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Brewed by:
BottleTree Beer Co.
North Carolina, United States | website

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by branimal9 on 06-10-2010

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29
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72
Avg:
3.5
pDev:
13.43%
 
 
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Photo of kkipple
3.62/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hot diggity dang, a new beer from the Carolinas! Bring it on, sez I. Bottle Tree is a new company out of Tryon, North Carolina that is getting their beer contract brewed by the friendly folks down at Thomas Creek in South Carolina. Interesting. This recently landed at our local beer shop and I had to try it.

A. Pours a clear, rich, vitamin-B pee yellow. Fizzy, and sports a low, never-die egg white head. Yup, it's a blonde. Not bottle conditioned and no lace.

S. Light and crisp malt notes, rather pils like but enough malt sweetness to avoid being confused for one. Pretty clean and unremarkable with a slight lemony twist.

T. Not bad... semi-dry and quite easy drinking pale malt is the star here, with just a touch of hops, honey, and a citric bent; this finishes dry and lightly grainy. A bit of corn distracts. Overall easy and enjoyable.

M / D. More body than your standard light beer, but still easy enough to quaff on a hot day. Lovely carbonation is spot-on for drinkability. Is that a word now? The finish has just a tad more sourness than I'd go in for, but it's easily remedied by taking another sip.

BottleTree Blonde is a fine first attempt but at $10 a six pack is a bit hard to justify since it ain't THAT far removed from some other brews that are far cheaper... if this were six or seven bucks I'd go back to it quite often. Still for a local, this is a solid lil guy and one that I would happily have again, especially in this beastly heat wave.

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Photo of avalon07
3.31/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a golden yellow color and a mostly clear consistency. There was a thin amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. No real lacing to speak of.

S: A nice aroma of fruit, yeast, and malt.

T: Tasted of apples and yeast up front, with a malty finish. Kind of thin and watery without a whole lot of character.

M: A well carbonated beer with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

D: A decidedly average beer.

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Photo of untamedbeer
3.93/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Clear, deep golden color. Pleasant, clean aroma with a hint of Belgian fruitiness. Flavor is very light malt with a slightly sour pucker at the end. Finishes clean with minimal bitterness.

Overall, this is a very good summer beer. It's light, refreshing and mild, so it's a good intro beer for those that aren't into intense beers. However, it has enough of a Belgian twist to keep more advanced beer drinkers interested. Versatile enough to enjoy one with a meal or multiple at the lake or playing cornhole.

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Photo of branimal9
3.95/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled from 12oz bottle - 6/8/2010.

Pours a slightly hazy pale gold with plenty of carbonation & a nice white head. Snappy pilsner-esque aroma with a hint of lemon zest on the nose. Crisp in flavor, grassy with glimpses of apple and lemon. Refreshing, with a nice dry finish.

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