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Geist Blonde | Brasserie Du Bocq

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Brewed by:
Brasserie Du Bocq
Belgium
bocq.be

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by BeerSingh on 03-29-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another limited brew made by the Brasserie for the Bangalore microbrewery. This and the Geist Dark were purchased together. This turns out to be a little wanting on most fronts. Poured into a goblet from the stubby bottle. It pours a very hazy peach with a shiny body and a 1 inch frothy head quickly receding to half cm. The liquid is super still with minute floaties around the base. The body looks a little lifeless because of the absence of bubble jets that are so common in the style. The smell is susprisingly grainy (pils malt like) up front and turns a little estery with repeated inhalation. Musk grapes come to the fore slowly, but the funky yeast notes are completely absent from this BPA.

The taste is quite tart and funky though, as the yeast stamps its ethereal presence in the first sip. The taste turns a little sweet, though the remnants on the palate turn bitter - herbal and grassy. There is a thin but well spread lacing all over, occasionally getting cleaned up by the alcohol. The beer keeps tasting like a quality pils rather than a BPA as you drink more of it. It could have done with more complexity - not a straight malt and hops (both of which seem heavily discounted anyway) taste. The St Benoit from the same brewery is a far superior brew than the Geist Blonde IMO. The carbonation is a little mild, making the beer lifeless (could have been sharper to give a boost to the flavour profile).

The Geist Blonde is not as impactful or memorable as the Geist Dark, though I can certainly recommend it as a correct step up from the big sad world of adjunct lagers which is the staple here.

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Geist Blonde from Brasserie Du Bocq
Beer rating: 3.27 out of 5 with 1 ratings
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