Augustijn Blond | Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
Belgium
vansteenberge.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by MeisterBurger on 12-01-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
278
Reviews:
104
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
11.92%
 
 
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2
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44
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Photo of Douberd
4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 330 ml bottle. It pours a hazy light orange colour, semi-transparent. Head was two fingers but went off quickly, still leaving hala a finger head behind.
Aroma is of fruits. Taste is strong, fruity and a bit of the alcohol traceable. Very pleasantly drinkable. Mouthfeel is thick and quite carbonated. Overall a really great beer!

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Photo of jhtipton
4.08/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown stubby 330 ml bottle into my Affligem chalice. It was a windy day and I was afraid the fluffy head would take off. It laced nicely and was a rich dark golden hue that was extremely cloudy. Smell is yeasty, fruity, and lightly malted. Taste is like a loaf of bread with honey, wheat, and pears. Mouth feel is wonderful; a medium bodied blonde which is not too common. Drinkability is good, but at 7% ABV tread lightly. The bottle gave me a best before of 28/10/11.

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Photo of BBP
4.06/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Golden, and hazy. Good carbonation, and intensely frothy head, almost to the point where I'd penalize the mark for being too full. Extraordinary lacing, but that's what you'd expect from a behemoth head.

S- Tons of yeast, and slight spiciness. Bit's of light fruit as well, pear, apple, etc.

T- Pretty fruity but contained at the same time. Notes of banana and apple mostly, but blended well and balanced with the yeast. There actually is a fairly good hop balance that keeps this one a tad more bitter than the average BPA. For what it's worth it's a solid representation of the style.

M- Creamy and full bodied. Carbonation gives it a nice full feeling, but keeps it light at the same time. A little dry, and slightly sticky finish.

D- A solid example of a Belgian Pale ale, but nothing really stands out, however, if you're looking for a BPA fix, this one definitely won't let you down. The 7% is almost invisible, and it's a fine drinker.

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Photo of Agent1
4.06/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Great head retention. A striking and beautiful white layer of head. Very active and bright. Larger bubbles can be seen throughout and until this settled, it was fairly spongy and foamy-looking with plenty of lacing. This pours a vivid orangey-gold. Quite colorful. Carbonation appears to be quite active.

Smell - Lemon, honey, light toffee notes, wheat and barley, banana, cloves and sourdough/ bread.

Taste - Honey, pineapple, faint licorice notes, caramel, toffee, subtle spices such as cinnamon, cloves and coriander, orange peel, apricot and lemon citrus. There are even hints of banana to this as well, although not too obvious. Light breadiness on the finish, which is nice.

Mouthfeel - Stimulating mostly the roof of the mouth, this does not seem to activate all areas of the palate. This may be this beer's weak spot. Personally, not the greatest. Not terrible, but not one of Van Steenberge's best.

Overall - Reminds me of Gouden Carolus' Tripel, however, perhaps not as complex or defined. Nice tropical fruits can be noted in this beer when paying attention. Fairly smooth. More in the style of a Tripel to me than a "Blond" per se, but still great nonetheless. Definitely worth buying again.

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Photo of CraigTravor
4.04/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.04/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Augustijn Blond has a pretty thick, off-white head and a somewhat hazy, bubbly, golden appearance, with a large amount of thick lacing left behind on the glass. As a side note- the contents exploded out of the bottle when I popped the cap. The aroma is of overly-sweet, strong malt and grain husks. Flavor is the same, with some fruitiness and even caramel, if one can believe it. The alcohol is masked, to an extent. Mouthfeel is medium and a bit slick, and Augustin Blond finishes semi-dry, sweet, and fairly drinkable. Overall, this is not for the weak-at-heart, but it is still a bold, wonderful beer. It’s worth the price!

RJT

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

Photo of KTCamm
4.01/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

330 ml stubby, poured into a Duvel glass.

Pours crystal clear golden yellow with erupting white foam. Long lasting, and very clingy.

Mild malty and fruity/spicy smell.

Very clean fruity taste - hints of bubblegum? Evolves into a slightly sour finish. Very clean finish.

Creamy mouthfeel.

Very tasty, light hop close. Another solid brew.

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Photo of PaulThePolymath
4.01/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A cloudy rust orange looked gorgeous in a glass. Had a very foamy sticky head that laced around the glass like crazy. foamed up a little too much, had to let it sit for a few minutes to drink it.

Smelled like malt and some floral notes, not too crazy.

The flavor hit me immediately, the mouthfeel was fantastic, i wish all beers were this way. Mouthfeel contributed to the flavor as it "carried" the flavor across perfectly. The aftertaste is a little sweet, but the beer doesn't come off as a sweet beer at all. Very creamy and smooth.

Overall a 4, its 8% ABV (Least thats what my bottle says!) And is great for sipping and enjoying the turn of the seasons.

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Photo of kegger22
4.01/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Augustijn Blond pours yellow but looks amber in the glass. It has a huge, creamy white head with all kinds of lacing and retention. The aroma is that musty smell that I often sense in Belgians. The taste I get is sour apples, but there is some sweetness also. The feel is medium bodied, smooth and well carbonated but not overly so. Drinkability... I would be happy if I had a couple more of these.

Augie Blond is a very nice Belgian pale ale. It is not over carbonated, which I prefer, unlike so many of the Belgians.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Janeinma
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of azorie
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of jheezee
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Stugotzo
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of zonker17
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of jsnoek
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of ThinkAgain
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of campofapproval
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of nicoga3000
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of 4balance
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of mcgrat07
4/5  rDev +8.4%

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

Enjoyed this 11.2oz bottle out of a Belgian tulip glass.

A: Pours a clear golden hue with a huge, frizzy, white that lasts forever leaving a nice trail down the side of the glass and ends in a solid, fizzy, persistent lace.

S: Sweet and tart fruity Belgian yeast aroma.

T: Slightly sweet and sour apple tart flavor with a Belgian yeast middle and finishes slightly dry.

M: Medium body and high carbonation.

O: Decent BPA – not my favorite but worthy of a try.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Augustijn Blond from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
3.69 out of 5 based on 278 ratings.
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