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St. Idesbald Blond | Brouwerij Huyghe

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St. Idesbald BlondSt. Idesbald Blond
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St. Idesbald BlondSt. Idesbald Blond

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Huyghe

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 06-04-2003

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Photo of Shanex
3.49/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OlaB
3.58/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Pours a dark golden color, cleary unfiltered that it have a lot of floating particles. A nice creamy top of head that disolves very slow, with sticky lacings on the sides of the glass.

S: Honey,citrus,candied sugar,floral hops and toast.

T&F: Follows the nose most aspects. Fruity flavour up front with sugary yeast in the background, gets more flavours of spices and floral hops in the middle, Dry and bitter finish with a good lenght in the aftertaste. mouthfeel is creamy, medium carbonation. A little dull in the flavours and the mouthfeel. Nothing really exiting about it. A little bad since both the look and aroma was going inn favor of this beer.

O: A decent enough belgian blonde, but it exist a lot of more exiting examples of this style. Good, but not overwhelming exiting

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Elut
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.38/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StJamesGate
3.65/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at The Hoppy Loft, Brussels.
Bright gold with white film. 3.75
Big sweet wax and flowers nose. 3.75
Toast, grain, dough, pear, and slight grass. 3.5
Light, crisp, slight oil. 3.75

Incredibly light - a croissant of a beer. Supposed based on a historic monks’ recipe, so something of a faux Trappist about it. Clean, accessible, and pleasant, though entirely insubstantial. 3.75

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Photo of desint
3.6/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wilsonbaron
3.98/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of mattfancett
3/5  rDev -11%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of FLima
3.62/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy amber golden color with a two finger fluffy head with medium retention. Several floating particles.
Sweet aroma with notes of brown sugar, nutmeg and Cointreau.
Flavor is much better than what appearance and aroma had initially indicated. Citrus taste with notes of Belgian yeast, green apples, brown sugar, spices and herbal hops. Less medicinal, but a bit detergenty. Dry aftertaste with a medium bitterness.
Medium body with good carbonation, slightly effervescent. Alcohol of 6.5% abv is very well hidden.
Not that complex, but still flavorful and with a better drinkability and refreshness. Why not a flavorful sessionable Belgian ale? I think it is underrated, though it has a terrible business card.

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of kojevergas
2.46/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Served on-draught into a goblet at the Delirium Cafe in Brussels. Cost was 3.00 euro. Reviewed from notes taken in June 2012.

A: Pours a fluffy white 2.5 finger head of fair cream, great thickness, and very good (~4 minute) retention. Colour is a semitransparent dark gold.

Sm: Malted barley and slight cream. A mild strength aroma.

T: Cream and light floral hops alongside malted barley. A rather weak and simple build for a beer. Largely bland and uninspired. Balance for the two odd notes it has. Some nuts do come through lightly on the climax.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with adequate coarseness on the open. A bit too thick for its lack of flavour.

Dr: Fairly priced, but far from good quality. Very east to drink, but you wouldn't want to have more than one. I certainly don't.


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Photo of MikWalker
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Liz8646
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of nmann08
4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of Eriktheipaman
4/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of jayhawk73
3.6/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On draft at Churchkey:

Review from notes...

Pours a light gold color with minimal carbonation and lacing on the snifter glass. Fairly light in color. Nose is that of bread, malt, fruit, honey and spices. Fairly tame, and well balanced. Taste is pretty much the same profile as the nose. Not bad, but... just not great. Feel is light, dry and very drinkable. Overall, this isn't a bad brew, but you can do better in the category. Glad I got to try this on draft.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.18/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is always on tap at a local beer bar and I had never had it so I figured, what the hell. Big mistake. It is probably on tap all the time because no one else will buy it.

Served in a snifter. Beer is amber and clear with a wispy white head that disappears quickly, low carbonation, low lacing, low retention, that's fine I guess.

Aroma is sweet, mild, and yeasty, mild.

Beer is thin, as expected, and finishes a little dry. Between there is an initial sweetness that fades into a dry bland back palate that screams for hops or yeast or liquor or wood or funk or anything that would make this beer better. Oh well.

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Photo of imbibehour
3.33/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured on tap into a tulip glass at Churchkey DC.

A head that disappears almost instantly after it is poured. A crystal clear body of light amber brown almost caramel colored, with a faint white head that leaves a small collar at least while drinking.

A very wet bouquet and a sweet smell of nutmeg. Further investigation doesn't seem to bring it back, much muted really odd here. Luckily noting unpleasant or jarring.

Taste is a mild yeast but a real interesting lager style like crispness. Almost like a crisp lager maybe even Kolsch and Beligan blonde character. A finish of swishy green apple mild sense with a fruit dry white wine component with spritzer.

Overall kind of distinct and I don't mind this but it's not really to style it seems and I can't say I would desire this again.

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