Kwaremont Blond
De Brabandere

Kwaremont BlondKwaremont Blond
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Style:
Belgian Blonde Ale
Ranked #106
ABV:
6.6%
Score:
78
Ranked #44,194
Avg:
3.37 | pDev: 13.06%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
55
From:
De Brabandere
 
Belgium
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  2
Gots
  16
SCORE
78
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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 55
Photo of MattDecker
4.16/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: golden Amber hue
Smell: Belgium sugar, rock candy, floral,
Taste: Belgium sugar/candy, sweet, floral, little bit of pine/resin after taste (light)
Feel: medium body
Overall: tastey Belgium blonde, only thing I personally am not a fan of is the piney/resin small after taste, but it does taste sweet, complex (for a blonde!), Very tastey.

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Photo of StJamesGate
4.15/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark gold; spice + grass with a touch of herb + flowers; lager grain, touch of candy sugar, hints of anise, pear, + bubblegum, then a big Noble hit; crisp + clean.

4 4 4.25 4 4.25

Straight nose: big hops, low on esters. Same for the taste - almost a Belgian IPA. Some depth, yet drinkable because it’s balance like an acrobat. That sly quality that Belgium does so well. I see why this has a following.

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Photo of Lucular
3.72/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at Lures Bar & Grille. Pours like any Belgian pale ale with a moderate head. Has the regular banana/bubblegum esters with some clove/spice and citrus, plus a slightly sour dark fruit element. Unique, much more complex than an average Belgian pale, enjoyable, and very drinkable at 6.6% ABV. I don't understand the hate for this beer - maybe it's an entirely different beer from the bottle?

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Photo of puck1225
3.96/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I believe this beer is underrated. My own view may have been influenced by the very pleasant brunch I was having when I drank it! In any event I enjoyed it.

Poured from tap into a goblet. Beautiful head and lacing. Nice orangish yellow color. Sweet smelling. Tastes of orange candy, lemon and honey. While sweet, I did not think it overly so. I enjoyed the beer and the brunch!

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Photo of DutchGermanguy
2.33/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The beer has an orange, golden colour, typically for an amber beer.
The taste is malt, yeast and some sweetness. Not a really complex flavour
The aftertaste is unpleasantly bitter und metallic.
It is not a bad beer, but the next time, I will skip this one.

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Photo of metter98
3.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A: The beer is crystal clear golden yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high white head that settled down, but left a large patch of bubbles in the center of the glass, thick lacing and a collar around the edge of the glass, and a thin layer of bubbles on the surface in between.
S: Light aromas of Belgian yeast are present in the nose along with some hints of spices.
T: The taste has flavors of cracker malts intertwined with Belgian yeast and slight bits of sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and quite dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The taste of this beer is a little too malty compared to other beers in the style.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Zet
3.13/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Light golden with a little haze and a small but fairly steady head of foam. Weak smell of yeast and grass. Taste of malt and hops (Saaz, Willertau?). Fruit flavours are pretty much absent. Quite a balanced mix of bitter, sour and sweet notes though. Lacks the diversity I expect of a belgian blond however. More suitable for those who like their pilseners more hopped. Not an unpleasant drink, but wouldn't order another.

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Photo of dcmchew
3.12/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours clear dark golden, two finger white head that disappears quickly, leaving a poor sticky lace and some random traces.
Pretty bland smelling, some grains, some faint Belgian spices, a bit of malty sweetness, some random low fruitiness.
Sweet malts mostly in the taste, a bit syrupy and actually boozy from the start, with a nice butterscotch note, some honey, also marzipan/almond and clove. Faint fruitiness, with a touch of acidic apple, some oranges and a faint hint of apricot. Some nasty grassiness in the finish, with an unclean bitterness and a low metallic note.
Light to medium body, rather fizzy. Almost refreshing if not for the bad notes in the finish, that also ruin the aftertaste.
A close one, but not really there unfortunately. There are some things i like, some not so much, others are simply cringe-worthy. Too bad.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.35/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

http://www.bavik.be/producten/index.asp?PRODUCT_ID=38
Served from a bottle into Antwerp Beer Passion Weekend 2011 stemware in Antwerp, Belgium in June 2011. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a one finger head of slight cream, decent thickness, and bad retention. Colour is a clear yellow.

Sm: A light aroma of plain dull boring barley. Meh.

T: Purely simple barley with some slight cream. No other notes are notable. Bland. Balanced in its simplicity but poorly built for the style. Dull and boring.

Mf: Smooth and wet, but strangely coarse on the open. Doesn't complement the style, but it works for the beer. That said, it's not a special mouthfeel.

Dr: Pretty crappy. It's drinkable enough but far from worth its price. I certainly wouldn't get it again. A poor offering from Bavik.

D+

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Kwaremont Blond from De Brabandere
Beer rating: 78 out of 100 with 55 ratings