Grimbergen Blonde | Brouwerij Alken-Maes

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Grimbergen BlondeGrimbergen Blonde

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Alken-Maes

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

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.03/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A clear deep golden brew, an off-white head with some lacing but small curtains.

Smelling of fruits, pears, apricots, yeast and butter.

Sweet bread, some spices, ripe peaches, butter.

Little carbonation, soft, a good body, a slightly dry finish.

An OK blonde, probably a bit old and tired.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.97/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into a grimbergen snifter

a: pours a clear gold, 1 finger effervescent head slowly fades to a thing film

s: light fruits and a light grassiness, sweetness quite present as well, very light and crisp

t: a sharp crispness, more spices than in the aroma: black pepper and clove, finishes more with bready malts and sweetness.

o: a solid belgian pale ale, i like it a bit better than leffe blonde (about equal distribution here in spain). enjoyable, without being overpowering.

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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1/5  rDev -72.9%

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3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter.

4.0 A: Nearly clear yellow orange color. Two fingers of pillowy white head. Retention is good and plenty of lacing is left behind.

3.5 S: Light pepper and clove spiciness. Hay, grass, and light fruits.

3.5 T: Pepper and clove again. Earthy, hay, light fruits. Tasty.

3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Nice spritziness.

3.5 D: Good beer. I like it.

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

I picked up a gift pack at Brussels airport a little while back. It came with four beers and a glass. Here's the first review:

The beer pours a perfectly clear medium golden colour. The head is thin and frothy. I'm actually quite drawn to this one. It seems to have a nice viscosity, though I can't really tell just from looking.

The aroma is lightly fruity with some aspects of green apple coming through. This is quickly followed by a whole lot of flowery aroma. It's quite nice, and not overpowering. At the same time, it remains interesting.

The taste is surprisingly malty. It starts out slightly sweet, and there is a quick flourish of flowery hops. It quickly becomes a broad smooth grainy malt flavour that persists through the finish, with a hint of hop bitterness in the finish.

Overall, this is by no means a bad beer, but there is nothing special. It lacks a lot of the complexity that makes for a really great Belgian pale.

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3.96/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A - Rich golden color but maintains translucence. Small white head quickly fades to a nice film of head on top. Outstanding lacing and lots of carbonation.

S - Smell was harder to discern. Light colored fruit with some maltiness. Nothing too notable.

T - Complex bready taste with notes of slightly sour apples, and clove. Brief and subtle aftertaste has hints of bread, hops and clove, giving it a nice finish that lends to continued sipping.

M - Medium to light mouthfeel.

O - Very smooth, excellent drinkability. This is a really good beer that's not too hard to find. The flavors work nicely together to make this an easy and refreshing beer that I try to keep a stock of on hand.

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Grimbergen Blonde from Brouwerij Alken-Maes
3.69 out of 5 based on 719 ratings.
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