K-O Blond Beer | De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

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94 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
Belgium
proefbrouwerij.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Jason on 08-19-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
94
Reviews:
62
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
10.36%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Photo of emerge077
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I liked this enough to try again as it went OK with a tomato pasta dish. But at this point... not enough to give it a review.

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Photo of Vylo
4.39/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hozersr
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

i always buy new beer when i see it from these guys, they rarely miss, and its all so interesting. i was excited to find this one. its loosely a belgian tripel, pale wheaty grainy sweet and very belgian in its yeast complexion. a little murky on the pour, with some brown flecks of yeast near the bottom of the bottle that settle right out, and a short white head. it smells a little banana leaning, with a unique almost wild tartness to it, the sweetness of this beer is not at all apparent in the nose, smells light and fruity. the flavor through is very sweet, lots of body too, and the warming alcohol on the back end. its not as nuanced as i thought it might be, and although i really like the yeast, it seems a lot less interesting than some of their other stuff. it also gets downright boozy when it warms up a little, and i felt this one right away. its really well carbonated though, and drinks pretty light for what it is. the grian base is tasty but a little plain, and its not really hoppy enough to be a pale ale type i dont think, just a faint grassy thing going on there. overall a very well made beer, but not quite at the very high level i have always expect from de proef. the price was fair though, and it packs quite a sleepy punch.

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Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.14/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazed golden color with a white head and some lacing. The aroma has green apple and a bit of rustic funk. The taste has green apple, cotton candy, toffee and alcohol. As it warms everything smooths out and a soft dark fruit note comes out. Large malty flavor, does nicely as it warms initially a burst of pungent hops was a bit off putting.

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3.59/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.6/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of MRsojourner
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

blond/dark golden in appearance with a super thick rocky head that persist.

aroma is light but semi-sweet cotton-candy with a touch of spicy/flowery hops.

really clean and light and dangerous for how much alcohol is in this beer. spicy esters and a touch of hops to balance out the sweetness leaving your palate with just a bit of bitterness..

mouthfeel is just right. very dry but still slick and refreshing.

this beer does what is says on the label K.O

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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K-O Blond Beer from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
3.86 out of 5 based on 94 ratings.
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