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Waitrose Belgian Blonde

Brewed at Brasserie Du Bocq

Style: Belgian Ale
Bracknell, England


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beese (1099) - 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 (8391) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (1832) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle from Northwood Waitrose. A dark golden coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Belgian, yeasty, spice aroma. Tastes similar, spice, yeasty, quite sweet and some honey. Typical Belgian ale quite pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
renffisch (723) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle at Nickis. Cloudy orange amber colour, thick fine bubbled head, fine carbonation. Fresh citric nose and round yeasty flavour with orange notes. Smooth finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3716) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle.Yellow and slightly cloudy. Some sweetness but overall this beer is well balanced and easy to drink. Worth trying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (13188) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 26, 2013
bottle at home ... golden amber ... big bubbly white head ... soft sweet fruit sugers ... soft sweet sugers ... soft fruit ... ;ight yeast .. light bitter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2013
Mad spiralling yellow piled with white and veiled with bits. Fragrant lemon and lime wine gum, banana, powdery coriander, parsley and spiced Swedish biscuits aroma. Decent bog standard yeasty Belgian with banana and peppery esters, mildly tangy hop, perfumed coriander. Solid.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Unclejona (9) - East Molesey, - OCT 23, 2013 does not count
Tried chilled from the fridge, didn’t really think it was a good example of the style although the spiciness on the finish was a unique talking point. The overall yeastiness was a little overpowering in this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (1180) - London via, WALES - SEP 21, 2013
Room temp bottle, a gusher. BB May 2014. Sparkling light orange with a bubbly white head. Smells of yeast, citrus, some washing up liquid. Body is medium to light with medium carbonation. Taste - malts, lager flavours, slight dishwater, minerals. It’s drinkable and inoffensive, but below average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrold (738) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle from Waitrose. Whilst you’re out buying one, also buy a copy of Willie’s Chocolate Bible. Nip back home and turn to page 224 and make the Orange, Almond, Ginger and Bitter Chocolate Cake. Drink the beer with a piece of the cake. Outstanding.

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