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Begyle Blonde | Begyle Brewing Company

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3.58/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Begyle Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
begylebrewing.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Begyle Blonde is a supremely easy-drinking American Blonde Ale with a faint estery profile balanced by slight bitterness.

Added by emerge077 on 03-01-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,837
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
31
pDev:
7.54%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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0
Gots:
7
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Ratings: 31 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of DanGeo
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sweffin
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 6/14/2017. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy medium golden/yellow color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty foamy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of lemon, peach, pear, apple, honey, wheat, cracker, biscuit, white bread dough, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity yeast, honey, bready malt, and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of big lemon, peach, pear, apple, honey, wheat, cracker, biscuit, white bread dough, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of lemon, peach, pear, apple, honey, wheat, cracker, biscuit, white bread dough, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity yeast, honey, bready malt, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, fairly crisp, and lightly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.4%. Overall this is a delicious American blonde ale! All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity yeast, honey, bready malt, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink with the mildly bitter/drying finish. Very spot on stuff for the style. Nice rich malt flavors, balancing hops, and a characterful yeast profile that is well restrained. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of EdFed
3.57/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Act25
3.86/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I like this better than most BAs, and am Chicago brewing fan.

A - Pours a bright, clear dark, burnished golden body, darker than typical blonde ale. A bit of dotty lace and a lasting film.

S - Aroma is honey, estery, and fresh bread, doughy malts. Too faint, but honey and floral.

T - Taste follows: honey, bready, grainy, yeast, dough, estery with floral notes, and then a prickly, peppery hop balance.

M - Feel is special: smooth, crisp, & creamy. Light honeyed, with dry finish.

O - One of the best honey blondes Ive tried due to the balanced sweet and hop bitter, and the true but not cloying honey notes.

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Photo of drstalker
3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mush
3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, bottled on date 02/17/16 printed on the label. Nice to see Begyle bottle dating their stuff. My second twelve ounce bottle from these guys; acquired a single bottle as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's.

Poured into a Duvel tulip snifter.

A - Pours a tawny golden body, not quite copper-colored, but a bit darker than the usual blonde ale. Semi-transparent. Carbonation appears apt. Minor thin bubbly lacing that doesn't really stick.

S - Aroma is pretty bland and uninteresting. As promised, slightly estery, with some faint notes of sweetened bready malts. Slight mustiness. Not offensive or off-putting, but there isn't enough going on here to call it pleasant either.

T - Taste is the same: bready, grainy, yeast, again, slightly estery with notes of grapes. A simple brew, with perhaps very slight trace of a fruity hop presence.

M - Feel is smooth, crisp, & creamy. Light-bodied and easy-drinking stuff, with a dry finish.

Overall, a pretty average blonde ale offering from Begyle. Not a whole lot going on here at all, and nothing that makes it stand out. Worth a try, but i wouldn't have it again.

Begyle Brewing Begyle Blonde -----3.5/5

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Photo of spycow
3.47/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Begyle Blonde is good and a solid blonde. It poured a golden clear with no head and no lace. The scent is biscuit. The taste is evenly balanced and easy to drink....very sessionable. There is nice bread notes and a touch of sweetness. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. overall it is decent.

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Photo of scruffwhor
3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.67/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dexterk1
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CPAles
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Guinnsslvr
3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robgage
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MattMorin
3.31/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tim007007
3.13/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of enelson
2.93/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Barnoloid
3.33/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of briiguy
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Chief99
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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Begyle Blonde from Begyle Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 31 ratings
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