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Brewed by De Graal
Style: Belgian Ale
Brakel, Belgium

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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DarkElf (3035) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAR 15, 2012
12-Mar-12 (750-ml bottle)
This Belgian Blond pours a very hazy, yellow-gold body with over an inch of off-white head that settles to a wide ring. The nose is bready, slightly sweet, a bit grassy, and fairly spicy, with quite a dusty quality to it, as well as some juniper. It’s a malty beer, with yeasty bread and toasty bread crust, but the mildly bitter hops add a floral and somewhat grassy character, and there is a pleasant yeasty spiciness in the finish. The light-medium bodied beer is well-carbonated, but it seems that much of the carbonation goes toward generating the large head, which results in a lower than desired level of carbonation on the palate. Larger patches of lacing stick to the glass. Overall, this beer won’t be memorable, but it’s a pleasant, drinkable Blond to sip on over the course of an evening.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mjik83 (652) - - DEC 4, 2014
************************************************** + Redelijk Matig Niet mijn smaak ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (860) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2014
Stubby bottle 33cl. Cloudy medium amber color, small frothy off-white head, dissipates quickly, thin layer remains, light lacing; aroma fruity, apricot, sourish, aniseed; taste moderate sweet and bitter, fruity notes; medium body, oily texture, spicy mouthfeel, average carbonation, finish continuation of the taste, distinctive herbal presence; the beer needs some time to open itself, not your typical Belgian blonde because of the herbal touch, but quite nice anyway.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (5736) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2014
33cl bottle from Sterk Avondverkoop. Thick white head. Hazy golden pour. Herbal afteraste. Not a bad blond beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tricksta_p (1354) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2014
Aroma of light malt, fruit, citrus, some yeast, peppery notes, light hop. Flavour is moderate sweet, with a moderate bitter finish. A bit of a run-of-the-mill Belgian ale.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vells (744) - Riga, LATVIA - OCT 18, 2014
Feels bit like fruit water with some yeast, light maltiness in background, some spices. Mostly sweet. Low ABV for Belgian, yet its still not very well balanced. Drinkable nothing special brew

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Melnis (213) - LATVIA - OCT 17, 2014
Pretty decent, I like the fruity aroma mild mixing with malt. Taste is bit sweet and can feel more of a yeast. I like

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Icedwarf (427) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2014
Donkergeel bier met schuim. Smaak is hoppig bitter en licht zuur citrus achtig, sporen van koriander. Smaak blijft redelijk lang hangen. Niet echt bijzonder maar zeker niet slecht.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2463) - BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
Blonde with off-white, rocky, quickly collapsing foam but staying stable nonetheless; colour a deep peach, orangey blonde, cloudy. Pleasantly fruity aroma, orange, apple, caramel, coriander, aniseed, cloves, cheese, honey, pepper. Fruity and softly malty taste, nice spicy tones making the palate come alive, drying towards the finish with mild herbal hoppiness. Bit different from the normally straightforward top-fermented blonde thirst-quenchers produced by many a Belgian brewer.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mikske79 (1248) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 7, 2014
Ruikt best ok en ziet er lekker uit, maar de smaak is nogal teleurstellend vond ik.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
john_henry (116) - - JUL 17, 2014
Drinking a bottle I’ve had in the cellar for about a year. Pours a clear crisp blond with a solid bright white head. Little in the way of aroma, neither good nor bad, neutral clean with a slight hint of Belgian yeast. Tastes like a blonde, so no surprise, very clean tasty well made beer. Taste is light for being 6.5% probably mellowed over the past year. Overall this is a very nice easy drinking blonde. It doesn’t stand out especially, but shouldn’t be overlooked for those who enjoy a complex very well balanced beer.


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