pFriem Belgian-Style Blonde Ale

Oregon
United States
pFriem Belgian-Style Blonde Ale, pFriem Family Brewers
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

Flemish etiquette implores you to wait and see if your host offers a toast before sipping your drink. Where Belgian Strong Blonde is concerned, pFriem sees things differently. Waiting to taste a perfect harmony of strength and elegance, while sniffing its pear and clove bouquet is like torture. Clean maltiness, invigorating effervescence and just enough bitterness wait for no one.

Profile

ABV: 
7.5%
IBUs: 
30
Served at: 
45º - 50º F
Hops: 
Tettnang, Perle, Styrian Golding Celeia, Czech Saaz
Malts: 
Gambrinus Canadian Pilsner, Carafoam, Acidulated
Judges Review 
Susan Ruud's picture
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

pFriem Belgian-Style Blonde Ale by pFriem Family Brewers was judged as BJCP Category 25a - Belgian Blonde Ale. It was beautiful at presentation with a bright golden color and a huge white head with just a very slight haze. The aroma coming off of the beer was a wonderful spicy hop blended with slight spicy phenolics, a soft grainy malt presence and light citrus esters. The flavor had a very similar profile adding in a clean, light alcohol presence to tie all of the flavors together and a very smooth finish leaving just a hint of spiciness and soft low hop bitterness lingering lightly. This beer was a very refreshing beer and although alcohol was present it was so smooth that you almost don't notice it. This is a great beer for drinking when you are done working in the yard on a cool fall day. Refreshing yet warming. Would go perfect with a hamburger off the grill with all the fixings!

Brewery Introduction

pFriem Brewery and its award winning tasting room is located in Hood River, OR, just south of the Washington State border and across the street from the town’s beautiful Waterfront Park. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Columbia and White Salmon rivers while savoring pFriem’s core beers and... Read More

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