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La Bracine Blonde | La Brasserie du Pays Flamand

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
La Brasserie du Pays Flamand
France
bracine.com

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by thierrynantes on 01-18-2009

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Ranking:
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Reviews:
3
Ratings:
4
pDev:
8.65%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by Badger6:
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3.91/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750mL bottle into a tulip. No date on the bottle.

A: Body is yellow, with a very slight haze, white foamy head that recedes in a short bit to a thin layer on the surface of the beer with some light lacing on the glass.

S: Belgian yeast abounds- spiciness, candi sugar, apple and pear fruitiness, with bubblegum.

T: Spicy notes to start with slight fruitiness. There is a very funky earthy note throughout, as the bottle warmed it became less harsh and settled into a nice undertone. Finishes with hints of citrus, tree fruits, and yeasty spice. Hints of grasses, perhaps the hops.

M: Medium body with lots of carbonation, slightly dry on the finish and mildly bitter. Crisp and clean.

O: A good beer, overall. Well balanced, tasty and refreshing. Delicate, but This is the first Bière de Garde style I have tried and it is not a disappointment, like a Belgian blonde, but funkier. Truly enjoyable to drink. I poured it too cold, at 44-46 degrees, should have poured at 52-54 for better flavor balance. The French are not particularly known for their beers, but this is worth marking on a map and writing home (if I was in France!).

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More User Reviews:
Photo of liamt07
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of thierrynantes
3.15/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer bottle (75cl.), tasted in 2007.
Story : After a development of the beer in ISA (Higher Institute of Agriculture). Then the first high-volume brew is made in the brewery Saint Germain.
The beer is now produced in the new premises of the brewery "du pays flamand".

Appearance : pale yellow golden color, with a thin white head.
Smell : grain with some fruity aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : little malty with grain flavours.
Drinkability : an average beer in the French style "bière de garde".

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Photo of pixieskid
3.97/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Med thin body, very crisp and clean, slightly biting carbonation. Nice tart fruitiness upfront with earthy notes, a bit of funk, and a hint of grassy hops.
Finishes with a lingering fruity note, hints of green apple, and a touch of citrus.
Overall; very delicate and crisp, interesting notes.

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La Bracine Blonde from La Brasserie du Pays Flamand
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 4 ratings
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