Belgian Strong Blonde | pFriem Family Brewers

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
pFriem Family Brewers
Oregon, United States | website

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by beertunes on 04-02-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
67
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
17.97%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
6
For Trade:
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Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 67
Reviews by mdaschaf:
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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Photo of LXIXME
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.7/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dirtylou
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a half finger on a clear light straw body.
The aroma is coriander, lemon and spice. Nice.
The taste is light grain, floral and mild honey sweet.
The texture is smooth with low carbonation.
It's enjoyable.

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Photo of SamuelR
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jason_nwx
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TreeBear
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ThaCrax
4.51/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle purchased at Homebrew stuff... Mostly clear golden... white head rises up and doesn't stick around for too long.. Lightly spicy with a bit more pear/apple esters.. Light body for the ABV.. pretty drinkable... prickly carbonation.

3.75/3.75/3.75/4/3.75

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Photo of tjcamm
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a lightly hazy straw amber with gold tints and a thin white head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma of bready malt with a hint of graininess, coriander, saison yeast, pear juice. Flavor follows aroma with bready malt, pear and apple juice, wheat, a hint of lemon, coriander and a Belgian yeast that borders on saison spiciness. Finishes with fruit juice and coriander, semi-dry. Medium bodied with light creaminess and good mouth feel. A nice take on a Belgian pale or blonde with classic fruit flavors and Belgian spicing. The yeast borders on a drier saison style, which actually fits with the mildly sweet fruit in this to balance it out. A little subdued in flavor, but that flavor is quite nice. Pleasant.

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Photo of Eighty
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of VashonGuy
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dipso123
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VTBeerGirl
4.52/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pfriem's Belgian Strong Blonde is a delicious blonde ale with a punch. Refreshing and easy to drink with a maltier mouthfeel and taste that lingers longer than your typical blonde ale. A perfect companion to my hearty salad for lunch. It was my favorite beer during my trip to Portland.

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Photo of la_gitana
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of grnmtnman
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrMindbender
4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Birdlegs
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigGold
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of constantine_272
4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks bright golden yellow with a disappointingly nonexistent white head.

Smells strong of bread with rosemary herbs and a touch of warm spice.

Tastes great. Malty, yeasty and rich. Mellow grains are followed up with a light zesty herbal and mild hop flavor that is tangy and prickly. Almost licorice and anise but in a faint and sweet way. The tang subsides and leaves a long sweet bread and sunflower seed finish with a touch of booze. Sweet mango, banana and pineapple fruitiness lingers with a moldy belgian yeast.

Mouthfeel is great. It's rich yet refreshing and tangy and sweet all at once. Not necessarily balanced but it's forward in the ways I like.

Overall I really like this one. Tastes like a belgian blonde with a west coast spin. The hops taste local but the yeast tastes global. As a side note I poured slowly and discarded the last bit that was saturated with yeast.

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Photo of snowmageddon
3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Belgian Strong Blonde from pFriem Family Brewers
87 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.
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