U Blond Pilsner | Unibroue

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U Blond PilsnerU Blond Pilsner

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Quebec, Canada

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-12-2001

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3.25/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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1/5  rDev -65.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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2.75/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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Photo of nmoeschler
3.51/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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1.75/5  rDev -40.3%

Photo of lesdemonsamaporte
2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of ZachT
3.31/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DaveR514
3/5  rDev +2.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

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3/5  rDev +2.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of DarkerTheBetter
2.91/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to jmalex for this one.

This one pours a slightly dark straw color. The head fades quickly and leaves a collar of little bubbles.

Smells of cheap basement beer, with lots of not-barley grains and musty, boring dryness.

Tastes of light crackers and toasty breads with a light, woody hop. The cheap, grainy sourness of the other “U” series beers isn’t as prevalent in this one, which makes it stand out.

Feels a little thick for the style, but it’s still plenty drinkable.

Nothing special here at all. Tastes cheap.

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3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

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3/5  rDev +2.4%

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3/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of bylerteck
2.86/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Grabbed a six pack of this for the cottage at an IGA just outside Mont Tremblant. Never tried it before but didn't exactly enjoy the first five but I'll give a shot at reviewing it. Bottle doesn't say pilsner on it, just blonde.

A - Pours bright with swirly carbonation and a one finger, soapy head going away fast. Sort of a light golden colour. Head fades to a cap that is thicker than usual. No lacing at all.

S - Honey, grassy and noble hops, sweet malt, and some corny/sweet malt combo notes. I know this is supposed to be the laymen's Unibroue, but come on, this ain't what I expected.

T - Honey is strong with those grassy and noble hops being fairly subtle and the corny note again.

M - Serious carbonation with a medium body and a sweet honey/vanilla sweetness in the finish.

O/D - I know every brewery needs its staples, but I'm sure Unibroue could get by without this one. I found this beer difficult to session and could only have one or two before I felt some serious gut rot. That honey note just didn't jive with me. I would try this if you're a Unibroue fanatic, otherwise it's not worth your time.

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Photo of SebD
2.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: It has a golden/yellowish colour and is also somewhat cloudy. It has a nice white head but dies down quite fast and has no visible lacing.

Smell: The aromas give out minor hitns of hops, grains and spices.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a mild hoppy and grainy taste to it with a very little spices present. Its generaly smooth but with a bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: It's a high carbonated beer that ends with more of a bitter/dry taste.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth, light tasting, drinkable beer but doesn't have much flavours accompanied to it. Good for a summer beer.

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3.22/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz Bottle

Appearance - The beer pours a clear gold colour with a very large fizzy white head. (Aggressive pour) There is an average amount of carbonation and there really isn't any lacing at all. The head didn't last for long before it was gone completely.

Smell - pale malts, lemon, breads, grains, light cloves

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation and it feels very light on the tongue. The flavours consist of pale malts, lemon, breads/grains and a light amount of clove spice. There really isn't a whole lot of taste going on, but it allows for it to be extremely easy drinking. It finishes with a light pale malt and lemon juice aftertaste.

Drink - For sure it isn't in the same league as the other Unibroue beers, but it also isn't horrible. It has a nice light taste and is extremely drinkable. Not sure I'd seek it out again, but I'm happy I gave it a shot.

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Photo of KickbacksSteve
3.65/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Le Petit Moulinsart in Montreal. Poured into a Unibroue pint glass. Golden in color, clear in body. Off-white, disappearing head. Thin, not sticky lacing. Aroma is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet. Fairly tasty, yet not complex. Easy to drink and quite sessionable.

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3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Special mix pack, 12 beer for 14$
with blond,honey,rousse,white

Ok, well this is the low quality Unibroue

simply a blond, nothing exciting

Look: blond.corporate blond

Smell: normal blond smell

Taste: like a blond, commercial beer, light

Mouthfeel: beer go down pretty quick with this one

Drinkability: drink quick and more than usual
strong Unibroue Ale.

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1.93/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Very unoffending beer. Thin, pale yellow colour. Aroma is grain with a hint on honey. Taste is very thin, malt and hop. There really isn't much to this beer, it's not very memorable or interesting. Unibroue should almost discontinue the "U" line as they just drag down the Unibroue name.

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Photo of seand
3.13/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear straw yellow, with a bubbly white head that dissipates relatively quickly, leaving a ring around the edge for a while that provides decent lacing.

S: Very light hops.

T: Mild sweet caramel and a very mild hop bitterness on the finish.

M: Very carbonated, light body, finishes a bit dry.

D: Easy to drink (but so is sparkling water).

Doesn't have a lot of flavor, but it's ok for a light tasting beer.

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U Blond Pilsner from Unibroue
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