Florival Blonde | Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
Belgium
affligembeer.be

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BrewMaster on 07-13-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
13
Reviews:
7
Avg:
3.33
pDev:
13.51%
 
 
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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by BrewMaster:
Photo of BrewMaster
3.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Purchased from Delhaize in Verviers, Belgium for less than 1 Euro.

Appearance: Served from a 33 cl bottle into a 25 oz crystal sniffer. On the bottle is printed, "Drink before 230207." The beer pours a glowing orange color with a thin white head. The head shows very little retention even when swirled.

Smell: Malty and sweet with floral and citrus overtones.

Taste: The flavor follows very closely to the nose. It's malty and with a nice sweetness. A faint hop flavor lingers on the side. The hoppiness is floral in nature and rather green giving a veggie taste to it. The malt finishes very sweet with a clean apple finish.

Mouthfeel: Sticky, smooth, and refreshing with a watery ending.

Drinkability: Good and refreshing with a nice sweetness. The beer is very much like a tripel and I would say it is more true to the tripel style than the Florival Tripel. Nonetheless this is a decent beer worth trying. I wouldn't go out of my way to pick it up at Delhaize, but it's not bad.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of desint
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of CraigTravor
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of BlackHaddock
2.65/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Cork and Caged 0.75 litre brown bottle produced for the Delhaize Supermarket chain, this one was bought from their store in De Panne, close to 'Plopsaland'.

Poured into four tulip glasses in one pour. Each glass had a slight haze, the sediment stayed mostly in the bottle. True blond in colour and with the normal snow white head.

Yeast and hops with a sweet and sour (apples?) aroma from the brew.

The bottle had a life until 14 May 2011, so it was young when comsummed (28th Dec 09). Fizzy, crisp and refreshing, but with very little body, flavour or substance. If it had been allowed to age a little it might have been better, but I doubt it.

Cheap supermarket beer, the 7% isn't detectable and the beer was frankly watery.

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Photo of SmokinSmyth
3.15/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this over dinner, and it poured with an immense head into a Duvel tulip glass. It came up so fast that I had to dive in to keep it from spilling. My first response from the quick taste was "Schaefer in a can". While that may sound apalling, it was my first beer, and I remember it fondly.

The comparison ended there. This is an average beer, but very easy to drink.

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Photo of bsm80x
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of Absumaster
3.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A bright golden, orange color with a settling head.

Smell is strong spicy with notes of clove and vanilla. A strong sweet maltiness with light caramel hints. As a finish a fruity and peachy smell.

Taste is not as sweet as the smell would want me to believe. It is still fruity and spicy with notes of strong clove and vanilla. Luckily not as strong as the Leffe Blond, which is undrinkable of the clove. The yeast adds some smoky notes and this is a very full bodied beer.

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Photo of BeerCon5
3.1/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a hazy golden color with a small amount of white head, not much lacing.

The scent was of light fruits, spices, and some yeast.

The taste was firstly of sweet fruit, some spices are present and some notes of yeast.

Light bodied, crisp and thin, moderate carbonation.

Very east to drink, I thought it was a bit thin but there was some good flavor and pretty refreshing.

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Photo of DegenErik
3.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I was very suprised with this beer. I expected something worse. Picked it up because I was beer hauling and the price was cheap (109,99 RSD = $1). It has some spice, floral, a bit of yeasty flavor. As any blonde beer should have. The color was ok, and the mouthfeel was good, similar to Duvel (although not even close in class to it). Worth picking up, and I will pick it up any time I want a decent Blonde and I'm short with money.

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Photo of mmapes
4.25/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of djura
3.59/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Found it here in Serbia, Bottle 0.33l

A - Very nice, clear orange color, white foam, lots of bubbles.
S - Pale malt with some herbal and fruits aroma.
T/M - Huge carbonation, but pleasant. Lots of malts, warm aftertaste. Drinkable.

O - I would like to taste more aroma in it, but overall, very decent beer.

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Photo of educorgan
4/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jerreve
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Florival Blonde from Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
3.33 out of 5 based on 13 ratings.
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