Grimbergen Blonde | Brouwerij Alken-Maes

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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
Ratings:
716
Reviews:
333
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
13.82%
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
146
For Trade:
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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

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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

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

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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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4.74/5  rDev +28.5%
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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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3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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

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3.48/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +8.4%
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3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a medium golden amber with a fine two finger off-white head with great retention and thick lacing. Gushed just a little bit on opening. Aroma of bready malt with a suggestion on cracker, apple and pear juice, light stone fruit, clove, Belgian yeast; classic Belgian blonde/pale ale. Flavor of bready malt, apple and orange, light stone fruit, clove, thins out into a dry, grassy finish with little lingering flavor. Medium bodied with a pleasant creaminess. The fruit, Belgian yeast and clove are spot-on for the style, but the finish is surprisingly thin, considering the aroma and start. The malt is not as forward as expected from a Belgian blonde, and the BA listing as a pale ale seems right. A sturdy Belgian ale with good flavor, but the finish is a bit light and stark.

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Grimbergen Blonde from Brouwerij Alken-Maes
3.69 out of 5 based on 716 ratings.
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