pFriem Belgian Strong Blonde
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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alphadelic (1905) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (9272) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldMrCrow (2143) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1477) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmonster (997) - 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.

   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx76 (651) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 31, 2014
On draught at pfriem - pours clear bright golden. Nose of spices, yeast. Taste is nice balance of cloves and yeast. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (1642) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boFNjackson (4189) - 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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