Boréale Blonde | Brasseurs Du Nord Inc.

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Boréale BlondeBoréale Blonde

Brewed by:
Brasseurs Du Nord Inc.
Quebec, Canada

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-10-2003

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Ratings: 89 |  Reviews: 32
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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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Photo of DaveBar
3.55/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Purchased as part of a mixed 12pk for $15.00 plus taxes and deposit. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass.

A- Opens well and pours a 1" high white head that lasts for nearly 3mins before film out. Medium gold colour and filtered clear

S- Not a lot here. Typical Boreale scent.... musty

T- Not that bad. Touch sweet and not bitter. Nice brew. Good for a few instead of one. Malt and hops are defiantly there. Nice balance for a mass produced brew.

M- Nice and creamy going down and then dries out

O- Nice brew. Good everyday light drinker if you want.

Food Pairing

This pretty good little brew went well with.......... Tacos!


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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.52/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy golden color with low activity. A boring foamy white 2 finger head, lasting around 5 minutes, with poor lacing. Flavors of caramel, sweet roasted grains, coriander, lemon, herbal spices. Bready and sugary, slightly sharp on the herbal side. Slick medium body with soft prickly and crispy carbonation. Light to medium strength finish, fresh wheat and barley feel, toffee, and balanced leafy hops. Basic but refreshing, nice intensity with no adjunct feel. Good taste and a satisfying body. Overall good quality craft.

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Photo of JohnnyBarman
3/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer one from a huge Montreal beer haul!

Poured into a rounded lager glass. Medium golden, rapid carbonation leads to a 1/2 inch head that quickly dissolves to an almost inperceptible ring.

Nose is light malts and honey, nothing too powerful here.

Malts and honey, but with a hollow, over-carbonated finish. Slight lemon and hops here. Drinkable, certainly refreshing, but lacks character.

Spritzy carbonation, medium body, almost like a below-average Belgian Pale.

Nothing special, but certainly drinkable.

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Photo of kingcrowing
3.35/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a slightly cloudy wheat/blonde color with a big fluffy head and it looks like a decent amount of carbonation. Nose is a bit yeasty with light malt and an almost Belgian nose on it.

Taste is somewhat bland, it finishes really quick and only the carbonation lingers. Theres a light toasty maltiness on the finish that's pretty decent but it still has a distinct quebec taste that almost all their beers have.

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Photo of Yoonisaykul
3.58/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

341ml bottle.
A- Tons of bubbles, all different sizes. So many bubbles you could almost say it's bubble hazed. Giant white head is melting in clumps and leaves nice strands of lacing. Already different from on-tap.
S- Citric honey countered by some soft cream and butterscotch. Still pretty different from on tap.
T- Like the smell. This bottled version is a lot less aggressive than on tap. Can't really say it's a more watery version of the tap but it really is a less potent one. Not sure why. Like the tap version the bitterness is kind of rough but it is not a problem.
M- Pretty full body. Close to high carbonation. Reasonably dry.
D- Very good. If this is the best I could get, I would drink a bunch.

It was ok on tap but this mellower version is a better drink. It's good beer but the dirty tastes are just too present. I love bitter but dirty chemical bitter is not my thing.

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Photo of ricknelson
3.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rugene
2.69/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Phyl21ca
2.45/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Gold colour beer with a small head that disapeasr too quickly for my own liking. Not as much character as the rousse but still enjoyable. Again a mass-marketed brew from Boreal that will not change your world and doesn't require you to spend too much drinking it

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Photo of bloberglawp
3.88/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours light golden yellow, huge head and nice sticky and wet lacing.

Aroma reminds more of a german pils, very clean, light and malt oriented. Nothing off in the aroma, just that fresh grass and malt aroma. Hints of fruity esters and honey, but very low. Flavor is again, very german lager oriented, alot of soft delicate malt flavors, nothing cristal malt sweet like your tipical Amerian Pale neither anything astringent or coffee-like found in a darker beer. I'm guessing this is a very simple recipe : 2 row, a bit of 20 cristal, perhalps a little honey malt. Hop presence is mostly noticable in the bitter balance rather than any actual hop flavor, again like a european beer. Finished a little accrid to me.

Not a "all over the place flavor" beer, but still very good beer.

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Photo of CurtisD
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Noelito76
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of DaveR514
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Jul_dredd
2.9/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Syracuse12
2.63/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of papat444
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of spinrsx
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

341ml bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance - golden yellow, clear, average carbonation, nice big foamy/fizzy white head, some lacing.

Smell - breadiness, honey comb, grains, hops, honey comb cereal comes to mind...

Taste & Mouth - sweet notes, yeast and malts, nice dry refreshing finish

Drink - This is a great summer day session beer, definitely above average

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Photo of Shiloh
2.53/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not a very impressive beer by my standards but it does have some minor character to keep it on the market.
This brew arrived a cloudy straw colour with a very short head, glass ring and some island lace.
The carbonation is less than medium and the body is a little short of being full.
The nose has a citruslike quality to it and roasted barley as well.
The taste is sweet to start, wondering where the citrus aroma came from? A little evidence of cascade hops to end.
Not a very well balanced blonde.

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Photo of Melomanemusher
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of NikD
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of Whatup14
2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

Photo of DoctorStrangiato
3.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured a 341-ml bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance - firm yellow colour with thin lacey head. Bright carbonation, looks very active.

Smell - faint vanilla malty scent with some underlying corn. Not a lot going on.

Taste - the decent balance is what I notice first, a consistent, subtle flavour throughout tasting. Limited bitterness toward the end. Kind of watery overall.

Mouthfeel - this is a smooth beer, surprisingly so for the amount of carbonation noted. Not bad at all.

Drinkability - not horrible, but a lack of overall character holds this beer back. Not memorable enough to stand out.

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Photo of rickfos
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of R11415
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of Exaltedeyes
2/5  rDev -37.3%

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Boréale Blonde from Brasseurs Du Nord Inc.
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