St Martin Blond Ale | Brasserie De Brunehaut

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St Martin Blond AleSt Martin Blond Ale
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St Martin Blond AleSt Martin Blond Ale

Brewed by:
Brasserie De Brunehaut

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Gusler on 02-28-2003

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Photo of The_Bujon
3.98/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a typical golden clear with effervescent head, which quickly explodes into the atmosphere.
Leaves a pretty good lacing all things considered.

Aroma is all hops, sweet with a spicy hint.

Taste is fruity initially, quickly receding into a warming honey hit, giving way to a slightly bitter malt finish....I like it.

Feel is unsurprisingly fizzy as expected with all that gas! Refreshing enough, and easy enough to quaff back.
It has a little artificial sweetness in the aftertaste as so many of these blondes do.

Overall, better than a Leffe or Grimbergen, and worth trying I you see it, if not just for the gassy nasal burps!

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.29/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Borzov1982
2.93/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of spokenwheels
3.93/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bombelsky
3.97/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Golden and cloudy. Tall, creamy and mostly persisting head. Decent lacing. Moderate fruity esters aroma. Citrus upfront, later pears and some spicy phenols . Low hop aroma. Later some caramel. Low bitter flavor. Light-medium body, average carbonation and watery. Smooth. Medium-lasting, low dry finish. Spicy.

Edit: oranges

Lacks of dryness

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Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thoglund
3.87/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZachT
3.8/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of shelby415
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
4.11/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Had again 9/9/18 and while my original review was largely correct (it also was having fun on the theme of voluptuous blonds), I edited it a bit and upped the rating a bit because this one is a yeasty gem. I wanna find this again.

original review....
Gotta like those strong Belgian blondes... particularly when rounded and balanced.
Looks yummy.
Fragrant blend of malt and spice.
On this day, this yeast struck me as more unique than even what the Belgians are known for.
Feel? Bubbly.
If you are a fan of blond Belgians (which will be true of me as long as I have a pulse), don't let this one pass by.

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Photo of bmaggot
4.31/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 10/2010. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, orange, apricot, pear, apple, light banana, honey, bread, light clove, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, orange, apricot, pear, apple, light banana, honey, bread, light clove, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Slight earthy bitterness/yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange, apricot, pear, apple, light banana/clove, honey, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt sweetness; with a good malt/yeast balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly creamy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice Belgian blonde ale. All around good robustness and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt sweetness; and very smooth to drink for the ABV. I felt like yeast ester flavors were a bit restrained and could have been bolder. Otherwise a nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of vinnicheers
4/5  rDev +12.7%

very good blonde beer, spiciness gives the amazing taste.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of Kmlund
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Dentist666
3.8/5  rDev +7%

Photo of probert
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of afsdan
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of mattfancett
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of biboergosum
3.94/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml squat, bulbous bottle - one of the non-organic, non-GF offerings from this brewery, I presume?

This beer pours a rather hazy, medium golden amber hue, with three fat fingers of puffy, frothy, and generally creamy off-white head, which leaves a few disintegrating towers of soap scum lace around the glass as things slowly seep away.

It smells of gritty, grainy pale malt, white pepper and clove spice, earthy yeast, mixed light orchard fruit, a bit of hay-like grassiness, and softly lilting alcohol esters. The taste is much more of the same - dry, bready, crackery pale malt, muddled savoury spice, restrained (for a Belgian offering, anyway) yeast, banana chips and other sundry dried drupe fruit, and once again, some subtle booze emanations.

The carbonation is fairly easy-going and barely perceptible after its initial spastic outburst, the body an adequate medium weight, and generally smooth, nothing really in the mood to muss that up here. It finishes well off-dry, the pale malt gaining a few sweet caramel notes, perhaps due to the booze, or maybe the lingering pear and apple fruitiness, hard to say.

A decently rendered version of the style, the purported strength doled out in small measures, at most. Well rounded, with any and all hallmarks that one might be seeking in such a brew - plain malt, yeast, fruit, and booze, full stop, without the wonderment about what might be missing due to gluten protein manipulation after the fact.

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Photo of ThaneMcC
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of patre_tim
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of cbcrunch
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Vsarmatov
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Zekenyce
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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St Martin Blond Ale from Brasserie De Brunehaut
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 104 ratings