Postel Blond | Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem

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Postel BlondPostel Blond

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Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by paterlodie on 09-06-2005

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GRUUMSH
3.05/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of PlutonowyManiek
3.47/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The color of weak tea, clear.
The foam is white, made of fine bubbles.
Aromas of white grapes, bananas, some lemon, yeast.
The taste is dominated scanned the lemon, grapes and a little bit behind.
Gentian pleasant, on average. High saturation, ie those for which I do not like. Alcohol is not completely feel. Beer very correct, easy and drinkable.

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Photo of JaimeLondon
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BJSmit
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Tomblerone
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Filosoof
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

With the great memory of my first Postel at the terrace of the Postel Abbey, four years ago, in my mind, I was not happy to find out last year that their beer was brewed in Opwijk, now Alken-Maes.

After that disappointment I tried to find out today: was my enthousiasm because of the abbey-hype/feeling, or was it justified? My conclusion is that it was justified. Postel Blond is an excellent blond, offcourse a bit weaker than the best tripels, but in its style, it is very good.

L: lasting top;
S: superb: grandma's cake, banana, boublegum, macaroon biscuits and hops;
T: very good; it doesn't come as high as the smell; but a nice round taste, finishing with a little, little bitterness;
M: lovely; bit strong CO2.
O: great in his style of Belgian blonds.

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Photo of benfons
3.28/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: hazy, straw-blonde colour, nice thick head

S: nothing strong; o hint of grapefruit peal, and there is an earthy smell there also along with some spices

T: again nothin strong yiest, bread, lemon peal, spices and a disturbing metallic taste metallic taste

M/D good mouthfeel, ABV correct

If the metallic taste wasn't there this would be pretty good, maybe just a bad bottle

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Photo of BlackHaddock
2.65/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Brown 33cl bottle, best before 30th Sep 2010, reviewed during one of my 'random beer' tasting evenings in mid-Sep 2010, some two weeks before its best before date.

Poured into a stemmed 'Hoegaarden Grand Cru' tulip: A huge foaming snow white head formed, which produced very little lacing as the beer sank. Golden Syrup in colour, but with a large amount of floaters, because the beer was so highly carbonated it gushed out of the bottle bringing all the sediment.

No really strong aromas to report, some yeast esters and hints of citrus fruits if I sniffed for long enough.

The flavours again were not strong, pretty non-discriptive to be honest.

Not overly impressed with anything about this beer.

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Photo of Brabander
4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Years ago i worked as a customs officer in the region where the abbey of Postel was. In that day's the monks sold a lot of cigarets to customers and the beer was only to drink there on spot.

When i saw this beer i had to buy it. Poured in my Duvel glass the beer is super foamy with a big white head which stays for a very long time. Great carbonation, that's what i like in a beer!

Good smell, yeasty with some fruit in it. The taste is very smooth, this is a very drinkable beer. Good mouthfeel. You can drink this the whole day.

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Photo of weissbierdrinker
3.82/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color with a crisp white head that fades leaving a nice amount of lacing around the glass.

Smells of lemon zest, yeast and some floral notes.

Taste of yeast, some bread, lemon.

The finish is dry and spicy. Not a bad blond at all, in fact it's pretty good.

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Photo of stcules
2.83/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Amber oranged color, with a lot of floating things in it. Beautiful foam, compat, white, very creamy, sticking.
The smell is fruity (sweet orange) and flowery (camomile). Some alcohol. Yeast.
Similar taste, just a bit less strong and intense. Again fruitiness and sweetness, but not boring. Not bad, drinkable, pleasant. Quite fresh and yeasty. Some pear, too.
Average body, quite mellow.
Fruity aftertaste, with again pear and orange.

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Photo of paterlodie
4.08/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

BB 08-11-06. More then good presentation with lasting snowwhite head and a goldenbronze beer that shows fine haze. Taste is very fruity and fresh having some malts in there but also frowery hops, koreander; mixed fine together.
Taste is also very fine and refreshing giving a dry malty maintaste with around it some alcohol and peppered spicyness before going into a fine bitterness Halletau like. Yes this is another fine beer from de Smedt that's well worth trying IMO, probably best on a warm day sitting on the terrras at the Abbey. Fine carbonisation but maybey a litle watery for a 7% beer. Who care's , I love the brew and am happy to have some more.

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Postel Blond from Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 14 ratings