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Spring Blonde | New Belgium Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by tbryan5 on 01-03-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,468
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
428
pDev:
13.01%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
29
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Ratings: 428 |  Reviews: 69
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.54/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Enjoy by 6/8/14.

Pours a clear yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, grass, and lemon aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet malt, grass, and citrus flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is crisp and refreshing.

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Photo of TheMarkE
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Very pale gold with a decent head and lacing. Plenty of visible carbonation.

Smell: Yeast, barley, yeast, lemon, and yeast.

Taste: Barley, lemon, yeast.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, crisp, and dry, with the barest of bitterness in the aftertaste.

The Verdict: Pretty good. Very well balanced and quite refreshing. I wouldn’t mind making it a regular session beer this spring.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of Jason
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of mactrail
3.36/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

I always like to try these lighter brews from New Belgium. This one compares unfavorably to Rolle Bolle. This stuff is so sweet and lacking in any kind of edge. It seems a bit tangy, even with a touch of vinegar, but that doesn't do much to counteract the simple sweetness.

The dry yeastiness finally takes over the taste buds but it's still an odd sweet and sourish combination. Rather bitter aftertaste with the candy hints. Attractive golden color with a very persistent foam in the glass. Faint aroma of cornmeal. From the 12 oz bottle purchased at a Von's supermarket.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of chinchill
3.36/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jan. 2014 review of this on tap, confirmed with an April 2014 bottle.
Large, semi-durable white head that leaves plenty of foamy lacing. Excellent clarity.

More hoppy than malty and with only a faint trace of Belgian yeast, this tastes about as much like an APA as a blonde. Lemony. Mildly bitter finsih.

F: medium-light body with medium, high carbonation.

O: a good if hoppy version of the style.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Zorro
3.34/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Clear golden colored ale with a medium sized white colored head.

Smells a little sweet and quite yeasty. Mildly spicy with a very slight coriander scent.

Starts out sweet like it smells. Some burnt sugar and grass in the flavor. Not as spicy as the smell with a slightly higher than expected bitterness. Otherwise this is fairly refreshing.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall it is a mild easy to drink ale. Just don't expect it to be Duvel.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

New Belgium Spring Blonde has a thick, white head, a clear, bubbly (etched glass), straw appearance, and fairly heavy lacing left on the glass (it looks like Budweiser!). The aroma is of sweet, white bread and some sort of fruit (cantaloupe?). Taste is of mild, sweet, white bread, with a pleasant, straight-forward hop bitterness coming through in mid-sip. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and New Belgium Spring Blonde finishes crisp, refreshing, easy going, and mellow. It reminds me of a kolsch, in some ways. Overall, this is delicious, and I recommend it.

RJT

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Kahless
3.71/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle into pint glass. Pours a nice clear straw color with a rocky one-finger head. Smell is mostly bready malt.

Up front the taste is a mixture of banana and citrus. It's not really a typical Belgian PA taste and I'd probably compare it more to a Koelsch. By that standard it's pretty full-flavored, with quite a lot of citrus and caramel flavor. The finish is bready with a slight hop bite.

Overall I was pleasantly surprised by this one.

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Doerrijustmether
3.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours golden see thru

Thick white head, about a finger. Head stays for a while, half beer gong still about half a finger

Smell - definitely get graps, almost a wine scent. Hops up front, citrus background.

First taste was a scant. I let the beer sit for a minute. Secont sip I get citrus and grapes for sure, a crisp pilsner feel, good body, nice aftertaste.

Overall I rate this beer good Would definitely buy again but in the spring. Not really the season for it, once the snow goes, good beer.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of gatornation
3.34/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle BB 060114
A= pour a clear yellow color with a thin white head that dissapears fast very little lacing
S- lemon citrus bread and malt
T- faint lemon peel with pale malts slight grassy hops baked bread finish
M- crisp with moderate carbonation finishes on the dry side
O- no where close to anything Belgian tasted more like a Kolsch or a pilsener

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Spring Blonde from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 428 ratings
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