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La Fontaine Belle & Elegante Blond

Brouwerij La Fontaine
Brewed at De Graal

Style: Belgian Ale
Sas van Gent, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Belle & Elegante is een mooi goud blond kleurig en elegant bier met een alcoholpercentage 6,5 % dat bij het begin van de degustatie zich laat kenmerken door een frisse maar toch volle smaak waarbij een vleugje zuiderse vruchten, zoals abrikoos geproefd kan worden wat te wijten is aan het gebruik van een Amerikaanse hopsoort. Doordat het bier een licht bittere afdronk heeft maakt dat het bier een ideale dorstlesser is in de zomer,maar uiteraard kan je op elk moment van de dag genieten van dit bier. Het is een bier wat de bierliefhebber, die eens wat anders wil zeker kan bekoren. Gezondheid!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wekker84 (2200) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2016
Bottle a golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts citrus fruits spicy and hops flavor malts citrus fruits yeast spicy and hops

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JefVerstraete (2947) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - SEP 15, 2016
Bottle from LDW. Hazy blond colour, white foam. Citrussy, some spices. Bit unbalanced. Boring beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nutjes (297) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - JUN 7, 2016
33cl-fles van bij Drankcenter Schotte, Waregem. U: Helder donkerblond met zeer kleine witte schuimkraag. G: 4VG, roest, mout en wat perzik. S: licht bitter, wat fruitigheid en een klein beetje kruidigheid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Wim (3677) - Weelde, BELGIUM - APR 7, 2016
At Home gold blond colored body with a white head and with a spicy fruity yeast hops aroma a spicy yeast herby fruity bitter sweet taste with a bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vipinvelp (3884) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2016
Light opaque golden yellow, white lacing foam head. Strong barley aroma, some fruite notes. Light bitter in taste, again strong barley with fruit tones. Good beer. (Velp 201603)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sayravai (4707) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 30, 2015
(Bottled, BBE 06/2016) Hazy golden-amber with a small, firm and lasting head. Mild aroma with peachy fruitiness, Belgian yeast and slightly caramelized malt. Flavor is caramely-malty, quite fruity and even tropical, slightly yeasty. Medium+ body, soft CO2. Has a sweetish edge, but overall this is an easily drinkable and tasty, nicely fruity blonde. The american hops are somewhat drowned in the Belgian yeast, but I don’t mind. 5436

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (16194) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 28, 2015
Bottled 330ml (from BBF, BB 06/2016)
Golden color, bubbles, small white head. Aroma is fruity apricot, grapes, lychee. Medium-bodied, even a bit watery. Front has apricot, banana but then quite strong grassy and citrus hoppyness. Fruity and hoppy but not sweet. Light for its ABV. Evidently yeast is Belgian and hops from America.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (5451) - Leuven, BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2015
Floral, spicy, pepper, cereal. Original and quite nice. Sharp starting taste,quite bitter, especially for the style. Tripel style yeast and fermentation, so a sharp clean ending despite fruity esters. Astringent finish, unfortunately. (33cl bottle from ABC Drinks Prik&Tik Leuven)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
seynie (356) - Tienen, BELGIUM - OCT 9, 2015
Clear gold beer with a medium head. Mineral water with some herbs, yeast (a lot of yeast in the nose). Soft but lively. Didn’t taste the apricot, maybe some faint vanilla. Finish is very dry and mineral, reminds me of sherry but sweeter. Tingling and quite long.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alengrin (4594) - BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2015
The blonde one in this small series, bottle from Van Eetvelde. Relatively thin and quickly opening, irregular, yellowish white head over a lightly hazy golden blonde beer with peachy hue. Aroma of gooseberries, sweaty grains, soap, very clear DMS (overcooked cauliflower) to the point where it becomes disturbing, bubblegum, grass, sugarloaf, hints of green apple, field flowers, vague iron and grass. Crisp and somewhat spritzy onset, carbonation distracting a bit but not becoming bothersome, restrained fruitiness of apple peel, apricot and pineapple, ’Belgian bubblegum’ and white candi sugar effect with a sweetness that becomes even slightly aspartame-like at some point, smooth and lightly oily mouthfeel but somewhat thinnish body, grainy with a light sweetish breadiness, minerally and even a tad metallic, slick with a fading finish not adding a lot to the whole, except for an echo of leafy hops, failing to provide any true bitterness against the initial sweetness, which lingers in the mouth; the lack of hops render the finish even a bit watery. This is far from flawless to begin with, and even if it were correctly executed (without e.g. the DMS), it would still be another sweet Belgian ’outdoors café’ blonde to drink carelessly, not adding anything whatsoever to its style. What a disappointment compared to its amber brother...

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