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Waitrose Belgian Blonde

Brewed at Brasserie Du Bocq

Style: Belgian Ale
Bracknell, England


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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A distinctive Belgian blonde beer made at the Brasserie Du Bocq in Purnode, one of the last remaining family breweries in Belgium. The beer is made in the authentic way with orange peel and anise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rlgk (11421) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle shared at chriso Post-GBBF Tasting 2014, London. Clear pale golden beer with no head. malty caramel aroma, yeasty, hay, banana, spicy notes, some raisins. Bready fruity flavor, rather thin and papery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (9912) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle shared at Chriso’s post GBBF minidig, 16/08/14. Lightly hazed pale golden blonde with a moderate off white covering. Nose is light yeast esters, citric rinds, bready notes, peach. Taste comprises straw, lemon rind, yeasty notes, touch of bread, grain. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, grassy close with light spice. So so.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Benzai (8908) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle shared at ChrisO. Clear golden color, small off-white head. Aroma is some malts, yeasty, lightly herbs or spices. Taste is lightly malts, quite yeasty, lightly herbs or spices, lightly sweet-bitter, a slight hint of apple. Average body and carbonation. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (4959) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle - Sweet mild grains. Clear, pale yellow gold with a rich white head. Effervescent, honey notes, banana and a bit of spice. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31769) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2014
33 cl bottle. Pours cloudy yellow with a huge white head. Aroma is phenolic and light toasted malty. Bitter, dry phenolic and light toasted malty. Bitter, herbal and phenolic dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CraftBeerNick (981) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle at home in garden, 2nd August 14. A lot of these Belgians taste the same, this was nice and reasonable for the price.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilkTork (5273) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2014
330ml standard stubby Belgian brown glass bottle. Fairly dry Belgian blonde. Dry and thin. Chalky. Tastes like it was brewed at a moderate temperature for a long time, so it inclines toward a flavourless and characterless and dry and thin lager. The orange peel and anise have been added to put in some of the flavours you would get from a higher and faster fermentation. This is an indifferent beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
Appearance: Clear golden amber with 2 finger thick white head. Aroma: Spice, citrus, honey/syrup like note, floral, orange. Taste: Medium sweetness and bitterness with low sourness. Palate: Thick coarse texture, light body, average carbonation, lingering orange, spicy finish with a cloying sweetness. Comments: Tasty and glass lace.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beese (2550) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2014
Bottle from Waitrose, Rickmansworth. Poured a straw colour with a large white head and visible heavy carbonation. Aroma of light Belgian yeast, some bitter fruit and copper. Malt heavy flavour, some honey and soft fruit. Finish was somewhat lager-esque with some tangerine and straw.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2014
Bottled 22/01/14. A hazy orange coloured beer with a nice white head. a nice yeasty Belgian Ale. Good peppery hops with a bit of spicy sting. Friendly. Easy to drink but certainly enjoyable.

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