Brand Blond
Brand Bierbrouwerij

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Style:
Blonde Ale - Belgian
Ranked #84
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
81
Ranked #41,342
Avg:
3.57 | pDev: 16.81%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
33
From:
Brand Bierbrouwerij
 
Netherlands
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  2
Gots
  13
SCORE
81
Good
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Notes: Formerly Brand Zwaar Blond
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Martin_Maat from Netherlands

1.99/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

The smell is quite unpleasant. It is hard to describe but it is unpleasant in the way cooking gas is. He taste is an order of magnitude less bad but has nothing enjoyable to it either. There is a little flowerish aroma. Just not a nice beer, I will make sure never to try this again.

Sep 15, 2017
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Zet from Netherlands

3.12/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Very pale yellow colour, no haze and a thin layer of foam. Promising smell of flowers and yeast. The taste doesn't live up to its expectations however. Malt, citric and alcohol, though the latter isn't dominating and complements the others quite well. Quite refreshing for a beer with such a high abv, but a bit too bland as well. Tastes a bit too much like a strong euro lager to me. Not a bad beer, but not an impressive one either.

Sep 04, 2015
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RuudJH from Netherlands

2.23/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Sweet bubblegum smell. Makes me worry a bit as it could be boozy now.
Taste is harsh alcohol with malt. Sugary alcohol. It's clear to me this beer isn't flavoured enough to justify the extra abv.
Overall this is like an ordinary strong euro lager taste.

May 08, 2015
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Hoodlumbreaks from Netherlands

4.75/5  rDev +33.1%

This Beer has an amazing good taste, first i heard it would be a limited edition but because of the great succes it will become a regular brew ! And thats very nice :)

Aug 22, 2014
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wilcockJD from Netherlands

3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

For an offering from a mass-producer brewery it's a very good effort. It pours well, with a generous head which does not disappear immediately, and leaves delicate lacing. The smell is that typically spicy smell one gets from the stronger Belgian-style blonds (think Duvel). the taste is citrus, with hints of cloves, and there is an efervescence in the mouth that leaves a tingle on the tongue. Overall a very satisfying beer.

The category listing for this beer is wrong. It's a blond, not a dark ale. The name translates to "heavy blond" which is a reflection of the high alcohol content.

Jul 25, 2014
Brand Blond from Brand Bierbrouwerij
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 33 ratings