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pFriem Belgian Strong Blonde
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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beersearcher (2334) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (6696) - 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.

4
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9084) - The ’Sham, Surrey, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1390) - Oregon, USA - MAY 10, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2013 On draught at Maher’s 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boFNjackson (4143) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmonster (978) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Draft. Pours straw in color with a subtle haze. Bright, clean fruity belgian nose with a bit of hops... bordering on pilsener. Light sweet and light bitter flavors. Medium body, creamy texture, good carbonation and a dry, light bitter finish. Very well made. Surprisingly bitter for a Belgian-style blond.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - SEP 17, 2012
Had this on tap at Bazi, Hawthorne, Portland. Pale straw with white head. Silky smooth flavors and aroma were divine. Very pleasant clean, dry, hop nip. Quality Belgian characteristics. Surprised me it was a strong ale. I told my friend this can’t be made in the USA (too good) . We came back next day to get more and it was gone. I’m jumping on this if I ever get the chance again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maekchu (2196) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 27, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Strong Belgian yeast aroma with some spice. Clear apple juice/straw color with great lace. Light fruit -- pear and peach -- aromas. Good bitter, earthy aftertaste. Thin-medium body. This could be a Belgian lunch-time brew. The yeast notes are perhaps a bit too strong. But really a solid brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Draught. Pours gold with thin white head. Aroma is floral hops and sweet malt. Full bodied with a bit of alcohol burn. Balanced finish


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