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Brewed by De Graal
Style: Belgian Ale
Brakel, Belgium

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RATINGS: 111   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. Itís 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 wonít be memorable, but itís a pleasant, drinkable Blond to sip on over the course of an evening.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vells (714) - 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 (185) - 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 (347) - 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 (2087) - 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 (1246) - 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 (108) - - JUL 17, 2014
Drinking a bottle Iíve 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 doesnít stand out especially, but shouldnít be overlooked for those who enjoy a complex very well balanced beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olsvammel (3289) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle from Dranken Geers in Ghent. Fruity with some citrus in the background, lime to be more precise. Full body, fairly sweet. Low bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (2341) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
Stubby bottle 330 ml at home, poured into a tulip. ABV 6.5% Pale orange colour on the body, slighty hazy. One finger of whute head, okay density, good retention. Light lacing on the glass. Aroma of malts, sweet, with some fruity notes, but very faint in general. Taste is there though, yeast, malts, floral notes, peaches. Not bad at all. Medium thin body, average carbonation. Overall okay beer, nothing impressive but decent blond.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (3222) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2014
Hazy dark blond. Aroma is quite yeasty with light citrus and grape. Flavour has a spicy, yeasty edge but otherwise itís quite a plain Belgian blond.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joskevermeulen (15) - liedekerke, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2014
Een zeer zacht biertje, moutig. Mooie kleur in het glas. Ideaal als aperitiefbiertje.


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