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Reninge Bitter Blond

Brewed by Seizoensbrouwerij Vandewalle
Style: Belgian Ale
Lo-Reninge, Belgium


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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
High fermentation beer (IPA) with positive taste evolution by secondary fermentation in the bottle. Handcrafted beer based on natural ingredients: water, malted barley, hop of Poperinge, coriander and live yeast. Unfiltered and unpasteurized. Store upright in a cool and dark place. Preferably at a constant temperature of 5-7°C/41-45°F. Slowly pour into a clean and dry glass and serve at a temperature of 9-10°C/48-58°F.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Hopverdju (723) - BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2016
Troebel blond met witte schuimkraag. Geur: licht zoet, stro, zwavel, putjes geur. Smaak: bitter, droog. Goede koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: bitter. Spijtig die geur.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DavidBe (71) - BELGIUM - JUN 12, 2016
Echt één van de allerallerbeste bieren die ik ooit heb gedronken. Geen bier om te degusteren op het begin van de avond, maar eens alles opgebouwd is dit echt de perfecte afsluiter. Jammer dat dit bier zo moeilijk te krijgen is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markoijelena (2488) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAY 3, 2016
Bottle 0.75l at Ratebeer tasting Borresteijn place Zaandam Netherlands.15.04.2016.Taste with Borresteijn, Zlotta, Potjebier, adamnowek, skortila, MarcoDL and Harmen. Thank you guys for sharing all great beers.Pour it hazy golden color wtih medium white head.Aroma grassy,malty,some fruits.Taste starts with harsh malty feel,bitterish all the time,something is missing for my opinion,fizzy carbonation,light body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarcoDL (4226) - NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2016
Bottle at tasting. Golden pour. Aroma of grainy malt and grass. Taste of grain, subtle grassy hop, sweet malt and yeast. Solid blonde.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (5341) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2016
Bottle tasted @ Bor’s place. The aroma has earth, grass, grain, some caramel. Bit hazy, golden coloured beer with a big, white head. The taste is moderate bitter, earthy with a dry finish. Medium- high carbonation. Medium bodied. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zlotta (2268) - Hagen, GERMANY - APR 16, 2016
Sampled from bottle at Borresteijn’s place. Clear, golden yellow with a large, foamy, almost, white head. Sweetish-malty, slightly spicy aroma of caramel, a bit of honey and a bit of clove. Sweetish-malty, slightly bitter taste of caramel, straw, a bit of honey and clove, followed by a short, medium bitter, dry finish. Medium body, slightly effervescent mouthfeel, average carbonation. Nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borresteijn (6499) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2016
75cl Bottle. Hazy golden colour, white head. Aroma of grass, lots of pale malts/lager notes, , light herbal. Flavour is light sweet, dry, grassy, herbal, some citrus, yeast. Light bodied, excessive carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
adamnowek (1884) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 15, 2016
Hazy orange with a colossal head. Wet grass aroma. Way overcarbonated. Taste is completely overpowered by carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (4604) - BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2015
Bottle from Belgiuminabox; cork is heavily pressurized, but no sign of gushing. Very thick, frothy, irregular but dense, off-white head on top of a hazy orangey peach blonde beer with somewhat greenish hue and remarkably lively, steady, almost champagne-like fizz; muddy and ochre with deposit. Appetizing aroma of apricot, persimmon, dry earth, fried egg, field flowers, lemon zest, coriander seed (but fortunately subtle), bread crust, some green banana, old cake, straw. Crisp and fruity onset, strongly carbonated and almost champagne- or cava-like (so refined bubbles rather than a coarse, abrasive effect), calming down after a while. Flavour is initially very subduedly sweetish and pleasantly ’basic’ sourish with hints of dried apricot, unripe plum and redcurrant, earthy and spicy hop bitterness already present at the beginning and stretching deep into the finish, spanning a very pleasantly bready and lightly cereal-like, dryish malt backbone. Finish brings the hoppy flavours together both in deep, earthy drought and in very noble European aromas of straw, wild flowers and dried herbs. What remains, is a drying, spicy, almost ’green’ hop bitterness softened by a trace of the bready maltiness and a subtle honeyish to even raisin-like sweetness, a thin coating of bittersweet ’corianderness’ but well integrated into the whole instead of dominating, and a light gin-like alcohol warmth. If this is intended as an IPA, it is a very English one, but to me this is Belgian in all respects: I’d classify this as a typical ’Belgian bitter blonde’ in the league of De Ranke’s XX Bitter or even Kerkom’s Bink Blond, but then this style in itself is of course heavily influenced by English bitter, English IPA and the like. Whatever the case in terms of style: I find this beer very appetizing, it has an assertive hop character without losing balance, and it is technically clearly well made. After their Oud Bruin I had yesterday, I think this brewery deserves way more attention, it is clear that they master the art of brewing a fine Belgian beer. Kudos.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Renobob (1632) - Besançon, FRANCE - OCT 12, 2015
Bue en bouteille de 75cl. Blonde clair, mousse blanche onctueuse. Pointe d’acidité au nez, grain. Au palais, citron, acidité, houblon, bel équilibre amertume/acidité. Ronde en bouche, grande longueur, très plaisante.

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