Caulier Blonde | Caulier Developpement (Maison Caulier)

14 Ratings

Brewed by:
Caulier Developpement (Maison Caulier)

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BlackHaddock on 12-29-2008

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of Quafftastic
3.77/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mothman
3.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Massive banana flavor. Very similar to a hefewiesen.

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Photo of desint
3.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mattfancett
4/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of RobertRedmoon
3.75/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of dcbeers
1/5  rDev -67.9%

Photo of rixcat
3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of Warfarin
3/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked this up at Stew Leonard's in Clifton since it was on clearance and I like Blondes during the warmer months. This wasn't like others that I've had recently and after pouring it out and drinking it, it's apparent that something was missing from here. Whether this was true to form or not is not that I'm concerned about but rather the taste. This just wasn't very "bright" and was a bit too funky for my taste, even after I let it warm up for a while.

Lots of "junk" to the pour as the hue was quite dark and cloudy - certainly not what I expected. The head was frothy but dissipated down to nearly nothing and there wasn't any lacing to be seen either. As for the taste, this beer had a very strong alcohol presence to it even though it was sugar-free. The crystalline sweetness was too overpowering and the spicy coriander didn't add much to the flavor either. While there wasn't a lot of carbonation to be seen with the naked eye, there was quite a lot of gas in the mouthfeel. Only a slight amount of banana and plum where here, leading those flavors to nearly be drowned out by the negative aspects of this beer.

Did I mention that there's an alcoholic taste to this beer? I say that again because this really isn't that strong. This tasted very Belgian to me and this certainly would not be my first choice during a warm summer day, as would be the case with some other Blonde Ales. While this isn't a total disappointment, the malt in this is not properly balanced out for the beer to be fully enjoyed. I had it once and if I had to say anything distinguishing about this beer, it would be that there's nothing else quite like it on the shelf right now. Need I mention again that I bought this on clearance?

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Photo of chefelf
2.82/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This is not what I expected at all. I had expected a more standard Belgian Blonde flavor but instead it was heavy on the molasses flavor. At the end there was a good amount of sediment at the bottom of the glass.

It was only afterward that I realized that this was a sugar free beer. I think they should make that much clearer on the label. If you're looking for a sugar free beer this might be a good alternative but if you're expecting a traditional Belgian Blonde you will be sadly disappointed.

Their website has more information on this beer and that's how I stumbled upon this information:

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.53/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Labeled as Sugar free.

A: A dark turbid storm swirls around in the glass with a pea soup dense nature. Brunt orange juice in color the beer is topped off by a firm foam covering, chalk white in color with a bit of cinnamon tint from the yeast resting atop after a complete pour. Large macro-chunks of bran colored material storm and circle about in the glass from the rabid carbonation like a feverish snow globe shaken with an intense nature before coming to rest with a near full covering of the bottom of the glass. The lacing is minimal.

S: Slight tartness with wet bread is overcome by a turning of orange juice notes upon agitation. Yeasty trub scents are noticed with a bit of stale citrus. The strength is rather light.

T: Tastes sugary at first, malty with some dry tangerines and grapefruit. A bit of tart citrus that was damp and musky in character is followed by a bit of honey-pine and some mentions of tart pineapple fruitiness. Very light warming of citrus comes about from the 6.8%abv can be had on the finishing moments.

M: Medium body, softly carbonated with an almost orange juice like consistency (no pulp).

D: A blonde with some junk in the trunk (glass) just how I like it. Fairly smooth and tart with a light fruity character with only slight traces of acidity makes this fairly easy on the take.

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Photo of Stunner97
1.94/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance- light yellow in color, thick foamy head, good amount of carbonation

Smell- very light nose just not much going on here, slight yeast and sweet nose,

Taste- very light flavor, slight belgian yeast and flavor but just not much going down with this beer flavor wise, its bland and plain with a short instantly over finish, this is belgian lite,

mouthfeel- not much to say here but super light weight, decent carbonation

Drinkability- i mean you could drink this beer easily but just why would you want to, its advertised as being sugar free and low cal and unfortunately that all equals out to boring bland beer, if i couldnt have a beer with sugar then ill take a water please

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Photo of yelterdow
2.87/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance- Pours a cloudy pale apricot, even without any yeast addition at all. The head blooms three fingers tall, then quickly diminishes to a semi-transparent film. Barely any lacing at all.

Smell- The first two sniffs burned my nostrils to the point of having to put the glass down. At only 6.8%, the spicy, sugary aromas have fire behind them.

Taste- Surprisingly, the flavors are far more restrained than the aroma would have you believe. There are spices like coriander and white pepper, but the perceived sugars are not as upfront. The overall presentation, however, is a bit dull and unmemorable.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- The beer's worst attribute, the mouthfeel is explosive and gassy... my cheeks are stretching to full capacity before being able to properly taste and swallow it. The final pour, which includes the yeast, is flabby and weak in the mouth. Better overall structure would be great.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.7/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not sure the style is correct? Only Blonde option is the American one, so went with that.

This brown 33cl bottle which had a long neck and was very un-Belgian in shape. It had a normal cap, but there were two holes for a flip-top style closure on the neck as well. Claims to be 'Naturally Sugar Free' and 100% malt.

On my return from Antwerp in December (an 11 hour nightmare of a journey, due to accidents and idiots) I dropped this bottle on my drive as I unloaded the car. Luckily it landed on its cap, but it loosened the seal and began spurting out.

I managed to save about 25cl and this is the review.

Poured into a Palm tulip glass the shook up beer was a pale milky white colour and very cloudy (well I had dropped it). The head of white foaming bubbles stayed as I wolfed the beer down, remember I'd been sat in the car for 11 hours!

The label mentions spices and I found coriander in both the aroma and taste, or I think I did.

Obviously fairly malty in the taste and aroma too, this was a good well balanced Blonde and I wish I'd got two of them instead of just the one.

I really enjoyed this beer, but after the journey a warm pint of Fosters Skippy Piss might have tasted OK.

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Caulier Blonde from Caulier Developpement (Maison Caulier)
Beer rating: 3.12 out of 5 with 14 ratings
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