De Prael Bitterblond | Brouwerij De Prael

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De Prael BitterblondDe Prael Bitterblond
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Prael
Netherlands
deprael.nl

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Johnny

Added by paterlodie on 03-23-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
33
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
11.35%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
2.5/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Very easy drinking, beer has a nice golden color.

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Photo of JamFuel
2.77/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Euroglot
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bandi
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of DropKickCharlie
3.15/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a good looking Pale Ale that pours golden with a measured head.
There's a subtle fragrance of hard green apple, almost indistinguishable, but still there--like a Dutch Ninja--nonetheless. At first sip you're immediately greeted by a bitter pinch of the tastebuds. This is joined by a wave of alcohol and malt--reminding you that it's stronger than it appears--with a lingering bitter aftertaste.

All in all, it's a decent Pale Ale, but nothing ground-breaking. I feel it could use a bit more hops to mellow out the malt and alcohol, but it's still a suitable option for a late afternoon by the canal.

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Photo of safaricook
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of danielfda
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of mothman
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AdamNowek
3.28/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of emwilke
3.28/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Marius
3.31/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pale golden pour, semi-hazy with a white head that gives way to a very thin lacing. Smells like boiled corn and caramel. The taste is sweet, with notes of caramel, citrus and malt. Not too good.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.4/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pale, hazy color with huge head. Aroma has lemon notes, something like a witbier. Taste starts really fresh, with some dough and slightly tart, lemony notes. Carbonation is on the high side and the body is quite light. Overall it's a decent, refreshing beer.

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Photo of BdM
3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VierBier
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Nova33096
3.52/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of samEBC
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jlindros
3.72/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tap at the brewery in Amsterdam.

Nice creamy 1 finger thick head fades slowly with lots of lacing, hazy straw orange color.

Nose pretty clean, light straw and sawdust, hint of fruity, grainy dough.

Taste clean as well but brings nice pilsner malts at first, light straw and more grainy dough, hint of salt and lemon too. Some light grassy slightly spicy hops with mild bitterness. Finish is very dry and crisp, clean, light leafy hop bitterness lingering.

Mouth is med bodied, fairly crisp and fluffy carb.

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Photo of vermilcj
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of ColSanders123
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DeanMoriarty
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of jroof1
3.76/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paterlodie
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BBE 04-06. Nice presentation with lasting white head and a depp golden beercollor. Nose is very fruity giving pineapple from hops and good esters and bit phenolic with some maltyness and overall fresh and inviting. Taste is richquiet strong alcoholic, malty, bit but not oversweet and shows moderate bitterness. Balanced & crispy mouthfeel and very drinkable brew.

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Photo of MuddyFeet
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.7 out of 5 based on 33 ratings.
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