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Tenute Collesi

Tenute Collesi
Bionda Belgian-Style Blonde Ale

Category: Belgian Style Blonde Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 6%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Tenute Collesi
Bionda Belgian-Style Blonde Ale

Category: Belgian Style Blonde Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 6%
Minutely hazy golden amber color. Spicy, floral aromas and flavors of stone fruit chutney, tropical blossoms, banana creme brulee, and bit of honey with a supple, bright, finely carbonated, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, interesting, long finish with touches of honeyed lettuces and nuts and dried fruit finish. A bright, chewy Belgian blonde that satisfies with every sip.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Spicy & Complex & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: stone fruit chutney, tropical blossoms, banana creme brulee, and bit of honey
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with touches of honeyed lettuces and nuts and dried fruit
Bitterness Bitterness: Low
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Duck Gyros, Smoked Turkey Quiche, Camembert
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bright, chewy Belgian blonde that satisfies with every sip.

The Producer

Fabbrica della Birra Tenute Collesi Srl

The Producer
Loc. Pian della Serra
Apecchio, 61042
Italy
39 -075-933118

Belgian Style Blonde Ale

Belgian style blondes are light straw to gold in color and range in alcohol from 6-8%. This is not a classic style of Belgian ale, but covers the more commercially-minded Belgian ales that are moderate in both body and alcohol. Fruity Belgian yeast character and mild hopping should be expected. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Leffe Blonde, La Trappe Blond and Affligem Blond.

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Belgian Style Blonde Ale