Grimbergen Blonde | Brouwerij Alken-Maes

Grimbergen BlondeGrimbergen Blonde
BA SCORE
3.69/5
726 Ratings
Grimbergen BlondeGrimbergen Blonde
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Alken-Maes
Belgium
maes.be

Style: Belgian Pale 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:
#29,490
Reviews:
334
Ratings:
726
pDev:
13.82%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
155
Trade:
0
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3.16/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dandy14
3.17/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SoPeL
3.38/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of leslie91
4.35/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yaron73
4.68/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of wc94wc
4.68/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamesLeung
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Bujon
4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours the same as a left blonde, a clear golden body with a slim single finger head, retention is down to a slim film.

Aroma is a touch on the sour malty side, not offensive, just not inviting.

Taste is good, sweet and smooth, hints of spiced fruits.

Feel is a tad fizzy, but only initially, it goes down well and the 6.7% abv is ideal.

Overall this is a decent beer, ever so slightly edging the leffe blonde (if in fact they are not the same product???)

Not too shabby

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Photo of Erik-P
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Houborg1
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bb-magic
3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.95/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JSG18
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid.

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

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4.31/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.29/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
2.5/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of 8BaconBits
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
4.74/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review: 33cl Brown Bottle of Grimbergen Blonde: ABV: 6.7%

The appearance was of a clear golden colour with a big frothy white head

Good sized head, with good retention and very good lacing. Not a bad looking beer.

Nice beery smell, very nice. Smells of clove, fruits, Belgian yeast. Smells fantastic in fact.

Taste is quite strong but not bad, very manageable

Very nice and pleasant creamy mouthfuls. Very quaffable. Like it.
Creamy taste.

Fantastic tasting beer with a lot of nice flavours. Very creamy. Very crisp and refreshing mouthfuls

I like this very much. Easy to drink. Good tasting. Lots of tastes and all well balanced, of sweet malts, of barley, of wheat, of Belgian yeast, citric fruits. Get all the usual tastes working together here, perfectly balanced with both sweet and sour tastes combining well.

One of those beers after a long day you can relax with, very refreshing, excellent
6.7%, not too overbearing. As good a beer as I have had in a while…..

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Photo of Stignacious
3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Justhead
3.86/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.3/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Has that yellow color and a little bit of haze going on. The aroma is of a little bit of lemon and bread. Not much.

Taste is light, fruity, mildly bitter. Mild hopping. The bitterness is partly because of the light body the doesn't fully balance out the hops. The yeast is both belgian ale like, and Euro lager like at the same time.

Its expensive for what it is. Alcohol is relatively pronounced.

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Photo of FCox143
3.92/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of dcotom
3.31/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sweffin
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Grimbergen Blonde from Brouwerij Alken-Maes
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 726 ratings
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