Brewed by HaandBryggeriet (Norway)
Style: Belgian Ale
Drammen, Norway


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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Blondie is a Belgian style ale fermented with our own house yeast. The color is straw yellow with a nice fruity flavour balanced with maltiness and floral hops. A nice beer with good drinkability.

Editor’s note: First brewed late 2011, first sold in 2012.

Wischylini's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wischylini (145) - Grimstad, - NOV 30, 2013
Pours an almost clear straw yellow, with only a slight haziness from the yeast, and looks very carbonated, as there are tons of bubbles streaming up all throughout the glass. A big white head forms nicely, and dissipates slowly, and leaves a nice lacing. The aromas are fruity, with citrus fruits being the most prominent; and the malts impart a mild aroma of cereals and very lightly toasted grains; additionally, there’s an ever so slight hint of cloves in the aftertaste. The taste is tart like grapefruits, and with a slight sweetness to it as well. The mouthfeel is a lot heavier than one would expect from a beer this light, and is partially due to the apparent soft carbonation. This beer has a refreshing taste and aroma, but the mouthfeel is a bit of a downer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (36928) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2014

Bottle 500ml. @ [ Pre-Borefts Ratebeer Gathering ] @ ABCBeers, Korte Koediefstraat 5, The Hague, Netherlands 2511CE.

[ As HaandBryggeriet Blondie ].
ABV: 4.5.%. Unclear medium orange yellow color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, fruity malt, light moderate hoppy, citrus, moderate yeasty, soap, funky. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration, fruity, funky, yeasty. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140925]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (4174) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle at pre-borefts tasting . Pours fuzzy blonde , very big white head . Smell is funky ( brett ? ) , some oak - ish aspects . Taste is dry , bit sweet . Grainy , some butter-funky feeling

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (5982) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle shared at the Pre-Borefts Tasting. Pours cloudy golden with no head. Aroma of yeast, weedy hops, malt. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (5237) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle at the ABC Beers pre Borefts tasting, Den Haag. Poured a hazy light amber with a thin whispy white head. The aroma is yeast citrus. the flavour is moderate bitter with a yeast citrus hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (4029) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
Poured light golden with an off white head. Aroma of light sweet grapes and soft malt. Light, lively body flavour is lightly sweet, medium bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (5962) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
50cl bottle from JMGreenUK @ Pre Borefts tasting Thin white head. hazy blond pour. Fruity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bbertels (146) - NORWAY - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle. Lovely frothy head and nice range of wheat and fruit aromas. Solid blonde in all ways!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RavnS (25) - Bodø, NORWAY - JUL 13, 2014
0.5l bottle from the local shop. Pours hazy pale golden, with off-white head. Aromas of bananas, malt, biscuits, a bit spicy. Tastes very crisp and refreshing. Not very complex on the palate, and medium finish. But it’s well balanced, and this is a good choice on a hot summer day. I prefer this over any standard lagers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (8247) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
My Bottom Line:
There is plenty of hay and flowers dallying atop this Belgian-style Ale’s dry, crisp mouthfeel, evolving into herbal hop bitterness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sticky head of foam is laid out atop the pale golden haze.
-Mild banana esters are felt underneath.
-An earthy finish with a rustic touch seems to be the combined work of hops and yeast.
-The mouthfeel is balanced throughout.
-These guys brew really flavorful non-Vinmonopolet (under 4.8%) brews.


   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frode (312) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle 50 cl.
Hazy orange, with off-white head. Wheat, slight yeasty, spicy aroma. Flavour is mild wheat, medium sweet, and balanced bitter.

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