Belgian Blonde Ale | Central Waters Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
centralwaters.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by EliteDigger on 07-16-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
125
Reviews:
43
Avg:
3.54
pDev:
12.15%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 125 |  Reviews: 43
Photo of rhoadsrage
4.33/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a chalice)

A- This beer pours a slightly hazy yellow body with a thin sticky white film that forms lacing on the glass with each sip. There is a gentle carbonation of microbubbles gliding to the surface.

S- The clean club soda aroma has some nice yeasty esters and a finish of green fresh hops.

T- The yeast esters have a floral fruity quality to them with a slight dry finish. There is a spicy hop note and a club soda wheat dough hint in the finish.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a gentle fizz that cleans the finish. There is no alcohol heat noticed.

O- This beer really has a great yeasty ester profile with nice depth but it all blends very nicely. This is a delicious beer that really hides its alcohol.

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Photo of danedelman
3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to maximum12 for supplying this one. I am reviewing this one as a Belgian Blonde Ale not a Pale Ale like this BA says.

A-deep yellow with a orange hue, very hazy. nice 1 finger head.

S-very bready smell with some toasted malt and some citrus notes probably from the hops. Maybe saaz?

T-just looked at abv and wow!! Does not taste like that one bit. Very bready with a hint of citrus. I actually really enjoy this one a lot. Too easy to drink though.

M-medium body with great carbonation for the style. Great lacing.

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Photo of stpaulsipper07
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of KCM
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Localdrinklax
4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

Photo of wfcubsfan
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of morimech
3.35/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with just over one finger of head that quickly settled to a thin cap. Light lacing is left down the glass.

Belgian yeast aroma of cloves and phenols. Just a little bit of fruity esters. Slightly sweet malt with hints of honey.

Rather uninspired flavor. A little heavy on the phenols and lacks anything interesting. Dry malt with notes of cloves. No sign of the rather intimidating ABV.

Solid body and carbonation. Too bad the body does not have better flavor to compliment.

Nothing wrong with the beer but also rather boring. Tastes like a lot of American attempts at a Belgian Pale Ale. Good price point but really no reason to revisit.

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Photo of Duff27
3.3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottled April 2012

A- Half inch white head that recedes to a small cap and collar. Murky, sediment-filled golden body. Splotchy lacing.

S- Lovely fruit aroma from the Belgian yeast, can smell some pineapples in there.

T- Bright citrus fruits at first, turning into a yeasty character. Leaves a grainy/biscuity aftertaste, something I'm not used to in this style of beer. Very well hidden 8.5%ABV.

M- A little thinn on the mouthfeel with just enough carbonation (low end).

D/O- Crazy drinkable for the relatively high alcohol, if only because the lack of flavor. Decent, kind of makes me sad because I know Central Waters can do better! I like the artwork.

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Photo of Kunstman
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of rocklibster
4/5  rDev +13%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of TonyTalon
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of thebigredone
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of bsuedekum
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of mjpolzin
3.82/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am a huge fan of Central Waters so when I saw their summer offering hit the shelves, I grabbed a six pack. I was excited to learn that it was an 8.5 abv beer at a pretty good price. The appearance in the glass was rather weak and light but after that, I have nothing but good things to say about this beer. The smell and taste have a prominent yeast taste. To me that should be expected in a summer brew. There are also some interesting spicy sweet tastes which I think I saw some people describe as a peppery honey. If I need to bring a six pack to a summer gathering, I will for sure be buying this one again.

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Photo of TylerDYoung
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.89/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes taken at a cask party.

The placard in front of this cask stated that the contents had been cask-conditioned with honey and grains of paradise.

My glassful of this brew had a lightly hazed yellowish straw color and a brief burst of white fluff for a head, yet no real lacing to speak of. Just as advertised the main aroma and flavor emphasis was on peppered honey notes overlaid on candi sugar, light bananas / pears, and just a touch of tea-like herbal hopping and lemon zest. It danced constantly right on the razor edge of being too sweet for me with all the honey, but it never fell over the edge because of how intense the peppery spice levels were at. It was very smart of them to add the extra spice of the grains of paradise to counterbalance that honey....it certainly did wonders for the aroma. Body is lighter but it was slightly undercarbonated, even by cask standards.

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Photo of PeterOrlando92
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of jera1350
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Etan
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of ithinkimasofa
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Molson2000
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of GORUM
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of drpimento
3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served at a good temperature with a nice foamy, frothy, off white head that settles down and some lace. Color is a clear gold amber. Aroma is malt, yeast, fruit. Flavor is similar to nose, with sweet on top, followed by yeast flavs and bitterness and a little carbonic tang. Body is a tad flat, other wise full, and a little heavy. Finish is like flavor, on the short side in length. Fairly unremarkable, but not bad.

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Photo of seeswo
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Belgian Blonde Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
3.54 out of 5 based on 125 ratings.
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