Grimbergen Blonde | Brouwerij Alken-Maes

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Alken-Maes
Belgium
maes.be

Style: Belgian Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The high quality raw materials make up the richness of this top-fermented beer, which is characterized by its ocher blonde color.

Grimbergen Blonde is light fruity and balanced sweet-bitter. Due to its rounded flavor, this beer is highly appreciated.

Added by Romabrew on 01-06-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,070
Reviews:
339
Ratings:
758
pDev:
13.55%
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
171
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 758 |  Reviews: 339
Photo of Alexc11
3.57/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours foamy, fluffy lace with nectar/gold color. This is a light tasting beer with fruity overtones balanced off with sweet flavoring and yeast. Faint hop and bitterness. Carbonation moderate and pleasing. Nice smooth caramel-toned finish. I can't say that it's memorable but is in line with what you'd expect from a Belgian blonde overall.

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Photo of matthieu_xyz
2.9/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.27/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Capped: Clear dark golden color with moderate activity. Foamy and light creamy white 3 finger head, lasting around 10-15 minutes, with generous legs and decent swirl reaction. Flavors of sweet barley, caramel, wheat, apples, apricot, Belgian yeast, and herbal hops. Slick and oily medium body with a moderate crisp. Medium strength finish, mostly some maillard effect and almost bready, a bit leafy and yeasty, shy fruity feel. Very slightly vinous while more alcoholic, so the freshness is alright. Way too much caramel and not attenuated enough. Lacking some complexity and texture, feels a bit bland and uninteresting. Overall above average quality craft.

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Photo of jhodgert
2.94/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Captain68
3.72/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robotic_being
3.67/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wer34truh
3.72/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vinicole
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle. Golden amber. Dense white head. Nice lacing.
Interesting aroma of yeast and grain. Esters abound. Spicy.
Tastes of cloves. Gentle bitter completion.
Well carbonated.
Quite a flavoursome BPA.

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Photo of Bogdawg
3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tcsox
3.67/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.42/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of texdoh
3.76/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Chilmer
4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hugh37
3.61/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GIZ204
3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PSanger
3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Quality craft option while visiting Poland. Seems to be readily available in Warsaw.

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Photo of Keith_R
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Curt3
3.76/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fisherbray
3.24/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Vaulmas
3.17/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Giggy
3.51/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BobbyOlson
4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VeganUndead
3.44/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ricelikesbeer
3.56/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Grimbergen Blonde from Brouwerij Alken-Maes
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 758 ratings