PB&J Blonde
Belching Beaver Brewery

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Style:
American Blonde Ale
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
87
Avg:
4.33 | pDev: 5.77%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
11
From:
Belching Beaver Brewery
 
California, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  2
Gots
  1
SCORE
87
Very Good
Notes:
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 11 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of colts9016
4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

What I have tried from Belching Beaver has been solid. A blonde PB&J, I am game. The packaging is simple, compared to the Deftones beer label. The beer is 44 degrees and served in a mug. A gentle pour gave one finger off-white head. The head is creamy and foamy with good retention. The head slowly dissipated and leaving no lacing on the mug. The color of the beer is SRM 4 a pale gold color with hues yellow. The clarity of the beer is slightly hazy. The beer has carbonation bubble visible and is rising from the bottom of the mug.

The initial aroma is a peanut butter and jelly sandwich dip in beer. Additional aromas in the beer are toasted malt, sugar, grapes, captain crunch, and yeast.

The beer taste like roasted peanuts, toasted malts, grape jelly, captain crunch, sugar, and yeast.
The mouthfeel of the beer is carbonated and creamy.
The body of the beer is medium-light, medium carbonation, and a medium finish.
This beer smells like a fried peanut butter sandwich in captain crunch. The beer is appetizing and I enjoyed it. I am glad that I got the chance to drink this beer.

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Photo of stevoj
3.71/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Taster at Growler Guys. If you like a good b &J sandwich this is for you. Not your typical blonde ale. Heavy on the PB, light on the J. But it gets it's point across. Delicious

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Photo of ChrisCage
4.62/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- This one pours a golden color that leans to the yellow side of things and is chill hazed or contains a good amount of suspended yeast. The head is white but there isn't much to be had, but rather it is a thin patchy layer over the brew itself. Lacing is modest at best and provides an oily film with small amounts of foam that cling to the side of the glass! Average looking overall....

S- Heavy peanut butter aromas, with biscuity wafer, toast, butter and sweet hints of jam but outside of the PB, these are all in the background....as this warms the grape like jam/jelly aroma comes out stronger (this is good). Caramel, milk chocolate and cream are throughout and linger right through to the finish with a fresh white bread goodness. Yum!

T- The flavors follow suit, not in an overpowering fashion either but rather provides a clean peanut butter overtone, with toast/wafer, sweet caramel/toffee, fruity & lightly tart fruit jam, vanilla creme, mild milky chocolate, nougat and nutty throughout!

M/O- Light/medium bodied, with a fair bit of cleansing carbonation on the palate. It really does have all of the right balance between clean, full flavored and just a bit of a hop presence on the finish....a real delight! I will definitely pick this one up again and like all of the other Belching Beaver brews I've had thus far, we have another winner!

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Photo of bmansfield
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great flavor, great smell, easy drink. Not over the top with sweetness like others who have tried to make a pb&j flavor. I thought it was well balanced. I would drink it again.

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.17/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours golden color with thick white head and good lacing. Nose is great, peanut butter, sweet grape, malt. The taste follows the nose, super clean PB&J, this is well done, nothing over the top or sweet, just a chewy nutty beer. I think they got this one right you get that classic taste but not so over the top it kills the beer. Fantastic guys, really fun beer and tasty.

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PB&J Blonde from Belching Beaver Brewery
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 11 ratings