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

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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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Ratings: 278 |  Reviews: 104
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of OtherShoe2
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours honey gold with a huge foamy white head. Some lace. Very pretty.

Big yeast and sweet wheat and malt in the nose. A little musty grain, some fruit and a little spice.

Nice belgian blond. Malt up front, some yeast and grain, then alcohol, some spice, leading to lighter bitterness and boozy notes in the end. Enjoyable, but missing something? Some light tropical fruit. I want a little bite in the end, and everything just kinda fades.

A little mushy. Needs a touch more carbonation.

Overall, not bad. The flavors are there, though a bit flawed. Very worth a try, though not my favorite.

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of douggoodavage
2.66/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured a 11.9 oz bottle. A white fluffy root beer float type head ....nice. Lace left slung on glass. Very hazy - bottle conditioning of course. Strong sent of bananas and cloves. Citrus , yeast , bread flavors. Nice silky smooth mouth feel almost creamy. Nice complex example of the style.

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of Daniellobo
3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice golden ale, pleasingly rounded and with a good palate.

Presentation: 33 cl brown capped bottle. Label displays the branding with the image of a monk turning the mash in a stained glass like illustration. Served in a tulip glass.

A - Slightly hazy golden pour, towering frothy head with good retention, nice surface memory and lacing.

S - Yeasty nose with citric touches, peppery hint and a hint of bready malts...

T - And the mouth follows nicely with that soft yeasty sense, touches of muted hoppy citric notes, with light peppery hints, and biscuity malt.

M - Medium-light body with medium carbonation, fine bubbles with a nice soft semi-dry finish.

O - Very nice flow, somewhat generic but with enough flavor and rhythm to make it notable.

Notes: Fair enough, nothing for the ages but rather approachable, very good to share socially and engage people in quality brews. I confess I´m holding a Jeroboam of this for something next week, and I think it should work really well.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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5/5  rDev +35.5%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of bump8628
4.72/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Simply superb. Clear burnished gold with a monstrous lump of white foam that clung to the tulip glass for the entire drinking session. Intense carbonation kept it light and lively the whole way through. Bright and complex flavors abound: vanilla, banana, rosewater, lemon rind, and Easter grass. Smooooth. I mean really silky smooth. But dry as a bone and endlessly drinkable. The stuff slid down the gullet with ease. Maybe the mood struck me just right, but goddamn this was a really standout Belgian ale.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of bigdeuce
3.57/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Without reservation, this is probably the second most beautiful looking beer on the planet! Big ole' thick creamy head. Looks like whipped cream was added from the middle of the brew! Orgasmic! A little tart on the taste, not oft style. Very grainy and gritty. Straw pale looking appearance also. A bit sour however, which is somewhat unattractive. Medium bodied, very crisp just a bit too astringently fruity on the back. A definite keeper.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Doppelbockulus
3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very slightly hazy golden color with a ridiculous amount of head. If I had something tall enough to hold it all I estimate that this whole bottle would produce over 2 feet of head.

Very fragrant with citrus and some yeast. Spectacular.

A hint of eisbock character, a higher alcohol sweetness. Everything else in the flavor is a combination of citrus, but not heavily hoppy citrus, and some yeast.

Feels light, slightly dry, and clean with a medium tingling.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of bobhits
2.8/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a huge white head, it starts with a lot of large bubbles, but as i used multiple pours to complete the glass it got the rootbeer float levels of thickness. Nice dense orange colored body hinds under the foam...this is a bit too cloudy but reminds me of a great IPA color and body.

A touch of candied sweetness mixed with strong citrus notes. There's a bit of cereal grain to finish things off. Not overly complex.

A citrus/sour flavor really dominates this one. No flavor is overly intense to strong and with a good bit of spices and yeast flavors mixed in there's enough extra going on if the citrus part isn't something you're looking for.

Very drinkable even though the body feels a touch lacking in carbonation. I think the citrus bite keeps things together nicely.

Nothing special here. I like this one more than a great many of the blondes I've had, but this is far from a style I really seek out. Worth a try to say you had it, but nothing I'll come back to.

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

Bottle poured into Arcadia Ales chalice provided by girlfriend for a Christmas gift

Three finger head, dark gold in color. Quite cloudy in appearance.

S: Whisky, fruits, golden hops, malts.

T: Hop bitterness, fruits, herbal notes, Belgian candi sugar, and yeast. Overall very good in flavors, minus the way too boozy aftertaste.

M: Very fulfilling, not watery or too thick at all.

Overall, try this beer. Very easy to find in the variety pack put out by Van Steenberge around the holidays.

Supplementary: Better served at room temperature

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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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