Brewed by Lindeboom Bierbrouwerij
Style: Belgian Ale
Neer, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Gouverneur Blonde is a top-fermented special beer with a very characteristic, strong taste and an unparalleled fruity aftertaste. A beer that you would like to keep on flowing. Gouverneur Blonde is brewed with hop (the renowned Tettnanger hop from the South of Germany) and an extra large quantity of barley malt. Hence its golden colour, its full-bodied and malty aftertaste and an alcohol content of 6,5% by volume. Gouverneur Blonde is a beer that is brewed with love and affection. Connoisseurs know that and we have plenty of connoisseurs over here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bosskie (629) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2013
Beautiful clear red-copper beer with nice carbonation and head. Smell is peachy citric. Some bread. Classic Belgian stuff. Mouty bitter taste. Salty. Bit too dry. Alcohol-free-like taste. Yo can tell it’s made by Lindeboom.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bartlebier (2820) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - APR 30, 2013
30cl bottle, Dutch sampler from Bierenco deliberately hit at coronation day. - sweet Leffe-style honey malt profile clashes with fizzy carbonation, fine and assertive spicy Tettnang hops. Results in a sweet beginning, sticky palate and bitter, slightly alcoholic aftertaste: odd and unbalanced. +points for quality ingredients, -for unhappy syntax.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 21, 2013
The head is good, the body orange. It smells citrus, creamy fruity bit avocado, hoppy-fruity, yeasty. The taste is aromatic, hoppy, malty, refreshing, citrus, fruity. Nice ine! 11/11/11/12/11/11

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (3728) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2013
300 ml bottle at home, poured into my tulip glass. Two fingers of soapy white head, with very good retention after it loses hald of its initial height. Lots of bits and pieces floating around after my hard pour. Colour is deep orange golden. On the aroma yeast, some alcohol, hops and peach. Rich and full, somewhere on the back some malts too. Taste is quite sweet and malty, which in combination with the high alcohol make this beer taste like an imperial pils. Not necessarily bad, but lots of the elements on the nose are gone and only the alcohol and the malts , now much more pronounced, have remained. Thankfully, it leaves a bitter aftertaste with lots of hops. Medium body, carbonation slighty above average, just a bit dry on the palate. Now, this is not anything very special, but it’s an honest blond strong beer. It won’t make you love it but it won’t disappoint you either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaartenRF10 (1776) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2013 Clear orange blond, fading white head. Aroma of yeast, bread, hay, herbs and orange fruit. Taste is yeast, orange fruit, malt and something artificial and some alcohol. Quite sweet but with some hop bitterness. Ok beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivnizub (9528) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 5, 2012
Bottle: Golden, clear but a light haze visible, small - nevertheless persistent - creamy off-white head, orangey-fruity nose, some grainy tartness in the background; moderate sweet-bitter flavour, medium bodied and relatively soft; a slight alcohol-burn shows up in the sweet and bitter finish. Nothing wrong with this archetypal belgian Blond...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Martinus (4285) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2012
Clear orange golden colour, big firm white head. Malty aroma, light fruity. Pronounced yeast. Quite sweet flavour, slight bitter hops touch. Bit of marmalade. Quite silky mouthfeel, Short but medium bitter finish.
(From 33cL bottle @ home)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (5193) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2012
30cl Bottle: best before Apr 2013, poured into a Hoegaarden Grand Cru badged tulip @ home on 7th Nov 2012. Nice looking beer: light amber body that is clear and bright, on top a full, deep foaming head which although shrinks, does try and hang around for a while. Malty nose of sweet molasses, some yeast notes too. This is a fairly sweet Blonde and she knows it: biscuity, shortbready malts with a summer orchard of fruitiness along with the blossom. I prefer this sort of beer to the sour or bitter types and this Dutch Blonde and I would get along just fine at any time of the year, any where in the world.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MoritzF (8937) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2012
(bottle, 30cl) Almost clear, golden colour with a blond mid-sized foamy head. Biscuity and slightly sugary malty aroma with almost perfumed fruitiness. Sweet flavour, medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Buscuity malty and slightly fruity taste with notes herbal hops, as well as alcohol, especially towards the sweet-bitter finish. Profane. 16.X.12

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (3577) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2012
Bottle. Golden, average to large and mostly lasting head. Moderate malty - lightly wheaty and lightly sweetish aroma, light fruitiness and spiciness (coriander), faint yeast. Body is medium, malty - lightlty wheaty and lightly sweetish flavor, light fruitiness and spiciness. Finish is average, malty - lightly wheaty and lightly sweetish, light spiciness and hoppyness. OK fruity blond ale, not too sweet/too spicy.

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