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Paljas Blond

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Henricus
Brewed at Brouwerij Anders!

Style: Belgian Ale
Zeebrugge, Belgium

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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Paljas blond is an unfiltered blond beer of 6%, with refermentation in the bottle. The use of some caramel malts gives a little sweet aroma and taste. The 4 different hops (Magnum, Styrian Goldings, Saaz and Kent) are giving a fresh aroma and a lot of taste.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mateuszk (2056) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 23, 2016
Bottle. Hazy golden with big white head. Aroma of malts, banana, spices. In taste sweetish, fruity with spicy in the end. Medium body, high carbonation, medium bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ciocanelu (1323) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - SEP 11, 2016
Clear golden color with white head. Aroma is sweet and yeasty. Yeast profile is quite spicy and a bit grassy. Taste starts with some sweetness but continues more balanced and the finish is quite dry with a light bitterness on the aftertaste. Light bodied but quite smooth feeling. Overall it’s a good belgian ale with a nice spicy and floral taste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ysok02 (1000) - MOns, BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2016
Robe blonde, belle mousse. Nez plus élégant, du fruit, du houblon, pointe de levures. Bouche à l’attaque fraîche et fruitée, milieu de bouche un peu creux, finale fruitée. Agréable sans plus.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (13232) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2016
Bottled, 330ml from The Spar in Ostend, West Flanders, Belgium. Hazy gold with white head. Quite a simple blond beer, malty sweet with grainy notes and a hint of earthy, leafy hop. There is an underlying caramel note. It’s simple but pretty reasonable because of it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rubin77 (1033) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 5, 2016
F: big, light off-white, good retention. C: gold, hazy. A: malt, caramel, bread, yeast, grassy, floral hops, orange, pear. T: malty, grassy, floral, hint of caramel, bread, yeast, orange, powdery, medium body, light over-carbonated, good, 0,33l bottle from Carrefour in Brussels.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoufCustom (1616) - HONG KONG - JUN 26, 2016


330 ml bottle bought at YATA in MOKO, Mong Kok.

Clear golden orange colour with no yeast sediments; One finger head and crumpety white foam which last for 4 minutes; Beautiful sticky lacing with fizzy carbonation; Fragrant aroma of malt, with moderate banana, light red fruits, light metallic, alcohol, light sugar, earth, strong Bel yeast, very light lemon and light grass; Medium sweet taste of malt, with metallic, wheaty tartness, red fruits,floral, molasses, earth, spices, bread, strong yeast, lemon, moderate bitter hops and grass; Medium body. Slick and creamy palate; Mouth Feel is very good maltyness in a slightly thinned and smooth background. Wheaty taste notable with tartness. Red fruit malt base with floral, spice and earthy hops. Nice medium sweetness, slightly bready but very yeasty. Light lemon to round. Pretty good!... Hoppiness is very English: earth, light lemon and light grass in nose; Floral, earth, spices, lemon and grass in taste; Bitterness is moderate for a lasting, mid-to-light astringent bitter sweet malty finish; Quite dry after taste. Creamy and quite bitter to mouth.

Comments: This is a fine, basic Belgian Ale with good looks, no let up in maltyness, strong bitter sweet English hoppiness and creamy to the tongue. Only the strong metallic taste holds it back somewhat. Not as fragrant as Leffe Blonde, but it’s tasty enough to put all those so-called Belgian Ale rip-offs (like Palm Speciale) to shame. Recommended!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kavu (4103) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 23, 2016
0,33l bottle from K-Citymarket Ruoholahti. Pours slightly cloudy golden with a medium head. Aroma is sweet malts and banana. Flavor is malts and banana with some hops. Crisp carbonation. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CloakedDagger (1930) - - JUN 15, 2016
Bottle 33 cl. Pours an almost clear golden with a fizzy, white head. Sweet, fruity nose. Rich, malty, sweet body, again very fruity and flowery, subdued yeastiness. Very subtle hops, but very drinkable and well composed - especially considering the style. 150616

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
McTapps (6482) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2016
Bottle. The beer has got a hazy blond colour with a steady head and medium body. Aroma of yeast and hops. Taste of yeast, hops, malt, flowers, biscuits and straw. Metallic finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TtV (401) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2016
Bottle 33cl. Bright gold with a clear white, fluffy top. Medium carbonation. Aroma has grain, malts. The taste is mildly bitter, somewhat like pilsner. Later on the bitterness increases and a warm glow of alcohol stays in the throat.


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