Beersel Blonde | Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Belgium
3fonteinen.be

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by zerk on 09-18-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
72
Reviews:
21
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
11.97%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
2
For Trade:
1
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Photo of dipso123
4.28/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap
Looking at other reviews it would seem the bottled version is not only different it's not even very similar to the draft.

Brilliant golden w/ fine dense snow white head that lasted all the way to the bottom of the glass lacing it completely. Full malty aroma and remarkable balance of hops the taste. The feel is what will have any brewer - pro or home - wondering "How the #%&@ do they do that!"

Overall: don't let the bottle reviews keep you from seeking out this 90+ beer.

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Photo of DucksFan16
4.28/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

At the brewery, 06/27/2017.

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Photo of chrisroarshack
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scott2269
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of smcolw
4.15/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is not "blond" per se, but solidly amber. Mild chill haze. Good bar pour head that leaves a touch of streaky lace.

Well balanced nose of depleted malt sugars (ie quite dry) and hop pellet bitterness. Light yeast in background.

This tastes like a Belgian IPA. It's earthy and dry to start but quickly yields to black pepper hop flavor. There's also a mild yeast bite. A touch alcohol warmth to the otherwise bitter aftertaste. Full bodied with plenty of carbonation.

Typically, I don't like earthy brews but this one is complex enough to have something for everyone.

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Photo of JFrank78
4.08/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MystikCelt
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of NaNach
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of Bnoise11
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of AlvinLin
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of M1A2
4/5  rDev +14%

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4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.99/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.94/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a grossly underrated belgian blonde, i didnt even know these guys made beer like this. so flavorful, leagues better and more complex than almost all american blondes, they yeast is amazing, and i could dessert island this one pretty happily. very pale mostly clear pour from the stubby bottle that i found for less than six bucks. there is a huge creamy white head on it with excellent lacing and retention, thick for how light the beer looks, real attractive. aroma smells of pils malt, on its way to getting a little stale, but its not oxidized beer or anything, almost like an aged grain profile, kind of neat and very distinct, i have no idea how fresh the bottle is. the yeast is really rich, almost like a dry belgian strain meets a crisp lager strain, it has some bread character that is brilliant with the light malt base, but it also has a little snappy fruity belgian note about it, really unique, and super well balanced. seems to be pils malt based, but it would not surprise me if there was a little wheat in here too, it has that earthiness in the flavor and richness in texture that wheat often lends. some light leafy hops in the finish, minerals, crisp yeast, and fizzy carbonation. sneaky strong. its round and delicious, subtle but distinct, and even if it is a tad old tasting, i think these aspects flatter the beer, and gives it a real old world endearing charm. i loved it, was drunk enough to certainly not need it, but enjoyed it thoroughly. ill be back for this one, and hoping to see more of their clean beer pop up in the market!

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Photo of mdfb79
3.93/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From 10/02/12 notes. Had this on tap at Ginger Man in NYC.

a - Pours a hazy, dark golden color with one inch of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of oranges, citrus, Belgian yeast, spice, pepper, and some bready malts. Nice citrus, but not super strong.

t - Tastes of wheat, Belgian yeast, spice, floral hops, citrus hops, earthy notes, bready malts, and dough. A little bit stronger and of a step up from the nose.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Body is insanely smooth and very easy to drink.

o - Overall a very nice Belgian pale ale. VERY easy to drink and some nice citrus and bready malts to it. Would like to have it again.

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Photo of sd123
3.81/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EdgarGerik
3.78/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickyDee21
3.77/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of YvesB
3.77/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tbryan5
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of chefpeet
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of largadeer
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of SourinQns
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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Beersel Blonde from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
3.51 out of 5 based on 72 ratings.
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