Pater Lieven Blond | Brouwerij Van den Bossche

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83
good
28 Ratings
THE BROS
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Pater Lieven BlondPater Lieven Blond
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van den Bossche
Belgium
brouwerijvandenbossche.be

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-22-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
28
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
10.56%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 28 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mothman
3.33/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.62/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 330ml bottle brought back from my trip to Belgium last year. It pours a hazy golden coloured with a thin white head. Aromas has a malty bread with slight spicey notes. Tastes of caramel, bread, yeast & spices. Medium body with a bitter sweet yeasty finish with hints of spice.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dzu
4.02/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Light turbid copper with a foam head.
S: Fruits and sweets, caramel.
T: Peach, caramel and sweets.
F: Smooth carbonation, oily. But a weak bitter in the end.
O: Nice belgian pale ale. Like it! Don't know why rating so low.

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Photo of igl
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paleoplant
4.09/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Z2thet
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Citrus nose maybe even banana.
Light and drinkable.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a medium golden amber with a half finger off-white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Classic aroma of Belgian yeast, clove, light stone fruit and citrus, a hint of toffee. Flavor is earthy light stone fruit, lemon citrus, Belgian yeast and spicing with a light clove finish. Medium bodied with active carbonation. Nice balance of flavors and all the BPA components are there, but not very assertive, with a mild finish. A satisfactory, but not superlative Belgian blond.

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Photo of Dentist666
3.67/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into tulip.
Clear golden beer with noticeable white head, moderate retention. Smell is biscuity, different esters, heavy diacetyl, Taste is mild, yellow fruits, yeasts. Medium body, soft carbonation.

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Photo of mattfancett
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of BJSmit
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of CT_brewguy
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of KristofH
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of dcmchew
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of WOLFGANG
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Morningstorm
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Brabander
3.28/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I never had this beer as far i can remember. I saw it in the beershop last week and decided to buy it.

Poured it in my Duvel glass. The beer gives me a nice big white head which stays not very long. The carbonation is ok.

I don't know what i smell but it's not a supersmell. Not good and not bad.

The taste is dry with the yeast hidden in the beer.
Not a spectacular beer but for once ok.

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Photo of thierrynantes
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sorry but this following comment is in french :

Appearance : une bière à la robe dorée et mousse blanche persistante
Smell : nez légérement épicé, de coriandre et d'agrumes
Taste and mouthfeel : son goût est doux, assez épicé, belle amertume en finale
Drinkability : une bonne bière dans le style Belgian blond ale (Abbaye)

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Photo of Absumaster
3.36/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A slightly hazy beer with a golden yellow color and a thick head which collapses after some minutes.

Smell is slightly solvent, but dominates the smell. Some banana and green apples.

Taste of green fresh, tart apples and hot alcohol that is solvent-like. There is a fruity yeast taste. Hops are only present as a light bitterness. Body is thin and drinkability is OK.
Not too impressive, the yeast shows some similarity with the Westmalle strain, but this beer does not have the right balance or hop presence to come close.

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Photo of acrawf6
2.36/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours out a slightly hazy yellow with a white head that went away quite quickly.

Smells. The first thing i smell is very odd- coconut, like malibu rum. under that is a little musty and leathery. Very unlike this style. I am getting the feeling this bottle might be tainted.

Taste. It was not sweet as i expected, but sour. Reminded me a little of orval, but i really dont think it is supposed to taste this way. A bit earthy and leathery. I really want to think this is not how it's supposed to taste, but the flavor isnt horrible, just seems off.

Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. But this beer leaves my palate quite oddly.

Overall i will have to get another bottle of this and re-review it as i suspect this one is a touch spoiled. But it is similar in tasting to other pater lievens that i've had, so it may not be spoiled, just bad (imo).

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Photo of feloniousmonk
3.92/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: bright, peachy gold color, though fraught with dark floaties drifting around. Makes me suspicious, perhaps a little afraid. Head is a powdery white, well-retained.
Nose: big with spice, sharp, and citrusy.
On the tongue, smooth, with mellow hops. Good balance, bright, happy taste, short, but friendly finish.
In short, the fruity flavor and generous yeasty taste, creates a nice, sweet brew, easily enjoyed.

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Pater Lieven Blond from Brouwerij Van den Bossche
3.6 out of 5 based on 28 ratings.
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