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Bottleworks Bangelijk Blonde

Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij
Style: Belgian Ale
Lochristi - Hijfte, Belgium


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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Brewed for Bottleworks of Seattle, as part of the Imagination Series.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4889) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2005
Light gold color with a large head. A drop or two of citrus in the aroma. Flavor is unpronounced, but tends to be in the light malt and spice category. Disturbingly drinkable for 7.5%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 5, 2005
Bottle @ the weekly RB Poker Gathering
Golden straw color with a giant pufy white head, light lacing. Nose of plantain chips, honey and peppery citrus yeast. The flavor is balanced, a little weak but fizzy and slightly sweet. Rolls on the palate quite nicely. Decent and citrusy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JUL 30, 2005
Bottle from Batkins. Clear and yellow colored with a big, eruptive white head. Great lacing is left behind. Light bodied and super-carbonated. A bit musty in aroma, light malt and floral hop. Peppery, yeasty flavors with a sharp bitterness at the finish. Nicely done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 22, 2005
33cL. Bottle Nice golden straw color with a fluffy white head and nice lacing. Sweet malt nose with honey notes. Very nice mediun sweetness with orange peel notes. Creamy texture and dry finish. Very nice beer. Thanks Dan & Joelle (Dewbrewer)!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2005
33cL bottle. Slightly hazy golden blond. Enormous, meringue-like head. Aroma is slight bubble gum, honeydew, some hops. Flavor is slightly sweet, yeasty, slight orange peel, a bit dry. The carbonation adds to its depth. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 5, 2005
Pours a clear bright golden with a huge, airy, rocky head, with clumpy lacing. Nice lightly sweet malt, candi-sugar, and floral, bready yeastiness in the aroma with good complexity. Starts mildly sweet with some lemony citrus and biscuit malt turning drier and allowing some bittering hops to come through toward the tart, sticky finish. Nicely balanced and enjoyable, but I prefer a touch less citrus tartness. Still a very drinkable and well-done brew. Many thanks to Larry Pitonka for the trade!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 24, 2005
(Bottle) Purchased at Bottleworks, Seattle. The head is a large, frothy white hat upon golden body. There is high-carbonation activity in the glass mixing aromas as my nose approaches to sample. Waves of coriander and orange peel sliding down a lemony stream. A very exciting beer that should be enjoyed by Orval fans. This beer is true to style and very enjoyable!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
temporrari (397) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2005
Pours a pale yellow with a huge white head. Highly carbonated. Aroma mainly of yeast and bread, some Belgian spice. Sweet malty flavor, a little bit of zip to it. Not bad at all. Thanks to Larry Pitonka.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mreeves (276) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2005
Light, golden color with good lacing and head retention. Aroma of vanilla, spices, similar to Duvel in my opinion. Nice, tangy flavor. A very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2005
Bottle pours pale golden, quite hazy, large rocky white head, web like lacing, with lively carbonation.   Soft aroma of spices on the nose, almost like a lighter wit-bier with its coriander and Curacao orange peel.   Also fairly sweet, definitely to my liking.   Soft citrus and spices on first sip.   Slightly wheaty mouthfeel.   Perhaps a bit of clove mixed in.   Enjoyable body, full mouthfeel.   Finishes somewhat bready, with lingering spices and sweet malts.   I enjoyed this one.   Somewhat reminded me of a Binchoise Blonde, but a bit lighter.

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