Blonde Biologique | La Barberie

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Blonde BiologiqueBlonde Biologique

Brewed by:
La Barberie
Quebec, Canada

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-12-2003

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Ratings: 22 |  Reviews: 13
Reviews by Lawl3ss:
Photo of Lawl3ss
4.2/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lightly chilled .5L bottle into a shaker pint. Bottling date 8.11.12

Look- Hazy blonde-amber with tons of frothy eggshell foam that falls within a minute or two. Decent lacing.

Smell- Mild, Bready, lightly floral, a little bit sweet, subtle spice. Nice.

Taste- Quite similar to the aroma, light cidery sweetness perfectly balances mandarin orange, dry toast, and white tea flavors.

Mouthfeel- Light-medium body, soft carbonation, mild acidic feel. Exceptional drinkability- I could drink this all day.

Overall- Very nice; a clean, refreshing, and subtly intriguing beer. Away and above your average blonde. Highly recommended.

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Photo of yankeeheel
3.65/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smuggled back from Quebec. Pours a transparent yellow with a large and billowy pure white head. Lots of retention here. Looks good in the weisse glass. Smells rather grassy and musty with a nice touch of lemon. I dig it. Scantly malty with a nice rush of grass and pollen. Lemon makes itself felt. Finishes slightly bitter with a teeny metallic twinge. Real light/thin mouthfeel which is totally acceptable with this brew. Probably be killer on a 90 degree august day.

This little brewery does beer right.

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Photo of Yoonisaykul
3.94/5  rDev +19%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle.

A- Decent lacing. Head was nice right after the pour but is now a nice ring. Hazy liquid is a very pale gold. A lot of brown yeast at the bottle of the bottle. Left the bottle upside down for a few minutes to get about half of it in at the last pour. Very sticky stuff.

S- Sniffed the bottle opening and got a hoppy applesauce.
In glass: A fun different smell. I think it's guava juice. Then as the head recedes so does the guava smell and I instead get grain and hops, a bit like pilsner. Grain is also a bit nutty. Peanut maybe. As it warmed I got cream soda. After dumping in the yeast sediment, it smelled like brewers yeast caplets.

T-Like a pilsner with toned down I.P.A. type hops. A bit metallic again reminds me of those german pilsners sold in cans. Kind of sour. I think I might taste a little adjunct. Not sure. Definitely not sickening like a macro. The hops add a good complexity. This beer is ''different''. After dumping in the yeast sediment, it had a brewers yeast caplet taste.

M- Light bodied. Dry finish. High carbonation.

D- High. I think any macro drinker would love this.

Very interesting. The fact that it's certified organic is cool too. I would recommend it to lots of people but mostly to those who refuse to drink craft. Very fun to taste as it is simple but you feel like there are still many levels of taste.
I'd buy it again... maybe for a tasting with macro drinkers. Or even if I was in the mood for it at the store.

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Photo of jbonapar
3.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a lovely hazy shade of amber with a wonderfully full head that stuck around.Tons of lazing.

Smell - Slightly medicinal with some cloves, not overpowering.
Taste - Smooth maltiness with a nice balance of hops. Cloves, white pepper with a lemon tang. Almost like a low-alcohol tripple.

Overall - nice beer, nice fine carbonation and easy to drink. Would love to try this out of a tap.

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Photo of StormAles
3.84/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.39/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a golden color ale with a nice big foamy head with great retention. Aroma of malt is bit dry with some subtle floral hops also discernable. Taste is refreshing with a nice malt presence and some subtle floral hops. Body is a bit above average and carbonation is sufficient. This beer is good for the style and good thirst quencher overall.

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Photo of 3Vandoo
3.61/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A nice golden beer with a great white foamy head that let itself dies slowly on the glass, very nice to the eyes. A nice appearance indeed. Smell more of malt than hops, some fruit notes are also perceived.

The taste hits you very unbalance, crude, hops and water nothing much more, no more aromas come to tickles the sense in this beer. An oily touch come tickles the palate actually I do like the mouthfeel of this beer. Unfortunately this beer lacks some character for my taste.

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Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of smcolw
4.03/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pale, almost white, quite cloudy; Generous head that leaves lots of lace on the glass.

This is a hopless smelling beer. Given the glass, it is difficult to smell anything except something similar to wheat.

Woah, where did the hop come from? This is hopped like a good pale ale. No wheat in the flavor--in fact, this is a dry beer with a dry finish. Low malt...light body with a high carbonation level that is reminiscent of a soda.

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Photo of oldp0rt
2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of crwills
3.03/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Purchased a bottle of this in Gatineau when I was grabbing every La Barberie beer I could see. Not particularly impressed with this one... Weakish Plain Jane aroma with a little bit of field/cloverlike hops. Taste is unmemorable, although fairly clean with very little aftertaste. Bit weak in the body as well.

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Photo of MasterMart
2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of prisdefer
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Socialiste
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of francisweizen
4/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

light golden with a big white head of foam. The aromas are of sweet malts, and light crisp hops. The taste follows suit with no off flavors to be found, anywhere! The mouthfeel is medium bodied-light and the drinkability is awesome as well. A well crafted, but simple, golden ale!

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Photo of jophish17
2.69/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of rodenbach99
2.61/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

bouteille brune de 500ml. embouteillé au mois d'août 2007

bière blonde de couleur blé translucide très claire, la mousse est d'un blanc immaculé, nez de grain, goût aigre en fin de bouche, peut-être des agrumes. elle n'est pas parmi mes meilleures de ce brasseurs.

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Photo of bobsy
2.98/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Drank at the brewpub in Quebec City. Very light golden colour with a small white head. Fruity malt aroma with a brushing of hops. Light in flavour, and angled more towards malt than hops. Tad watery. A decent enough light beer, with nothing special to distinguish itself from the rest of the crowd. Probably sessionable on a hot day.

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Photo of allergictomacros
3.39/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly hazed gold with a solid head of foam. Sticky enough but a bit brittle. Nose is coarse hops, some cooked corn. Fairly acidic, but with a slick, smooth mouthfeel. Flavour is definitely on the light side though. Some lemon and husky grain come to mind. There's some green, grassy hop and a very lightly bitter finish. It is however, refreshing and drinkable.

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Photo of nickfl
3.23/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - The beer pours with one finger of white foam on a clear, golden body. The head settles quickly and leaves light lace.

S - Some sweet malt and a grainy character.

T - Light, sweet malt up front, some tartness in the middle and a bit of herbal hop character in the finish.

M - Medium body moderately low carbonation and a slightly dry finish.

D - Light and drinkable, not much else to say about this beer.

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Photo of YamagamiTravis
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of tom10101
2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

Blonde Biologique from La Barberie
Beer rating: 3.31 out of 5 with 22 ratings
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