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Thyssens Amsterdam Blonde Ale | Gulpener Bierbrouwerij B.V.

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Thyssens Amsterdam Blonde AleThyssens Amsterdam Blonde Ale

Brewed by:
Gulpener Bierbrouwerij B.V.

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by oberon on 07-25-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of GCBrewingCo
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer poured clear medium amber. The head was white and frothy and fell slowly and coated the glass as the beer was consumed.

The aroma was deeply malty with a strong caramel presence. The aroma was like that of a bock with munich malt aroma.

The flavor was also deeply malty and slightly sweet. The sweetness was just on the edge of being over the top, but then the bittering kicks in and mellows out the flavor.

The finish was just dry and with a pleasant malt impression and crisp bittering component that increases with time. The body was medium and suits the beer very well.

11.2 ounce bottle that looked kind of like a lighthouse. Purchased at GSO Wine Warehouse. Belgian Pale Ale...I don't think so...more of a bock...and a nice one at that...

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Photo of beerluvr
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with a thick off white head settling down over clear deep bronze/gold liquid. Nose is somewhat sweet with a little yeast fruitiness and some mown hay. Decent, somewhat rich mouthfeel shows notes of honey, fruit, chewy malt, clean yeastiness and a nice bitterness...not too shabby, eh? Finishes lightly sweet with a dry flourish at the end after swallowing. Passable! Unique shaped bottle...sorta like a cross between a lighthouse and a penis, I kid you not!
Thanks Loki

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Photo of RockyTopHeel
3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear caramel in color with a thin, pocked white head. Strong aroma of yeast and light, fruity sweetness.

Smooth and easy drinking, with a soft, round flavor reminiscent of a generic Belgian ale. Crisp and dry for a moment, then fading into a sweet, wet finish.

Very drinkable, but uncomplex. A great session beer.

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Photo of ElGordo
3.57/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours an orangish golden color with a stark white, slightly foamy head that laces nicely. Tasty aroma of bubble gum yeast, sweet malt, and candy sugar. Slightly chewy body holds a palate of oaky malt and a very mild, fruity hoppiness. Finishes sweet and dry, with an alcoholic, winy characteristic. An interesting brew.

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Photo of merlin48
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Strangest looking 11.2 oz brown bottle I've seen, purchased at Peabodys, in Boone, North Carolina, on 10-16-04.
Served into a tulip glass, this ale pours a clear, copper body that is alive with active carbonation. Offwhite head is sturdy at 2 cm, and leaves attractive, patchy lace.
Aroma is nothing like a Belgian pale ale, making me think that this is miscategorized. It has a very malty, German lager aroma with caramel and toffee notes. Background features floral hops.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a slight syrupiness in the middle.
Taste begins with a sweet caramel malt character that becomes a bit cloying in the middle. Floral hops bitterness finally comes to the rescue, toward the finish, and adds some needed balance. Finish is mildly bitter, with a floral aftertaste.
This does not have any Belgian characteristics. It's more like a German lager type, with the sweet caramel malt character, no yeast presence, and floral hops. The Gulpener brewery is located in the Limburg province of the Netherlands, and is most likely as close to Germany, as to Belgium. The old Roman city of Maastricht, is my favorite city in this wonderful country, and you can rent bikes there, and ride 30 km to Belgium, or Germany, depending on your inclination. This "Amsterdam Blonde Ale", seems to have nothing in common with its namesake, or its Belgian neighbors. Nonetheless, it's a nice departure from the beaten path, and is decently drinkable. Gulpener can be counted on for quality Dutch beers, but this one is far from my favorite.

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Photo of oberon
3.82/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought this beer at Earth Fare I definently have never seen this before quite a gimiky bottle,did some research and found it is brewed by Gulpener.Pours a dark shade of blond (if possible) with a tight head that dissipates into nothing pretty fast,smell is very ripe and fruity with a light toasted grain hint.Taste is nicely balanced somewhat bready and lightly seet with a touch of grass,nice sturdy mouthfeel.a new beer to the U.S.?Not a knock ur socks off import but a pretty solid easy drinking Dutch beer.

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Thyssens Amsterdam Blonde Ale from Gulpener Bierbrouwerij B.V.
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 6 ratings
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