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Brouwerij West 5 Belgian Style Blond



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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Initially only available on draft. Draft versions brewed in either Irvine or Davis, bottled version brewed in San Jose.
5.5% Alc/Vol – 3.3 SRM – 37 IBU
Belgian Malt, Imported Noble Hops, Traditional Belgian Ale Yeast
Our Belgian Blond pours a beautifully hazy yellow with a billowy white head. Classic Belgian esters are rounded out by lemon zest, clove, and fresh cut grass. This Blond is balanced and refreshing with a nice dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillKismet (3739) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2015
Slightly hazy blonde with ok, white head. Sharply fruity and tannic nose. Estery with some bubble gum and hay. Gummy bear and bubble gum fruit body with some farmhouse notes and lemon mixed in to create a rather odd medley.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
shrubber85 (9999) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Bottle. Cardboard and lemon malt aroma. Golden yellow with minimal head. Sweet light lemon malt and moderately bitter herbal hops flavor. Very light body. No date on bottle so probably on the old side.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (5717) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle: Pours cloudy, pale yellow with a short white head. Grainy, lemon, yeast aroma. Taste is mildly skunky, Belgian yeast, lemon peel. Long grassy bitter. A bit dull.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (4875) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2014
500ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique. Looks good in the glass with crackling head of foam. In the nose there are hints of orange and maybe a bit of spice. All round quite good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (5285) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle. Clear golden pour, with a frothy white head. Dry crackers, grian, floral, light grass, and finishes with a sharp metallic bitterness. Ok, refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (9363) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Bottle from Whole Foods. Pours hazy straw colored with off-white head. Nose is yeasty funky malt, spicy esters, mild florals. Tastes hopcitric, with yeasty esters, some spice, and a dry, somewhat tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5735) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear and bright yellow gold body with a large frothy white head that left lots of thin lacing. The nose is soft bready malt with a light hoppiness and a light yeastiness. The flavor is light and quite sessionable with just a touch of floral hop bitterness. Nice soft pale maltiness, a little light spiciness on the finish from the yeast. Light bodied and airy with soft fizzy carbonation. Pretty nice and easy drinking Belgian Ale with just enough flavor to keep it interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fredis23 (564) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Hazy Pale Yellow, Big Frothy Head, Decent Spotty Lacing. Not Much Of Aroma. Citrus, Clove, Lightly Peppery Belgian Yeast. Real Nice. Enjoyed It. Recommended...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
574deadzone (1342) - North Central, Indiana, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Pours a hazy pale golden with a fairly decent eggshell head that settles to a thicker ring and leaves some clingy, soapy lace. Nose involves floral notes, honey, some dusty and lightly funky yeast, citrus and spice. Fairly sweet, fairly bitter, slightly tart. Lighter bodied, decent action, a touch oily, with a lengthy yeasty finish. A nice Belgian blonde, good balance among all the elements. The hoppiness is nice and refreshing. It’s not stunning, but it’s pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle:   Straw, a little dark, hazy, thin to moderate frothy white head, little lacing.   Moderate straw/hay, a little musty too, barnish.   Grassy, straw and hay, a little wheaty and mealy, light sweetness that dissipates quickly.   Not as bright or bubbley as I would have liked, but still has a decent body.   Finishes pretty flat tho, a touch medicinal and mineral water like.   Pretty much middle of the road example, but without some of the Belgian flair I get in others, without brightness and bubbles.   Meh...

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