde Ales I have tried to date, probably thanks to that aggressive carbonation.
Now if only it had an actual head...

Mar 22, 2012
Cuvée Du Flo Blonde from Brasserie Artisanale Du Flo
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 22 ratings