pFriem Flanders Blonde

pFriem Flanders Blonde by pFriem Family Brewers
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
39 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

Every batch of pFriem Flanders Blonde spends eighteen months in an oak barrel where it inherits the flavors and aromas of the Pinot Noir that was once aged in the very same cask. Now overflowing with notes of green apple, hints of lemon zest and a spritzy finish, this ale is definitely ready for a glass of its very own.

Profile

ABV: 
7..1%
IBUs: 
19
Served at: 
45 - 50º
Hops: 
Tettnang
Malts: 
Gambrinus Canadian Pilsner, Cara Foam
Judges Review 
Pat Mulloy's picture
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

This beer is reviewed as a BJCP 28B (Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer). This beer captures an interesting Brett at an interesting stage and its worth buying a bottle to participate in the event. Wet leather, light fruit, light cigar box, old basement, traces of balsamic, and a hint of butter aromas drift from the glass. This hazy gold beer talks to you with a lively effervescence crackling as cascades of bubbles rush to the surface. The brewer coaxes an array of fruit flavors from the Brett offering up pineapple, some hard candy, hints of melon and peach, grape, tropical fruit and a hint of vegetable spread like funky marmalade over a crispy shortbread biscuit malt flavors. Sweet and tart are well balanced. The blonde ale base allows the Brett flavors to really shine. Each drink brings out a different array of fruit flavors mixed with mild funk having you yearning for a larger bottle to make sure you do not miss anything.