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Brewed by Brouwerij Palm
Style: Belgian Ale
Londerzeel, Belgium

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RATINGS: 214   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Steenbrugge Blond is a blond abbey beer (abbey founded in 1084 by St Arnold, patron saint of brewers) with a warm, well-rounded taste combined with subtle Bruges herbal notes („Gruut“). Top-fermented beer with secondary fermentation in the bottle.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3255) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 25, 2012
bread, earthy, barnyard, leather, cooked vegetables, banana, vanilla, tan foam, golden, rocky head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, fizzy,

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
corkyrory66 (628) - BELGIUM - APR 18, 2012
Une blonde simple ne peut prétendre à la plus haute marche du podium, bien entendu, mais il ya une pratique de la "matière" dans certaines brasseries, qui peut être intéressante. C’est le cas de Palm, qui a de jolies ales par exemple, et qui a misé ici sur une autre stratégie. D’abord la référence à une abbaye fondée en 1084, ensuite une fermentation haute et refermentation en bouteille, puis l’emploi d’un bouquet d’épices typiquement brugeois, le "gruut". La couleur est d’un joli blond doré profond, avec un léger voile de levure. La mousse est blanche et assez crémeuse. Le pétillant est très fins, et les bulles sont nombreuses et vives. La première bouche montre une belle bière blonde "de base", avec un joli caractère "vert" d’herbes aromatiques. La seconde fait disparaître un peu l’épice sous le houblon assez joli. La troisième montre un houblon très précis. La longueur améliore l’équilibre. La levure est bien intégrée. La finale manque sans doute un peu de complexité, mais on ne peut reprocher à cette blonde de 6,5 abv de ne pas en offrir plus.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mike67 (805) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2013
750 ml bottle. Pours deep golden with thin white, long lasting head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of barnyard yeast, ripe pears and biscuit malt. Body is full and smooth. Taste is very spicy, fruity with biscuit malt and caramel in the background. Finish is long and spicy. Excellent brew.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
leebotton (212) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2014
Slightly yeasty, rich malt. Crystal. Beautiful clear golden. Really soft texture. Good carbonation, really smooth with a nice balance between sweetness and the alcohol

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
imissmy64oz (21) - - NOV 23, 2009
corked popped and released odors of caramel with a hint of citrus. Gold in its appearance with light minimal head. Medium sweet hints with minimal suggestions of bitterness. A refreshing tasty treat.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ralphdot (988) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2009
In a bar in Bruges, cloudy gold with a good head, fruity aroma, usual Belgian abbey blond taste, good then.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2684) - Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2013
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 7/6/2014. Pours slightly cloudy golden amber color with a 2 finger foamy white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of pear, apple, lemon, orange peel, banana, honey, bread, clove, pepper, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity of fruity/spicy ester notes with a moderate malt balance; and good strength. Taste of pear, apple, lemon, orange peel, bread, honey, banana, clove, pepper, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, citrus, bread, honey, clove, pepper, light banana, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a bit. Very nice balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast ester flavors; with a moderate malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. High carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Belgian blond ale. All around nice balance and complexity of fruity/spicy ester flavors with moderate malt balance; and very smooth and crisp to drink. No complaints at all really; a very enjoyable offering.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314 (3464) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2012
On cask in wetherspoons Aberdeen and only 6%. Compared to the normal keg, this was a revelation. Poured much as usual, golden with a healthy white head, but the aroma was more pronouncedly fruity. Flavour was of a full bodied ale with huge amounts of raisin over a nice biscuity malt. Nice dry refreshing aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (6118) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2010
Golden beer, slightly hazy, fimr white head. Not any strong aroma. Peaches, oranges, rhubarb, refreshing beer with long lingering sourness. Not the most sophisticated, perhaps, but a very decent beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StilleStorm (753) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
DAA; Pours clear golden with a frothy to creamy, lasting, lacing white head. Aroma is light, malt, herbal, apple, citrus, grassy, yeasty and spicy. Taste is sweet, spicy, balancing and moderate lasting bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to avarage.


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