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Chapelle Northmæn Blonde

Chapelle Northmæn Blonde
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Brewed by la Chapelle
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
La Chapelle-Saint-Ouen, France


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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Also named "Biere Fermière Blonde"

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaghana (4959) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - SEP 18, 2015
Bottle 33cl, a clear amber beer with medium head. Nose is on toasted caramel and brown caramel. Aroma is on sweet caramel, toffee, vanilla, floral with berries notes, good toasted caramel background, walnuts, hazelnuts, diacetyl . Good complexity, good malty side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV (4648) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Draught at Trois 8, 4/24/15
This was indeed listed as a kolsch on the menu, and while I wouldnt run out and call this a kolsch if I drank it blind, I’d much less call it a BdG. Very nice attenuation on the beer with very grassy, somewhat floral hops adding a moderate bitterness. There are some unusual flavors in here, not sure that I would agree they are off or unwanted. It is easy to write off unusual flavors to it being a "Farm Brewery" and while I certainly do not think that gives you free reign to produce strange or unclean beer, I rather liked the strange, yeasty flavors here. Light sourdough, biscuits and lemon are all mixed in with a light carbonation and somewhat watery texture to be expected at this gravity. I will admit that I agree on there being some soapiness here or some other such alkaline compound that is undesirable. Other than that, though, it goes down well and has a true enough malt and hop flavor. Trois 8 strikes me as a place that does a little homework on the breweries they are putting on tap, so I expect this isn’t just some second rate brewery.
Moderate haziness shows more sediment than it should, but it’s not cloudy. Head is small and fairly fleeting while the body is a pale, bronzed-tinged gold.
Nose smells of mineral water, floral and lightly citrusy hops. Bit of honey.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
freretoc (1289) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 21, 2015
Bue à la pression en 25cl au Trois 8 à Paris, couleur blonde grosse mousse, et efervescence moyenne, grosse attaque sur le grain, avec une pointe de pamplemousse citronnée.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (4479) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Le Trois 8, Paris, Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is like a light pils. Taste is slightly hopped and a bit of green apple. Very easy drinking. This was described as a kolsch, rather than a biere de garde on the menu, so I don’t know what is up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yvesdorsimont (4) - - JUL 18, 2014 does not count
Très bonne surprise .. cette biere peut rivaliser avec les bières belges (chouffe, queue de charrue .. )

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
sir__v (1293) - Lille, FRANCE - JUN 18, 2014
On tap @ les Trois 8, Paris - FR - Color: hazy blond beer with no carbonation and small white foam. Smell: wheat malt and grassy domination. Taste: nice grassy taste destroyed by a metallic taste. :(. Aftertaste: nice grassy taste and small bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
espenra (943) - Kurland, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2014
33cl bottle from a friend. It poured a golden colour with a minimal white head. Some carbonation. Aroma is farmhouse, grass, malts, wheat and hints of yeast. Flavour is lightly bitter. Bread, wheat, yeast, citrus, apple. Some metallic notes. Short aftertaste. Served a bit too warm.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJester (2251) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2014
330 mL bottle. Looks kinda like a wit. With not much head. Taste is wheat (?) and yeast. A little sweet. Quite pleasant and drinkable. A little grainy. I’d haver another.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
thewolf (11652) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 12, 2013
Bottle. [thanks Feldthaus]
Pours hazy yellow with a medium, creamy white head. Aroma has malts, light citrus, somewhat grainy and a bit of yeast. Highish carbonation, okay and slightly grainy mouthfeel. Flavour has lemons, sweet malts, a slight hint of metal, apple, some watery notes. Fine, if a bit boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerCast_Rich (1905) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 14, 2013
[750ml bottle] Pours a pretty hazy golden yellow, large white puffy head. Aroma is farily yeast-forward, some barnyard funk (the red we had from the same gift pack was infected), hay, slight orange citrus. On the flavour, tastes like you’d expect from a biere de garde – more of that hazy, musty yeast element, mixed with grassy, almost herbal hops. Quite refreshing, all told [30122012]

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