BottleTree Belgian Blonde | BottleTree Beer Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
BottleTree Beer Co.
North Carolina, United States
bottletree.net

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by branimal9 on 06-10-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
73
Reviews:
29
Avg:
3.5
pDev:
13.43%
 
 
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0
Gots:
5
For Trade:
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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of Mojo
3.79/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle poured into tulip glass.

This beer is a pale gold as it name might suggest. The nose is kind of bready with apple and yeast notes. Taste is better than I expected. I even detected some citrus notes. Mouthfeel is about average. Not bad. I'm not a fan of Belgians, but I enjoyed this one.

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Photo of bendukes86
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of Mrbseward
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of NeoZaZ
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of ckk527
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of thagr81us
3.18/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from tap into a shaker. Poured a golden pale yellow with a one finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, sugar, fruit, banana, and dark fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, banana, earth, fruit, banana runts, and sugar. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly decent brew. There was a lot going on in this one, but the majority of it was a big sweet aspect. This was a little off-putting if I am honest. The banana runts was a nice touch, but definitely out of place in my opinion for this brew. Worth trying if you like sweeter brews, but if not, I wouldn’t waste your time doing so.

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Photo of jonathaniler
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of IPAchris
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of sendbeer
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of rolltide8425
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of OldTime
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of 4Socialanxiety
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of Mudawg
2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of brendaniel
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of tdm168
3.08/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - pale yellowish copper with a thin lacing of head that has no retention

S - apples, grainy, sweet

T - apples, grainy, sweet, faint funky yeast

M - medium bodied, crisp, over carbonated

This is a rather mediocre beer. It has some fruity, sweet flavors that are overwhelming. None of the traditional spicy, yeasty qualities are present. This is a pretty disappointing offering.

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of speter
3.22/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours an ever-so-slightly hazy deep golden color with a three-finger large-bubble white head that leaves a fair bit of lacing.

S: Bready malt, candi, and Belgian yeast.

T: Spicy and lightly bitter, there's not much development from front to back. The aftertaste has a lightly metallic twinge to it.

M: I have to admit that the large bubbles get in the way of the mouthfeel, lending an almost harsh quality to it.

O: A nicely-crafted BPA, although vigorous swirling is needed to offset the coarse carbonation.

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Photo of rramsey
2.25/5  rDev -35.7%

Photo of matovu
4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

Photo of sizemore84
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of RobertColianni
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of floydie83
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Netdigger2
3.15/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a hazy yellow with ample white foam. I got a ton of lacing out of this.

The smell is bready with a little bit of farm and citrus.

The taste is typical of a decent blonde, strong brett bitterness accompanied by some lemon zest and bread. As with other Thomas Creek beers I've had, there wasn't much hop presence at all.

The mouthfeel was medium with high carbonation.

Overall, pretty decent representation of the style.

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Photo of chinchill
3.57/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a goblet.

A: Pours a more than a little fizzy (think under-carbonated soda). Clear light amber. The fizzy head quickly dissipates, leaving no lacing.

S: Bready, yeasty, floral and spicy.

T: Lightly bitter with a fairly good balance of spiciness, maltiness, and yeast. Floral and spicy hops seem to be 'enhanced' with clove and nutmeg. A hint of bananas. Has a fruity, lightly earthy finish with good hop-malt balance.

M: Light+ body. Coarse carbonation to start; not enough at the finish.

O: A nice crisp blonde with more spiciness in the flavor than the aroma.

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