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The Herkimer Pub & Brewery

The Herkimer Pub & Brewery
Belgian Blond Ale

Category: Belgian Style Blonde Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.2%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

The Herkimer Pub & Brewery
Belgian Blond Ale

Category: Belgian Style Blonde Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.2%
Brilliant golden amber color. Fruity, rubbery, phenolic aromas of old fashioned bubblegum, cherry pits, apple skins, and coriander seed with a round, soft, spritzy, fruity medium body and a smooth, complex, medium-length ripe banana peel, fresh red apple slices, white peppercorns, and soda crackers finish. A classic Belgian Blonde with a fruity bouquet and enough spicy flavors to keep each sip interesting.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Spicy & Complex, Smooth & Mild & Crisp & Light
Aroma Aroma: old fashioned bubblegum, cherry pits, apple skins, and coriander seed
Taste Flavor: ripe banana peel, fresh red apple slices, white peppercorns, and soda crackers
Bitterness Bitterness: Low
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Lemon Pepper Roasted Chicken, Tuna Casserole, Camembert
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A classic Belgian Blonde with a fruity bouquet and enough spicy flavors to keep each sip interesting.

The Producer

Herkimer Pub and Brewery

The Producer
2922 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408
USA
1 612-821-0101

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