St. Paul Blond
Brouwerij Sterkens N.V.

St. Paul BlondSt. Paul Blond
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From:
Brouwerij Sterkens N.V.
 
Belgium
Style:
Belgian Blonde Ale
Ranked #66
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
82
Ranked #24,659
Avg:
3.42 | pDev: 17.54%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
11
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 04, 2022
Added:
Feb 11, 2005
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  3
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Reviewed by Ant777uk from England

3.44/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
St. Paul's Blond....and my 300th review. Surprisingly I never heard of this before.

Aroma is mega inviting, light and hoppy. Colour is very yellow and mystical. Head dies down fairly fast but it's probably because of the glass I'm using. Changed to a pilsner glass and the head is now great, smooth and foamy with small bubbles.

It definitely tastes Belgian...it has that kind of pepperiness with a a slightly heavy malt taste that encourages you to sip slowly, as opposed to downing followed by a Jaeger shot. The bitterness after the initial sweetness, seems to come more from the malt as opposed to the hops as is typical of a pilsner or IPA. I would quite happily become a saint like Paul, or a monk in a monastery, if our job was to make and drink beer most of the time. And pray, obviously.

For me it's too heavy to drink lots of. It has an almost wheat like flavour...there is some bananaeyness happening. More of a winter beer for me, at night somewhere with a full moon outside. It's quite sweet and the hops are subtle, and kind of morph into the maltiness. It's highly complex, but just not really the beer I enjoy drinking.

But still, it will get a fairly good review, though I prefer West Coast IPA's, dry highly hopped pilsners, Belgian tripels and Chimay Bleu.
Sep 04, 2022
 
Rated: 3.55 by dcmchew from Romania

Aug 03, 2017
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Reviewed by janubio from Spain

2.72/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Hazy gloden colour, porus an small head that does not last long. Pooor lace. Smell of fruits, apples, with citric and spices notes. Medium body, thin palate. Taste of fruits, spices, citric. Bitter end. I think I had a bottle ont in good conditions, have to give it another try.
Aug 29, 2015
 
Rated: 3.56 by NatHXH from Colombia

Jun 01, 2015
 
Rated: 3 by wilsonbaron from Colombia

Oct 07, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by mattfancett from England

Sep 02, 2014
 
Rated: 5 by Petertauro from Spain

May 18, 2013
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Reviewed by Brabander from Netherlands

3.03/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
I bought this bottle direct at the shop beside this brewery. The brewery is situated in Meer and the beershop Bierparadijs is next to it.

Nice long green and thin bottles. Cloudy yellow fluid with only half a finger head. Carbonation in the mouth while drinking this beer. No lacing at all.

It is like you are drinking lemonade. Citruslike with a flat taste.
Dec 22, 2011
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Reviewed by treque from Mexico

3.41/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A: semi hazy, yellow with white creamy head. Some waste left on the glass. dissipates kind of quickly but remains a tiny layer

S: some citrusy, malt, low hop, i was expecting more floral and spicy

T: some citrusy, sweet fruitness, very low hop bitterness i would say kind of short on this style, some spicy at the end, semi dry finish
Sep 09, 2011
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Reviewed by Andreji from Texas

3.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
St. Paul is one of the latest arrivals to be found down in this beer deprived subcontinent (and by subcontinent i don't mean geographically like, south, central and north america, but rather as a measure of quality: we're sub-par at everything.)

the prettiest thing about this beer is the bottle, indeed a beautiful slim one, holding a decent liquid within.

pour is golden, slightly clouded with a frothy white head (which seemed shaken at first here).

smell right off is too subtle but by no means a bad one. skunky malted, even a bit of mould there. but not much else. seemed like a decent prelude to a decent belg pale ale, but by no means an indicator of greatness.

Taste is not at all bad, but not impressive. sure, sour-sweet wheaty feel but seemed rather watery throughout. thin bodied but well carbonated, discrete hoppy finish. the least impressive of the lot.
May 17, 2010
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Reviewed by paterlodie from Belgium

2.7/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Pours in ok, but no great head and a white beer like apearance for the rest. Thick foggy clouwd in a golden beer.
Nose is koreander, sweet orange peals and malty. Taste is sweet, "wort" likemalty, koreander and harly any bitterness. Litle wheatsour but pale. Mouthfeel is quiet empty too, sweet litle wheatsour and harly any carbon dioxside tinkling. Drinkable but further no comments.
Feb 11, 2005
St. Paul Blond from Brouwerij Sterkens N.V.
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 11 ratings