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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: 35   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   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 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alengrin (3548) - 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...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Yves (2556) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2015
Alone at home. Clear blond colored beer with medium white head and medium carbonation. Herby hopped aroma with some fruity hints. Full sparkling palate. Finish is hopped bitter alcoholic sweet dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Icedwarf (851) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2015
Helder donker geel bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is zoet en kruidig, licht zuur en licht bitter met sporen van vanille en abrikoos. Erg goed bier, smaak blijft helaas gemiddeld lang hangen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (39785) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2015

Bottle 330ml. @ home.

[ As La Fontaine Belle & Elegante Blond ].
[ Trade by Benzai ]. Clear medium orange yellow color with a average, frothy and light open, fair lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, moderate yeasty, fruity, belgium yeast. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, fruity, belgium yeast, sugary. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is lively. [20150114]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (1291) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2014
Cloudy medium golden color, good frothy white head, recedes slowly, good lacing; aroma malty, caramel, orange peel, peach, grapefruit, toffee, grass; taste medium sweet and bitter, spicy hints; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, aftertaste is mild bitter and slightly sweet; overall a nice and pleasant ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (4761) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2014
at beerweekend de lambiekstoempers 2014 Pours unclear yellow . OK white head . Smell is yeasty , too sweet . Taste is bitter , yeasty , dry , grainy . definetly ok , but overcarbonated . Bit sweet ( honey ) in the aftertaste .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (5895) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2014
33 cl. bottle sampled @ Streekbierweekend 2014. thx! for sharing people. Hazy orange citrus, solid white head. Nose is mineral, malty, sweet sugar, bread, caramel,..; Taste is sweet caramel, malt, sugar, yeast, spices, light peel,.. Malty body. Nothing special but solid enough beer & enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ShivanDragon (2479) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2014
gouden met volle witte kraag, aroma zacht, zoet, fruitig, mouten,citrus en kruiden, lekker. smaken zijn matig bittertje, matig zoet, glad, koriander, goed fruitig, goed mondgevoel qua textuur, lekker blond biertje, niet vervelend in de afdronk. goed

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
WingdSoldier (61) - BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2014
Golden blonde, spiced and malty flavour with a bit of a lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jerre (3019) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle 33 cl. @ home end febr. ’14. Almost clear reddish amber color, with a off white head. Aroma malts, spice. Medium body. Taste sweet, bit yeast, soft bitterness.

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