Arend Blond
Brouwerij De Ryck

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Style:
Blonde Ale - Belgian
Ranked #61
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
82
Ranked #34,214
Avg:
3.68 | pDev: 10.05%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
16
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Brouwerij De Ryck
 
Belgium
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  3
SCORE
82
Good
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OlaB from Norway

3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy blonde color with a medium top off white head that dissolves slowly. Aroma is of ripe fruits, candy, citrus,yeast, light malts and spices. The taste is sweet and fruity at the start with some light malt notes in the back. It then goes to more spicy and herbal in the flavour before it finishes of slightly bitter. I think it,s a little unballanced in the flavours , and the finish is a little weak. Mouthfeel is soft and smooth with a moderate carbonation and a medium body.
A good and easy drinking blonde ale, but is nothing very exciting about it.

Jun 09, 2019
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Filosoof from Netherlands

2.88/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I don't want to spoil too much words on this beer. The taste isn't very good, neither is the smell. Foam starts quickly but dies as quickly as it came.

L: between gold and amber; quick foam disappears in seconds;
S: some bread, liquorice and some dull esters;
T: difficult to say, just not very nice;
M: lacking bitterness;
O: disappointing; didn't drink the whole bottle and won't buy it again.

Dec 15, 2012
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ManforallSaisons from Belgium

3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33cl bottle with a December 2012 use-by date, poured at fridge temperature into tulip glass. Almost opaque but light-amber colored, little evident sediment, long beads of bubbles feeding a thin but persistent lacing of foam. Apple pie aromas, a tinge of yeast smell, but none of it strong. The apple, tart and sour, and pie spice thing is more pronounced in the taste, with some hops here but expressed more herbal than bitter. Quite restrained, and I like it for its unusualness, but some may find it lacking oomph. It's on the thin side, little alcohol feel, but clean, quaffable, little sense of coating in the mouth. Its own style rather than ON style.

Sep 24, 2012
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thierrynantes from France

3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer bottle (33 cl.), tasted in 2011.

Appearance : orange color, with white foamy head (nice lacing).
Smell : yeasty and fruity aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : Fruity flavour, hoppy and spicy finish.
Drinkability : a good beer in the style Belgian Pale Ale.

Jun 27, 2011
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BeerandBlues2 from Colorado

3.62/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy orange with an average, frothy, off-white head, somewhat lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, meal), average hops (perfume, grass), heavy yeast (barnyard, earth) with notes of plum, apple, pear, and ginger. Medium bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness.

Nov 04, 2008
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Absumaster from Netherlands

4.22/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A turbid orange beer with a very thin head. Carbonation is high, but the bubbles are small.

Smell is sweet malty with some dextrine notes. The yeast adds great exotic fruitiness of pineapples and the like. A nice hoppy smell is present, which has some raw sides. Initially I thought that there was some Brett in the smell and I still have my doubts, but it is probably the combination of yeast and hops that create a sort of barnyard flavor.

Taste of sweet dextrinous malt to combine with the great yeast profile that gives pineapple and orange. Bitterness is quite mild and in the aftertaste lingering bitter and raw hops. A rural beer, if that is a word at all, but I think this is how typical saison or farm beers used to taste like. The keyword here is balance, the malt, hops and yeast combine into a great symphony.

Dec 18, 2007
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paterlodie from Belgium

4.17/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

BB july 08. Nice and lasting head and foggy amber beer. Nose is lots of orange, piny sweet pinapple hops backed by fresh caramellic malts and candy. Fine fresh and inviting for more is first sip and backed well with hops and warming alcohol. Wonderfull and full mouthfeel and imo perfectly balanced. Only the alcohols temper drinkability but IMO one of the better blondes.

Oct 30, 2006
Arend Blond from Brouwerij De Ryck
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 16 ratings