Blonde | Les Brasseurs

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2.96 w/ 5 ratings

Brewed by:
Les Brasseurs

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by TurdFurgison on 03-19-2006

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of chrisroarshack
1.5/5  rDev -49.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Stopped into this local on-site microbrewery to spend the last of my swiss francs, served in a liter mug.
In this beer you get your typical French style blonde (which is Belgian Pale), an estery light and refreshing beer. Think apples, slight lemon citrus, and untoasted cereals, probably wheat. Body and feel is light with enough bite from the carbonation to compliment the malt base and good esters. The look and smell of my example was decidedly eggy, not sure if it was a fermentation by-product (read unmatured lager fermentation) or a serving system problem. But my burps definitely smelled like a forgotten Easter egg for the rest of the day. (Had similar taste from other beer I tried at this location).

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Photo of endless1408
3.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of spdyfire83
3.7/5  rDev +25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

93rd Review
Served in a taster glass

Enjoyed at Les Brasseurs while visiting Geneva, Switzerland. Third in the flight of all five beers available on-draft while visiting.

Note: This beer reads "pure malt" on the menu after the name.

A: Medium hazy orange with soft tan bubbly head.

S: Banana, caramel, nutmeg, and a hint of wheat.

T: Sweet caramel and wheat. Hint of carmelized banana and cinnamon.

M: Light/medium body with gentle carbonation.

O: A very enjoyable wheat beer - my favorite of the sampler. Not overly complex, but enough to get your tastebuds excited!

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Photo of Nickls
2.8/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

(From notes)

Poured a really hazy lemon yellow color with a finger of pure white foamy head, only a touch of retention and lacing.

Light citrus in the aroma. some apples and light fruits; grainy and bready. Flavor is fairly grainy and messy; some bread notes; touch of citrus before the cereal character takes over. Doughy in a bad way. MF is really watery with lackluster carbonation that barely tickles the palate in the end. Bit of a chore to take down even a smaller sample with the messy flavors, and lack of any hop presence whatsoever to balance out the grain and fruit.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
3.55/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Les Brasseurs in Geneva. It was served in a small chalice.

This had a clear golden color, with a thin head. Appeared like any generic pale ale. The aroma was faintly malty, no aroma of hops at all. The flavor was mostly sweet with no hops bitterness. Well carbonated and easy to drink.

I wanted to try some microbrew in Switzerland, so this filled the bill. But nothing worth seeking out.

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Blonde from Les Brasseurs
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