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pFriem Belgian Strong Blonde

pFriem Belgian Strong Blonde
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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Flemish Etiquette implores you to wait and see if your host offers a toast before sipping your drink. Where his Belgian Strong Blonde is concerned Pfriem sees things differently. Waiting to taste a perfect harmony of strength and elegance, while sniffing its pear and clove bouquet is like torture. Clean maltiness, invigorating effervescence and just enough bitterness wait for no one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (1416) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Tap at the brewery. A: Clear straw with a drift of bubbles. Swirled white head. N: Grain, coriander, light sweet apple, esters, banana, clove, pear. T: Very sweet but not cloying M: Medium body, creamy carbonation, no alcohol. O: Clean balanced Belgian gold. A sweet treat of which I have few complaints.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ontape (469) - Valley Village, California, USA - JUL 20, 2015
Closest comp for this is RR Damnation. That’s not a bad place to be. Golden with an elegant white head. Pear, banana, clove. I love Damnation and can’t say I wouldn’t prefer this in a blind test. High notes are hit and subtleties remain. Dang. I want to move to Portland.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neepsntatties (1423) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 8, 2015
Bottle. Colour...hay bale yellow with a thick white head. Nose...surprisingly citrusy for the style of ale that this is, with yeasty and generally fruity notes too. Palate...light and crisp with zesty lemon and perky notes of underripe Bartlett pears. The palate is fairly frothy and certainly full. The finish is moderately long and has a spiced fruit salad thing going on. This blonde isn’t too strong, but fairly fit nonetheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (8795) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2015
At the Portland International Beerfest, Saturday June 25, 2015.
Clear straw yellow color, white head. Spicy, herbal, sweet taste. Spicy aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness. Malty, crisp scent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (5626) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2015
Sampled at the brewery. Clear golden with a white head. A malty wheaty sweet aroma. Flavor begins with some spicy zing. Wheat and yeast. Fruit is soft citrus. Cloves. Belgian yeast notes. A blonde that has some hite to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsnicholas (400) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Bottle (375ml $6): Very nice packaging - classy cork and cage in thick walled bottle. Straw color with 2 finger soapy white head. Yeast aroma. Taste citrus and yeast and some sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (3697) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 18, 2015
On tap at pfriem pub hood river. Pours out a crisp golden topped with a white head. Nose is belg yeast coriander and some cereal malts. Taste is more of the spice and yeast notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 17, 2015
@Smith restaurant - Capitol Hill district Seattle, WA Light Banana flavored water crackers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
XaenDovet (1222) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
Draught at alibi. Clear gold. Aroma of Belgian yeast, barn straw, citrus. Taste is citrus sweet, and some tart bitterness. Crispy mouthfeel, medium dry finish. Medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (1700) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Pours a half finger on a clear light straw body. The aroma is coriander, lemon and spice. Nice. The taste is light grain, floral and mild honey sweet. The texture is smooth with low carbonation. It’s enjoyable.

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