De Graal Blond | Brouwerij De Graal

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De Graal BlondDe Graal Blond
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Graal
Belgium
degraal.be

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by TheLongBeachBum on 09-19-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
12
Reviews:
6
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
12.64%
 
 
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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by SmokinSmyth:
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2.88/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy golden color into a tulip glass. Minimal head that disappears quickly, no lacing.

Aroma is fairly weak and non-descript.

Taste is also neutral, hard to describe, much like an American light beer, in that has little to recommend it, or to give a negative impression.

Mouthfeel is actually pretty good, a little strong on the carbonation despite the lack of a head, a little bit like champagne.

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Photo of mattfancett
4.1/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of wedgie9
3.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tasted from 11.2oz bottle. Pours pale yellow with a huge, foamy white head. Nose is yeasty with candy malt and some orange and spices. The flavor is slightly bitter with some candy malt and wheat. The carbonation is heavy with a light body and a longish bitter finish.

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Photo of Gavage
3.95/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a hazy yellowish orange color with a one inger head that lasts a while.

Smell: a general spiciness and hint of floral hops rise from the glass.

Taste: yeast, light spiciness, green grapes, mild fruity sweetness and a mild bitterness makes up a simple but pleasant ale.

Mouthfeel: crisp throughout with some mild dryness at the finish. A strong yeast laden aftertaste sticks to the tongue. Medium bodied beer.

Drinkability: definite sessionable beer. Nice flavors keep it intereting the whole way.

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Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of paterlodie
3.11/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Best before 09-05 so in time for a revieuw. Pours in wel with its golen colour an perfectly white head. Clear colour make it a good appearance. Smell is sweetmalty and spicy. Not the freshness I expect from a blond but acceptable. Taste is sweet again, honeymalty and i think to notice something to detect of koreander, gagel and paradijszaad. Acceptable but ending dull. Hardly any hops and yeasty aftertaste is not what you expect from a blonde. Acceptable butnot one I'm looking foreward too.

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.18/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice Blond this but very conformist. A pale beer, almost yellow in colour and very clear. Not much nose as I remember but had quite a hoppy taste at first, though this soon fades to leave a very mild bitter finish. Very clean, crisp easy drinking beer. To be honest I was surprised it was 6.5% ABV, it drinks a tad weaker than that. I would imagine this would be make a great lunchtime drinking beer. Good, but very average for the style.

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Photo of churchillps
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a golden-orange color, nearing brown at its depth. Medium head that dissipated quickly, leaving little to no carbonation after initial pour. Tastes like a standard belgian ale, I wouldn't call it "hoppy" as the bottle claims. Nothing spectacular, but certainly not below-average. The "hoppy" aspect is more noticeable in the smell, along with additional floral generalities. Taste is crisp on the palate, finishing smoothly with extremely high drinkability. Mouthfeel is above-average, along with taste, and is accompanied by notes of acid and a slight hop aftertaste.

Overall, not an outstanding beer, but a very good "hoppy" belgian ale. I wouldn't go out of my way to find it, but my local store just received a large amount of de graal beers and this sounded interesting. Fairly solid for a $7.99 750ml bottle. This beer is highly drinkable with a solid flavor both as it hits the palate and in its aftertaste. A pretty good find.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of TurdFurgison
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of dcmchew
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

De Graal Blond from Brouwerij De Graal
3.48 out of 5 based on 12 ratings.
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