Petrus Blond
De Brabandere

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Belgian Blonde Ale
Ranked #90
Ranked #43,674
3.53 | pDev: 12.46%
De Brabandere
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Reviews by TheBigLebrewski:
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2.87/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Head ran away real quick, and not much showed up to start with. That which did consisted of non-uniform, more-clear-than-normal bubbles.

Aroma is pretty hard to find, and when found does little to impress. Nothing unappealing about it, just not much there.

Shockingly mellow flavor in an (even more) surprisingly light body. The blond aspects are certainly present, but this beer is lacking in hops, and accordingly, in crispness.

Mouthfeel is more characteristic of Petrus, and while working with such little flavor is a tease, the way this beer feels does improve the overall experience. That beautiful expanding yeast bouquet...

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More User Reviews:
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear orange with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, honey, and slight fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with malt and honey flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but the aromas are fairly subdued on this one.

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Photo of sendbeer
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into chalice, bottle code 40098. Pours hazy golden orange color with small 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings to the glass, with a decent amount of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of lemon, apple, pear, grape, herbal, earth, biscuit, toast, and tangy yeast esters. Pretty nice aromas with decent balance, strength, and complexity. Taste of apple, pear, grape, lemon, earth, herbal, toast, biscuit, and light yeast spices. Some lightly tangy fruitiness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, herbal, earth, biscuit, and light yeast spiciness on the finish for a bit. Some pretty good balance in the taste. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly slick and creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a good Belgian blond ale. The yeast esters throw it off a bit; but it still has some pretty good balance and is certainly drinkable. Quite enjoyable.

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Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of desint
2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of joemcgrath27
2.98/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - clear straw golden, two finger of fluffy white head left random stickiness on the glass
S - leafy and bready with a banana and sour fruit aroma
T - sour fruit, leafy dry hops, bready malt, but mostly dominated by an astringent flavour that is not all together pleasant
M - highly carbonated, watery thin, finishes a little dry
D - the flavours are interesting but the astringent was a bit much in my opinion, though still fairly easy drinking

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Photo of karait95
3.62/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A yellow straw color beer with a light body, not a very impressive head required by the style and not too rich carbonation therefore there is no permanent layer on top of the beer.

S: Rich aroma as expected based basically yeast and malts kind of fruity aromas, intense with some alcohol present also.

T: Yeast, malt and hops are presents, the hops are not the main ingredient but they are present mostly at the end contributing for a complex flavor.

M: Very pleasant beginning that change drastically to a harsh to try bitter flavor the change is fast and the ending is very long leaving a bitter sensation a long time all over the back.

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Photo of Mtnbeerman
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of mrfrancis
3.7/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy gold with a thin white mousse. Shimmers nicely when held up to the light. It looks like a Belgian pale ale. Nothing out of the ordinary here.

S: Aromas of caramel, honey, and earthy, herbal hops are present on the nose. Initial impressions suggest a tendency toward malt sweetness like many other beers of this style.

T: A sweet, yet moderately hoppy entry gives way to notes of caramel, honey, biscuits, herbs, and mandaring orange. Finish is sweet with a relatively long interplay of sweet citrus and earthy hop flavors. Both malt sweetness and hop bitterness are here in balance. A very pleasant surprise.

F: Petrus Blond is medium-to-full bodied, feeling a little heavier and more solid than many lower strength Belgian pale ales. This is obviously a solidly constructed beer.

O: I liked this ale more than I expected I would. Generally, Belgian pale ales tend to lean more toward malt sweetness, but the balance of Petrus Blond is commendable.

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Photo of Tschnab
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- pours a crystal clear body with a golden hue and bright white head that dissipates very quickly.

