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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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 14/20
BrewDad (4844) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Golden straw in color nice fluffy white head. Big yeast and spice aroma. Awesome flavor this was a tasty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bth122 (1227) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Draft at the brewery. Clear light golden color. Aroma of some clove, Belgium yeast. Light spicyness. Average carbonation. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WheatKing (1279) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
On tap at Moon Under Water, Victoria. Pours blond with lasting white head. Nose is pear, orange, malts are effervescent. Flavour is fresh with pear, more estery than phenolic, slight alc warmth. Good, very bright.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CapFlu (4482) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 2, 2014
Dissipates white head a clear light yellow body. Nose is fruit and hand lotion. Flavour is similar to Unibroue La Fin du Monde. Grape, medicinal wipes, and honey. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldMrCrow (1776) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Tap at Eureka! University Village

Straw pour with a nice white head. Enjoyable aroma despite the inappropriate glassware: the expected banana/bubblegum/clove amora with some dusty sunshine. A nice touch of lemon (not sour, just a hint) in the flavor, doughy belgian blonde, a nice hop snap at the close reminding one of its origins. I spent more time drinking this than analyzing, but I imagine I’ll be back.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
Draught at Alibi Room, Vancouver
Deep blond color, clean, with compact head. Malt aroma, simple. Good body strength, lean mouthfeel; some malt flavor with moderate sweetness; it has some more character than most North American attempts, and light fruitiness. Correct bitterness.
Well brewed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (8283) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Tap at Tasty N Alder. Clear sparkling golden. Wispy white foam. Nose is fresh orange blossom, fresh yellow cake, vanilla, marzipan, spicy clove and mace. Taste is excellent mild candi sugar, vanilla, poundcake, spicy clove, subdued grassy hops and no cloying sugar. Insanely well made Abbey Tripel minus the apple pear esters. Shockingly to style and better than Delirium Tremens and its forerunners.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beersearcher (2315) - Glendale, California, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Pours a dark yellow and this is a really great beer. Super easy to drink. Has a sparkle to it. Paired well with the burger that I had. Big Belgian yeast taste without too much funk. A certain spice set hits the tongue as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (6035) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 21, 2013
On tap at PIB, pours a clear blonde with a small white head. Aroma is full of hay, biscuity malt, and barnyard notes. Flavour brings out loads of hay and biscuity malt. Very dry and hay-like, with a lot of drinkability. Not as complex or impressive as many other pFriem beers, but still very solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 11, 2013
So clean looking. A nose of slightly boozy banana and a little acetone all mellowed out with bruised pear and bread. Smooth, creamy and rich. A dryer beer all the way to the finish which has a really late twitch of bitterness.

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