Black Diamond Free Style Belgian Blonde Ale | Black Diamond Brewing Co.

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Black Diamond Free Style Belgian Blonde AleBlack Diamond Free Style Belgian Blonde Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Black Diamond Brewing Co.
California, United States
bdbrewing.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by stephendr on 03-23-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
63
Reviews:
27
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
12.39%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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3.93/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.24/5  rDev -6.6%

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2.86/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Did you want some beer with that head? It tried to leap out of the bottle and I got a glass full of foam from a 3-4 oz. pour. Once it settled enough to continue filling the pint glass, albeit very gingerly, I ended up with a honey colored liquid, hazy with settled clumps of yeast and a large, white mass of foam the appearance of whipped egg whites. Good, solid, lines of lace left behind.
Smell is weak, almost non-existent. Label claims "spicy notes of Rye" & "complex Belgian yeast". Hope some shows up soon, iced tea has more nose.
The taste is significantly better. Notes of rye, grass, a general spice, some restrained hops, bubblegum. No yeast notes, though. Balance is solid.
Tangy, tingly carbonation up front, medium body revealed afterwards. A faint warming follows. Not exactly a blonde in look or flavor but a good tasting brew (with a few issues to work out) nonetheless.

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Black Diamond Free Style Belgian Blonde Ale from Black Diamond Brewing Co.
3.47 out of 5 based on 63 ratings.
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