S- clean and crisp grains, almost like a lager, honey sweetness, phenol spice.

t- again there are alot of flavors of a pale lager like cereal and sweet malt, but there is also a touch of honey and a decent amount of booze.

o- pretty good, not great considering the price, I only get a little bit of that typical belgian flavor, but for the most part it tastes like a pale lager (looks like one too)

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Photo of dbaker61
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of jondeelee
3.7/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Has a fruity, yeasty nose full of citrusy orange aromas, with hints of berries, and more-than-passing resembles a fruity champagne in this respect. The rest of the nose is rounded out by a toasted grain/biscuit base, and a slight alcohol smell.

On the tongue, the fruits present in the nose come across far more lightly than would be expected, and in fact are only marginally more noticeable than the toasted grains. Still present are citrus notes, with just a hint of Belgian-like spice, but these are quite light. They do blend in well with the strong grain taste, and the malts bring a nice current of fruit esters and sugars as well. Hops are light, and add very little bitterness to the brew, though they do contribute a nice rosewater background, and help to balance the malty sweetness. Around the edges of the brew sits a bubbly, tonic-like flavor ring. The aftertaste is mainly a continuation of the sugary malts, with just a hint of hops.

Overall, while I am slightly disappointed at how light and meek the flavors are, I do concede that those flavors are, relatively, quite wonderful and well-balanced.

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Photo of brewdenver
3.3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden in color with strong fingers and good lacing. Poured into a Duvel Tulip. Medium head that dissipated quickly. leaving a light foam and some fingers around glass. Aroma was pleasant. Taste is very easy on the palette. Nothing offensive about it. Gives me a feeling of drinking a more full bodied blonde. Mouthfeel is good with a strong amount of carbonation allowing the grain and hops to settle in quite nicely. A good beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of djura
3.01/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Got it from Belgium. Bottle 0,33l.

A - Really nice orange color,low carbonation,almost no foam. One finger at first,but quick settled.
S - Almost nothing. Some pale lager smell.
T/M - Taste is much better. Lots of bitter honey aftertaste aroma. Medium carbonation. Some spices.

O - Untypical Belgian Ale,at least for me. Didn't expect so ordinary and low aromatic beer.

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Photo of codfeast
3.36/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

bottle to chalice.

A: a hazy gold, small head disolved quickly, sticky lacing

S: malt, clove, fruit, some dairy(butter or cream)

T: Kind of malty, with a bit a muted spice.

M: Creamy with a medium carbination. laeves a surapy finish.

O: It is all right but for $3.69 a 12oz. bottle there are many better options. Hope my next Petrus is a bordeaux.

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Photo of CWhite
4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

Photo of JohnQVD
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
4.03/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Petrus out of a thistle glass.

Nice brilliant golden yellow color with a fluffy two finger white head. The head did not last however and soon turned into a ring around the glass.

The aroma was of lactic acid and funk. It would have been nice to have some fruit smells mixed in but I did not get any.

The beer started off sweet and finished with a nice tart sourness. All lactic acid and smooth, no harsh acetic acid was present.

The mouthfeel of the beer was full and smooth.

Overall this was a very tasty treat and I am very glad that I got to try it.

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Photo of dcurrin
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.05/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours dark gold with a coarse white head. It has a fruity aroma of apples and black currants with a touch of starchiness (like fresh linen).

The nose promises a lot, but the taste is something of a disappointment. There's a short rush of fruity sweet apples, pears, and bubblegum(!), but it quickly dies off and is replaced by a dryness with no body whatsoever. It's as if you're left drinking tonic water.

I don't think I'll buy this again unless I want to stand around like an idiot swirling and smelling my beer without ever tasting it.

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Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.38/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Look: Yellow orange color with 3/4 inch white bubbly head and ok retention. There is alot of stuff floating in this beer

Smell: Bready yeast and orange zest are the first thing I pick up then hints of caramel

Taste: Very bland, there is not much flavor to this beer at all. Touches of citrus fruits and caramel and thats about it

Mouthfeel: Medium body medium carbonation goes down really smooth but leaves a bit of a dry finish

Overall: This beer is just ok. It was a bit of a let down for me because of the lack of flavor. I usually love the petrus line of beers but this one just missed the mark

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