Reflets De France Blonde | Brasserie Duyck

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Reflets De France BlondeReflets De France Blonde

Brewed by:
Brasserie Duyck

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Andreji on 05-11-2004

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 10
Reviews by PopScene:
Photo of PopScene
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice blond beer from north of France. It's tastes fruits but i could not say which ones (maybe citrus and herbs). The carbonation is low. Really refreshing. Overall i think it's a better choice than its sisters : Jenlain Blonde and even Jenlain Or. One more thing. The price is decent!

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Photo of DaPeculierDane
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Initially I pulled a lot of wheat aromas similar to a Bells Wheat 4 but those aromas made way for more interesting straw/barn yard notes and lots of spices. One could market this in America as “Hennepin Light.”

The pour showed a bright, meadish gold with a beautiful, albeit thin lacy head. The taste matched the aromas.

MF is very light, surprisingly light but I don’t mean this in a bad way.

I drank a lot of this in France and never stopped enjoying it. It may be labeled like the Walmart of brews but hey, it’s cheap and it’s good.

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Photo of AxlSkull
3.38/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BKotch
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Andreji
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer, a very discrete new beer from the fellas at Duyck appeared to be nothing out of the ordinary at the shelves, and the label seemed more like a supermarket 'party beer' than a genuinely pleasant brew.

The pour seemed to reflect this as well and my experiences with Bières de Garde weren't the best before. Still, the spiced up smell and taste, a combination of herbs and spices, and malt, some carbonation and a slight bitterness at the end make it a very, very nice new discovery that I drink ever more often (its cheap and good). Didnt expect this. Pleasant.

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Photo of atis
3.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear pale yellow with large rocky white head that fades a white layer, scarce patchy lacing. Aroma is mix of herbs (dominating), spice and fruity citrus notes, some weak yeast. This is my first Saison and the complex mix seems both strange and intriguing.

Taste is fruity hops with weak spiceand some sourness; herbal sweet finish and bittery citrus aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light with low warming alcohol.

As I wrote above, my first Saison and I am impressed. Luckily i bought a sixpack.

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Photo of Latarnik
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of Socrates
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I bought this as a six-pack of small 25 cl bottles at a supermarket in Paris. I'm not into these little bottles, nor did the packaging make it look too appealing, but the reputation of Reflets de France products and a commitment to try every beer possible made me go ahead. It was also stocked in the "good beer" shelf, with Jenlain, La Goudale, Ch'ti, 3 Monts, Chimay, Duvel, etc., which put up my expectations a bit.

Pours with very little head...what bubbles do form fizz out rapidly and do not persist. But the color is a nice, deep gold. The smell and taste has some citrus notes, otherwise very similar to many biere de garde blondes (i.e. good clean medium malt balanced perfectly with mild hops). Carbonation is weak on the tongue, but the generally well-balanced flavor makes up for this.

This is an amazingly drinkable beer, and quite suitable served ice cold a summer day in France, which I think is the basic idea with this offering. As a seasonal blonde from France, this one is worth trying out.

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Photo of EatsTacos
3.97/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, pale gold with a big, thick head. Very nice lacing

The smell is very citrusy and fruity. Lemons, limes, oranges. Slightly hoppy smelling with a bit of the sourness you might expect from a saison.

Taste: Citrus fruits like orange and lemon matched well with a sour funky flavour. Hopped in restraint, but still quite bitter and well balanced. Good lasting aftertaste and finish.

Mouthfeel: Quite creamy, medium bodied, with a pretty sharp carbonation.

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Photo of DuffDaddy
1/5  rDev -73%

Reflets De France Blonde from Brasserie Duyck
3.71 out of 5 based on 10 ratings.
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