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pFriem

pFriem
Belgian Strong Blonde

Category: Belgian Style Strong Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.5%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
Cellar Selection

pFriem
Belgian Strong Blonde

Category: Belgian Style Strong Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.5%
Minutely hazy gold color. Herbal aromas and flavors of poultry seasoning, schmaltz cookie, panettone, and apple jacks cereal with a supple, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, intricate, long toasted zucchini spice bread, sassafras, salted caramel, and pepper finish. A rich, well-balanced Belgian strong ale that will reward patient sipping and cellaring.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Rich & Heavy & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: poultry seasoning, schmaltz cookie, panettone, and apple jacks cereal
Taste Flavor: toasted zucchini spice bread, sassafras, salted caramel, and pepper
Bitterness Bitterness: Low
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Baked Ham, Limburger
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, well-balanced Belgian strong ale that will reward patient sipping and cellaring.

The Producer

Pfriem Family Brewers

The Producer
707 Portway Avenue, Suite 101
Hood River, OR 97031
USA
1 541-321-0490

Belgian Style Strong Ale

Belgian style strong ales range in color from medium to dark brown and in alcohol from 8-11%. These beers typically have a fruity Belgian yeast character and a degree of sweetness coupled with a viscous mouthfeel. This category also includes Belgian style quadruples. Better examples of this style strike a seamless balance between rich, sweet malt flavors, alcohol and complex Belgian yeast flavors ranging from banana to dark fruit. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Dogfish Head Raison D’Etre, Brouwerij Bosteels Pauwel Kwak, La Trappe Quadrupel and Brasserie Dubuisson Freres Scaldis.

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Belgian Style Strong Ale