pFriem Belgian Strong Blonde
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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CapFlu (4684) - 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 (2049) - 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 Iíll be back.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15750) - 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 (9064) - 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 (2382) - 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 (8040) - 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 (1839) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (11105) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
Tap at Pfriem, 24/05/13. Clear pale blonde with a thin off white head. Nose carries yeast esters, lemon, dark fruit, sugars. Taste comprises dark fruit, dates, caramel, Belgian yeast notes, sugars. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, crisp finish. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1466) - Oregon, USA - MAY 10, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2013 On draught at Maherís 5/10/13. Clear light yellow color. Floral hop and yeast aroma. Smooth malty flavor with a nice yeast kick. On draught again at 2013 Hopworks Biketobeerfest. Similar color and aroma. Taste is bubblegum, clove, slightly tart yeast, and a hint of peppery spice. Finishes with a spicy sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boFNjackson (4185) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Tao @ Pok Pok Noi... Poured pale golden with a retaining white head. Nice floral notes with a delicate mouthfeel. Worked well with the spicy food. Yeast spices and nice Belgian yeast characters going on. Some hop bitterness but overall balanced and smooth. Some citrus with other light fruits too.

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