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RATINGS: 1682   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Bottle: Unfiltered
Bright, yellow-golden with a firm, dense head. Natural carbonation and a carefully balanced aroma of fresh bread, banana spice, citrus and hints of vanilla.
A smooth taste. Malty, nutty softness followed by the roundess of tropical fruit and then a dry, light bitterness. Medium bodied, smooth, round mouth-feel. A bright, refreshing finish. the final note on swirling has stronger notes of banana, yeasty spice and a hoppy aroma.

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2.8
Suttree (6537) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 19, 2010
Not really blond, more of an orange - like an attempt at a blond dye job gone bad, i suppose. So, faint aroma of grain and bit of wineyness. Flavor is a little sweet at first, and quite a bit of alcohol. Not really my thing, I guess.

3.4
drpimento (3814) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 14, 2010
Many years ago the Affligem beers were my favs. I recall when the blonde was the shit. I had this one at the Austerlitz train station in Paris and it wasn’t quite like it was. Poured with a small fine off white head and a little lace. Color was a clear amber. Aroma was malty, yeasty with a little phenol. Flavor was the same. Body was on the thin side with good carbonation. Slightly sweet phenol fiish with a medium long fizzy tang. Not bad, not great. Could be a session.

3
Sledutah (7973) - Utah, USA - APR 10, 2010
330ml bottle in Paris
Appearance: Slightly hazy amber with a large white head, no lacing left behind
Aroma: Citrus, spices and lemon
Taste: Yeast, sharp citrus flavors
Average, not bad.

3.6
Rando7 (787) - Iowa, USA - APR 3, 2010
Bottle pour clear amber - no sediment at all which is a change from many other ratings of this beer. Huge frothy white head that lasts forever with great lacing. Taste citrusy and sweet with slightly bitter finish. Affligen describes this as eminently drinkable and I would agree. A relatively light taste but still interesting.

3.9
estpiwo (1319) - ESTONIA - MAR 30, 2010
Draft. Golden-amber color, nice white head. Fruity aroma, maybe some tones of honey. Flavor is fruity too, but more round. Like traditional estonian homebrew. Good.

2.8
caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 26, 2010
Murky blonde with a big, foamy white head. Nose is a mix of weak belgian yeast, burned malt, and mild skunkiness. Flavor is a little better with moderate malty sweetness but doesn’t stand out in any real way. I expect more from Belgian ales.

3.4
rodenbach99 (4678) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2010
Bouteille de 330ml. bière dorée blonde avec une mousse épaisse blanche. Arôme discret, touche de houblon et quelque peu de houblon. La bouche est sèche, piquante, un peu de grain. bonne amertume. agréable.

3.9
williamherbert (1544) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2010
Blonde lager aroma. Belgian spice in the yeast; bubbly and effervescent. Very Belgian overall. The appearance is huge, frothy head. Cloudy golden. Tons of carbonation. Lots of sediment. Does NOT look the typical blonde. Excellent head retention; shaving cream lace. The flavor is sweet malt with a flowery Euro hop. (Amazing what a lack of adjuncts can add to a beer’s quality.) Touch of lime and a minor citrus bite. The palage is fizzy like champagne. Drier than I expected. This is a really nice beer. Refreshing and appropriately sweet.

3.7
tkrjukoff (4334) - SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2011 0,33 cl bottle at Konijn Bowling Amsterdam. Pours cloudy golden with a nice off white head. Aroma is yeasty, citric and fruity and a bit hoppy. Cripy yeasty mouthfeel. Flavor is round, citric, yeasty, malty and peppery. Nice lean palate. Finishes with a pleasant bitter aftertaste. Very nice indeed.

2.8
EstebanCelis (1) - USA - MAR 6, 2010 does not count
Poured yellow and turbid with white head that disappeared after 10 minutes. Yeasty and not too hoppy with good finish. Not the best Blond I had but it was nice. Turbidity makes me think it may not have been stored correctly by the vendor.


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